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News Digest
January 10, 2011
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Professor, Five Students Travel to Middle East
Five students and Assistant Professor of Government Ronnie Olesker traveled to the Middle East during the semester break, so students could conduct research projects on the region's conflicts. They blogged about their experiences there; read what they have to say.
Alumni News
Dramatic Film Produced By Patrick Cunningham '87 Competing At Sundance Festival
A film produced by Patrick Cunningham '87 will make its debut in the Dramatic Competition of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, beginning January 21. Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene, produced by Cunningham, is written and directed by Sean Durkin.
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St. Lawrence In the News
Peterson Professor of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Duncan Melville was the subject of a "Q-and-A" profile in the Watertown Daily Times on January 6, 2011, regarding his research on mathematics in ancient Mesopotamia.
A guest editorial on New York State's government by Emeritus Munsil Professor of Government Robert Wells was published in the Watertown Daily Times on January 7, 2011.
The January 6, 2011 edition of the Watertown Daily Times included a feature story on St. Lawrence's ranking by Forbes magazine for having minorities and women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
A feature story about Maya Cameron-Gilsey '11 and her decision to shave her head to raise money for children's health care facilities, ran in her hometown newspaper, the Gloucester Times in Massachusetts on December 31, 2011.
A balloon that contained a note from a nursing home resident in Canada, and landed at MacAllaster House, generated a response and stories in the November 18, 2010 edition of the Northwest EMC newspaper in Foxboro, Ontario, and the December 27, 2010 edition of the Watertown Daily Times.
Assistant Professor of Government Ronnie Olesker accompanied five students to the Middle East over the holiday break, so they could work on research projects involving conflict in the region. On December 24, 2010, the Watertown Daily Times published a feature story about the project.
A letter to the editor of the Watertown Daily Times by Ryan Gillard '11 was published on December 21, 2010. The topic was related to a Senior-Year Experience project Gillard researched with Associate Professor of Biology Erika Barthelmess.
Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz was a guest on Fox News' "Freedom Watch" on December 21, 2010, and January 6, 2011, discussing the Federal Reserve and the possible bail-out of states. Horwitz has accepted the program's invitation to be a weekly guest. In addition, published an essay on January 5, 2011, titled "A Scientific World View Includes Economics," co-authored by Horwitz.
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Athletics News

Athletic Program Ranked 14th in Learfield Cup Standings
St. Lawrence University's athletic program has matched its highest ranking since the introduction of the Director's Cup in 1995-96, finishing the fall season ranked 14th among 162 NCAA Division III programs that qualified for ranking in the Learfield Cup standings.
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Men's Hockey 2-2 to Start the New Semester
Men's hockey
started the second semester in style, first with a 2-1 overtime upset of then-No. 2-ranked New Hampshire, followed by a 5-2 iwn over Sacred Heart. The Saints came back to earth this weekend though, dropping ECAC games at No. 15 Union (3-1) and No. 10 RPI (5-3). Women's hockey also dropped its first ECAC games of the semester, 3-2 vs. Quinnipiac and 3-1 vs. Princeton. Nick Meunier '13 tipped in a shot with six seconds left to lift men's basketball to a 58-57 win over Oswego; however, the team lost to Brockport, 75-71. Women's basketball improved to 9-1 overall, with wins over Oswego (63-55) and Brockport (69-53)
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Web Site Reminders

SLU Media Room
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Student Views Videos:
In her final video of the semester, Kitty Higgins '13 featured holiday events and traditions on campus.

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Students Sam Gradess '11, Sarah Holden '11, Teddy Nichols '11, Katie Oram '11, and Molly Wike '11.
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