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

Faculty/Professional Staff Research/Creative Activity Grant Programs

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: The 2016-2017 Faculty/Professional Staff Research Grant Program funds awards of up to $3,500 per project to support research conducted by faculty or professional staff in any subject area. TheFaulty/Professional Staff Creative Activity Grant Program funds awards of up to $3,500 per project for expenses related to new or originally reinterpreted creative work conducted by faculty or professional staff in areas including, but not limited to, creative writing, music, performing arts and the visual arts.

These programs are supported by campus indirect cost recovery funds (Research Foundation for SUNY) and an award from the Strategic Allocation of Resources (StAR) funding process.

The application deadline for FY2016-17 funding under the two grant programs is 12:00 noon on Monday, 2 May 2016. Guidelines and materials for each of these programs are available on the Grants Development Office (GDO) website.

Please feel welcome to contact Chris Barberio (x2434) or Kathy Meeker (x2632) of the GDO if you have questions about the Research and/or Creative Activity Grant Programs.