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In an online editorial about citizenship and naturalization with regards to the recent Flores-Villar v. the United States case, Dean of Arts & Sciences Virginia Sapiro and Kris Collins, a professor in the School of Law, received a nod from the New York Times with a link to the amicus brief the two joined on the subject. Read the Sunday editorial and click “outmoded principles” to see the brief.
On June 10, the ABC show 20/20 focused on research into Williams syndrome—a genetic syndrome that is characterized by extreme sociability, strong interest in music, but also problems in everyday social competence. The program featured research from the Psychology Department’s Developmental Science Program, and included interviews with Helen Tager-Flusberg, director of the program.
Computer science Assistant Professor Evimaria Terzi received a $10,000 gift from Yahoo! Labs to support her current research project titled “Finding the role of peer and authority pressure in information propagation.” Terzi’s project aims to develop computational methods for quantifying the effect of different socially significant factors on the propagation of trends, ideas, and memes in information networks.