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John Berman and Virginia Murphy-Berman, psychology, are co-authors of “Micro- and Macro-justice in the Allocation of Resources Between In-group and Out-group Members:A Cross-cultural Comparison,” in the Journal of Cross-cultural Psychology, vol. 33, no. 6.
Katherine Cartwright
, geosciences, received the Grumbacher Gold Medal at the Northeast Watercolor Society’s International Exhibition this fall.
Patricia Colby
, psychology, and Angela Sherman ’02 co-authored an article on the therapeutics of pet visits in Anthrozoos (published by the International Society for Anthrozoology), vol. 15, no. 2.
Davidson Professor John Cunningham, art, had an exhibition of his work at Texas A&M University in the fall. In connection with the show, he gave a paper titled “Mechanical Advantage and Locomotion,” derived from his own observations while creating sculptures and with help from biology colleagues Bernard Possidente, Monica Raveret-Richter, and Roy Meyers.
Jordana Dym
, history, delivered a paper, on city government in Central America in the 1700s, at the International Conference on Urban History this fall in Edinburgh. Earlier she chaired a panel on ideology and society during 1870–1930 at the Congreso Centroamericano de Historia in Panama City.
In October Glenn Egelman, health services, was named president-elect of the New York State College Health Association. Skidmore’s health services will host a joint New York–New England College Health Association meeting next fall.
Samuel Fee
, information technology services, presented his paper “Teaching with Digital Video” at the International Visual Literacy Association conference this fall in Colorado.
Robert Foulke
, English (emeritus), gave a paper at the international conference of the Joseph Conrad Society of the U.K. last summer at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England. His topic was “Maritime Contexts: Nuances and the Ironies in Conrad’s Voyage Fiction.”
Roy Ginsberg
, government, is the author of a monograph, Ten Years of European Foreign Policy: Baptism, Confirmation, Validation, in press from the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Berlin.
This fall Deborah Hall, art, had work included in a national juried exhibition, DPI: Digitally Propelled Ideas, 2002, at California Polytechnic University.
Kenneth Johnson
, geology (emeritus), received the 2002 Outstanding Educator Award from the Eastern Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, at a ceremony in Champaign, Ill., in October.
Last summer Penny Jolly, art history, lectured at an international symposium—in conjunction with the exhibition Van Eyck, Early Netherlandish Painting and Southern Europe—at the Groeningen Museum in Bruges, Belgium. She lectured on Rogier van der Weyden and Magdalene imagery.
Maureen Jones
, art, has retired. Since 1986 she was assistant to the director of the Schick Art Gallery and also helped administer the popular Summer Six art workshops offered through the special-programs office.
Interim dean of the Faculty Charles M. Joseph, music, has accepted an invitation to join the board of directors for the National Museum of Dance, in Saratoga Springs.
Renate Knapp
, management and business, has retired after twenty-one years at Skidmore. After eight-year stints as senior secretary in the president’s office and then executive secretary to the dean of the faculty, she most recently worked with the Harder Professors of Business Administration and the BU 107 program.
Murray Levith
, English, presented a paper on Shakespeare in China at a Modern Language Association conference on “Language and Literature in a Global Context,” held in Austin, Texas.
George Lowis
, sociology (emeritus), has an article on Alexander Gordon in the Journal of Medical Biography 2002, vol. 10, and an article on the early days of the U.K.’s Multiple Sclerosis Society in Medical History 2002, no. 46.
Jay Rogoff
, English and liberal studies, recently had poems accepted for publication in the Progressive, the Texas Review, and Witness.
Jamienne S. Studley
, president, is profiled in the fall ’02 issue of Harvard Law Bulletin (vol. 1, no. 54). She is a 1975 graduate of Harvard Law School.
Edith Sullivan
, college relations, retired after twenty-six years at Skidmore. She was a secretary in public affairs and college relations, especially for the college’s publications program, for most of her career.
Gordon Thompson
, music, read a paper on ’60s pop-music culture at the annual meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, held in Estes Park, Colo.
David Vella
, mathematics, is co-author of “Support Varieties for Algebraic Groups,” published in the Journal für die reine und angewandte Mathematik, vol. 547, June 2002.


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