Faculty and Staff Activities - SUNY Cortland

Faculty and Staff Activities

Moataz Emam

Moataz Emam, Physics Department, was invited to present two lectures at the Zewail City of Science and Technology, Egypt’s largest science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) university and one of the largest in the Middle East. The first lecture on July 20 was at a public seminar titled “Superstrings, Multiverses and the Future of Physics.” The second seminar on July 21 was research-oriented and Emam presented his current research interests in a talk titled, “The Rise of Symplectic and Split-complex Geometries in Calabi-Yau Compactifications.” In addition, Emam collaborated with colleagues on a discussion panel on July 26 titled, “The Theory of Everything and the Future of Physics,” organized by an academic group in the Egyptian city of Alexandria.

Jeremiah Donovan

Jeremiah Donovan, Art and Art History Department, recently co-presented at the National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts Conference in Kansas City, Mo. The presentation, “The Future of the Past: Revitalizing Ancient Maya Cultural Traditions in Modern Maya Communities,” with Jaime Awe, professor of archaeology at Northern Arizona University, described an ongoing project bringing traditional artisan skills to an inspired group of Maya women in western Belize. In October 2016 members of this cooperative will participate in an NEA Foundation funded exhibition at the Dowd Gallery, featuring their pottery alongside ancient Maya ceramics on loan from Cornell’s H.F. Johnson Museum of Art. 

Laura Davies

Laura Davies, English Department, co-authored an article, “Polymorphic Frames of Pre-Tenure WPAs: Seven Accounts of Hybridity and Pronoia,” which was published in the Fall 2016 issue of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy.

Melissa Morris

Melissa Morris, Physics Department, has been invited to speak at a workshop on Chondrules and the Protoplanetary Disk at the Natural History Museum in London, England and to contribute a book chapter on the workshop proceedings. Also, she has been invited to speak at the University of Warwick in Coventry, England, following the workshop.

Benjamin Wilson

Benjamin Wilson, Economics Department, co-presented at the National Environmental Health Association Conference in June in San Antonio, Texas. He and Kevin Kennedy, managing director at The Center for Environmental Health at Children’s Mercy Hospital, presented “Mapping Health and Housing: Using Community Wide Data to Investigate Environmental Exposure Risks.”


Kathryn Kramer

Kathryn Kramer, Art and Art History Department, had her panel presentation approved for the College Art Association’s 105th annual conference, set for Feb. 15-17, 2017, in New York City. Her panel, titled “Manifesta at Twenty,” will discuss the 20th anniversary of the contemporary art biennial exhibition, Manifesta, which reflects the geopolitics of the European Union.

John Marciano

John Marciano, professor emeritus of education, has a book coming out this July, published by Monthly Review Press. The American War in Vietnam: Crime or Commemoration? builds upon the book Marciano wrote with the late William “Bill” Griffen ’50, SUNY Cortland professor emeritus of foundations and social advocacy (Teaching the War in Vietnam, 1979) and will be dedicated to Griffen. Marciano, who retired from SUNY Cortland in 2001, has been an antiwar and social justice activist, author, scholar, teacher, and trade unionist. He resides in Talent, Oregon.  

Caroline Kaltefleiter

Caroline Kaltefleiter, Communication Studies Department, gave a talk titled “Start Your Own Revolution: Anarchy and Action of the Riot Grrrl Movement” at the International Girls Studies Conference held in April at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom. Also, she gave an invited lecture on the “Herstory of the Riot Grrrl Movement” at the University Loughborough.

Larissa True

Larissa True, Kinesiology Department, recently was interviewed for an article on training the nervous system that appears in the June issue of Runner’s World UK magazine. The article, titled “Circuit Training: A neurological master class in conditioning your nervous system for improved running performance,” was written by James Witts.

Deborah Warnock

Deborah Warnock, Sociology/Anthropology Department, presented about class and and higher education on two panels at the annual meetings of the Working Class Studies Association in early June at SUNY Stony Brook.