St. Mary’s College Professor of Physics Charles Adler is the recipient of the 2015 Science Communication Award for best science writing in books from the American Institute of Physics (AIP).
St. Mary’s College of Maryland Assistant Professor of Anthropology Liza Gijanto has received funding for her project, “Cremona Collections Curation and National Register Preparation,” from the Heritage Fund, a joint program sponsored by Preservation Maryland and the Maryland Historical Trust.
Associate Professor of Religious Studies Betül Başaran has received a prestigious institutional grant for St. Mary’s College of Maryland from the National Endowment for the Humanities to direct a four-week seminar for college and university professors in Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2016.
“The Psychology of Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse” is the title of Assistant Professor Scott Mirabile’s chapter in the anthology “But If a Zombie Apocalypse Did Occur: Essays on Medical, Military, Governmental, Ethical, Economic and Other Implications (Contributions to Zombie Studies).” The anthology is a collection of new essays that consider the implications of this scientifically impossible (but perhaps imminent) event, examining real-world responses to pandemic contagion and civic chaos, as well as those from Hollywood and popular culture.
Professor of Biology Jeffrey Byrd will soon sing before the pope. He is a member of the Archdiocesan Papal Mass Choir, an elite choir assembled from across the region to sing at Pope Francis’s Junipero Serra Canonization Mass in D.C. on Sept. 23.
Aileen Bailey, professor of psychology, has been awarded a research grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The project, “Stress, depression, and effects of novel antidepressants on excitatory synapses,” is in collaboration with Scott Thompson, of the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland Professor of Mathematics David Kung has released a new video lecture series titled “Mind-Bending Math: Riddles and Paradoxes.” The 24-lecture course teaches participants how to break down, examine, and solve famous riddles and paradoxes through basic logic and math principles.
Andrew Koch, associate professor of chemistry, is the recipient of the 2015 Braude Award by the Maryland Section of the American Chemical Society. The award honors a professor conducting outstanding research involving students at a college or university in the Chesapeake region.
Associate Professor of Anthropology Iris Carter Ford has been selected from a national pool of applicants to attend the Bard Graduate Center NEH Summer Institute in July.
Kent Randell, archivist and faculty librarian at St. Mary’s College, has been appointed to the Historic Preservation Commission by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County.