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"Continental Divide - A History of American Mountaineering" by Maurice Isserman
Continental Divide Praised by Critics

“Like a hike into rough terrain, the book is full of surprises … And it is packed with fascinating details,”  proclaimed a Wall Street Journal reviewer in describing Professor of History Maurice Isserman’s newest book. According to publisher W.W. Norton & Company, Continental Divide – A History of American Mountaineering “tells the history of American mountaineering through four centuries of landmark climbs and first ascents.”   More ...

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was the most recent guest in the Sacerdote Great Names Series.
Three Renowned Scientists Present on Campus

In the weeks following spring break, there is usually an abundance of speakers on campus. This year was no exception with almost 100 speakers presenting in the last 30 days on myriad topics. Three well-known scientists were among them: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Robert Ballard and Michael Mann.  More ...

Cameron Brick
Brick’s Research Referenced in Article

A paper titled “Unearthing the ‘Green’ Personality: Core Traits Predict Environmentally Friendly Behavior,” co-authored by Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Cameron Brick, was referenced in an article that appeared in the Santa Barbara Independent (Santa Barbara, Calif.) on April 10.  More ...

Dan Chambliss
NPR's Hidden Brain Highlights Chambliss Research

During an April 5  NPR Hidden Brain podcast titled “Grit,”  University of Pennsylvania psychologist Angela Duckworth spoke about research conducted by Daniel Chambliss, the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology. Duckworth described Chambliss as “one of my favorite thinkers on this topic,” and referenced his extensive research on Olympic swimmers.  More ...

Continental Divide by Maurice Isserman
Isserman Discusses New Mountaineering Book Tonight

“An account both educational and perhaps surprisingly, thrilling,” is how Booklist described Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering in a recent review. Maurice Isserman, Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, will be discussing his new book, published by W.W. Norton this month, in the Glen House Great Room tonight, April 7, at 8 p.m.  More ...

Ann Owen
Owen Featured on American Public Media's Marketplace

American Public Media’s Marketplace broadcast on March 10 began with an examination of the differences between our country’s Federal Reserve policies as compared with other nations. The first commentator in the segment, titled A Transatlantic Central Banking Policy Disparity, was Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics, who observed, “Europe has not recovered as well as the U.S. has from the crisis. European monetary policy needs to be more aggressive.”  More ...

Maurice Isserman
Isserman Compares 1968 Campaign with 2016 in Reuters Essay

“There is rare agreement, on left and the right, that the 2016 presidential election season is looking to be a repeat of Democratic Party’s 1968 race,” began Maurice Isserman’s essay published by Reuters news service on March 7. The Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History and co-author of America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s, Isserman observed, “This time around, however, it is Republicans who seem most vulnerable to splintering after a fevered primary season."  More ...

NY Times Publishes Williams' Letter on Monarch's Challenges

The New York Times published a letter to the editor written by Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology Emeritus, titled Challenges Facing the Monarch Butterfly on March 7. In response to a Feb. 28 article titled Monarch Butterfly Migration Rebounds Easing Some Fears, Williams pointed out that, “...this year’s measurement remains less than a quarter of what it was 20 years ago.”  More ...

Philip Klinkner
Klinkner "Pretty Much Spot on"

Utica-based FM station WUTQ declared Philip Klinkner “pretty much spot on” after conducting live interviews the day of and the day after Super Tuesday with the James S. Sherman Professor of Government. Klinkner offered predictions and analysis of the outcomes. Syracuse’s Post-Standard also sought his perspectives on the previous day’s voting in an article titled Super Tuesday takeaways from 5 CNY political observers.  More ...

Dick Bedient
NY Times Publishes Bedient's Defense of Liberal Arts

Richard Bedient, the William R. Kenan Professor of Mathematics, penned a letter to the editor that was published in The New York Times on Feb. 29 in response to an article titled A Rising Call to Promote STEM Education and Cut Liberal Arts Funding. In his submission, Bedient proposed that “what we really need are graduates who have a working knowledge of the way the physical world works, who understand the equally complex world of human endeavor, and who have the ability to transmit that knowledge in written, spoken and artistic form. That is what the liberal arts are really about.”  More ...

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