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Gordon Longsworth has had several articles published on his Geographical Information Systems work, among them, “Collaborative Community Planning for Sustainable Land Use,” on COA’s collaboration with MDI Tomorrow, published in the Community Viz fall newsletter, produced by the Orton Family Foundation, which helps small communities cope with rapid change. The ESRI Map Book, Volume 19: GIS The Language of Geography, published in 2004, included Longsworth’s map series and his article, “Comprehensive Planning— Town of Vinalhaven Island, Knox County, Maine.” It was chosen from 3,000 exhibits at the 2003 ESRI International User Conference.

Steve Mullane ’81 wrote Discovering Whales of the East Coast published in 2004 by Elan publishing of Charlottesville, VA.

In November 2004, Susi Newborn ’90 published A Bonfire in My Mouth: Life, Passion and the Rainbow Warrior with HarperCollins. Newborn, a committed environmental activist, was one of the founding directors of Greenpeace UK. The book was originally published in New Zealand,

In March 2003, Nell Newman ’87 published The Newman’s Own Organics Guide to a Good Life: Simple Measures that Benefit You and the Place You Live with Joseph Dagnese through Random House Publishing Group of New York.

Chris Petersen recently published an article on sculpin reproduction from his sabbatical work in Friday Harbor, Washington in the Journal of Fish Biology. Katrina Zarrella Smith ’03, who did an internship with Petersen in Washington, was a coauthor on the paper. In 2003 and 2004, Petersen and his research assistants published results in the Bulletin of the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory. The work was led by COA undergraduates Santiago Salinas ’05, Yaniv Brandvain ’04, Allison Fundis ’03 and Smith. Petersen has also been coauthor on four other publications in the MDIBL Bulletin, many with COA students.

With Jeannette Whitton, new faculty member Nishanta Rajakaruna ’94 wrote “Trends in the Evolution of Edaphic Specialists with an Example of Parallel Evolution in the Lasthenia californica complex,” published in In Plant Adaptation: Molecular Genetics and Ecology, ed. by Q.C.B. Cronk, J. Whitton, R.H. Ree, and I.E.P. Taylor, NRC Research Press, Ottawa, Ontario, 2004. With A.J.M. Baker, Rajakaruna wrote “Serpentine: A model habitat for botanical research” in Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Journal of Science, V. 32, 2004. Finally, in the 2004 International Geology Review, Volume 46, Rajakaruna contributed “The Edaphic Factor in the Origin of Species.”

In May 2003 Roxana Robinson, a member of COA’s Council of Advisors, wife of trustee Hamilton (Tony) Robinson and great friend of the college, published the novel Sweetwater through Random House Publishing Group of New York.

Adjunct faculty member Candice Stover has an essay on Somes Pond in Maine Voices: A Celebration of the People of Maine and the Places They Love, edited by Jeremy Sheaffer, Sarah Cecil, and Steven J. Holmes, and published in 2004 by Milkweed Editions of Minneapolis, Minnesota through The Wilderness Society of Washington, D.C. She also has poetry in the summer 2004 issue of Writing Nature.

Trustee John Wilmerding published two books through Yale University Press of New Haven, Connecticut, American Art in the Princeton University Art Museum: Volume 1: Drawings and Watercolors in October 2004, and Signs of the Artist: Signatures and Self Expression in American Paintings in October 2003. In April 2004, The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. published the catalog of Wilmerding’s collection, American Masters from Bingham to Eakins: The John Wilmerding Collection.

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COA Magazine: Vol 1. No 1. Winter 2005  

COA Magazine: Vol 1. No 1. Winter 2005