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Louisa Matthew, professor of art history, is the recipient of the prestigious ACLS Fellowship Award to support her research. “The Material Renaissance: a History of Colorants in Renaissance Venice” focuses on six materials used by a wide variety of artisans and sold in the shops of Venetian color-sellers during the Renaissance period.


Daniel Mosquera, associate professor of Spanish and Latin American studies, will present a lecture at the University of Southern Indiana. The talk, “Afro-Latin American Identity: The Feast of ‘San Pacho’ in El Choco, Colombia,” concentrates on the Afro-descendent people of Choco. Mosquera will also show his documentary, “Sanpachando,” which explores the Afro-ethnic, religious and cultural meaning of a festival honoring St. Francis of Assisi.


Bradley Hays, assistant professor of political science, will participate in “Morning With Professors,” lecture series at the Glimmerglass University in Cooperstown that brings  together university professors at Templeton Hall. Hays will talk about the U.S. Supreme Court at the event, which will benefit the Cooperstown Food Pantry.


Christopher F. Chabris, assistant professor of psychology, recently reviewed David Brooks's "The Social Animal" for The Wall Street Journal. Chabris and Daniel Simons, a psychology professor at the University of Illinois, are the authors of the recent book, “The Invisible Gorilla, And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us.”

Chabris will also participate in a panel discussion at the Saratoga Springs Public Library as part of Saratoga Reads. The community-wide reading program is currently focusing on “The Housekeeper and the Professor” by Yoko Ogawa, a novel set in Japan that explores memory loss. The free discussion is from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 13.

 
Leo Fleishman, the William D. Williams Professor of Biological Sciences, recently co-authored a paper released in Proceedings B, a biological research journal printed by Royal Society Publishing in London. The article discusses the ultraviolet sensitivity of the Augrabies flat lizard, which allows it to distinguish male throat colors and therefore, the level of threat posed by a potential rival.