Faculty-Staff Achievements, December 11, 2017
Kalyan "Kal" Das, trustee, received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis
Who's Who, a publisher of biographical profiles. According to Marquis, Das was honored
for "many years' experience in his professional network ... achievements, leadership
qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field." Das is
the head of the Global Bank and Institutional Finance & Restructuring Practice Group
at the Seward & Kissel law practice, focusing on structured finance, asset-backed
and mortgage-backed securities transactions, domestic and international banking transactions,
project finance, capital markets, distressed debt trading, second lien financing,
institutional finance and private placements.
Publications and Exhibitions
Sara Lagalwar, assistant professor and Williamson chair of neuroscience, published a research manuscript
titled "Short-term succinic acid treatment mitigates cerebellar mitochondrial OXPHOS dysfunction,
neurodegeneration and ataxia in a Purkinje-specific spinocerebellar ataxia type 1
(SCA1) mouse model" Dec. 6 in the journal PLoS One. Co-authors include professors Steve Ives and T.H. Reynolds (health and human physiological sciences), Kim Frederick (chemistry) and Bernie Possidente (biology), along with Skidmore students Austin Ferro '15, Emily Carbone '14, Jenny
Zhang '16, Evan Marzouk '16, Monica Villegas '16, Asher Siegel '16, Donna Nguyen '18,
Jessilyn Hartman '17 and Kailen Polley '17.
In the News
Christopher Mann, assistant professor of political science, was interviewed by radio station KUOW
in Seattle, Wash., on Dec. 5 for an episode of its The Record podcast titled "Is voter engagement going the way of bowling leagues?"
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