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March 5, 2012

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St. Lawrence University Reaches $4 Million Fundraising Goal for NYC Semester
St. Lawrence University's New York City Semester, which allows students to study and participate in internships in finance and the arts, will have sufficient support for at least 10 years because of the generous gifts of more than 20 alumni totaling $4 million.
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Visiting Fulbright Scholar At SLU To Give Talk On Cyber Security
Visiting Fulbright Scholar Harinda Vidanage will give a talk titled "Bioroid Century: Spectrum of Cyber Security and Its Illusions" on Tuesday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Room 123 of the Griffiths Arts Center at St. Lawrence University, as part of the Contemporary Issues Forum. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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Prof. Egan Awarded Walker Fellowship
Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies R. Danielle Egan has been awarded one of five T. Urling and Mabel Walker Research Fellowships for 2012. The Fellowships are awarded by SUNY Potsdam.
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Prof. Schuckers, Lauren Brozowski '11 Presenting Research At Conference
Associate Professor of Statistics Michael Schuckers and Lauren Brozowski '11 presented a poster at the 2012 MIT Sloan School of Business Sports Analytics Conference, March 2 and 3 in Boston. The poster, "Referee Analytics: An Analysis of Penalty Rates by National Hockey League Officials," is an extension of research done by Brozowski for her Senior-Year Experience (SYE).
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Prof. Kling Giving Talk At UNESCO Conference In France
Munsil Professor of Government Joe Kling will give a talk at a UNESCO conference, "Community Organizing: Empowering the Citizens?," at the University of Lyons, France, March 14 through 16.
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Eleven Students Inducted Into Psychology Honorary Society
St. Lawrence's chapter of Psi Chi, the psychology honor society, inducted 11 new students as members, in a ceremony held February 27, 2012. To be eligible for membership, students must have an overall average of at least 3.3; a psychology average of at least 3.4 (based on a minimum of four courses completed at St. Lawrence) and be in the top 35 percent of their class.
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Biology Honorary Society Welcomes 17 Students As New Members
Seventeen students have been inducted as new members of Beta Beta Beta , the biology honor society, on February 24, 2012.
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St. Lawrence in the News, a website of College Bound, rounded up trends in international education, and included information from St. Lawrence University's programs in the story.
The NHL Insider, on, included a story on March 2 reporting on a panel discussion at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference that included Associate Professor of Statistics Michael Schuckers.
ESPN's website carried a March 2 story introducing five women competing in the Iditarod, including Colleen Robertia '98.
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Women's Hockey Claims First-Ever ECAC Title, Earns NCAA Bid
The women's hockey team continued its storybook second semester by winning the program's first-ever ECAC Championship Saturday, with a 3-1 win over No. 3 Cornell at Cornell. The victory avenged the only two losses the Saints have suffered since December 2, a stretch that has seen them go 18-2-1. The Saints earned a spot in the title game with a 2-1 overtime victory over No. 8 Harvard on Friday, a team that had beaten SLU 7-1 and 6-1 earlier in the year. St. Lawrence started the weekend No. 10 in the country, but were given the fifth seed in the NCAA playoffs. They will travel to play No. 4 Boston College, who the Saints beat 2-1 in January. Men's hockey didn't have the same level of success in the ECAC playoffs, dropping both of its preliminary round games at home to Dartmouth, 6-3 and 4-1. Indoor track competed in the ECAC Indoor Championships in New York City. For the men's team, Jamal Samaroo '15 set a school record in the triple jump and for the women, Eliza Bell '13 was fourth in the high jump. The past weekend saw the beginning of the spring sports schedule, as men's lacrosse opened its season with a 7-6 win over Haverford. Men's tennis lost to Skidmore 9-0 and Ithaca 5-4, while women's tennis beat Ithaca 9-0.
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