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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Shoshana Keller
Keller Conducts Workshop at Russian, East European and Eurasian Center

Professor of History Shoshana Keller was invited to conduct a Junior Scholar Training Workshop for the University of Illinois Russian, East European and Eurasian Center June 18-20. The workshop for graduate students focused on methods of researching Soviet Central Asian history. Keller also conducted research on childhood and child labor in Soviet Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.  More ...

Ernest Williams
Williams Gives Paper at International Monarch Conference

Professor of Biology Ernest Williams participated in the international conference on Monarch Biology and Conservation June 21-23 in Minneapolis,where he gave a talk on “Microclimatic benefits of the high elevation oyamel fir forest.”  More ...

Edward Walker '62
CNN and The New York Times Feature Walker on Egyptian Politics

Edward “Ned” Walker ’62, the Christian A. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Global Political Theory and former ambassador to Egypt and Israel, discussed the election of the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi as Egypt’s next president with host Candy Crowley on the June 24 broadcast of CNN’s State of the Union. The New York Times in a June 25 article titled “Egypt Results Leave White House Relieved but Watchful” included one of Walker’s comments from the CNN interview.  More ...

Dan Chambliss
New York Times "The Choice" Features Chambliss Column

The New York Times “The Choice” blog featured a column by Dan Chambliss, the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology, titled “College Basics for High School Juniors” on June 25.  He recommended that students look for  “small classes, good teachers, exciting lectures, fellow students who really want to learn ... .”  More ...

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