Students (above, from left) Samantha Keaney and Jaime Hunter earned first place in the “Student Audio - Multimedia Sound Design” category at the Broadcasting Education Association (BEA) Festival of Media Arts. The pair submitted a class project they completed in the course BRC 308: "Sound for TV and Film I," taught by broadcasting faculty member Jeff Bradbury. The BEA Festival accepts both student and faculty submissions internationally, with over 1,700 submissions from around 300 member institutions. In Keaney and Hunter’s case, they predict they had to beat out roughly 100 submissions in their category. Read full story.

Hugh Riley Randall stands next to a poster presenting his research

Carolina Ilie, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, participated in two presentations at the American Physical Society March Meeting, March 4 to 8 in Minneapolis. The conference was host to more than 13,000 physicists from all over the world. Hugh Riley Randall (pictured), a student double majoring in physics and applied mathematics with a minor in astronomy, presented "On the Center of Mass of the Half n-Ball," with Ilie as co-author. The other presentation of Ilie was a part of session D11 on Non-Carbon Based Nanostructure, titled "Proximity Effect of Optically Active h-BCN nanoflakes", with co-authors Ahmad Alsaad (Jordan University of Science and Technology), Jaeil Bai (University of Nebraska - Omaha), Wai-Ning Mei (University of Nebraska - Omaha), Carolina Ilie (SUNY Oswego), Peter Doben (University of Nebraska - Lincoln), and Renat Sabirianov (University of Nebraska - Omaha).

Greg Ketcham, assistant dean of the Division of Extended Learning, was recently named to the editorial board of the International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design. The journal serves as a forum for the improvement of online education for schools, and teachers planning to implement or currently engaged in e-learning.

Gabriel Marshall is SUNY Oswego's new associate vice president for student affairs

SUNY Oswego Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Gabriel Marshall is a member of the inaugural SUNY Black Leadership Institute (BLI), launched earlier this month. Marshall is among the seven fellows in the first-ever class announced by State University of New York Chancellor John B. King Jr. on March 5. BLI, modeled after SUNY’s nationally recognized and highly successful Hispanic Leadership Institute, will support, retain and foster the success of emerging and current leaders. Read full story.

Distinguished Teaching Professor of Mathematics Ampalavanar Nanthakumar had an article titled "A Comparison of Copulas based on the Range distribution" recently published in the International Journal of Statistics and Probability. In this paper, Nanthakumar developed an alternative approach to the One-Way ANOVA by using Copulas.

Damian Schofield presents a guest lecture next to a slide about robot theatre

Damian Schofield, director of the university’s master’s in human-computer interaction program, talked to over 300 students in two Canadian institutions and another 200 at the Vietnam National University. Schofield presented “Alternative Facts - How do you know if evidence presented in court is true?” to both Trent University in Peterborough as part of their “New Trends in Forensic Science” course, and at Humber College in Toronto in their graduate “Crime Scene Investigation” program. Schofield also gave a guest lecture in the Department of Computer Science at the Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City. The department has over 17,000 undergraduate students, as well as over 6,000 master's and doctoral students, Schofield said.

Communication studies faculty member Katherine S Thweatt recently earned the Distinguished Service Award from the Eastern Communication Association (ECA), which honors members for contributions to the field of communication in general and to ECA in particular. A past president and very involved ECA volunteer, Thweatt earned this honor at ECA's 2024 annual conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts, last week. Read full story.

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