LEWISBURG, Pa. — The following are story and photo ideas that may interest you from Bucknell University this month.
UNFREEZING THE ARCTIC: There may be some debate over global warming, but not in the mind of environmental studies professor Andrew Stuhl. A scholar on climate change, he says the scientific literature shows that the Earth is warming—and he’s witnessed first-hand the shrinking Arctic ice cap. A Fulbright Scholar, Stuhl spent two years in the Canadian Arctic examining how the region’s complicated history figures in contemporary issues of climate change, globalization and sustainable development. He authored a related book entitled: Unfreezing the Arctic: Science, Colonialism, and the Transformation of Inuit Lands (University of Chicago Press, 2016). He’s also leading a student effort to bring solar energy to local recreational facilities. With support from a Fulbright Canada grant, Stuhl wants to help the Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority (BVRA) install solar panels at the Lewisburg Community Pool, helping it maintain fiscal sustainability and accessible outdoor recreation for years to come, as well as offering an environmental good. CONTACT: Stuhl, 570-577-1974, email@example.com.
HOLOCAUST HISTORY REVISITED: The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble (BTE) performance of the play “The Diary of Anne Frank” on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 3 p.m. will feature a conversation with Holocaust survivor, speaker and author Irene R. Skolnick after the performance. Her appearance is co-sponsored by Bucknell’s Office of Campus Jewish Life & the Howard I. Scott Chair in Global Commerce, Strategy & Leadership. “The Diary of Anne Frank” is a true story of the young girl whose diary documents the years her Jewish family spent in hiding during the Holocaust. BTE productions take place in the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center Street, Bloomsburg. Contact the BTE Box Office for more information at 570-784-8181 or firstname.lastname@example.org. CONTACTS: Syreeta Combs-Cannaday, BTE Communications Director, 570-441-7173, email@example.com; Rabbi Chana Leslie Glazer, Chaplain for Jewish Community, 570-577-2273, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PSYCHOLOGY OF BEAUTY AND ATTRACTION: Which do you think would be more upsetting: finding out your partner doesn’t love you as much as you love them, or finding out they’re not as sexually attracted to you as you are to them? Survey says men and women agree that unreciprocated love is more upsetting. T. Joel Wade, professor of psychology, conducted a survey of just under 100 individuals, the majority of them college-age. He published the results recently in The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium. He found—somewhat surprisingly—that men and women agree on this point. “Previous research has shown that both men and women value commitment based love acts over sex based love acts,” he said, “and so it makes sense that both men and women find unrequited love more devastating that unreciprocated attraction.” Wade is teaching a related course, “Psychology of Beauty and Attraction,” this semester. The class focuses on how the biological motivations that helped our ancestors survive and adapt to different environments continue to play a role in attraction and our perceptions of beauty. CONTACT: Wade at 570-577-1693, email@example.com.
CONTACT: Mike Ferlazzo, 570-577-3212, 570-286-6266 (c), firstname.lastname@example.org