For the Record - Week of June 6, 2024

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Tommaso Gazzarri, Associate Professor of Classics, contributed to the international symposium "Contemplando la vita contemplativa," organized by Sapienza Università di Roma and Universität Bonn, via Zoom. He presented a paper on the interpretation of the second chapter of Seneca's philosophical treatise "De Otio" ("On Leisure").

Zoe Oxley, William D. Williams Professor of Political Science, was a co-organizer of the New Research on Gender in Political Psychology Conference, held at Brandeis University in late May. The mentoring and research conference brought together scholars who study gender and political psychology. Graduate students, post-docs, assistant professors, and associate professors presented and received feedback on developing research projects. Participants also received intentional mentoring from senior scholars, including discussions about research, teaching, professional development, and work-life balance. Salil Benegal, Joseph B. Board Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy, presented a paper titled "Inter and Intra-Partisan and Gender Variation on Climate Attitudes" at the conference.

Rachel Bryan '24, presented her thesis work (supervised by Professor of Geosciences Holli Frey and senior lecturer Matthew Manon) "Olivine Diffusion Chronometry Reveals Rapid Ascent Rates and Complex Eruptive History of Rangitoto, Auckland Volcanic Field, New Zealand" at the recent Cordillera-Rocky Mountain Geological Society of America meeting in Spokane, Washington. Frey subsequently presented their work and participated in a NSF-sponsored workshop at Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory on "The Mantle Supply of Magma at Subduction Zones and Beyond."

Works by 15 students, along with Rachel Stern, visiting assistant professor of photography, and Frank Rapant, photography and exhibition technician, are on view in a group exhibition at Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York in lower Manhattan. Participating students include: Zach Anisman ’27, Sam Brosnan ’24, Aspen Morris ’25, Andrea Mullen’24, Bryan Nunez ’24, Isabel Pacchiana ’24, Iris Phenix ’24, Spencer Shaffer ’27, Vu Chi Tam ‘24, Jack Vagianelis ’27, Lily Von Barren ’25, Ece Yenigun ’25 and Rowan Ziegler ’27. The exhibition is titled “Correspondence: circulation, collaboration, community,” and it runs through June 21. The work will then be archived on Baxter St’s website and in its library. Baxter St is one of New York’s oldest arts organizations.

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