Workshop presented by Sashi Kanbur
Holiday Skate with the Lakers
$3 admission, skate rental fee of $3. Both men's and women's ice hockey teams will skate and sign autographs. Holiday music, Santa Claus, concessions and a hockey jersey raffle. Proceeds benefit the SEFA/United Way campaign.
Location: Marano Campus Center arena
Sunday, Dec 11, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Graduation ceremony for students completing their baccalaureate and master's degrees fall semester. Free with ticket, including parking. http://www.oswego.edu/student/services/college_store/graduation.html
Location: Arena and Convocation Hall, Marano Campus Center
Saturday, Dec 17, 10 a.m. - noon
Wrestling Ithaca Dual Meet
Location: Lee Hall
Saturday, Dec 10, noon - 3 p.m.
Men's Basketball vs. Buffalo State
$6 adults, $4 children 5-18, and free for SUNY Oswego students with ID and children under 5. Tickets may be purchased at tickets.oswego.edu. 315-312-3073.
Location: Max Ziel Gymnasium
Saturday, Dec 10, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
a) We describe a novel intermediate level Astrophysics centered around one relation: Hubble's Law. The course studies this relation in detail and in so doing takes diversions to other branches of astrophysics including stellar evolution, radial and non-radial oscillations and galaxy evolution. In addition, the course relies on much reduced lecturing and students working on group activities in class.
b) We describe the use of extensive group activities in class in A100 - the beginning Astronomy class for non-science majors. Lecturing is kept to about 20-25 minutes. The remaining time in class is spent in doing exercises with the students workin in groups. These exercises ead to more active learning, a deeper understanding of concepts and their application and a more sound footing in the more mathematical aspects of the course. Preliminary results indicate that the majority of students increases their scores as a result of this method; and, in fact, a significant portion of the class improved their scores by over 10%. In particular, students did very well in the more mathematical questions in the exam.