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Faculty-Staff Achievements, Nov. 4, 2013

November 5, 2013



The Skidmore College Saratoga Classic II, held in June, has won the 2013 Member’s Choice Award from the US Hunter Jumper Association. The award is based on feedback by participants on a competition’s facility, personnel and hospitality. The annual event drew about 500 participants for each of two weeks in June, and raised $238,000 for student scholarships. Over the past decade, the show has raised more than $3 million for scholarships. Adele Einhorn is executive director of the Skidmore College Saratoga Classic.


John Anzalone, Class of 1948 Professor for Excellence in Teaching and professor of French, led a conversation about the film The Train for the Oct. 30 Town and Gown Night at the Saratoga Film Forum. Anzalone has been introducing students to the masterpieces of French New Wave cinema for 25 years. The John Frankenheimer and Arthur Penn World War II thriller is his favorite American-made movie set in France.

Giuseppe Faustini, professor of Italian and director of the SDM Program, is serving as external reviewer Nov. 3-5 for the Middlebury College Department of Italian, Middlebury, VT. In addition, he delivered a paper: “Tre film ottimali per insegnare lingua e cultura italiana: C’eravamo tanto amati, Stanno tutti bene! e La meglio gioventù,” Oct. 19 at the Teaching Italian Culture Conference at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. He also delivered a lecture on “Representations of Politics and Society in Post-WWII Italian Cinema” Sept. 28 to the Mohawk Valley Community College, Rome and Utica Campus, Sept. 28, 2012.


Tina Breakell, associate director of Off-Campus Study & Exchanges, recently co-edited and published the NAFSA professional publication, By Example: Resources for Education Abroad Offices and Advisers.The goal of this document is to provide a useful set of common sample forms and documents produced by different education-abroad offices in the US. This publication is intended to serve as a resource for newly developing offices and newcomers to the field, but can also provide interesting models for more experienced education-abroad professionals who are rethinking their approaches to the basics.

Giuseppe Faustini, professor of Italian and director of the SDM Program, published three articles and a review: “Pirandello e Bontempelli: un cenacolo letterario,“ was published in Nuova Antologia (Firenze), Ottobre-Dicembre 2013.

“Garibaldi and De Rohan:  The American Contribution and Stratagem Leading to the Unification of Italy,” appeared in Nuova Rivista Storica, Anno 2013, Vol. XCVII. This article was reviewed by Dino Messina in Corriere della Sera, (Domenica), 14 luglio 2014, La Lettura,  p. 14.

“L’Unità d’Italia: gli Stati Uniti e un garibaldino americano,” was published in Italica, Vol. 89, No. 2, Summer 2012.

Faustini’s review of Eugenio Di Rienzo’s, Il Regno delle Due Sicilie e le potenze europeee 1830–1861 (Soveria Manelli: Rubettino Editore, 2012), was published in Journal of Modern Italian Studies, Vol. 18, Issue 4, 2013.

Pat Oles, associate professor of social work, is the author of “Should I return to the Catholic Church?” published Oct. 18 by

In the News

Penny Jolly, professor of art history, was a source for “Heavenly presence: Angels fill Schenectady church” published Nov. 4 in The Sunday Gazette.

Bob Turner, associate professor of government, was a source for a story on charter change in Saratoga Springs that aired Oct. 30 on WAMC-FM.