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People in the news 02 - Sep 2013


Lori Marso, professor of political science, was awarded the Susan Okin and Iris Marion Young Award for her work in feminist theory at the American Political Science Association conference. The award was given specifically for her article published in Political Theory, titled “Simone de Beauvoir and Hannah Arendt: Judgments in Dark Times.” In addition, Marso was named to two editorial positions at academic journals: the critical exchanges editor for Contemporary Political Theory and to the Coordinating Editors Board at Theory and Event.

Tom Lobe, political science lecturer, was quoted in a news piece on WNYT in Albany discussing the debate over military action in Syria. His remarks on the complex situation previewed a presidential address. Watch the news story by clicking here.  

Kathleen LoGiudice, associate professor of biology, was quoted in an article in Science News, discussing research conducted by biologists at the University of Edinburgh. LoGiudice agreed with the researchers’ findings that mice wouldn’t avoid eating in areas contaminated with feces, increasing the risk of catching intestinal parasites. To read the story, click here

Linda Parker, director of Financial Aid, was featured in a story in U.S. News and World Report discussing revising a student’s financial aid package when family circumstances have changed. 

Jim de Seve, filmmaker-in-residence, will tour Japanese universities in October, presenting his documentary “ManDove,” co-directed by his husband, Kian Tjong. Screenings include the University of Tokyo, the Institute of Advanced Studies in Asia, and Waseda and Kyoto universities. He will also meet with Union students on a term abroad at Kansai Gaidai University. The film will screen at the upcoming Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival in Taipei and the STEPS Film Festival on Humanity, Animals and the Environment in Ukraine. The couple will travel to China in November to shoot a documentary on rural Hakka culture and gay rights in Meizhou, Guangdong Province. 

Mark Walker, the John Bigelow Professor of History, was quoted in Chemical & Engineering News on the chemistry used by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party in Germany and the role that chemical professional societies played in Nazi Germany.  

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