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Faculty-Staff Achievements

August 24, 2022

Research by Paul Arciero, professor of health and human physiological sciences, published research that was featured in multiple media outlets, including BBC, CBS News, Yahoo! News, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, and other outlets. The study confirmed the effectiveness of exercise for women and men depending on the time of day and the type of exercise.

Sandy Baum, professor emerita of economics, was quoted in the article “How to Make Higher Education the Engine of Opportunity, Mobility and Racial Justice” in Inside Higher Ed.

Yelena Biberman, associate professor of political science, was named an Andrew W. Marshall Foundation Paper Prize Finalist and Andrew W. Marshall Foundation Paper Prize Semi-Finalist (with Jared Schwartz ‘21) by the Andrew W. Marshall Foundation.

Beau Breslin, professor and chair of the Political Science Department, published the op-ed "Why the Founders would be aghast at the Supreme Court's abortion ruling"on The Fulcrum website about how Madison, Hamilton, Dickinson, Jefferson, and the Anti-Federalists might have felt about the repeal of Roe v. Wade.

Joseph P. Cermatori, associate professor of English, received an honorable mention for this year's Anna Balakian Prize for his book “Baroque Modernity.” The International Comparative Literature Association confers the award every three years for "an exceptional first monograph in the field of comparative literary studies, written by a single author who has not attained the age of 40 years."

Kristofer Covey, assistant professor of environmental studies and sciences, received a grant from the Millet Trice Family Fund. This unrestricted award supports his lab’s research and teaching at Skidmore.

Stephen Ives, associate professor of health and human physiological sciences, and Justin DeBlauw, visiting assistant professor of health and human physiological sciences, published “Commentaries on Viewpoint: Using V̇o2max as a marker of training status in athletes - can we do better?” in the Journal of Applied Physiology.

 “The Cure at Troy” by Evan Mack, senior teaching professor of music, premiered at Carnegie Hall.

Christopher Mann, associate professor of political science, was interviewed for The Daily Gazette Article “During House committee's Jan. 6 hearing, Stefanik commits to counterprogramming.”

Daniel A. Nathan, professor of American Studies, delivered the John R. Betts Honor Address at the North American Society for Sport History annual meeting in Chicago. His lecture was titled “Ameche from the One: Notes on Sport, Photography, and History.”

Joowon Park, assistant professor of anthropology, was recently quoted in the Teen Vogue article "How K-pop Stars Are Leading Mental Health Conversations for AAPI People and Beyond."

Pushkala Prasad, Zankel Chair Professor of Management and Liberal Studies, was an invited presenter at a workshop held at Harvard Business School in May 2022 on “The Master’s Tools: Exposing, Rejecting, and Appropriating.”

Jeffrey O. Segrave’s paper “The Pythian Games: The Real Modern Olympic Games” was presented at The Festival for the Reinstatement of the Delphic Games in Delphi, Greece, in May. He also published an op-ed entitled “Youth Sports, Just Let Kids Play” in the Albany Times Union.

Ron Seyb, associate professor of political science, spoke to WNYT-NewsChannel13 and myNBC5 about New York state politics.

Sheldon Solomon, professor of psychology, discussed how subconscious fears about death drive much of human thought and behavior in UK Today News.

Bob Turner, associate professor of political science, discussed how the U.S. Supreme Court’s repeal of Roe v. Wade will be a defining issue in the closely contested 44th Senate District race between Republican James Tedisco and Democrat Michelle Ostrelich in a Post-Star article.

Li Zhang, social sciences and data librarian, presented “In Bot We Disgust: Disgust Sensitivity, Social Bots Regulation, and Ideological Congruence” at the annual conference of International Communication Association.


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