Kasling Lecture to be presented, Hagan award recipient to be recognized, on Oct. 1

Lisa Eikenburg
Drs. Junaid Zubairi and Juan De Urda Anguita

Drs. Junaid Zubairi (left) and Juan De Urda Anguita

“A Celebration of Student-centered Research” is the topic of the 42nd Robert W. Kasling Memorial Lecture, to be presented by Dr. Junaid Zubairi of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 2 p.m., in Juliet J. Rosch Recital Hall.

The lecture is free and the public is invited to attend.

The Kasling Lecture is named for the professor of geography at Fredonia from 1946 until 1966, who, by his own fine example, fostered in others that unflinching personal integrity and high standard of scholarship for which he is especially remembered. Fredonia invites a distinguished member of the faculty whose scholarly excellence has enhanced the reputation of the university, to share with the campus and community an insight into the nature and significance of research or creative activity in their field.

Dr. Zubairi, who will be introduced by Interim Provost Kevin Kearns, has been a faculty member at Fredonia since 1999. He earned his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from NED University of Engineering Pakistan, and a Master of Science and doctoral degree in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University. Current interim chair of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Dr. Zubairi invented the Flight Data Tracker (U.S. Patent granted in 2017) to supplement the black box FDR and developed IDFA for VLSI fault testing, TELIC for network Traffic Engineering and MEDTOC for emergency room patient data transmission.

Also to be recognized at the event is the recipient of the William T. and Charlotte N. Hagan Young Scholar/Artist Award, Dr. Juan De Urda Anguita of the Department of World Languages and Cultures. He will be introduced by Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Andy Karafa. The award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding recent achievements in research or creativity, and is named in honor of the late SUNY Distinguished Professor Hagan, an eminent scholar at Fredonia specializing in the history of the American Indian, and his wife, Charlotte.

Folllowing the lecture will be a reception in the Mason Hall lobby.

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