April 4, 2020

Professor Wins Grant to Pen Open Education Textbook

It’s a dilemma faced by many students on financial aid. Funds often don’t hit accounts until a few weeks into the semester, so students can’t purchase textbooks, and they risk falling behind. Melissa Wells, an assistant professor in UMW’s College of Education (COE), knows this scenario all too well. That’s why she’s designing an Open […]

City Council holds special work session on controversial school enrollment figures (The Free Lance-Star)

Caitie Finlayson Publishes Article on “Ugly” Fruits and Veggies

Caitie Finlayson, assistant professor in the Department of Geography, recently published a research article in Fennia, a peer-reviewed, open access journal published by the Geographical Society of Finland since 1889. The article developed out of a research project that was supported by a Jepson Fellowship and examined consumer perceptions of fresh produce quality – essentially how we view “ugly” or imperfect foods and how this view is dependent upon geography.

She previously presented the paper at a national geography conference in a special session on food geographies and was invited by the session organizer to submit the manuscript to Fennia. The journal is indexed by the Directory of Open Access Journals and the article is available free and openly under the Creative Commons license.

How Teaching Centers Can Get Professors to Buy Into Their Work (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Finlayson Publishes Cover Photograph in Southeastern Geographer

Caitie Finlayson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, published the cover photograph and cover art essay in the Southeastern Geographer, Volume 56, Number 2, which is available through Project Muse (https://muse.jhu.edu/article/622279). The photograph of Providence Canyon in Stewart County, Ga., was taken last fall as UMW geography students and faculty traveled to the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers in Pensacola, Fla.