Academy of American Poets Prize 2018

Congratulations to this year's winner, Kaitlin Lamb, for her poem “Dear Persephone,” and to Sarah Stephen, who was awarded an honorable mention for her poem “A Broken Wishbone Sits in My Palm."  The contest was judged by guest poet James Arthur of Johns Hopkins University.   … [Read more...]

ELC Faculty Awarded UMW Grants


Congratulations to Dr. Chris Foss, who was recently awarded a prestigious Waple Professorship for 2018-2010, during which he will write a book on Oscar Wilde's fairy tales and disability.  Foss was also recently awarded a UMW College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Research Grant for 2018-2019, as were Professors Paul Fallon, Brenta Blevins, and Mara Scanlon. … [Read more...]

ELC Faculty Awarded UMW Grants


Faculty in Linguistics, Literature, Creative Writing, and Journalism recently secured major grants from the university for their professional work. Dr. Janie Lee was awarded a sabbatical and Dr. Kate Haffey, Professor Jon Pineda, and Professor Sushma Subramanian all received Jepson Fellowships. Congratulations to all four for this amazing sweep! … [Read more...]

Subramanian is Awarded Journalism Fellowship


Professor Sushma Subramanian was awarded a Genetics and Human Behavior Journalism Fellowship by the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia, a grant aimed at early- and mid-career journalists.  Continuing her focus on science writing, Subramanian will use the fellowship to observe researchers studying the physiology of the Bajau laut, a group in Indonesia known for their unique ability to see underwater and hold their breath for long periods while diving, to understand whether humans may have special adaptations for swimming. Congratulations! … [Read more...]

Professor Rutstein Wins Award


Amanda Rutstein was recently chosen as the recipient of the UMW Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation Adjunct Teaching Award. Congratulations! … [Read more...]

Dr. Lorentzen Awarded UMW Fellowship


Professor Eric Lorentzen (aka "The Radical Schoolmarm") was awarded the prestigious Waple Professorship at UMW for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years. His project is entitled “The Catechizing Infection: Subverting Dangerous Pedagogy in the Nineteenth-Century British Novel." … [Read more...]

COMM students win grant


Congratulations to Alexander Clegg and John Guidon! Under the direction of Professor Elizabeth Johnson-Young, the two CDS majors have been awarded an Undergraduate Research Grant to visit Tbilisi, Georgia in March in association with their joint individual study, “Religion in the Media in Georgia.” … [Read more...]

Dr. Barrenechea Wins Major Essay Prize


Professor Antonio Barrenechea has won the award for "Best Essay in Inter-American Studies" from the International Association of Inter-American Studies for his essay "Hemispheric Studies Beyond Suspicion: Comparative Literature and the _Summa Americana_." The essay is a critique of U.S.-led Hemispheric Studies as currently practiced in favor of a comparative global paradigm that is invested in the languages and literatures of the Western Hemisphere. Congratulations! … [Read more...]

Professor Pineda Nominated for Award

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Jon Pineda has been chosen as a finalist for the Library of Virginia's 19th Annual Literary Award.  His recent book Little Anodynes is one of just three to earn this honor.  Many congratulations! … [Read more...]

Professor Barrenechea Awarded Position in France


Dr. Antonio Barrenecheahas been appointed the IAU (Institute for American Universities) College Resident Fellow, Aix-en-Provence, France for the academic year 2016-17, during which he will be on sabbatical from UMW.  His research will consider on how South American underground cinema reinvents Hollywood and European “trash” and avant-garde film sources.  Congratulations! … [Read more...]