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UMaine Authors Hornsby, Barkan Receive Book Awards

Two University of Maine faculty members have been selected for awards of excellence for  recent textbooks. Steven Hornsby, director of the University of Maine Canadian-American Center and professor of geography and Canadian studies, has received the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation’s Publication of the Year Award for his 2011 book “Surveyors of Empire: Samuel Holland, J.F.W. Des Barres, and the Making of the Atlantic Neptune.” Steve Barkan, professor of sociology, in June will receive a 2012 “Texty” award, the Text and Academic Authors Association’s Textbook Excellence Award, for his most recent text, “Sociology, Understanding and Changing the Social World.” It is Barkan’s second Texty in the last six years.

Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756


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