Missed a Benefit Enrollment Deadline?  Unaware Your Retirement Representative Was on Campus?

Go To  http://www.oneonta.edu/admin/humres/HR/ANNOUNCEMENTS&MEETINGS.asp and You Won’t Miss a Beat!!

Charlene Christie (Psychology) has published a research article in the peer-reviewed journal Computers in Human Behavior. In her paper, “Evaluating peers in cyberspace: The impact of anonymity,” Dr. Christie demonstrates that the ways in which anonymity influences interpersonal evaluations in computer-mediated communications (CMC) is moderated by individual difference factors (such as self-esteem and social anxiousness). This work argues that individual reactions to anonymous CMC cannot be predicted with simple global explanations.

Tami LaPilusa (Biology, School of Natural and Mathematical Sciences) presented an invited seminar titled “To catch a Crab: sequencing and surveying to sustain the land crab fishery in The Bahamas” at Elmira College on September 23, 2015 as part of the Elmira College Lecture Series in the Sciences.

Is FlexSpending Plan right for you?  Maybe!  Do you have daycare expenses for a young child or a parent?  Do you, your spouse or children wear contacts? purchase prescriptions?  have orthodontia expenses?  have other out-of-pocket medical, dental or vision expenses?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, you can reduce the amount of income taxes you pay by enrolling in the FlexSpending Plan!  Go to http://www.flexspend.ny.gov/ or call Human Resources at x2509 for more information.

Liberty Mutual Representative Mark Lipka will be on Campus to meet with UUP Members on Wednesday, October 14 from 11AM to 1PM in the UUP Office, IRC-105.

As a member of UUP, You will enjoy exclusive savings on Liberty Mutual Auto and Home Insurance tailored to your needs.

Take a few minutes to stop by for a free quote, pick up some information, or just to say “hi” to Mark and indulge in a cup of cider and a donut or cookie. You’re under no obligation but could leave being pleasantly surprised!

To view the flyer with additional information:  liberty mutual

On Thursday, October 8th at Noon in the Otsego Grille, Morris Hall, UUP Oneonta members will meet with UUP Chief Negotiator Philippe Abraham and members of the UUP negotiations team to discuss the negotiations process and the shaping of the UUP negotiations agenda. UUP members should prepare to forward their questions, comments, and goals directly to the Negotiations Team on Thursday, October 8th.

The Agreement between United University Professions and the State of New York expires on July 1, 2016. New contract negotiations between UUP and the State of New York will commence in a few months. These negotiations are consequential to your future and to that of SUNY. The negotiations will not be easy. Your participation is important.

It is essential that you understand the negotiations process and have input on it. To the end, UUP Oneonta invites its members to meet with the individuals who will negotiate your contact and to let them hear you.

Due to the subject matter, this meeting is open exclusively for those presently represented by the UUP bargaining unit.

Complimentary union lunches will be served.  RSVP reservations are required for purposes of the food order. To RSVP these meetings, telephone 607-436-2135 (leave message on answering machine) or email oneonta@uupmail.org Provide your name and contact information in your RSVP.

he NYS Employee Assistance Program presents the October 2015 issue of the   Frontline October 2015. In this issue: Be a Solution-Oriented Employee; Help Prevent Alzheimer’s with the MIND Diet; Crowdfunding for College; Living with Someone in Chronic Pain; Stress Management Technique; When Work Stress Comes Home; “Macroaggressions” in the Workplace; and Bullying in School: Two-Month Checkup.

Professor Susan Ramirez who is Neville G. Penrose Endowed Chair of History and Latin American Studies at Texas Christian University is coming to campus to give two talks. Her  first talk is titled The Past is a Foreign Country: The Inca Example.  The talk will take place on Tuesday October 6, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in the Catskill Room,  Hunt Union. She will also give a talk for the General Public titled:  New Findings on an Old Empire: The Inca and Peoples of the Andes on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 7.00 p.m. in the Craven Lounge, Morris Conference Center.

To view the poster:  Susan Ramirez public lectures

Mette Harder (History, School of Social Science) published her  article in a special edition of Annales historiques de la Révolution française. In her most recent article “‘Elle n’a pas même épargné ses membres !’ Les épurations de la convention nationale entre 1793 et 1795,” (“‘She did not even spare her own members!’ The purges of the National Convention between 1793 and 1795″) Annales historiques de la Révolution française 381, No.3 (July-September 2015): 77-105, special edition on “Les Conventionnels”, Dr. Harder questions the traditional assumption that purges of legislators in the French Revolution represented exceptional crises caused by, and situated during, the Terror. By contrast, she highlights the continuity of attacks on legislators’ freedoms throughout the Revolution and argues that they were part of a damaging, long-term political habit.

Dr. Harder would like to thank the History Department and the School of Social Science for funding research and conference trips that formed the bases for this publication.


Dr. Tim Newton (Associate Professor of Music) and Dr. Gayane Torosyan (Associate Professor and Chair of Communication Arts) are hosting a series of lectures with London-based music documentarian Jonathan Tolansky via Skype, with help from Jared Stanley (Creative Media Services). Following a successful launch with Bizet’s Carmen on September 25, the next event is scheduled for Friday, October 16 from 4 to 5:15 in IRC B-19 conference room, where light refreshments and audio/video clips on a high-definition screen, courtesy of Mark English (IT Customer Support), will accompany a lively discussion of Verdi’s Otello. Issues of race, class, gender and sexuality add contemporary dimensions to the fine analysis of masterpieces with this world-class expert, whose archive of music documentaries is housed in the Department of Communication Arts and online at http://employees.oneonta.edu/torosygf/Tolansky/index.html.