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September 17, 2012

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St. Lawrence University Among Top Colleges InU.S. News & World Report
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has once again rated St. Lawrence University as one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education. The magazine chose only 251 colleges and universities for its list of national liberal arts institutions.
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Alexander String Quartet At St. Lawrence Sept. 25-27
The Alexander String Quartet will perform in concert at St. Lawrence University on Thursday, September 27, at 8 p.m. in Gulick Theater. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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Thomas Jefferson's Garden Topic For Talk At St. Lawrence
"Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden" is the title of a talk by Peter Jonathan Hatch, former director of gardens and grounds for the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, on Thursday, September 27, at 7 p.m. in Room 123 of the Griffiths Arts Center at St. Lawrence University. It is open to the public, free of charge, and will be followed by a book-signing of 'A Rich Spot of Earth', Thomas Jefferson's Revolutionary Garden at Monticello, Hatch's 2012 book.
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Experiences Of Latino Immigrants Explored In SLU Talk
A major issue in migration research - whether immigrants assimilate to new lives in the United States or fail to do so - is the topic of a lecture by Silvia Pedraza, professor of sociology and American culture at the University of Michigan, on Tuesday, October 2, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Hepburn Hall (Room 218) at St. Lawrence University. The event is open to the public, free of charge.
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Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology Mindy Pitre's class in forensic anthropology, and its lab studying deconomposition, was the subject of a feature story in the September 16 Advance News and September 17 Watertown Daily Times.
Blog posts published recently include an essay for Amnesty International's blog by Assistant Professor of History Howard Eissenstat on a landmark human-rights case in Turkey, a piece on what she learned by becoming a coxswain by Amy Yao '14 for The Huffington Post and, also for the Huffington Post, a piece by Professor of English Bob Cowser, on Paul Ryan's statements about his marathon records.
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Women's Cross Country Shines at Rochester Invitational
All of St. Lawrence's women's cross country runners placed in the top 20 at the Rochester Invitational, helping the Saints to first place among Division III teams and second overall. The men's cross country team was fifth among Division III teams and 13th overall. Men's soccer, returning to their slot at No. 2 in the country last week, beat Potsdam 3-0 and Brockport 2-0 to improve to 6-0. Women's soccer suffered its first loss of the season, 2-1 in overtime at Nazareth. The Saints beat Potsdam 7-0 and Elmira 3-2. Field hockey lost 3-1 to Lebanon Valley and 3-2 in overtime to Manhattanville. Football fell to 0-3 with a 28-8 loss to Alfred. Women's golf placed eighth at the NYU Invitational, paced by Aimee Caligiore '13 in 12th place. Men's golf was led by Brandon Lustig '15 placing seventh at the Middlebury Invitational. Volleyball went 1-3 at the RIT Tournament.
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