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People in the news - Oct 2013


Stephen Berk, the Henry and Sally Schaffer Professor of Holocaust and Jewish Studies, is the 2013 recipient of the Anshei Chesed Award of the Hadassah of the Capital District. The honor will be bestowed at a special reception Oct. 20 at Shaker Ridge County Club in Albany. Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer organization dedicated to its partnership with Israel and enhancing worldwide health through its support of medical care and research in Jerusalem. 

Charles Steckler, professor of theater, juried a show at the Fenimore Gallery at Proctors Theater. “Art for the View” is an international exhibition by visual and performing artists with physical and mental disabilities. The show, which opened this week, will have a gala reception at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at the theater. Steckler juried the show with sculptor J. Ginger Ertz, interim assistant director of the Tang Gallery at Skidmore College. 

Dianne McMullen, professor and chair of the Music Department, was selected as a DAAD Research Ambassador for the 2013-14 school year. The organization selects 23 researchers to work with colleagues as a resource to inspire others to conduct research in Germany. 

Christopher Chabris, associate professor of psychology, published a book review of Malcolm Gladwell’s latest release, “David and Goliath,” in the Wall Street Journal. Read his review here. Chabris also published an op-ed piece in the Los Angeles Times about the government’s use of behavioral scientists to help shape regulatory policy. He co-authored the article with Michelle Meyer, professor of bioethics, law and policy at Union Graduate College. Read the story here