So. Md Education News

News from the local county public and private schools and colleges.
Interim Provost Gantz Facilitates COPLAC Summer Institute Lee Capristo August 06, 2022 - 10:35 am August 06, 2022 Interim Provost Katie Gantz served as a senior administrator co-facilitator at the 2022 Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) Beard Leadership Circle at Sonoma State University in California. The focus of the three-day BLC summer institute was support for early- to mid-career department chairs/program directors from COPLAC member institutions. Approximately 40...
Pathway Construction on St. Mary’s College of Maryland Campus Underway Gretchen Phillips August 05, 2022 - 4:43 pm August 05, 2022 The College community will experience a little disruption this semester as crews begin the second phase of a safe pathway for pedestrians along Point Lookout Road (Route 5). The public can expect to see construction activity on the College campus side of Route 5; however, no lane closures are anticipated. Construction includes an asphalt path separated from...
Associate Professor Antonio Ugues Jr. Featured in The Deseret News Gretchen Phillips August 02, 2022 - 10:47 am August 02, 2022 Antonio Ugues Jr., associate professor of political science and director of the Center for the Study of Democracy at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, was featured in an article in “The Deseret News” called “The rising tide of authoritarianism.” “Democracy is in retreat,” said Ugues in the article. “Authoritarianism is not just on the rise, but really flexing...
Professor of History Christine Adams Interviewed for "In House Warrior" Lee Capristo August 01, 2022 - 12:59 pm August 01, 2022 Professor of History Christine Adams was interviewed by Richard Levick for the podcast, "In House Warrior" to answer the question, "Is the U.S. Supreme Court the New Bastille?" In the interview, Adams compares the nearly 100 years of unsettled French governments more than a century ago to the current divisiveness in America and the transformation of American...
Faculty Promotions to Take Effect August 1 Gretchen Phillips July 29, 2022 - 3:56 pm July 29, 2022 Congratulations to our newly promoted faculty members, whose positions take effect Monday, Aug. 1. Promoted to associate professor: Tristan Cai (art) joined the faculty in 2016. His multi-disciplinary art practice reflects on the ways in which we socially construct knowledge in our image-saturated epoch. Cai has received the San Francisco Art Institute MFA Fellowship Award, an...
St. Mary’s College of Maryland President Tuajuanda Jordan Named COPLAC President-Elect Gretchen Phillips July 28, 2022 - 11:44 am July 28, 2022 St. Mary’s College of Maryland President Tuajuanda C. Jordan has carried the College’s core values with her as a member of the executive committee for the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), to which she was recently named president-elect earlier this summer. “I am honored for the opportunity to serve as president-elect of COPLAC,”...
Assistant Professor Freedman Interviewed by NYT Magazine Lee Capristo July 22, 2022 - 4:53 pm July 22, 2022 Gili Freedman, assistant professor of psychology, was interviewed recently about the research she and her collaborators have done on ghosting in The New York Times Magazine. Visit the NYT online to read the article, "How to Recover from Being Ghosted."
Asst. Professor Daniel Tobiansky Lends His Expertise on Woodpecker Head Banging to Scientific American Daniel Tobiansky July 14, 2022 - 2:23 pm July 14, 2022 Assistant Professor of Neurobiology Daniel Tobiansky was quoted in Scientific American about a paper recently published in Current Biology called "Woodpeckers minimize cranial absorption of shocks" by Van Wassenbergh et al. as a scientist not involved in the publication. The author of the popular science magazine article quotes...
The Commemorative to Enslaved Peoples of Southern Maryland Earns National Awards Gretchen Phillips July 18, 2022 - 10:29 am July 18, 2022 The Commemorative to Enslaved Peoples of Southern Maryland has earned two national awards in 2022. The immersive art experience, constructed on St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s campus, honors the story of resilience, persistence, and creative problem-solving that defined the lives of the enslaved individuals that lived in St. Mary’s City between 1750...
Assistant Professor Lorena Torres-Martínez and colleagues published in Molecular Ecology Lorena Torres-… July 13, 2022 - 12:49 pm July 13, 2022 Assistant Professor of Biology Lorena Torres-Martínez and colleagues recently had their research work titled "Microbial mediation of salinity stress response varies by plant genotype and provenance over time" accepted for publication in the journal Molecular Ecology (https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.16603). Torres-Martínez and collaborators used...
Institutional Advancement Wins Gold in CASE Awards for Sacred Journey: Re-making Our World Anew Gretchen Phillips July 12, 2022 - 3:27 pm July 12, 2022 For its work on the single-day special event “The Sacred Journey: Re-Making Our World Anew,” St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Office of Institutional Advancement won a 2022 Circle of Excellence gold award from the international Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). This is the second time in two years Institutional...
Assistant Professor Sherrer Takes on a Leadership Role at the 2022 COPLAC Summer Institute Shanen Sherrer July 04, 2022 - 10:16 am July 04, 2022 Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Shanen M. Sherrer participated in the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) Summer Institute June 9-11, 2022 at the University of North Carolina Asheville. This year’s summer institute focused on women faculty in STEM and Sherrer made notable contributions to it. Her most important contribution was...
Professor Mertz Leads Virtual BioMolViz Workshops Pamela Mertz June 28, 2022 - 5:29 pm June 28, 2022 Professor of Biochemistry Pamela Mertz helped lead a series of virtual multi-day workshops in May and June for BioMolViz, an NSF-funded project (NSF IUSE #1712268 and RCN-UBE #1920270) that focuses on developing resources to improve the pedagogy of biomolecular visualization. In May, she served as a leader for a two-day virtual workshop that helped participants learn PyMOL, a molecular...
Vote for the Commemorative to Enslaved Peoples of Southern Maryland as People's Choice Gretchen Phillips June 22, 2022 - 5:14 pm June 22, 2022 We are pleased to announce that the Commemorative to Enslaved Peoples of Southern Maryland has been selected as a top 100 public art project by CODAworx, a global online community that celebrates design projects that feature commissioned artwork. Please visit CODAworx online and vote for the Commemorative as the 2022 People's Choice. The College’s...
Southern Maryland’s Highly Anticipated River Concert Series Returns for 24th Season Gretchen Phillips June 08, 2022 - 3:41 pm June 08, 2022 St. Mary’s College of Maryland, along with the Chesapeake Orchestra and its Music Director Jeffrey Silberschlag, are proud to announce the program for the 2022 River Concert Series. A Southern Maryland tradition now in its 24th season, this family-friendly music festival, and winner of two Governor’s Awards for Arts, Tourism, and Community Economic...
Professor of Art Sue Johnson’s “Hall of Portraits from The History of Machines” is now on view at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, N.H. Gretchen Phillips June 06, 2022 - 5:30 pm June 06, 2022 A large-scale exhibition of Professor of Art Sue Johnson’s “Hall of Portraits from The History of Machines” is now on view at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, N.H. from June 3 - July 31, 2022. Beth Falconer, executive director of 3S Artspace said of the exhibition, “[This is] the first opportunity for [Johnson]...
Assistant Professor Ehman Published in Journal of American College Health Angela Draheim June 06, 2022 - 2:50 pm June 06, 2022 Assistant Professor of Psychology Anandi Ehman and colleagues recently published an article titled, "Keyboard coercion: Online and face-to-face sexual aggression in a college sample" in the Journal of American College Health. In this paper, the researchers examined the impact of perceived social norms of sexually aggressive behavior on college students’...
Associate Professor Troy Townsend ’07 Recognized as Maryland Outstanding Young Scientist Gretchen Phillips May 24, 2022 - 1:51 pm May 24, 2022 Associate Professor of Chemistry Troy Townsend ’07 was named a 2022 Maryland Outstanding Young Scientist by the Maryland Academy of Sciences and the Maryland Science Center. Townsend was honored at a ceremony May 11 at the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. In his acceptance speech, Townsend spoke of the inspiration and support...
St. Mary’s College Board of Trustees Approves Graduates and Budgets at May Meeting Gretchen Phillips May 16, 2022 - 11:13 am May 16, 2022 The St. Mary’s College Board of Trustees approved on Friday, May 13, the graduates of the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Class of 2022, comprised of 351 Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science degrees, and 24 Master of Arts in Teaching degrees. The Board also approved proposed budgets and greenlit a long-range tuition strategy. Finances The Board...
375 students graduate in 2022 Commencement Ceremony at St. Mary’s College of Maryland Gretchen Phillips May 14, 2022 - 1:13 pm May 14, 2022 St. Mary’s College of Maryland, the National Public Honors College, graduated 375 students with Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees on Saturday, May 14, outdoors on the campus’ Townhouse Green. The commencement address was delivered by Terron Hillsman, director of the ecological sciences division for the...
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