Tyra A. Olstad, Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, published a creative non-fiction essay in the Spring 2017 print edition of “The Hopper”, an environmental literary magazine from Green Writers
Press (http://www.hoppermag.org/in-print). Olstad’s essay, “Topophilia”, expands upon humanist geographer Yi-Fu Tuan’s notion of topophilia — love of place — to describe how relationships with wild landscapes can become crucial parts of personal identity.
Wednesday May 10 close at 4:30 pm
Thursday, May 11 – Friday, August 18:
Monday – Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm
May 29 – Memorial Day
July 4 – Independence Day
William Simons, History Department, gave an invited lecture for Congregation Kol Ami of Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at the Lakefront Hotel in Cooperstown, New York. Dr. Simons discussed “From Lip Pike to Ryan Braun: Baseball and the Evolution of Jewish-American Identity”
Dr. Ashley Kim, assistant professor in Fashion and Textiles, has published a DVD about the Mongolian Cashmere Production Process with the assistance of Diana Moseman, Instructional Support Technician, TLTC in Milne Library. The content of the DVD is a documentary about natural animal fibers and its production process from raw animal hair to marketable product. The project started four years ago when Dr. Kim taught fashion and textiles in the Mongolian International University. At that time she was researching natural animal hair – specifically Gobi Cashmere goat hair in Mongolia. Since then Dr. Kim and Diana have worked on the project together for the last two years. The DVD is an academic reference for a textile science course focusing on the practice of sustainability in the fashion and textile discipline. Dr. Kim said, “I sincerely appreciate Diana’s professionalism as a team member. Diana and I will move forward with the next project, the Persimmon Dyeing Process.”
You can find a preview of the documentary at SUNY Oneonta’s Office 365 or at http://bit.ly/2p4Pn4t.