Be Always ConvertingBooks by literature professor Rob Wilson and economics professor Rob Fairlie were selected by Choice magazine as Outstanding Academic Titles for 2009.

Choice is considered the most important publication geared toward academic libraries in the United States, reviewing hundreds of academic works from a range of disciplines.

Choice picked Wilson's book Be Always Converting, Be Always Converted: An American Poetics (Harvard University Press) and Fairlie's Race and Entrepreneurial Success: Black-, Asian-, and White-Owned Businesses in the United States (MIT Press) written with research associate Alicia M. Robb.

Race and SuccessDiscover Magazine named a paper by Chris Darimont, a postdoctoral researcher in environmental studies, 30th among the Top 100 science stories for 2009. The study, "Human Predators Outpace Other Agents of Trait Change in the Wild," drew worldwide attention when it was published in the online issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.