Skip to Main Content
Skidmore College

Faculty-Staff Achievements, Nov. 12, 2013

November 12, 2013


Catherine Golden, professor of English, will give a talk titled “Uncovering Pride and Prejudice:  A Bicentennial Celebration” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Northshire Bookstore on Broadway. Golden will show images of the covers of different editions of the Jane Austen classic from the past 200 years and discuss what they show about the sense and sensibility of the time.

Denise L. Smith, professor of health and exercise sciences, delivered the keynote address at the 14th annual 2013 Pilot Research Project Symposium at the University of Cincinnati’s Education and Research Center in Cincinnati on Oct. 11. Her lecture was titled “Sudden Cardiac Events: Why are Firefighters at Risk?”


Rob Hallock, visiting assistant professor of neuroscience, and Yusuke Ota ’13 and Alexander Zanetti ’13, both neuroscience majors, are the authors of a paper titled “The Role of Astrocytes in the Regulation of Synaptic Plasticity and Memory Formation” accepted for publication in the journal Neural Plasticity.

Jay Rogoff, visiting assistant professor of English, has two poems, “The Daughter” and “The Window,” in the current issue of the British journal Poetry Review, Vol. 103, No. 3 (Autumn 2013). Both will appear in his next book, Venera, forthcoming from LSU Press in 2014. His latest dance article, “Beauties and Beasts: London Dance Spectacles Great and Small,” appears in The Hopkins Review, Vol. 6, No. 4 (Fall 2013), and considers Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty: A Gothic Romance, Michael Keegan-Dolan’s choreographed production of Handel’s Julius Caesar for the English National Opera, and the world premiere performance of the modern dance troupe HeadSpaceDance. He has also published "Shooting Dancers," a review of Henry Leutwyler’s book of ballet photographs, Ballet: Photographs of the New York City Ballet, in Ballet Review, Vol. 41, No. 2 (Summer 2013).

Andrew J. Schneller, visiting assistant professor of environmental studies, is co-author of three articles. Details follow:

- with B.J. Johnson and F. X. Bogner, “Measuring children's environmental attitudes and values in northwest Mexico: Validating a modified version of measures to test the Model of Ecological Values (2-MEV),” in Environmental Education Research, 2013. 

- with A. Irizarry, “Imaging conservation: Sea turtle murals and their effect on community pro-environmental attitudes in Baja California Sur, Mexico,” in Journal of Ocean and Coastal Management (in press). 

- with V. Castañeda Fernández de Lara, C.A. Salinas Zavala, and A. Mejía Rebollo,“Socio-economic characteristics of the uncommon jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas) fishery of 2010 near Bahia Magdalena, Baja California Sur, Mexico,” in Hidrobiologica, (in press).

Denise L. Smith, professor of health and exercise sciences, recently published “Sudden cardiac death among firefighters ≤45 years of age in the United States” in American Journal of Cardiology (published electronically ahead of print on Sept. 27). The article was written in collaboration with colleagues at Harvard School of Medicine. 

In addition, Smith and Pat Fehling, professor and chair of health and exercise sciences, along with members of the First Responder Health and Safety Laboratory, Jennie Haller and Dave Barr, coauthored a manuscript titled  “Use of the HR index to predict maximal oxygen uptake during different exercise protocols” which was published in Physiological Reports, Vol. 1, Issue 5, 2013.  This study was conducted as part of a Department Homeland Security Science and Technology contract to improve health and safety of the nation’s emergency responders. 

In the News

David Karp, associate dean of student affairs and professor of sociology, was a source for “Goodbye zero tolerance:  Program aims to cut ‘school-to-prison pipeline’” on

The Art of Gravity, the most recent book of poems by Jay Rogoff, visiting professor of English, has received a detailed review by Stephen Kampa in the current issue of The Hopkins Review, Vol. 6, No. 4 (Fall 2013).

Please send submissions to Andrea Wise, Office of Communications.