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David Gillikin, assistant professor of geology, and Donald Rodbell, professor and chair of the Geology Department, have been awarded a $325,000 National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation Grant. The funds allow the College to acquire a continuous flow Delta V Plus isotope ratio mass spectrometer and supplemental components to support interdisciplinary research and undergraduate student research training. This equipment is needed for several ongoing and new research projects being conducted by Gillikin and Rodbell, and other faculty members such as Laura MacManus-Spencer, associate professor chemistry; Steven Rice, professor of biology; Kathleen LoGiudice, associate professor of biology; and Jeffrey Corbin, associate professor of biology.

Professor of Geology John Garver was recently quoted in a Times Union article on Mohawk River flooding. The story discusses a soon-to-be-released map of the river valley and important facilities – such as schools, hospitals and water treatment plants – that lie in the path of future floods. Read the article by clicking here.

Eddie Summers, the President’s chief of staff, will be honored with the Marist College Young Alumnus Award this weekend at its Homecoming and Reunion Weekend. The award is given to an alumnus who has reached a significant level of achievement in his or her profession. Summers received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Marist.

Victoria Brooks, the director of Religious and Spiritual Life and campus Protestant minister, and Bonnie Cramer, director of the College’s Hillel, attended the 2012 Global Conference of Chaplains in Higher Education at Yale University. The theme for the five-day conference was “Mosaics in Motion: Spiritual Leadership in a Multi-Faith World.” More than 400 chaplains from around the world attended.

Stephen Schmidt, professor of economics, was featured in a story on WNYC, a public radio station based in New York City. Schmidt discussed Country Knolls, a housing development in nearby Clifton Park, which has the greatest income equality on the country.

An article about this year’s extended allergy season by Ajay Major ’12 was published in a recent edition of the Times Union. The former Concordiensis editor-in-chief is attending Albany Medical College and writing freelance health stories. Read Major’s story by clicking here.