People in the news - Week of Oct. 30, 2020

Publication Date

Panels and Events:

Deidre Hill Butler, associate professor of sociology and academic chief diversity officer, participated in the Albany Business Review's Straight Talk virtual event about Business and Diversity Initiatives.

George Shaw, professor emeritus of geology, gave a physics colloquium talk virtually at the University at Albany on Oct. 23. The talk was on the “Probability of the Origin of Life on Earth-like Planets.” View his talk here.

Publications and Journals:

Christine Henseler, professor of Spanish, and her daughter, Leah Henseler, co-authored a book meant to empower students of all ages to pursue their passions in marine conservation. “Advice from the Ocean: Unexpected Paths into Marine Conservation” features 22 personal essays from professionals working in various fields. The book includes an essay by Kate Feller, assistant professor of biology. Learn more about the book here.

An article by Paulina Piotrowski ’15 and co-authored by David Gillikin, professor of geology, was published in Scientific Reports. “Forensic tracers of exposure to produced water in freshwater mussels: a preliminary assessment of Ba, Sr, and cyclic hydrocarbons” examines how freshwater mussels can be used to track fracking fluid contaminants in streams. The article can be read here.

An article by Catherine Walker, assistant professor of psychology, was published in Behavior Therapy. “Consequences of Repeated Critical Versus Neutral Body Checking in Women with High Shape or Weight Concern,” features co-authors from the University of California, San Francisco, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the University at Albany. Read the article here.

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