SAVE THE DATE: 2017 SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC)

Friday, April 21, 2017 (Suffolk County Community College)
Saturday, April 22, 2017 (SUNY Fredonia)

SURC brings together undergraduate student researchers and faculty mentors from across the SUNY system for a full day of activities, including sessions devoted to student presentations (oral, performance, artistic displays, and poster), luncheon with keynote speaker(s), a SUNY Graduate School and Career Fair, and professional development workshops for students and for faculty. SURC East 2017 will be hosted at Suffolk County Community College on Friday, April 21, 2017; and SURC West 2017 will be hosted by SUNY Fredonia on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Presentations are welcome from across all fields represented by SUNY Oneonta’s five schools. Information on how to participate is available here. Students interested in presenting must submit abstracts on-line by February 17, 2017, and will be notified of the results on or before March 2017.

SUNY Oneonta’s Committee on Research and Grants Development Office will sponsor attendance for a number of participants (TBD). More information to follow. Link here for more information on SURC, including logistics and schedules. Contact Kathy Meeker with questions or for additional information.

David Fieni presents paper at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association (MLA)

David Fieni (FLL/French) presented a paper, “The Semitic Question in Algeria, 1899,” at the annual meeting of the Modern Language Association (MLA) in Philadelphia.

In a seminar convened under the auspices of the Forum on West Asian Literature entitled “Philology and the State,” David Fieni presented a paper that examined the connections between Semitic philology and the management of Muslim and Jewish populations by the French Imperial government at the end of the 19th century.

Family Weekend Committee 2017

The Family Weekend Committee will begin meeting in February.  Last fall more than 750 families participated in this annual event.    The 2017 weekend is scheduled for September 22-24.  If you wish to participate in planning and/or volunteering for this important college program please contact the chair, Robb Thibault at or x3013.  Thank you

Jonathan Sadow Publishes Book Chapter

Jonathan Sadow, English, published a peer-reviewed book chapter entitled “Moral and Generic Corruption in Eliza Fenwick’s Secresy” in Didactic Novels and British Women’s Writing, 1790-1820, ed. Hillary Havens (Routledge, 2017).  The essay focuses on the relationship between Eliza Fenwick’s complex novel Secresy­­ (1795)a didactic novel in epistolary form about women’s education that is also a gothicand her friend Mary Wollstonecraft’s critical essays about the morality of novels.  Despite Secresy’s eccentricities (the heroine wanders through the forest at night with her fawn and meets a being who claims to be from another world), Sadow argues that both Fenwick’s and Wollstonecraft’s work possess a nuanced understanding of the potential of fiction as a literary genre for women that is mediated through a critical re-evaluation of Rousseau as both novelist and social theorist.