This regular roundup features a selection of recent mentions of St. Lawrence University and its students, faculty, and staff in regional, national, and international media outlets.
Elisa Van Kirk
Visiting Assistant Professor of Education Elisa Van Kirk, whose research focuses on collegiate athletics and sport and gender, recently shared the lessons viewers can learn from the television series “Ted Lasso '' in an op-ed published by Hartford Courant on Sunday, Nov. 21.
“Women college athletes, along with male athletes, are cashing in since summer when they became able to profit from their name, image, and likeness (NIL)," Van Kirk wrote. "To ensure there is gender equity in NIL, and for many other reasons, we need more women in sports leadership roles.”
Van Kirk is the former head coach of St. Lawrence’s softball team. At St. Lawrence, she teaches education courses and in the First-Year Program. Van Kirk holds a doctorate of education in Organizational Leadership from Northeastern University.
Associate Professor of History Howard Eissenstat’s expertise on Turkey's currency crisis and political ramifications was cited in an article published by the Turkish newspaper, Arti Gercek on Wednesday, Nov. 24.
“Some basic assumptions I have about Turkey's elections: 1. There will be no early elections. 2. They will take place under a state of emergency-like conditions. 3. Erdogan doesn't really have a master plan for winning them. 4. Nor will he leave office without violence if he loses,” Eissenstat wrote.
Eissenstat's research focuses on nationalism and Islam in the 19th century Ottoman Empire and the history of the Turkish Republic. His recent work has focused increasingly on contemporary Turkish domestic and foreign policy, especially on issues of rule-of-law, minority rights, and the reshaping of political culture under the Justice and Development Party (AKP). In addition to traditional academic work, Eissenstat served for over a decade as a Turkey Country Specialist for Amnesty International-USA. He has lectured at the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. military, and the Canadian Foreign Service Institute, as well as given testimony to the Canadian Senate and offered briefings to Congressional Committees.
“That's kind of cool to think about: the Earth's shadow is always there and the Earth's shadow is a cone; and that this tip of the cone is always out there. Now and then, the moon moves through it to show us where it is," said O’Donoghue.
O'Donoghue’s research is primarily in radio astronomy and she has conducted observations with the Very Large Array, Arecibo radio telescopes, the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope, the 90” Bok telescope at Kitt Peak, and the 1.5 m telescope at Cerro Tololo, Chile. She is a member of the ALFALFA undergraduate team and regularly teaches Introduction to Astronomy with Lab, Modern Physics, and Classical Mechanics at St. Lawrence.
Nate Serlin ’24 & Harlow Punderson ’22
Nate Serlin ’24 and Harlow Punderson ’22, members of St. Lawrence’s chapter of Ducks Unlimited, have introduced several new chapter members to hunting through local conservation, fundraising, sustainability, and wild food. Their efforts were recently featured in an article published by the Auburn Citizen on Saturday, Dec. 4.
SLUDU is an internationally recognized organization that promotes the protection and conservation of critical waterfowl habitats and encourages safe and ethical hunting practices. Serlin, a history and government double major, is from Fayetteville, N.Y. and a member of St. Lawrence’s Class of 2024. Punderson, a music and psychology double major, is from Middlebury, Vt. and a member of St. Lawrence’s Class of 2022.
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