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Libby Bischof appointed to the Maine State Museum Commission and UNE’s Maine Women Writers Collection

LIBBY BISCHOF, associate professor of history, has been appointed by Governor Paul LePage, for a five-year term, to the Maine State Museum Commission. Bischof is the first USM professor to be named to the 15-member the commission which has oversight of the museum’s policies and operations.

She has also been appointed the Acting Healy Chair and Faculty Director of the Maine Women Writers Collection at the University of New England for the Fall 2014 semester. The Maine Women Writers Collection (MWWC) is a permanently endowed special collection of published and unpublished literary, cultural, and social history sources by and about Maine women.

Bischof presented “Site Visits, Blogs, Field Trips: Bringing Local Public History into the Classroom,” as part of the panel “Public History and Students,” at the New England Historical Association fall conference at Franklin Pierce University, N.H. on October 18.

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Media Studies students serve on Maine Association of Broadcasters Panel

MATTHEW KILLMEIER, associate professor of communication, PATRICK HIGGINS and CODY MARCROFT served on a panel on millenials’ media usage at the Maine Association of Broadcasters 2014 Convention on September 27 in Portland. Higgins and Marcroft, both media studies majors, along with two other area college students, discussed how they and their peers use media with a client service executive at Nielsen, Inc., N.Y., and fielded questions from Maine broadcasters.

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Tyler Kidder presented keynote address at the NNECERAPPA conference

TYLER KIDDER, assistant director for sustainable programs, Office of Sustainability, gave the keynote presentation at the Northern New England chapter of the Eastern Region of APPA conference hosted at USM on October 9.

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Joan Larkins Mather designs costumes for “The Cocktail Hour”

JOAN LARKINS MATHER, chair and assistant professor of theatre, designed costumes for the Lewiston Public Theatre’s presentation of “The Cocktail Hour” in October.

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Cheng Peng co-publishes two journal articles

CHENG PENG, associate professor of statistics, co-published “Fitting and testing the Marshall–Olkin extended Weibull model with randomly censored data” in the Journal of Applied Statistics (Vol. 41, Issue 12, pp 2577-2595). Peng also co-published “Proportional odds frailty model and stochastic comparisons” in Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics (Vol. 66, pp 897–912).

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Lorrayne Carroll publishes Portland Press Herald column

Read Associate Professor of English Lorrayne Carroll’s September 19 Portland Press Herald “Maine Voices” column, “People of southern Maine should support a robust and expansive USM.”

An “Another View” response to Carroll’s column by Denise Taaffe and Tony Payne, USM Board of Visitors chair and vice chair, respectively, “Transition to ‘metropolitan’ USM should be embraced,” was published on October 6.

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Kathleen Ashley presents two lectures at Colgate University

KATHLEEN ASHLEY, distinguished professor of English, visited Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y. presenting two lectures about the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, to students and faculty on September 15. The lectures were titled “The New Way of Saint James” and “Pilgrimage as Goal and Process.”


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Meghan Brodie publishes article and “Orlando” photo is featured on cover

MEGHAN BRODIE, assistant professor of theatre and women and gender studies, had her article “Casting as Queer Dramaturgy: A Case Study of Sarah Ruhl’s Adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s ‘Orlando’” published in the September issue of Theatre Topics (Johns Hopkins University Press, Vol. 24, No. 3). Also, a photo from her production of “Orlando” at USM is the cover image for this special dramaturgy issue of the journal.



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Lucinda Cole publishes article in the Journal for Critical Animal Studies

LUCINDA COLE, director and professor of Women and Gender Studies, and professor of English, published her article, “The Raw, the Cooked, and the Scavenged: Beasts of the Southern Wild,” in the October issue of the Journal for Critical Animal Studies. In October, she presented “The Biopolitics of Elephants’ Teeth” at the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, in Dallas.

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Matthew Dean publishes article in the European Journal of Operational Research

MATTHEW D. DEAN, associate professor of business administration, co-authored an article titled “Mass-Casualty Triage: Distribution of Victims to Multiple Hospitals Using the SAVE Model” which was published in the October issue of European Journal of Operational Research (Vol. 238, No. 1, pp. 363-373).

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