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Faculty-Staff Achievements, Feb. 15, 2013

February 15, 2013


Lary Opitz, professor and chair, Department of Theater, is the new artistic director of Saratoga Shakespeare Company, replacing William Finlay, who has stepped down after 12 years. Opitz, a founding member of the company, is known to audiences far and wide for his performances in company productions, most recently as Shylock in 2001’s The Merchant of Venice. Saratoga Shakespeare Company will stage The Merry Wives of Windsor July 16 to 28 in Congress Park.


Sonia Silva, assistant professor of anthropology, is the author of “Reification and Fetishism: Processes of Transformation,” in Theory, Culture and Society, Vol. 30, No. 1.

In the News

Robert Boyers, professor of English and director, New York State Summer Writers Institute at Skidmore, was a source for “Never Mind the Parallels, Don’t Read It As My Life,” an article about Jamaica Kincaid’s new book, published Feb. 4 in The New York Times. Kincaid has often been a visiting faculty member at the writers institute.

Beth Post-Lundquist, director of financial aid, was a source for “Straight Answers on Paying for College: Still Too Little, Too Late,” published Feb. 4 in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Mary Zeiss Stange, professor of women’s studies and religion, was a source for “Area clergy react to resignation,” published Feb. 12 in the Glens Falls Post-Star, a story about local reaction to the resignation of Pope Benedict XVII; “Rising Voice of Gun Ownership is Female,” published Feb. 11 in The New York Times; and “Female gun owners drawn to way of life,” published Feb. 11 in The Atlanta Journal Constitution.