Campus Update

Tue Oct 18, 2016
SUNY Oswego continues on list of nation's exceptional business schools

The Princeton Review has named the School of Business at SUNY Oswego among the nation’s most outstanding MBA-granting business schools for the 13th consecutive year.

Tue Oct 18, 2016
National award honors college's agricultural testing labs

SUNY Oswego’s enterprising Agricultural Testing and Analysis Labs at the Port of Oswego and the Shineman Center won a national Award of Excellence on Tuesday at the University Economic Development Association Annual Summit in Roanoke, Virginia.

Mon Oct 17, 2016
Purple Thursday to raise awareness of domestic violence

On Thursday, Oct. 20, SUNY Oswego will turn the campus purple to raise awareness about domestic and dating violence.

Fri Oct 14, 2016
Professor co-edits book examining global business incubation

Marketing and management professor Sarfraz Mian and two co-editors take a global view of business incubation in a new book, using case studies to describe how technology business incubators by any name—accelerators, science parks, maker spaces—have evolved and gained traction as economic development drivers around the world

Thu Oct 13, 2016

SUNY Oswego percussionistsSUNY Oswego percussion instructor Thomas McGrath (pictured, second from right) along with the SUNY Oswego Percussion Ensemble (from left) Dan Litavsky, Hope Riga and Alex Dolzhenko joined an intergenerational group of percussionists from throughout Central New York in a performance of “Inuksuit: Music and Nature Remix” on the quad outside Syracuse University’s Hendricks Chapel. The performance celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Society of New Music’s commissioned “Sound/Path/Field,” a multimodal work by Bob Morris, part of Syracuse’s Music & Nature Conference. “Inuksuit,” by Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams, is a composition written to be performed by 99 percussionists, McGrath said. The title of the ritualistic outdoor piece refers to a type of stone sentinel constructed by the Inuit over centuries in the expanses of the Arctic. Listeners were invited to move freely during the performance of the site-specific piece.

The college’s Institute for Global Engagement recently announced the 2016-17 recipients of the following IGE awards and grants: Internationalization Course Redesign Award—David McLain (“Management Policy”), Fehmi Damkaci (“Chemistry and Public Concern”) and Taejin Jung (“Crisis Communication”); and Global Engagement Guest Speaker Grant—Hong Wan (“Managerial Finance”), Lindsay Bell (“Introduction to Cultural Anthropology”), Lisa Glidden (“Middle East Politics”), Neelika Jayawardane (“Global Literature”) and Nermine Atteya (“Introduction to Management”). “These proposals exemplify excellence in internationalizing our curriculum and advancing the goals and mission of IGE and SUNY Oswego,” wrote Ulises Mejias, IGE’s director. A new call for proposals will be issued at the end of spring 2017.

Communication studies faculty members Brian Moritz and Jason Zenor presented papers recently at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual conference in Minneapolis. Zenor presented two papers to the Law & Policy Division: “Congress Shall Make No Law… Unless? The Expansion of Government Speech and the Narrowing of Viewpoint Neutrality,” arguing that the recent case of Walker v. Sons of Confederate Veterans further opens the door for the government to endorse certain messages, thus unbalancing the free marketplace of ideas, and “Proxies and Proximate Cause: The Future of Immersive Entertainment and Tort Liability,” which examines the recent case of Slender Man and how the law would play out in the future of virtual reality technology. Moritz presented a paper titled “Crammed in the Locker Room: Sports Journalists and Access to Sources” to the association’s Sports Communication Interest Group.

Thomas SobiechSeveral students of chemistry faculty members Vadoud Niri, Shokouh Haddadi and Fehmi Damkaci presented their research this month at the 41st Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Binghamton. Niri’s students James Calvert presented on “Analyzing Heavy Metals in Soil Samples of Local Farms in Oswego, NY,” and Tim Jones on “Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of the Vapor of Electronic Cigarettes.” Haddadi’s students Alyssa Aldrich and Gabriel Odugbesi presented on “Investigating the Background Interferences of Carpet Substrates in Accelerant Identification,” and Kim Lagatta on “Analysis of Drugs in Facilitated Criminal Acts.” Damkaci’s students Brandon Ladd presented on “Removal of Heavy Metal Ions by a Polymer Matrix Containing Ditiocarbamate as a Chelating Group,” and Thomas Sobiech (pictured) on “Copper Catalyzed Hydroxylation of Aryl Halides to Generate Phenols.” Additionally, chemistry instructional support and advisement coordinator Kristin Gublo presented on “Implementation of a Peer Mentor Program in the General Chemistry Labs.”

Thu Oct 13, 2016
Music man of many duties, Trevor Jorgensen says, 'It's how I'm wired'

In this issue’s Spotlight, meet music faculty member Trevor Jorgensen, who orchestrates his life around family, doctoral studies, music teaching, jazz performance, ensemble conducting and his roles as impresario of a chamber series and college assessment coordinator.

Thu Oct 13, 2016
Since Oct. 1, SUNY Oswego police have investigated a stabbing, a bear sighting, several cases of found property, suspicious person reports and made eight arrests.

Fri Sep 30, 2016
Vote Oswego 'blitz week' energizes registration campaign

A semester-long class project to encourage students to register and vote in this November’s hotly contested presidential election and local races reached a crescendo last week as the Vote Oswego drive recruited students across campus to pitch in for a “blitz week” of nonpartisan mobilization events.

Fri Sep 30, 2016

Since Sept. 19, SUNY Oswego police have investigated several motor vehicle accidents, cases of lost and found property and made 17 arrests.

Fri Sep 30, 2016

Senior Laker baseball standout Eric Hamilton added to his honors by being named to the first-team all-stars of the summer Futures League, where he set a league record by driving in 63 runs. The economics major also broke team records for the Pittsford Suns for home runs (18) and doubles (12) in a season. With the Lakers last season, Hamilton was named an All-American by (second team) and ABCA/Rawlings (third team) as the baseball squad earned a record for wins in a season (35) and finished third in the NCAA Division III Tournament’s New England Regional.

Heather Losi presentingHeather Losi, pictured, a visiting assistant professor of accounting,  presented at the 8th annual Women TIES Retreat on Sept. 14. Losi’s presentation was on “Evolve—Adopting an Athletic Mindset to Improve Your Business.” Women TIES was founded by Tracy Higginbotham, a 1986 alumna and School of Business Advisory Board member. Three students from the Women in Business student organization attended the event.

Tim Nekritz, associate director of communications and marketing and director of digital communications, presented the webinar “Using Student Storytelling in Higher Ed Marketing” on Sept. 29. The presentation to an audience of 250 professionals around North America included an opportunity to showcase social media initiatives, blog entries and videos by SUNY Oswego students.

Computer science professor Damian Schofield and student researcher Kristopher Saber published the paper “Demographic Analysis of Smartphone Application Usage Related to eHealth” in the Journal of Software Engineering and Simulation.

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