February 26, 2010
Barbara Tewksbury, the Upson Chair for Public Discourse and Professor of Geosciences, is part of a team that has won a national award for a web site that they have developed over the past eight years to improve undergraduate geoscience education. The Web site On the Cutting Edge
: Professional Development for Geoscience Faculty, has been awarded the 2009 Science Prize for Online Resources in Education (SPORE) by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Science
magazine. More ...
February 25, 2010
The New York Times
included Fallen Giants - A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes
in its “Paperback Row” column in the Sunday Book Review
on Feb. 21. Co-authored by James L. Ferguson Professor of History Maurice Isserman and University of Rochester professor Stewart Weaver, the book was described as "an awe-inspiring work of history and storytelling." The Times
originally reviewed Fallen Giants
in September 2008. More ...
February 14, 2010
Barbara Gold, the Edward North Professor of Classics, was interviewed for the Livescience.com Web site for a story titled "Valentines in Ancient Rome Were All About Pain" (2/14/10). "Unlike what you see in contemporary stores where we have valentines that are all clouds and dreamy and romantic, the Romans had a very different kind of take on love," said Gold, "It's not something that is a good feeling usually; it's something that torments you." More ...
January 27, 2010
Possible negative effects of political encroachment into monetary affairs was the focus of a Reuters article titled “Bernanke tussle deals new blow to Fed autonomy”
in which Professor of Economics Ann Owen was quoted. "What you don't want is the FOMC [Federal Open Market Committee] thinking about political repercussions of monetary policy." More ...
November 17, 2009
Professor of Economics Ann Owen was interviewed
by American Public Media Marketplace
reporter Jeremy Hobson about Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s Nov. 16 speech. Owen, a former Federal Reserve Board of Governors economist, said that the chairman's words are part of the Fed's strategy to deal with inflation. More ...
November 17, 2009
Professor of Anthropology Emeritus Douglas Raybeck responsed to a Chronicle of Higher Education
commentary, “Springsteen, U2, Rod Serling, and Robin Hood," with a letter to the editor
that appeared in the Nov. 1 issue. More ...
November 6, 2009
Professor of Government David Paris '71 contributed an op-ed to Inside Higher Ed
(11/6/09). In “The Clock is Ticking,” Paris writes that it is only a matter of time before the Obama administration, like its predecessor, focuses intently on higher education accountability. College leaders shouldn't wait, Paris warns. More ...