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News Digest
February 21, 2011
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Community Welcome At Events Celebrating Momentum St. Lawrence
The community is welcome at events celebrating the conclusion of the Momentum St. Lawrence campaign, held on campus Friday and Saturday, February 25 and 26. The weekend's events will culminate with a campus/community picnic on Saturday, February 26, beginning at 11:30 a.m. in Sullivan Student Center.
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New Web Site Shows Real-Time Electricity Use In SLU Buildings
How many laptop computers could be powered with the electricity being used in St. Lawrence University's Gunnison Memorial Chapel between 2 and 6 p.m. on a Wednesday? The campus community now has the ability to answer that, and many more questions, with the roll-out of its Internet-based "building dashboard" that displays real-time data on electricity usage.
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SLU Econ Prof Horwitz Awarded Hayek Prize
St. Lawrence University Dana Professor of Economics Steven G. Horwitz has been awarded the Hayek Prize by the Fund for the Study of Spontaneous Orders at the Atlas Economic Research Foundation. It is the 15th awarding of the prize, given for "scholarship that applies the paradigm of methodological individualism that is at the heart of the perspective of Austrian economics to areas of inquiry outside of traditional economic inquiry."
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Exoo Book Selected As 'Outstanding Academic Title'
Professor of Government Calvin F. Exoo's 2009 book, The Pen and the Sword: Press, War and Terror in the 21st Century, has been named one of the Outstanding Academic Titles of 2010 by Choice magazine, the leading reviewer of academic books.
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Erickson, McElfresh '98 In Webinar On Engaging Geoscience Alumni
Chapin Professor of Geology J. Mark Erickson and Sarah McElfresh '98 recently gave a presentation for a webinar sponsored by the American Geological Institute (AGI) on "Engaging Geoscience Alumni as Career Resources."
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Astronomer, SLU Grad, To Give Talk On 'Science Denialism'
Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer and director of the Fels Planetarium at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, will give the Niles Memorial Lecture on Science and Religion, on the topic "Science, Galileo and the Rise of Science Denialism," on Monday, February 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Herring-Cole. It is open to the public, free of charge.
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Filmmaker Aviva Kempner Hosts Screening Of Documentary On 'Mrs. Goldberg' At SLU
The documentary film Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg, which examines the groundbreaking work of radio and television star Gertrude Berg, will be screened at St. Lawrence University on Thursday, March 3, at 7 p.m. in Room 218 of Hepburn Hall. The screening will be followed by a brief talk and question-and-answer session with the filmmaker, Aviva Kempner.
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St. Lawrence in the News
Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Terry Cowdrey is part of a question-and-answer article in the January/February 2011 issue of NextStepU magazine, a publication for those in the college search process. Cowdrey provided answers to several questions from readers about living expenses and work-study jobs.
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Athletics News
Women's Hockey Wins Three Straight to Claim 7th
The St. Lawrence women's hockey team beat Union, 4-0, and RPI, 2-1, to move past the Engineers and into seventh place in the final league standings. The Saints will play in the first round of the ECAC playoffs at Harvard this coming weekend. Men's hockey continued its inconsistent play, beating RPI 5-3, but then losing to Union 5-1. Women's basketball beat Union, 53-43, and Skidmore, 49-47, to clinch first place in the Liberty League and will host the conference tournament this weekend. Men's basketball saw its season end after losing to Union, 70-55, and Skidmore, 82-69. Men's track competed at the Denault Invitational at Cornell, with Steve Kiplagat '12 and the 4x800 relay teams winning titles. For women's track, Wendy Pavlus '11 finished second in the 1000 and set a school record in the process. Ashley-Kate Durham '13 was fourth in the slalom to pace the alpine skiing team at Middlebury. The nordic skiing team's 3x3x1 relay team placed seventh at Middlebury.
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