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.”
Salowey, a professor of classical studies, received the Herta T. Freitag Faculty Legacy Award, and Cockrell, who co-founded Hollins’ graduate programs in children’s literature, was presented the Roberta A. Stewart Service Award.
Since the literary journal began in 1977, over 140 Hollins writers and artists, including more than 90 students and 40 professors, have been featured contributors, or have donated their time and expertise as board members.
Professor of English Marilyn Moriarty will deliver the keynote address at the POW/MIA Awareness Day ceremony on Saturday, September 22, at 11 a.m. at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia.
Edison is one of the country’s most prominent professors of studio art. Her work has appeared nationally in New York, Philadelphia, and Atlanta, and internationally in Russia and Chad.
Researchers from Hollins, Old Dominion University, and the University of Richmond are joining forces this summer to study the blacklegged tick, which carries Lyme disease, and determine whether genes or the environment drives their behavior.
South African photographer and activist Zanele Muholi, winner in 2017 of France’s top cultural honor, will be teaching students, exhibiting her work, and leading a special symposium on the Hollins campus this spring.
Professor of English Cathryn Hankla is among the nine authors who are finalists for the 20th Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards.
“As Close to Us as Breathing,” a novel by Associate Professor of English Elizabeth Poliner, has captured the 2017 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. The award is given annually to a woman who is a U.S. citizen and has written the best book-length work of prose fiction.
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Dean of Academic Services Michael Gettings’ commentary, “How Teacher-Scholars Prepare Students for an Evolving World,” appears in the August 7 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education.