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  Issue Number 5 • Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016  


Campus Champion

In his nearly 40 years at the College, SUNY Distinguished Professor Timothy Baroni has received too many awards and honors to name, recognizing his excellence in teaching, scholarship and biology. A Fellow of the Mycological Society of America and author of books and articles on mushroom identification, he enjoys a leading reputation in the international mycology community. So it’s no surprise that when an expert was needed to save the life of a patient admitted to a local hospital after eating a poisonous mushroom, Baroni was called. Read how our Campus Champion got to the bottom of this fungi fiasco.

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Tuesday, Oct. 25

Speaker: “Her Father’s Legacy: Shelly Flood’s Fight for Human Rights,” with Shelly Flood, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Film Screening: “Before the Flood,” National Geographic film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Fisher Stevens, Sperry Center, Room 105, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 26

Sandwich Seminar: “Solo Long-Distance Hiking: A Woman’s Journey on the Appalachian and Other Trails,” by Diana Niland, Physical Education Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Lecture: “The Demise of the Ottomon Empire and the Current Challenges of the Middle East,” by Edward Erickson, professor of military history, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Quantico, Va., Moffett Center, Room 2125, 4:30 p.m.

Speaker: “Lessons from Mizzou,” by Payton Head, leading a discussion about improving race relations on campuses and working to create institutional change, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 5:30 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday and Alumni Speaker Series: “BioMed Science Careers,” interactive panel discussion featuring alumni employed in the medical and biomedical fields, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

District Attorney Candidate Forum: District Attorney Candidates Mark Suben and Patrick Perfetti, Old Main, Room 220, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 27

Sandwich Seminar: “Working With Undergraduate Students to Conduct Public Health Research in Southern India: Practical and Ethical Considerations,” presented by Jena Nicols Curtis, Health Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Congressional Forum: Martin Babinec: NY-22 Congressional Candidate Martin Babinec, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 7-8 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 28

Congressional Forum: Kim Myers: NY-22 Congressional Candidate Kim Myers, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 7-8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 29

Family Halloween Celebration: “Spookville,” for children and families hosted by the Caribbean Student Association, Corey Union Function Room, 4-6 p.m. Free admission.

Monday, Oct. 31

Safe Halloween: Residence Hall trick-or-treating at SUNY Cortland residence halls, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 1

Performance: “Aristophane Meets Spike Lee: Readings and Comparisons, Lysistrata to Chi-Raq,” as part of the Cultural and Intellectual Climate Committee’s series theme Art & Everything, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4:30 p.m.

Congressional Forum: Claudia Tenney: NY-22 Congressional Candidate Claudia Tenneys, Sperry Center, Room 105, 7-8 p.m.

Native American Film Series: “We Are All Related Here,” Sperry Center, Room 205, 7 p.m.

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

Lecture: “‘Shooting the Messenger’: Some Reflections on What Happens Doing Science in the Public Arena,” by Donald I. Siegel, Department of Earth Sciences, Syracuse University, Bowers Hall, Room 1129, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 2

Wellness Wednesday: “Good Hair,” Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 3

Community Roundtable: “Reflections of a First Generation College Student,” by Charlotte Pass, associate professor of literacy, Park Center Hall of Fame Room, 8-9 a.m., refreshments served at 7:45 a.m.

Lecture: “Building a Career as a Diplomat,” by Stephen M. Young, U.S. Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic and director of the American Institute in Taiwan, Old Main Colloquium, 12:30-2 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 4

Performance: “The Rocky Horror Show,” student-directed fall production,  Fall Production, Dowd Fine Arts Center Theater, 8 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 6

Performance: 31st African American Gospel Music Festival, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 4-5:30 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 7

Alumni Speaker Series: Sport Management/Business Economics: Interviewing and Etiquette, Nov. 7, 5:30 p.m., Corey Union Function Room

Tuesday, Nov. 8

Election Day

Native American Film Series: “Drunktown’s Finest,” Sperry Center, Room 205, 7 p.m.


Professor Helps Maya Artisans Rediscover Their Past, Build a Future

Maya pottery made using 3,000-year-old techniques are on display at Dowd Gallery read more

Student Weightlifter Raises the Bar

Senior Kerri Keegan will represent the U.S. in a world weightlifting championship in Mexico read more

Capture the Moment


The rhino sculpture that has rested at SUNY Cortland's Tompkins Street entrance near the Professional Studies Building was moved during fall break to a new, more visible home outside of Bowers Hall. The statue, which seeks to draw public attention to the plight of endangered animals, was created by Darla McGrath '09, and donated to the College. View more photos of the rhino on the move here.

In Other News

Student Groups Host Congressional Forums

More Than Mere Dragons: We Are #RedDragonStrong

Payton Head to Discuss Campus Race Relations

Recreation Conference Planned for Nov. 3 and 4

Former Diplomat to Asia to Speak

Mycology Professor Thwarts Destroying Angel

College Hosts Second Fall Open House on Nov. 11

Nov. 18 Event Showcases Natural Sciences Majors

Brooks Lecture Series Concludes with Maya Culture Talk

Travel Author to Share Career Advice

Native American Film Series Opens Nov. 1

31st African American Gospel Music Festival Set for Nov. 6

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Scott Anderson, Seth N. Asumah, Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo and Mechthild Nagel participated in the Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference in September. read more

Samuel Avery had his film accepted into the 2016 Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival. read more

John C. Hartsock was a presenter and participated in discussions while at St. Petersburg State University in Russia in October. read more

Caroline Kaltefleiter was a presenter at the Anarchist Studies Network Conference in September in the U.K. read more

Doug Langhans recently visited Japan and represented SUNY Cortland at two student recruitment fairs hosted by EducationUSA. read more

Ben Lovett had his article accepted for publication in the journal History of Psychology. read more

Melissa Morris was invited to speak at Union College in October and in Denmark in March 2017. read more

Ute Ritz-Deutch participated in the the annual conference of the German Studies Association in San Diego. read more

Robert Spitzer spoke on the 2016 elections before the Finger Lakes Forum in Geneva, N.Y. read more

Dennis L.C. Weng presented at the Taiwan in the Realm of East Asia Conference in North Carolina. read more

Tiantian Zheng was invited to give a book talk and teach a class at Reed College in Oregon. read more

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