Hollins Professor Wins Faulkner-Wisdom Competition Award

Hollins Professor Wins Faulkner-Wisdom Competition Award

Professor of English Marilyn Moriarty was honored for her work, “Swerves,” which was praised as an “eloquent and skillful essay [that] brings to readers a clear-sighted vision and the confident measures of a riveting, necessary voice.”

Carrie Brown Named Finalist for the Library of Virginia’s 2014 Fiction Award

Carrie Brown Named Finalist for the Library of Virginia’s 2014 Fiction Award

Hollins’ Distinguished Visiting Professor of Creative Writing has won the Emyl Jenkins Sexton Literary Award for Fiction twice previously, in 2001 and 2005.

Professor’s Study Suggests Background TV Harms Toddlers’ Language Development

Professor’s Study Suggests Background TV Harms Toddlers’ Language Development

Assistant Professor of Psychology Tiffany Pempek and two other researchers recommend that parents play with their children without the distraction of adult-directed TV content.

Art Professor Jennifer Anderson Is Among the “40 Under 40: Professors Who Inspire”

Art Professor Jennifer Anderson Is Among the “40 Under 40: Professors Who Inspire”

The list, produced by the website NerdScholar, celebrates faculty members from across the country for their impact on students and the contributions they have made to their schools.

Art Professor Jennifer Anderson Launches Taubman Museum’s New Mural Wall Program

Art Professor Jennifer Anderson Launches Taubman Museum’s New Mural Wall Program

Anderson’s “Resolute Understandings of Fragile Things” is a collaborative effort with Hollins and Ferrum College students and will be on display May 31 – September 6.

Professor Jeanne Larsen to Participate in Unique Ancient Greece Seminar on the “Odyssey”

Professor Jeanne Larsen to Participate in Unique Ancient Greece Seminar on the “Odyssey”

The seminar will address the challenge of keeping alive in undergraduate education classical texts that a generation ago were read and understood by every college graduate.

Michael Gettings on Healing Political and Cultural Divisions

Michael Gettings on Healing Political and Cultural Divisions

The associate professor of philosophy discusses America’s polarization and the lecture at Hollins by renowned social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, author of the bestselling book, “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion.” Haidt spoke on Monday, Nov. 4.

Karen McElmurray Selected as Hollins’ Writer-in-Residence for 2014

Karen McElmurray Selected as Hollins’ Writer-in-Residence for 2014

An alumna of Hollins’ graduate program in creative writing, McElmurray is the author of “Surrendered Child: A Birth Mother’s Journey,” winner of the Associated Writers and Writing Programs Award in Creative Nonfiction.

Hollins Ranked Among the Nation’s “24 Colleges with the Best Professors”

Hollins Ranked Among the Nation’s “24 Colleges with the Best Professors”

For the second time, Hollins made the list generated by The Center for College Affordability and Productivity.

Hollins Research Featured in New Book by Leading Authority on Treating Mood, Sleep Problems

Hollins Research Featured in New Book by Leading Authority on Treating Mood, Sleep Problems

“Chronotherapy: Resetting Your Inner Clock to Boost Mood, Alertness, and Quality Sleep” cites a two-year investigation by Hollins professors and students focusing on the treatment of seasonal affective disorder.

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