St. Mary’s College of Maryland graduated 429 students with the degree of Bachelor of Arts on Saturday, May 14. The Commencement address was delivered by Kojo Nnamdi, host of WAMU’s “The Kojo Nnamdi Show” and “The Politics Hour.” In her charge to the Class of 2016, St. Mary’s College President Tuajuanda C. Jordan said, “As Find out more »
“Where is the Science in all that Fiction?” was the title of the talk given by St. Mary’s College Professor of Physics Charles Adler at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, this May. Professor Adler gave two talks, on physics education research conducted at St. Mary’s College and on material from his award-winning book, “Wizards, Aliens Find out more »
Hannah Lewis, a physics major who graduates this year, has been awarded one of the most highly selective merit graduate fellowships in the nation. The Jefferson Scholars Foundation at the University of Virginia selected Hannah as one of 12 Jefferson Fellows to receive full funding to pursue graduate studies in the Graduate School of Arts Find out more »
St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the state’s public honors college, today announced a new strategic plan to guide the institution in its planning, activities, and initiatives over the next three years. The strategic plan, titled “A Time for Rebirth,” was approved by the College’s Board of Trustees during its quarterly meeting on May 13, 2016. Find out more »
You would not know it from looking at him, but this year’s valedictorian, Matthew Flyr, is a survivor. Matt was born with Craniosynostosis, a condition in which the bones of an infant’s skull fuse prematurely. The fusing can compress the brain and cause significant impairment or death, if not treated with surgery. Thankfully, Matt was Find out more »
Kelly Neiles, assistant professor of chemistry, and Ivy Todd (‘16) published the paper “Establishing the Validity of Using Network Analysis Software for Measuring Students’ Mental Storage of Chemistry Concepts” in the Journal of Chemical Education. The paper covers two studies that introduce a novel method for investigating students’ structural knowledge of chemistry topics using a program called Pathfinder.
Karen Leona Anderson, associate professor of English, will have her collection of poetry, Receipt (Milkweed Editions, 2009), featured on Food52’s “Weekend Reads.” In this collection, Anderson transforms apparently prosaic documents, recipes and receipts, into expressions of human identity.
Jennifer Cognard-Black’s anthology, From Curlers to Chainsaws: Women and Their Machines (Michigan State University Press, 2016), has won Independent Publisher’s 2016 Gold Award in the “Anthologies” category. The Independent Publisher Book Awards contest is in its 20th year and holds contests in 80 national categories.
St. Mary’s student Mayumy Rivera (‘16) has been awarded a Critical Language Scholarship to study Chinese this summer in China. The Critical Language Scholarship is a fully funded summer program overseas language and cultural program, sponsored by the U.S Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
By Sarah Jablon ’16, English major The ceremonial mace is an object that extends far back in Western European history as a symbol of authority and honor. In the fourteenth century the mace, once considered a weapon of warfare, became an elaborately decorative item carried by figures of religious and political power. As time passed, Find out more »