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Faculty-Staff Achievements, Sept. 17, 2012

September 16, 2012

Faculty-Staff Achievements, Sept. 17, 2012


Joe Murphy, community coordinator, Office of Residential Life, has been elected to the executive board of the Northeast Association of College and University Housing Officers (NEACUHO). In July he began a one-year term as treasurer whose responsibilities include chairing the finance committee. In addition he has been elected to the board of the Saratoga Springs Lions Club. In July he began a one-year term as secretary. His responsibilities include managing membership records and communicating with the organization's international office.

Publications, Performances and Exhibitions

Victor Cahn, professor of English, is the author of Sound Bites, a novel about politics and the media, just published by Resource Publications. Using only media sound bites, Cahn lampoons the absurdities of contemporary politics and culture in the novel, described as "biting." In addition, Cahn wrote and starred in the farce noire Getting the Business, staged Aug. 10 through Sept. 1 at New York's Clurman Theatre.

David Miller, professor emeritus of art, will have a solo show titled "Introspections" Sept. 21 through Oct. 28 at the Laffer Gallery, 96 Broad St., Schuylerville.

Gordon Thompson, professor of music, describes the Beatles' first official recording session at EMI 50 years ago and the recording of two different versions of the group's first release "Love Me Do" in the September entry of his blog, hosted by the Oxford University Press.

In the News

Paul Arciero, professor of health and exercise science, appearedSept. 6 on WXXA's FOX 23 live news to talk about " The Freshman 15." Arciero is also a member of the advisory board of the Albany chapter of the American Heart Association.In addition, he was a guest Aug. 7 on WNYT-TV's "Olympic Zone," hosted by Benita Zahn, to discuss VO2 max training (maximal oxygen consumption training). He also was a gueston WXXA, Fox 23 live news July 31 with Stephanie Grady to discuss how to motivate kids to be more active.On June 28, he was a guest on WMHT-TV's "HealthLink" program, hosted by Benita Zahn, to discuss " Plant-based Diets."

Zack Vogel, lecturer, Department of Management and Business, who teaches a course on the global credit crisis (MB351), contributed an op-ed essay titled "The Krona on Thin Ice" to the Icelandic newspaper Fr ttabladid. In the essay, which was published in two parts (Sept. 4 and 5), Vogel argued that Iceland can keep its own independent currency if a few key steps are taken to ensure that it will work. Some Icelandic experts have advanced the view (which is gaining steam) that Iceland should apply to adopt the Euro as its national currency. The essay came about after Vogel started an email conversation with Thorolfur Matthiasson, the head of the economics department at the University of Iceland, who shared the essay with the chief economist at the Icelandic Central Bank. Vogel's essay was published in several Icelandic periodicals and blogs.

More details on summer activities of Skidmore faculty and staff will be featured in the next issue of Scope Weekly. Please send items for inclusion in the column to Andrea Wise, Office of Communications.

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