CNN released a suite of stories related to a day they spent with Jaclyn Schildkraut, a criminal justice faculty member whose expertise includes researching and conducting lockdown drills, as well as mass violence topics. Anchor/reporter Brooke Baldwin and a CNN team joined a day of training led by Schildkraut and research assistant Kirsten Klingaman (a 2020 criminal justice graduate) in November 2019 working with the Syracuse City School District; Baldwin also spoke with kids for this special report they prominently posted to CNN’s front page. A more recent study by Schildkraut, “State Anxiety Prior to and After Participating in a Lockdown Drills Among Students in a Rural High School” published in School Psychology Review, found that lockdown drills can have positive mental health outcomes for participants if done correctly and adhering to best practices. Co-authored by Amanda Nickerson of the University at Buffalo, the study utilizes data from Schildkraut’s work with the Central Square School District.

In addition, Schildkraut's interview with Smithsonian Magazine appeared in a March 12 article, "How the 1996 Dunblane Massacre Pushed the U.K. to Enact Stricter Gun Laws." The article examined how the United Kingdom established legislation following the mass murder of 16 primary school students and their teacher 25 years ago.

Kimberly Fischer, a master’s in human-computer interaction student, and Damian Schofield, who is director of that graduate program, co-authored “Responsive Redesign and its Effects on Perceived Usefulness” in International Journal of Computer Applications. The paper describes the introduction of a new website at TCGplayer, who provides an online store for Magic the Gathering collectible cards, in terms of testing its new responsive design (to work better on mobile devices) against the existing non-responsive design.

Communication studies faculty member Michael Riecke and 2020 graduate Jack Geddes earned a Gold award (the highest honor) in the Educational Advertising Awards in the Digital Video Category (2 minutes or more) for their video, “Broadcasting at SUNY Oswego: Become a part of our legacy." The award is even more noteworthy because the project was a lesson in adaptability as Riecke and Geddes filmed most of it on March 13, 2020 -- the last day of the previous spring semester before operations went remote. The resulting piece had a showcase role in last April’s Admitted Student Day for the School of Communication, Media and the Arts. Read full story.

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