Lin Lin, Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department, presented on the topic of "Promoting Global Awareness through a Unit on Immigration” at the International Assembly of the 93rd Annual Conference of the National Council for the Social Studies on Nov. 22 in St. Louis, Mo.
Earlier this summer, Lin wrote a chapter, “Overcoming Roadblocks on My Cross-Cultural Journey,” that was included in a newly published book titled Seeking the Common Dreams between the Worlds: Stories of Chinese Immigrant Faculty in North American Higher Education. The book is edited by Yan Wang, Macao University, and Yali Zhao, Georgia State University. This is the first book that probes the lived experiences of Chinese immigrant faculty in North American higher education institutions: their struggles, challenges and successes. The book explores how Chinese immigrant faculty’s past experiences in pre/post China’s economic reform have shaped who they are now, what they do and how they pursue their teaching, research, service and daily life that inevitably intertwines with their present and past diverse cultural backgrounds and unique experiences.
Tiantian Zheng, a professor in the College’s Sociology/Anthropology Department, contributed a chapter in this book.
Robert Spitzer, Political Science Department, spoke at King’s College in London, England, and at the Southbank Centre in London on “American Gun Policy,” “Gun Violence: A Comparative Perspective,” and “America and the World, 1960-1990,” from Nov. 9 to 11. Two of the talks were in conjunction with the Southbank Centre’s Superpower Weekend, examining America's influence on Britain and the world.
Donna K. Anderson
Donna K. Anderson, professor emerita of music, recently delivered a paper titled “Volunteer Church and College/University Choirs in the United States and Especially in Cortland, N.Y.,” at an International Choral Symposium held on Oct. 14-16 at Purkyne University in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic.
David Barclay, Jason Graves and Michael Kloczko
David Barclay, Geology Department, wrote a paper that will be published in Quaternary Science Reviews in December. Two former Cortland students, Jason Graves ’01 and M.S.Ed. ’05, and Michael Kloczko ’03, co-authored the paper, titled “Late Holocene Glacial History of the Copper River Delta, Coastal South-Central Alaska, and Controls on Valley Glacier Fluctuations.” The paper details the glacial-geomorphic histories of four glaciers, including the longest and most detailed tree-ring dated glacier record yet developed for Alaska, and shows solar irradiance to be the primary climatic driver of glacier fluctuations prior to the 20th century.
Mark Dodds, Sport Management Department, presented two papers concerning legal issues at the Sport Marketing Association conference held Oct. 23 to 26 in Albuquerque, N.M. The first dealt with a team’s liability when a fan gets injured from the team’s promotional activity and the other examined the legality of the NCAA.
Jordan Kobritz, Sport Management Department, had his article “A-Rod’s Legal Team Adopts a Scorched Earth Approach” published in the Nov. 1 edition of Sport Litigation Alert.
Robert Spitzer, Political Science Department, gave a talk on, “Live By History, Die By History: The Second Amendment, Heller, and Gun Policy,” on Oct. 18 at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
John Suarez, Institute for Civic Engagement and service-learning coordinator, assisted two sophomores with their three-part workshop presented Oct. 25 at the 3rd annual Eastern Region Campus Compact Conference in Philadelphia, Pa. Crissana Christie, a biomedical sciences major, and Regina Gianfreda, majoring in inclusive special education, presented “Reciprocity, Reflective Listening, and First-Year Service-Learning in Teacher Education.”
Tiantian Zheng, Sociology/Anthropology Department, was invited by Yale University, University of Chicago and Columbia University to deliver campus-wide talks on her research. She will visit the campuses on Nov. 8, Nov. 15, and Nov. 18, respectively. She will present on her work on Japan-Korea Wave, karaoke bar hostesses, fashion, migration and mobility control in post- socialist China.
Cynthia Benton, Orvil White and Susan Stratton
Cynthia Benton, Orvil White and Susan Stratton, Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department, wrote a chapter that was published in International Education and the Next-Generation Workforce: Competition in the Global Economy, V.C.X. Wang, Ed. Their chapter describes the development of the Teach in Thailand program and is titled “Collaboration Not Competition: International Education Expanding Perspective on Learning and Workforce Articulation.”