Faculty-Staff Achievements, March 28, 2016
Publications and Exhibitions
Robert Boyers, professor of English and editor of Salmagundi, had an essay titled "How 'Safe Spaces' Stifle Ideas" in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
David Domozych, professor of biology, was co-author of a paper titled "Bioinformatic Identification and Analysis of Extensins in the Plant Kingdom" in the February issue of the journal PLOS ONE. The paper describes the evolution, distribution and role of extensins, a group of
cell wall proteins in green algae and plants.
Karen Kellogg, associate professor of environmental studies and director of sustainability, co-authored
an article with Caroline Hobbs '16 titled "A Case Study of Small Hydropower" in the online journal Solutions, Volume 7, Issue 1.
Jon Ramsey, former dean of studies, had published Business Writing Scenarios: Writing from the Inside (Bedford/St. Martin's Press). The book is a compilation of a wide variety of scenarios
Ramsey created for his business writing classes at the University of California at
Linda Simon, professor emerita of English, has had an essay, titled "Cherry Ames: A New Woman for the 1940s," published in Girls' Series Fiction and American Popular Culture by Lexington Books.
Penny Jolly, professor of art history, has had a busy schedule. She delivered a lecture titled
"Dressing Renaissance Bodies: Metaphors and Meanings" for the Society for Study of
Women in the Renaissance, at CUNY Graduate Center in NYC. Her article "Cultural Representations:
Head and Body Hair in Medieval Art" will be published in A Cultural History of Hair from Bloomsbury Publshing. Finally, she recently completed a review of the Art History Department at Drew University
in Madison, N.J.
A.J. Schneller, visiting assistant professor of environmental studies, published a new book chapter
titled "Writing Letters to the Editor to Promote Environmental Citizenship and Improve
Student Writing" in Learner-Centered Teaching Activities for Environmental and Sustainability Studies (Springer, 2016, L. Byrne Ed.).
Natalie Taylor, associate professor of government, delivered a lecture titled "The Sisterhood is Powerful, But is it Global?: Feminism at Home and Abroad" on March 18 at Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn.
In the News
The cancer research of Anthony Holland, associate professor of music, was featured in a story titled "Treating Tumors with Electrical Fields" in the website About.com.
Mimi Hellman, associate professor of art history, was quoted in the article "How the couch furnished modernity’s notions of privacy" on the website Archinect.
David Karp, professor of sociology and director of Skidmore’s Project on Restorative Justice,
was interviewed for an article titled "Communities Create Their Own Safety; Police Only Help" in the journal Education News.
Christopher Mann, assistant professor of government, was quoted in the story "Voting rights advocates: DMV is breaking the law by failing to register voters" in the Las Vegas Sun.
A study by Corinne Moss-Racusin, assistant professor of psychology, was cited in an article titled "The Subtle Ways Gender Gaps Persist in Science" in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Sheldon Solomon, professor of psychology, was interviewed for an article titled "How Unconscious Fear Of Death May Skew Your Judgment—In Life And 2016 Politics" on the WBUR website. The article was based on a talk he gave at the Boston Museum of Science. Solomon was also quoted in a Schenectady Sunday Gazette article titled "Gatherings aim to make death less-taboo topic" (Gazette story is behind a paywall).
The Alma Thomas exhibition currently open at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery was featured in The New York Times (online and print) March 20, 2016, in an article by Holland Cotter.
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