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Herrlinger, Vasudevan Named to Tenure Positions in 2006

Story posted May 22, 2006

Bowdoin Assistant Professor of History K. Page Herrlinger, and Associate Professor of Chemistry and Environmental Studies Dharni Vasudevan, have been promoted to the rank of associate professor with tenure, effective July 1, 2006. The Board of Trustees voted on their promotion during their May 11-13, 2006, meeting on campus. A total of eleven faculty members have been named to tenure positions for 2006 (see previous story).


Page Herrlinger is a modern European historian who specializes in late Imperial Russian history. Current work includes investigations of freedom of conscience and religious tolerance in the Russian revolutionary period. Herrlinger has presented and published widely and is an active member of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. A book, Working Souls and the Revolutions in Class, Piety and Politics in St. Petersburg, 1881-1917, is forthcoming from Slavica Publishers (Indiana University Press). Herrlinger is a highly popular teacher, with courses in Russian and Soviet history, Germany and the World Wars, and the ever-popular, "Experiments in Totalitarianism. " Herrlinger earned her B.A. in history from Yale University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Berkeley. She has been on the Bowdoin faculty since 1998.


Dharni Vasudevan is an environmental chemist who studies the mechanisms by which synthetic and naturally occurring organic and inorganic compounds interact with mineral surfaces in soil and aquatic environments. Recent research includes investigations of the fate of veterinary antibiotics in soil systems. Her work appears widely in environmental journals, including Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Environmental Science and Technology and Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. Vasudevan earned her B.S. in Environmental Engineering Science from M.I.T., and an M.S.E. in Environmental Engineering and Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry from Johns Hopkins University. She has taught widely on environmental science and chemistry, and often includes Bowdoin students in her research. Vasudevan joined the Bowdoin faculty in 2004.

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