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USM University of Southern Maine Nancy Gish professor literature Engllish Scotland
As Scotland moves toward voting next week on whether it will secede from Great Britain, a University of Southern Maine professor will tour the country to observe first hand this momentous and historically significant event.
USM University of Southern Maine Maurice Fitzpatrick Irish documentary
A well-known Irish documentary filmmaker will give a free, public presentation on his filmmaking craft next week at the University of Southern Maine.Maurice Fitzpatrick, creator of the documentary, “The Boys of St. Columb’s,” will speak about his filmmaking experience and his groundbreaking documentary about Irish education.
Rereading Goethe, Rethinking Culture
Professor Gerald Peters’ book, "Rereading Goethe, Rethinking Culture," was recently published.
"Otherwise Unseeable" book by Betsy Sholl
Betsy Sholl, adjunct professor of English, published a book of poetry titled, “Otherwise Unseeable."
Faculty Senate Awards were presented to Professors Dean and Waldrep.
John Muthyala
A Faculty Senate Research Grant was awarded to Professor John Muthyala.
Professor Shelton Waldrep was recently named the 2014-15 USM Trustee Professor.
A USM professor of English who specializes in Scottish poetry, and particularly that of Hugh MacDiarmid, was honored for her research and scholarship in Scottish literature by one of the top literary organizations in that country.
Professor Gish's article "Time to educate those who make our education policy" appeared in the Off Campus section of the Portland Press Herald.
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