William A. Starna, Emeritus Anthropology, and Jack Campisi, Independent Scholar, are co-editors of A Quaker’s Tour of the Colonial Northeast and Canada: The 1773 Travel Journals of Jabez Maud Fisher of Philadelphia, published in Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 14, Pt. 4 (2014). Philadelphia.
James Ebert, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, has published an on-line teaching module entitled Exploring Geoscience Methods(http://serc.carleton.edu/integrate/teaching_materials/geosci_methods/index.html) through the InTeGrate Project, the National Science Foundation’s STEP Center for the geosciences. The module passed a rigorous field-testing and peer-review process using the InTeGrate Rubric and is considered as equivalent to a chapter in a peer-reviewed textbook. Dr. Ebert’s [...]
Mark S. Ferrara, English, has been appointed Visiting Scholar in the Department of English at the University of California, Berkeley. At Berkeley, Ferrara is penning a third monograph about the religious, ceremonial, and medicinal uses of cannabis in world cultures. He explores that central role in Hindu asceticism, Sufi Islam, traditional Chinese pharmacology—as well as [...]
Cynthia Falk, Cooperstown Graduate Program, was a featured speaker at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City at the symposium “A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America.” Falk’s talk, entitled “Pennsylvania, German, and Beyond,” explored the intersections of place, period, and aesthetics using objects from the collection of Barbara Gordon, which are currently [...]
Miguel Leon, History, together with Gonzalo Zavala, National University of San Marcos, organized the First Interdisciplinary Conference on the regional history of Huánuco on November 20-21, 2014. The Conference took place at the National University of Huánuco Hermilio Valdizán and was focused on the long duration history of this region from Pre-Hispanic times to Contemporary history. [...]
On January 8, 2015, Dr. Penina Kamina, Associate Professor in Elementary Education and Reading with another colleague, presented a paper titled “Improving Student Teaching for Quality Teacher Preparation: A Kenyan University Case” in the 13th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Their study addressed student teachers’ perspectives on the pedagogical aspects of student teaching.
Toke Knudsen, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Statistics, gave two talks at the Joint Mathematics Meetings (the largest mathematics conference in the US), held in San Antonio, Texas on January 10-13, 2015. Dr. Knudsen also chaired a session on the History of Mathematics. The first talk, entitled “Historical Mathematics Sources at SUNY Oneonta” and delivered in [...]
Robert Compton, Professor of Africana and Latino Studies and Political Science presented a paper titled, “We have learned your paper titled at the 2015 Human Security, SADC and COMESA Regionalism: State Weakness and National Interest” International Studies Association (ISA) & Global South Caucus (GSCIS) Conference in Singapore, on January 8-10. The paper examines access to [...]
Todd Ellis, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, presented several papers and hosting multiple workshops over the holiday break. At the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco, Dr. Ellis presented “Computer Data Analysis for Meteorology – Project-Centered Skill Development for the Early Undergraduate Career” at the Transformative Innovations in Earth, Oceans, and Atmospheric Science Education for [...]
Will Walker, Cooperstown Graduate Program, gave a presentation on the role of interdisciplinarity in the Smithsonian Institution’s public historical work at the American Historical Association’s annual meeting in New York City on January 3rd. The session was titled “The Many Pasts of Public History.”