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George Shaw, professor emeritus of geology, was a member of the WAMC VoxPop Science Forum panel on March 10. Topics discussed included “supervolcanos,” water purification and the relationship between science and engineering and the arts, among others. He also recently presented a kick-off lecture at the Falconer Natural History 2016 Spring Lecture Series at the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center at the University at Albany. His talk was titled, “Earth’s Earliest Atmosphere and Surface, a New-Old View.”

Nine geology seniors presented their research at the Northeastern Geological Society of America meeting in Albany. Three students gave talks, including Matthew Amatruda ‘16, Brandt Scott ‘16 and Olivia Thurston ’16. Six presented posters including Karyn Defranco ‘16, Elise Farrington ‘16, Colby Howland ‘16, Sarah Kittross ‘16, Caitlin Mcmanimon ‘16 and Laura Pacheco ’16. Three faculty members, John Garver, Don Rodbell and Kurt Hollocher, and alumnus Nick Weidhaas ‘15 delivered talks at the event. 

The dance company headed by Marcus Rogers, Dance Program assistant director, competed in 11 numbers at the Turn It Up Dance Challenge at the Egg Center for the Performing Arts in Albany. The Marcus Rogers Dance Company received five high golds and two overall high scores from the judges, as well as special awards for “Most Passionate” and “Most Entertaining and Energetic” numbers. The company goes on to compete at the Legacy Dance Championship regionals in Springfield, Mass., in mid-April.  

Three students have been named IBM Summer Research interns. Matthew Goff ’17 and Galen Moynihan ’17 will work for IBM in India, and and Yucan Liu ’17 will travel to China. To learn more about the internship program, click here

Christine Henseler, professor of Spanish, presented at the National Humanities Alliance Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day in Washington D.C. She was part of a panel on the return on investment of the humanities. Her talk was: "Sustaining the Arts and Humanities: Developing an ROI and Advocacy Strategy." Read more about it here