2019 Biology awards ceremony coming up

Please join us to celebrate SUNY Oneonta’s best and brightest Biology majors on Monday, April 22, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. in Le Café, Morris Conference center. Hearty appetizers will be available at 4:30 p.m., and the ceremony will begin promptly at 5 p.m. Graham Willsey ’09 will be the keynote speaker. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

RSVP at oneontaalumni.com/bio or to Aimee Odell at 607-436-3703
or aimee.odell@oneonta.edu.
This event is funded (in part) by the SUNY Oneonta Alumni Association
from charitable contributions to The Fund for Oneonta

GSRC seeking Dialogue Session facilitators for Fall 2019

The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center (GSRC) is looking for folks who may be interested in facilitating Dialogue Sessions this Fall!

Dialogue Sessions are intentional 60-90 minute conversations around topics involving gender and/or sexuality. Facilitators choose the topic they would like to lead a discussion on. Depending on the number of sessions, they are held bi-weekly or weekly throughout the semester. Facilitators can be faculty, staff, or students.

Examples of sessions we’ve had this past academic year include:

  • Queer Women of Color: Visibility, Stereotypes, Social Justice
  • Masculinity & Relationships
  • Environmental (In)Justice
  • Where We Meet: The Intersection of Race and Gender Stereotypes
  • Cultural Appropriation?: The Complexities of What We Mean by “Culture”

If you would like to facilitate a dialogue session, please contact Emily Phelps atEmily.Phelps@oneonta.edu.

Still time to sign up for employee Safe Space 101 training

As we near the end of the year, here is a reminder that there are two Safe Space 101 trainings left that are available to employees. The details are listed below, as well as how to RSVP for a session.

Schedule Details:

– Monday, April 22, 4-7 p.m., Union Square Room, Hunt Union

– Tuesday, May 14, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Butternut Valley Room, Hunt Union

How to RSVP:

  • Go to https://connect.oneonta.edu.
  • In the top right corner, there will be a button labeled SIGN IN. Click that and log in with your Oneonta username and password.
  • Once back on the home dashboard, in the search bar, you can type in “Safe Space 101”. The events will populate, and you can select which one you’d like to attend. Please make sure to select one that’s labeled accordingly (i.e. Employees select “Faculty/Staff Only”).
  • Once you select the event, you’ll go to the specific event page and after scrolling down, you’ll see a button labeled RSVP TO THIS EVENT. Click that and you should be good to go. You will get email notification closer to the session date with more information.

If the above dates don’t work, there will be more monthly options next academic year.

If there are any questions or if your department/office would like to schedule a training session for your unit for over the summer, please contact Emily Phelps, Assistant Director for Student Life & Leadership/GSRC at Emily.Phelps@oneonta.edu.

Andrew Bottomley interviewed for CNN/Beme News report on podcasts

Dr. Andrew Bottomley, Assistant Professor of Media Studies in SUNY Oneonta’s Department of Communication & Media, is featured in a CNN online news report titled “Can podcasts survive the billion dollar hype?” 
Dr. Bottomley was interviewed by “It’s Lou!” host Lou Foglia about the current state of the podcasting industry, in the wake of hundreds-of-millions of dollars of recent investment in the medium from the likes of Spotify (which acquired the podcasting startups Gimlet Media, Anchor, and Parcast). Dr. Bottomley teaches and researches radio, podcasting, and the cultural convergence of broadcast media and the internet. 
“It’s Lou!” is a commentary show covering media, technology, economics, and global politics for Beme News, CNN’s millennial-centric YouTube channel. Foglia interviewed Dr. Bottomley as background research for his story, and he references Dr. Bottomley numerous times in his commentary and analysis.

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: https://www.eatrightny.org/ame-2019-poster-sessions.


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.”