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Union recently hosted the “Symposium on Religion, Social Conflict, and Social Cohesion.” Organized by Lewis Davis, professor of economics, the event featured talks by 12 Union faculty members, including Davis. They are: Arsalan Khan, assistant professor of anthropology; Michele Angrist, professor of political science; Jia Gao, visiting assistant professor of economics; Judith Lewin, associate professor of English; Yasmine Van Wilt, Mellon fellow; Felmon Davis, professor of philosophy; David Cotter, professor of sociology; Peter Bedford, the John and Jane Wold Professor of Religious Studies; Dan Venning, assistant professor of theater and dance; Steven Sargent, professor of history; Kirk Wegter-McNelly, the John and Jane Wold Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies; and Sheri Lullo, assistant professor of art history. The symposium addressed the ways in which religion unites and divides us, as individuals and societies, and fostered discussion of how different disciplinary approaches to the study of religion inform, complement and challenge each other. The event was supported by The College’s Our Shared Humanities initiative.  

Work co-authored by Stephen Romero, associate professor of psychology, is featured in Hearing Research. The research is focused on treatment of noise-induced tinnitus. Romero co-authored the article with colleagues from the University of Iowa, Wayne State University and the University of Buffalo.

A work by Kimmo Rosenthal, professor of mathematics, was accepted for publication in the literary journal, KYSO Flash. Mon Ami Pierrot is based on the painting “Pierrot” by Jean-Antoine Watteau, which hangs in the Louvre.

Work by Chris Duncan, professor of visual art, will be on view at the PrattMWP Gallery in the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Museum of Art, Utica, Jan. 19-Feb 23. The exhibit is titled “Chris Duncan: Sculpture Space Alumni Exhibition,” and an opening reception is set for Jan. 19, 4-6 p.m. 

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