Dr. Joseph Pignato of the Music Department presided over a panel discussion at the Association for Popular Music Education’s annual conference, held on the campus of the University of Colorado Denver in mid-June. The panel, titled “Space is the Place: Locating Popular Music Education,” featured two additional panelists, Mr. Jarritt Sheel, a doctoral student at Columbia University and Mr. Chris Manik, an internationally renowned DJ. Mr. Manik is also a 2007 graduate of SUNY Oneonta. The panel, conceived of in the wake of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire, explored the importance of underground spaces in the lives of marginalized youth as well as ways in which schools, cultural institutions, and teachers might adapt to be more hospitable to youth cultures. Dr. Pignato’s participation was supported by a Faculty Development grant.
John Relethford, Anthropology, has been named for a five-year term to the Editorial Board for the Yearbook of Physical Anthropology, an annual journal consisting of review articles from across the field of biological/physical anthropology. This is the second time he has served on this journal’s editorial board, the first being 2003-2007.
Cynthia Falk, Cooperstown Graduate Program, and Anna Andrzejewski of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, moderated a Preservation Roundtable at the annual meeting of the Vernacular Architecture Forum in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 3. The roundtable included James Buckley, University of Oregon; Luis Hoyos, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona ; Brent Leggs, National Trust for Historic Preservation; and Eugenia Woo, Historic Seattle. It explored new trends in the field of historic preservation and avenues for training the next generation of professionals.
Richard Lee, English/Arts and Humanities, published a book chapter in George Saunders: Critical Studies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017: pp. 77-104): “Hanging by a Thread in the Homeland: The Four Institutional Monologues of George Saunders”. Lee also gave two national conference presentations on Saunders this spring—at the College English Association (CEA) in Hilton Head (April) and the American Literature Association (ALA, May) in Boston, where he also served as panel chair/discussant. The first of those two presentations, “George Saunders’ ‘Floating Island(s)’: The Four Institutional Monologues as Sequence and Exemplary Lens“
Was awarded the Best in Section Presentation Award and has been solicited for publication in their journal, The CEA Critic.
Joseph Chiang, professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was invited to a session in the BIT’s Annual World DNA and Genome Day-2017 in Xian, China from April 25-27, 2017. There were 4 main Groups which link to Molecular Cellular, and Pharmaceutical, and medical field. In one of the sessions, he was directed to chair a session on “Role of Molecular, cellular Biology, pharmaceutical in transition medicine“. There were 12 presentations in this sub-session. In this session, Professor is the chair and presented the first presentation on “A brief Summary Smart Nano DDS (Drug Deliver) for Vaccines. Here are anther 11 presentations including: Wave genomes; Clinical-pharmacogenetic models; Cancer Cured by Electrion’s laser acupuncture; and many other topics. Presenters are from Russia, USA, China, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia and several other countries world-wild.
Mark S. Ferrara, English, publishes the peer-reviewed article “(Re)Reading, Reflexivity, and Peak-Experiences in Cao Xueqin’s Honglou Meng” in Literature and Theology: An International Journal of Religion, Theory, and Culture (Oxford University Press).
Three SUNY Oneonta men’s soccer players have been selected to represent the United States as part of a USA D-3 Select Soccer Team that will tour Brazil. In addition, Red Dragons chief Iain Byrne will serve as the head coach of the men’s team. The trio of representatives who were selected to the team are seniors Kevin Hoff (LaGrange/Arlington), Cory Santangelo (Sayville/Sayville), and Austin Hughes (Clifton Park/Shenendehowa).
Hoff started 19 of the 20 games he played last fall and posted three goals including two against Eastern University in the NCAA tournament second round. He was named to the All-SUNYAC second team.
Santangelo started 17 of 19 games last fall and registered four goals and two assists. He was named to the SUNYAC All-Conference third team.
Hughes started 22 of 23 games he played last fall and had two assists. He was named to the SUNYAC All-Tournament Team.
The USA D-3 Soccer tour will run from May 29-June 7. The teams will begin with an orientation in Orlando before flying to Sao Paulo, Brazil for practice on May 30 and games on May 31 and June 1.
Teams will then travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for two additional games on either June 3, 4 or 5. While in Brazil the teams will experience educational, cultural and social aspects of Brazilian life through city, school and sports club visits.
The team will be staying on the famous Copacabana Beach in Rio and touring the Christ the Redeemer Statue and Sugar Loaf Mountain, two of the most recognizable landmarks in the world.
The USA D-3 Soccer Teams will also visit sites and venues from the 2014 Soccer World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.