People in the news - September 22, 2016

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Seven Union students participated in the New York Six Upstate Undergraduate Research Conference and Arts Exhibition Saturday, Sept. 16, at Hamilton College. Sydney Paluch ’17, Kathryn Evans ’17, and Elizabeth Altman '19 gave oral presentations, while Sharmeen Azher ’17 and Gianluca Avanzato ’18 took part in a student forum. Jessica Stark ’17 and James Boggs ’18 shared their research results during a poster session.

An article by Lewis Davis, professor of economics, was published in Kyklos. "Individual Responsibility and Economic Development: Evidence from Rainfall Data" investigates the links between rainfall patterns, individualism and economic development.

Rebecca Koopmann, professor of astronomy and chair of the Physics and Astronomy department, was awarded a $215,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for the Undergraduate ALFALFA Team Project, “Enhancing Undergraduate Research Experiences through Extragalactic Radio Astronomy.” Learn more about the research project here.