People in the news - September 11, 2015

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Works on paper by Chris Duncan, the May I. Baker Professor of Visual Arts, was featured in a group exhibit, “Abstraction,” at the Carrie Haddad Gallery in Hudson, N.Y., in July and August.

Bunkong Tuon, associate professor of English, was a featured poet at the poetry open mic at Arthur's Market and Café in Schenectady in August. Tuon is celebrating the new release of his full- length poetry collection, Gruel.

David Olio ’17, a double major in English and Environmental Policy with a minor in Classical Civilization, has received a fall 2015 Phi Beta Kappa Writing Internship. The internships are geared for juniors and seniors majoring in the liberal arts or sciences who attend institutions with PBK chapters. Interns make a five-month commitment to the program and prepare a minimum of six publishable articles for The Key Reporter, the society’s news and alumni publication. Olio is a member of the men’s soccer team, enjoys reading early American literature and is interested in how to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. He aspires to attend law school. Founded in 1776, the Phi Beta Kappa Society is the nation’s oldest and most recognized academic honor society.

Lewis Davis, associate professor of economics, organized and hosted the 11th annual Workshop on Macroeconomics Research at Liberal Arts Colleges last month. The workshop hosted an assembly of 45 professors and featured 16 research presentations, five pedagogy discussions sessions and a panel discussion, “Publishing with Undergraduates.” Tomas Dvorak, professor of economics, served as the workshop’s co-organizer, local host, session chair and paper discussant. For more information on the event, click here.

A poem by Kimmo Rosenthal, professor of mathematics, was published in The Fib Review. “Murnane's World” is a poem whose structure (in this case word count) is determined by the mathematical Fibonacci sequence.

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