Dr. Barbara Durkin presents paper at 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

Dr. Barbara Durkin (Management, Marketing and Information Systems) presented the paper, Data Analysis Services Related to the IoT and Big Data: Potential Business Opportunities for Third Parties, at the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences on January 6, 2017.

The paper, co-authored with Dr. Izabella Lokshina (Management, Marketing and Information Systems) and Dr. Cees Lanting (Member, Business Advisory Committee),  reviewed for the first time the business models and opportunities for third-party data analysis services related to Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT).  It considered the strategic implications for small businesses that use the IoT in data-driven ecosystems.

An extended version of the conference paper has been recently published in an academic peer-reviewed journal with a low acceptance rate and high impact factor: Lokshina, I. V., Durkin, B. J., & Lanting, C. J. M. (2017). Data Analysis Services Related to the IoT and Big Data: Strategic Implications and Business Opportunities for Third Parties. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications and Network Design and Networking, 9(2), pp. 37–56.


Ashbaugh Delivers Conable Distinguished Lecture at RIT

On April 18, 2017, William Ashbaugh, Professor and Chair, Department of History, delivered this year’s Conable Distinguished Lecture for the College of Liberal Arts at Rochester Institute of Technology. His forty-five minute presentation, “A Brief History of Japanese Anime Fandom and Mobile Suit Gundam’s First Thirty-Eight Years,” was followed by another forty-five minutes of questions from students and interested faculty.

The lecture series honors the legacy of Barber Conable, Jr., a ten-term upstate New York Republican Congressman in the 1970s and 1980s who then became president of the World Bank for five years. During World War II he learned to speak Japanese and fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima. When the Korean War began, Conable re-enlisted. He is most famous for coining the term “smoking gun” during the Watergate hearings.

Oneonta faculty and students form local chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon mathematics honor society

Phi Mu Epsilon

On Friday, April 21, a ceremony was held to induct 32 students and 6 faculty into SUNY Oneonta’s newly created local chapter of the Pi Mu Epsilon honor society for mathematics. This represented the culmination of two years of joint effort by Dr. Jonathan Brown and undergraduate students Melissa Haig, Taylor Zelka, Mark Sweatlock, Rachael Caterisano, Emily Thresher, and Danielle Grieco.

Founded in 1914 and currently consisting of 334 member institutions nationwide, Pi Mu Epsilon aims to promote mathematics and recognize students who successfully pursue mathematical understanding. The society achieves its goals by publishing a semi-annual journal for publishing refereed undergraduate work, as well as interesting mathematical problems, as well as by supporting conferences, providing grants, and providing awards to distinguished undergraduates.

The induction ceremony featured a presentation on the history and activities of the society by Dr. Jennifer Bieneke, of Western New England University and representing the National Pi Mu Epsilon Council, as well as a presentation on Platonic Solids and the Euler Characteristic by Dr. Keith Jones.

UUP Spring Party: Sunday, May 7, 2017: College Camp, Noon-4 PM

UUP will hold its traditional end of semester party on Sunday, May 7, 2017, from noon— 4:00 PM at the College Camp, one of the area’s treasures. The gathering will start with a brief Chapter meeting at the College Camp lodge. The College Camp provides a spacious, inviting, and picturesque setting for our union party. The lodge at the Camp will allow us to have the party rain or shine.

Complimentary Brooks’ House of Bar-B-Q lunch — with delicious food and beverages and all the fixings— will be served. Although the lodge has inside tables and chairs, outdoor enthusiasts may wish to bring chairs, blankets, folding tables, games, musical instruments, and sports equipment.

All those represented by the UUP bargaining unit and their families/significant others are most cordially welcome.

To facilitate food planning, a RSVP is required. To RSVP, please email ONEUUP@oneonta.edu or leave a message on the UUP Oneonta voice mail at 436-2135 and provide your name, telephone number, and the number of family members/significant others, including yourself, who will attend.

Please call/email back if you are unable to keep your reservation.

Thanks to Special Events Director Loraine Tyler for doing a terrific job organizing this special gathering.

SUNY Oneonta at College Camp is located approximately 2 miles north of campus. The get there, take East St north from campus about 1.5-2 miles until you see a sign on your left announcing College Camp. The road to the camp is just past this sign on the left. Take the road through the white gate and all the way up the hill to the top. You will see observatory domes in a very large clearing, which tells are approaching the College Camp lodge.


Extended Library Hours for End of Spring Semester

Extended Library Hours begin Monday, May 1st.
Finals begin Thursday, May 4th and end Wednesday, May 10th.

Monday, May 1 – Friday, May 5                         Open 8 AM Monday through 11 PM Friday

Saturday, May 6                                                     Open 12 Noon through 11:00 PM

Sunday, May 7 – Wednesday, May 10               Open 12 Noon Sunday through 6 PM Wednesday

Starna essay to appear in Teaching Social Studies

William A. Starna, Emeritus Anthropology, has the essay “Practicing History and the Social Sciences at the New York State Education Department” accepted for publication in the July issue of the online journal Teaching Social Studies. The essay is a critical analysis of the State Education Department’s approach to and development of curriculum materials in the Social Studies and English Language Arts provided to schools and teachers throughout the state.


Kashique Robinson presents poster at annual meeting of American Association of Physical Anthropologists

Recent Anthropology and Biology graduate, Kashique Robinson, presented a poster at the recent annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in New Orleans. Her poster, “Are metacarpals handy indicators of sex? The applicability of metacarpal metrics in sex determination” was part of the Undergraduate Research Symposium as well as part of a general session.