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  Issue Number 15 • Tuesday, April 5, 2016  


Campus Champion

It’s the problem-solving aspects of science that Tariq Hussain credits with his passion for chemistry. The sophomore chemistry and biomedical sciences dual major attempts to take all of it in. “The facility (Bowers Hall) is amazing, the professors motivate us and there are so many opportunities to get involved,” Tariq said. He’s done exactly that, reviving the Chemistry Club last year and connecting it with a local elementary school and the American Chemistry Society. This year as its president, he formed partnerships with the Biology and Physics clubs. Next year? His sights are set on serving as Student Government Association treasurer — a new opportunity to seize.

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Tuesday, April 5

Lecture: “Cortland’s Red Scare: Immigration, Radicalism and Civil Liberties in the Post World War I Period,” by Randi Storch, History Department, Sperry Center, Room 104, 4:30 p.m.

Open Mic Night: Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7-9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 6

EAP Lunch and Learn: Marijuana and Trending Drugs in Cortland County, Old Main Faculty Colloquium, second floor, noon

Sandwich Seminar: “Problem-based Learning,” by Madeline Egan, intern with Institute for Civic Engagement, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Distinguished Voices in Literature Lecture: “A Conversation with Ethan Young, Graphic Novelist and Illustrator,” presented by the English Department, Sperry Center, Room 205, 4:30 p.m.

Lecture: “Russia and Its Role in Contemporary Eastern Europe,” by John Ryder ’73 from American University of Ras Al Khaminah, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4:30 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday Series: “Treasure Your Spiritual Wellness,” Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 7

Lecture: “East, West and in Between: Universities in the Arab World,” by John Ryder ’73 from American University of Ras Al Khaminah, Old Main Colloquium, noon

Sandwich Seminar: “Heroin Epidemic: How Medication Assisted Treatment and Harm Reduction Strategies Improve Health in Rural Settings,” panel discussion, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Artists’ Talk: Sculptor Kevin Dartt in conjunction with the COORDINATES exhibition at the Dowd Gallery, will present at the Foundry, the low, gray building adjacent to the Professional Studies Buiding, from 4:15-5 p.m., followed by an iron pour and performance from 5-7 p.m.  Dress for being outdoors part of the time.

Family Literacy Activities: “JOYFUL – Joining Our Youth, Families, and University for Learning” event includes projects, books and songs for children ages 2-8 years, Memorial Library Teaching Materials Center, 6-7:30 p.m.

Lecture: “Discoveries from Rapa Nui (Easter Island): New Species and Novel Ideas,” by Jut Wynne, assistant research professor at Northern Arizona University and research scientist with the SETI Institute, Carl Sagan Center, Sperry Center, Room 105, 7 p.m.

Poskanzer Lecture: “Armed and Dangerous: the Impact of Guns on Public Health,” by Amy Thompson, a health educator, author and international presenter on the relationship between public health and gun violence, Sperry Center, Room 205, 7 p.m.

Green Days Presentation: “What Porter Ranch Can Teach Us about Seneca Lake,” by Joe Heath, general counsel for the Onondaga Nation, and music by Colleen Kattau, Modern Languages Department, as part of the “Where Are We?” Cultural and Intellectual Climate Committee Series, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 7 p.m.

Friday, April 8

Transformations 2016: “Transformations: A Student Research and Creativity Conference,” Bowers Hall and Sperry Center, 12:30-5:30 p.m.

Transformations Keynote Lecture: “The World of Scholarship and Scholarship in the World: Life After Cortland,” by John Ryder ’73 from American University of Ras Al Khaminah, Bowers Hall, Room 1129, 12:30 p.m.

Monday, April 11

Teacher Recruitment Days 2016: Park Center Alumni Arena. Continues through Tuesday, April 12

Green Days Lecture: “Planning Communities as if People Eat,” by Samina Raja from the University of Buffalo, as part of the “Where Are We?” Cultural and Intellectual Climate Committee Series, Sperry Center, Room 104, 4:30 p.m.

Lecture: “Migrants and Refuges from Asia: Should They Stay or Should They Go?” Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 13

Lecture: “Brazil’s Rio Olympics: Sport Management, Socio-Economics and Refugees,” Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Sandwich Seminar: “How to Read an Image: Storytelling in Contemporary Comics,” by Tyler Bradway, English Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Brooks Series Lecture: “Communicating Self in a Networked World” by Natalie Bazarova, Moffett Center, Room 2125, 3-5 p.m.

Green Days Sun Run: An Earth Day Celebration, features a march, run or race toward the solar panels on campus, Student Life Center, 5 p.m.

Alumni Speakers Series: “Careers in English and Professional Writing,” Old Main, Room 220, 6 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday Series: “Interrupting Rape Culture,” Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 14

Green Days Sandwich Seminar: “Living Zero Waste on a College Campus,” by Amy Garside, residence hall director, Shea Hall, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Workshop: “NYPIRG Tenant’s Rights Workshop – Smart Moves,” Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 4:30 p.m.

Friday, April 15

Lecture: Robert Hackenson will discuss Sexual Assault Awareness Week, Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, 5:30 p.m.

Concert: Spring A Capella, Corey Union Function Room, 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 16

2016 Honors Convocation: Park Center Alumni Arena, 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 17

Lose the Shoes Fundraiser: SUNY Cortland sports fields, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

SUNY Cortland Gospel Choir Concert: Old Main Brown Auditorium, 3-6 p.m.

Monday, April 18

College Council Meeting: Miller Building, Room 405, 4 p.m.

Presentation: “Through My Eyes” Café Night, students and families of recent immigrants will tell their stories, as part of the “Where Are We?” Cultural and Intellectual Climate Committee Series, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Green Days Event: “Sustainable Habitats for Humanity,” Corey Union Caleion Room, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, April 19

Louis Larson Lecture and Performance Series: A screening of the film “Milk,” followed by a talk, Sperry Center, Room 205, 7 p.m.

Green Days Event: “Caterpillar Gardening: The Plants that Butterflies and Moths Need to Complete their Life Cycles,” by Colleen Wolpert, Sperry Center, Room 204, 7 p.m.

Initiative Supports Cortland-Bound Community College Students

The College is partnering with two nearby community colleges to create a seamless pathway to a bachelor’s degree. read more

All-Star Cuba Symposium Open to Students, Faculty

A former U.S. Defense Secretary headlines a day-long exploration of diplomacy and baseball read more

Capture the Moment


Retired General Ann Dunwoody ’75, the first woman ever to attain the rank of four-star Army general and one of the most decorated alumni in the College’s history, returned to campus for a two-day, executive-in-residence visit this week. A former physical education major, Gen. Dunwoody spoke about leadership and her military experience during a public lecture Monday night. She also visited classes housed in several different academic departments, including business economics, communication studies and physical education. Video of her public talk will be shared with the campus community when it is available to be viewed online.

In Other News

Campus Ties Run Deep for ‘Transformations’ Keynote Speaker

Residence Hall Director Strives to Waste Less

Green Days Grows at SUNY Cortland

Anti-racism Ally Looks to Instill Change

Health Educator to Discuss Firearms

Cortland Plays Key Role in New SUNY Project Targeting Relationship Violence

Athletics Offers Free Admission to Seniors

Female Gospel Ensemble Raises Voices

College Seeks Efficiency Ideas

GIS Majors Map Out Their Futures

Diplomat’s Visit Brings International Education to Cortland

Chancellor Recognizes Four Students for Excellence

College Marks 20 Years of Student Research ‘Transformations’

SUNY Cortland Celebrates the Division III Difference

Onondaga Nation Litigator Joe Heath to Speak

Iron Pour to Highlight Dowd Exhibition

Roundtable to Discuss Student Life Center

Social Studies Grad Named State’s Best for Second Straight Year

Performing Arts Department Presents Spring Musical

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Alexandru Balas was a presenter at the International Studies Association annual convention in March. read more

Tim Delaune presented at the Western Political Science Association annual meeting in San Diego. read more

Bonni C. Hodges participated in a “Working Forum on Healthy Schools” in Washington, D.C. in March. read more

Kathleen Lawrence had five of her poems published and received an honorable mention for another piece of work. read more

Joshua Peck had an article published in the Journal of the International Review of Neurobiology. read more

Tiantian Zheng delivered a campus-wide talk on her book at Oberlin College in Ohio. read more

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