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John Brueggemann, sociology, co-authored “Labor Market Segmentation and the Cultural Division of Labor in the Copper Mining Industry, 1880-1920, published in Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change.

Wrapping up a special Berlin-focused summer issue of the Performance and Art Journal is an essay by one of the editors, Gautam Dasgupta, theater. Berlin, he writes, “is a city burdened by history and tormented by memory . . . .” His article reflects on his experience of living in Berlin as a fellow at the American Academy in 1998-99.

Mary DiSanto-Rose, dance, performed “Madam X” in Body in Motion at the National Museum of Dance in May.

Ruth Andrea Levinson, education, and Gerald Erchak, anthropology, were collecting sociological data in Salvador, Brazil, in June. They were following up on Levinson’s two-year project to interview teenagers about their sexual behavior, including condom use, pregnancies, and sexually-transmitted disease histories. Levinson presented preliminary results to Brazilian health and education leaders.

Reginald Lilly, philosophy, chaired a session on Merleau-Ponty at the International Phenomenological Symposium in Italy in July. He was also elected to a three- year term as IPS co-director.

Robert Linrothe, art history, published a two-part article on Buddhist “wrathful deities” in Oriental Art. The article is based on a paper he delivered last fall at an international symposium on Tibetan sculpture, organized by Sotheby’s in London and the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.

Phillip Ortiz, biology, presented a paper on insulin responsiveness in cardiac myocytes this summer at the annual meeting of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Seven Skidmore students were co-authors. Ortiz was a judge for the undergraduate poster competition and will chair that session next year.

Margaret Pearson, history, will have her article “Towards a New Reading of Hexagram 44” published in Oracle, The Journal of Yijing Studies. She has also contributed articles to the Curzon Encyclopedia of Confucianism, due out later this year.

Bernard Possidente, biology, co-authored “Circadian Rhythms, Monoamines and Behavior” in the journal Biological Rhythm Research. His collaborators were Augustus Lumia, psychology emeritus, and Marilyn McGinnis (of Mt. Sinai Medical School), as well as Chad Page ’93 and Catherine Pratt ’93.

John Quattrocchi, men’s basketball, has been named chair of the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball East Region Committee. As regional chair, he serves on the national committee that selects and seeds the teams for the Division III championship tournament.

Jay Rogoff, liberal studies, has had three poems published this summer: “Death’s Portrait” in Prairie Schooner, “Primavera” in Quarterly West, and “Latin Class” in The Beloit Poetry Journal.

Brian Schroeder, philosophy, accepted an invitation to speak at a special meeting of the Nietzsche Society in October to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Nietzsche’s death.

Robert Shorb, student aid and family finance, was elected president of the Eastern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. As a regional president, he will serve on the national association’s board of directors, which he served earlier as a representative-at-large.

Philip Soltanoff, theater, along with the two other co-founders of the 5 Myles experimental theater and art center in Brooklyn, were cited at this year’s OBIE awards presentation; the OBIEs honor Off-Broadway theater work. Soltanoff’s direction of Handke’s The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other received special mention in the citation.

Janet Sorensen, art, was granted a residency at the Ragdale Foundation, an artists’ community near Chicago, this past summer.

Linda Simon, English, gave a talk, “Alice B. Toklas: A Very Good Wife,” as part of the Edith Wharton Women of Achievement Series in Lenox, Mass.

Mark Youndt, management, co-authored an essay on selection and training for integrated manufacturing, published in the Journal of Management Studies. He also gave a paper on human resources and intellectual capital at the Academy of Management meetings in Toronto.


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