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Kyle Nichols (geosciences) helped organize an international conference in Saratoga Springs this summer: Water-Rock Interaction drew leading geologists from more than thirty countries. Nichols recently co-authored an article on rates of landscape change in the Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Sciences.

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Bob Turner (government) wrote a paper on the partisan politics of electoral districts for Presidential Studies Quarterly. The essay resulted from collaborative research with Greg Thall ’03.

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Skidmore, Union, Hamilton, and Colgate are sharing $600,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to help midcareer professors revitalize their teaching and research, allow faculty teaching exchanges, and support other faculty collaborations such as a group speakers bureau.

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Regis Brodie (art) is one of ten ceramic artists worldwide (and one of just four Americans) chosen for a residency with the World Ceramic Exposition Foundation (WoCEF) of South Korea. This summer he spent three weeks there, creating art for the gigantic 2005 World Ceramic Biennale.

 

 

 

With works in museums from Spain to Egypt to Russia, Brodie is a natural for the biennial’s theme, “Ceramics: The Vehicle of Culture.” In Korea he worked on an installation of large-scale forms made of clay indigenous to the region. He also lectured on creativity and his own art process.

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