Andrew Gallup Presents at International and National Conferences

Andrew Gallup of the Psychology Department recently delivered two research presentations in Boston (November 17-19). Both presentations were based on research conducted at SUNY Oneonta, and each included at least one psychology undergraduate co-author. The first presentation was a talk delivered at the International Conference on Comparative Cognition. This talk was entitled “The influence of oxytocin on contagious yawning in budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus)” and was co-authored by Elaine Herron and Janine Militello (current and former psychology majors). The second presentation was a poster delivered at the 57th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society. This poster was entitled “Chewing gum diminishes contagious yawning” and was co-authored by Kaleigh Engert (former psychology major).

Center for Social Science Research (CSSR) Understanding and Building World Community Series – November 30

The Center for Social Science Research (CSSR) Understanding and Building World Community series is pleased to present a lecture by Prof.  Jing Chen.  The title of the lecture is “The Decentralized Authoritarian Government in China”.  Prof. Chen is an assistant professor of Political Science Department at Hartwick College. She received her BA in international politics from Beijing University, China and her PhD in politics from Princeton University. She recently published a book entitled Useful Complaints: How Petitions Assist Decentralized Authoritarianism in China. In addition to her research on the petition system and decentralized authoritarianism in China, she has also published on a variety of topics, such as China’s participation in UN peacekeeping and China’s policy toward Japanese war criminals. At Hartwick, she teaches courses on comparative politics and international relations with a focus on East Asia and other developing countries.

The lecture will take place at the Morris Conference Center Craven Lounge, Wednesday, November 30, 7:00 – 8:30 pm.  Please invite your colleagues, students, friends, and yourself to participate in this timely topic.  The abstract of the lecture is available on the attached poster. chen-jing-decentralized-chinese-government

Mary Moubray Retires

Mary Moubray will be retiring on Friday, December 2 after 20 years at the College in which 15 of those years were spent at the Morris Conference Center.  Mary has provided exceptional service and has been such a pleasant member of the campus community.  There will not be a formal reception for Mary upon her request, however please stop by this week to wish her well.  Mary and her husband, Doug, plan to sell their home and move to Delaware in the coming years.  She hopes to spend many well-earned days walking on the beach!  On behalf of the Morris Staff, we wish Mary well as she enters into the great world of retirement.  Thank you Mary for your years of service and commitment to the Morris Conference Center and the College.  You will be missed!