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The Schenectady Silhouettes honored Jocelyne Akamaliza ‘19 and Jonathan Fields ‘19 at its annual scholarship dinner. Akamaliza, a bioengineering major, and Fields, a managerial economics major, were each awarded the Marshall G. Jones Scholarship for their community service and academic achievement. The scholarships are given to area college students in honor of Jones, a retired African-American engineer at General Electric. Founded in 1958, the Schenectady Silhouettes is a local African American community group whose mission is to “improve social relations and to stimulate community empowerment.” 

Valerie Barr, professor of computer science, was a panelist at the UN Women conference, “A Call to Action for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment.” Her panel, "Broadening Participation in Computing Fields: Bringing About Gender Parity," was organized by Google. 

CQ Press published the third edition of Public Opinion: Democratic Ideals, Democratic Practice, by Zoe Oxley, professor of political science. The piece, co-authored by Rosalee A. Clawson of Purdue University, links democratic theory with the best empirical research on public opinion. 

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