SRCA Day Keynote Speech/Luncheon (April 20) – Register by April 13

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Kenneth Carter (a 1985 SUNY Oneonta graduate) as the 2016 Student Research and Creative Activity (SRCA) Day Keynote Speaker. The SRCA luncheon and Dr. Carter’s talk entitled “A Journey from Apprentice to Master: Science, Research, and Teaching” will be held in The Waterfront, Hunt Union starting at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, April 20. Admission is free, but an RSVP is required to attend; link here to register by Wednesday, April 13.

After receiving his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Vermont in 1991, Dr. Carter conducted polymer research for more than a decade at IBM’s Almaden Research Center in San Jose, CA. In 2004, he was named Professor of Polymer Science & Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he established and directs the Nanoimprint Lithography Laboratory. He has numerous publications and grant awards, and over 30 patents in these areas, and is the recipient of many prestigious honors and awards. More information is available here.

Please plan to visit the Hunt Union Ballroom on Wednesday, April 20 between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm to view more than 130 SRCA Day presentations by students from across the disciplines. Please visit the SRCA Day website often for up-to-the-minute information, including a listing of student presentations.

Geography & Environmental Sustainability Faculty Present at AAG Conference

Several faculty members in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability presented their research at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers in San Francisco, California 29 March – 02 April 2016.

Dr. Tracy Allen presented a poster on “Plant Succession on Three Different Aged Glacial Surge Surfaces” in the Physical Geography Poster Session. Dr. Trevor Fuller presented a paper on “The Eastern Siberia Pacific Ocean Pipeline in Yakutia: Visualizing Impacts on Indigenous Land Use” in a session focusing on Geospatial Analysis of Human-Environmental Systems in the context of Polar Issues. Dr. Kenneth Johnson presented a paper on “Regionalism, Nationalism and the Future of the European Union” in a session discussing Challenges for Europe. Dr. Tyra Olstad presented a paper on “Place Attachment, Visitor Perception, and Wilderness Management in the Adirondack High Peaks ” in one of a series of sessions on Place Attachment Research.  The Annual Meeting of the AAG provides an opportunity for several thousand geographers from around the world to meet to discuss issues of place, space, geospatial sciences, and human-environment interaction. More information is available at:

Donations of Literacy Materials in English Needed!

A group of students is traveling to Cali-Colombia this May with Professors Walker, museum studies, and Montoya, Foreign languages and Literatures. This is part of an exploratory project to develop interdisciplinary courses abroad in the near future. As part of the activities the group will visit “Fundación Able” and “Colegio La Fontaine” in a less privileged neighborhood in Cali. Their particularity is being the first and only bilingual education program for lower socio-economic populations in the area. They believe that teaching English would open opportunities for all. We are collecting literacy materials in English to donate to this foundation and school.   Please, if you have early reading books, flashcards, literacy computer games, color pencils and illustrated books, markers, etc, we will be collecting them until May 9th. Contact MC. for pick up or please bring to Foreign Languages and Literatures department in Schumacher 300.