Faculty-Staff Achievements, February 19, 2018
Kimberley Frederick, professor of chemistry, received a Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship to attend the 2018 Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Institute at the University of Denver, June 18–30. The scholarship provides full tuition, accommodations, meals and travel to women in STEM higher education.
Publications and Exhibitions
Jason Breves, assistant professor of biology, co-authored an article in General and Comparative Endocrinology titled "Acute salinity tolerance and the control of two prolactins and their receptors in the Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and Mozambique tilapia (O. mossambicus): A comparative study." The article describes a collaborative study with researchers at the University of Hawaii and Shimane University regarding salinity acclimation in fish.
Rebecca Johnson, associate professor of psychology, published a paper in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology (Vol. 71(1), 220–228) titled "The Preferred Viewing Location in Top-to-Bottom Sentence Reading." The paper was based on eye-tracking research conducted with Emma Starr '16.
A.J. Schneller, teaching professor of environmental studies and sciences, along with Sara Coburn '16, published an article titled "For-profit environmental voluntourism in Costa Rica: Teen volunteer, host community, and environmental outcomes" in the Journal of Sustainable Tourism. Their work, done as part of Skidmore's Faculty Student Summer Research Program, evaluated the volunteer, community and environmental outcomes of a for-profit "voluntourism" program in a Costa Rican National Park.
Jeffrey Segrave, professor of health and human physiological sciences, had an opinion piece published in the Feb. 10 Albany Times Union titled "Commentary: Olympic ideals point way to a better world."
Flagg Taylor, associate professor of political science, edited The Long Night of the Watchman: Essays by Vaclav Benda, 1977–1989 (2017, St. Augustine's Press). A book launch was held in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Czech embassy the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation and Florida International University's Vaclav Havel Center for Human Rights and Diplomacy.
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