Follow the BLOG to Colombia

A SUNY-Oneonta delegation, two professors and 5 students (Cooperstown Graduate Museums Program and Foreign Languages and Literatures) are on a Collaborative On-line International Learning (COIL) Mission to Colombia.  The group departs on May 15th at 1:30 AM from JFK and will be spending 2 weeks in Cali, Cartagena, Barranquilla and Santa Marta.

Follow our “adventure” through our blog, we will show you the wonders of this country and its people.

Gina Keel Presents Paper on GMO Labeling Politics at NYSPSA

Gina Keel (Political Science) presented “A Failed Attempt at Preemption, For Now: Recent GMO Labeling Politics in the U.S.” at the Annual New York State Political Science Association Conference in New Paltz, April 23, 2016. The paper examined industry’s current efforts to persuade the 114th Congress to preempt state regulations by creating a federal voluntary GMO labeling regime. The case illustrates venue shopping and opportunities and limits for policy change strategies. Keel also chaired a panel, Achieving Progressive Policies: Promises and Challenges, at the conference.

SUNY Bi-Finance Training Available

If you are an Account Manager/Alternate Manager and you have not yet familiarized yourself with the new SUNY Business Intelligence Finance system there will be group trainings available in Milne Library Room 305 on the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, May 11th 1:30-3:30
  • Thursday, May 12th 10:00-12:00

Attendance is strongly encouraged for anyone still using the SUNY SMRT system as it will soon be unavailable to users.  This training also serves as a refresher for current BI users so please feel free to join us again.  Please e-mail your campus User ID and department name to to register for this training.

If you cannot attend one of these trainings, there will be additional sessions scheduled soon.  Please look for their announcements in The Bulletin.  If you are interested in one-on-one training or would like additional information please contact Rebecca Porter-ODonnell at or Diana Portalatin at

Hunt Union Open Areas for Studying

The Hunt Union is again offering open areas for studying during finals week.  Please see the Events Coordinator in room 220, Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4 pm, or the manager on duty at the Information Desk after 4 pm weekdays or on the weekends during normal business hours to inquire about a space that is free.  Good luck on finals!

Last Tech Talk of Semester Today, May 4

Dr. Greg Fulkerson, Sociology, will give the last Tech Talk of the semester today at noon in the Union Square, Hunt College Union.  His talk will be on his work using Social Media in the Social Sciences.  Finger food and drinks will be available.  Please join Dr. Fulkerson if you can.

Deadline to Request New Computer Lab Software for Fall 2016 – May 20

It’s that time again!   IT Services has begun preparations for the summer computer labs refresh.  We are requesting that any new software installs that are required for the computer labs for the Fall 2016 semester be submitted to us by May 20. Requests must be submitted online.  Requests for installations after this date will be handled on a first-come first serve basis starting August 29. If you have questions about what is going to be in the labs for Fall 2016 check here (PC List Mac List) for the list of software that is slated for deployment this summer.  Any questions contact the Service Desk online or at x4567.