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Released: 21-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Skidmore College Professor Honored with Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship
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Skidmore College faculty member and alumna is honored with prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship, Associate Professor Heather Hurst is one of 173 scholars, artists, and scientists chosen for the 2017 Guggenheim Award from nearly 3,000 applicants. Hurst’s specialization in ancient Mesoamerica research and her interdisciplinary work involving archaeologists, materials scientists, conservators, and art historians has contributed to cultural heritage preservation in the study of Maya culture.

Released: 17-Apr-2017 1:25 PM EDT
Firefighting and the Heart: Implications for Prevention
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Denise Smith, professor of health and exercise sciences at Skidmore College, recently co-authored a study titled, “Firefighting and the Heart: Implications for Prevention.” The study was featured in the scientific journal, Circulation.

Released: 15-Feb-2017 9:00 AM EST
Skidmore College Announces Stewart’s Signature Series, Featuring Performances by Internationally Known Musicians and Artists
Skidmore College

Skidmore College is pleased to announce the Stewart’s Signature Series, a lineup of premier music and arts events to be held during the summer of 2017.

Released: 14-Feb-2017 4:05 PM EST
Ensemble Connect Program Celebrates 10 Years at Skidmore College
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Formerly known as Ensemble ACJW, the Ensemble Connect program was established in 2007 as a graduate fellowship program linking Carnegie Hall with the Juilliard School and the Weill Music Institute. The program is designed to prepare young musicians for professional careers in classical music, while fostering community engagement, advocacy, entrepreneurship and leadership.

Released: 6-Feb-2017 12:15 PM EST
Diet Quality, Improves Fitness Among the Fittest
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In two recent peer-reviewed papers published by Nutrients and Growth Hormone and IGF-1 Research, Skidmore College exercise scientist Paul Arciero and colleagues report proven benefits of consuming moderate amounts of protein regularly throughout the day (protein-pacing) combined with a multi-dimensional exercise regimen that includes resistance exercise, interval sprint exercise, stretching and endurance exercise.

Released: 11-Jan-2017 3:05 PM EST
Diet Helps Shed Pounds, Release Toxins and Reduce Oxidative Stress
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Research by Skidmore College exercise scientist Paul Arciero has found that a balanced, protein-pacing, low-calorie diet that includes intermittent fasting not only achieves long-term weight loss, but also helps release toxins in the form of PCBs from the body fat stores, in addition to enhancing heart health and reducing oxidative stress.

Released: 28-Nov-2016 1:05 PM EST
Hurricane Risk to Northeast U.S. Coast Increasing, Research Warns
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New research published in the journal Scientific Reports and co-authored by an Associate Professor at Skidmore College suggests the Northeastern coast of the U.S. could be struck by more frequent and more powerful hurricanes in the future due to shifting weather patterns.

Released: 15-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT
Intensive Math Training Does not Affect Approximate Number
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Jessica Sullivan, assistant professor of psychology, recently co-authored two papers: "Intensive Math Training Does Not Affect Approximate Number Acuity: Evidence from a Three-Year Longitudinal Curriculum Intervention" in the Journal of Numerical Cognition and "Does Grammatical Structure Accelerate Number Word Learning? Evidence from Learners of Dual and Non-Dual Dialects of Slovenian" in Plos One.

Released: 15-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT
A “Scientific Diversity” Intervention to Reduce Gender Bias in a Sample of Life Scientists
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Corinne Moss-Racusin, assistant professor of psychology, has published a research paper titled "A 'Scientific Diversity' Intervention to Reduce Gender Bias in a Sample of Life Scientists" in the August 5 issue of the journal CBE—Life Sciences Education, published by the American Society for Cell Biology.

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Released: 27-Jul-2016 4:00 PM EDT
Can Adirondack Forests Help Fight Climate Change?
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Environmental studies and sciences professor Kurt Smemo and student researchers Daniel Casarella ’18 and Jen Cristiano ’18 have embarked on an ambitious, multiyear study to identify a primary factor for controlling organic-matter decomposition in forest ecosystems—processes that either capture or release carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and therefore mediate our climate system.

Newswise: Ocean-Aged Rum Wins Top $20,000 Prizeat Skidmore College’s Freirich Competition
Released: 21-Apr-2016 9:05 AM EDT
Ocean-Aged Rum Wins Top $20,000 Prizeat Skidmore College’s Freirich Competition
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Nearly $60,000 in cash and legal services was awarded to teams of Skidmore students exhibiting a remarkable range and creative approach to starting a new business.

Released: 12-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST
Emily Lazar '93 Scores History-Making Grammy Nomination
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Emily Lazar '93 is no stranger to musicians known for chart-topping hits. As president and chief mastering engineer of The Lodge, Lazar has been nominated for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. Lazar worked as mastering engineer on the album Recreational Love by American indie pop duo The Bird and the Bee. She is the first female mastering engineer has been nominated in this category.

Newswise: Skidmore College's Solar Array Completed, Generating Power
Released: 8-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT
Skidmore College's Solar Array Completed, Generating Power
Skidmore College

On a day that looked as if the sun might take time off, Skidmore College and community leaders gathered to celebrate the completion of Skidmore's solar array. The sun came out when the ribbon was cut.

Released: 30-May-2014 2:20 PM EDT
Quality, Not Quantity, Counts Most in Exercise and Diet
Skidmore College

Skidmore College exercise scientist Paul Arciero and several colleagues report the clear benefits of a multi-dimensional exercise regimen that includes resistance exercise, interval sprint exercise, stretching (including yoga or pilates), endurance exercise, and moderate amounts of protein consumed regularly throughout the day.

Released: 6-Feb-2014 3:00 PM EST
Scholars Offer Scientific Solution To "Persistent" Bias in Academia
Skidmore College

To address what they call persistent gender, racial, and ethnic bias in academia, scholars at Skidmore College and Yale and Leiden universities have recommended specific, rigorous interventions that lead to positive outcomes.

Released: 16-Dec-2013 4:00 PM EST
Skidmore College

A Skidmore College alumnus and professor have been awarded U.S. Patent No. 8,598,150 for use of an antioxidant compound that shows promise in the treatment of obesity and related disorders, such as type-2 diabetes.

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