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News Digest
February 2, 2009
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Campus News
SLU Global Studies Prof Giving Talk On 'Why Palestine Matters So Much'
St. Lawrence University Associate Professor of Global Studies John Collins will give a talk, titled "Settler Colonialism and Its Discontents: Why Palestine Matters So Much," on Tuesday, February 17, at 7:30 p.m. in Eben Holden. The event is part of the Contemporary Issues Forum. For more

An essay advocating a "one-state solution" to conflict between Palestinians and Israeli Jews, by Associate Professor of Global Studies John Collins, was published in the Albany (NY) Times Union on January 30 and the Atlanta Journal- Constitution on February 1.
Read the essay in the Times Union.
Read the essay in the Journal-Constitution.

Syracuse University Economist To Speak At SLU
Syracuse University Professor of Economics Jerry Evensky will give a talk called "Adam Smith on Trust, Faith, and the Human Prospect" on Wednesday, February 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Hepburn Hall. The event is part of the Contemporary Issues Forum and the Economics Department Speaker Series.
For more
Mira Trio To Perform Music Of 'Fanny & Felix' At St. Lawrence
The Mira Trio will perform a concert called "Fanny and Felix: The Music of Fanny Hensel and Felix Mendelssohn" on Wednesday, February 18, at 8 p.m. in The Underground, E.J. Noble University Center, at St. Lawrence University.
For more
St. Lawrence In the News
St. Lawrence's "Bringing Theory to Practice" program is the featured story in the January/February issue of the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) newsletter. The story includes information about Professor of Mathematics Patti Frazer Lock's FYP; Lock and Associate Dean of the First Year Catherine Crosby-Currie are quoted in the piece, which cites work by Director of Institutional Research Christine Zimmerman and Anne-Marie FitzGerald, research associate.
Read the story.
Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz was among the economist signatories in a Cato Institute-sponsored advertisement that ran in the Washington Post, New York Times and Roll Call on January 28, opposing President Barack Obama's economic stimulus plan. He was also quoted in a January 26 story on the Web site of the History News Network, about how government "bailouts" work and was quoted in a story on the Reason magazine Web site January 29, about President Obama's economic stimulus package.
Read the story.
Professor of Psychology Alan Searleman was quoted in a January 26 story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, about left-handedness; the story included information about the number of U.S. presidents -- such as President Obama -- who are or were left-handed.
More Laurentians in the News
Saints Sports
Men's hockey enjoyed a fantastic weekend, starting with an 8-1 blowout of No. 4 ranked Cornell Friday and capped by a 4-2 win over Colgate Saturday at Appleton. The Saints are tied for sixth place in the ECACHL, two points ahead of Clarkson heading into this weekend's home-and-home league series with the Golden Knights. Women's hockey beat Cornell, but dropped a game at Colgate Saturday. Men's basketball swept Hamilton and Hobart, as did women's basketball. Women's alpine skiing placed a strong sixth at the UNH Carnival. The nordic skiing team placed eighth at the event.
More SLU Sports

Web Site NEW Features, Updates, and Reminders

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 400 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 NEW profiles throughout the web site.

Blogs Keep you Up to Date with SLU!

Shaunie Cadieux '12
writes about life as a first-year student and coming to know her new home-away-from home. Read Shaunie's blog.
Bela Vonnak '09
, a psychology major, is a member of the Saints men's basketball team. Read Bela's blog.
Blake Carbone '09 and Josh Johnson '10
continue to blog for the academic year.  Read more from Blake and Josh.  
Admissions Counselors Bridget Everly and John Gursky are blogging. Read from Bridget and John
The Weave, created by Global Studies, is a public intellectual project that brings together a range of perspectives on local, national and global issues and on mainstream and independent media coverage of those issues.

From Fall 2008
Projet Blog en France
SLU blog desde Espana

SLU Live!
includes features such as the Laurentian Singers performing our school songs, recording of the Bacheller Memorial Chimes, links to our admissions video and new helicopter video, our photo albums, our blogs, and our Web cam.


Helicopter Video View of the North Country!

St. Lawrence collaborated with several regional institutions to commission a helicopter video of the North Country. Enjoy the video tour that begins with a bird's eye view of our varsity crew team practicing on the St. Lawrence river, then shares the Thousands Islands region, Canton, the St. Lawrence campus, the foothills of the Adirondacks, Canaras and the Upper Saranac Lake region.

Sports Desktop Wallpapers
We now have desktop wallpapers available for your home or office computers of all the winter sports teams, as well as men's and women's hockey. In addition to a stunning image of each sport, the 2008-09 schedules for each team will be right there for you to view. The spring teams will be added in the near future. Go to the homepage of your favorite winter sports teams and download today!

We're on Facebook!

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St. Lawrence YouTube site
You can watch SLU videos in many ways, including links on our own Web site's SLU Live! page, and now, on an SLU YouTube site.

St. Lawrence is now on LinkedIn! LinkedIn is an online network of more than 25 million experienced professionals from around the world, representing 150 industries. Make connections today!

360 Virtual Tours!
We've photographed 14 spaces throughout campus to show each in a 360-degree panoramic view. Check out our 360s!

News Digest Archive
News Digest is a weekly compilation of the news releases and Web feature stories created in the past week. It is released, generally, every Monday.

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