Campus Update

Mon Sep 19, 2016

Psychology professor Leigh Bacher and her former research assistants Shirley Retz and Courtney Lindon published a paper in the journal Infancy from their collaborative project that examined features of cognitive activity in human infants. The paper, “Intraindividual and Interindividual Differences in Spontaneous Eye Blinking: Relationships to Working Memory Performance and Frontal EEG Asymmetry,” had Martha Ann Bell of Virginia Tech and State University as an additional co-author. Retz and Lindon both earned bachelor’s degrees in psychology in 2014 and master’s degrees in mental health counseling in 2016.

Olivia Lascari at Akita International UniversityJunior finance major Olivia Lascari of New York City received a fall 2016 JASSO Scholarship from Akita International University in Japan to help defray her expenses to study there as an exchange student, according to SUNY Oswego’s Office of International Education and Programs. The Japan Student Services Organization, an independent administrative institution established under the East Asian nation’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, administers the scholarship program for international students. A four-year liberal arts university, Akita is located in the Tohoku region of northern Japan.

Sophomore communication and social interaction major Corinn Stellakis will travel to the Philippines in October to compete for the title of Miss Earth, an international pageant that celebrates environmental stewardship. A resident of Bridgeport, Stellakis was crowned Miss Earth USA 2016 on Aug. 1 at the Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Washington, D.C. Stellakis will leave Oct. 5—one of 10 among approximately 100 contestants from around the world chosen to attend well ahead of the Oct. 29 pageant.



Fri Sep 16, 2016
Since September 5, SUNY Oswego police have investigated several motor vehicle accidents and cases of lost and found property and made 16 arrests.



Fri Sep 16, 2016
Meet the new class: culturally, geographically diverse

The most culturally diverse class ever to enter SUNY Oswego also comes to campus from farther outside the region: The class of 2020 includes nearly 300 freshmen from New York City, six from Washington, D.C., and scores of students from 14 other states and 18 countries.



Fri Sep 16, 2016
Niri, students explore green solution for air quality

Vadoud Niri of the chemistry faculty and his undergraduate assistants worked steadily—and quietly—for three years researching five common houseplants as agents for removing potentially hazardous chemicals such as acetone from the air. Then the American Chemical Society took note of their work, and it is quiet no longer.



Thu Sep 15, 2016
2016 Steinkraus Lecture to address 'philosophy of mind'

SUNY Oswego’s 2016 Warren Steinkraus Lecture on Human Ideals will feature Pete Mandik of William Paterson University addressing “Mind, Metaphysics and the Future” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in Marano Campus Center auditorium.



Thu Sep 15, 2016
College's boiler room steams along on 'working together,' Roy Ayotte says

In this issue’s Spotlight, meet Roy Ayotte, a plant utilities engineer in the Central Heating Plant in Lee Hall, working with the boilers there and around campus that supply steam for heat and hot water.



Thu Sep 15, 2016
'Restart' show to welcome all to gallery's new beginning

Tyler Art Gallery will “Restart” as a premier regional resource for art exhibitions, education and community participation with a juried show in October that will unveil the modernized facility’s welcoming design.



Wed Sep 14, 2016
Graduation deadlines approaching

Undergraduate students who will be graduating as of May 2017 and who have not yet filed online to graduate should do so as soon as possible. Students completing requirements in summer 2017 should file as August graduates, but are still able to walk in the May ceremony (no matter how many credits they are taking over the summer). 



Wed Sep 14, 2016
Book focuses on how popular culture impacts society

Miley Cyrus and Dr. Dre, “Mortal Kombat” and “Star Trek,” Festivus and the Ice Bucket Challenge—they all make it into an academically motivated but approachable new book on popular culture from sociology chair Tim Delaney and co-author Tim Madigan of St. John Fisher College’s philosophy department.



Fri Sep 02, 2016
Author to headline Constitution Day event on Sept. 14

Dr. Stephen L. Wasby, professor emeritus of political science at University at Albany, will deliver a Constitution Day lecture, “The Supreme Court After Scalia,” on Sept. 14—an event that will honor the memory of late Oswego professor Warren Weinstein.



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