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Faculty-Staff Achievements, April 27, 2015

April 28, 2015


Crystal Moore recognized by Saratoga Bridges
Jeff Moore (back left) and Crystal Dea Moore (back right)
Saratoga Bridges friends Samantha, Sean and
Thomisa at
April 20 luncheon.

Crystal Dea Moore, professor of social work, was recognized for her work on behalf of Saratoga Bridges at an April 20 luncheon on campus with a proclamation from Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen. Moore was instrumental in the development of “Bridges to Skidmore,” a program that allows participants in the Saratoga Bridges organization to experience a piece of college life by coming to campus and joining with traditional Skidmore students to attend lectures and programs. The partnership allows the Skidmore students to gain experience in connecting with diverse populations and helps raise awareness about people with disabilities. The Saratoga Bridges clients get a taste of college life, gain independence, strengthen their interpersonal skills, and develop awareness about resources in their community. The experience also fosters friendships. Since 2008, when the program was launched, close to 30 Saratoga Bridges consumers have participated. Moore developed the program with her husband Jeffrey, IT director at Saratoga Bridges.

Paul Walter, professor emeritus of chemistry, received the Charles Lathrop Parsons Award March 24 from the American Chemical Society at its spring meeting in Denver. The award recognizes outstanding public service by a member of the society.


Lei Ouyang Bryant, associate professor of music, and Elizabeth Macy, visiting assistant professor of music, joined ethnomusicologists from American University, Smith College, University of Hawai'i at Manoa and University of Kentucky to present an academic roundtable "Pedagogy and Practice: Teaching Undergraduates about Asia through Music" at the annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies held in March in Chicago.

Kate Graney, associate professor of government and director of the Gender Studies Program, and Minita Sanghvi, assistant professor of marketing, Department of Management and Business, were panelists in a program titled “Raising Ms. President.” Sponsored by the Sage Colleges and Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York, the program included a screening of the film by the same name, followed by a panel discussion that featured area scholars, political leaders, and Girl Scouts.

Regina Janes, professor of English, was the speaker April 16 at Muhlenberg College’s Celebration of the Life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.  The title of her talk was “Saying Goodbye to Gabo, Gabo Says Goodbye.”

In the News

Jennifer Delton, professor of history, was interviewed by the New Books Network about her latest book, Rethinking the 1950s:  How Anticommunism and the Cold War Made America Liberal (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

Holly L. Derr, artist-in-residence, Department of Theater, was a source for "‘The Heidi Chronicles’ is trailed by questions of feminism and legacy,"published March 23 in The New York Times.

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