William Finlay, chair of the Theater and Dance program, presented a talk and demonstration, “The Combat Scenes in Shakespeare,” at the Saratoga Springs Public Library. Finlay’s talk was part of the Saratoga Shakespeare Company’s “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” series. Artistic director of the company, he has choreographed fight scenes for “Twelfth Night,” “As You Like It” and “Hamlet.”
Laura MacManus-Spencer, assistant professor of chemistry, had a manuscript published in Environmental Science and Technology. Co-authors were Alison Kracunas ’11, Monica Tse ’08 and Jacob Klein ’09. “Aqueous Photolysis of the Organic Ultraviolet Filter Chemical Octyl Methoxycinnamate” describes the environmental fate of one of the most commonly used chemicals in sun block. The researchers found that that the chemical breaks down under sunlight exposure to form several products that were previously unidentified.
Carol Weisse, director of Health Professions, gave a presentation, “Establishing Partnerships with Institutions of Higher Education,” with Sue Conlin, director of Volunteer Services of Albany Hospice, and Sue Tomlinson, executive director of the Joan Nicole Prince Home. The talk was at the annual meeting of the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State.