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FRIENDSHIPS ACROSS THE #INSTAGENERATIONS

September 16, 2019

Visual arts and technology students found themselves making friends and combating ageism in assistant professor Nancy Nowacek's class last semester. Along with designing posters and creating podcasts, these students participated in the #instagenerations project. Over the course of a month, each student was paired with a senior citizen, and together, they shared ideas and memories through a daily post to Instagram. The results, both anecdotal and quantitative, were exciting. Assessments conducted by assistant professor of social sciences Ashley Lytle showed that students experienced, "a significant decrease in aging anxiety, psychological concerns about aging, and negative stereotyping of older adults," and now, Nowacek and Lytle will be presenting these findings at this November's Gerontological Society of America (GSA) in Austin, Texas.

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PROFESSOR TAO HEADS TO WASHINGTON

October 8, 2019

Yu Tao, an associate professor of sociology at Stevens, will present on "Career Outcomes in Engineering: Intersectionality of Gender and Race" at the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, a meeting being held in Washington D.C. Titled "Using Research and Technology to Address Compounding Disparities," this is an opportunity for senior leaders from government, academia, and business to discuss matters of national and global importance in science and engineering that necessitate cross-sector partnerships and coordination.  

The Bomb & You

September 9, 2019

Led by co-principal investigators Kristyn Karl and Alex Wellerstein, the Reinventing Civil Defense Project hosted The Bomb and You, this summer's public exposition and workshop on nuclear risk communication for the 21st century. By using everything from virtual reality to live performances, the projects presented explored what kinds of messaging and media would be effective for nuclear risk communication in the present moment. Business Insider took notice of NukemapVR, a virtual reality experience created by assistant professor Christopher Manzione and Wellerstein that lets users detonate a nuclear weapon in New York City and then watch.

Lindsey Cormack Quoted in Five-Thirty-Eight

September 9, 2019

An article about the 2020 primary election on Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight website referenced assistant professor Lindsey Cormack's DCinbox project, which collects and stores every official e-newsletter sent by sitting members of the U.S. House and Senate. “They don’t have to deal with editors at the paper," said Cormack in the article. "They don’t have to deal with booking an agent to be on a TV or radio program. They can really say anything they want.”

SUSAN SCHEPT PUBLISHES HER NEWEST BOOK

October 29, 2018

Schept also published recently! Her book The Voice of Sarah: Feminist Ethics in Jewish Sacred Text challenges the perception of an angry and hostile God within Jewish Sacred Text. She instead lands on the conclusion that Jewish people are called upon to be interdependent and holy, upholding the values of justice and compassion.