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Faculty and Staff Activities

Tadayuki Suzuki

Tadayuki Suzuki, Literacy Department, presented “Stories to Tell—Listening to the Words in LGBT Themed Children’s Literature” at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention held Nov. 22 in Washington, D.C. 

Robert Spitzer

Robert Spitzer, Political Science Department, is the author of the newly published sixth edition of his book, “The Politics of Gun Control.” First published 20 years ago, the book has become the standard source of information on the political consequences of the gun issue and includes extensive new information on the spread of legal gun carrying on college campuses, among other new developments. The book is published by Paradigm.

Melissa A. Morris

Melissa A. Morris, Physics Department, gave an invited talk titled “Phyllosilicate Emission from Protoplanetary Disks. Is the Indirect Detection of Extrasolar Water Possible?” at Cornell University in early December. Also, she submitted a paper to The Astrophysical Journal Letters titled “New Insight into the Solar System’s Transition Disk Phase Provided by the Metal-rich Carbonaceous Chondrite Isheyevo.” Morris travelled to Salt Lake City, Utah, for three days in December for in-depth planetarium training, and to Arizona State University (ASU) from Jan. 8-10 to participate in an international conference that she helped organize. The conference was titled “AstroRecon 2015, Conference on Spacecraft Reconnaissance of Asteroid and Comet Interiors.” While at ASU, she met with fellow NASA grant collaborators and conducted experiments on meteoritic material, which will be reported in upcoming publications and future grant proposals. Most recently, Morris coauthored two posters presented at the 225th Astronomical Society Meeting held Jan. 4-8 in Seattle, Wash.

Mechthild Nagel and Karin Howe ’06

Mechthild Nagel, Philosophy Department and Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies (CGIS) and Karin Howe ’06, presented papers at the annual Central New York Peace Studies Consortium held Nov. 8 at Binghamton University, Binghamton, N.Y. Nagel presented “Prison Abolition vs. Anti-Prostitution Abolitionism” and Howe discussed “The Search for Truth and Justice in Post-Genocide Rwanda: Gacaca Courts and the ICTR.” Also, Nagel presented “Ubuntu and Criminal Justice Ethics: A Path Towards Transformative Justice” at the Radical Philosophy Association Conference held Nov. 6-9 at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, N.Y. Nagel was a keynote speaker at an Ethics of Play Conference held Nov. 18-20 at Charles University in Prague. She presented “Towards Ludic Ubuntu.”

Jo-Ann Maclean

Jo-Ann Maclean, Admissions Office, recently completed the Administrative Skills Certificate Program (ASCP) offered through the NYS & CSEA Partnership for Education and Training. The 25-hour ASCP was completed over the course of several months and is designed around critical job-related knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for clerical, secretarial and paraprofessional administrative employees to succeed in their careers.

Bonni C. Hodges

Bonni C. Hodges, Health Department, is a member of the Society for Public Health Education’s (SOPHE) Community College Task Force. The task force recently finished development of curricular templates and suggested course outlines that provide a general framework for community colleges wishing to update or institute associate’s degrees or certificate programs in public health. The report was approved by the Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health as part of its “Framing the Future of Public Health” initiative.

Lin Lin

Lin Lin, Childhood and Early Childhood Education Department, presented at the National Council for the Social Studies annual convention on Nov. 21 in Boston, Mass. Her presentation was titled “Chinese History Teachers (ir)Responsive Instruction after September 11, 2001.”

Regina B. Grantham and graduate student Kelli Carsten

Regina B. Grantham, Communication Disorders and Sciences Department, along with graduate student Kelli Carsten and colleague Nikki Curtis, Pediatric Developmental Therapy, presented a poster at the American Speech and Hearing Association Convention held Nov. 20-22 in Orlando, Fla. The poster was titled “Impact of Common Core State Standards on SLP Service Delivery: Current Practices and Implications.” Also, Grantham was appointed to serve on the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s (ASHA) Board of Ethics for four years. ASHA is the national, professional and credentialing association for the profession of speech-language pathology and audiology with a membership of more than 173,000 members and affiliates. 

Karen Downey and senior Josh Eller

Karen Downey, Chemistry Department, recently took senior Josh Eller to the Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Pittsburgh, Pa., to present the results of their research into the computational assessment of electron density in metallo-organic catalytic species for formation of carbon-phosphorous bonds.

Mark Dodds and Ray Cotrufo

Mark Dodds and Ray Cotrufo, Sport Management Department, recently had their paper, “The Ultimate Penalty Box: Fayetteville-Manlius is Disqualified from the State Playoffs for Playing Too Many Games,” published by the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.