Louis Hicks, professor of sociology, is a summer scholar awardee for the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on American Veterans in Society. The institute will be held in July at Virginia Tech. Hicks is co-editor of a two-volume book, “The Civilian Lives of U.S. Veterans: Issues and Identities,” slated for publication in December Find out more »
On April 22, 2016, five faculty were recognized for their outstanding work as part of the annual Awards Convocation. The awards and the recipients are as follows: The Homer L. Dodge Award for Outstanding Service was established in 1985 by the late Norton Dodge, who served on the board of trustees of St. Mary’s College 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 »
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.
Asif Dowla, professor of economics and Landers Endowed Chair in the Liberal Arts, has published “Political Interference in Microfinance” in the December 2015 issue of Enterprise Development and Microfinance.
Troy Townsend, visiting assistant professor of chemistry, has been appointed fellow for the Office of Naval Research Summer Faculty Research Program (ONRSFRP) at the Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division in Patuxent River, Md.
Katharina von Kellenbach, professor of religious studies, has successfully participated in a network grant proposal to fund a network of scholars over the next three years. This news follows a talk von Kellenbach was invited to give at the German Film Premiere of Regina: The Story of the World’s First Woman Rabbi Regina Jonas in Berlin in November, 2015.
Leonard Cruz, assistant professor of theater, movement, and dance, will perform “Falling Man” at the Judson Church Theater in New York City on March 14. This performance follows a talk Dr. Cruz gave in February at the Colloquium of African Diaspora Dance at Duke University.