Carolyn Bershad, Counseling and Student Development, presented with Drs. Susan Stock and Heidi Levine on “Leadership and Development: Many Paths, Many Stories” at the annual convention of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), held March 5-8 in Tampa, Fla. The program was sponsored by ACPA’s Mid-Level Community of Practice. Bershad also completed her term as past-chair for ACPA’s Commission for Counseling and Psychological Services at the convention.
Lorraine Berry, project director for NeoVox, gave an interview on the Ryan Tubridy show, on Radio RTE, a radio broadcast network in Ireland. She was contacted after an article in Salon.com magazine was re-published. Tubridy is a celebrity in Ireland and his Monday through Friday broadcasts are listened to by millions of Irish. The conversation with Tubridy was about a section from Lorraine’s unpublished memoir. The clip can be heard at http://www.rte.ie/radio/utils/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=1:20736538:0::
Robert Spitzer, Political Science Department, has been named the new editor of the Presidential Briefings book series, published by Transaction Books. The books in the series provide concise and readable introductions to topics of general interest to students of the presidency. By approaching their subjects from the vantage point of what a president most needs to know, and what we most need to know about the presidency, each book provides a highly practical overview of an important subject. The first book in the series will be published this summer.
David Franke, English Department and Seven Valleys Writing Project, is helping to organize the “Writing Matters in Every Classroom” conference at Homer Intermediate/Junior High School on Saturday, March 28. Several teacher-educator agencies are collaborating on the conference, which focuses on writing and learning in all disciplines — not just English classes. Robert Yagelski, director of University at Albany’s Program in Writing and Critical Inquiry as well as the Capital District Writing Project, serves as keynote speaker. A virtual presentation by Ruth Culham, author of 6+1 Traits of Writing, also is planned. Local and regional teachers will offer more than a dozen breakout sessions on classroom teaching and the use of writing. Other conference sponsors include the Teacher-Leader Quality Partnership, the New York State Master Teacher Program, the Cortland County Teacher Center and the Southern Tier Teacher Center Network. For more information, visit writingmattersconference.com.
Angela Pagano, Biological Sciences Department, presented at the 2015 Professional Development Schools National Conference held March 5-8 in Atlanta, Ga. Her presentation was titled “The Evolution of Trust in Co-Teaching Relationships in a Clinically Rich Model of Teacher Preparation.” Findings were from the New York State Department of Education (NYSED) funded Undergraduate Clinically Rich Teacher Preparation Program.
Benjamin J. Lovett, Psychology Department, gave an invited talk to the American Association of Medical Colleges, the association that makes and administers the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Lovett discussed research on testing accommodations for students with disabilities and when accommodations would be appropriate on the MCAT. His book, Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities: Research-Based Practice, was recently published by the American Psychological Association Press.
Jordan Kobritz, Sport Management Department, presented at the 28th Annual Sport and Recreation Law Association Conference on March 4-7 in Charlotte, N.C. The title of his presentations were “Wind, Rain and Injuries: An Analysis of the Legal Risks Associated with Tarp Duty,” and “How Much is Too Much? Is the Unlimited Authority of the NFL Commissioner No Longer in the ‘Best Interests of the Game?’”
Jordan Kobritz and Ray Cotrufo, Sport Management Department, presented “Beyond the Box Score: The Case for Integrating Sport Analytics into the Sport Management Curriculum” at the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) conference in Philadelphia on Feb. 13.
David Kilpatrick, Psychology Department, presented a paper on interventions for reading disability at the National Association of School Psychologists’ annual conference in held Feb. 17 in Florida.
Mary Gfeller, Mathematics Department, presented at the 2015 Professional Development Schools National Conference held March 5-8 in Atlanta, Ga. Her presentation was titled “Co-Teaching and Special Education in Secondary Science and Mathematics Classrooms.” Findings were from the New York State Department of Education (NYSED) funded Undergraduate Clinically Rich Teacher Preparation Program.