Assistant Professor of Biology Christopher D. Smith was a lead author on two ant genome studies published in the Jan. 31 Online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The papers are titled: "The draft genome of the globally widespread and invasive Argentine ant (Linepithema humile)" and "A draft genome of the red harvester ant Pogonomyrermex barbatus."
Professor of Creative Writing Paul Hoover's poem "God's Promises" was selected for the Best American Poetry 2011 anthology. It was also published in the June 2010 issue of Poetry magazine.
Professor of Creative Writing Michelle Carter's play "How to Pray" won the 2010 Susan Glaspell Award for Playwriting. It has also been nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
Professor and Chair of Creative Writing Maxine Chernoff and Professor of Creative Writing Paul Hoover edit and publish New American Writing, a literary journal from OINK! Press that celebrated its 40th anniversary and was honored for its longevity at the 2011 Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference in Washington, D.C.
Director and Associate Professor of Race and Resistance Studies Amy Sueyoshi is co-chair of the Board of Directors of the GLBT History Museum. The museum, which recently opened in Castro Street in San Francisco, is the first full-scale museum in the U.S. devoted to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history.
Director and Associate Professor of Labor Studies John Logan was an invited speaker at the annual conference of Enterprise and Personnel held in Paris on Jan. 19. The title of his talk was "Proximity and Representation in U.S. Employment Relations."