Faculty-Staff Achievements, April 10, 2017
Kate Graney, professor of political science, interviewed Author Lindy West at the Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs on April 6. Skidmore's Gender Studies Program sponsored a reception at the bookstore after her appearance. The event was covered by a Glens Falls Post-Star article titled "Lindy West spreads message of living unapologetically in Saratoga Springs."
Evan Mack, teaching professor of music, was named a finalist in the Houston Grand Opera's 2017
Song of Houston composition initiative, which commissions new chamber operas and song projects.
Publications and Exhibitions
Paul Arciero, professor of health and exercise sciences, was the subject of an American Heart Association News feature titled "The science of fitness—from a very fit scientist." He was also quoted in a March 27 Health article titled "How to Get Into the Best Shape of Your Life, According to Science." Arciero discussed Skidmore-based research on a fitness program called PRISE, for "Protein-pacing, Resistance exercise, Interval sprints, Stretching, and Endurance exercise."
John Brueggemann, professor of sociology, co-authored Rebuilding the Foundations: Social Relationships in Ancient Scripture and Contemporary
Culture (2017, Westminster John Knox Press.) His co-author was his father, Walter Brueggemann,
professor emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary. According to the publisher, the
book examines "our fractured American society and suggest ways for improvement. Using
six themes ... care, fairness, liberty, loyalty, authority, and sanctity."
In the News
Research by Denise Smith, professor of health and exercise sciences, was covered in an April 1 Associated
Press report carried by more than 30 news organizations, including a US News and World Report story titled "Firefighters Join Study to Help Reduce Line-Of-Duty Deaths." It was also covered in the scientific journal Circulation. Smith's research seeks to improve firefighters' physiological responses during emergency
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