21st Annual SUNY Oneonta Undergraduate Philosophy Conference – April 8 & 9

The 21st Annual SUNY Oneonta Undergraduate Philosophy Conference will take place on April 8th and 9th in the Hunt Union. The keynote address, “On the Ethics of Belief, Public Discourse, and Philosophical Practice,” will be given by Dr. Lawrence Torcello, from RIT, on April 8th at 8PM in the Waterfront Room. The keynote, as well as all student presentations, are free and open to all. See https://oneontaphilosophy.wordpress.com/ for a complete schedule of events. For more information, contact Jean-Paul Orgeron (Philosophy).

Mailroom Shipping Improvements

The mailroom now has Best Way rate comparisons for USPS, UPS and FedEx.  All rates and service levels are shown with the date of delivery.  This service will save departments time and money.  It takes the guessing game out of which vendor to choose.  We now have a universal form to be filled out for packages or any other item that needs to be shipped with tracking.  With the information you provide, arrival date vs cost savings, the best carrier will be selected for your shipment.

Visit the Mailroom website for more information.

David Fieni Presents Paper at Harvard University

David Fieni, French, presented the paper, “Tagging, Listening, and Spectral Migration” at the Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association at Harvard University on March 19, 2016 as part of the panel on “Race and Radicalism.” The paper explored graffiti, social media, and the figure of the refugee in relation to the work of the Martinican psychiatrist Frantz Fanon and the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze.

UUP Adjunct Survey Results Meeting – April 6

UUP will disseminate the results of the UUP Adjunct Survey to its membership at a meeting on Wednesday, April 6 at 4:30 PM in Morris 104. Given the subject matter, the meeting is limited to members of the UUP bargaining unit. The statistical and written response was high and substantive—as will be our discussion.

Amie Doughty Presents Paper in Seattle

Amie Doughty, English, presented the paper “Unsustainable Hunger: An Examination of Sustainability in YA Dystopian Fiction” at the National Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference in Seattle, WA, on March 22, 2016. The paper explores how sustainability is represented in two young adult dystopian novels, The Hunger Games and The Summer Prince, and argues that sustainability in these novels and other similar dystopian texts does not revolve around past environmental disasters but around the problematic social structures put in place to cope with those environmental disasters. This paper was inspired in part by the Sustainable Susquehanna Curriculum Workshop in which she participated in Summer 2015 and the texts that she is teaching in Children’s Literature this spring. In addition to presenting her paper, as Area Chair of the Children’s Literature and Culture area of the Popular Culture Association, she organized nine panels (31 panelists) at the conference.

April 2016 Frontline Newsletter

In this month’s EAP Frontline Newsletter, you will find the following articles: How to Say No Without Saying “No”; How to Prevent a Decline in Well-Being in Later Years; How Attitude and Exercise Connect; Protect Your Eyes at Work; Writing Your Life Plan; How To Survive Admitting a Mistake; Stay Safe with Situational Awareness; and Alcohol Awareness Month: Spring Break.

To view the newsletter:  Frontline April 2016