People in the news – Week of Oct. 4, 2019

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A paper by Nicole Theodosiou, associate professor of biology, and Emmanuela Oppong ’19 was published in Development Dynamics. The article, featured in a special edition of the journal, “Advances in Evolutionary and Developmental Biology,” includes cover art from Lauren Elder ’19. Theodosiou also was elected chair of the Professional Development and Education Committee of the Society of Developmental Biology.

Luke Dosiek, assistant professor of electrical, computer and biomedical engineering, presented at the 2019 GE Electrification Symposium at the GE Global Research Center in Niskayuna last month. His talk, "Recent Advances in Power System Measurement-Based Stability Assessment" was awarded best presentation.

Four students and three faculty members from the Geology Department presented at the annual Geological Society of America meeting in Phoenix, Ariz. Alaina Chormann ‘20, Stephen Camarra ‘20, Kaylee Velasquez ‘21 and Emma Puhalski ‘22 presented posters on topics ranging from vertebrate paleontology to paleoclimate reconstruction. David Gillikin, professor of geology, and John Garver, professor of geology, gave invited talks, and Jacqueline Smith, adjunct and research professor of geology, gave a talk that included several Union student co-authors.

An article co-authored by Timothy Stablein, associate professor of sociology, and Laura Schad ’16 was published in Qualitative Sociology. The piece is titled “Contemporary American Transience: Nomadism and the Rationale of Travel Amount Youth and Young Adults.” Read the article here.

George Shaw, professor emeritus of geology, gave a talk, “Life in the Universe," to the Albany Area Amateur Astronomers at miSci in September.

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