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Lorraine Cox, associate professor of visual arts, presented her paper, “Consumed: Critiques of Globalization, Consumerism and Identity in Contemporary Art,” at “Art, Criticism and the Forces of Globalization,” a conference held at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton and the Tate Liverpool Museum in England. 

Benjamin Berger ’15 was accepted into the Humanities, Arts, Sciences and Technology Advanced Collaboratory Scholars program. Berger has been working with Andrew Burkett, assistant professor of English, Valerie Barr, professor of computer science, and Nicholas Webb, visiting assistant professor of computer science, to launch “The Blake Browser,” a digital humanities web tool that involves the painting, poetry and printmaking of artist William Blake. Read the computer science major’s first blog entry for HASTAC by clicking here. 

Tomas Dvorak, associate professor of economics, spoke at the annual meeting for the Society of Actuaries in National Harbor, Md. He presented his research, which showed the differences in returns from traditional pension plans versus 401K type plans. 

John Garver, professor of geology, was featured in a recent article in the Times Union, discussing a recent rockslide in Fort Ann, N.Y. The geologist explained the uncertainty of the source of the rock fall, which dropped large boulders onto a county highway, narrowly missing passing motorists. 

Robert Baker, the William D. Williams Professor of Philosophy and director of the Ethics Across the Curriculum Program, chaired two sessions at the national meeting of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities in Washington, D.C. One session commemorated the work of philosopher Bernard Gert, who visited Union last fall. Baker also led a session designed to solicit comments from ASBH members on a code of ethics proposed to the organization.  

Several oil paintings by Tina Lincer, associate director of Communications, are included in the four-woman exhibition, "Alchemists," at the Martinez Gallery in Troy, N.Y. The opening reception is today, Oct. 26, 5-8 p.m., during Troy Night Out. The show runs through Nov. 19.