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April 23, 2012

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Piskor Lectureship Awarded To Marina Llorente
St. Lawrence University Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures Marina Llorente has been awarded the Frank P. Piskor Faculty Lectureship for 2012. Next year, she will deliver a campus lecture on the topic "Memory and Violence: Critical Conscience in Contemporary Spanish Poetry."
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Biology Prof At SLU Awarded Grant For Grassland Birds Study
St. Lawrence University Assistant Professor of Biology Susan Willson has been awarded a $2,500 grant by the Northern New York chapter of the Audubon Society for continued study on a project called "Bird-Friendly Hayfields as Refugia for North Country Grassland Birds." The grant will allow Willson to hire a St. Lawrence undergraduate student as her research assistant for the summer, when the study will be completed.
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SLU Writers Series Wraps Up With Visiting Author Mark Slouka
St. Lawrence University Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing Mark Slouka will speak and read from recent work on Thursday, April 26, at 8 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall. The final event in this year's Writers Series, it is open to the public free of charge.
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Student Group Plans 'Trash On The Lawn' Day To Raise Awareness At SLU
St. Lawrence University's Environmental Action Organization (EAO) is talking some trash. The student group is planning an event called "Trash On the Lawn Day" for Tuesday, April 24, to raise awareness about the amount of trash generated in a typical day.
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Garden 'Work Parties' Planned For Permaculture Project At St. Lawrence
Volunteer "work parties" are planned for anyone from the community interested in participating in construction of a permaculture garden at St. Lawrence University.
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St. Lawrence Hosts Tea Ceremony Demonstration
A demonstration of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony and exhibition of student-made Raku-ware tea bowls will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, in the North Country Garden in the interior courtyard of Sykes Residence Hall at St. Lawrence University. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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Student Research & Creative Work Showcased In Two Campus Festivals At St. Lawrence
They have conducted research on everything from the viability of organic dairy farming in New York State to the mercury levels of birds in the St. Lawrence River valley, written short stories and created artwork in a range of media. On Friday, April 27, students at St. Lawrence University will present the results of their academic study at two festivals that celebrate academic achievement.
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Students & Faculty Present Research At Geology Conference
Geology students and faculty gave presentations on their research at the meeting of the northeastern section of the Geological Society of America, held March 18 through 20 in Hartford, CT.
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Fatima Sall '13 Wins Top Poster Prize At CSTEP Conference
Fatima Sall '13, Bronx, NY, was awarded first prize in the Human Services division for a poster she presented at the New York State Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) Student Conference, held April 13-15.
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Trustee Derrick Pitts '78 Named NASA Ambassador
University Trustee Derrick Pitts '78, chief astronomer and planetarium programs director at The Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia, recently was named to two posts at NASA: Solar System Ambassador and Astrobiology Ambassador.
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St. Lawrence in the News

News site The Daily Caller published commentary by Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz, on "Equal Pay Day," which is designed to call attention to wage gender gaps, on April 17. In addition to an essay by Horwitz, the site included a video with further illustration of the topic.
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Saints Sports

Men's Lacrosse Rallies Past RPI for 6th Straight Win
Men's lacrosse scored five unanswered goals, including three by Pierson Fowler '14, in the fourth quarter to gain a 9-5 victory over RPI. Women's lacrosse lost 10-6 at Union and 13-8 at William Smith. Men's golf placed fourth at the Palomountain Invitational, led by Jack Whelan '15 in second place. Women's golf was led by Aimee Caligiore '13 who placed fourth at the Jack Leaman Invitational. Men's tennis beat Nazareth 5-4 and lost to RIT 6-3 and Hamilton 7-2. Women's tennis beat RIT 7-0. Women's track won the Liberty League championship as Kristen Linder '14 and Hannah Kinsey '14 were named the outstanding track and field performers. Men's track was third at the Liberty League Championships, paced by Jarell Roberts '12 who was named the outstanding track athlete at the meet.
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