Faculty Research & Creative Activity Grant applications due soon

REMINDER: Faculty Research & Creative Activity Grant Program 2018-19 Summer Round Applications are due Wednesday, June 6, 2018.

The Faculty/Professional Staff Research and Creative Activity Grant Program supports faculty in all disciplines to conduct research or creative activity. Applicants may request up to $3,000 for the funding period July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019. Funds awarded through this program may be used to cover costs associated with the proposed research or creative activity, such as necessary travel (to conduct the work), supplies, analysis costs, student assistants, etc.

The application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Program guidelines and application materials are available on the Grants Development Office website. Questions? Contact Chris Barberio (x2434) or Kathy Meeker (x2632).

Nancy Cannon, Bill Simons give presentation on Enga People

Nancy Cannon, Technology Librarian, Emeritus, with the assistance of William Simons, Professor, History, made a presentation to the LIFESPING Program in Saugerties, New York on Wednesday, May 16. Ms. Cannon’s multimedia presentation, based on primary source research and her prior publication, examined “The Enga People, Papua New Guinea, 1955: Photographs and Letters of Norma Lenschow, Medical Missionary.” Engaging in historical role playing, Ms. Cannon took on the part of Lenschow. Dr. Simons provided contextual narration. Audience questions and discussion followed the formal presentation.

Ink cartridges available

Political Science has ink cartridges up for grabs:

HP 97 tri-color twin pack, and two individual packs

New Q2612A Toner, for HP LaserJet 1010/1012/1015/1018/1020/1022/1022N/ (HP12A)

If interested, please contact Moira Rouggly by email or phone.

Tami LaPilusa presents at fourth Bahamas National History Conference

Tami LaPilusa (Lecturer, Biology Department; School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences; G’12) traveled to The Bahamas in March to conduct land crab research and community outreach in Eleuthera, and to present at the 2018 Bahamas National History Conference in Nassau http://bnhc242.com/. During the expedition, she expanded her collaboration with the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve, which facilitated her STEM outreach visits with almost 100 high school students at both Preston H. Albury and Windermere High Schools on the Island of Eleuthera and assisted with logistics for future land crab research sites and faculty led study-abroad programs in The Bahamas.

Her presentation “CCRABSS 2017: Creating Collaboration in Research Among Bahamian and SUNY Oneonta Students” at the 2018 BNHC highlighted the findings of her month-long Faculty Led Study Abroad course from summer 2017, where five SUNY Oneonta students were part of an international research expedition to survey the land crab fishery on North Andros Island, The Bahamas.

While at the BNHC, LaPilusa was also an invited scientist in the “Meet a Scientist” Series, where local and international researchers were engaged with elementary students from Nassau to share about what it means to be a scientist and how and why they became passionate about their research program and biology. Generous funding for this important professional development opportunity was provided in part by the Biology Department, the School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, and The College at Oneonta Foundation.

Michelle Hendley publishes book review

Michelle Hendley, Milne Library, recently published a review of the book, Becoming a Reflective Librarian and Teacher: Strategies for Mindful Academic Practice by Michelle Reale. Reale’s book provides an introduction to the theoretical foundation and practical application of reflective practice. The review appears in the May 2018 issue of the journal, College & Research Libraries. The full-text of the review is available at https://doi.org/10.5860/crl.79.4.594.

Library summer hours begin May 10

Monday – Friday                                                                  8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday                                                         CLOSED

Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day)                                     CLOSED

Saturday, June 2 (Alumni Reunion Weekend)           CLOSED

Wednesday, July 4 (Independence Day)                     CLOSED

Invitation to Keynote Address: Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball

Members of the SUNY Oneonta community are invited to attend the keynote address of the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture. The Symposium, now in its 30th year, is co-sponsored by SUNY Oneonta and the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, will deliver this year’s Symposium keynote address on Wednesday, May 30 at 1 p.m. in the Grandstand Theater at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Dr. Hayden is the first woman and the first African American to hold the position of Librarian of Congress.

To reserve a seat, please contact Bill Simons, symposium co-director, at William.Simons@Oneonta.Edu. Seating is limited so RSVP as soon as possible.

Given Cooperstown parking and picking up an attendee badge in the Library of the Hall of Fame, early arrival is recommended.