April 7, 2008
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Speaker: Businesses' Environmental Responsibility Is Increasing
A talk titled "The Environmental Responsibility of Business
is to Increase its Profits" will be given by Pierre Desrochers,
assistant professor of geography at the University of Toronto,
Mississauga, on Wednesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium
of Hepburn Hall at St. Lawrence University. The event, part of
the economics department's visiting speakers series in political
economy, is also in the University's Contemporary Issues Forum,
and is open to the public, free of charge.
Contest At SLU Won By Team From Canton
A team from Hugh C.
Williams High School in Canton won the 64th Annual Pi Mu Epsilon
Interscholastic Mathematics Contest, held recently at St. Lawrence
University and sponsored by the University's mathematics, computer
science and statistics department and the local chapter of Pi Mu
Epsilon, the mathematics honorary.
|'Faces Of Homelessness'
Presentation At St. Lawrence
A presentation called
Faces of Homelessness will be given at St. Lawrence University on
Tuesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Eben Holden. Part of the Contemporary
Issues Forum, the presentation is open to the public, free of charge.
|St. Lawrence Hosting
Undergraduate Mathematics Conference
St. Lawrence University
is hosting this year's Hudson River Undergraduate Mathematics Conference
on campus April 19. The conference is held annually, and attended
by faculty and students from nearly 100 colleges, universities and
community colleges throughout New York and New England. For more
|Erin McCarthy elected chair of national education consortium
of Philosophy and Coordinator of the Asian Studies Program Erin McCarthy
has been elected chair of the Board of Directors of ASIANetwork,
a consortium of over 170 North American colleges and universities.
Complexity of Modern Science' Topic For Romer Lecture At SLU
"J. Robert Oppenheimer
and the Moral Complexity of Modern Science" is the title of
a talk by Hofstra University Professor of Chemistry David Cassidy
on Tuesday, April 22, at 8 p.m. in the auditorium of Hepburn Hall
at St. Lawrence University. The 2008 Alfred Romer Memorial Lecture,
it is open to the public, free of charge.
Brush Gallery Exhibits Prints, Drawings By Senior Alexa Unser
"Perched On a Thread Around
a Spool," an exhibition of prints and drawings by Alexa A.
Unser '08, will be in the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence
University from April 17 through May 31. Unser will give a talk on
the exhibition, which is her senior-year project, on Wednesday, April
23, at 5 p.m. in Room 123 of the Griffiths Art Center; the event,
open to the public free of charge, will be followed by a reception
in the gallery.
| Two St. Lawrence
University Students Earn Scholarship
Two St. Lawrence University students
have been awarded an Angelo Tagliacozzo Memorial Geological Scholarship.
Johanna Palmer '09, of East Meredith, NY, and Michael O'Connor '09,
of Rouses Point, NY, were among five students awarded scholarships;
Hunting & Fishing
Club Hosts Cocktail Party Fund-Raiser
The SLU Hunting and
Fishing Club will host a spring cocktail party at the Best Western
University Inn in Canton on Saturday, April 12. Doors open at 6 p.m.;
raffles and games will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., with a live auction
beginning at 8 p.m.
|St. Lawrence Sorority Hosting 'Casino
Night' For Charity
The St. Lawrence University chapter
of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, with the Foundation for Community
Betterment, will host a Las Vegas-style casino night on Saturday,
April 26, from 7 to 11 p.m. on the third floor of the Student Center
on campus; tables open at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $55 per person,
which includes hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer and initial gambling chips.
Guests are asked to wear cocktail attire, and bring new or gently
used children's outerwear to donate.
|University Chorus Plans Performances of Haydn
Two works by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) will be performed in concerts titled "Sacred Haydn" by the University Chorus, on Saturday, April 12, at 8 p.m. in Gunnison Memorial Chapel at St. Lawrence University and Sunday, April 13, 2 p.m. in St. Mary's Church in Canton. Both are open to the public, free of charge.
Duncan Ellis '86 has been recognized by Risk & Insurance magazine
as a top insurance broker serving clients in the chemical, real estate
and technology industry. Ellis is a managing director at Marsh, a unit
of Marsh & McLennan Companies, in New York. For more
|Scott Giles '82, of
Shelburne, VT, has been appointed to a three-year term on the U.S.
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance. Giles is vice
president for policy, research and planning at the Vermont Student
Assistance Corporation (VSAC). For more
Lawrence in the News
Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz's study, comparing the response of "big-box" retailers, the Coast Guard and the federal government to Hurricane Katrina, has drawn the attention of traditional and online media. Canada's National Post newspaper ran a story about the study on March 28. Horwitz was interviewed by Federal News Radio in Washington, D.C., on March 27 about the study, and an interview with Horwitz appeared March 31 on the "Homeland Security Today" Web site. Other outlets reporting on the study are ConsumerAffairs.com and MSN Money (April 2); the Rutherford Show, a live news radio show in Calgary, Alberta, Canada (April 1); the national Mark Levin radio show (March 30) and Hispanic Business (March 28). News of the study has also been reported on a number of Internet blogs and Internet-only news sites, including Democratic Underground, FreeRepublic.com, the Federal Times, National Review Online's "The Corner," and Reason magazine's "Hit and Run."
|St. Lawrence University, and Jonathan Edwards '09, were included in a March 23 story in the Miami Herald, about top Florida students increasingly looking beyond the Ivy League to small liberal arts colleges for better opportunities.
in the News
lacrosse routed SUNY Potsdam 14-5 and is currently ranked No. 15
in the nation.The women's team downed Wells College 20-2 and is
now 6-2 on the season. Baseball was swept in a double header by
Rochester. Paul Flanagan resigned as head women's hockey coach
to take over the same role at Syracuse University. He was replaced
by Chris Wells, a long-time assistant for the men's team. Former
men's soccer player Franco Bari '98 was named head coach of the
SLU women's soccer team.
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Site Updates and Features
New Podcasts! After a bit of technical difficulties, the podcast program is back on track. Two new podcasts are posted: listen to an NCPR interview with Siegel Lecturer Julia Pascal about her film on Jewish mothers and daughters and a Writers Series reading by Viebranz Visiting Writer K.L.Cook. Visit SLULive! for our podcasts as well as features such as the Laurentian
Singers performing our school songs, recording of the Bacheller
Memorial Chimes, links to our admissions video,
our photo albums, our student blogs, and our Web cam.
SLU Traditions and Fun Facts: April 3, 2008 was St. Lawrence's 152nd birthday. We received our charter from New York State on that date in 1856. If you were here in 2005-2006, you participated in St. Lawrence University's 150th anniversary celebration. We've maintained the Sesquicentennial Web site as our Tradition site, and it has features such as This Month in SLU History, Campus Traditions, Then & Now Photo galleries, and Fun Facts. Check it out and become an expert on SLU!
New!! Blogging from Europe: Keep up with Zoe Bludevich , who is studying in Vienna this semester: My most memorable travel experiences this semester often include me getting lost on some form of public transportation or on less traveled side streets of the city I’m visiting. These experiences alone of have taught me so much, but additionally have allowed me to see parts of the city I never would have seen otherwise. I have found that the best restaurants and shops are of course removed from the hustle and bustle of the tourist centers.Read more.
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Student, faculty and alumni profiles : Every other month, we post about 30 new profiles of students, faculty and alumni. We've been posting profiles for over two years and more than 350 profiles are available throughout the Web site. You'll find profiles in such pages as Graduates, Faculty, Students, Arts, Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, Research Opportunities, and many more. Check out the March/April profiles throughout the web site.
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