Dietetic masters students, faculty present at NYS Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics annual meeting

The SUNY Oneonta Online Combined Masters & Dietetic Internship program had four students and one faculty member present at the New York State Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Annual Meeting and Expo on April 5 and 6, 2019. Graduate student interns, Kasandra Smith, Shannon Gorman, Rachel Roberts, & Leah Pennings and faculty member Dr. Emily Riddle all presented posters during the two-day event. The graduate student interns presented posters that are a culmination of their year-long work on a community health intervention project in various community agencies throughout New York State. More information about the projects and published abstracts of the posters can be found on the NYSAND website at:


Michael Green publishes article on ‘Humanomics’

Dr. Michael K. Green, Philosophy, published the following article:
“Humanomics: A Non-Equilibrium Model of Economic Processes.” The International Journal of Civic, Political, and Community Studies. Vol. 16, No. 4, 2018
The humanomics model of the economy uses the rich resources of the humanities to develop a predictive model of long-term economic development. This model have the following components: 1. symmetry breaking, 2. a control parameter that initiates and sustains flow into the system, 3. an order parameter that directs the flow into a certain economic identity. “Gulliver’s Travels” shows that economics should investigate complex systems, not individuals. A common description of what these systems do can be found in “Dorval, or the Speculator,” “The Adventures of Harry Franco Volume II,” “Martin Chuzzlewit,” “The Gilded Age A Tale for Today,” and “The Great Gatsby.” “The Bacchae” models this behavior. Philoctetes,” “Frankenstein,” “Rhinoceros,” and “All Quiet on the Western Front,” similarly, make human interdependence central. “Candide” is used to argue that the flow of economic resources is initiated and sustained by an optimism-pessimism polarity. “César Birotteau,” “On Walden Pond,” and “The Cherry Orchard” are used to argue that economic identity is created by the unity and disunity created by changing technological/financial configurations. Finally, “Oedipus Rex” and “Birds” are used to argue that a complete economic cycle goes through the following stages: confidence, alarm, relief, panic, false hope, despair, caution, false panic, boldness, false alarm, and then confidence. It is, then, suggested, that the US economy is currently in a false hope rally.

Barbara Vokatis presents at American Educational Research Association annual meeting

Barbara Vokatis from the Department of Elementary Education and Reading presented two papers at the annual meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA) in Toronto, Canada.

On April 6, she presented an individual paper co-authored with her colleague from the University at Albany, Jianwei Zhang. The title of the presentation was: “Dialogic Literacy Enabled by Cross-community Interactions in Scientific Knowledge Building.” This study aims to provide the description of an example of scientific knowledge building, through literacy, to inform implementation of new learning standards.

She also presented a paper in a symposium titled “Materiality meets multimodality.” Her presentation in the symposium was titled “This Is My iPad!”: Reconfiguring Dialogic Reading in Parent-Child Interactions with iPad Ebooks.”

Roger Hecht publishes four poems

Roger W. Hecht (English) has four poems published in The Basil O’Flaherty, a new literary arts website. His poems include two sonnets, a free verse poem, and a sestina based on the seven words the Trump administration reportedly banned the Center for Disease Control from using in its budget and documents, including “science-based” and “transgender.” The poems can be found at

Amie Doughty elected to Popular Culture Association Governing Board

Amie Doughty, English, has been elected a Trustee at Large for the Governing Board of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA), an interdisciplinary organization dedicated to the research and study of all aspects of popular culture. She has been a member of PCA since 2002 and Area Chair of the Children’s and YA Literature and Culture area since 2013. As a Trustee at Large, she will help make decisions involving the running of the organization, including its annual conference.

Richard Barberio receives Fulbright Scholar award

Richard Barberio, Political Science, has received a Fulbright Scholar award for a research lectureship in international politics with the University of Milan, Italy (Università degli Studi di Milano). During spring 2020, he will teach courses in American government and politics for the University’s Department of International, Legal, Historical and Political Studies graduate program.

The University of Milan is a large public institution near the city’s historic center. Its graduate programs in the areas of law and political science are routinely ranked as the best in Italy and highly regarded throughout the world.


Campus encouraged to participate in ‘The Big Bubble Bonanza’

The end of the semester can be a pretty hectic and stressful time. In an effort to help students, faculty and staff blow off some steam, the Office of Health Education is hosting “The Big Bubble Bonanza” on Tuesday, April 16, which is National Stress Awareness Day. Come out to the Quad from 2:15 to 2:30 p.m. for several minutes of fresh air and bubble blowing. (Bubbles provided.)

If you’re teaching a class at this time, please bring your students out for a few minutes! Science tells us that slowly exhaling (like you do when blowing bubbles) engages the parasympathetic nervous system, which is basically like pumping the brakes in your brain. Even a short period of relaxation/mindless fun like this can help you de-stress.

We hope you will join us, because we want to completely FILL the Quad with bubbles!

(Rain date will be April 23)