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Christophre Georges
Georges Presents Paper at WEHIA

Professor of Economics Chris Georges recently presented a paper and chaired a session at the 21st annual Workshop on the Economic Science with Heterogeneous Interacting Agents (WEHIA). The conference was held at Jaume I University in Castellón, Spain.  More ...

L-R: Univ. of Oregon's Jim Rawlins, Univ. of Richmond's Stephanie Dupaul and Monica Inzer at the National Press Club
Inzer Participates in Media Roundtable

A revamped SAT, a new college-application platform, financial aid, endowment spending and issues related to recruitment and retention were among the topics addressed during a recent media roundtable attended by Vice President of Admission and Financial Aid Monica Inzer.  One of the immediate results of the session was an article that appeared on Aug. 3 on The Atlantic site titled “The Pitfalls of Free Tuition” in which Inzer was quoted extensively.  More ...

Charles Dunst '18
The Hill Publishes Dunst '18 Opeds

Due to strict Senate ethic codes, rising junior Charles Dunst was unable to publish any of his opinions publicly while serving as a military and veterans affairs intern in U.S. Senator Kristen Gillibrand’s office this summer. As soon as he completed his internship, however, Dunst submitted two essays to The Hill, both of which were published in the second half of July.  More ...

Tyler Rhind '18 and his fellow researchers at VA Medical Center in New Haven, Conn.
Better Understanding the Brain

What is consciousness?’ The question has compelled Tyler Rhind ’18 to think about the relationship between the brain, behavior and awareness since taking courses in neuroscience and consciousness last year. While so far little is known about the links between them, Rhind hopes to further the understanding of consciousness through studying the effects of marijuana on short-term memory and how they relate to schizophrenia.  More ...

Director of the Fillius Jazz Archive Monk Rowe with British guitarist Laurence Juber.
Rowe Presents at International Music Conference

Monk Rowe, the Joe Williams Director of the Jazz Archive and lecturer in music performance, recently presented two programs at the International Society for Music Educators conference in Glasgow, Scotland. He also conducted interviews with Swedish jazz pianist Hakan Rydin and British guitarist Laurence Juber to add to the Jazz Archive.  More ...

Anna Mowat '18
Energy Star

In the U.S, buildings account for about 40% of primary energy use and 40% of C02 emissions. Improving energy conservation and efficiency is important for individuals today, but more so, for future generations. One way to increase efficiency is through accessible information for individual homeowners. This summer, physics and environmental studies double major Anna Mowat ’18 is tackling this issue by studying the heating efficiency of residential buildings. Her goal is to develop an accurate model that helps understand and improve the efficiency of residential houses. The research is supervised by Professor of Physics Seth Major.  More ...

Russian Elite Poll 2016
Washington Post Publishes Rivera's Analysis of Russian Poll

Titled “Russian elites are more expansionist, militaristic, and anti-American than at any point since 1993,” an analysis published in the Washington Post’s blog, The Monkey Cage, by Associate Professor of Government Sharon Werning Rivera affirms the article’s title.  The July 22 piece was written by Rivera with students in her Levitt Research Group – James Bryan ’16, Emma Raynor ’18, and Hunter Sobczak ’17.  More ...

Katherine Terrell
Terrell Presents at Two Conferences in the U.K.

Katherine H. Terrell, associate professor of English literature and creative writing, presented work at two conferences in the U.K. in July. At the Leeds International Medieval Congress she presented research on the Middle English romance Richard Coeur de Lion, which she is currently translating for Broadview. At the New Chaucer Society Congress in London, Terrell presented a poster titled "Chaucer in Scotland: Networks of Transmission."  More ...

Sebastian Lissarangue ’18, Nico Yardas ’18, Professor Alan Cafruny and Ryan Franquiz ’18.
Is Latin American “Pink Tide” Really Ebbing?

In the late 1990s, many Latin American countries turned away from the democratization and free market economies promoted by the United States. Instead, leaders such as Hugo Chávez, Lula da Silva and Evo Morales inaugurated a new era of left-leaning social movements and policies known as the Pink Tide. Over the past five years, many have surmised that Latin America is turning away from the values of the Pink Tide. A Levitt Summer Research Group is now researching the extent to which that’s true.  More ...

From left. Jonah Boucher, Jake McDougall (runner), Macy Lawler,  Elisa MacColl, Ray Schulmeyer, Henry Kang, Audrey Love and Truman Landowski.
New High-Tech Equipment for Vertebrate Physiology Lab

When Assistant Professor of Biology Cynthia Downs was awarded a Christian A. Johnson Teaching Enhancement award in November 2015, she used the grant to upgrade and expand the vertebrate physiology-teaching lab and offer students high-tech approaches to study aerobic fitness.  More ...

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