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Cay Anderson-Hanley, associate professor of psychology, David Cotter, professor of sociology, and Carol Weisse, professor of psychology, joined faculty from Colgate University, St. Lawrence University, and Hobart and William and Smith Colleges in an eight-day study tour in Ireland, where they focused on aging and end-of-life care. While in Ireland, the group presented “Partnering to Promote Care and Support in Aging Communities” at the International Symposium on Service Learning at the National University of Ireland at Galway. Anderson-Hanley and Weisse were also guests on the Kinvara FM radio show. The New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium organized the trip.

Joseph Johnson, director of writing programs, presented a paper, “Thoreau, Ancient Classics, and the Idea of Liberal Arts,” at the Thoreau Society Bicentennial Annual Gathering. This event drew scholars from around the world to celebrate the 200th anniversary of author Henry David Thoreau's birth, in his hometown of Concord, Mass.

Sirus Negahban '19, Pranav Shrestha '19 and Luke Dosiek, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, attended the 2017 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting in Chicago. Negahban’s poster, "Design of a power systems dynamics education module using a drum kit," won second prize in the student poster contest and was based on his work during the summer research program. Shrestha’s poster, “Distribution-level frequency estimation and modal analysis using inexpensive and open-source Phasor Measurement Unit,” is the culmination of research that includes a Scholars Project and two years of summer research. Dosiek presented a paper, “Model order sensitivity in ARMA-based electromechanical mode estimation algorithms under ambient power system conditions” in support of an ongoing Department of Energy project.

Research by Stephen Romero, associate professor of neuroscience, was presented at the 67th annual International Communication Association Conference in San Diego, Calif. The project is in collaboration with researchers at the University at Albany and Sayyida Hasan ’18. The study focuses on individuals’ decisions to talk about politics, including how willing individuals are to discuss different political issues with different discussion partners and at what pace they make these political discussion decisions.

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