The Board of Directors of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay has elected Robert W. Paul, professor biology, as board chairman at its Oct. 30, 2015, meeting held in Shepherdstown, WVA.
Professor of History Christine Adams recently published the book “Female Beauty Systems: Beauty as Social Capital in Western Europe and the United States, Middle Ages to the Present” (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2015). The book is a collection of nine essays. St. Mary’s College Professor of English Jennifer Cognard-Black and Professor of History Gail Savage were contributors.
Parents who intentionally ignore children’s negative emotions may actually increase their children’s expressions of anger, aggression, and disproportionate emotional behaviors Ignoring children’s emotional outbursts is a strategy commonly employed by parents with a wide range of psychological know-how, drawing on their intuition, family tradition, modeling, or simple desperation. Despite its widespread use, parental ignoring has Find out more »
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.
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.