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Headliners: Liberal Arts in the News

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Last month, the college garnered 64 news stories on a broad range of important topics, including the value of research universities, the protests in Brazil and State Sen. Wendy Davis’ abortion rights filibuster.

Media highlights from June included these top liberal arts scholars:

Sandra Black (Economics) was tapped by Parade magazine for commentary about birth order in a June 22 story titled “The Science of Siblings.”

Terri Givens (Government) explained why universities should not run like a business in a June 3 Inside Higher Education op-ed.

Jennifer Glass’ (Sociology) research on telecommuting was featured in a June 19 NBC News story titled “Working from Home? Boss May Still Be Peeking Over Your Shoulder.”

A new study by Sam Gosling (Psychology), which mapped entrepreneurial spirit in the United States, Great Britain and Germany, was featured in a June 4 Futurity story.

Several media outlets, including USA Today, MSNBC, and Los Angeles Times, tapped James Henson’s (Government/Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services) expertise for stories about Wendy Davis’ filibuster in the Texas legislature.

Deborah Paradez (English) published a poem titled “The Gulf, 1987” in the New York Times on June 6.

 
hamermeshFaculty Spotlight: Daniel Hamermesh

Daniel Hamermesh, professor of economics, has received the Jacob Mincer Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Field of Labor Economics. He was recognized for his many contributions to labor economics including his research and publications. As a leading scholar of labor demand, he published a series of important papers that culminated in his classic 1993 book, “Labor Demand.” He contributed to the study of time allocation and has almost single-handedly developed research on beauty and the labor market. His 2011 book, “Beauty Pays,” demonstrates how society favors the beautiful. Visit Life & Letters for more about the award.