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Stephen Wu and Kendall Weir '12
NPR Features Weir '12 and Wu Study

NPR’s science correspondent Shankar Vedantam featured a study on character versus performance and compensation in the National Football League (NFL) that began as Kendall Weir’s senior thesis by under the direction of Professor of Economics Stephen Wu. The Dec. 18 broadcast on NPR’s Morning Edition highlighted the results of Weir ’12 and Wu’s paper titled “Criminal Records and the Labor Market for Professional Athletes” published in The Journal of Sports Economics.  More ...

Jaime Kucinskas
Kucinskas Publishes Article on Religious Movements' Unobtrusive Tactics

A forthcoming article in the Sociology of Religion titled "The Unobtrusive Tactics of Religious Movements," by Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology Jaime Kucinskas,   is available through advance access.  The article discusses how religious movements build upon and through secular institutions to expand their influence.  More ...

Ann Owen
The Guardian Quotes Owen on Banking and the Fed

In an Oct. 29 article in The Guardian titled “The Fed has quietly ended its stimulus. Now the hard work really begins,” Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics, discussed how banks had benefited from the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing program and how banks would continue to benefit from the Fed’s decision to end that program.  More ...

Ann Owen
Owen's Remarks Featured on APM's Marketplace

“What the end of Quantitative Easing will and won’t mean,” the opening segment of American Public Media’s Oct. 28 Marketplace broadcast, began with Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics, defining quantitative easing (QE). She went on to explain that while ending QE may sound like a giant leap, it's actually a relatively small step because the Federal Reserve now has a balance sheet worth over $4 trillion.  More ...

Peter Cannavo
USA Today Publishes Cannavo Essay

USA Today published an opinion piece written by Associate Professor of Government Peter F. Cannavo titled “Global warming reveals our own Game of Thrones” on Oct. 16 in both its online and print editions. In his piece, Cannavo compares the manner in which many in the United States have overlooked or minimized the dangers related to global warming or, in fact, questioned its very existence, to that of the behavior of warring factions in the television show “Game of Thrones.”  More ...

How College Works
Chronicle of Higher Education Features Chambliss Video

How College Works, a book co-authored by Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology Daniel Chambliss and his former student Chris Takacs ’05, has been featured by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of its book club selections for the last six weeks. In closing the book discussion on the Chronicle site and in social media via #ChronBooks, the publication is featuring a video of Chambliss.  More ...

Erica De Bruin
De Bruin Presents at the University of Mannheim, Germany

Erica De Bruin, assistant professor of government, presented "Coups, Coup Prevention, and Civil War" at a workshop on the "Dynamics of Violence and the Role of the Security Sector," held on Sept. 25-26 at the University of Mannheim, Germany.  More ...

Chambliss, Grysman and Klinkner in National Media

Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology Daniel Chambliss, James S. Sherman Professor of Government Philip Klinkner and Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology Azriel Grysman were highlighted in national publications during the week of Sept. 15.  Chambliss penned an opinion piece for The Chronicle of Higher Education. Klinkner’s remarks appeared on Talking Points Memo (TPM), a major political news website, and Grysman was quoted  in Science of Us, a website within the New York Magazine site.

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How College Works
InsideHigherEd Features Second Chambliss Op-Ed

This summer InsideHigherEd published two opinion pieces by Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology Daniel F. Chambliss, both related to his research and resulting book How College Works. “Learn Your Students’ Names” appeared on August 26 and was preceded by “Beauty in Ugly Dorms” on June 25.  More ...

How College Works
The Chronicle "Book Club" Features How College Works

How College Works, a book co-authored by the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology Daniel Chambliss, continues to receive attention in the national media, this time as a Chronicle of Higher Education “Book Club” selection. Chambliss, along with his co-author and former student Christopher Takacs ’05, will initiate discussions of the book’s chapters by supplying weekly entries on the publication’s site for six weeks. They will also be tweeting with the hashtag #ChronBooks.  More ...

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