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Connections Features, Fall 2012

Making Russia Real
History professor Eric Lohr named to endowed chair in
Russian history and culture

Why We Do the Things We Do
Psychologist Terry Davidson heading up new
Center for Behavioral Neuroscience

Arts Management Scores Superstar
New recruit Andrew Taylor taking the team to the top

A Manner of Speaking
Chip Gerfen appointed chair of Department of
World Languages and Cultures

Empowering Teachers to Lead
AU and Teach for America partnering on graduate programs

Fall for the Arts
Fund-raiser enlivened by array of artful activities

Fruits of Our Labors
New books by faculty

In Sickness and in Health
Postbac premed program growing and people are talking

Hiroshima Mon Amour
Bomb survivor Koko Tanimoto Kondo ’69 paying forward
a message of peace to students

A Future in Futures
Jonathan Wallen ’15 finding equilibrium in economic forecasting

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