Dr. Dan Stich, Assistant Professor in the Biology Department, recently published an article entitled “Assessment of Early Migration Dynamics of River-Specific Hatchery Atlantic Salmon Smolts”. It was published in the October 2017 issue of Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.
Stich was a co-author on the paper, with collaborators from NOAA Fisheries in Massachusetts and Maine. The study quantified survival and migratory behavior of Atlantic salmon through one of the most dynamic estuaries in the United States. Estuary transition is a period of high mortality for these fish, and the group related this mortality to various influences, including changes in temperature and coastal habitats. This work underscores obstacles to recovery of this species in the United States, and provides insight for those populations in the southern range of the species that will soon face similar challenges.
Dr. Susan Goodier, Lecturer in U.S. history, published her second book (this one coauthored with Karen Pastorello, Tompkins Cortland Community College) in summer 2017: Women Will Vote: Winning Suffrage in New York State (Cornell University Press). As part of the centennial celebration of women voting she served one day as the historian on the Vote-tilla packet boat excursion on the Erie Canal. During the month of September and under the auspices Humanities NY, Dr. Goodier has presented on “Votes for Women: A History through Political Cartoons” in Penfield and at the Albany Institute of History and Art, and traveled to the Gomez Mill House in Marlboro to present “Centering Black Women in the Woman Suffrage Movement in New York State.” She shifted her focus to women and the New York State Constitution for a talk at the College of Saint Rose in Albany. In addition she presented “Susan Fenimore Cooper, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Views on Women’s Equality for the 21st Annual International Cooper Conference here at SUNY Oneonta.
She also participated in a Cornell University Press Podcast 1869 interview; Lee Rayburn of WHCU radio interviewed her and her coauthor in preparation for a book talk they did at the History Center in Ithaca at the end of September, and City & State Magazine also interviewed her for an upcoming article. Meanwhile she is conducting a Humanities NY Readings and Discussion on the New York State Woman Suffrage Movement at Huntington Library in Oneonta.
You are cordially invited to luncheon with the Oneonta Faculty Convivium on Wednesday, October 11, noon to 1:00 p.m., in Le Café, Morris. Dr. Florian Reyda, Associate Professor of Biology, will present a talk titled, “Why Do Parasites Matter?” Abstract: Parasites have had a great impact on nature and the human experience. They cause health problems in millions of people, economic loss to society, and they harm a diversity of plants, animals, and other organisms in natural systems. Given the extent of damage that parasites cause their hosts, it is understandable that parasites have a negative reputation and can be a loathsome topic, one to be avoided at the dinner table. But what would happen if parasites went extinct? Recent studies have suggested that global climate change and other human-induced changes on Earth could lead to massive extinction levels of parasites. At a local scale, in my own research I have encountered several examples in which parasites seem to have disappeared from areas where they occurred previously. In this talk I will discuss the roles of parasites in ecosystems, and how a reduction or shift in parasitism could have both positive and negative consequences.
Seating is limited. To reserve a seat please call X2517 prior to October 6. Vegetarian meals are available.
Dr. Kristen Blinne, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, was recently invited to serve on the National Communication Association’s 2018 Convention Planning Team for its annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Blinne will be co-coordinating a special programming series for the conference focused on innovative approaches to defining, studying, and teaching communication. She is one of only two assistant professors to join this team of ten faculty members from across the country.
Communication and Media Lecturer Tim Welch has just produced his 29th audio book for Audible.com and iTunes. BlockChain: A Basic Guide by Steve Gold provides an understanding of the new cryptocurrencies and the blockchain software technology that underpins them. BitCoin is the most popular form of “virtual currency”, but the BlockChain online ledger system is the heart of the technology because, by its very interlocking nature, it prevents most forms of hacking. Click on the link above and you can hear a segment of the narration when you click on “Sample” under the book cover artwork.
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Professor Gustavo Arango (Foreign Languages and Literatures) published a new book, the collection of essays “Life and Miracles of a Dead Language” (Vida y milagros de una lengua muerta), edited in Medellín, Colombia, by Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana. The book was released on September 17, during the Medellín International Book Fair (Fiesta del Libro). At the event, Professor Arango was also invited to be part of a panel discussing the relevance of García Márquez’s novel “One Hundred years of Solitude”, 50 years after its publications.
Dr. Jean-Paul Orgeron, Milne Library, published a review in Choice (v. 55 n. 5) of Embodiment: A History (OUP 2017), part of the Oxford Philosophical Concepts Series that focuses on the transformation of central philosophical ideas from their ancient sources to their modern use.