People in the news - October 23, 2015

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Lori Marso, professor of political science, has been awarded the Contemporary Political Theory Annual Prize for her article, “Solidarity sans identity: Richard Wright and Simone de Beauvoir theorize political subjectivity”, in Contemporary Political Theory, Volume 13, Number 3 (2014), pp. 242-262. The judges said this about the article: "In this article Lori Marso weaves rich theoretical insight into a gripping and moving narrative of the historical and intellectual encounter between Richard Wright and Simone de Beauvoir. Moving between France, Africa and the USA, Marso charts the intellectual journeys of both thinkers and their eventual rejection of the constraints of identity in favor of an existential freedom anchored in solidarity that crosses identities and borders. Not only does the reader get a wonderfully deep sense of the real intellectual struggles both figures experienced in thinking through what freedom might mean for the black and female subject but the narrative also forces the reader to think in general terms about what this might mean for us today."

Katherine Pouliot '16 and Carol Weisse, professor of psychology, had their paper "First year analysis of a new, home-based palliative care program offered jointly by a community hospital and local visiting nurse service" accepted to the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care. The research is the result of a community based learning research project with Ellis Medicine and the Visiting Nurse Service of Northeastern New York. Co-authors are Dr. David Pratt and Phil DiSorbo '71.

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