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Robert Baker, the William D. Williams Professor of Philosophy, will speak at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City on April 9. “Medical Ethics: A New York State of Mind” is being presented by The Heberden Society and the Division of Medical Ethics at the College.

Holli Frey, associate professor of geology, was awarded a $20,000 grant from the National Geographic Society Committee on Research and Exploration. The funds will support her research program and fieldwork in Dominica, followed by analytical work at Union and a joint Stanford-USGS lab.

Chad Orzel, associate professor of physics, is now a featured contributor for In his introduction (which can be read here), Orzel said he plans to write about how physics works, how science affects everyday life and current events. Read his most recently blog entry, “Science is Essentially Human; or Why Better STEM Education isn’t a Threat,” here.

Hilary Tann, the John Howard Payne Professor of Music, has two performances in Wales as part of her yearlong composer-residency with Music Center Wales. On April 2, the Welsh National Youth Training Choir in Swansea performed her accompanied choral piece “Wales, Our Land,” and April 4, Rob Buckland and the National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama will perform her saxophone concerto. Tann will be present for rehearsals and talk to the audiences at each event. Future concerts include a new piece for brass band ("All the Moon Long" - premiering July 25 and 26) and her large choral work, "Paradise," on tour in Argentina with the National Youth Choir of Wales in October.

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