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People in the news 03 - Sep 2013


Brad Hays, associate professor of political science, was recently a guest on WAMC’s “Congressional Corner,” discussing some of the high-profile cases that will be heard when the Supreme Court’s new term begins Oct. 7. 

Scott Kirkton, associate professor of biology, was featured in Science Daily and several other media outlets for his recent research that appeared in the Journal of Comparative Physiology. His work examined the respiratory system of the American grasshopper during periods right before molting. 

George Bizer, professor of psychology, was featured in a Times Union story about the social implications of “liking” a page on Facebook. Bizer said attitudes and evaluations of organizations used to be much more private, and “liking” a page is similar to wearing a bumper sticker for a Facebook page. Read the article by clicking here.  

Andrew Burkett, assistant professor of English, recently had three peer-reviewed articles accepted for publication. , "Introducing Blake Browser: William Blake and Computational Analysis," is forthcoming in Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly. It is co-authored by Valerie Barr, professor of computer science, Nick Webb, visiting assistant professor of computer science, Ben Berger '15 and Samuel Garson '13. His articles, “Chance in Darwinian Evolutionary Theory and British Romanticism" and “William Blake and the Emergence of Romantic Media Studies,” will be published in two separate special issues of Literature Compass.  

Research by Cay Anderson-Hanley, associate professor of psychology, was featured in Cognitive Neuroscience Society. The Q&A featured her work on the affects of aerobic exercise on cognitive abilities, and discussed the surprises in her research and what she plans to study next. 

Jennifer Matsue, associate professor of music and director of the Asian Studies program, was interviewed for a BBC radio documentary on the Northern Soul scene movement in Japan. Northern Soul is a type of R&B music that became popular in the United Kingdom in the late 1960s and later moved to Japan. To hear the documentary, click here