Posted on Nov 12, 1999

Walter Hatke, May I. Baker

Professor of Fine Arts, has two full-color reproductions of his paintings

in Recovering the Prairie, edited by Robert F. Sayre (University of

Wisconsin Press). The compilation of works by various painters and

reproductions of works by 16 contemporary artists also quotes Hatke in the


Jon Marr, assistant professor

of physics, gave a presentation titled “The Spectral Turnover in the

GPS Radio Galaxy 0108+388 Is Due to Free Absorption in a Disk of Gas”

recently at the Astronomical Society of New York's annual meeting held

at the College.

Maribeth Krupczak, collection

development librarian at Schaffer Library, has received the New York

Library Association Section on Management of Resources and Technology's

Professional Achievement award. It was presented at the Association's

annual conference in recognition of “distinguished and dedicated


John Sowa, professor of

chemistry and the College's radiation safety officer, authored an

article, “The First Year as a Neophyte RSO at a Liberal Arts

College,” in a recent issue of Operational Radiation Safety.

Bill Schwarz, director

of media and government relations, spoke on the Union-Schenectady

Initiative, a revitalization program in the College Park neighborhood, as

a panelist in a Syracuse conference on “Rebuilding Upstate New York:

What Works.” It was sponsored by the Neighborhood Reinvestment

Corporation, Freddie Mac Funding Corp. and HUD.

Frank Wicks, associate

professor of mechanical engineering, has written an article,

“Renaissance Tool Man,” about James Hartness, a major inventor

of machine tools and measuring instruments, in the November issue of Mechanical

Engineering. Hartness also was president of the American Society of

Mechanical Engineers, an aviator and governor of Vermont.