Faculty-Staff Achievements, April 7, 2014
Joel Smith, associate professor of philosophy, was the guest speaker at the April 6 “Town and Gown Movie Night” sponsored by Saratoga Film Forum. He spoke following a screening of the critically acclaimed 1997 Martin Scorsese movie Kundun, based on the life and writings of the 14th Dalai Lama.
Mary Zeiss Stange, professor of women’s studies and religion, was a featured speaker at the annual meeting of the Professional Outdoor Media Association March 20 in Knoxville, Tenn. With Mark Damian Duda of Responsive Management, a research firm that specializes in wildlife and conservation demographics, Stange presented a workshop on “Communicating about Hunting in the 21st Century.” She also presented a workshop on “Addressing the Female Voice” in the hunting community.
Gordon Thompson, professor and chair, Department of Music, talked about creating his open-learning experiment—an online version of his "The Beatles: An Introduction"—for "MOOCs and Corporate Learning: Symposium and Lab" April 3 in Saratoga Springs.
Jay Rogoff, visiting assistant professor of English, has two new poems, "Olympia" and "Swanilda Waltzes," in the current issue of Hotel Amerika, Vol. 12 (Winter 2014).
Denise L. Smith, professor of health and exercise sciences, coauthored a manuscript titled “Obesity and overweight associated with increased carotid diameter and decreased arterial function in young otherwise healthy men” published by the American Journal of Hypertension, Vol. 27, No. 4, 2014. The research was supported by grants from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the Department of Homeland Security’s Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Program.
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