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People in the News - Feb 2013

Peter Bedford, the John and Jane Wold Professor of Religious Studies and director of the Religious Studies program, participated in a one-day workshop on "Jewish Identity through Text" at the Graduate School of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. The workshop brought together a dozen teachers of Jewish Studies at liberal arts colleges across the country with JTS faculty. Bedford presented on issues of Jewish identity raised in the early Second Temple period by the biblical book of Ezra.

Chris Chabris, associate professor of psychology, was recently interviewed by a
crew from Green Planet Productions for their upcoming documentary, Pump. Producers hope to debut the film, about the failure of the environmental movement to achieve its goals, at the Sundance Film Festival next year.

Therese A. McCarty, the Stephen J. and Diane K. Ciesinski Dean of Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Jim McLaughlin, director of Athletics, presented at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) annual meeting in Atlanta. The pair discussed strategies for successfully integrating athletics into the larger institutional mission.

Eric McDowell, assistant athletic director for Sports Information, presented to representatives from Division III institutions and conferences at the NCAA Convention in Grapevine, Texas. McDowell spoke about the partnership between the NCAA and the sports information profession.

Edward Summers, the president's chief of staff, recently penned an op-ed for Huff Post
College, "Campus safety and cost." To read the piece, click here.

Assistant women's hockey coach and former Harvard captain Julie Chu was inducted into the Women's Beanpot Hall of Fame. To learn more, click here.