How accurate can ‘House of Cards’ really be?
Mar14

How accurate can ‘House of Cards’ really be?

The wildly popular Netflix original series House of Cards has been critically acclaimed and nominated for several awards for its depiction of a ruthless, conniving political environment in Washington D.C. Following the protagonist – or is he the antagonist? – Frank Underwood, as he exacts revenge on the White House, the show portrays the dirty side of politics and political journalism. The series, now in its second season,...

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Ask An Expert: How does the Super Bowl impact retail sales?
Feb03

Ask An Expert: How does the Super Bowl impact retail sales?

A city has many incentives to host big sporting events: visibility, entertainment, and, of course, commerce. With New York and New Jersey co-hosting the Super Bowl on Sunday, there will be thousands of visitors in the region to celebrate, cheer, and explore everything that the New York City metropolitan and surrounding areas have to offer. But what is the real impact on retail sales—a staple revenue stream of tourism? Expert Response...

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Ask An Expert: How will cold weather affect athletes’ performance during the Super Bowl?
Feb01

Ask An Expert: How will cold weather affect athletes’ performance during the Super Bowl?

With the Super Bowl taking place in New Jersey this year, we know one thing is for sure: it’s going to be cold. Since temperatures are expected to reach a low of 29 degrees this Super Bowl Sunday, we wonder if the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos are going to be at a disadvantage due to the cold temperatures during the game. So, if they are, why? Expert Response Names: James Penna, MD; James Paci, MD; Brian Cruickshank,...

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SUNY Oneonta’s Sallie Han Examines Material Culture and Pregnancy in Today’s “Academic Minute”
Jan31

SUNY Oneonta’s Sallie Han Examines Material Culture and Pregnancy in Today’s “Academic Minute”

Sallie Han, Associate Professor of Anthropology at SUNY Oneonta, is featured today on WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s “The Academic Minute.” Airing each weekday at 7:34 a.m. and 3:56 p.m., the program updates listeners on what’s new and exciting in academe through short interviews with researchers from colleges and universities around the world. Han discusses the ways in which the material objects in our lives can offer glimpses into...

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SUNY Professor Makes Fear Less Frightening
Jan27

SUNY Professor Makes Fear Less Frightening

Fear. We’re all afraid of something. Heights, spiders, public speaking, closed spaces. For some people, their fears can be utterly debilitating and impair daily functioning; severe OCD or PTSD, for example. Paul Siegel, an associate professor of psychology at SUNY Purchase College and Westchester Community College, has made great strides in treating phobias. Alongside Bradley Peterson, director of the Center for Developmental...

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Volcanoes: An Unpredictable Threat (’60 Minutes’)
Jan06

Volcanoes: An Unpredictable Threat (’60 Minutes’)

It’s a wonderful time to live on planet Earth; violence is at the lowest level in recorded history; education is becoming more widely available for people in every corner of the globe; and science has explored more in the past century than ever before. But there is a looming threat beneath the feet of millions of humans: volcanoes. As it turns out, despite moon landings, biological cloning, and record lifespans, scientists...

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