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Faculty-Staff Achievements

August 31, 2022

Skidmore’s Dining Services team was featured in the article “A look at the top 10 college dining programs in the country,” which appeared in the Foodservice Director newsletter and website. The article noted that The Princeton Review had recently named Skidmore’s Dining Services No. 7 in the country.  

Aurelia Ball, associate professor of chemistry, delivered an invited talk at the Gordon Research Conference on Intrinsically Disordered Proteins in Les Diablerets, Switzerland. 

Jason Breves, associate professor and chair of the biology department, published the article "Endocrine and osmoregulatory responses to tidally-changing salinities in fishes” in General and Comparative Endocrinology. 

Catherine J. Golden, professor of English, has published a book chapter entitled “Reading Like a Victorian:  How the Book Review Illuminates Viewing as an Essential Part of Reading” in “Picturing the Reader:  Reading and Representation in the Long Nineteenth Century” (Peter Lang 2022). She was also featured in the podcast “Paper in Motion” as part of the Crafting Communities sponsored by the Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada.  

Kate Graney, professor of political science, was quoted in the Moscow Times article “Russia’s Tatar Minority Mourns Loss of Regional Presidency.” 

Deb Hall, associate professor of art and the Robert Davidson Chair in art, has been invited to the 10th Annual Upstate Invitational at the Laffer Gallery in Schuylerville. Her work will be on display from Oct. 29 through Nov. 27. 

David C. Howson, senior teaching professor and Arthur Zankel Executive Director of Arts Administration, was recognized for 11 years of nonprofit leadership and volunteer service as a trustee and past chair of The Hyde Collection at its annual Summer Luncheon in July. 

Karen Kellogg, associate professor of environmental studies and sciences, Lisa Quimby, director of the Skidmore Analytical Interdisciplinary Laboratory (SAIL), and Jon Chidekel '22 published “Living Machines as a Possible Treatment for Ibuprofen in Wastewater” in the journal Solutions. 

Vanessa Kovarovic, representative at the SEFCU branch at Skidmore, has published a book called “Food: Fear, Faith, & Fellowship.” It is an introduction to thinking about the variety of weaknesses in our food system.  

Beck Krefting, professor of American studies, delivered two invited talks in Germany in June, one at Leipzig University titled: "Hannah Gadsby: Emotional Capital and Affective Economies in Stand-Up" and the other for an international symposium on “Invectivity: Constellations and Dynamics of Disparagement”at Dresden University of Technology, titled "The Dangerous Ambivalence of Comedic Disparagement in Stand-Up Comedy."

Jennifer Mueller, associate professor of sociology and director of the intergroup relations program, published ‘Imagine an Ignorance that Fights Back’: Honoring Charles Mills, Our Inheritance and Charge.” inSociology of Race and Ethnicity. The article will be featured as part of a forthcoming Symposium honoring the philosopher Charles Wade Mills and the 25th anniversary of his book, “The Racial Contract.” 

Jason Ohlberg, associate professor in dance, premiered a new feature-length work at the Seattle International Dance Festival this summer. The work featured a score by composer Ryan Homsey, director of Academic Advising,  and a performance by alumnus Matthew Moriarty ’20.

Michael Swellander, visiting assistant professor of German, published the article "Alloyed Truth: The Historiographical and Political Importance of Error in Ludwig Börne's Journalism" in The German Quarterly The article shows how Ludwig Börne, a major figure of German liberalism, and other 19th-century writers took a surprisingly positive view of factual errors and even typos in their reflections on history, politics, and public discourse.   

Catherine Talley, teaching professor of French, published "Sentiment and the Contradiction of Racial Inequality in Beaumont's Marie or, Slavery in the United States" in The Review of Politics.


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