D’Antonio Student Travel grant application deadline approaching

Through generous gifts from Caroline (class of 1967) and David D’Antonio to the College at Oneonta Foundation, the D’Antonio Student Travel for Excellence Fund was created to provide assistance to students for expenses related to travel to professional meetings and conferences. Both full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students in any academic discipline are eligible to apply for and receive travel awards (priority is given to undergraduate students who are presenting). Requests for travel funding may not exceed $750 per student application.

There are three grant rounds remaining for this academic year. The next deadline for the D’Antonio Student Travel for Excellence Fund is January 25. Applications submitted by January 25th will be reviewed/acted upon by February 4.

Further information and the on-line application form is available athttps://suny.oneonta.edu/grants/grants-students/student-travel-fund

William Walker is awarded Humanities grant to support oral history project

Humanities New York has awarded a grant in the amount of $5,000 in support of the project entitled “CENTENNIAL: Listen to Everyone: Women’s Rights and Citizenship Dialogue” under the direction of Dr. William Walker, Associate Professor, Cooperstown Graduate Program (CGP). In collaboration with the Hudson River Museum, CGP will implement oral history dialogue programs at four free public events—two hosted by CGP and two hosted by the Hudson River Museum. The programs will use audio clips from oral histories, along with imagery, music, and performance, to stimulate discussions on the topics of women’s rights and citizenship.

For more information, contact Dr. Walker.

How to: Apply for an Innovative Instruction Technology Grant

SUNY IITG Program 2019 – Call for Grant Applications – March 3rd Deadline

SUNY’s Innovative Instruction Technology Grants (IITG) program promotes research and fosters understanding of how new technologies support academic excellence and impact student learning and success. The IITG program supports a wide range of priorities through three tiers of funding (Tier I: up to $10k with no campus match; Tier II: up to $20k with 25% campus match; and Tier III: up to $60k with 50% campus match).

Since its inception in 2012, our campus has been the recipient of thirteen IITG awards! The deadline for applications to the IITG Round 8 (2019) is Sunday, March 3rd. Applications must be coordinated through the Grants Development Office (GDO); the GDO website includes an IITG Fact Sheet that summarizes the program and application process. Interested faculty and staff must contact the GDO by Friday, February 8 to indicate their intent to apply.

For more information and to view the Request for Proposals for IITG Round Eight (2019) visit the SUNY IITG Commons. Contact the GDO (Chris Barberio x2434 or Kathy Meeker x2632) if you would like to apply or if you have questions.

January UUP Meeting and Workshop to cover workload

On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at noon, in Le Café, Morris, UUP will sponsor a luncheon workshop and discussion specific to UUP Professionals on Workload. Part-time and full-time Professionals are encouraged to attend. 

UUP needs substantive impact from its Professional members on their workload experience and observation at the College.

The January 30 UUP Professional session will open with a workshop concerning contractual responsibilities, limitations, and remedies concerning workload. Labor Relations Specialist Darryl Wood will lead the workshop. Discussion by rank-and-file UUPers about workload will drive the second part of the sessions. Table captains, drawn from the ranks of UUP officers and departmental representatives, will facilitate discussion and record comments. To encourage frank discussion, the author identity of specific comments will not appear in the written record.

[UUP will hold a separate session for its Academic members.]

In order to facilitate proper food order, please RSVP at oneonta@uupmail.org


Faculty Convivium to touch on “American Protectionism” in February

You are cordially invited to luncheon with the Oneonta Faculty Convivium on Thursday, February 7, from noon to 1 p.m., in Le Café, Morris Hall.

Dr. Gayane Torosyan, Associate Professor of Communication and Media, will present a talk titled, “Public Discourse and The Rise of American Protectionism.”

Abstract: The 2016 election of Donald J. Trump and the “Brexit” vote both caught many pundits off guard for outcomes that seemed improbable, because many analysts did not consider the skewed rewards of the contemporary economic order. Both events suggest the resurgence of a form of economic nationalism in which aspiring and elected political leaders attack the inequalities generated by current conditions through promises to end or curtail practices that are “unfair” or otherwise disproportionately burdensome to their domestic interests. This project investigates American perceptions of “protectionism,” and their intersections with the discernible and imagined economic trends. Through a survey of more than 600 Americans concerning protectionism and neoliberal economic policies, this study examines how the discussion of current economic trends in news and social media, in addition to personal encounters with factors supporting or stifling their own economic aspirations, inform the way Americans perceive economic reality.

Seating is limited. To reserve a seat, please call X2517 prior to February 5. Vegetarian meals are available.