Faculty-Staff Achievements, October 10, 2016
Evan Mack, professor of music, is the composer of Roscoe: A Grand American Opera. Mack recently appeared alongside William Kennedy, author of the novel on which the opera is based, and librettist Joshua McGuire at a public discussion about the process of adapting the novel for the stage. The event, hosted by Joseph Dalton of the Times Union, was held under the auspices of the New York State Writers Institute. The Albany Symphony Orchestra will debut the work on Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Palace Theatre.
Portrait of Judge
Evan J. Wallach
Doretta Miller, professor of studio art, will attend the formal presentation of the portrait she
was commissioned to paint of Judge Evan J. Wallach, at the U.S. Court of International
Trade in New York City on November 10. Wallach served the court for 16 years and is
currently serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington,
Publications and Exhibitions
Barry Goldensohn, professor emeritus of English, has published a new collection of poems, Snake in the Spine, Wolf in the Heart (2016, Fomite Press). According to the publisher, the politically oriented poems deal with "distortions of consciousness and feeling in response to our past hundred years and more of war, horror, our history and nightmares, confusion and occasional visions of peace, inner and outer."
Christopher Mann, assistant professor of political science, was the source of an Oct. 5 Post Star article titled "Skidmore analyst discusses NY21" about the race between Republican U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik and Green Party candidate Matt Funiciello.
Mason Stokes, professor of English, has an essay titled "Namesake" in the 2016 Best American Essays. The collection was edited this year by Pulitzer and National Book Award-winning
novelist Jonathan Franzen.
Jeffrey O. Segrave, professor of health and exercise sciences, and John Cosgrove, access services librarian, collaborated on an article titled "Calvinball: Sport, Imagination and Meaning in Bill Waterson's Calvin and Hobbes" in the International Journal of Comic Art (18(1): 1–13).
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