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Manson Publishing recently released a book by Kurt Hollocher, professor of geology. “A Pictorial Guide to Metamorphic Rocks in the Field” is an illustrative introduction to metamorphic rocks as seen in the field, designed for advanced high school to graduate-level earth science and geology students. The book includes photographs from the field, line diagrams and examples to help students jump start their observational skills.

A book review by Kristin Bidoshi, associate professor of Russian and director of the Russian and East European Studies program, was published in Slavic and East European Journal. Her piece focused on “The Sacrificed Body: Balkan Community Building and the Fear of Freedom” by Tatjana Aleksić. She also presented “Re-fashioning Dracula: Psychic Vampires in Postwar American Culture” at the New England Region of the American Conference for Irish Studies in December. She recently presented “The Wind Horse: Tradition and Practice in Contemporary Buryatia” at the American Association for Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures Conference in Vancouver, Canada. That paper is based on research she conducted while directing Union’s term abroad in Irkutsk, Russia.

Carol Weisse, professor of psychology and director of the Health Professions program, Kathryn Martin ’16, and Dr. Geri Aitken ’88 co-authored a piece, “Cultivating a Community of Compassionate Caregivers: A Community Based Learning Curriculum on Palliative Care.” The document outlines a summer program for eight Union students to explore palliative care as they conduct end-of-life care at the Joan Nicole Prince Home in Glenville.

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