People in the news- October 8, 2015

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Lewis Davis, professor of economics, presented a paper on "Political Economy of Growth with a Taste for Status" at the Liberal Arts Colleges Development Economics Conference at Lafayette College on Sept. 10. The paper shows that concerns over social status may lead to the adoption of growth-retarding policies in societies with oligarchic or populist political systems.

Joseph Johnson, director of Writing Programs, gave a lecture, "Thoreau and the Liberal Arts: Transcendental Higher Learning for the Twenty-First Century," at St. Michael’s College. His talk was part of the college’s Humanities Center Lecture Series.

Stephen Romero, associate professor of psychology, was a featured speaker this summer for students in the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Summer Internship Program at the National Institute of Health. Romero, an alumnus of the program, spoke on his experience with the NIH and also gave a talk, “Career Plasticity Leads to Studying Neuronal Plasticity.”

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