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Seth N. Asumah

Seth N. Asumah, Africana Studies and Political Science departments, received a merit-based high ranking and appointment from the New York State Public High Schools Athletics Association (NYSPHSAA) and served as a referee for the 2017 New York State Boys Soccer Championships held Nov. 10 to 12 at Middletown, N.Y. Also, Asumah officiated the 2017 Boys Regional Soccer Championships held Nov. 4 in Oneonta, N.Y. As a member of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association (NISOA), and the MidState Board of Approved Officials (MidBAO), Asumah has officiated many international, national and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Final Four Soccer Championships.

Brian Barrett

Brian Barrett, Foundations and Social Advocacy Department, had his article titled “Bernstein in the urban classroom: A case study” published in the British Journal of Sociology of Education, Volume 39, Issue 8.

Ryan Fiddler

Ryan Fiddler, Kinesiology Department, was senior author on a presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) regional meeting Nov. 3 and 4 in Harrisburg, Pa. The research, titled “Beetroot Juice Supplementation Lowers Oxygen Cost of Vigorous Intensity Aerobic Exercise in Trained Endurance Athletes,” was presented by Nathaniel S. Ashton '16, who is currently working on his master’s thesis in exercise science.  

Jim Hokanson

Jim Hokanson, Kinesiology Department, was senior author on a presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) regional meeting held Nov. 3 and 4 in Harrisburg, Pa. The research, titled “Elevated Temperature Inside a Lower Body Positive Pressure Treadmill During Exercise: A Possible Environmental Constraint,” was presented by Casey Austin ’14, who is currently working on his master’s thesis in exercise science.  

Jim Hokanson, Ryan Fiddler and Erik Lind

Jim Hokanson, Ryan Fiddler and Erik Lind, Kinesiology Department, moderated research sessions at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) regional meeting held Nov. 3 and 4 in Harrisburg, Pa. 

Richard Hunter

Richard Hunter, Geography Department, gave an invited presentation titled “Cambio de paisaje en el México central durante el siglo XVI: datos antiguos y nuevas técnicas” on Nov. 8 at the Centro de Investigación en Geografía Ambiental of UNAM-Morelia, Mexico.

Kathleen A. Lawrence

Kathleen A. Lawrence, Communication Studies Department, had a poem, “Inglorious Bastards,” published recently by New Verse News. It is an abecedarian about the allegations of sexual assault, predatory behavior and abuse of power by some of Hollywood’s high-profile directors, producers, actors and comedians. Also, she had her poem, “Three’s a Crowd,” a hay(na)ku, accepted for publication by The Borfski Press for Issue III

 

Erik Lind

Erik Lind, Kinesiology Department, presented at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) regional meeting Nov. 3 and 4 in Harrisburg, Pa. The research, titled “Heart Rate, Perceived Exertion and Speech Characteristics across Cycling Exercise Intensity Levels,” was co-authored by Communication Disorders and Science graduate student Sarah E. Fuller ’17, Associate Dean of the School of Professional Studies Eileen Gravani, and Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Kevin D. Dames

Timothy J. Baroni

Timothy J. Baroni, Biological Sciences Department, was a co-author on an article “The Wild Edible Mushroom Pleurocollybia cibaria from Peru is a Species of Gerhardtia in the Lyophyllaceae (Agaricales),” recently published in Cryptogamie, Mycologie. This wild edible mushroom is widely collected and a highly prized commodity sold in the Peruvian markets. Co-authors included: P. Brandon Matheny and Marisol Sánchez-García, University of Tennessee; Andriana Simoni, Hudbay Minerals, Lima Peru; María Holgado Rojas, Universidad Nacional de San Antonia Abad del Cusco, Peru; and, Genevieve M. Gates, University of Tasmania, Australia. Baroni was invited to help sort out the taxonomy of this mushroom because he and a former student, Nicole Bocsusis ’07, had published in 2008 an article, with two other co-authors and researchers from the USDA Forest Service, in the journal Mycotaxon describing a new species of Pleurocollybia from the Maya Mountains in Belize. In that paper, they also reviewed species placed in the genus Pleurocollybia on a global scale.

Christopher D. Gascón

Christopher D. Gascón, Modern Languages Department, had his article published in a volume on classical Spanish theater from the Golden Age to the 21st century. The essay, titled “Estética Neobarroca en el Teatro Barroco Representado en Nueva York,” demonstrates how numerous productions of classical Spanish plays at New York City’s Repertorio Español incorporate typically Latin American elements, resulting in a theater of “reconquest” or “counter-conquest.” Repertorio’s “New World” approach to “Old World” masterpieces produces innovative stagings and, at times, bold revisions of the works. The volume, published by the Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies, is titled El teatro clásico en su(s) cultura(s): de los Siglos de Oro al siglo XXI.

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