Katherine Lau Co-Authors Research Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Katherine Lau of the Psychology Department has co-authored three research articles in peer-reviewed journals (Journal of Juvenile Justice, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry) in the areas of juvenile justice, mental health, and disproportionate minority contact, that have just been released.

Examining the influence of ethnic/racial socialization on aggressive behaviors among juvenile offenders. Journal of Juvenile Justice.

Risk assessment instruments are commonly used within the juvenile justice system to estimate a juvenile’s likelihood of reoffending or engaging in aggressive or violent behavior. Although such instruments assess a broad range of factors, the influence of culture is often excluded. The current study examines the unique effects of ethnic/racial socialization on recent aggressive behaviors above and beyond three well-established risk and protective factors: delinquency history, moral disengagement, and social support. Participants were 95 juveniles who were either on probation or in detention centers in three Midwestern counties and who completed structured surveys related to personal experiences within and outside of the juvenile justice system. The findings provided partial support for our hypotheses: Consistent with previous findings, delinquency history and moral disengagement were significant predictors of recent aggressive behavior. Furthermore, when ethnic/racial socialization was added to the model, the promotion of mistrust provided additional predictive validity for aggressive behavior above and beyond the other factors assessed. Based on these findings, the inclusion of education on culture may prove to be an important supplement to established intervention tools for juvenile offenders.

Mortality of youth offenders along a continuum of justice system involvement. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.Read More »

Please Join Us For These Webinars

The Hunt College Union has registered for the following webinars for April. All are welcome to attend.

Engaging with Social Media – Thursday, April 7, 2 PM in the Catskill Room

This webinar will highlight successful ways to engage your students using social media platforms.

Presenter(s): Cara White, Program Coordinator, University of Delaware

In Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Social Change Model: Latest Research and Scholarship Implications for Pedagogy – Thursday, April 14, 2 PM in the Susquehanna Room

The Social Change Model of Leadership Development (SCM) is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2016. It has come to be the most widely-used model influencing leadership curriculum design, advancing a philosophy of collaborative leadership and social change, and been the focus of new scholarship and research. The 2009 Leadership for a Better World: Understanding the Social Change Model of Leadership Development has been used widely in leadership courses and other educational venues. Komives, Wagner and Associates are updating this book for the second edition to be released in December 2016. This webinar will overview advances in leadership education based on the SCM and will focus on the new features in the forthcoming second edition including the framework for the book, inclusion of research findings, and rubrics for self-assessment. A facilitator’s guide on the SCM will also be discussed.

Presenter(s): Susan Komives, Professor Emerita, University of Maryland & Wendy Wagner, Professor, Human Services & Social Justice, The George Washington UniversityRead More »

Student Development and Campus Enhancement Endowment

The Student Development and Campus Enhancement Endowment to support student development and campus enhancement programs and projects is accepting applications for programs and projects for the 2016-2017 academic year.

An application for funds is available at:  Endowment REQUEST FOR SUPPORT FORM, and also available from the Student Development Office, 119 Netzer. Applications are due no later than March 30, 2016. Final decisions regarding funding will be made by the OAS Board of Directors upon recommendation of the Vice President for Student Development and the OAS Auxiliary Services Committee. As a general rule, awards from this fund should be for one-time projects or pilot programs not to exceed three years in duration. No more than 40% of the annual investment earnings shall be committed to ongoing program support.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to apply.

Sallie Han Co-Edits Journal Issue on “Cultural Heritage”

Sallie Han, (Anthropology, SUNY Oneonta) and Jason Antrosio (Anthropology, Hartwick College) are the co-editors of the march 2016 issue of Open Anthropology exploring the theme of cultural heritage.

While there has been long standing interest in preserving the pieces and places of the past, attention today is directed also toward promoting intangible heritage, such as cuisine and language. Supporting cultural heritage in all of its forms is a project of some urgency today, especially in contexts and conditions of conflict. It is also one in which anthropologists can make important and necessary contributions, the editors claim.

How people live in the present with the past is explored in the eight journal articles and three book reviews included in this issue of Open Anthropology. The selections are culled from the publications of the American Anthropological Association and are available open access for six months.

To view the March 2016 issue of Open Anthropology, visit http://www.americananthro.org/StayInformed/OAIssueTOC.aspx?ItemNumber=13428.

Call for Proposals!

Proposals now being accepted for the 4th round of funding for grants supporting the “Domestic Intercultural Immersion Project”.  Spring 2016 deadline is April 8, 2016.

Founded in the belief that students can have significant intercultural experiences without traveling outside of the United States and funded by the StAR process, this initiative is designed to support implementation of domestic intercultural immersion experiences for SUNY Oneonta students.  Projects may focus on issues, themes, and location with historical and/or current significance in the United States or on its borders.  Interdisciplinary proposals, in particular, are encouraged.   Programs may or may not be associated with a credit bearing course.  Grant proposals for a timeframe of 1 or 2 years will be accepted.

Funding for this project could support staff and faculty to coordinate the details of student recruitment, development of a learning experience/curriculum and outcomes, travel costs for faculty/staff and students, and student worker stipends.

There will be two information sessions held to answer questions regarding the proposals and to assist with the development of the budget. Attendance is strongly recommended.

  • Monday, March 28:  11:00, 282 Fitzelle
  • Thursday, March 31: 2:00, 169 Fitzelle

For more information and for proposal guidelines please visit: http://www.oneonta.edu/academics/conted/dii.aspRead More »