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People in the news 04 - Jan 2014



President Stephen C. Ainlay speaks to the crowd in College Park Hall.
President Stephen C. Ainlay speaks to the crowd in College Park Hall.

President Stephen C. Ainlay spoke at the College’s “Climate Change: Adaptation and Building Resiliency in our Communities” last week, welcoming local officials and professionals. The conference featured presentations and workshops on the ecosystem and public health implications of climate change, smart growth, land use planning and floodplains and stormwater regulations. 

Chad Orzel, associate professor and chair of the Physics Department, participated in a Google Hangout about faculty members who write blogs. Watch the hangout and read more on his blog.

An article on the Wall Street Journal’s “Moneybeat” blog details the ups and downs of investment for Mary O’Keeffe, who teaches economics classes, and her late husband, Ross Miller. “When a Great Gain Causes Pain,” discusses the psychology of investing and how the big swings in the stock market can affect rational thinking. Read the article here.  (subscription may be required) 

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