Along the Mall

Barkan receives two honors from Textbook and Academic Authors Association

Steven Barkan, professor and interim chair, Department of Sociology, has received two honors from Textbook and Academic Authors Association. He received the Pynn-Silverman Lifetime Achievement Award and was named to the TAA Council of Fellows. The Pynn-Silverman Lifetime Achievement Award was established to honor individuals whose achievements over a career of devoted effort and service, […]

Read more

Klimis-Zacas receives Musgrave Public Health Award

Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, professor of clinical nutrition in the School of Food and Agriculture, was awarded the Katherine O. Musgrave Public Health Award by the Maine Nutrition Council. The award recognizes outstanding work in nutrition policy, education or research. Klimis-Zacas will be recognized for her achievement at the Council’s annual conference on Nov. 18 in Bar […]

Read more

Barkan publishes new edition of textbook

Steven Barkan, professor and chair, Department of Sociology, has published a new edition of his textbook,”Social Problems: Continuity and Change,” with extensive material on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more

Hall elected a Geological Society of America Fellow

Brenda Hall has been elected a Geological Society of America Fellow for her sustained record of distinguished contributions to geosciences and the GSA through publications, applied research, teaching and contributing to public awareness of geology. Hall is a professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and the Climate Change Institute at the University […]

Read more

Hollie Adams longlisted for 2020 CBC Short Story Prize

Hollie Adams, assistant professor of creative writing and Canadian literature in the Department of English, has been longlisted for the 2020 CBC Short Story Prize. Her short story “Liking It” was one of 32 finalists selected from more than 2,400 entries. The CBC Short Story prize has been awarded annually by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation […]

Read more

Blackstone co-authors journal article on childfree women in late life

Amy Blackstone, acting associate dean for faculty affairs and interdisciplinary programs, and professor of sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is co-author of an article published recently in “Family Journal.” “Lived Experiences and Life Satisfaction of ChildFree Women in Late Life” is a collaboration with Brittany Stahnke and Heather Howard (Florida Atlantic […]

Read more

LaRocque named to UPCEA board of directors

Monique LaRocque, associate provost for the Division of Lifelong Learning at the University of Maine, has been named a director at-large for a two-year term on the board of directors of UPCEA, the association for professional, continuing and online education. A news release is online.

Read more

Mette co-authors new book on democratizing education

Ian Mette, associate professor of educational leadership in the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development, has co-authored a new book, “The Essential Renewal of America’s Schools: A Leadership Guide for Democratizing Schools from the Inside Out.” Co-written with University of Georgia professor emeritus Carl Glickman, the book provides a three-part framework for […]

Read more

Yellow Robe to receive honorary degree

Playwright William Yellow Robe, a lecturer in English at the University of Maine, will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the University of Montana. A news release is online.

Read more

Moxley contributes essay on Robert Kelly

 Jennifer Moxley, professor in the Department of English, has contributed an essay on poet Robert Kelly to the volume “A City Full of Voices,” edited by Pierre Joris and published this spring by Contra Mundum press. The volume represents “the first substantive multi-voiced gathering of writings about one of the absolutely opulent, lavish, generous and bountiful life-works by one of the […]

Read more