Michelle Chilcoat, associate professor of French and Francophone Studies and Women's and Gender Studies, has been invited to teach a graduate course in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University at Albany this semester. The course, “Legacies of French Colonialism,” focuses on how authors situated throughout France's former colonial empire confront questions of inheritance, genealogy and influence, while simultaneously resisting and reconfiguring the notion of what it means to be French.
Lewis Davis, assistant professor of Economics, has had two papers published this year. “Explaining the Evidence on Inequality and Growth: Informality and Redistribution” was published in the Berkeley Electronic Journal, Contributions to Macroeconomics, http://www.bepress.com/bejm/contributions/. “Market Transaction Costs in Industrialization and Demographic Transition” was published in the Pacific Economic Review by invitation as part of a special issue on the economics of endogenous specialization.
Robert Baker, professor of Philosophy and chair of the Alden March Bioethics Institute, and professor of Bioethics at Union Graduate College, will discuss “Brave New World: The Bioethical Issues Raised in ‘My Sister's Keeper,' on Monday, March 5, at noon in the McChesney Room, Schenectady County Public Library, corner of Clinton and Liberty Streets. The program will be preceded by a brief review of award-winning author, Jodi Picoult's “My Sister's Keeper” by Sue Lehrman, president and dean of the faculty of Union Graduate College. The free program is offered as part of a March Science Series in cooperation with Schenectady County's “One County One Book.”