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Faculty-Staff Achievements, Dec. 2, 2012

December 6, 2012

Faculty-Staff Achievements, Dec. 2, 2012

December 2, 2012


Mary Zeiss Stange, professor of women's studies and religion, was a featured speaker at an international conference on women, hunting, and environmental sustainability Nov. 8-11 in Bratislava, Slovak Republic. The conference, titled "Women and Sustainable Hunting: Experience, Nowadays and Future" was the first of its kind: a gathering of women hunters and educators from throughout central and eastern Europe—Stange was the sole representative from the Americas—who came together under the auspices of the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC). The purpose of the conference was two-fold: to inaugurate Artemis, a new international women's hunting organization, and to provide a platform for conversation about various culture-based approaches to women's hunting and environmental sustainability. In the latter regard, Stange's invited talk was titled "American Dianas: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow." While there, Stange also did some field research on European hunting and the traditions associated with it. Click here to read more about the conference. 

Publications & Performances

Victor Cahn, professor of English, has a role in Ding Dong, the current production of the Curtain Call Theater. The play runs through Dec. 23.

Pat Oles, associate professor of social work, was a discussant in a panel that followed a screening of the film Compliance Nov. 30 at the Saratoga Film Forum. The discussion, which also included a representative of the Schenectady Police Department and a psychology professor from Empire State College, was moderated by Dede Hill, an Albany Law School professor.

Steve Stern, professor of English, is the author of "Strange Fruit and Stranger Dreams in the Deep South," a review of Frank Stanford's The Battlefield Where the Moon Says I Love You, which was published Nov. 26 on the web site of as part of its series titled "You must read this: Writers recommend their all-time favorite books." Stern's newest book, The Book of Mischief (2012, Graywolf Press), is among the "100 Notable Books of 2012" selected by The New York Times

Gordon Thompson, professor of music, writes this month in the Oxford University Press Blog about the 50th anniversary of the recording of "Please Please Me" on Nov. 26, 1962.

In the News

Sandy Baum, professor emerita of economics, was a source for "Tuition freeze: A college springboard?" published Nov. 12 in USA Today.

Daniel Swift, assistant professor of English, has received wonderful reviews for his new book Shakespeare's Common Prayers(2012, Oxford University Press) in The Boston Globe and The Washington Post.

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