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Turning tables, Centre College awards Glotzbach an honorary degree

Skidmore President Philip A. Glotzbach has bestowed honorary degrees on dozens of worthy recipients over the years. At Kentucky's Centre College this week, they turned the tables, awarding Glotzbach an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. More.

Students advance climate-systems research

When it comes to climate-change science, Skidmore students are working with faculty on a broad range of research. Among the projects this year: studying an ancient stalagmite to learn about the effects of volcanic eruptions and storms on the decline of Mexico's Maya civilization, analyzing coal ash from as far away as Calcutta to determine how it behaves in the atmosphere, and calibrating a tool that uses satellite data to determine how carbon sinks deep into the ocean. More.

A round-up of faculty books published in 2014

Skidmore's faculty in 2014 published books on topics ranging from the circus to the European Union, from classic television to children's literature and the Christian right, along with three new collections of poetry. More.

Spanish edition of Pearson's "I Ching" published

Historian Margaret Pearson will draw on her knowledge of one of the world's most influential manuscripts for a Feb. 16 talk on Starting the New Year Right." More.

Jaouad explores America's love for Robert Browning in new book

Browning scholars and Victorianists will welcome this new perspective on some long-neglected but crucial material. More.

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John Bowie '87 majored in business, but office life wasn't for him. More

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The future of India-Pakistan relations
The Peshawar massacre offers India and Pakistan an opportunity to recast their relationship, writes Yelena Biberman-Ocakli, visiting assistant professor of government, in World News Report. More.

'Wizard of Oz' as American myth
In Smithsonian magazine, Megan Williams, visiting professor of history, describes Dorothy's defeat of the witches as a story of emancipation. More.

Corita Kent opens in Pittsburgh
NPR talks with Tang Museum Director Ian Berry about the acclaimed Corita Kent show he curated, opening at the Andy Warhol Museum. More.

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Faculty-Staff Achievements, Jan. 26, 2015

Ives publishes in cardiac journal, Reed records "Academic Minute," Biberman publishes Washington Post essay. More

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