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Faculty-Staff Achievements

December 2, 2020

Pola Baytelman

Pola Dobry Baytelman, distinguished artist-in-residence in the Department of Music, was featured in the podcast “The Road to Iberia – Isaac” about the Spanish composer Isaac Albéniz. The podcast was produced by Ray Picot, a London-based music critic and writer, as part of the “Journeys Through the Labyrinth” series. Picot began his podcast with one of Baytelman’s pieces from her Albéniz disc of “Iberia, Évocation,” and later credited her work as an Albéniz scholar. The podcast was sponsored by the Iberian and Latin-American Music Society in London and the Cervantes Society in the United Kingdom.

Veena ChandraVeena Chandra, private music instructor, and Davesh Chandra recently performed and conducted an interview for the Asian American Herald with Himani Gupta Carlson of Empire State College. A recording of the conversation is available online. Veena Chandra has been streaming live performances on Facebook at 9 p.m. each Thursday since April. She and Davesh Chandra also performed for the “Festival of the Holy Name Global Pandemic Kirtan” on Nov. 27. 

Veena ChandraEunice S. Ferreira, associate professor of theater, was elected as vice president/conference planner for the Black Theatre Association of ATHE (Association for Theatre in Higher Education). She spoke at the opening plenary of ATHE's annual conference and chaired an ad hoc committee to center the conference on anti-racist practices. She was recently interviewed and featured in "Putting Cape Verde 'On the Map' and Performance as Research" in the Tufts Graduate Newsletter (Pages 15-18).   

Evan Mack

A composition by Evan Mack, senior teaching professor of music, was performed as part of a service marking the 50th anniversary of the Nov. 14, 1970 (at the 36:30 mark) crash of the plane carrying most of the Marshal University football team. Eight years ago, Mack was asked to write the piece for the Marshall University Chorus to be sung at their fountain ceremony.  

Bernie Possidente

Bernard Possidente, professor of biology, presented a poster, “Effects of Alzheimer’s Disease on Bone Quality in the 5xFAD Transgenic Mouse Model,” at the 2020 meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research with colleagues from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The research was funded, in part, by a grant from the Florence Petrlik Family Foundation to Skidmore College. 



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