Faculty-Staff Achievements, January 29, 2018
Regina Janes, professor of English, delivered a paper titled "Lemuel Gulliver, Map-maker" at the Sixteenth International Symposium on Jonathan Swift at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland, on Nov. 26. The symposium was part of a citywide celebration of the Dean of St. Patrick's 350th birthday.
Skidmore's Dining Services team recently earned its fifth consecutive gold medal for culinary excellence in an American Culinary Federation competition on Jan. 12. The competition pitted Skidmore against 11 colleges and universities from throughout the northeast. Each team was challenged to create original meals from identical ingredients under strict time and style limitations.
Publications and Exhibitions
Jason Breves, assistant professor of biology, co-authored an article in the Journal of Experimental Biology titled "Claudin-10 isoform expression and cation selectivity change with salinity in salt-secreting epithelia of Fundulus heteroclitus." The article describes a collaborative study with researchers at St. Francis Xavier University, the University of Arkansas, York University, and the University of British Columbia regarding ionoregulation by marine fish.
Sue Van Hook, retired senior teaching associate in biology, has a story in a new anthology titled Before They Were Our Mothers: Voices of Women before Rosie Started Riveting. Authors who contributed to the collection will give readings on Feb. 15 (Susan B. Anthony's birthday) at Battenkill Books in Cambridge, N.Y., and will be interviewed on WAMC's Roundtable program at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 13. The book was featured in a Jan. 14 Glens Falls Post Star story titled "The secret lives of moms: Sixteen New York state women tell the hidden stories of their foremothers" and later carried by Associated Press and news outlets including the New York Times.
In the News
Ian Berry, Dayton director of the Tang Museum, was quoted in a Jan. 2 NPR story titled "MacArthur 'genius' paints Nigerian childhood alongside her American present". The story was about artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby, whose work was on view at the Tang from Oct. 30 through Dec. 30, 2017.
Beau Breslin, dean of the faculty and vice president of academic affairs, was quoted in a Jan. 26 Inside Higher Ed story titled "Less Is More." In the story, college and university administrators discussed how to thoughtfully reduce faculty duties to help them advance their best work.
Chris Mann,, assistant professor of political science, was quoted in a Jan. 26 Daily Gazette article titled "Albany native looks back on FBI years, comments on current state of affairs." The article discussed the Trump administration's criticism of the FBI and the press.
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