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A study by Cay Anderson-Hanley is in the September issue of Oprah. The magazine notes that participants, who exercised on cyber cycles rather than traditional exercise had increased cognitive abilities.

The Connecticut Post interviewed Alex Clain ‘15 about his summer as an intern at the Bruce Museum Seaside Center at Greenwich Point Park in Greenwich, Conn. Clain answered visitors’ questions about the center’s many wildlife species.

Rebecca Koopmann, associate professor of physics, received a $10,000 grant, sponsored by the Cornell-NASA NY Space Grant Consortium, for continued support of the College’s Space Grant Program.

“Between the Lines: Works on Canvas, Wood and Paper” by Tina Lincer, associate director of Communications and Marketing, is on view at the William K. Sanford Town Library in Loudonville through Sept. 28. The one-woman show contains more than 50 oil paintings as well as photos and collage. Among the collage pieces are greeting cards made from catalog cards recycled from the College’s Schaffer Library. An opening reception for the exhibit is set for Sunday, Sept. 9, 2-4 p.m.

Carl George, professor emeritus of biology, served as a juror for “Forces of Nature,” currently on display at the New York State Museum. The exhibit, which runs until the end of the year, demonstrates the important role illustration has in natural science research and education. George is part of a five-member panel of three scientists and two artists.

Peter Heinegg, professor of English, was a featured speaker the Albany Public Library. His talk centered around his book, “Crazy Culture: The Sins of Civilization.”

The work of Christopher Chabris, associate professor of psychology, was featured several times in The Wall Street Journal this summer. A book review examining Sam Kean’s “The Violinist’s Thumb” was published July 27. An essay, “Why We Should Scam the Scammers,” was published Aug. 3, co-authored by Daniel Simons of the University of Illinois.

The work of Fernando Orellana, associate professor of visual arts, is currently on display at the Collar Works Gallery in Troy as part of “Summer All Present.” The gallery is located on the third floor of 444 River St., and the show runs until Sept. 21.

Jennifer Matsue, associate professor of music and director of the Asian Studies program, secured a book deal with Routledge Publishing for “Focus: Music in Contemporary Japan.” The work moves from a general overview of contemporary Japanese culture, through discussion of key genres and music principles that character Japanese music broadly defined. She will also include her own research on percussion in Kyoto.