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Faculty-Staff Achievements, Dec. 2, 2013

December 3, 2013


David Domozych, professor of biology, presented an invited seminar Nov. 22 at the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics of the University of Maryland. His talk was titled "Cell wall dynamics, membrane trafficking and morphological plasticity in plant cells as revealed by the model unicellular green alga, Penium margaritaceum.

Bob Turner, associate professor of government, participated in a forum titled “Democracy in America: A Post-‘Citizen United’ Agenda for Reform Nov. 20 at the Saratoga Springs Pubic Library. He and Blair Horner of the New York Public Interest Research Group highlighted their views from national and state perspectives and offered suggestions for potential reforms. The League of Women Voters of Saratoga County sponsored the event.

Upcoming Activity

Diana Barnes, visiting assistant professor of Spanish, will be a featured speaker at the Dec. 4 “Community Cinema” program of the Saratoga Springs Public Library. Free and open the public, the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s H. Dutcher Community Room. The event will begin with a screening of the The State of Arizona, a documentary produced and directed by Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini. The film captures the explosive emotions and complex realities behind Arizona’s headline-grabbing struggle with illegal immigration. Examining Arizona’s controversial Senate Bill 1070 (dubbed the “show me your papers” law), the film tells the stories of Arizonans on all sides of this divisive issue from ground zero of the nation’s immigration debate.

Barnes has done firsthand research and interviews along parts the nearly 2,000-mile border between the U.S. and Mexico. There, a combustible mix of U.S. immigration policy, poverty, and global economics has turned Mexican border cities into dangerous places to live and work. Barnes has spent time exploring the human side of this hot-button immigration issue, visiting towns on both sides of the border. In a related effort, she also works for the well being of Latino workers at the Saratoga Race Course. 


Katie DeGroot, director of the summer studio art program, has artwork included in two regional exhibitions:

--“Second Nature” through March 9 at the Albany International Airport Gallery (third floor), and

--2013 Mohawk Hudson Regional Art Exhibition through Dec. 31 at the Hyde Collection, Glens Falls.

In the News

Jennifer Delton, professor of history, was a source for “Educators reflect on JFK’s legacy,” published Nov. 22 in The Post-Star. The story examined how teachers from elementary school to college teach about the 35th president.

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