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Faculty-Staff Achievements, Feb. 10, 2014

February 11, 2014


Gordon Thompson, professor and chair, Department of Music, has undertaken a mini-lecture tour about the Beatles' 1964 New York debut for Albany’s the Egg Performing Arts Center. He presented “She Loves You:  The Beatles and New York” at the Guilderland Public Library, Feb. 6; the Albany Institute of History and Art, Feb. 7; the Schenectady Public Library, Feb. 8; the Halfmoon Public Library, Feb. 9; and the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy, Feb. 10. Up ahead: Saratoga Springs Public Library, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11; Crandall Library in Glens Falls, 7 p.m. Feb. 12; and the Bethelehem Public Library, 7 p.m. Feb. 13. All talks are free and open to the public.

In the News

Amy Frappier, Charles Lubin Family Professor for Women in Science, was a source for a report titled “Australia’s tropical cyclone activity at lowest level in 550 years” published Feb. 3 in Climate Wire, a top information source for professionals who track environmental and energy policy.

Jeff Segrave, professor of health and exercise science, is the author of an opinion essay titled “Sochi is the wrong place, time, people” published Feb. 7 in the Times Union (Albany), and was a source for “Who will be America’s sweetheart at the Sochi Games?” published Feb. 6 at

Gordon Thompson, professor and chair, Department of Music, wrote an opinion essay titled “Beatles took New York, the word 50 years ago,” which was published Feb. 9 in The Saratogian. A version of the essay also was published Feb. 7 on his blog, hosted by Oxford University Press. In addition, he was a source for “Beatles on TV was golden moment,” published Feb. 7 in The Post-Star (Glens Falls); and for “We Loved Them, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah,” published Feb. 6 in the Times Union

Bob Turner, associate professor of government, was a source for “Dems collect resumes for open seat,” published Feb. 5 in The Saratogian, and “Old Idea to Fix Inner Cities Gets New Name:  ‘Promise Zones’,” published Jan. 23 in

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