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Cropped version of Christos photo

Physics major Christos Kakogiannis ’22 was awarded an honorable mention at the 12th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics in Beijing, China. The competition, associated with the International Astronomical Union, involved more than 200 students representing 39 countries including the U.S. and Kakogiannis’ native Greece. Kakogiannis and his teammates were invited to a meeting with Greece’s president, Prokopis Pavlopoulos.

Deidre Hill Butler, associate professor of sociology, contributed to a panel, “Strategies for Creating Africana Women's Archives,” at the Association of Black Women Historian’s 40th anniversary symposium hosted by Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She also participated in a seminar on women's global activism sponsored by the Faculty Resource Network in San Juan, Puerto Rico, earlier this month.

A new book co-authored by Stephen Leavitt, Dean of Students and professor of anthropology, was recently released. “Rethinking Psychological Anthropology: A Critical History” examines the changing trends of psychoanalytic, holistic, cognitive, interpretive and developmental approaches.

Tina Lincer, associate director of Communications and Marketing, is the featured artist in a solo exhibit presented by Albany Center Gallery at 3Fish Coffee in downtown Albany through May. The opening reception is Friday, Feb. 1, 5-8 p.m. Twenty of Lincer's oil paintings are on view.

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