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Beyond bare bones musculoskeletal health research
Wit, dedication, and chalk dust
Ron Seyb's teaching
What the faculty are up to
Joyous noise Tang Museum's fifth birthday party
On that note A Peter Schickele residency
Home economics Students buy a house
Rising fast Northwoods Apartments construction
Home-team welcome Hall of Fame inductees
Books Faculty and alumni authors
Sportswrap Thoroughbred highlights



Novel approach. Saratoga Reads—a Skidmore-Saratoga project to foster a communitywide reading experience—is warming up the winter. Says lead organizer Marie Glotzbach (Skidmore’s first lady and a lecturer in the theater department),“We invite all area residents, of all ages and interests, to participate in an extensive shared conversation.” Each fall the public nominates novels (easy to find, in English), then a vote picks the winning book. The entire community is encouraged to read the novel and participate in related activities at schools, libraries, and bookstores. This year’s choice is Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, by Gregory Maguire. Learn more at

Robert Boyers, English, saw his short story “Samantha” included in The Pushcart Prize (The Best of the Small Presses), fall 2005. The story won the Cooper Prize when it appeared last year in The Ontario Review.

Gove Effinger, mathematics, is the co-author of “Integers and Polynomials: Comparing the Close Cousins Z and Fq[x],” in the spring 2005
Mathematical Intelligencer.

Mark Huibregtse, mathematics, has had an article on the “multigraded Hilbert scheme of points” accepted by the Pacific Journal of Mathematics.

Joanna Zangrando, American studies, won the 2005 Mary C. Turpie prize from the American Studies Association, honoring her teaching, advising, and
program direction.

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