SUNY Pride 2017

SUNYPride2The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC), Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA), the Office of Student Life & Leadership @ Hunt College Union, and the SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association with fiscal support from the Fund For Oneonta at SUNY Oneonta are excited to announce the dates of the 5th Annual SUNY Pride Conference at Hunt College Union on October 27-28, 2017. This year’s theme is Artivism: Creative Expression for LGBTQIA Resistance and Healing. Our keynote is Kit Yan, playwright/poet/performer/lyricist.

Registration will go live in late August at

Call for papers/presentations <> proposals are due September 23. For details see:

For more information please contact Robb Thibault 607-436-3013

Klezmer violinist and youth ensemble to perform at SUNY Oneonta

Violinist and composer Alicia Svigals will be featured in the Little Delaware Youth Ensemble’s annual string workshop and free concerts to be held on Sunday, May 7 and Monday, May 8 at SUNY Oneonta.

Svigals is renowned as a contemporary artist revitalizing klezmer, a style of music that originates in eastern European Jewish communities. She is a co-founder of the Grammy Award-winning group, The Klezmatics.

Svigals will perform a free public concert on Sunday, May 7 at 2pm at SUNY Oneonta in the Hunt Union’s Waterfront Room.

A second free performance geared especially for schools will be given on Monday, May 8 at 10am at SUNY Oneonta in the Hunt Union Ballroom. Afterward, string musicians in the community are invited to participate in an improvisation workshop with Svigals and the LDYE at 12 noon.

Founded in 2000, LDYE is a chamber orchestra composed of string musicians, ages 6 to 18, from Delaware, Otsego, Chenango, and Broome counties, and is led by musical director, Uli Speth. The LDYE Preparatory Orchestra, led by Debrah Devine, features beginning and intermediate string musicians ages 6 and up. Musicians are invited to play with LDYE based on auditions, which are held twice a year and by appointment. They rehearse weekly at Foothills Performing Arts Center in Oneonta.

More information about LDYE, including auditions, is available at

See attached flyer: LDYE workshop

UUP Spring Party: Sunday, May 7, 2017: College Camp, Noon-4 PM

UUP will hold its traditional end of semester party on Sunday, May 7, 2017, from noon— 4:00 PM at the College Camp, one of the area’s treasures. The gathering will start with a brief Chapter meeting at the College Camp lodge. The College Camp provides a spacious, inviting, and picturesque setting for our union party. The lodge at the Camp will allow us to have the party rain or shine.

Complimentary Brooks’ House of Bar-B-Q lunch — with delicious food and beverages and all the fixings— will be served. Although the lodge has inside tables and chairs, outdoor enthusiasts may wish to bring chairs, blankets, folding tables, games, musical instruments, and sports equipment.

All those represented by the UUP bargaining unit and their families/significant others are most cordially welcome.

To facilitate food planning, a RSVP is required. To RSVP, please email or leave a message on the UUP Oneonta voice mail at 436-2135 and provide your name, telephone number, and the number of family members/significant others, including yourself, who will attend.

Please call/email back if you are unable to keep your reservation.

Thanks to Special Events Director Loraine Tyler for doing a terrific job organizing this special gathering.

SUNY Oneonta at College Camp is located approximately 2 miles north of campus. The get there, take East St north from campus about 1.5-2 miles until you see a sign on your left announcing College Camp. The road to the camp is just past this sign on the left. Take the road through the white gate and all the way up the hill to the top. You will see observatory domes in a very large clearing, which tells are approaching the College Camp lodge.


Seminar Series in Biology Friday, April 28

Biology Seminar this Friday: Putting Dendrites In Their Place: The Role Of The Reelin-Signaling Pathway In Organizing Brain Structure by Eric Olson, Ph.D., SUNY Upstate Medical. Dr. Olson is a neurobiologist. His research examines a diversity of topics including neuronal migration, dendritic initiation and growth, reeling signaling, fetal alcohol syndrome, and focal adhesion adaptor proteins. See attached flyer: Friday Seminar

Synopsis of presentation:
My laboratory studies an early period of brain development when immature neurons are just beginning to establish the basic wiring pattern of the brain. We use multiphoton microscopy to create 3D “movies” of mouse brain development which are then analyzed. This imaging allows us to determine how mutations and toxins contribute to diseases like intellectual disability, autism and fetal alcohol syndrome. The presentation will start with a description of normal and abnormal brain development leading into our studies of Lissencephaly with Cerebellar Hypoplasia (LCH), a disorder caused by deficiency in a gene called Reelin. I will then discuss the cellular and biochemical processes controlled by Reelin and how this understanding of Reelin biology is providing new insights into brain development and disease.

Time & Place: April 28, 2017, Science I, room 121.

Persons wishing a meeting with the seminar speaker are encouraged to contact: Fred Zalatan or Tsitsi McPherson

Salsa, Sugar and Coffee

Students from the spring course “Salsa, Sugar, and Coffee”, with COIL component, will be presenting their academic experience abroad and long lasting relationships with students from Universidad del Valle in Cali –Colombia.  Join us at 6pm in HIRC #2 on Wednesday May 3rd. 

MATH 301 Student Project Presentations

Everybody is cordially invited to presentations of two student projects carried out in Dr. Toke Knudsen’s MATH 301 (Introduction to the History of Mathematics) course this semester.

Both presentations deal with the history of the mathematics department at our College. The first presents a timeline of the department from the beginning in 1889 and the second focuses on the department today via a video documentary based on interviews with four faculty members in the department (Dr. Leah Bridgers, Dr. Laura Munteanu, Dr. Joshua Palmatier, and Dr. Charles Ragozzine).

Please find the titles and abstracts for the two presentations below.

The presentations will be delivered on Tuesday, April 25 at 3:30 p.m. in IRC 3.

Everybody is welcome! Please feel free to forward this invitation to anybody you think might be interested.

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