People in the news - Week of Sept. 9, 2022

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Two articles in the Chronicle of Higher Education cited research by David Cotter, professor of sociology. The paper, “Teaching College in the Time of Covid-19: Gender and Race Differences in Faculty Emotional Labor,” includes co-authors from Skidmore College and St. Lawrence University. The Chronicle featured their research in “The Uneven Burden of Identity” and its June 1 edition of the Daily Briefing. A follow up study was conducted in 2021 and the results are forthcoming.

An article by D. Catherine Walker, assistant professor of psychology, was recently published in Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. “A Pilot Clinical Case Series of Functionality-Focused Mirror Exposure in Women With Clinically Elevated Body Dissatisfaction” is available to read here.

An article by Saladdin Ahmed, visiting assistant professor of political science, was published in the International Journal of Socialist Renewal. The article is titled “Education is the Problem: Re-Educating the Educator and Unlearning Racism.”

Three Campus Safety officers Peter Parker, Corey Compositor and Adam Blanc recently graduated from the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Center's 11-week program for Campus Police Security Officers. Parker graduated as class leader.

Ellen Robertson, assistant professor of chemistry, recently gave a talk on her research at the 11th Peptoid Summit, a virtual conference held from Aug 10-12. Her presentation, “Using peptoid nanosheets as platforms for controlling nanoparticle assembly into solution-stable 2D arrays,” was awarded the distinction “Outstanding Oral Presentation.” Her research on these plasmonic peptoid nanosheets, which she performs with undergraduates at Union College, was recently funded by the National Science Foundation.

Christopher Whitehead, assistant professor of chemistry, recently participated in the American Chemical Society’s New Faculty Workshop in Washington, D.C. The workshop is put on through a collaboration between the ACS and Research Corporation for Science Advancement.

Dan Venning, assistant professor of theater and dance, published two pieces. His peer-reviewed article, “Ivo van Hove’s Shakespeare Cycles: Immersive Spectacle and Intermedial Adaptation,” appeared in the summer 2022 issue of Literature/Film Quarterly, the longest standing international journal devoted to the study of adaptation. The article can be found here. In the June 2022 issue of Theatre Journal, he published a review of Laurie Anderson and Jason Moran's Party in the Bardo at the Park Avenue Armory, one of the first major public performance pieces as theaters reopened. That review can be found here.

Mary Carroll '86, the Dwane W. Crichton Professor of Chemistry, gave a presentation in the symposium on DEIR: Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations: Intersectional Inclusions in Chemistry at the 2022 Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in June. The talk, “Creating Inclusion in a Liberal Arts College: A Continuous Process,” was co-authored by Joanne Kehlbeck, professor and chair of the Chemistry Department.

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