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A paper co-authored by Timothy Stablein, assistant professor of sociology, was recently published in Health Sociology Review. “Negotiating Stigma in Health Care: Disclosure and the Role of Electronic Health Records” is part of a collaborative study between Stablein and Dartmouth College about patient-provider interactions and the role of electronic health records. Read the full article here

At the Annual Institute of the Classical Association of the Empire State in Syracuse N.Y., Aurora Butera ’16 and Emily Pastore ’16 were awarded Terry Walker Scholarships for their work in classics. 

The Huffington Post published an essay by Christine Henseler, professor of Spanish and chair of the Modern Languages Department. Click here to read “The Millennial Perspective: What College Students Say About the Value of the Arts and Humanities.” 

Joyce Madancy, associate professor and chair of the History Department, was the featured speaker at Westfield State University's Guest Lecture Series.  She spoke on "Pipes and Politics: Opium Use in Modern China and Its Impact on Society." 

Six students presented research posters in astronomy at the Astronomical Society of New York meeting at Skidmore College. The presentations were:

  • "Constraining Cosmological Parameters Using the Correlation Function," by Michael Warrener '16. His adviser is Jon Marr, visiting associate professor of physics and astronomy.
  • "Modeling Pulsar Trajectory Tracebacks: A Common Origin for B2020+28 and B2021+51," by Brent Shapiro-Albert '16. His adviser is Gregory Hallenbeck, visiting assistant professor of physics and astronomy.
  • "Spectra Reduction Automation via Chi-Squared Minimization," by Ryan Muther '16. His adviser is Hallenbeck.
  • "Cleaning HI Spectra Contaminated by GPS RFI," by Kamin Sylvia '18. His adviser is Hallenbeck.
  • "Observing Scripts for the Arecibo Pisces-Perseus Supercluster Survey," by Rebeka Kelmar '17. Her adviser is Rebecca Koopmann ’89, professor and chair of the Physics and Astronomy Department.
  • "Improving Galaxy Surface Photometry Analysis," by Garrett Fitzgerald '18. His adviser is Koopmann.

Tina Lincer, associate director of Communications and Marketing, is a featured writer in “Brava!” a fundraiser for the YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, at The Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy. The event, set for this evening, includes 14 area writers who will read jury-selected poems and essays or perform songs and monologues. The YWCA-GCR is one of the area’s largest providers of supportive housing for homeless single women and women with children. 

Seyfollah Maleki, the R. Gordon Gould Professor of Physics and Astronomy, was recently awarded a Jonathan F. Reichert Foundation Equipment Grant for his project “Optical Components to Construct a Surface Plasmon Resonance Apparatus and a Self-Standing Microscope.” Learn more about the grant here.