In a Newsweek cover story, SoMAS Professor Kevin Reed is cited for his climate-change oriented forecasting model. Reed collaborated with national experts and tweaked a computational model to find out how much climate change influenced the intensity of Hurricane Florence.
By tradition, each year the president addresses the assembled University community, summarizing the events and accomplishments of the previous year while looking forward to future milestones. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend.
Seven-time Olympic medalist Shannon Miller will speak about what it felt like to be diagnosed with cancer, making a game plan just as she did in her training days and going for her goal — survivorship.
Stanley Feldman focuses on the origins of political preferences, with particular interests in the structure of political ideology and values, the role of emotions in politics, and the psychological bases of attitudes and opinions. His work has examined the impact of personality on political attitudes, the nature of authoritarianism, prejudice, and emotional and political reactions to terrorism. He is currently working on projects to better understand the nature of ideology and the effects of empathy on political attitudes.