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Faculty-Staff Achievements

July 29, 2020

Paul ArcieroPaul Arciero, professor of health and human physiological sciences, published research study in the journal Nutrients with four Skidmore College Health and Human Physiological Sciences Department alumni, Brittney Dioneda ’15, Margaret Healy ’15, Maia Paul ’15 and Caitlin Sheridan ’15. This study for the first time showed that eating a gluten-free grilled cheese meal lowers the number of calories you burn after eating the meal and reduces feelings of fullness compared to an unprocessed whole food meal, which may impact weight control and obesity risk over the long-term. 

Nurcan Atalan-HelickeNurcan Atalan-Helicke, associate professor and director of the Environmental Studies and Science Program, co-authored “Trusting food supply chains during the pandemic: reflections from Turkey and the U.S.” in the journal Food and Foodways. She also published the chapter “Access to healthy and clean food in Turkey: Food activism and mothers’ concerns about shopping for change” in the book “Environmental Activism and the Maternal: Mothers and Mother Earth in Activism and Discourse” (Demeter Press, 2020).

Veena ChandraVeena Chandra, music instructor, has been awarded a New York State Council on the Arts grant though a new “Keep NYS Creating” grant program in partnership with the New York Foundation for the Arts. These grants are supported by National Endowment for the Arts funding through the CARES Act and will help artists continue their indispensable work within their communities throughout New York. Chandra also received an award from New Music USA for her collaboration with violist, composer and educator Tsuna Sakamoto to create several new compositions together, do two fall workshops and perform in spring 2021 at Arthur Zankel Music Center. 

Siobhan HartSiobhan M. Hart, associate professor and chair of anthropology, published an article, Gender, Masculinity, and Professional-Avocational Heritage Collaborations, in a special issue of the Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association focused on contemporary feminist approaches to archaeological heritage practice.  


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