Marketing and management professor Steven Abraham published "Benefits of Providing Weingarten Rights for Nonunion Employees" in Strategic HR Review.

[caption align="right"]Peterly Jean Baptiste[/caption]

Peterly Jean Baptiste, a sophomore dual major in language and international trade and in economics, attended the national meeting Nov. 18-19 of the 2016 Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellows at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Boston. Jean Baptiste, who was among 218 students around the country named a Newman Civic Fellow this year, connected in Boston with peers from other institutions and participated in shared civic learning. Campus Compact is a national coalition of nearly 1,100 colleges and universities committed to campus-based civic engagement. The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country.

Mallory Bower of the Office of Career Services served as the keynote speaker for the Association of Campus Unions International Region 8 Conference in Lowell, Massachusetts, on Nov. 19. She presented "A Fork in the Road" to student building managers from across the Northeast region, encouraging them to follow their values when thinking about their next career steps. She also was a featured speaker at the National Association for Campus Activities in Hartford, Connecticut, on Nov. 5. She presented "It Takes a Village" to student affairs professionals about helping college students to articulate their campus experiences to employers.

Brian Moritz of the communication studies faculty appeared on WCNY TV-24’s show “Insight” on Friday, Dec. 16, (repeated Dec. 18) to discuss fake news, digital journalism ethics and the 2016 election. 

[caption align="left"]Jaclyn Schildkraut with book[/caption]

Choice magazine, a publishing unit of the Association of College & Research Libraries within the American Library Association, recently named "Mass Shootings: Media, Myths, and Realities" by SUNY Oswego public justice faculty member Jaclyn Schildkraut,pictured, and Texas State University lecturer H. Jaymi Elsass one of its editors' 25 favorites among Outstanding Academic Titles of 2016. Schildkraut and Elsass’ book, published as part of Praeger’s Crime, Media and Popular Culture Series, consolidates research on and lessons learned from rampages in schools, movie theaters and malls. It sets out to put into context the statements often heard and read in the media about the prevalence and frequency of these deadly attacks in the United States. Selected from among about 7,000 academic books the magazine reviewed last year, the full list of Outstanding Academic Titles is available in the January issue of Choice. Criteria for the selections are posted online.

[caption align="right"]Damian Schofield with robot[/caption]

Oswego computer science professor Damian Schofield,pictured has had several recent journal publications and book chapters:
* The Australian higher education organization ASPERA published "Sci-Fi Movies 101: An International Online Collaboration and Research-Led Production (Starring Robots)" by Schofield and Lisa Dethridge of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. The article was based on a paper they presented at the organization’s annual refereed proceedings at the University of Canberra in July 2016 about a collaborative creative project between students from Oswego and RMIT.
* HCI graduate student James Dunagan and Schofield published Creating Fitts’ Law Predictions for a Touchscreen Tablet in the November 2016 edition of the International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Research. They studied Paul Fitts’ law -- on the issue of speed vs. accuracy -- with users completing tasks on a touchscreen.
* Schofield contributed a chapter titled "Displaying the Bomb on the Train: The Challenge of Preparing Visual Evidence" for the Palgrave-Macmillan book
Juries, Science and Popular Culture in the Age of Terror: The Case of the Sydney Bomber "This is based on work I did about 8 years ago on a terrorism bombing project for the Australian Federal Police (the Aussie equivalent of the FBI)," Schofield said.
* Schofield co-authored a chapter titled “Forensic Facial Reconstruction and its Contribution to Identification in Missing Person Cases” in Handbook of Missing Persons,, a Springer publication. "This is about the work I do on facial reconstruction, rebuilding faces on skulls using CG to help identify murder victims and aging missing people," he noted. 
* Schofield also had two pieces published in the International Journal of Contemporary Humanities: “Waiting for a Robot Godot: Theoretical Musings on Cyborg Theatre” and a piece co-authored with HCI student Daniel Young, “Waiting for a Robot Godot: A Cyborg Theatre Case Study.”

Michael Schummer of the biological sciences faculty co-authored the article "Projected Influences of Changes in Weather Severity on Autumn-Winter Distributions of Dabbling Ducks in the Mississippi and Atlantic Flyways during the Twenty-First Century" published in PLOS ONE, an open-source science journal. Schummer and six co-authors examined how climate change is expected to influence the populations and autumn-winter migration timing for seven dabbling duck species across the Mississippi and Atlantic Flyways, projecting into the mid- and late 21st century.

An article co-authored by Ding Zhang, professor of management and marketing, earned the IMA Journal of Management Mathematics Best Paper Prize for 2016. The international collaboration of "Strategic Design of a Competing Supply Chain Network for Markets with Deterministic Demands" -- by Shabnam Rezapour of the University of Oklahoma, Reza Zanjirani Farahani of London’s Kingston University, Faeghe Mohammaddust of Urmia University of Technology in Iran and Zhang -- presented a model for supply chain network design that anticipated variables related to competitive markets. 

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