Don Worster, the Joyce and Elizabeth Hall Distinguished Professor of U.S. History, was prominently featured in the PBS American Masters documentary about John Muir, the legendary environmentalist and founder of the Sierra Club. Worster is a well-known expert in environmental history and has written extensively about Muir. His 2008 biography “A Passion for Nature: The Life of John Muir,” won the Scottish Book of the Year award in 2010.

A thesis titled “Written in the Stars,” about the research of professor Adrian Melott and associate professor Brian Thomas, was published online in the April issue of Nature Physics.

KU Writing Center Director Terese Thonus presented a full-day workshop, “One-on-One with Second-Language Writers,” April 6 at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Atlanta.

Stuart Levine, professor emeritus of English, published a review of “The Collected Letters of Edgar Allen Poe” in volume 50, 2010 issue of American Studies.

Anna Neill, associate professor of English, published “Soul Shaking Science,” a review of “Why Do We Care about Literary Characters” by Blakely Vermeule, in the Evolutionary Review: Art, Science, Culture.

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