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June 15, 2020
Dhruva Someshwar, a senior in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, has been chosen as a 2020-21 Philip Merrill Presidential Scholar. Mark Forrester was listed as the faculty mentor who had the greatest impact on Dhruva’s academic achievement.
June 5, 2020
This Spring, lecturer Alexandra Calloway successfully adapted an innovative classroom project for her Technical Writing class funded by a grant from the Writing Program in order to meet the demands of new circumstances imposed by the COVID pandemic. 
June 5, 2020
Alysia's Sawchyn debut essay collection, A Fish Growing Lungs, will be published by Burrow Press on June 9. More information about the book is available here.
June 5, 2020
As Editor-in-Chief of Words Beats & Life: The Global Journal of Hip Hop Culture, Dennis L. Winston oversaw the publication of two issues of the journal this year: "Spaces and Places" (v7, i1): https://wblinc.org/publications/2016/3/23/blog-post-sample-4lehf-y8m9a and the special issue, "Street Lit" (v7, i2): https://wblinc.org/publications/2016/3/23/blog-post-sample-4lehf
June 5, 2020
Jess Enoch edited a "Cluster Conversation" in the journal Peitho that is dedicated to the centennial memorializations dedicated to the passing of the 19th Amendment--women's right to vote. The title of the conversation is "The Suffrage Centennial: How, Why, and on What Terms Should We Mark this Moment?" UMD PhD student Katie Bramlett contributed an essay to the conversation "Stories of Filipinia Suffrage: Remembering Marginal Histories in Colonial Contexts." https://cfshrc.org/peitho-journal/
June 5, 2020
Tom Earles was elected Vice-Treasurer of the MId-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Board. He also presented at MAWCA's 2020 conference at Towson University in March.
June 4, 2020
Howard Norman's novel Next Life Might Be Kinder is being written and directed by the Bolivianplaywright/director Fernando Arze Echevar.
June 4, 2020
This spring saw the publication of Joshua Weiner's new translations of German poetry by Nelly Sachs and Bertold Brecht, as well as three new works of his own.
June 4, 2020
UMD English Masters Alum and former lecturer, Kara Pleasants, recently published her first novel Disenchanted with Quills and Quartos Publishing.
June 4, 2020
 Frontier Poetry published Max Lasky’s poem, “Bad Aesthetic,” in May 2020.The poem can be read here.

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