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Five Emeriti Professors Receive the UVM Retired Scholars Award

Five emeriti professors from UVM have been selected to receive the University of Vermont Retired Scholars Award by the UVM Association of Retired Faculty and Administrative Officers (RFAO).

Under the direction of the RFAO, the program provides support for faculty to complete a research or creative project after full retirement from the university. With support from President Tom Sullivan, the program provides awards to cover expenses for travel to give a refereed presentation at a national or international conference; completion and publication of a scholarly manuscript under contract with a publisher; preparation of an artistic work in a juried exhibition; preparation of a performance in music, dance, or theatre; completion and publication of a literary composition under contract with a publisher; acquisition of research materials such as data sets for secondary analysis or support for field project research; or other well-defined expenses associated with a creative or research project.

The recipients of the award are the following:

Thom J. McEvoy, professor emeritus of Extension forestry, will complete and publish the expanded and updated third edition of his book Introduction to Forest Ecology and Silviculture.

Carolyn Elliott, professor emerita of political science, will travel to Hyderabad, India to present a seminar paper titled “Saturation Politics: A Tenuous Way out of Clientelism” and consult with research partners.

David Huddle, professor emeritus of English, will present a paper on Eudora Welty’s short story “Powerhouse” on a panel with Marjorie Sandor, Catherine Hankla, and Elizabeth Poliner at the 2014 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference in Seattle.

William Mann, professor emeritus of philosophy, will complete and publish two books: Augustine’s “Confessions”: Philosophy in Autobiography, a collection of essays by eight international scholars, and God, Modality, and Morality, a collection of his essays on philosophical theology.

Luther H. Martin, professor emeritus of religion, will complete and publish a volume of his collected essays titled Deep History, Secular Theory: Scientific Studies of Religion.

For more information, contact Jack McCormack, president of RFAO, johnmccormack@uvm.edu, or read a PDF about the award program.