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June 11, 2012

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Films By St. Lawrence Students Document Climate Change In Alaska Villages
Short films documenting the effects of climate change on two remote villages in Alaska, made by recent graduates of St. Lawrence University as senior projects in environmental studies, are now available online. The films are on the Alaskans Sharing Indigenous Knowledge (AKSIK) project website, http://aksik.org.
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Elle Rathbun '12 Awarded ODK Foundation Scholarship
Elle Rathbun '12 has been awarded an Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) Foundation Scholarship, to assist with graduate or professional study. Rathbun, who graduated magna cum laude with honors in neuroscience, will attend medical school at Stony Brook. She served as president of St. Lawrence's chapter of ODK during her senior year.
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Twelve Students Awarded Travel Enrichment Grants
Twelve students have been awarded Travel Enrichment Grants by the Center for International and Intercultural Study, allowing them to supplement and enrich their off-campus study experience. The grants are intended to help students enhance immersion in a different culture and extend international or intercultural awareness.
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Chaplain Buckley Presenting Paper At Global Conference
University Chaplain Reverend Kathleen Buckley will present a paper titled "Mentoring Students As They Build Their Own Beliefs" at the 2012 Global Conference of Chaplains in Higher Education at Yale University June 25 through 29.
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St. Lawrence's Commencement speaker Garry Trudeau and a clip of the ceremony as seen in time-lapse were included in "NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams" college commencement roundup story, broadcast on June 8.
Associate Professor of Psychology Pamela Thacher, who has conducted sleep studies on college students, will work with a school in Glens Falls, N.Y., to see if a later start helps students stay more alert. The research was outlined in a story in the Glens Falls Post-Star on June 11.
Assistant Professor of History Howard Eissenstat was quoted in a June 10 Associated Press story about how the views of one of Turkey's founders are changing.
Dana Professor of Economics Steven Horwitz reflected on the legacy of economist John Maynard Keynes in an essay published in the Detroit News on June 5, which would have been Keynes' 129th birthday.
Director of Financial Aid Pat Farmer was interviewed for a June 6 story on YNN/Channel 10, about new legislation aimed at easing the financial aid process for students.
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