People in the news - May 30, 2014

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Michael Warrener '16 and Rebecca Koopmann '89, professor of physics and astronomy, recently observed at the WIYN 0.9m telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Ariz. The observations of the star formation properties of nearby galaxies will clarify the role of a galaxy's environment on its evolution. Earlier in the year, Warrener observed with Koopmann and Lucas Viani '14 at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. Both trips were funded by Koopmann's Undergraduate ALFALFA Team grant from the National Science Foundation. Warrener received a Hoffleit Undergraduate Astronomy Research Scholarship at Yale University for the summer to continue his study of galaxy evolution. Lucas Viani will begin graduate studies in astronomy at Yale this fall.

An article by Joyce Madancy, associate professor and chair of the History Department, was published in the winter edition of The Social History of Alcohol and Drugs: An Interdisciplinary Journal. The piece was titled, “Smoke and Mirrors: Gender, Colonialism and the Royal Commission on Opium.”

Daniel Mosquera, associate professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, was invited to give a seminar in the Department of Portuguese at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. He presented “Between Ecology and Necropolitics: Of Trash and Self in Contemporary Brazilian Cinema." He also attended the two-day conference at Oxford, “The Tunisian Revolution: Origins, Process and Outcomes.”

An editorial piece by Eddie Summers, chief of staff, was published in the Poughkeepsie Journal. The article strategized how the city of Poughkeepsie could use its assets to remain viable in the global economy. Read his article here.