Taylor reappointed chair; Charitable giving and mood
June 28, 2023
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Laura Taylor Reappointed Chair of the School of Economics
Professor Laura Taylor has been reappointed to a second five-year term as chair of the School of Economics, effective July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2028.
School of Economics Research Explores Role of Mood in Giving
New findings by the School of Economics' Casey Wichman and a colleague call into question common beliefs about why we give our time and money to charity — with practical implications for causes that seek to benefit from our generosity.
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Bhatia Helps Judge 2023 Construction Management Awards
Priti Bhatia, director of facilities and capital planning for Ivan Allen College, recently helped judge the 2023 Annual Project Achievement Awards for the Construction Management Association of America South Atlantic Chapter. The awards recognize professionalism and excellence in construction management.
Brock Gives Keynote Address at Digital Humanities Conference
André Brock, associate professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, gave a keynote address at Keystone DH, a conference sponsored by the Center for Digital Humanities at Johns Hopkins University. In his talk, “Weighing In: Blackness at Scale,” Brock explored the impact of Western perspectives on Blackness in machine learning applications and asked what it would take to create a large language model that better represents and understands Black culture.