Maria Craig, assistant professor of chemistry
Presented posters with co-authors Celine Brooks, Sophia Stone, and Kaela Kelly, Annual Meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Boston. Karl Zachary, associate professor of chemistry, was also a co-author on Kaela Kelly’s presentation.
Sarah Kennedy, professor of English
Participated in a panel, “Murder in another Time and Place,” Virginia Festival of the Book, March.
Her second novel, City of Ladies, was chosen as a finalist for the IndieFab award.
Served as an outside accreditation reviewer for the English Department at Principia College.
Daniel Metraux, professor of Asian studies
Contributed a long biographical chapter on the Japanese Buddhist monk Nichiren for the book The Buddhist World being published by Routledge.
Janna Segal, assistant professor of theatre
Dramaturged four plays for the Comparative Drama Conference’s Staged Reading series: Katherine B. Free’s The Misanthrope; Susan McCully’s Leah’s Dybbuk; Michele Osherow and Manil Suri’s The Mathematics of Being; and Mark Scharf’s The Quickening.
Mary Clay Thomas, assistant professor and director of social work
Presented a paper, “Creating a Collaborative Based Mural Project with Imprisoned, Undocumented Youth,” Western Social Sciences conference, April 9, Portland, Oregon.
Katherine Turner, associate professor of English
Attended the Virginia Humanities Conference on “The Humanities in the Public Sphere” as the Mary Baldwin delegate and chaired a session on “Memorialization and Trauma.”
Tamra Willis, associate professor of education
A presentation, “Back Creek Streambank Restoration Project: Engaging Students in Community-Focused 21st Century Skills,” with co-presenter Courtney Hallacher, a local high school teacher and graduate student in the College of Education, Green Schools National Conference, March, Virginia Beach. Their presentation was about the three-year (and continuing) service learning project in Middlebrook between the Mary Baldwin Environment-Based Learning program and Riverheads High School students in environmental science and ecology.