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Jean Lee Cole headshotEnglish professor receives Distinguished Editor of the Year award

Dr. Jean Lee Cole, professor of English, was awarded Distinguished Editor of the Year by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals for her editorship of the academic journal American Periodicals, which she edited from 2015-2020.  The award was presented at the Modern Language Association conference in Washington, DC, on January 8.

2020 Military History distinguished book award

Congratulations to history professor Dr. DeVries, whose recent book, co-authored with Michael Livingston, Medieval Warfare: A Reader, has won the 2020 Society for Military History Distinguished Book Award.  This is their second prize from the SMH (with only 5 multiple winners previously). Their book was published by U of Toronto Press last October. 

History professor fact checks cinematic battle scenes in web series

Kelly Devries history professor

Historian Kelly DeVries, an expert in warfare and weaponry, fact checks weapons in popular movies with his collaborator Larry Zanoff. The series looks at weapons in popular movies and TV series. Part 1 covers from Game of Thrones to Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Part 2 looks at Kill Bill to The Last Samurai

Loyola students recover treasure trove of women’s writings

Professor of English, Dr. Jean Lee Cole, led her class, Reading Women, Writing Women, 1890-1920, on a treasure hunt for the writings of Baltimore women. With funding from the Center for the Humanities, the upper-level English students traced the lives and works of members of the Woman’s Literary Club of Baltimore. As students learned more about female writers from over a century ago, they also learned how women the women had different views of the suffrage movement and the Confederacy. The students created a website, and Dr. Cole will continue working on the literary club with future cohorts of students.

Read more about the women's writings discovery in Loyola Magazine

Art History students create an exhibit of rare fore-edged paintings

Associate Professor of Art History, Dr. Kerry Boeye and his upper-level Art History class, Museums: History, Politics, Practices created an exhibit in the Loyola Notre Dame Library. With the help of the Johns Hopkins Department of Conservation and Preservation, students displayed and conducted research on Loyola’s collection of fore-edged painting books. They analyzed the history of each book and how it was created and how the illustrations reflected the artwork of the time.

Professors making a difference at Loyola

Professor David Carey, History, and Professor Nick Miller, English, received awards for the teaching. Carey, who specializes in Latin American history, received the Faculty Award for Excellence in Engaged Scholarship. Miller received the Award for Excellence in Transformative Teaching. 

From Greek armor to ox skulls

Find out how students redecorate the Classics department lounge with ox skulls with the help of Biology Professor Dr. David Rivers and Classics Professor Dr. Martha Taylor.

Loyola’s student-run Apprentice House Press publishes novel by Slain Capital Gazette Columnist Rob Hiaasen

Read more about Float Plan by Rob Hiaasen