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UNH Manchester Professor Wins Pushcart Prize
Professor Deborah Brown of UNH Manchester has received a 2012 Pushcart Prize for her poem “Walking the Dogs' Shadow” from the book of the same title.

Published by BOA Editions in 2011, the collection of poems was chosen by the poet Tony Hoagland as the winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Prize. It also won the N.H. Literary Award for Outstanding Book of Poetry, 2011.

The editors at BOA Editions nominated Brown’s poem for a Pushcart Prize. (All entries are nominated by editors.) Her books include “The Last Voyage: Selected Poems of Giovanni Pascoli,” translated from the Italian with Richard Jackson and Susan Thomas, and “Lofty Dogmas: Poets on Poetics,” edited with Maxine Kumin and Annie Finch.

Brown teaches writing, poetry, women's literature and American literature at UNH in Manchester. Her poems have appeared in such literary journals as Prairie Schooner, The Alaska Quarterly Review, Margie, Rattle, andThe Women's Review of Books.

Professors Edits New Book About Ancient Mesoamerica
Professor Eleanor Harrison-Buck, assistant professor of archaeology, has edited the book “Power and Identity in Archaeological Theory and Practice: Case Studies from Ancient Mesoamerica.”

The book contains a diverse array of Mesoamerican archaeological studies that are all theoretically rooted to larger, global debates concerning issues of power and identity—two logically paired concepts. Harrison-Buck has compiled works that offer innovative method and theory and provide alternative and varied approaches to understanding power and identity in the archaeological record.

English Professor Wins Sewanee Medieval Colloquium Prize
Cord Whitaker, assistant professor of English, has been awarded the Sewanee Medieval Colloquium Prize, given to a recent Ph.D. or current graduate student in recognition of exceptional quality work by young medievalists.

Political Science Professor to Co-edit Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy
Political science professor Melvin Dubnick has been named co-editor in chief of the Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy for the Taylor and Francis Group. The book is in its second edition. Dubnick and Domonic Bearfield, associate professor at the George H.W. Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, will oversee the development of the 3rd edition scheduled for publication in early 2015.

The online edition will be available by the end of this calendar year.