Prof. Escudero Appears On Capitol Tonight

Last Monday, Prof. Alejandra Escudero from the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures was invited by Capital Tonight, a nightly program at Spectrum News. During the segment, Prof. Escudero talked about The Luminous Letter Project, a letter-writing project that she has with her students, where they send letters of support and friendship to the undocumented LGBTQ community in two detention centers in Arizona.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Faculty Center and professional development funds from the School of Arts and Humanities and the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Prof. Escudero conducted a research trip to Arizona in order to expand The Luminous Letter Project and engage more students and Faculty in the project.

You can find the link to the interview here:

SUNY Oneonta Masters student wins award

M.S. Student Maggie Doolin was awarded a “meritorious student paper award” at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Parasitologists in San Antonio, Texas, last week. Maggie presented the results of her research on the thorny-headed worms (acanthocephalans) of fishes that she and her advisor Florian Reyda (Biology Department and Biological Field Station) have collected in the Northeast and elsewhere in the USA. It is also noted that former SUNY Oneonta student Kaylee Herzog (Class of ’14) who worked with Reyda before attending graduate school at the University of Kansas, won the award for “outstanding student paper” for her presentation on her work on tapeworms.