New Book

In the news of interest category, UMF graduate and English major Erin Nichols has a new book out: Poptails: 60 Boozy Treats Served on a Stick.

I’m thinking one of these recipes might be just the thing for the next faculty meeting.

After graduation, Erin lived in Boston for several years and is currently living in San Francisco. Her popular food blog, Erin Cooks, shares recipes that are tasty on either coast.

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Documentary

“One hundred years ago, African-British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) was not only one of the world’s major musical figures, he also exerted an important influence on the post-Reconstruction social politics of America as represented by such prominent African-Americans as W. E. B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, Paul Laurence Dunbar, numerous critics in black American newspapers, and composers and musicians from ragtime to classical.”

Careful viewers might spot UMF Prof. Michael Johnson as one of the speakers in the clip (about 5 minutes or so in).