Title: Dr. Katherine Lau Co-Authors Peer-Reviewed Research Article

Dr. Katherine Lau of the Psychology Department co-authored a research article with collaborators in the Departments of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, and Psychology at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis. The paper is entitled “Perceived police injustice, moral disengagement, and aggression among juvenile offenders: Utilizing the general strain theory model” and was just recently accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal Child Psychiatry and Human Development. The reference and abstract are provided below.

Zapolski, T., Banks, D.E., Lau, K.S.L., & Aalsma, M.C. (in press). Perceived police injustice, moral disengagement, and aggression among juvenile offenders: Utilizing the general strain theory model. Child Psychiatry & Human Development.

Although many juvenile offenders report experiencing police injustice, few studies have examined how this source of strain may impact youths’ behavioral outcomes, including risk for future recidivism. This study begins to address that gap in the literature. We applied the general strain theory as our theoretical framework to examine the interactive effect of perceived police injustice and moral disengagement on juvenile aggressive behavior. Our sample included 95 juvenile offenders who completed questionnaires on measures of perceived police injustice and moral disengagement. Results supported our hypothesis, such that moral disengagement predicted past month aggression among juvenile offenders, but only by youth who reported mean and high levels of perceived police injustice. While more research is needed in this area, this study’s findings underscore the need to address both perceived police engagement and moral disengagement among youth at-risk of engaging in delinquent behaviors. Implications for intervention programs are also presented.

Athletic Hall Of Fame Induction 2017

The Department of Athletics would like to invite the college community to join them in celebrating past and present excellence on Saturday, Sep. 16 when they will hold its Hall of Fame Induction and Dining for Champions events.

The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place at noon in the Alumni Field House Dewar Arena. This year’s class includes, Garry Clark ’77 (Basketball), Elizabeth Grosser Finn ’02 (Soccer), Kristin Lemon ’02 (Basketball), John Pauley ’81 (Soccer), Jay Pawa – Posthumously (Honorary), Aaron Segal ’95 (Tennis) and Brian Williams ’74 (Diving, Track & Field). The induction is free and open to the public.

Dining for Champions will be celebrating its tenth year in 2017 and is the premier fundraising event for the SUNY Oneonta athletics department.  In its first nine years, the event has raised over $200,000 for team travel and facility enhancements.  The funds raised have annually supported nearly 450 student athletes and have benefited 21 varsity sport programs traveling regionally, nationally and internationally.

Dining for Champions is held in the Hunt Union Ballroom and will begin at 5pm with a cocktail reception and silent auction followed by dinner at 6:30pm.

To reserve your seat at this premier event before Sep. 1st, please click here for a reservation form or call the athletics department office at 607-436-3494.


Oneonta Cancer Support Group Meeting

The Oneonta Peer-led Cancer Support Group has two very special meetings coming up. On August 16th, our guest speaker will be Sara Nelson O’Brien, Cancer Survivor and Author of “The Bald-Headed, Tattooed, Motorcycle-Mama’s Devotional Guide for Women Battling Cancer and Those Who Love Them”.

On September 20th, Dr. Jennifer Bueche, Registered Dietician, will be joining us to talk about nutrition and answer any questions we may have in this regard.

The support group meets the third Wednesday of each month from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Morris Conference Center. Attached please find the 2017 schedule.

The Oneonta Peer-led Cancer Support Group is open to anyone who has been touched by cancer in anyway.
Cancer Support Group Flyer – 2017 updated

Sallie Han Gives Invited Presentation on Mothers and Infants

Sallie Han (Anthropology) gave an invited presentation at an international workshop on “The Mother-Infant Nexus: Small Beginnings, Significant Outcomes,” held July 17-22 at Durham University in Durham, UK.

Han presented a paper titled “Mothering Tongues: Language and the Mother-Infant Nexus,” which is based on her ethnographic fieldwork on pregnancy and parenting in the US and analyzes child language socialization from the perspectives of cultural and linguistic anthropology.

The workshop, sponsored by the Wenner-Gren Foundation, brought together researchers and scholars from the UK, New Zealand, Canada, and the US. The papers from the workshop will be published in an edited collection forthcoming from Springer.