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People in the News 02 - Mar 2013



“Stone Lion,” an intaglio aquatint by Licia (Shiqing) He ’14, won an honorable mention at recent art contest.
“Stone Lion,” an intaglio aquatint by Licia (Shiqing) He ’14, won an honorable mention at recent art contest.

Three works by Licia (Shiqing) He ’14, a double major in studio art and computer science, are included in “120,” an intercollegiate art competition currently on exhibit at the Lapham Gallery in Glens Falls, N.Y. He’s “Stone Lion,” an intaglio aquatint, won an honorable mention. Her other exhibited works are “Phryne,” a polymer photogravure, and “Emerald,” a watercolor. Sponsored by the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council, the show runs through March 29.

Jillmarie Murphy, assistant professor of English, attended the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association Conference in Fresno, Calif. Murphy presented a paper on 1839 Union College graduate Joel Tyler Headley, “Analeptic Sublime: Attachment Theory and Restorative Environments in Joel Tyler Headley’s Adirondack; or, Life in the Woods.”

Hilary Tann, the John Howard Payne Professor of Music, was the Composer-in-Residence at the Women Composers Festival of Hartford, March 2-9. To read an interview with Tann in the Hartford Advocate, click here.

Valerie Barr, professor of Computer Science and director of Interdisciplinary Programs, attended SIGCSE 2013, the annual conference of the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education. She presented as part of the annual panel "Rediscovering the Passion, Beauty, Joy and Awe: Making Computing Fun Again," along with Daniel Garcia of UC- Berkeley, Mark Guzdial of Georgia Tech and David Malan of Harvard University.

Christopher Chabris, associate professor of psychology, co-authored an op-ed in the New York Times with his research partner, Daniel Simons of the University of Illinois. The pair analyzed a recent paper that found obesity to be more prevalent in areas with more outdoor food advertising, and then went on to suggest a need for regulation and taxation of such "obesigenic" ads. To read the article, click here.