CAS Department Updates
Terence Cuneo's book, The Normative Web: An Argument for Moral Realism (Oxford University Press, 2007), has been designated as one of two Honorable Mentions for the American Philosophical Association's Book Prize.
The APA awards the Book Prize once every two years; the prize is awarded to the best book in philosophy published by a younger scholar in the two previous years.
Frank Zelko, assistant professor of history, participated in two-week study trip in January and February to Germany and Denmark as part of the Round Table USA group, a program organized by a consortium of German foundations and designed to foster trans-Atlantic relations. The subject of this year's Round Table was "Societies in Transition: Energy, Climate and Oceans--Impacts on the Global Economy." Zelko, an expert on environmental history, and other invited scholars and journalists from around the world, met with members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the German Bundestag and well as with European environmental experts, including the Lykke Friis, the new Danish Minister for Climate and Energy; Klaus Topfer, former director of the UN Environment Program; Jacqueline McGlade, executive director of the European Environment Agency; and numerous others.
Garrison Nelson, professor of political science, presented a paper with Maggie Taylor (UVM '08), " Due Diligence: The Senate and the Supreme Court Confirmation Process, 1937-2009," and served on the roundtable "The Party System in the Obama Era: An Eye Toward 2010 and 2012" and as a discussant on the panel "Issues, "Ideology, and Party Development," at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, November 19-21 in Philadelphia. His most recent articles are "Vermont," in Donald P. Haider-Merkel, ed., Political Encyclopedia of U.S. States and Regions, and "Running from New England: Will It Ever Lead the Nation Again?" for the online New England Journal of Political Science.
The late Glen Elder, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and associate professor of geography, was lead author on a paper, "The Geography of Civil Union Households,: published in the January to March 2010 issue of the Journal of GLBT Family Studies. Sondra Solomon, associate professor of psychology and their colleague Esther Rothblum, now at San Diego State University, coauthored the article.