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Faculty-Staff Achievements

October 26, 2022

Paul Arciero, professor of health and human physiological sciences, was recently interviewed for the Healthnews article “Should Men and Women Exercise Differently? Scientist Explains.” 

Marc Conner, president and professor of English, has published a new book. He is the co-editor (with Julie Grossman of Le Moyne College and R. Barton Palmer of Clemson University) of Screening Contemporary Irish Fiction and Drama (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2022). The volume addresses some of the most popular and important late 20th-century and 21st-century works that have had an impact on the Irish and global cinema and literary landscape. 

Giuseppe Faustini, professor of Italian, published a review of “The Cinema of Ettore Scola” (Wayne State University Press, 2020) in Annali d’Italianistica (Vol. 40, 2022, pp. 641-642. 

Hajar Hussaini, visiting assistant professor of English, has published her debut poetry collection, “Disbound,” with University of Iowa Press. The local book launch is Nov. 26 at Salon Salvage Troy. She will also read from her book for Café Lena on Feb. 1, Northshire Bookstore on Feb. 15, and Skidmore’s English Department on April 13. National book launches are taking place Nov. 20 at the Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City and Dec. 2 at the Cleveland Poetry Center in Cleveland.  

Bernard Possidente, professor of biology, and Sarita Lagalwar, associate professor of neuroscience, co-authored a research article with recent alumni Cristianel Gil '20 and Neha Amatya '20 in collaboration with colleagues at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Center for Biotechnology, on "Degradation of Bone Quality in a Transgenic Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease" in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. The research was supported, in part, by a gift from the Florence Petrlik Family Foundation.  

Mahesh Shankar, associate professor of international affairs, published a chapter on "The Evolution of the India-Pakistan Rivalry" in “The Routledge Handbook of the International Relations of South Asia." 


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