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Perkins Quoted in Times Union

Wes Perkins, professor of sociology, was quoted in the Oct. 18 Albany Times Union article “At UAlbany, the Play's the Thing to Curb Student Drinking” as he discussed social norms at the campus for National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. Perkins met with UAlbany staff on Wednesday and spent part of an afternoon talking to Middle Earth students and fraternity members about his work on social norms research. For the past five years, members of the UAlbany Middle Earth Peer Assistance Program have performed a short play for freshmen that discusses how fellow students drink less than peers think they do.