Amie Doughty Presents Paper at Northeast Popular Culture Association Conference

Amie Doughty, English, presented the paper “Franken-faeries, or the Conflation of Creator and Created in the October Daye and Merry Gentry Series” at the Northeast Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association in Keene, NH on October 22. The paper compares the way in which the creature and his creator Victor Frankenstein are conflated with similar parent-child conflation in the October Day and Merry Gentry urban fantasy series and argues that just as the main characters are created (and recreated) by their parental figures, they become creators themselves and in the process act to recreate their parents.

“How to Get into Graduate School” Program: Tuesday, November 1st, 7 PM, Morris Complex, Room 130

The History Department will sponsor a “How to Get into Graduate School” Program on Tuesday, December 1st, at 7 PM, Morris Complex, Room 130. Although significant components of the presentation will focus on the experiences of History majors, all students contemplating graduate school will find the program informative and useful. Please alert students to the program.   

Topics to be covered include: deciding to apply to graduate school or not; researching programs and graduate schools; history or another program of study; traditional or online instruction; graduate application process and filling out forms; essays; obtaining letters of reference; preparing for an interview; GRE and other tests to take—and test preparation;  setting up a placement file; cost of graduate education and funding sources; types of acceptance, full-time vs. part-time, and opportunities created by graduate study.

Following formal remarks by the panelists, audience questions and discussion will be welcome.

Amy L. Benedict, Director of Career Development, SUNY Oneonta
Patrick J. Mente, Director of Graduate Studies, SUNY Oneonta
Yuriy Malikov, Associate Professor, History, SUNY Oneonta
Miles Jahnke, SUNY Oneonta Alumnus (History/Criminal Justice) and
Master’s Degree Candidate in Criminal Justice at SUNY Albany
William Simons, Moderator/Event Coordinator; Professor, History, SUNY Oneonta

The program is open to the entire College community.

Complimentary light refreshments will be available.

For further information, please contact program coordination and moderator William Simons at William.Simons@Oneonta.Edu


Biology Seminar Series October 28

The Seminar Series in Biology presents:

“CCRABSS: Creating Collaboration in Research Among Bahamian and SUNY Oneonta Students,”  presented by Tami LaPilusa, M.S., SUNY Oneonta. In this presentation, Tami will discuss a collaborative research program in the Bahamas focused on land crab research and conservation. She will provide an overview of the program and discuss the upcoming opportunity for students to participate in a directed research course in the Bahamas in May/June 2017.

This seminar is hosted by the Biology Department and will take place 4 pm Friday October 28th in Science I room 121.

About this seminar series: This series is offered several times throughout the semester to provide our student community with opportunities to learn about scientific research and professions. Speakers may include our own department faculty or students, as well as biologists and other professionals from elsewhere. All are welcome.



Dr. Florian Reyda has article published

Dr. Florian Reyda, Associate Professor and Researcher, Biology Department and Biological Field Station, recently published an article entitled “Two new and one redescribed species of Acanthobothrium (Cestoda: Onchoproteocephalidea: Onchobothriidae) from Dasyatis akajei (Myliobatiformes: Dasyatidae) in the China Sea. ” It was published in the September 20th issue of the zoological journal, Zootaxa.

In the article, Reyda and several Chinese and Japanese coauthors describe two new species of tapeworms from Chinese coastal stingrays, as well as redescribe a third species, using morphological data obtained from light- and scanning electron microscopy. This work contributes to a growing body of knowledge of the biological diversity of tapeworms, a research area in which Reyda and numerous SUNY Oneonta undergraduate students are continuing to work.

Catskill Symphony Orchestra Concert – November 12

Please join the Catskill Symphony Orchestra Saturday, November 12, 2016, 7:30 p.m., Hunt Union Ballroom, SUNY Oneonta. The performance features Tenor Jon Fredric West in On Wenlock Edge and Three Mystical Songs (from Five Mystical Songs) by Ralph Vaughan Williams. and will open with Richard Wagner’s thrilling Siegfried’s Rhine Journey, showcasing their Principal Horn, Victor Sungarian. The program will conclude with the magnificent Symphony No 2. of Johannes Brahms.

Tickets: $30.00. Purchase tickets online, call 607/436-2670, or at the door.


FREE TICKETS FOR CHILDREN and the adults who bring them to our concerts, as well as High School and College Students.