Anthropology faculty member Kathleen Blake and co-author Kristen Hartnett‐McCann of Hofstra University published “Metric Assessment of the Pubic Bone Using Known and Novel Data Points for Sex Estimation” in the Journal of Forensic Sciences.

Economics professor Ranjit Dighe presented a talk on “Canals and Economic Development” on Sept. 8 at Oswego’s H. Lee White Maritime Museum. His presentation gave an overview of the immense importance of canals, spawned in large part by the success of New York’s Erie Canal, in America’s westward expansion and development during the first half of the 19th century.

Freshman Zarah Glaze-Williams was among five winners of the New York State 2018 Carey Gabay Scholarship Program, announced earlier this month by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “Zarah's strong work ethic and commitment to community were instilled in her by her family, including multiple family members in the teaching and nursing professions,” the news release said of her inclusion in the program, named for the late attorney and public servant Carey Gabay. The award recognizes dedication to social justice and a track record of overcoming obstacles in succeeding academically. Glaze-Williams said she was intrigued by Gabay’s devotion to his community. “He was highly educated; he went to Harvard,” she said. “He still managed to come back and focus on the problems within his own community -- he didn't just leave (the problems) there,” said Glaze-Williams, who intends to pursue degrees in anthropology and geology. "I have a really strong voice when it comes to social justice issues.” Although the Bronx resident, who was active in the Model U.N. throughout high school, does not see herself in the education field, she wants to educate others about the importance of African history and place emphasis on how it needs to be taught more in schools. The scholarship to Glaze-Williams and the other recipients will cover all costs of attendance, including tuition, room and board, college fees, books and supplies, and transportation and personal expenses.

Marketing and management professor Sarfraz Mian was the special editor of an “Incubators and Regions” edition of the journal of Technology Transfer. He also co-authored two articles on incubators: “Technology business incubation mechanisms and sustainable regional development,” with Alain Fayolle, Mike Wright, Magnus Klofsten and Henry Etzkowitz, and “University technology commercialization through new venture projects: an assessment of the French regional incubator program” with Zouhaïer M’Chirgui, Wadid Lamine and Alain Fayolle.

Jaclyn Schildkraut of the criminal justice faculty published two chapters as part of the new book “Assessing and Averting the Prevalence of Mass Violence,” edited by Sarah Daly.  She co-authored the first chapter, "Media Salience and Mass Murder: Examining Frame Changing Across Mass Shooter Events, 2000-2012," with her mentor, Glenn W. Muschert (Miami University), exploring how media outlets use “frame-changing to highlight different facets of a mass shooting event to shape or reshape the narrative about that specific attack or the phenomenon as a whole,” Schildkraut said. “We looked at shootings for 12 years (from the year after Columbine through Sandy Hook) and determined that while continual frame-changing was employed by the media, the pattern of coverage departed from how Columbine had been framed (explored in a previous study by Chyi and McCombs), signaling a shift in how these events are being covered.” The second chapter she co-authored with her former student and Oswego alumna Bethany Dohman: "Commander- or Comforter-in-Chief?: Examining Presidential Rhetoric in the Wake of Mass Shootings” explores how presidents use rhetoric in speeches in the wake of mass shootings. “This expands on the previous paper in the sense that we were able to look at a different claims maker (with the media being another) to see how they shape the narrative in response to these events,” Schildkraut explained. “We looked at a 48-year period (1966-2014) and analyzed 82 separate speeches made by the presidents to explore what themes emerged within their remarks. Two key findings emerged in the study. First, most presidents did not offer remarks following shootings and most shootings were not publicly acknowledged through a remark by a president (only 11.2 percent of incidents were). Second, when remarks were made, they tended to follow the same scripted path, first with 'thoughts and prayers’ and case updates, then shifting to potential causes that translated into the third stage of policy discussion.”

Computer science faculty member Bastian Tenbergen recently traveled to the 26th annual IEEE International Requirements Engineering (RE 2018) Conference in Banff, Alberta, where he co-organized and co-chaired a workshop on "Requirements Engineering for Self-Adaptive, Collaborative, and Cyber Physical Systems," known as RESACS. Tenbergen presented a paper titled "AirborneCPS: A Simulator for Functional Dependencies in Cyber Physical Systems A Traffic Collision Avoidance System Implementation," co-authored with William Cook and Andrew Driscoll. 

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