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Bravo! Linguist wins teaching prize
Faustini wins Ciancio Award
Retiring faculty
Dick Hihn and Kris Szymborski
Intercultural reach and depth Skidmore's first intercultural-studies director
Professoriat What the faculty are up to
Geek squad squareoff Skidmore techies in programming contest
Idea marketplace Guest lectures touch on society and scholarship
Books Faculty and alumni authors
Sky command Using the wolrd's biggest radiotelescope
Shaping campus sustainablity Coordinator goes for the green
On exhibit Now at Skidmore's Schick Art Gallery and Tang Museum
Sportswrap Thoroughbred highlights


Books
Faculty and alumni authors

Dangerous Laughter: Thirteen Stories
by Steven Millhauser, professor of English
Knopf, 2008

This collection of tales, described by the publisher as “darkly comic” and “united by their obsession with obsession,” are divided into three parts: Vanishing Acts (stories of risk and escape), Impossible Architectures (where excess reigns in vivid, haunting places), and Heretical Histories (featuring alternative views of the past). Reviewers have called Millhauser, who is Tisch Professor of Arts and Letters at Skidmore, “a writer whose prose possesses the equivalent of what
musicians call perfect pitch” and “one of our most inventive writers.”

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Faces of Layla: A Journey Through Ethiopian Adoption

by photographer Emma Dodge Hanson ’93; text by Melissa Fay Greene and Jennifer Armstrong
Emma Dodge Hanson; Melissa Faye Greene, 2007

More than 120 photographs depicting children and staff at Layla House orphanage in Addis Ababa, taken by adoptive mom Hanson

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A Visitor’s Guide to Colonial and Revolutionary Mid-Atlantic America
by Patricia and Robert Foulke, professor emeritus of English
Countryman, 2007

Historical guidebook includes sites to visit, lodging, dining, and things to do in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland

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Euroland and the World Economy: Global Player or Global Drag?
co-edited by Jörg Bibow, assistant professor of economics
Palgrave Macmillan, 2007

A collection of essays (including one by Bibow) that provide a comprehensive framework to address the future of the euro

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Internet Your Way to a New Job
by Alison Doyle, associate director of career services & employer relations
Happy About, 2008

A guide to using search engines and company Web sites, applying for positions online, networking in virtual spaces, and career building


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