Sarah Boone, assistant director of Minerva Programs, and Devin Schehrer, assistant director of Residential Life, were invited to present at the National American College Personnel Association Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. Their presentation, “Understand the Quarter Life Crisis,” was selected from 700 to be part of the educational curriculum for professional experience.Read More
Thomas C. Werner, the Florence B. Sherwood Professor of Physical Sciences, gave a keynote talk at the Sixth Annual Rensselaer Colloquium on Teaching and Learning earlier this month. The talk was titled, “Undergraduate Research: Past, Present and Future.”Read More
Jordan Smith, professor of English, has published a new book of poetry, The Names of Things Are Leaving (University of Tampa Press). Smith moves easily between subjects as diverse as bluegrass and opera. He also examines the historic landscape of various locales in a warm, personal, and imaginative narrative voice, bringing to life things long forgotten.Read More
Fuat Sener, associate professor of Economics, who is on sabbatical as a visiting scholar at Columbia University for the 2005-06 academic year, has published a paper, “Labor Market Rigidities and R&D-based Growth in the Global Economy,” in the May 2006 issue of Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. The paper constructs a theoretical trade model that allows for institutional differences in labor markets across countries. Using this setting, Sener investigates the recent trends in unemployment, wages and innovation for the United States and European economies.
In addition, Sener spent nine days at Japan's Kobe University in March as a fully-funded visiting scholar. During his visit, he presented a paper titled “Globalization, R&D and Endogenous Choice of Technology,” co-authored with the university's Laixun Zhao. That same month, Sener presented a paper titled “Intellectual Property Rights and Rent Protection in a North-South Product Cycle model” at Columbia University.Read More
Tom Lobe, visiting professor of Political Science, has been selected to attend the Council on International Educational Exchange's Seminar on “Muslim Communities in Contemporary Europe,” to be held in France and the Netherlands in June. He will travel to Paris and Leiden to study the relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims in Europe and integrate these experiences into his Human Rights Seminar this fall.Read More