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A paper by Lisa Warenski, assistant professor of philosophy, titled "Relative Uncertainty in Term Loan Projection Models," has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence. Warenski’s paper offers a novel approach to thinking about credit risk in the banking industry.  

Samuel Amanuel, assistant professor of physics, was awarded a $12,753 Research Initiation Grant through the Cornell University-NY Space Grant Consortium. His project, “Specific Heat Capacity Measurements of Physically Confined Heat Transfer Fluids in Nano Porous Silica,” will further advance research in the College’s existing Space Grant Program. 

Chad Orzel, associate professor of physics, was recently featured on Cosmic Log, a blog on MSNBC. The story focused on his new book, “How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog.” Read the story by clicking here

Valerie Barr, chair of the Computer Science Department and director of Interdisciplinary Programs, was cited on The Scholarly Web, a blog featured in the Times Higher Education (U.K.). Barr addressed the importance of students learning in an interdisciplinary academic environment. 

Rudy Nydegger, professor of psychology, spoke at a recent panel at The College of Saint Rose, “Tethered 24/7: Staying Human with Today’s Technology.” 

A new film by James de Seve, visiting assistant professor of film studies, was screened this week at Flaherty NYC, a film series seminar. “ManDove,” created with Kian Tjong, takes viewers into an ancient and mysterious brotherhood of singing dove competitors in Java, Indonesia. 

Professor of Political Science Zoe Oxley published a second edition to her book, “Public Opinion: Democratic Ideals, Democratic Practice,” with co-author Rosalee A. Clawson. 

Several Boston publications reviewed a Cappella Clausura performance featuring compositions by Hilary Tann, the John Howard Payne Professor of Music. The Boston Musical Intelligencer, a blog for the Boston classical music scene, called Tann’s work “A zenith of the evening…with rolling, rhythmic textures.” The Boston Globe said: “Both Contemplations (8,9) and Contemplations (21, 22) borrow the rough-hewn austerity of early American psalmody, but combine it with Leonardo-like rhythmic extravagance and sudden slips into harmonic richness…” 

Brian Hauser, assistant professor of film studies and English, presented a paper at the 2012 Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Boston. “Evidence of What?: Harry Price’s and Upton Sinclair’s Most Haunted House,” examines an unproduced 1948 screenplay by Sinclair, its use of photographic documentation of a famous haunted house investigation and its influence on current reality television ghost hunting shows. 

An essay by Brian Peterson, assistant professor of African history, was recently featured on the website for the World Peace Foundation, an organization based at Tufts University. The piece focused on the concept and future of democracy in Mali.