St. Lawrence in the News-February 27, 2023
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.
Assistant Professor of Sociology Alanna Gillis discussed the pros and cons of hyflex learning during an interview published by InsideHigherEd.com on Feb. 22.
Gillis is the author of several scholarly articles which examine race, class, and gender inequality in higher education and inclusive pedagogy. At St. Lawrence, she teaches Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Sociology: Inequality, Sociology of Education, and a community-based learning course of Sociology of Family–all of which supported her research on hyflex courses. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as a B.A. in Sociology from Furman University.
Hanson Associate Dean of International and Intercultural Studies and Professor of History Matt Carotenuto used his expertise on Africa to weigh in on First Lady Jill Biden's tour of Namibia and Kenya in an article published by TheWashingtonPost.com on Feb. 21.
Carotenuto’s teaching and research interests are rooted in African history and the experience of people of African descent around the world. He teaches survey courses on African history and African studies, upper-division classes on constructions of identity and conflict, and seminars on colonial and urban history.
Associate Professor of Geology Alexander K. Stewart shared what led to the destructive earthquake in Turkey and Syria in an article published by ABCNews.com on Feb. 19.
He also explained the geology behind the North Country's earthquakes in an article published by NCPR on Feb. 10.
Stewart has worked with students on numerous geologic research projects such as dating rockfall events in Alaska, leaf-wax work in the Adirondacks, glacier-lake sediments in the High Andes, and the impact of geomorphology on the Battle of Sackets Harbor. Stewart is retired from the U.S. Army and is a veteran of the Cold War and three foreign wars.
Alison Del Rossi
R. Sheldon ’68 and Virginia H. Johnson Professor of Economics Alison Del Rossi’s research that concluded a combination of business and STEM provides the greatest economic benefit was cited in an article published by USNews.com on Feb. 2.
Del Rossi’s teaching and research interests include labor economics, law and economics, public finance and government behavior, risky choices (such as smoking and drinking), the economics of gender, and quantitative methods in economics. Del Rossi will serve as the next Vice President of the University and Dean of Academic Affairs, effective July 1, 2023.
Associate Professor of History Howard Eissenstat’s expertise on Turkey has been tapped into by several media outlets around the globe. Throughout February, he weighed in on government response and implications for the countries following the earthquake in Turkey in Syria during interviews and in articles published by, NBC News, The Washington Post ,Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC), Voaturkce.com, Inside Security, LorientleJour.com, and Lithuanian National Radio.
Eissenstat also spoke to Australia’s ABC News and Vox.com about and Turkey's resistance to Finland and Sweden's membership in NATO.
Eissenstats's 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). At St. Lawrence, he teaches courses on Middle Eastern history and politics and in the First-Year Seminar (FYS). 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.
Catherine Barstow '26
Catherine Barstow '26 secured a gold medal for her figure skating program at the Empire State Winter Games in Lake Placid and was featured in an article leading up to the competition published by NorthCountryThisWeek.com on Feb. 3.
Catherine is from Potsdam, N.Y. and is a member of St. Lawrence's Class of 2026.
Professor of English Caroline Breashers published an opinion piece in about the World Economic Forum on RealClearPolicy.com on Jan. 26.
Breashears holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and specializes in eighteenth-century British literature. She was recently an Adam Smith Scholar at Liberty Fund, and her current research focuses on Adam Smith and literature. At St. Lawrence, she teaches courses on fairy tales, eighteenth-century British Literature, and Jane Austen.
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