Campus Update

Thu Sep 03, 2015

Political science faculty member Helen J. Knowles co-edited and helped write “Judging Free Speech,” a new book exploring the First Amendment opinions of nine key justices over the course of 100 years of Supreme Court decisions.



Thu Sep 03, 2015
Kristen Eichhorn named Faculty Fellow

President Deborah F. Stanley has named Kristen Campbell Eichhorn, professor of communication studies, as SUNY Oswego’s latest Faculty Fellow in the President’s Office.



Thu Sep 03, 2015
Career pathways abound for singer, songwriter, broadcaster Alex Eddinger

In this issue’s Spotlight, meet Alexander Eddinger, a dual major in a broadcasting and mass communication and in music with a voice concentration. As the “self-reliant” senior moves toward graduation, he keeps his grandfather’s wisdom close to heart.



Tue Aug 25, 2015
Living Writers Series to kick off with children's book author

Fresh off the release of her debut children’s book published by Disney Hyperion, Jennifer Jackson, an Oswego alumna in English and theater, will lead off this year’s Living Writers Series with a free presentation at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, in the Marano Campus Center auditorium.



Tue Aug 25, 2015

Since July 27, University Police have investigated several cases of theft and vandalism and made 10 arrests.


Misdemeanor

An 18-year-old Cayuga Hall resident was charged with fifth-degree possession of marijuana.


Motor vehicle misdemeanors

A 24-year-old Minetto woman was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle as well as driving with a suspended registration and speeding.

A 39-year-old Oswego man and a 56-year-old Syracuse man were each charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle plus infractions.

The following people were charged with driving with a suspended registration: a 50-year-old Staten Island man; a 19-year-old Syracuse woman; a 23-year-old Oswego woman, who was also charged with operating a vehicle without insurance; and a 36-year-old Carmel woman, who was also charged with operating an uninspected vehicle.


Violations

Two 18-year-old students were charged with possession of marijuana: one from Cayuga Hall and one from Seneca Hall.



Mon Aug 24, 2015
Walker Health Center attains three-year reaccreditation

Mary Walker Health Center, the primary care center for SUNY Oswego students, earned three-year reaccreditation in May from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, according to Angela Brown, the new director of student health services for the college.



Fri Aug 21, 2015
College adds master's program in graphic design, digital media

Oswego’s new master’s degree program in graphic design and digital media will enable graduate students to rigorously pursue skillsets that could propel them into higher-level jobs in a variety of visually intensive fields.



Fri Aug 21, 2015

Hallie Gaffney studying artifactsKathleen Blake, assistant professor of anthropology, traveled with senior Hallie Gaffney, pictured, and Kristen Hartnett, a forensic anthropologist for the state of Connecticut, to Arizona to conduct research at the Maricopa County Forensic Science Center from June 14 to 18. They examined a diverse population of 400 individuals—in particular the skeletonized pubic bones, to identify differences between males and females. They evaluated metric and nonmetric traits and plan to present their findings at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting in February in Las Vegas. Gaffney is Anthropology Club president.

Effective Sept. 1, the following people are promoted to professor: Jean Hallagan in the curriculum and instruction department, Martha Bruch in chemistry, James McDougal in counseling and psychological services, Rachid Manseur in electrical and computer engineering, and Todd Graber in music. Promoted to associate professor are: Christopher McEvoy in art, C. Eric Hellquist in biological sciences, Jeffrey Schneider in chemistry, Barbara Streets in the counseling and psychological services department, Karol Cooper and Michael Murphy in English and creative writing, and Stathis Kefallonitis and David McLain in the marketing and management department. Promoted to associate librarian is Ray Morrison.

Tyrone Johnson-Neuland's painting, Arab Spring-LoadedTyrone Johnson-Neuland of Campus Technology Services was one of 46 artists selected from 330 to exhibit in the 65th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery. Pictured on exhibition is his painting “Arab Spring-Loaded.”

Shashi Kanbur working with massive telescopeFrom Aug. 1 to 22 Shashi Kanbur, professor and chair of physics, was visiting the Inter-University Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics in Pune, India, where he guided two students on their doctoral studies. Kanbur was also invited to the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES) in Nainital, India, to give a talk, titled “The HIF Photosphere Interaction in Cepheids and RR Lyraes and Multiphase PC/PL Relations,” and discuss possible collaborative projects using ARIES facilities. He is pictured there with ARIES research scientist Santosh Joshi and the institute’s $40 million optical telescope.

Brian MoritzBrian Moritz, pictured, assistant professor in the communication studies department teaching digital media production and digital journalism, is the author of “The Story vs. the Stream: Digital Media’s Influence on Newspaper Sports Journalism,” an article to be published in December in the International Journal of Sport Communication, one of the flagship journals in this area. The article includes in-depth interviews with sports journalists and suggests that the primary divergence in sports journalism is not “print vs. online” but rather the idea of “the story vs. the stream”—that is, reporters doing the traditional journalism story alongside the more fragmented, stream-like work they do online and on social media. The interviews suggest that there is a new reporting model emerging. Rather than the traditional “gather, sort, report,” model, the new model is “gather, report, sort.” The recipient of many honors and awards, Moritz holds a doctorate in mass communications and a master’s degree in media studies from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Cover of The Hero Enkidu: An EpicEmeritus professor of English and creative writing Lewis Turco is the author of a new book, “The Hero Enkidu: An Epic.” One reviewer described the 100-page poem as a 21st century A.D. takeoff on the 21st century B.C. “Gilgamesh,” one of the earliest great works of literature. In “Gilgamesh,” Enkidu plays a supporting role to the hero Gilgamesh. Turco turns the spotlight to Enkidu, a wild man whom the gods created as a rival to Gilgamesh but who later becomes his partner in legendary exploits. Turco wrote the book-length poem in an Anglo-Saxon meter similar to such Old English epics as “Beowulf.” “The Hero Enkidu” was published this summer by Bordighera Press and is available from online booksellers.


In Memoriam

Theresa Lalande-Marsh, 87, former secretary in the offices of Admissions and International Education, died Aug. 14.



Fri Aug 21, 2015
New athletic facility raises sights, spirits for Laker field sports

The new Laker turf stadium will officially open Sept. 1 with a kickoff ceremony prior to the men’s soccer game against St. Lawrence University at 4 p.m. Field hockey and men’s soccer teams began practicing on the turf field last week.



Fri Aug 21, 2015
Book details diverse contributions to history of science

In a newly published book, physics professor Alok Kumar and his co-author seek to set the record straight on how Europe’s scientific revolution depended profoundly on ideas and innovations passed down from ancient cultures.



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