Important Ethics Update for All State Employees


Important Ethics Update for All State Employees

All state employees are subject to NYS Ethics requirements enacted to prevent both actual and apparent conflicts of interest between official duties and private interests. Please review the latest reminder from the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) regarding NYS employees contracting services with the state available at contracting with the state. General Ethics information is available at Specific Ethics information is available at If you have any questions, please contact Gail Feuer, Campus Ethics Officer, at or at 436-2509.

Achim Koeddermann, Philosophy, gave an invited presentation on Erich Fromm

Achim Koeddermann, Philosophy, gave an invited presentation on Erich Fromm: the Art of Loving, Necromancy In America at the Wiesbaden Open University ( VHS) on Nov. 24. The talk to philosophers and psychiatrists of the Fromm Society focused on the mixed background between Social Sciences and Philosophy needed to explain the relationships between insecurity, populism and Angst. German-born social scientist Erich Fromm’s work with the Frankfurt School and the New School of Social Research was used to explain narcissism and provided possible answers for contemporary social problems ranging from fake news to immigration issues.

Climate Change – Achim Koeddermann, Philosophy, on the need for ethics

SUNY Oneonta is developing a new certificate on climate change. Achim Koeddermann, Philosophy, gave an invited talk on Certification for Climate Change? The normative failures of deriving an ‘ought’ from an ‘is.’ The talk on “the need for philosophical foundations for scientists” examined the hidden different philosophical positions behind appeals to stop climate change. Students and faculty from the Environmental Science Masters Program (Koblenz University, Landau, Germany) discussed the need for a solid foundation beyond science in order to justify normative claims (11/22).

The Seminar Series in Biology presents:

The Seminar Series in Biology presents:
“From turtles to teaching: a survey of different conservation projects” presented by Dr. Suzanne Macey, Program Manager and Biodiversity Scientist, American Museum of Natural History, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC).

Dr. Macey is an ecologist and conservation biologists. As the Program Manager for the CBC’s Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners (NCEP), Dr. Macey works to develop the capacity needed to sustain the Earth’s diversity. NCEP seeks to improve the practice of biodiversity conservation by improving training, teaching, and learning in biodiversity conservation

In this presentation, Dr. Suzanne Macey will bring you through a whirl-wind tour of the different conservation projects underway at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) at the American Museum of Natural History. She’ll and explain how the CBC transforms knowledge—from diverse sources and perspectives spanning areas of scientific research as well as traditional and local knowledge—into conservation action. Focusing on her own work, she’ll explain her ongoing research on the ecology and conservation of different turtle species around the world, as well as her work to improve conservation education with the Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners (NCEP).

This seminar is hosted by the Biology Department and will take place 4 pm Friday December 8 in Science I room 121.

About this seminar series: This series is offered several times throughout the semester to provide our student community with opportunities to learn about scientific research and professions. Speakers may include our own department faculty or students, as well as biologists and other professionals from elsewhere. All are welcome.

Tuesday’s at the Grille

Tuesday’s at the Grille

December 12, 2017

11:30am – 1:00pm


Salad Station: Fresh Fruit, Mixed Greens, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Onions, Carrots, Croutons and 3 Choices for Dressing.


Soup Station: Seafood Bisque


Live Carving Station: Prime Rib and Pork Stuffed with Bacon, Spinach and Gouda


Main Buffet: Lemon Dill Salmon, Twice Baked Potatoes, Candied Carrots, Orzo and Winter Squash


Dessert Station: Peppermint Chocolate Mousse, Cheesecake in a Glass


For Reservations, please contact Joanna at 436-3934 or