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How College Works
New York Times Features Chambliss Interview

Daniel Chambliss, the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology, was interviewed for a feature in the April 13 issue of The New York Times Education Life section titled “What Makes a Positive College Experience?” The article offered a glimpse of the extensive results from Chambliss’ decade-long, Mellon-funded student study culminating in the newly published How College Works. Co-authored with Chambliss’ former student and current University of Chicago doctoral student Christopher Takacs ’05, the book was released by Harvard University Press in March.  More ...

Angela Gizzi ’16
Angela Gizzi ’16 Awarded Critical Language Scholarship to Korea

Angela Gizzi ’16 has been awarded The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Korean in Wonju, Korea. Wonju is located in Gangwon Province and the Wonju campus is 30 minutes away from PyongChang, the host city of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.  More ...

Ann Owen
APM's Marketplace Features Owen

In an American Public Media Marketplace broadcast titled “Why the Federal Reserve is vague about interest rates,” Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics, explained the value of being able to predict the Federal Reserve’s interest rate decisions. Her comments were included in the March 19 Marketplace Morning Report in advance of the  conclusion of the Fed's Open Market Committee two-day policy meeting Wednesday afternoon.  More ...

David Rivera and Sharon Werning Rivera
Riveras Publish on ex-KGB Officers in Russian Elite

Sharon Werning Rivera, associate professor of government, and David W. Rivera, scholar-in-residence,  published “Is Russia a Militocracy? Conceptual Issues and Extant Findings Regarding Elite Militarization,” in Post-Soviet Affairs (No. 1 2014: 27-40). Post-Soviet Affairs is one of the leading area-studies journals for political scientists working on East Central Europe and Eurasia.

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Ann Owen
National Public Radio Quotes Owen

Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics, was quoted in a National Public Radio article titled “Workers May Be Missing, or Maybe Just Retiring” that appeared on hundreds of public radio websites across the country on Jan 22. The article, by NPR’s national economics correspondent Marilyn Geewax, analyzed the possible reasons for the nation’s declining unemployment rate.  More ...

Stephen Wu
Wu is Panelist at American Economic Association Meetings

Professor of Economics Stephen Wu participated in the 2014 American Economic Association Annual Meetings, held in Philadelphia on Jan. 3-5.  He was part of panel discussion of online learning in economics courses in a session titled "Research in Economic Education."  More ...

Philip Klinkner
Huffington Post Publishes Klinkner Essay

The Huffington Post published an essay by Philip Klinkner, the James S. Sherman Professor of Government, titled “Breaking up California: The Political Impact” in December. Klinkner provided a political analysis of investor Tim Draper’s proposal to split California into six states.  More ...

Dan Chambliss
New York Times Publishes Chambliss Letter

The New York Times included a letter in its Dec. 24 edition written by Daniel Chambliss, the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology, in response to an opinion piece by Randolph College President Bradley W. Bateman titled “The Wrong Ratings.”   Chambliss’ letter appeared under the banner “Do College Ratings Help Prospective Students?”  More ...

Ann Owen
Marketplace Interviews Owen on Quantitative Easing

Ann Owen, the Henry Platt Bristol Professor of Economics, was interviewed for an American Public Media Marketplace broadcast on Tuesday, Dec. 17. The segment, “Three Risks You Didn’t Know about the Fed,” focused on some lesser-known risks of the Federal Reserve tapering off its bond purchases known as quantitative easing (QE).  More ...

Omobolaji Olarinmoye
Olarinmoye Serves on SAGE Open Editorial Board

Visiting Assistant Professor of Government Omobolaji Olarinmoye has been appointed to the editorial board of SAGE Open.  More ...

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