Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Sherri Mason and Department of Biology faculty member Dr. Courtney Wigdahl-Perry received a multiyear New York Sea Grant award for plastic pollution research in Lake Erie. A subcontract for collaborative research has been awarded to Dr. Joseph Gardella from the University at Buffalo.
San Francisco’s Merola Opera Program, one of the oldest and most prestigious operatic training programs in North America, enrolls only 23 singers, five apprentice coaches and one technical director – out of nearly 800 applicants – in its summer program. And for 2016, three singers are alumni of the Fredonia School of Music.
Chicago-based black youth activist Charlene Carruthers will deliver a talk, “But no one is showing up to our events! Movement building on campus,” as part of Fredonia’s observance of Black History Month. The free talk is slated for Wednesday, Feb. 24, in Rosch Recital Hall.
The Fredonia Technology Incubator announces the graduation of one of its client businesses, iKoss Consulting, from its facility located in the Dunkirk central business district. iKoss specializes in process and organizational transition services, change management, and content writing, editing and synthesis.
The struggles and accomplishments of Madame Marie Curie, widely considered the world’s most famous female scientist, will come to life in the one-woman performance of “Manya: A Living History of Marie Curie” by Susan Marie Frontczak on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Rosch Recital Hall.
The Henry C. Youngerman Center for Communication Disorders will resume offering support group meetings for stroke and head injury survivors and family members. The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 16., in Thompson Hall Room E148.
Fredonia has been granted $420,000 from SUNY to lead a five-campus consortium in Scheduling for Student Success, a project that seeks to improve course schedules so students have timely access to the courses they need to graduate. Fredonia will work with Ad Astra Information Systems and four other SUNY partner institutions. Together, they will conduct a comprehensive analysis that addresses course offerings, course capacity and space utilization.
International aromas and the flavorful discussion that it brings will fill Lanford House during the International Faculty Cooking Series held on the first Monday of each month during the spring semester. The exception is the first luncheon, slated for Jan. 25.
Music Industry — offered for years at Fredonia as a concentration within its School of Business — has become what is believed to be the only Bachelor of Science degree program of its kind in Western New York. The State Education Department and SUNY recently approved the B.S. degree, effective beginning in the Spring 2016 semester, making Fredonia one of only a handful of schools statewide that offer such a distinctive undergraduate degree.