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Highlights of faculty and staff activities

Sandy Baum, economics, was a panelist at a hearing before a House of Representatives committee on education and workforce issues.

Guiseppe Faustini, Italian, has an article in La Ciociaria: Letterature e Cinema and also two papers on Pirandello, one in the journal Ariel, Quadrimestrale dell’Istituto di Studi Pirandelliani, vol. 15, no. 3, and one in Nuova Antologia, vol. 136, no. 2220.

Roy Ginsberg, government, lectured in Greece and Cyprus, dicussing transatlantic relations for embassy, college, and other audiences. His visit was facilitated by Jody Rose Platt ’86 of the U.S. State Department and Anestis Symeonides ’76 of the U.S. Embassy in Athens.

Patricia Hilleren, biology, is Skidmore’s new holder of the Lubin Family Chair for Women in Science.

Daniel Hurwitz, mathematics, is a Green Party candidate for office in Saratoga Springs. He’s challenging the Republican incumbent for the post of public safety commissioner.

Kenneth Johnson, geosciences (emeritus), was elected to a one-year term as vice president of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists’ Division of Environmental Geosciences.

Kenneth Klotz, UWW, is running on the Democratic ticket for a third term as mayor of Saratoga Springs.

Reginald Lilly, philosophy, presented a paper titled “Saying Death?” at the International Symposium for Phenomenology in Perugia, Italy.

Roy Rotheim, economics, and Jean Fei ’70 were among four recipients of a national award presented through the Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council. The awards recognize outstanding service to low-income families and are given annually by the National Community Action Network, which consists of more than 1,000 agencies covering nearly every county in the U.S.

Jeffrey Segrave, exercise science, presented a paper titled “The Role of Sport in the Development of Character in Charles Schultz’s Comic Strip Peanuts” at the Sports Literature Association’s annual conference in June.

Dayton Director Charles Stainback, Tang Museum, has resigned his post in order to become executive director of SITE Santa Fe, a contemporary-arts organization in New Mexico. Stainback came to Skidmore in 1997 and oversaw the completion of the Tang facility; its opening show, Scenes of Sounds, in 2000; and many other exhibits and programs, including last year’s blockbuster show of modern art from the Sonnabend collection.

Mary Stange, religion, presented a paper on feminism and firearms at an international symposium on “The Legal, Economic, and Human-Rights Implications of Civilian Firearms Ownership and Regulation” sponsored by the World Forum on the Future of Sport Shooting Activities in London. She also gave a paper titled “Lessons from Waco, Ten Years After” at a conference sponsored by the Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska.

Marc Tetel, biology, Caitlin Kilts ’03, and Rachel Allen ’03 are co-authors of “Nuclear Receptor Coactivator Function” in Reproductive Physiology and Behavior, vol. 69, due out in November. Tetel has been asked to head a section of a neuroscience Web site (www.nursa.org) sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.

Eric Weller, philosophy (emeritus), is a Democratic candidate for local office in Saratoga Springs. He’s challenging the Republican incumbent for the post of city accounts commissioner.


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