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Fredonia Communication professor's book pioneers Foreign Service Nationals' views of Americans

Friday January 24, 2014Lisa Eikenburg

Communication Professor Bond Benton has written the first book that answers a relevant question: What’s it like to be a non-American working for an American organization? Dr. Bond Benton It’s an issue of growing importance as American companies and institutions expand abroad, but there’s a largely overlooked group — non-American Foreign Service Nationals employed by the U.S. Department of State — for whom it is a crucial issue that needs to be brought to the forefront.

David Kinkela co-edits CELJ award-winning issue

Wednesday January 22, 2014Lisa Eikenburg

David Kinkela, associate professor of History, served as co-editor of, “Water: History, Power, Crisis,” a special issue of Radical History Review, which was recently named the co-winner of the Council of Editors Learned Journal’s Best Special Issue Award for 2013.

Alberto Rey installation chronicles demise of stream; SUNY Press book published about Rey's work

Friday December 20, 2013Christine Davis Mantai

A new installation will explore a beautiful stream once home to fish and wildlife that turned into a sewer. The artist hopes of nursing it back to health. Using Scajaquada Creek as his inspiration, Alberto Rey, artist, fly fishing guide and educator, will aim to reconnect with this important piece of the local environment through traditional and contemporary art media.

Dr. Sherri Mason interviewed by <em>New York Times</em> and NPR for Great Lakes plastic pollution research

Tuesday December 17, 2013Christine Davis Mantai

Biochemistry/Environmental Sciences Professor Sherri Mason continues to gain wonderful national attention for her Great Lakes Plastic Pollution Research, specifically due to the high concentration of microplastics she and her collaborators have found in lakes Erie and Ontario, due, primarily to exfoliates found in soaps and other cleansing/beauty products. She was featured in a NY Times article over the weekend and on NPR's All Things Considered on Monday afternoon.

Poem by Aimee Nezhukumatathil published in <em>Poetry</em>, nominated for Pushcart Prize

Tuesday December 10, 2013Christine Davis Mantai

Aimee Nezhukumatathil , an associate professor of English at SUNY Fredonia, published her poem, “Two Moths,” in the November issue of Poetry magazine. The editors of this prestigious magazine have nominated the poem for a Pushcart Prize. Poetry magazine is the oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world. The magazine established its reputation early by publishing the first important poems of T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, Wallace Stevens, H.D., William Carlos Williams, Carl Sandburg, and other now-classic authors. In succeeding decades it has presented—often for the first time—works by virtually every major contemporary poet.

Dan Berggren to be guest artist on High Noon Friday Dec. 13

Monday December 9, 2013Christine Davis Mantai

Dan Berggren, retired communications professor who mentored numerous radio students, will be interviewed with his musical trio on the weekly campus radio program, High Noon Friday this week on Dec. 13 at noon. He will be interviewed and the trio will also perform on the program. He is in town for the concert at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House.

Amber Powell presents thesis results at NCTM regional conference

Monday December 2, 2013Christine Davis Mantai

In her presentation, titled "Student Misconceptions about Solving Multi-step Linear Equations," Powell reported the findings of her study in which students completed a 15-problem test of different types of linear equations appropriate for eighth-grade students according to state and national standards. Use of calculators was not permitted. The results indicated that problems containing negative numbers and terms moved to the opposite side of the equal sign were most likely to be incorrect.