Dr. Renee B. Walker, Anthropology, presented a paper entitled, “The Social and Sacred Role of Dogs in Prehistoric Life: Examples for Eastern North America” as part of the Invited Symposium, “Bones and Society: Integration Zooarchaeology and Social Archaeology” at the World Archaeological Congress held August 29-September 2 in Kyoto, Japan.
On September 20, 2016, Daniel G. Payne, English, gave a tour of John Burroughs’ writing cabin, Slabsides, to Professor Cheng Hong, the wife of Li Keqiang, Premier of the People’s Republic of China. Professor Cheng is a scholar of American nature writing, and has translated several classics of American nature writing into Chinese, including John Burroughs’ “Wake-Robin” and Henry Beston’s “The Outermost House,” copies of which she presented to Dr. Payne at Slabsides.
Daniel G. Payne, English, gave book talks on his new biography “Orion on the Dunes: A Biography of Henry Beston” on September 16, 2016 at the Osterville Public Library and on September 17, 2016 at the Wellfleet Preservation Hall on Cape Cod. On Monday, September 19, 2016, he was interviewed by Robby McQueeney of WOMR Radio in Provincetown. The podcast for the interview is accessible at www.womr.org/podcast_category/the-dune-tramp.
SUNY (NYS) Employees: Watch Your Mailbox at home for 2017 health insurance premium rates, option transfer information and deadlines. When you see the “NYSHIP New York State Health Insurance Program” logo on any mail you receive, be sure to open it promptly and read all the contents so you can be sure to take advantage of applicable choices.
SUNY (NYS) employees – beginning September 26, 2016, take advantage of opportunities to obtain individualized information about how to save for your financial needs! Schedule a meeting with Fidelity, TIAA, VALIC or VOYA at http://www.oneonta.edu/admin/humres/HR/ANNOUNCEMENTS&MEETINGS.asp. And notice VALIC presentation, “Retirement Strategies for Women”, on October 24, 2016!
Uri Shulevitz book signing event is scheduled for Thursday, September 22 from 4-5:30pm in The Reading Room in 118 Milne Library. Uri Shulevitz is an American writer and illustrator of Children’s books, winner of the Caldecott Medal, celebrated artist at The Eric Carle Museum and recent one person exhibition, War and Peace, in the Martin-Mullen Art Gallery here at SUNY Oneonta. Lyndsie Robinson, event coordinator for this event invites you to the book signing event to meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments. All are welcome! uri-shulevitz