News for NMU Employees


Erin Anderson’s (English) personal essay, "Confessions of a Failed Yooper," appears in the inaugural issue of Old Northwest Review.

Neil Cumberlidge (Biology) recently authored three publications in peer-reviewed journals. “Recognition of two new species of freshwater crabs from the Seychelles based on molecular evidence (Potamoidea: Potamonautidae)” appeared in Invertebrate Systematics. It was co-authored with molecular biologist Savel Daniels of the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa and arose out of a collaborative research visit to that institution by Cumberlidge.

The second and third publications by Cumberlidge are both multi-authored works that deal with different aspects of species conservation. They are titled “Prioritizing non-marine invertebrate taxa for Red Listingâ,” which was published in the Journal of Insect Conservation and "Global patterns of freshwater species diversity, threat and cross-taxon congruence," which appeared in the journal Global Ecology and Biogeography. These works arose out of collaborations between Cumberlidge and conservation scientists from a number of international institutions.

James McCommons (English) wrote a feature article for Michigan History magazine on the photography of George Shiras III. The article was a spinoff of McCommons’ new non-fiction book, Shooting Wildlife to Save It: George Shiras 3rd and the Birth of Wildlife Photography. The book will be published by the University of New Mexico Press.

Kia Jane Richmond (English) published an essay titled “Using Literature to Confront the Stigma of Mental Illness, Teach Empathy and Break Stereotypes” in the Language Arts Journal of Michigan.