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Faculty-Staff Achievements, July 16, 2018

July 16, 2018

In the News

Diana BarnesDiana Barnes, senior teaching professor of foreign languages and literatures, was interviewed for a July 8 Spectrum story about the recent Congress Park rally, Solidarity with Immigrants. Additionally, she was interviewed by The Alt for a July 11 story titled, “ICE breeds fear and resistance in Saratoga.”


Jeffrey SegraveJeffrey O. Segrave, professor of health and exercise sciences, is the author of “Five reasons why the United States is just not that into soccer,” an opinion essay published July 19 in Albany’s Times Union.


Tom YoshikamiTom Yoshikami, the Tang Teaching Museum & Art Gallery’s educator for college and public programs, was interviewed by The Alt for an article titled, “Upbeat on the Roof takes summer concerts to new heights.”


Marketa WolfeMarketa Wolfe
, assistant professor of economics, was interviewed by S&P Global Market Intelligence for an article titled, “Trump lifted coal's spirits, but turning that into market success is a challenge.” The article explores the impact of President Trump’s tweets on company stock prices. "We found on average the comments really do move the price," said Wolfe, who studied stock market reactions to the president's company-specific tweets with co-authors Qi Ge, assistant professor of economics at Skidmore, and Alexander Kurov of West Virginia University. "These findings raise the question of whether it is optimal for high-ranking government officials to communicate industrial policy pertaining to specific companies via Twitter where unexpected statements can potentially instantly create or wipe out millions of dollars in shareholder value," the study concluded.

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