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23rd Heinz Awards honor Dr. Sherri Mason

Wednesday September 19, 2018Courtesy of the Heinz Family Foundation

The Heinz Family Foundation named Dr. Sherri Mason as the recipient of the prestigious 23rd Heinz Award in the Public Policy category. She is recognized for her groundbreaking research identifying the presence of microbeads and microfibers in fresh water, and for raising awareness of the potential impact of microplastics and associated contaminants on the food chain and human health, resulting in state, federal and international policy change.

Students, faculty and alumni shine at GIS-SIG conference

Monday April 21, 2014Lisa Eikenburg

Students from the Interdisciplinary Studies in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program participated with faculty and alumni in the 23rd Annual GIS/SIG Spatial/Digital Mapping Conference in the Rochester area held on April 15. Alumnus Bryan Wilson shared First Place with Dr. Ann Deakin and Professor Emeritus Douglas Shephard in the Professional Map category.

College of Education faculty receive SUNY Networks of Excellence award

Tuesday February 25, 2014Lisa Eikenburg

Drs. Kathleen Magiera of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Jennifer Moon Ro of the Department of Language, Learning and Leadership of the College of Education at SUNY Fredonia, with Dr. Barbara Chorzempa of SUNY New Paltz, and Dr. Mary Kay Szwejbka of Jamestown Community College, were the recipients of a $3,000 SUNY Networks of Excellence planning grant for a project, “Southern Tier Energy Production: Powering Up Middle School Writers to Learn About their Communities.”

Screen test for new environmental documentary featuring Professor Sherri Mason

Monday February 24, 2014Lisa Eikenburg

A new documentary about gum, “A Sticky Situation,” will have its first rough cut test screening on campus in February. Screenings are scheduled for Monday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m., in McEwen Hall Room G24 and at 9 Jewett Hall Room 101. A third screening is slated for Friday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. at Jewett Hall Room 101.The screenings are free and open to the public.

Italian Germanist visits Stefan Zweig Archives at Reed Library

Thursday February 6, 2014Lisa Eikenburg

The Stefan Zweig Archives in Reed Library received a visit in October 2013 by Dr. Arturo Larcati, an Italian Germanist who teaches at the University of Verona, Italy, and lives in Salzburg, Austria, that will further enhance SUNY Fredonia’s connection to the acclaimed Austrian-Jewish writer of the early 20th century.

Applications now being accepted for 2014 Community Partners Program

Friday January 3, 2014Lisa Eikenburg

The public relations curriculum at SUNY Fredonia is now accepting applications for the 2014 Community Partners Program, in which students conduct research and develop comprehensive public relations plans, including the development of materials, for one or more nonprofit, community-based organizations. Participating organizations are given all materials at the end of the semester. The deadline for applying for the 2014 program is Friday, Jan. 24.

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.