April 3 Tuesdays at the Grille menu

Tuesdays at the Grille, April 3, 2018

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

$12 per person


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

Soup Station: Hot and Sour Soup

Live Action Station: Pho Station with Noodles and your choice of Chicken, Beef or Vegetables

Main Buffet: General Tso Chicken, Vegetable Stir Fry, Egg Rolls and White Rice

Dessert Station: Chinese Almond Cookies, Thai Mango Cake and Cream Cheese Poundcake with Fruit


For Reservations, please contact Joanna at 436-3934 or Joanna.Foti@oneonta.edu

Matthew Hendley to deliver Susan Sutton Smith Lecture on April 10

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. James E. Mackin is pleased to announce that Dr. Matthew Hendley, Professor of History, will deliver this year’s Susan Smith Lecture titled “British Women, Popular Imperialism and Memory- Re-thinking the Legacy of the First  World War,” on Tuesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. in the Otsego Grille, Morris Conference Center. A hearty hors d’oeuvre reception will follow the lecture in the Le Cafe.

Created to recognize faculty achievement outside the classroom, the Susan Sutton Smith Faculty Prize for Academic Excellence is named in memory of the late SUNY Oneonta professor of English. Dr. Hendley is the twenty-fourth recipient of this prize.

This event and the student awards presented are made possible by the generous gifts of SUNY Oneonta Alumni to the 2017-2018 Fund for Oneonta. The Susan Sutton Smith Faculty Prize for Academic Excellence is made possible by an endowment created through the generosity of Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Mary Smith in memory of their daughter, Susan, and in honor of her commitment to academic excellence. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Pearlie Baluyut appointed CAA International Committee Chair

Pearlie Rose S. Baluyut, Ph.D., Lecturer of Art History at the SUNY Oneonta Art Department since September 2016, has been appointed Chair of the CAA International Committee for 2018-2020.

A Member of the CAA International Committee since 2017, Dr. Baluyut also served as Soliciting Editor for the CAA International News in 2017-2018 and was responsible for shepherding a variety of articles, including Chye Shu Wen, “Southeast of Now: Introducing A New Journal on Contemporary and Modern Asian Art” (May 2017) (http://www.collegeart.org/news/2017/05/25/southeast-of-now-introducing-a-new-journal-about-contemporary-and-modern-asian-art/); Brian Curtin, “A Seminar Introduces a New Design Program in Bangkok” (September 2017) (http://www.collegeart.org/news/2017/09/26/the-ghost-in-the-machine-theories-and-practices-of-non-objective-photography/); and Colette Apelian, “Africa at the Quai Branly Museum and the Mohammed VI Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art: Challenges for Exhibitions of African Art” (November 2017) (http://www.collegeart.org/news/2017/11/16/africa-at-the-quai-branly-museum-colette-apelian/).

With 10,000 art historians, visual artists, and museum professionals as members, the College Art Association (CAA) Advancing Art & Design is the preeminent international leadership organization in the visual arts in the United States, promoting the fields of art history, visual arts/culture, design, and museum studies and their understanding through advocacy, intellectual engagement, and a commitment to the diversity of practices and practitioners. As one of the ten Professional Committees, the CAA International Committee seeks to foster an international community of artists, scholars, and critics within CAA; to provide forums in which to exchange ideas and make connections; to encourage engagement with the international student community; to develop relationships between CAA and organizations outside the United States with comparable goals and activities; and to assist the CAA Board of Directors by identifying and recommending advocacy issues that involve CAA and cross national borders. See http://www.collegeart.org/committees/international.

Jonathan Sadow presents papers at conference

Jonathan Sadow, English, recently presented two papers in Orlando, Florida at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies’ (ASECS) annual conference.

On March 23, 2018, he presented the paper “Genre and Salvage” as part of the panel “New Theories and Histories of Eighteenth-Century Genre.” This paper explores the application of network theorists like Wai-Chee Dimock and Bruno Latour in understanding novels of the 1790s that seem related to many different genres.

On March 24, Sadow presented a paper titled “The Count de Hoensdern and Not-So-Bad Romances” as part of the panel “Bad Romances in the Eighteenth Century.” This paper examines Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins’ 1792 “The Count de Hoensdern” as an example of a work that uses conventional plotting to produce a novel with a complex aesthetic perspective, homoeroticism, reflections on gender, and moral hypocrisy; in this work, the narrator self-consciously reflects on the merits of historical romance vs. the novel of sensibility.

“Theory of Everything” screening at the Science Discovery Center

Come to the Science Discovery Center on Wednesday, March 28, at 7 p.m. to commemorate the life and work of the late Stephen Hawking with a screening of the recent biopic “Theory of Everything.”
Dr. Josh Nollenberg (Physics) will introduce the film with a brief biographical sketch and an overview of Hawking’s monumental contributions to our understanding of the universe. Discussion will follow.

Tim Welch to give sneak peak of new documentary

Communications & Media Lecturer Tim Welch will premiere select clips from his new, one-hour documentary Friday, March 30th at 3 p.m. in IRC 8. The public is invited to attend this free screening of Wilton 200 “The Economic Renaissance of Greater Saratoga.”

The production tracks the historic rise of this Saratoga County community, which is an economic oasis in what some might call a desert of prospects in Upstate New York.  A discussion will follow.

Here’s a link to the New York State Museum announcement of the film’s debut next month:  http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/research-collections/state-history/news/town-wilton-celebrating-200th-birthday

Science students, faculty present at GSA annual meeting

Students and faculty from Earth and Atmospheric Science and Biology recently attended the annual meeting of the Northeast Section of the Geological Society of America in Burlington, Vermont, where they presented research and led sessions.

Jason Lobdell (GEOL 2018) and Les Hasbargen, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, presented “Flying under the Canopy: Successes and Failures in Capturing a Retreated Waterfall with Drones and Handheld SFM Photogrammetry.”

James Ebert, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, presented “Post-Jamesville Member (Manlius Formation, Helderberg Group) Stratigraphy and the Age of the Mosquito Point Reef, Munnsville, New York” in a technical session he co-chaired that was entitled: “Stratigraphic Studies along the Western Margin of the Appalachian Orogens.”

Kiyoko Yokota, Biology Department, also co-chaired a technical session at the NE GSA Conference. Dr. Yokota’s session was entitled “Lake Research and Monitoring Networks in the Northeast.”

P. Jay Fleisher, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, presented “The Ephemeral Susquehanna Lake System: Short-Lived during Laurentide Retreat” at the NE GSA conference.

Student Sonja Wixom (MS Lake Management 2018) presented “Lake or Wetland; Semantics vs. Management Practices” at the NE GSA conference.

Students, alumni and faculty from Earth and Atmospheric Sciences were pleased to welcome Dr. Yokota for the department’s traditional conference dinner.