Undergrads Participate in Collaborative Lake Research at Northeast GLEON

Shannon Donohue (BS Environmental Science and BA Psychology with Water Resources minor) and Alexa Tumbarello (BS Environmental Science), both Class of 2016, presented their limnological research experience on Lake Atitlán, Nicaragua, at the Northeast Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (NE GLEON) conference (http://blog.gleon.org/undergraduate-research-focus-at-ne-gleon-regional-conference/).  Their international research experience was made possible through the faculty-lead study abroad program by Drs. Tracy Allen (Geography and Environmental Sustainability) and Devin Castendyk (Earth and Atmospheric Sciences).  Kiyoko Yokota (Biology) helped organize the conference at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.  Thirty-two student and professional researchers from 14 institutions participated in intensive team science sessions and are planning a coordinated multi-site experiment across the northeast US and eastern Canada in mid-June.

SUNY Oneonta’s Biological Field Station on Otsego Lake is a member of the SUNY Lakes Ecological Observatory Network, which is part of the NE GLEON and the worldwide GLEON.

SUNY Professional Skills: Career Launch Courses Available!

Two open education resources are now available to the SUNY community free of charge: SUNY Professional Skills: Career Launch for All Majors and SUNY Professional Skills: Career Launch for Engineers.

Online you will find a description of the courses, how to use them, and their accompanying texts. Both career launch courses were developed through a multi-campus collaboration among Binghamton University, Cornell University, SUNY Oswego, and University at Buffalo. While initial course efforts focused on engineering and technology majors, additional funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York provided the means to develop a parallel non-technical online course with content to support all students in obtaining employment and launching their careers. Please note there are 2 courses: one that is appropriate for all majors one that is meant for Engineering and STEM Students. Both courses are comprised of seven modules (see description attached) that encompass a flexible curriculum designed to develop:

  • Job search and career launch skills for internships, co-ops, and entry level jobs;
  • critical thinkers with strategic and professional success skills;
  • communication, interpersonal and team skills;
  • workplace-ready interactive skills through self-paced online instruction, assessment, assignments and evaluation.

One option for sharing this material, in part or full, is by inviting students to view it on the SUNY-hosted site. Another option is to download the course content and following campus-level policies for hosting and teaching the course(s). If you are interested in receiving the course content please submit a request to appliedlearning@suny.edu.

If you have any questions or would like access please contact Elise Newkirk-Kotfila, Director if Applied Learning at appliedlearning@suny.edu.

Roger Hecht publishes Essay in Environmental Humanities Journal

Roger W. Hecht, English, published an article, “Only Yesterday: Ecological and Psychological Recovery” in Resilience: A Journal of Environmental Humanities. The essay is included in a review cluster of essays investigating the environmental issues addressed in the films of Studio Ghibli, Japan’s famed animation studio. Hecht’s essay discusses the film’s critique of modern urban Japan and the main character’s efforts to find personal fulfillment and authenticity in the working agrarian landscape of Yamagata. https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5250/resilience.2.3.0166

Katherine Lau Co-Authors Research Paper in Peer-Reviewed Journal

Katherine Lau of the Psychology Department published a research article in the peer-reviewed journal Deviant Behavior. The paper was co-authored by colleagues Monica Marsee (Iowa State University), Genevieve Lapre (University of New Orleans), and Miklos Halmos (Georgia State University).

Lau, K. S. L., Marsee, M. A., Lapre, G. E., & Halmos, M. B. (2016). Does parental relational aggression interact with parental psychological control in the prediction of youth relational aggression? Deviant Behavior. Online first. Doi: 10.1080/01639625.2016.1156981

Abstract: In a sample of 117 youth and their parents, the associations between parental relational aggression, psychological control, youth gender, and youth relational aggression were examined. Boys with parents high on relational aggression and psychological control reported more relational aggression than boys with parents high on relational aggression and low on psychological control. Girls with parents low on relational aggression and high on psychological control reported more relational aggression than girls with parents low on relational aggression and psychological control. Results indicate youth may learn to use relational aggression from their parents, and have implications for intervention with relationally aggressive youth.

CADE needs Your Recommendations!

As in previous years, a good number of CADE’s trained and effective tutors will be graduating in May and some are student teaching, studying abroad, or doing an internship in the fall semester.  We need your help in identifying tutor candidates to hire and train to tutor for 100- and 200-level courses in their place in the fall.  (Hiring and training will take place early in the fall semester.)

Students who are recommended must have completed the course at with at least a B+ to become a tutor.  Tutors are required to complete training as part of the job as well.  Please see additional information:  You Recommend EXCELLENT STUDENTS

This year, we’re using a more efficient means of collecting recommendations.  Please take a moment to fill out this online form with the names of students you would recommend for your various 100- and 200-level courses: http://tinyurl.com/CADEFacultyRecs

Please feel free to contact Amy Crouse-Powers, Coordinator of the Peer Tutoring Program, by email at Amy.Crouse-Powers@oneonta.edu or at x2819 with questions.