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George Shaw, professor emeritus, delivered two lectures on “The Emergence of Life,” at the Glen Eddy Senior Living Community and at a UCALL meeting in College Park Hall.

Chad Orzel, the R. Gordon Gould Associate Professor of Physics, was part of a panel on quantum computing at the National Association of Science Writers meeting in Washington, D.C. “Science + Science Writing: Weird Science: Case Studies in Communicating Quantum Physics" was part of a program sponsored by the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, bringing together scientists and science writers to discuss complex topics. The panel also featured speakers from the Joint Quantum Institute at the University of Maryland and the senior physics reporter for Nature. Read more about the panel on Orzel’s blog post.

Tina Lincer, associate director of Communications and Marketing, is a featured essayist in “BraVa!,” a fundraiser for the YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, at The Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy. The event, set for this evening, includes area writers who will read their jury-selected essays and poems or perform songs and monologues. The YWCA-GCR is one of the area’s largest providers of supportive housing for homeless single women and women with children.

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