Hollins Professor Completes Leadership Program at 2019 HERS Institute
LeeRay Costa, professor of anthropology and gender and women’s studies and director of faculty development, joined women leaders from across the U.S. and Canada to take part in the intensive, residential leadership development program. The HERS Institute was created to proactively fill the higher education pipelines across the U.S. with dynamic women and combat an undeniable gender gap.
Major Scientific Journal Publishes Hollins Professor’s Study of Reducing Tick-Borne Diseases
Scientific Reports, the world’s 11th-most cited scientific journal, is highlighting findings by Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies Elizabeth Gleim that controlled burning could be an effective tool in battling tick-borne pathogens.
New Academic Program in Public Health Focuses on Social Justice
An emphasis on the principles of social justice while maintaining a scientific basis differentiates the public health program at Hollins from similar programs at other colleges and universities.
Hollins, North Cross School Collaborate to Enhance Teachers’ Skills
The university is welcoming eight faculty from one of Virginia’s top college-preparatory schools this fall to pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning over the next two years.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Publication Helps Launch Career in Marine Biology
Natasha Bestrom ’18, who double-majored in biology and environmental studies, is the lead author of a Hollins study on coral populations in the U.S. Virgin Islands that is being finalized for publication in Caribbean Naturalist.
Hollins, Roanoke College Announce Perry F. Kendig Award Nominees
Since 1985, the honors have showcased the quality and diversity of arts and culture in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Region.
CIC Report: Underrepresented Students Succeed in STEM Fields at Small and Mid-Sized Institutions
According to the study authored by NORC at the University of Chicago, “Private nonprofit nondoctoral colleges show the highest persistence among women, blacks, and Latinos/Latinas in STEM fields within five years of first baccalaureate enrollment when compared to similar students at other types of institutions.”
Netflix To Feature YA Drama Based On Hollins Author’s Novel
The Internet TV network has ordered 10 episodes of “Tiny Pretty Things,” an hour-long series based on the book by Dhonielle Clayton M.A. ’09 and Sona Charaipotra. The show is scheduled to premiere in 2020.
Hollins Names New Sports Information Director
Justin McIlwee previously served as the assistant director of athletic communication at Millsaps College. He was also a sports editor and news and features writer for various newspapers.
Poliner Selected as Finalist for the 2019 Algren Award
The director of Hollins’ Jackson Center for Creative Writing and author of the award-winning novel “As Close to Us as Breathing” was honored for her short story, “Sabelle.”
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