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Ganz Performance Lauded by Music Critics

Professor of Music Brian Ganz performed at the Washington International Piano Festival to rave reviews from the Washington Post

Applegate's Article Included in Book

Assistant Professor of French Elizabeth Applegate's article was included in the book The Contemporary Francophone African Intellectual, published by Cambridge Scholars Press. The article is titled, "The Quest to 'Understand': Francophone African Intellectuals and Rwanda."

Mertz Appointed Regional Director of Undergrad Affiliate Network

Associate Professor of Chemistry Pamela Mertz was recently appointed to a three-year term as Southeast Regional Director of the Undergraduate Affiliate Network (UAN) for the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.  The UAN committee has a planning retreat in Bethesda in September.

Miles River Yacht Club Foundation to honor Werblow

The MRYC Foundation will honor head varsity sailing coach Adam Werblow at its third annual awards dinner to be held Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Miles River Yacht Club in St. Michaels. 

Muilenburg and Maclean-Blevins Receive Outstanding Poster Award

Associate Professor of Educational Studies Lin Muilenburg and 2013 MAT grad Abigail Maclean-Blevins received an Outstanding Poster Award at the EdMedia 2013 Conference in Victoria, British Columbia. The accompanying peer-reviewed research paper entitled “Using Class Dojo to Support Student Self-regulation” will appear in the Proceedings of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education ED-MEDIA 2013 Conference. The paper and poster were based on research conducted in St. Mary’s County Public Schools for Maclean-Blevins’ masters research project.

Hicks and Colleague Publish Chapter in Book

Professor of Sociology Louis Hicks and his colleague Paul Kingston of the University of Virginia, have published a chapter entitled "The United States: Changing Recognition of Racial and Ethnic Diversity" in a new book from McGill-Queen's University Press, Multicultural Variations: Social Incorporation in Europe and North America. The book is the 13th in a series produced by the International Research Group for the Comparative Charting of Social Change. Hicks has been associated with the group for the past fifteen years.

Dowla Presents Paper in European Research Conference on Microfinance

Professor of Economics and Landers Endowed Chair in the Liberal Arts Asif Dowla presented a paper "Bankers to the poor, bother to the state--political risks in microfinance" in the Third European Research Conference on Microfinance held in Kristiansand, Norway, June 10-12.

Cruz Invited to Work with Creating Communities Arts Mentorship Academy

Assistant Professor Leonard Cruz will teach dance for the 2013 Creating Communities Arts Mentorship Academy with the theme of "Time Travelers." All music, art, dance and photography will be designed to encourage students to envision their positive and compelling futures. The workshop will take place at Maryland Hall for the Arts in Annapolis, MD from July 24th until the 28th.

Cain Concludes Eventful Visit to Middle East

Associate Professor of Political Science Michael Cain recently concluded two trips to the Middle East and Caspian Region. Read more.

Kung Presents at “Teaching Undergrad Mathematics” Conference

Professor of Mathematics David Kung recently presented at the “Preparing Graduate Students to Teach Undergraduate Mathematics Conference” at Harvard University. His presentation was titled “Research on learning to teach and how it relates to graduate student professional development."

Larsen Coauthors Article

Associate Professor of Chemistry Randolph Larsen coauthored an article that was published in the May issue of Marine and Petroleum Geology. The article is titled “Spatial variation in shallow sediment methane sources and cycling on the Alaskan Beaufort Sea Shelf/Slope.”

Von Kellenbach Publishes Book Through Oxford University Press

Professor of Religious Studies Katharina von Kellenbach has authored a new book, The Mark of Cain, which is being published by Oxford University Press. Using primary source documents, von Kellenbach analyzes the moral and spiritual struggles of Nazi perpetrators after World War II, proposing the biblical story of the mark of Cain as a counter narrative to Germany's effort to rehabilitate and reintegrate Nazi perpetrators.

Faculty and Staff Promotions and Distinctions Announced

Congratulations to the following faculty who have been promoted to full professor:
Professor of Psychology Aileen Bailey
Professor of English Ruth Feingold
Professor of Chinese Jingqui Fu
Professor of Anthropology Julia King

Congratulations to the following faculty who have been reappointed with tenure and promotion to associate professor:
Associate Professor of Political Science Todd Eberly
Associate Professor of Theater, Film, and Media Studies David Ellsworth
Associate Professor of Computer Science Lindsay Jamieson
Librarian Pamela Mann
Associate Professor of Educational Studies Lin Muilenburg
Associate Professor of History Charles Musgrove
Associate Professor of Biology John Ramcharitar
Associate Professor of Psychology Roger Stanton 

Read more about faculty distinctions and promotions here.

Ramcharitar Presents Research at Bioacoustics Symposium

Associate Professor of Biology John Ramcharitar presented a poster titled, “Lateral Line – Evoked Potentials (LLEPs): An Effective Tool for Investigating Ototoxicity,” at the Underwater Bioacoustics Symposium in Sarasota, Florida. Student co-authors included Samuel Knecht and James Tomkinson, who contributed significantly to the development and refinement of a novel physiological technique for assessing drug toxicity in hair cells of the goldfish lateral line system. This work was supported by a research grant (CFAR) provided by the Capita Foundation.

Stanton Article Published in Callaloo

Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Liberal Arts Brandi Stanton recently had an article, "AIDS, Race, and the Invasion of the Body in Sonia Sanchez's Does Your House Have Lions?" published in the Winter 2013 issue of Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters.

Slouber to Publish First Book

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Michael Slouber is currently raising money to publish his book, Tantric Medicine: Mantras, Antivenom, and Possession in South Asian Traditions.

King Book Receives Award of Merit

Associate Professor of Anthropology Julia King's book, Archaeology, Narrative, and the Politics of the Past: The View from Southern Maryland, has been recognized by the American Association of State and Local History with a 2013 Award of Merit. AASLH's Awards of Merit recognize excellence for projects, including publications, exhibits, educational programs, and other special projects. AASLH's Awards recognize "the best of the best" and involve juries assembled at the state, regional, and national levels.

Eberly Writes Op-Ed for Baltimore Sun

Associate Professor of Political Science Todd Eberly had an op-ed published in the Sunday Baltimore Sun

Kessler Named Officer of the Year

Public Safety Officer Christopher Kessler was named Officer of the Year at St. Mary's College of Maryland. He was honored at the Thirteenth Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day held at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center.

Cruz Invited to Impuls School in Germany

Assistant Professor of Dance Leonard Cruz has been invited to teach and choreograph at the Impuls School in Bremen, Germany from July 22 through July 26. His theme for the workshop will be Spoken Word and Movement.

Stover and Colleagues Receive Grant for Educational Studies Program

Director of Teacher Education Lois Stover and colleagues in Educational Studies at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, have received a sub-grant in the amount of $25,000 from the Maryland State Department of Education as part of the “Race to the Top” Teach for Maryland (Maryland Teaching Consortium) Network. The grant will support a collaborative project between St. Mary’s College and St. Mary’s County Public Schools aimed to improve the ability of future teachers and in-service teachers to support the learning of students in targeted schools.

SMCM Library Selected to Participate in Assessment in Action Program

The SMCM Library has been selected to participate in the first year of the Assessment in Action Program, a professional development program sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries and funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Veronica Douglas is lead librarian for the program.

Reinig Publishes Blog with EAIE

Director of International Education Mandy Reinig has published a blog with the European Association for International Education, the top international education association in Europe.

Brodsky's Book Wins Award

The New Jewish Argentina, a book Associate Professor of History Adriana Brodsky co-edited with Raanan Rein of the University of Tel Aviv, has been awarded the 2013 Latin American Jewish Studies Association Best Book Award.

Friebele Gives Talk at Smithsonian

Assistant Professor of Art Billy Friebele will be giving a talk at the The Smithsonian American Art Museum's Luce Foundation Center for American Art on Saturday May 4th at 1:30 pm.

Hill Publishes Article in PS: Political Science and Politics

Professor of Political Science Walter Hill has published an article in PS: Political Science and Politics.

Mirabile and Kodluboy Present Child Development Research

Assistant Professor of Psychology Scott Mirabile and his SMP student Christine Kodluboy presented their work, “Can Unsupportive Emotion Socialization Be Adaptive? Emotion regulation moderates the link between socialization and maladjustment,” at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development in Seattle, WA. While at the meeting, Mirabile also presented posters co-authored by alum Jared Borns  and senior Samantha Kirk.

Brodsky Invited to Symposium

Associate Professor of History Adriana Brodsky has been invited to participate at a symposium jointly organized by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Stroum Jewish Studies Program at the University of Washington, Seattle. The symposium, called "Sephardic Jewry and the Holocaust: The Future of the Field," will take place April 28-30, at the University of Washington.

Friebele Receives MSAC Individual Artist Award

Assistant Professor of Art Billy Friebele has received a Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) Individual Artist Award in media/digital/electronic arts.

Cruz Obtains Ph.D. in Urban Education

Assistant Professor of Dance Leonard Cruz obtained a Ph. D. in Urban Education with a focus on the creative and performing arts. He was also awarded the Asian Faculty and Staff Association scholarship award at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where a reception in his honor will be held on April 25.

Anderson to Present Phi Sigma Tau Lecture at University of Arkansas-Little Rock

Associate Professor of Philosophy Sybol Anderson will present the annual Phi Sigma Tau lecture at The University of Arkansas-Little Rock on April 23. Her paper, “The Imperative of Post-Racialism: Shifting the Paradigm,” spotlights the persistence of racial oppression in the U.S. and our obligation to end it by shifting our thinking about race.

Reinig Publishes Chronicle of Higher Education Blog

Director of International Education Mandy Reinig has published an article on the Chronicle of Higher Education blog WorldWise.

Eller and Hall Present Work to American Chemical Society

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Leah Eller and senior Rachel Hall presented their work entitled "The effects of 2,4-dintrobenzenesulfenyl chloride on the reactivity of pyrrole" at the 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting in New Orleans, LA. The ACS was founded in 1876 and is one of the largest scientific communities in the world. The national meetings are attended by over 40,000 chemistry professionals from across academia, government, and industry. The work presented by Dr. Eller and Ms. Hall is in the area of green chemistry and environmental waste remediation.

Kung Invited to Speak at Mathematical Association of America Meeting

Professor of Mathematics Dave Kung was an invited speaker at the Pacific Northwest Section Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.

Dennie to Speak at Williams College

Associate Professor of History Garrey Dennie will deliver a lecture at Williams College on April 19. In "Writing for Mandela: The Rhetoric of Liberation in the Anti-Apartheid Struggle," Dennie, who co-wrote several of Mandela's speeches, will address the role of Nelson Mandela's speech writers in crafting a language of liberation at a tumultuous moment in South Africa's history.

Johnson’s Exhibition Reviewed by Washington Post

Sue Johnson’s exhibition, “Concrete Abstract,” has been reviewed in The Washington Post.

Click and Hodgman to Appear on WYPR

Professor of English Ben Click and John Hodgman, this year’s Twain Series lecturer, will be guests on WYPR’s Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast, April 17.

Brodsky to Speak at University of California Santa Cruz

Associate Professor of History Adriana Brodsky will present a talk at the University of California Santa Cruz on April 16. “Becoming Jewish-Argentines: Marriage choice, and the construction of a Jewish Argentine Identity (1920-1960)” will explore the marriage patterns of the Sephardi Jewish communities.

Musgrove Awarded Fulbright, Taiwan Fellowship

Assistant Professor of History Charles Musgrove has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Grant to support his research in Taiwan. He was also awarded a Taiwan Fellowship for his project, in which he will investigate the roles of ritual, architecture, and protests in the development of liberal democracy on Taiwan from 1945 to 2000.

Bailey, Alumni Publish in Nature Neuroscience

Associate Professor of Psychology Aileen Bailey has published “Local Potentiation of excitatory synapses by serotonin and its alteration in rodent models of depression,” an article co-authored by alumni Angy Kallarackal, Sasha Goluskin, and Kaitlin Gaylor, in Nature Neuroscience.

St. Mary's ACS Chapter Awarded Travel Grants

The St. Mary's student chapter of the American Chemical Society, advised by Assistant Professor of Chemistry Craig Streu, has been awarded a travel grant for the 245th ACS National Meeting in New Orleans. This is in addition to the award by the John J. Leidy Foundation received by Associate Professor of Chemistry Randy Larsen to help defray the cost of students traveling to the same conference.

Anderson Gives Lecture and Seminar at NAU, Secures Grant

Associate Professor of Philosophy Sybol Anderson will present the lecture “The Imperative of Post-Racialism” at Northern Arizona University on April 4th. The lecture is hosted by the Department of Philosophy and the Martin-Springer Institute.  She will also present a faculty development seminar, “Race and the Collegium: Taming the Elephant in Higher Education,” at Northern Arizona University on April 5th. Anderson has also secured a Maryland College Access Challenge Grant from the Maryland Higher Education Commission to support the DeSousa-Brent Scholars Program. The grant will fund a two-week Summer Bridge Program and student leadership activities during the academic year.

Streu Op-Ed Published

An op-ed by Assistant Professor of Chemistry Craig Streu titled "The Chemist's Role in Academic Drug Discovery" is featured in the March 18th issue of Chemical and Engineering News.

Arnett Presents Paper in Texas, Leads Workshops in Canada

Associate Professor of Educational Studies Katy Arnett presented her paper "Comparison of Canadian pre-service teachers' views towards Allophone students and students with disabilities" at the 2013 conference of the American Association of Applied Linguistics, in Dallas, TX on March 2013. Arnett co-authored the paper with SMCM colleague Lin Muilenburg and Callie Mady of Nipissing University in Ontario. Arnett also presented a workshop at the conference of the Ontario Modern Language Teachers' Association in Toronto on March 21-23. While in Canada, she participated in a book signing for her new book, Languages for All, and delivered five other workshops, including a webinar, to school boards within Ontario and New Brunswick.

Douglas Article Published

Reference and instruction librarian Veronica Arellano Douglas had an article published in the April 2013 issue of College and Libraries Research News.

Mertz Joins ASBMB Steering Committee

Associate Professor of Chemistry Pamela Mertz has been invited to join the Steering Committee for an NSF-funded program with the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The project involves working with a large network of undergraduate faculty who are collaborating to develop a set of common teaching and assessment resources for biochemistry and molecular biology.   As a member of the Steering Committee, Dr. Mertz will participate in regional workshops and in developing manuscripts in support of the project.

Laraine Masters Glidden Travel Award Recipients Present Research

The first two recipients of the Laraine Masters Glidden Travel Award for Undergraduates, an award created by the Conference Executive Committee to honor Professor Glidden's career contributions in mentoring undergraduates as researchers, presented their research at the Gatlinburg Conference in San Antonio in March. One recipient was Katherine Grein, SMCM class of 2013, and the other recipient was a Case Western Reserve University student.

De Pree and Students Attend APS Conference

Assistant Professor of Physics Erin De Pree brought 23 students to the American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting in Baltimore on March 20, 2013. The annual APS March Meeting is the largest physics conference in the world. SMCM students attended numerous talks, explored the expo hall, and met other physicists from around the world.

Grossman, Clune-Kneuer, Adler, De Pree present at Assessment Expo

Associate Professor of Physics Josh Grossman, Associate Director of Institutional Research Elizabeth Clune-Kneuer, Professor of Physics Chuck Adler, and Assistant Professor of Physics Erin De Pree presented their research entitled, “Student Evaluations of Teaching vs. Direct Assessment of Student Learning: A Case Study” at the Stevenson Assessment Expo.

Cognard-Black Wins MSAC Award

Professor of English Jennifer Cognard-Black has been selected for a Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) Individual Artist Award in Fiction. The award comes with a $3,000 grant to support Cognard-Black’s writing. 

Ryner to Present Webinar

Associate Director of the Library and Head of Collection Support Services Kat Ryner will present a webinar on April 3rd. In the webinar, hosted by OCLC, Ryner will discuss a newspaper digitalization project she led at St. Mary's.

Stanton Published in Journal of Experimental Psychology

Assistant Professor of Psychology Roger Stanton's article "Category Number Impacts Rule-Based and Information-Integration Category Learning: A Reassessment of Evidence for Dissociable Category-Learning Systems" has been published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

Johnson Leads Creativity Workshop

Professor of Art Sue Johnson led a Creativity Workshop at the University of Richmond in conjunction with the current exhibition at the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, Flow, Just Flow: Variations on a Theme.

Coach Harney on WBAL Radio

Chris Harney, head coach of the men’s basketball team, talks about making it to the Div III Sweet 16 on Sportsline (WBAL radio) with Brett Hollander. Download the interview audio here.

Cruz Performs at American College Dance Festival

Assistant Professor (TFMS) Leonard Cruz will bring six students and his choreographic work to the American College Dance Festival at the University of South Florida in Tampa Bay on March 14, 2013.

Kung Presents as part of MAA Distinguished Lecture Series

Professor of Mathematics David Kung recently presented the lecture "Symphonic Equations: A Mathematical Exploration of Music" as part of the Mathematical Association of America’s (MAA) Distinguished Lecture Series. The lecture series was held at the Carnegie Institution for Science.

Brodsky to Give Lecture at FIU

Associate Professor of History Adriana Brodsky will give the lecture “Sephardic Beauty Queens” at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU on March 17, starting at 2 p.m.

Hicks Selected for Council of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society

Professor of Sociology Louis Hicks was recently selected to serve a six-year term on the Council of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society. More information is available at their website: http://www.iusafs.org/about/AboutUs.asp

Harney Featured on Hoopsville

Chris Harney, head coach of the men's basketball team, was featured on DIII basketball radio show Hoopsville on March 7. Harney spoke with host Dave McHugh about St. Mary's recent win over MIT. Harney joins the program at  1:20:40.

Anderson Publishes Poem in Anthology

Assistant Professor of English Karen Anderson has had a poem published in "The Ecopoetry Anthology," a collection of American poetry about nature and the environment.

Garth Performs in New York City, Towson University

Piano Instructor Eliza Garth performed Aaron Copland's "Sextet," for clarinet, piano, and string quartet, in New York City on February 24. The concert was sponsored by the League of Composers, now celebrating its 90th season; Copland himself was one of the organization's founders in 1923. Earlier in February, Ms. Garth was invited to visit Towson State University to lecture on John Cage and to perform his "Sonatas and Interludes" for prepared piano.

Bailey and St. Mary's College Alumni Published

Associate Professor of Psychology Aileen Bailey and alumni Jean Milstein, Thomas Swanson, and Jennifer Enos have had their paper, "Olanzapine Treatment of Adolescent Rats Causes Enduring Specific Memory Impairments and Alters Cortical Development and Function," published in the PLOS ONE scientific journal.

Mertz Hosts Biochemistry Education Workshop

Associate Professor of Chemistry Pamela Mertz will host a biochemistry education workshop at St. Mary's College of Maryland on Saturday, March 2. About 30 biochemistry and molecular biology educators from other institutions will attend the workshop. See more details about the workshop here.

Johnson's Work Featured in Exhibition

Professor of Art Sue Johnson will have her work featured in Concrete Abstract, a group exhibition curated by Matthew Smith that explores the confluence of abstraction with the everyday. The exhibition opens March 1 at Heiner Contemporary in Washington, D.C. and can be viewed online here: http://heinercontemporary.com/2013

Coleman Featured on Bibliocracy Radio Show

Associate Professor of English Jeffrey Coleman was featured on the Bibliocracy radio show on KPFK 90.7 FM, where he spoke about his recently released anthology of Civil-Rights era poetry, Words of Protest, Words of Freedom:  Poetry of the American Civil Rights Movement and Era. The interview can be heard here: http://archive.kpfk.org/mp3/revolutionary-words.html.

Hicks Receives Fulbright Fellowship

Louis Hicks, professor of sociology, has received a Fulbright core program grant to lecture in American Studies at Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan in 2013-2014. He will be updating and presenting The First Measured Century, a project about American social change in the 20th century. More information can be found at www.pbs.org/fmc.

Patterson's Work Chosen for WPA SELECT 2013 Exhibition

Associate Professor of Art Carrie Patterson's work was chosen for the WPA SELECT 2013 Exhibition in Washington DC. The exhibition is on view Feb. 20 - March 15, 2013 at 64 New York Avenue. For more information see www.wpadc.org.

Dillingham's Letter Published

Health Sciences Advisory Committee Chair Sabine Dillingham has had her letter, "Re-evaluation of collision risk at wind farms," published by Biological Conservation. The letter was a collaboration with Dillingham's former student Katie Rollins, and colleagues from Illinois State University and the University of Iowa.

Hill's Article to Publish in PS: Political Science & Politics

Professor of Political Science Walter Hill will have his article "Should More Polls Be Interpreted as Too Close to Call?" published in the April 2013 issue of PS: Political Science & Politics. The article discusses how the difference in a two-person race is commonly determined using a margin of error, which is incorrect because the numbers used are not independent.

Froom's Composition Performed

Professor of Music David Froom was invited to speak at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt in conjunction with the performance of his new work for saxophone and piano, "Turn of Events." Froom's composition was performed last week at Vanderbilt University to excellent reviews. See a review here: http://artsnash.com/classicalmusic/saxophones-class-act/.

Kung Releases DVD Lecture Series

Professor of Mathematics Dave Kung will release a DVD lecture series with the Teaching Company’s Great Courses series. The series will be in the March catalog and can be found here: http://www.thegreatcourses.com/tgc/courses/course_detail.aspx?cid=1373. Additionally, Kung, alongside two members of the National Symphony Orchestra, will give a talk in Washington, D.C. on "Math & Music."

Reinig Publishes Chronicle of Higher Education Blog

Director of International Education Mandy Reinig has published an article on the Chronicle of Higher Education blog WorldWise. The article, "Bridging the Divide Between Study-Abroad Officers and the Faculty," can be found at http://chronicle.com/blogs/worldwise/bridging-the-divide-between-study-abroad-officers-and-the-faculty/31591.

Bailey and Alumni Published in Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology

Associate Professor of Psychology Aileen Bailey has recently published an article in conjunction with St. Mary’s alumni Jenn Milstein, Jesse Burke, Jonathon Kallevang, and Kevin Turek. The article, “Olanzapine treatment of adolescent rats alters adult reward behaviour and nucleus accumbens function,” was published in the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology.

Neill Published in Campus Activities Programming

Clinton Neill's article, "Strengthening Practice through CAS Reviews" has been published in the January/February 2013 issue of Campus Activities Programming, a publication of the National Association of Campus Activities.  

Cognard-Black Published in Teorija in Praksa

Assistant Professor of the Liberal Arts Andrew Cognard-Black has had an article published in a special issue (vol. 49, number 6) of the European journal Teorija in Praksa (trans. Theory and Practice). The title of the article, translated, is “Riding the Glass Escalator to the Principal’s Office: Sex-Atypical Work among Token Men in the United States.” It will be available electronically later this year: http://www.teorijainpraksa.si/.

Goldstine Receives Honorable Mention

Associate Professor of Mathematics Susan Goldstine received an Honorable Mention for her piece, “Tessellation Evolution,” in the 2013 Mathematical Art Exhibition. The award was granted at the 2013 Joint Mathematics Meetings held in San Diego. The Mathematical Art Exhibition Award was established in 2008 to “acknowledge those whose works demonstrate the beauty and elegance of mathematics expressed in a visual art form.” The piece, a beaded necklace, can be seen here.

Johnson and Patterson featured in North End Gallery Art Show

Professor Sue Johnson and Associate Professor Carrie Patterson have work featured in Primary Colors, an invitational art show that opens at the North End Gallery in Leonardtown on Friday, February 1. The show will run through March.

Silberschlag Conducts London Philharmonic Orchestra in New Recording

A new CD recording (released Jan 28, 2013) on MSR Classics features Steven Muller Distinguished Professor in the Arts Jeffrey Silberschlag conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The CD is "Sound Portraits, Music by Vivian Adelberg Rudow." Prof. Silberschlag is conducting "Spirit of America - Urban Turbulence." More information can be found at: http://www.msrcd.com/catalog/cd/MS1308

Friebele Featured at American University Museum at the Katzen

Work by Assistant Professor of Art William “Billy” Friebele, a 2012 Hamiltonian Fellow, is featured in the American University Museum at the Katzen’s art exhibition “The Fellows Converge: The Obstructions.” The exhibition is open now through March 17. Friebele’s work was also recently shown at the Corcoran College of Art and Design’s exhibition, “This Is Not a Museum: Portable and Lurking,” which ended on Jan. 26.

Patterson’s Art Studios Featured in The Washington Post

Associate Professor of Art Carrie Patterson is featured in The Washington Post article “Leonardtown wants to be known as center for arts.” The article highlights Patterson’s Yellow Door Art Studios. 

Ganz featured in The Washington Post

Artist-in-Residence Brian Ganz is featured in The Washington Post article “Pianist’s focus on Chopin paying off in ways small and large.” The article highlights Ganz’ undertaking to perform the complete works of Chopin, and his performance at the Music Center at Strathmore on Jan. 19.

Kose and Douglas Awarded CURM Grant

Assistant Professors of Mathematics Emek Kose and Casey Douglas have been awarded the Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM) grant for their project, “Maps and Mirrors.” The grant will allow them to fund three students to assist with research for one year.

Eberly Publishes Op-ed in The Baltimore Sun

Assistant Professor of Political Science Todd Eberly has published the op-ed The Presidential Power Trap in The Baltimore Sun. The article features an excerpt from his book, “American Government: Stability Without Success,” which will be released later this year.

Stabile and Kozak Publish Book

Professor Donald Stabile and Associate Professor Andrew Kozak examine the conflict between the market economy and moral economy in their recently published book, "Markets, Planning, and the Moral Economy: Business Cycles in the Progressive Era and New Deal." Stabile and Kozak use a variety of historical perspectives to analyze conflicting viewpoints that emerged as a result of the Great Depression and remain a vital component of economic and political discussions today.

Mertz and Streu Awarded Grant from the Royal Society of Chemistry

Associate Professor Pamela Mertz and Assistant Professor Craig Streu, both in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, received a grant from the Royal Society of Chemistry Research Fund.  The funding will be used to initiate a collaborative project entitled, “Application of transition metal catalysts as chemical probes of biological systems: A novel prodrug approach for temporal manipulation of protein kinase A with a commercially available ruthenium catalyst.”

Dowla Reviews “Microfinance and its Discontents”

Asif Dowla, professor of economics and Landers Endowed Chair in the Liberal Arts, reviewed the book “Microfinance and its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh” by Lamia Karim for the Journal Enterprise Development and Microfinance, Volume 23, Number 2, June 2012 , pp. 163-170.

Cohen Quoted in The Washington Post

Assistant Professor of History Kenneth Cohen is quoted in The Washington Post’s Sunday edition article, “Struggling to Attract Visitors, Historic Houses May Face Day of Reckoning.”

Streu Published in ChemComm Journal

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Craig Streu has published the article "Metal Complex Catalysis in Living Biological Systems" in the high-impact chemistry journal ChemComm.  The review, which is this issue's featured article, highlights some recent advances in the field of in vivo small molecule catalysis, including a few key examples from his own work.

Friebele’s Exhibit Reviewed by Washington Post

Assistant Professor of Art William Friebele’s solo exhibition, “Current Recorder,” was reviewed by the Washington Post. The exhibit ran from Nov. 17 through Dec. 29 at the Hamil­tonian Gallery in Washington, DC. In his debut solo exhibition as a Hamiltonian Fellow, Friebele records wind currents, human movement and the passage of time through drawings generated by a kinetic found-object sculpture.

Botzman Completes Leadership Program

Thomas J. Botzman, vice president for business and finance, recently completed an eight-month long leadership development program presented by Leadership Maryland.

Meckel Interviewed for De Groene Amsterdammer

Associate Professor of Religious Studies Daniel Meckel was interviewed for De Groene Amsterdammer, a widely circulated news magazine in the Netherlands, on the religious and cultural aspects of father-child relationships in Indian families. The interview will be published in an upcoming Christmas feature focusing on fathers internationally.

Stanton Published in Journal of Experimental Psychology

Assistant Professor of Psychology Roger Stanton has published the article “Human Learning of Elemental Category Structures: Revising the Classic Result of Shephard, Hovland and Jenkins (1961)” in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition. The article is coauthored by alumnus Steven Morris '11.

Grossman Published in The Physics Teacher Journal

Associate Professor of Physics Josh Grossman has published the article “Frames of Reference in the Classroom” in The Physics Teacher (Dec. 2012, vol. 50, issue 9, pp. 548-549). The article describes techniques for using a web camera and inexpensive materials for teaching about frames of reference.

Eberly on MPT’s “State Circle” and Profiled in MarylandReporter.com

Assistant Professor of Political Science Todd Eberly is on MPT’s “State Circle” Friday, Dec. 7, starting at 7:30 p.m. Eberly will discuss the latest happenings in the state of Maryland, including Governor O'Malley's future and the next race for Governor. Eberly was also recently named the “go-to guy for Maryland political analysis” by the MarylandReporter.com.

Caldwell in Modern Luxury DC and Washington Post

Associate Professor of Art Colby Caldwell has been featured in the magazine Modern Luxury DC. Read Caldwell’s profile piece in the article “Patrons & Players” (pg. 100-101). Caldwell has also had three art exhibitions, “Gun Shy,” Spent,” and “Winging It," shown this year at the Hemphill Fine Arts, the Heiner Contemporary, and the Civilian Art Projects art galleries respectively, selected as “Best of the Arts” by The Washington Post. The gallery Civilian Art Projects is owned and run by Jayme McLellan, a St. Mary’s graduate.

Cruz Named National Adjudicator for YoungArts 2013

Assistant Professor of Theater, Film, and Media Studies Leonard A. Cruz has been selected as a national adjudicator for YoungArts 2013 in dance. Above, Cruz is pictured with internationally re-known choreographer Bill T. Jones (who is on the board of directors for YoungArts) and fellow adjudicator and Broadway star Tony Yazbeck. In January, Cruz will travel to Miami, Florida, to give out the final awards in dance for YoungArts.

Ellis-Tolaydo published by The Arden Shakespeare

Theater, Film, and Media Studies Professor Michael Ellis-Tolaydo’s essay, "Playing Prospero Against The Grain," is the final chapter in the just-published book “Shakespeare Up Close: Reading Early Modern Texts,” edited by Russ McDonald, Nicholas D. Nace and Travis D, Williams and published by The Arden Shakespeare. This landmark collection of newly commissioned essays by leading international scholars, offers expert close readings of Shakespeare and other early modern authors.



Cohen Named Research Affiliate

Assistant Professor of History Kenneth Cohen has been named research affiliate at the Center for the Study of Sport and Leisure in Society at George Mason University. As such, Cohen will regularly contribute to the center’s blog, “Sports+Society.” Read his first post, titled "The Myths (and Realities) of College Football's Value."

Dowla Published in Strategic Change

Professor of Economics and Landers Endowed Chair in Liberal Arts, Asif Dowla, has published the article "How to Deal with a Default Tsunami in the Microfinance Industry: Lessons from Grameen Bank" in the special issue on microfinance in the journal Strategic Change.  The article explores how the Grameen Bank, a Nobel Peace Prize winning microfinance organization and community development bank in Bangladesh, dealt with the existential threat of a large scale defaults by its borrowers.

Artwork by Goldstine featured in Mathematical Art Exhibition

Associate Professor of Mathematics Susan Goldstine has had an art piece accepted into the Mathematical Art Exhibition at the national Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego. The artwork, an application of mathematics to bead crochet, can be seen here.

Arnett Published by Pearson Education Canada

Associate Professor of Educational Studies and Fulbright scholar Katy Arnett has published the book “Languages for all: How to support and challenge students in a second language classroom” (Pearson Education Canada). The book is a professional learning text, targeted to classroom teachers and teacher educators in the field of second language education. Arnett, a St. Mary’s alumna, began research for this project with her SMP.

Dillingham Published in Geocarto International

Sabine Dillingham, health sciences advisory committee chair, has published the article “A GIS-based approach for relating anthropogenic impact and environmental stress: A case study within the African Albertine Rift” in Geocarto International. The article was written in collaboration with Melanie Jonas, Dillingham’s former student from the School of Biological Sciences at Illinois State University and Dr. John Kostenick of Illinois State University.

Eberly on MPT

Todd Eberly will address election results in Maryland on MPT's “State Circle” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9.

Friebele Awarded Hamiltonian Fellowship

Billy Friebele, assistant professor of art, has been awarded the Hamiltonian Fellowship, a highly competitive award for artists. As part of his fellowship, he'll have a solo exhibition, “Current Recorder,” on display Nov. 17 through Dec. 29 at the Hamiltonian Gallery in Washington, DC. There will be an opening reception on Nov. 17 from 7-9 p.m. and an artist's talk with Friebele on Dec.12 at 7 p.m.

Brodsky Published by Brill

Associate Professor of History Adriana Brodsky has co-edited the collection “The New Jewish Argentina: Facets of Jewish Experiences in the Southern Cone,” published by Brill. The book focuses on the social and cultural history of Jewish Argentines and features essays by scholars of various nationalities. The collection was co-edited with Raanan Rein of Tel Aviv University.

Glidden Publishes Chapter

Laraine Glidden, faculty emerita, has published the chapter “Transitions to Adulthood: De- and Re-construction” in the International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume 43. Jesse Ludwig ’12 and Katherine Grein ’13 are co-authors. The publication is an outgrowth of Glidden’s 25-year research “Project Parenting,” funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Eberly on WAMU and WYPR

Assistant Professor of Political Science Todd Eberly addresses Maryland gaming expansion ads on WAMU radio. "Gaming is the only question involved for a private sector business that stands to make millions and millions of dollars," Eberly told WAMU. Eberly also spoke on Maryland redistricting ballot question on WYPR.

Johnson Panelist for National Conference

Sue Johnson, professor of art, presented on the panel Bridging the Gap: Artists’ Notebooks and Journals at the National Conference on Liberal Arts and the Education of Artists, held at the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY on Oct. 18, 2012. Professor Johnson presented “The Open Sketchbook,” a new pedagogical strategy she developed for her introduction to painting course at St. Mary’s College.

Doggett Awarded Best First Book Prize

Associate Professor of French Laine Doggett has been awarded the Southeastern Medieval Association’s Best First Book Prize for her book, Love Cures: Healing and Love Magic in Old French Romance.” The award is granted annually for the best first book in a field of medieval scholarship.

Patterson to Hold Children’s Art Exhibition

Associate Professor of Art Carrie Patterson is holding a children’s art exhibition at the Leonardtown Arts Center. The exhibition, featuring the work of K-12 students taking classes at Patterson’s Yellow Door Art Studios, will open on Friday, Nov. 2, from 4 - 8 p.m. and will run until Nov. 25. Patterson was also recently juror for the “Glitz” show at Annmarie Gardens. “Glitz” will run through the holiday season. 

Johnson at Art on Paper 2012

Professor of Art Sue Johnson has had her work selected for display at Art on Paper 2012, a prestigious, international art exhibition organized by the Weatherspoon Art Museum at The University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Art on Paper 2012 features regional, national and international artists who have produced significant works made on or of paper; the exhibition will run from Oct. 21, 2012 – Jan.13, 2013

Bailey Published by Behavioral Brain Research

Associate Professor of Psychology Aileen Bailey has published “The effect of apamin, a small conductance calcium activated potassium (SK) channel blocker, on a mouse model of neurofibromatosis 1,” an article featured in Behavioural Brain Research. Behavioural Brain Research is an international, interdisciplinary journal dedicated to the publication of articles in the field of behavioral neuroscience. The article was coauthored by alumna Angy Kallarackal ’06, who is post-doctoral fellow at the University of Utah.

Garth at UMD

Music faculty member Eliza Garth celebrated the John Cage centennial with a performance of Cage’s masterpiece for prepared piano, “Sonatas and Interludes,” on Oct. 4 at the University of Maryland College Park’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. In addition to her performance, Garth gave two lectures on composing and performing music for prepared piano: The Enchanted Piano: Music by Cowell, Crumb, and Cage and John Cage and the Development of the Prepared Piano.

Cruz at Duke Integrative Medicine

Assistant Professor of Theater, Dance, and Media Studies Leonard A. Cruz will present "Laban Movement Analysis in an Integrative Health Coach's Practice" at Duke Integrative Medicine on Oct. 5-9.

Dowla in Barbados

Professor of Economics and Landers Endowed Chair in the Liberal Arts Asif Dowla gave a talk on how Microfinance Institutions across the globe are adapting to climate change in a workshop on the Role of Microfinance in Fostering Climate Change Adaptation. The workshop was held in Bridgetown, Barbados on Sept. 30 and was organized by the Multilateral Investment Fund (FOMIN) and Knowledge and Learning Sector of Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Ellsworth’s Film to be screened at Prestigious Film Festivals

"Front Street Yard," a film by Assistant Professor of Theater, Film, and Media Studies David Ellsworth, will be screening on Oct. 17 at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, in Hot Springs, Ark., and on Oct. 18 at the Antimatter Film Festival, in Victoria, British Columbia. The film has won the Juror's Choice Award at the Black Maria Film and Video Festival as part of its national traveling program, and the Grand Prize at the Montreal Underground Film Festival.

Olivares Publishes Article in Letras Femeninas

María Olivares, visiting assistant professor of Spanish, published the article “Mujeres Mapuches Migrantes en Escena: Visualizando Vidas Desde la Sombra,” which is about the representation and testimonio of Mapuche migrant women in theater and film. The article appeared in the latest volume of Letras Femeninas devoted to postcolonial feminism.

Glidden Coauthors Whitepaper Published by World Health Organization, Europe

Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Human Development Emerita Laraine Glidden coauthored “Better Health, Better Lives - Research Priorities”, a whitepaper published by World Health Organization, Europe. Across Europe, children with intellectual disability experience broad ranging and pervasive inequalities in their health and in their life experiences and opportunities. These inequalities are, to a large extent, avoidable and unjust. This paper relates to the priority areas identified in the European Declaration on Children and Young People with Intellectual Disabilities and their Families.

Eberly on WYPR

Assistant Professor of Political Science Todd Eberly addresses the intensity of opposition to same-sex marriage, expanded gaming, and the DREAM Act on WYPR’s Maryland Morning with Sheila Kast on Oct. 2. Eberly also recently published an op-ed in the Washington Post’s Sunday Metro section.

Tolaydo Made Theatre J's Associate-Artists-in-Residence

Professor of Theater, Film, and Media Studies Michael (Ellis) Tolaydo has been made an associate-artists-in-residence for Theatre J’s 2012-13 season. He will appear in “Boged: An Enemy of the People” and “Apples from the Desert,” two plays which are part of the Voices from the Changing Middle East Festival.

Cognard-Black Expert Blog Contributor

Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Liberal Arts Andrew Cognard-Black is an expert contributor for A Panel on Men and Childcare (Organizations, Occupations, and Work section of the American Sociological Association). The panel explores issues surrounding men who work in the childcare profession.

Music Faculty Second Edition Releases

Professor of Music and Steven Muller Distinguished Professor of Art Jeffrey Silberschlag is a trumpet soloist in second edition releases of “The Music of Morton Gould” (May 2012) and "The American Trumpet" (October 2012), performed with the Seattle Symphony under conductor Gerard Schwarz. Music faculty David Froom and Deborah Grietzer appear on “The American Trumpet.”

Adams Publishes Op-Ed in Baltimore Sun

Professor of History Christine Adams published the op-ed "For women, reproductive rights are economic issues" in The Baltimore Sun.

Hill Publishes Article in Mediterranean Quarterly

Professor of Political Science Walter Hill published “Domestic Antecedents of Afghan Policy,” an article featured in the Mediterranean Quarterly: A Journal of Global Issues.

Williams Published by Oxford Library of Psychology

Professor of Psychology and Dean of the Core Curriculum and First Year Experience Elizabeth Nutt Williams explores multicultural and feminist perspectives in The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Multicultural Counseling Psychology” (Oxford Library of Psychology).

Johnson Publishes Book Chapter

Associate Professor of Educational Studies Angela Johnson has written “Consequential Validity and Science Identity Research,” a chapter in the recently edited volume of Sense Publishers’ “Identity Construction and Science Education Research: Learning, Teaching, and Being in Multiple Contexts.”

Bates Self-Publishes Book

Professor of English Robin Bates has recently self-published “How Beowulf Can Save America: An Epic Hero's Guide to Defeating the Politics of Rage.”

King Published by University of Tennessee Press

Associate Professor of Anthropology Julia King explores the role of race in all things American in her book "Archaeology, Narrative, and the Politics of the Past," released in summer 2012 by the University of Tennessee Press.

Professor Coleman to Discuss Poetry, Politics, and the New Black

Associate Professor of English Jeffrey L. Coleman will be a panelist on Poetry, Politics and the New Black, a discussion hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. The event will be held on September 21 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Washington Convention Center. Panelists will discuss how poems and poets of the 60s helped to create some of the most interesting poetry of the new millennium.

Ballesteros and Bayers Published

José Ballesteros and Leslie Bayers (associate professors of Spanish) had their translation of Marcial Molina Richter's The Word of the Dead or Ayacucho in the Ninth Hour published by Lluvia Editores in Lima, Peru. Both participated in a panel that included Richter at the Universidad Nacional de San Cristobal of Huamanga. Ballesteros and Bayers received a medal of recognition from the Universidad Nacional and a diploma of recognition from the mayor of the city. The pair are currently collaborating on the first English language anthology of Ecuador's Jorge Enrique Adoum.

Johnson's Art Featured at Overture Center for the Arts

Art Professor Sue Johnson’s work is featured in the exhibition, At Your Service, at the Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, Wisconsin (July 2 – September 16, 2012).  In her catalog essay, Lisa Gralnick describes the central tenets of the exhibition and Johnson’s work in particular:  “At Your Service brings together six contemporary artists who all utilize ceramic tableware and effectively explore the notion of service in broader social contexts. ... Sue Johnson is the only artist whose work references the gastronomic and epicurean practices associated with dinnerware. Her monochrome black glazed Palissey-like Incredible Edibles employ the vocabulary of elegant dinnerware with the spectacle of unvarnished depictions of the foods we eat, making commentary on consumption and the way the natural world has been forced to service humanity." 

Cash Participates in Seminar at East-West Center

Associate professor of art history Cristin Cash participated in a summer seminar, "Infusing Chinese and Japanese Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum," sponsored by the East-West Center at the University of Hawaii.

Stover Serves on Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Committee

As a member of the ALAN Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Committee, Lois Stover, professor and chair of educational studies, helped to select the five finalists for the 2012 Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award. The award is presented annually to the author of a young adult title that demonstrates a positive approach to life, widespread teen appeal, and literary merit. Stover was one of eleven committee members, who chose finalists from a pool of 300 books. The winner of the award will be announced July 23.

Barrett Published in Science Fiction Studies

An article written by professor of history Tom Barrett has been published in Science Fiction Studies, Volume 39 (DePauw University, 2012). Barrett's article is titled "Heart of a Serpent? The Cold War Science Fiction of Murray Leinster."

Patterson's Work on Display in Chelsea

Paintings by associate professor of art Carrie Patterson are included in the Kathryn Markel Fine Arts Gallery's Summer Invitational. The exhibition runs through August 21 in Chelsea, NYC.

Adler Presents at American Center for Physics

Charles Adler (associate professor of physics) gave a talk, "Shooting the Sky: Optics, the Atmosphere, and You" at the American Center for Physics in College Park on May 8. His talk opened the traveling exhibition of "The Atmosphere Exposed," which has shown at the Boyden Gallery as well as the National Science Foundation's headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. The exhibition at the American Center for Physics runs through October 19, 2012.

Capristo Named to LSM Board

Leadership Southern Maryland has named Lee Capristo, director of publications, to its board. The term is three years. Capristo is a graduate of Leadership Southern Maryland, Class of 2011.

Schroeder Garners Three Awards

The SGA staff service award for 2012 went to Kelly Schroeder, assistant dean of students. Schroeder also earned the Molly Mahoney Volunteer Service Award for service to the Brendan Sailing program and is the incoming president for the Leonardtown Rotary.

Gilbert Named ACUHO-I Chair

Residence Life's Clinton Gilbert has been named chair-elect of the ACUHO-I multicultural network.

Arnett Earns Fulbright Grant

Katy Arnett, associate professor of educational studies, has been awarded a Fulbright grant for the fall 2012 semester. Arnett will research and teach at the Second Language Research Institute of Canada at the University of New Brunswick. The focus of her scholarship is on facilitating second language skills in students with disabilities and in newcomer populations.

President Urgo Published in The Chronicle

President Joe Urgo has an article in this week’s issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education entitled “There’s More Than One Way to Defend Your Country.” Read the article.

Eberly is USA Today's Redistricting Expert

USA Today newspaper quoted Todd Eberly (assistant professor of political science) as a redistricting expert in an April 23 article about the continued reduction of swing districts in which either Democrats or Republicans has potential to win and determine a majority. Read the article.

Friebele's Work in Two Exhibitions

Billy Friebele, assistant professor of art, has two exhibitions currently underway. One is at the Art Currents Institute in NYC; the other is in collaboration with Michael Dax Iacovone at the Orlando Museum of Art in Florida.

Froom Trusts His Connections

Professor of Music David Froom trusts his connections. New Music USA interviewed him, with a short video that includes recent music highlights. He talks about his composing, his life in Southern Maryland, and the ways he relies on community, here and beyond. Read the interview and see the video.

Stover's Chapter on Young Adult Literature Published

"Young adult literature as a call to social activism" is the title of a chapter written by Professor of Education Lois Stover, with Jacqueline Bach. The chapter appears in Teaching Young Adult Literature Today: Insights, Considerations and Perspectives for the Classroom Teacher (Judith Hayn and Jeffrey Kaplan, Eds., 2012).



von Kellenbach is Invited Lecturer at Boston College

The Center for Christian-Jewish Learning at Boston College will welcome Katharina von Kellenbach, professor of religious studies, as guest lecturer commemorating Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on April 19.

Caldwell's Two Shows in DC Get Strong Reviews

Colby Caldwell, associate professor of art, has two solo photography shows in Washington, DC. Civilian Art Projects shows "spent," featuring Caldwell's new photographic work based on shotgun shell casings in varying states of decay found in St. Mary's County. Jayme McLellan '94 (director of Civilian Art Projects) and Joe Lucchesi (assoc. prof. of art history) provided essays for the show's catalog. Hemphill has "Colby Caldwell: gun shy," showing Caldwell's use of photography to capture the changing rural landscape, sometimes shot in Super 8mm film. Matt Sargent '06 composed the sound piece for the Hemphill show. The Washington Post published a review of his work on March 30; Washington City Paper also published a review on March 26.

Adams Gets Op-Ed Published

An op-ed article about the recent contraception controversy from the perspective of a historian of gender and family, written by Professor of History Christine Adams, was published by RHReality Check on March 8. Read the article.

Wiebers Awarded Fulbright Research Grant

Leon Wiebers, assistant professor of scenography, has been awarded a Fulbright research grant for the 2012-13 academic year in Seoul, South Korea, hosted by the Seoul Institute for the Arts (Seoul Arts).  The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and is designed to promote understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

When Well-Educated Politicians Cry 'Snob'

Professor of History Charles Holden and Zach Messitte, formerly of St. Mary's and now dean of the College of International Studies and William J. Crowe Chair in Geopolitics (Univ. of Oklahoma) co-wrote a political perspective that appeared in The Baltimore Sun on March 8. Read the article.



Botzman Selected to Leadership Maryland 2012

Thomas J. Botzman, vice president for business and finance at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, has been selected for the Leadership Maryland Class of 2012. Leadership Maryland, founded in 1992, is one of 34 state leadership programs in the nation and has graduated over 900 statewide leaders.

Brodsky Delivers Lecture at Library of Congress

A Kluge Fellow for the 2011-2012 academic year, Adriana Brodsky (associate professor of history) gave a lecture on March 1 at the Library of Congress. Her lecture: "“Becoming Jewish‐Argentines: Sephardim, marriage choice, and the construction of a Jewish Argentine Identity (1920‐1960).” View the podcast.

Coleman Interviewed on "Tavis Smiley" and "Maryland Morning"

On April 6, Jeffrey Coleman, associate professor of English, was interviewed on the Tavis Smiley Show about his new collection of poetry of the civil rights movement, "Words of Protest, Words of Freedom." Listen to Smiley's interview. On February 28, WYPR's "Maryland Morning" with Sheilah Kast featured an interview with Coleman as well. Listen to Kast's interview and hear a poem read by Coleman. Coleman's book is now available in the College bookstore.

Eberly's "Family Feud" Catches Attention of the Media

Washington Post opinion columnist Ruth Marcus interviewed Todd Eberly (assistant professor of political science) about his paper, “Family Feud: Democratic Activists v. Democratic Voters- The Ideological Gulf that Thwarts a Sustained Majority,” just published by Third Way, a Washington, D.C. think tank representing the political center. Read the article in the Post and read Eberly’s paper. The paper was derived from a chapter in the book, America's Dysfunctional Political System: Professional Government and Popular Distrust, co-authored by Eberly and Steven Schier (Carleton College) to be published in 2013 by Routledge Press. Eberly also wrote an OpEd on the topic in The Baltimore Sun.

Anderson's Poem One of Year's Best

Karen Anderson, assistant professor of English, has had her poem, “Receipt: Midway Entertainment Presents” selected as one of the year’s 75 best to be included in The Best American Poetry 2012, edited by recent National Book Award winner Mark Doty.

Musgrove Presents Paper at Venice Conference

Assistant Professor of History Charles Musgrove presented a paper, "Nationalist Nanjing, 1927-1937, as a Ritual-Architectural Space" at the Univ. of Warwick's Global History Program conference in Venice, Italy, Feb. 2-4.

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