Faculty-Staff Achievements, July 31, 2017
Catherine Hill, teaching professor of management and business, hosted a panel of women entrepreneurs
at Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs on July 25. The event was part
of the Saratoga Economic Development Council's SPARK summer speakers series. The panel
included Skidmore alum Angela Beddoe '86, publisher of Herlife magazine and co-founder of G-Force Consulting; Tobi Saulnier, CEO of 1st Playable
Productions; and Kate Cartini, founder of Chloe Capital, a women-owned venture firm
investing in women entrepreneurs.
Publications and Exhibitions
On July 31, the PBS show POV aired the documentary Memories of a Penitent Heart by Cecilia Aldarondo, assistant professor of English. Aldarondo's film about the death of an uncle AIDS, has appeared at the TriBeCa film festival and won a fellowship from the Sundance Institute.
Jennifer Delton, professor of history, wrote an analysis in the July 28 Washington Post titled "The left’s grand delusion," in which she argues that the class alliances that underpinned New Deal America's heavily unionized, manufacturing-based economy no longer apply, leaving the political left to find new methods of building consensus in a diverse electorate.
Sang Wook Lee
Sang Wook Lee, associate professor of art, opened a solo solo exhibition July 9 at the IJsselsalon gallery in the Netherlands. Lee uses traditional South Korean techniques in his textile works, including a gold applique (geumbakjang) process used to decorate Korean traditional garments.
David Snider, lecturer in arts administration, had an opinion piece published in the July 29 Albany
Times Union titled "Roadblocks harm the US." Snider's piece takes cites a recent Skidmore graduate who immigrated from Syria,
whose family was unable to attend Commencement because of federal travel restrictions
on majority-Muslim countries.
In the News
Paul Arciero, professor of health and exercise sciences, was quoted in a July 22 article on the Sporteluxe website titled "Here’s How Adjusting the Thermostat in Your Home Can Speed up Your Metabolism." Arciero noted that raising and lowering room temperatures can increase metabolic activity, causing your body to burn more calories.
Diana Barnes, professor of world languages & literatures, was quoted in a July 16 Times Union story titled "Meeting will explore immigrants, ICE and impact to Saratoga's economy." A member of the Saratoga Springs Human Rights Task Force, moderated a discussion in Filene Recital Hall about immigration issues, including the effects of a recent crackdown by federal immigration agents on workers at the Saratoga Race Course.
Ron Seyb, associate dean for student academic affairs, was quoted in a July 30 Times Union story titled "Social media helps, hinders Albany election." Seyb made the point that social media alone won't win over voters, particularly
among African Americans, Latinos and women, who tend to use social media for entertainment
rather than for information on current affairs and politics.
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