People in the news – week of Nov. 19, 2021

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Hans-Friedrich Mueller, the Thomas Lamont Professor of Ancient and Modern Literature, was elected to regular membership in the Société Internationale de la Bibliographie Classique (International Society for Classical Bibliography) at its meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Nov. 6. SIBC oversees the annual collection, the assessment, and the publication of a critical and analytical bibliography of scholarship in the fields of ancient Greek and Roman studies. Established 100 years ago in Paris, SIBC now has branches across the world.

Several Union geoscientists presented at the 2021 annual Geological Society of America meeting. Emma Puhalski ‘22 presented her senior research on Antarctic scallop shell archives of sea ice state with co-authors David Gillikin, professor of geoscience, and Anouk Verheyden, lecturer of geosciences. Holli Frey, professor of geosciences, and Matthew Manon, lecturer of geosciences, gave a talk with student co-authors Grace Levins ‘23 and Sydney Walters ‘22 on last year's explosive volcanic eruption on St. Vincent. Mason Stahl, the James M. Kenney Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering, and Tyler Mar ‘21 gave a talk on seasonal groundwater levels in aquifers in the U.S., and Stahl also led a session on hydrology. Donald Rodbell, the John and Jane Wold Professor of Geosciences, was also co-author on a presentation discussing Holocene glacier movements in South America.

SunThru CEO John Costa '17 participated in the FuzeHub 2021 Commercialization Competition at the NYS Innovation Summit earlier this week and won $50,000 for SunThru. Ann Anderson, the Agnes S. MacDonald Professor of Mechanical Engineering, is SunThru’s Chief Technology Officer and Mary Carroll, the Dwane W. Crichton Professor of Chemistry, is the company’s Chief Science Officer. Read more about the competition in the Daily Gazette here.

Deidre Butler, associate professor of sociology and director of Faculty Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, recently gave a virtual talk on “Framing Belonging in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Work” at her alma mater Clark University.