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Carl Rubino
WAMC Features Rubino on Star Wars

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio in Albany will feature a reading by Carl Rubino, the Winslow Professor of Classics, on Tuesday, July 17, as part of the public radio station’s Academic Minute. During his reading, Rubino explains why the Star Wars series is attracting a whole new generation of fans.  “The Star Wars films bear witness to the enduring power of this ancient legacy, which has much to do with the secret of their appeal”  More ...

Sharon and David Rivera Publish in POLIS

Associate Professor of Government Sharon Rivera and Scholar-in-Residence David Rivera recently published an article titled “El’tsin, Putin i prezidentskaya vlast’” (“Yeltsin, Putin, and Presidential Power”) in Politicheskie issledovaniya, or POLIS, (“Political Research”), No. 3 (2012): 19-29.  More ...

Eugene Domack
Scientific American Features Domack Research

"Witness to an Antarctic Meltdown - Scientists Trek to Collapsing Glaciers to Assess Antarctica’s Meltdown and Sea-Level Rise," an article that appeared in the Scientific American’s July issue, focused on research performed during the 2010 LARISSA (LARsen Ice Shelf System, Antarctica) expedition for which Hamilton Geosciences Professor Eugene Domack served as Principal Investigator. Writer Douglas Fox, who accompanied the 30 scientists on the two-month expedition, described the researchers’ efforts to determine how fast the continent is melting and what that might mean for sea-level rise.  More ...

Erol Balkan
Balkan Discusses Occupy Wall Street Movement in Turkey

Professor of Economics Erol Balkan presented a paper titled “Occupy Wall Street!” on July 7 in an international symposium at Yildiz Technical University, Besiktas in Istanbul, Turkey. The symposium, “Veblen, Capitalism and Possibilities for a Rational Economic Order,” focused on central features of Veblen’s thought.  More ...

John McEnroe
McEnroe Lectures in Athens

John McEnroe, The John and Anne Fischer Professor of Fine Arts, delivered a paper on the final phase of the Minoan palace at Knossos (Crete) at an international colloquium in Athens on June 22. The colloquium was organized by the Canadian Institute in Greece and held at the Italian School of Archaeology in Athens.  More ...

Chaise LaDousa
Oxford University Press Publishes LaDousa’s Article

Associate Professor of Anthropology Chaise LaDousa’s article “On Mother and Other Tongues: Sociolinguistics, Schools, and Language Ideology in North India” has been included in the new edition of Making Sense of Language: Readings in Culture and Communication.  More ...

Naomi Guttman
Guttman Publishes in Food and Foodways

Naomi Guttman, professor of English and creative writing, has published the personal essay "Trial by Pancake: Confessions in Child-Feeding," in Food and Foodways: Explorations in the History and Culture of Human Nourishment, Volume 20, Issue 2, 2012.  More ...

Samuel Pellman
Pellman Work Commissioned by Crossroads District Choir

The Crossroads District Choir on June 2 presented the premiere performance of “It's a Good Day,” an anthem composed by Leonard C. Ferguson Professor of Music Samuel Pellman.  The work was commissioned by the Upper New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.  More ...

Mwantuali Publishes Article on Writer Michel Leiris’ “Easter Eggs”

Associate Professor of French Joseph Mwantuali published an article titled “Michel Leiris: Poésie et ‘mystique du language’ ” (“Poetry and the ‘mysticism of language’”) in Cahier Leiris, the June issue of the French journal Les Cahiers.  More ...

Yvonne Zylan
Zylan Presents Paper, Chairs Panel at Law and Society Conference

Associate Professor of Sociology Yvonne Zylan presented a paper at this year’s Law and Society Association’s annual meetings held in Honolulu, Hawai’i, June 5-8.  The theme of the conference was “Sociolegal Conversations across a Sea of Islands.”  More ...

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