Valerie Barr, professor of computer science, gave two talks last week. The first was at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on “Disciplinary Thinking, Computational Doing: Promoting Interdisciplinary Computing While Transforming Computer Science Enrollments.” The talk was jointly sponsored by the STEM Education Institute and the university’s Computer Science Department. Her second talk was at Hofstra University titled, “The Toy Aisle Still Matters: The State of Women in STEM.” The talk was organized by Hofstra’s Women’s Studies Program.
An article by Christine Henseler, professor of Spanish and chair of the Modern Languages Department, was published by CCTV, a news media outlet in China. The piece is titled “Chinese Should Recognize True Value of Liberal Arts Education.”