Finishing Holocaust Novel a Triumph Over Adversity

The satisfaction a novelist feels when typing those two words — The End — is hard to quantify.

For Doug Skopp, it was nothing short of a miracle. The retired history professor and college historian is the author of the novel “Shadows Walking,” a labor of love and hate about a Nazi physician at Auschwitz who escapes prosecution with stolen identification papers. Read more.

View complete or alumni event listings.

  • Gibson Brothers
    Bluegrass for the Next Generation Concert
    Nov. 16
    E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall
  • Night of Nations
    Nov. 23
    E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall
  • Reception for Alumni in Legal Professions
    Dec. 2
    SUNY Plaza, Albany, N.Y.
  • Winter Jazz Concert
    Dec. 7
    E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall
  • Soulful Christmas
    Gospel Choir Concert
    Dec. 8
    E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall
  • Commencement Receptions
    Dec. 13
    Main and Queensbury Campuses
  • Culinary Institute of America Tour and Dinner
    Hyde Park, N.Y.
  • Albany Networking Night
    Jan. 9
    6-8 p.m.
    SUNY Plaza, Albany, N.Y.
  • New York City Networking Night
    Jan. 23
    6-8 p.m.
    SUNY Global Center, New York City
  • Plattsburgh Networking Night
    Jan. 30
    6-8 p.m.
    Warren Ballrooms, Angell College Center

  • July 10-13, 2014

Alumnus Captures Aftermath of
Japanese Tsunami, Earthquake on Film

On March 11, 2011, the unimaginable happened in Ian Ash's adopted home: not only the earthquake and tsunami, but also the nuclear meltdown that would grip the world and cause wide-spread panic in Japan.

People fled Fukushima and the surrounding areas. But Ash decided to stay and document on film what was happening instead. Read more.

Recent Graduate Makes National
News Covering Gov. Barbour Pardons

When former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour gave clemency to more than 200 inmates at the end of his term, Jessica Bakeman ’11 was the journalist behind the breaking story.

Bakeman, who majored in journalism and English, is a reporter at the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss. — her first full-time reporting job after graduation.

She said the story that has received national attention “fell into my lap.” Read more.


Hungry for ‘The Hunger Games’?

What accounts for the enormous popularity of Suzanne Collins' "Hunger Games" trilogy and books like them?

Read more.

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