Faculty and Staff Activities

Melissa A. Morris

Melissa A. Morris, Physics Department, gave an invited talk titled “The Current State of Research into the Formation of Chondrules” on April 27 at Cornell University.

Peter Ducey

Peter Ducey, Biological Sciences Department, recently served as a judge in the area of ecology and environmental biology for the national Sigma Xi 2015 Student Research Showcase. Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, is the international honor society of science and engineering and is one of the oldest and largest scientific organizations in the world. In the Research Showcase, outstanding graduate, undergraduate and high school students join professional research scientists from North America and abroad to present their research findings. Also, Ducey recently gave an invited presentation at Cornell University titled “Leaving No Stones Unturned: Science and Careers Related to Herpetofauna and Other Amazing, but Often Hidden, Creatures.” The Cornell Herpetological Society hosted the presentation.

JoEllen Bailey

JoEllen Bailey, Physical Education Department, gave a poster presentation titled “Through Educated Eyes: Teacher Candidates’ Views of Field Experience” at the National Field Experience Conference held April 13-14 at the University of Northern Colorado.

Diane Craft

Diane Craft, Physical Education Department, delivered a keynote address titled “Active Play! Fun Physical Activities for Young Children” at the Young Child Expo and Conference held April 22-24 in New York City. The 12th annual conference drew participants from 40 states and 23 countries. 

Mechthild Nagel

Mechthild Nagel, Philosophy Department and the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies (CGIS), presented “Troubling Justice: A Case for a Ludic Ubuntu Ethic” on April 27 at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Goettingen, Germany. Nagel is a scholar-in-residence from January through July, and this is her official contribution as a research professor at Max Planck under the auspices of the African Diversities Colloquium.

Officer Jennifer Olin

Officer Jennifer Olin, University Police Department, was named a 2014 Recognition Award recipient by the New York State STOP-DWI Foundation and Mothers Against Drunk Driving New York State (MADD). Officer Olin is trained in traffic safety related courses to recognize the effects of alcohol and drugs on the human body and operational procedures, including Drug Recognition Expert, Breath Analysis Operator and Standard Field Sobriety Test. Also, she is on the State of New York Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee Program – Police Traffic Services. She was nominated as a dedicated officer who has had success in reducing impaired driving her community.

Gregg Weatherby

Gregg Weatherby, English Department, will appear as Bardolph and the Archbishop of York in Ithaca Shakespeare Company's production of “Henry IV” (Parts 1 and 2). Performances will be held July 9-26 outside at Cornell Plantations, alternating performances with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Robert Spitzer

Robert Spitzer, Political Science Department, continued to play a leading role in the national debate on gun violence with an Op-Ed article titled “Stand Your Ground Makes No Sense,” published on May 4 in the New York Times

Jeanine Rose

Jeanine Rose, Academic Support and Achievement Program, presented at the 2015 New York College Learning Skills Association Symposium held April 19-20 in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. The title of her presentation was “The ‘Formula’ for Success: Putting Algebra to Work.”

Thomas S. Hischak

Thomas S. Hischak, Performing Arts Department, has signed a contract with Rowman & Littlefield to publish his book, The 100 Greatest American Plays. Rowman recently released Hischak’s The Encyclopedia of Film Composers, the first comprehensive guide to the life and work of 252 international movie soundtrack composers.