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Poetry Gala Reading, 2010

Poetry Gala Reading from the students of ENGL 460: Advanced Poetry Reading, featuring: Don Brenner, Julie Denero, Alex Duringer, Ayla Dziduch, Hailey Guard, Ingo Hutzenlaub, Cais Jurgens, Glen Kaufman, Brittany Krise, Andre LaCrout, Jordan Long, Scott Malkovsky, Shannon McGovern, Jenny Mirabella, Eddie Novarra, and Jenny Peters. The reading was held in the Japanese Garden room of Reed Library, SUNY Fredonia, on May 4, 2010.

Mary Louise White Symposium 2010 keynote on Sophocles' "Electra"

Dr. Carolyn Higbie, professor in the Classics department at the University at Buffalo, delivered the 2010 Mary Louise White symposium keynote address on Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010 at 4:30 pm, in the Horizon Room of the Williams Campus Center, SUNY Fredonia.

Professor Higbie's talk addressed the relevance of Electra, and considered how we might bring classical drama into the present, keeping a millennia-old tradition alive through the beginning of our own millennium.

"The Generational Biography: Zweig vs. Flaubert"

A presentation given at the 2009 Zweig Symposium, held October 1-3, 2009 at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Full program details: http://www.fredonia.edu/library/special_collections/zweigsymposium.asp

Out of the Darkness walk

On Saturday, Oct. 10, SUNY Fredonia co-sponsored the 6th Annual "Out of Darkness" walk to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to funding research, developing prevention initiatives and offering educational programs for survivors of suicide victims, professionals, and the public. This year we recorded the remarks of our speaker, Dan O'Rourke. Our campus raised over $4000 and had more than 300 people walk at this year's event. Read more at: http://bit.ly/darknesswalk2009

I Concentrate on You (by Cole Porter, arr. Taylor)

Cole Porter, I Concentrate on You (arr. Taylor) performed by the Curricular Jazz Ensemble, featuring John Troy, tenor saxophone

Public presentation by Dave Smith, President and CEO of National Fuel

Dave Smith, '74, President and CEO of the $4.3 billion National Fuel Gas Co., returned home to share his story and advice to SUNY Fredonia students on Friday at 11 a.m. in Rosch Recital Hall.

New Teaching Spaces: Visions for the Fredonia Science Center and Beyond

Dr. Holly J. Lawson, a recipient of the 2009 President’s Award for Excellence at SUNY Fredonia, explored the topic, “New Teaching Spaces: Visions for the Fredonia Science Center and Beyond,” during a lecture on Monday, Sept. 21, at 3 p.m., at the Juliet J. Rosch Recital Hall on the SUNY Fredonia campus.

Click to download Dr. Lawson's presentation slides as a PDF (6.2MB).

English 460 Advanced Poetry Gala Reading

This gala of poets reading their own work features ten students from
English Professor Aimee Nezhukumatathil's ENGLISH 460: Advanced Poetry Writing course:
Jenny Jade Albert, Robert Frisk, Alex Gripe, Jake Hare, Asha Glorioso, Elizabeth Holtan, Alexandra Lugo, Stephanie McCraw, Michael Morris, and Jillian Ziemianski.

The reading was held April 30, 2009 in the Japanese Garden of Reed Library, SUNY Fredonia.

Emmett Till and the Civil Rights Movement in America - a panel discussion

Panel Discussion: "Emmett Till and the Civil Rights Movement in America"

Panelists:
Dr. Jonathan Chausovsky, Assistant Professor of Political Science, specializing in American politics, Constitution Law, Civil Rights and Liberties.

Dr. Jennifer Hildebrand, Assistant Professor of History, specializing in American history and African-American history.

Dr. Saundra Liggins, Associate Professor of Engish and coordinator of the African-American Studies Concentration, specializing in African-American literature, Black women writers.

Panel Moderator:
Dr. James Hurtgen, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Political Science, specializing in political philosophy and American political thought.


Panelists (from left to right) Dr. Hildebrand, Dr. Liggins, Dr. Hurtgen, and Dr. Chausovsky. Photo by Roger Coda.

This panel discussion was held in the Japanese Garden room of Reed Library on the SUNY Fredonia campus on Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 7pm.

Audio engineering by Sean Flinn, recorded by Jonathan Woolson.

Homeless Children, Youth and Families

Diane Nilan is an advocate, working to raise awareness of homelessness for children and teens.

In July 2005 Nilan created HEAR US, a nonprofit organization to give voice and visibility to homeless children, youth and families. In November 2005, having sold her house, car and most of her possessions, Nilan purchased an RV to set out on an extraordinary venture: to create a documentary featuring kids talking about their homelessness.

Diane Nilan’s unconventional approach takes her to places not typically thought of as experiencing homelessness: rural areas, resort communities, affluent cities and towns. She’s invited homeless children, teens, and parents to share their thoughts on video, highlighting the plight and dreams of the most invisible homeless population: young people and families.

Learn about HEAR US at:
http://www.hearus.us/

Read Diane's blog at:
http://beta.razoo.com/member/dianen/blog

This lecture was organized and recorded by the SUNY Fredonia Teacher Education Club on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008 at 7pm in the Williams Center, SUNY Fredonia.

Truth and Consequences: Adventures in Language, Literature and Culture

"Truth and Consequences: Adventures in Language, Literature and Culture " - a lecture by Dr. Jeanette McVicker, 2008 faculty recipient of the SUNY Fredonia President's Award for Excellence. Recorded in Rosch Recital Hall, SUNY Fredonia, Sept. 30, 2008.

Established in 1986, the President’s Award for Excellence is presented each year to a teacher-scholar to recognize innovative and highly effective teaching, and each year that individual presents a lecture to the campus community. SUNY Fredonia President Dennis Hefner introduced Dr. McVicker.

Multimedia slides with audio may be downloaded from:
http://tinyurl.com/52fnxc
(Requires iTunes/QuickTime to view slides).

Print-ready PDF slides may be downloaded from:
http://tinyurl.com/4z4qx5
(Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view slides)

Marcellus Shale - Are we full of gas?

Dr. Gary Lash, a professor in the Geosciences Dept. at SUNY Fredonia, gave a community lecture at Fredonia Place on the subject of the Marcellus shale formation. The Marcellus black shale is a geological unit that extends throughout the Appalachian Basin, from southwestern New York through much of Pennsylvania and parts of West Virginia, Maryland and Ohio. It is one of the hottest natural gas plays in North America, significant in the amount of the untapped natural gas, as well as its proximity towards the high demand market and pipeline infrastructure of the northeastern United States.

Dr. Lash was recently interviewed for CNN money and was a keynote scientist on the History Channel’s “Crude” documentary. He determined that more than 50 trillion cubic feet of natural gas may be contained in the Marcellus black shale, enough, according to Dr. Lash, “to give us two more years of cleaner burning hydro carbon and to enable us to explore energy alternatives.“ Dr. Lash discusses how the drilling for natural gas in the US first began in Fredonia, and the significance of Chautauqua County being the county with the most drilled wells in New York State and how this formation has made millionaires out of ordinary citizens overnight in other counties in the mid-state.

This public talk was given by Dr. Lash on Sept 30, 2008, at 6:30pm at Fredonia Place, 50 Howard St, Fredonia, NY.

A PDF of the slides for this presentation is available for download.

"Is Morality Real, or Do We Make It Up?" (Introductory Level Talk)

"Is Morality Real, or Do We Make It Up?", a lecture by Dr. Joshua Thurow of Augustana College, given April 25 at 2:30 PM in Fenton Hall 105, SUNY Fredonia.

More information and video from the Young Philosophers lecture series at SUNY Fredonia is available at http://www.youngphilosophers.org

"The A Priori Defended: A Defense of the Generality Argument" (Research Talk)

"The A Priori Defended: A Defense of the Generality Argument", a lecture by Dr. Joshua Thurow of Augustana College, given April 24 at 5pm in Fenton Hall 105, SUNY Fredonia.

More information and video from the Young Philosophers lecture series at SUNY Fredonia is available at http://www.youngphilosophers.org

"Design or Chance? The Fine-Tuning Argument for the Existence of God" (Introductory Level Talk)

"Design or Chance? The Fine-Tuning Argument for the Existence of God" by James Beebe, Ph.D. from Department of Philosophy, University at Buffalo. Lecture given in Fenton Hall, room 105 at SUNY Fredonia, March 14 at 2:30PM.

Sponsored by the Carnahan-Jackson Fund for the Humanities.

More information and video from the Young Philosophers lecture series at SUNY Fredonia is available at http://www.youngphilosophers.org

"A Priori Skepticism" (Research Talk)

Lecture by Dr. James Beebe, Ph.D., Philosophy department, University at Buffalo, given March 13, 2008 at 5PM in Fenton Hall 105, at SUNY Fredonia.

Sponsored by the Carnahan-Jackson Fund for the Humanities.

More information and video from the Young Philosophers lecture series at SUNY Fredonia is available at http://www.youngphilosophers.org

"Coolness Factor: Taking the Temperature of Leni Riefenstahl's Aesthetics of Cool"

Recorded Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. in Room W101 Thompson Hall on SUNY Fredonia campus, the keynote lecture, Coolness Factor: Taking the Temperature of Leni Riefenstahl's Aesthetics of Cool focused on the ways in which debates over Riefenstahl’s work enter into current cinematic practice as well as film history, ethics and censorship. The keynote speaker is Dr. Ingeborg Majer O’Sickey, professor of German and director of Women’s Studies at SUNY Binghamton.  An internationally recognized scholar of German film and film theory, she is the author of the 1998 book Triangulated Visions: Women in Recent German Cinema, and of a forthcoming monograph analyzing the representation of gender and nation in films of the Nazi era. She is co-editor of Riefenstahl Screened: An Anthology of New Criticism slated for release in December 2008.  Dr. O’Sickey’s lecture has been made possible by a grant from the Carnahan-Jackson Fund for the Humanities of the Fredonia College Foundation.

National Library Week Book Reading, 4-19-07

A book reading, held April 19, 2007 in Reed Library, SUNY Fredonia, featured selections from James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, and William Shakespeare among others, read by Dawn Eckenrode, Reference and Instruction Librarian; Michael Sarnowski, senior English major; Laura Shapiro, senior English major, Minor in music; Professor Dustin Parsons, English Department; Professor Ted Steinberg, English Department and Fredonia Honors Program; Gerard Mc Clelland, senior Education major; Professor Natalie Gerber, English Department; Professor Jack Croxton, Chair of the Psychology Department; Marianne Eimer, Head of Reference and Instruction at Reed Library; Professor Ted Sharon, Theater Department, along with Jimmy Stadt and Autumn Stein, seniors in the Theater Department.

2007 Poetry Gala Reading, Reed Library, 4-17-07

This gala of poets reading their own work features eight students from English Professor Aimee Nezhukumatathil's ENGLISH 460: Advanced Poetry Writing course: Nicholas Destino, Brandon Abbott, Jeff Takos, Catherine Wilson, Colin Scharf, Michael Sarnowski, Laura Shapiro, and Meaghan Provost. The reading was held April 17, 2007 in the Japanese Zen Garden of Reed Library, SUNY Fredonia.

"Earth Democracy: Living with Justice on a Small Planet", 4-10-07

"Earth Democracy: Living with Justice on a Small Planet", by Dr. Vandana Shiva, a lecture on biodiversity, the Law of Gaia and the Law of the Market. Recorded in Thompson Hall, on April 10, 2007, at SUNY Fredonia.

Lucille Clifton, Williams Distinguished Visiting Professor, Poetry Reading, King Concert Hall, 4-3-07

Poetry reading by Lucille Clifton, the Williams Distinguished Visiting Professor, on April 3, 2007, held in King Concert Hall at SUNY Fredonia

Lucille Clifton, Poetry Round Table, Rosch Hall 4-3-07

Poetry round table with Lucille Clifton, Shara McCallum, Natalie Gerber, Adrienne McCormick, and Aimee Nezhukumatathil, April 3, 2007, held in Rosch Recital Hall at SUNY Fredonia

"The Role of Multiple Literacies in Learning and Writing", 3-9-07

Emerging Literacies: The 2nd Annual Mary Louise White Symposium, March 9, 2007 at SUNY Fredonia. Dr. Patricia Dunn, Associate Professor of English and English Education, SUNY Stony Brook. Learn more about Dr. Dunn's work at http://ws.cc.stonybrook.edu/english/faculty/dunn.html

"The Information Literacy Equation- Millennials, Research, and Critical Thinking", 3-9-07

Emerging Literacies: The 2nd Annual Mary Louise White Symposium March 9, 2007 at SUNY Fredonia. Stewart Brower, Coordinator of Information Management Education, University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library; library liaison, UB School of Pharmacy. Stewart Browser's presentation is available on his blog at http://notes.smbrower.com. The student-created pharmaceutical wiki, PubDrug, cited in this presentation can found at http://www.pubdrug.org/

"Multimodal Literacies- Teaching and Learning English in the Digital Age", 3-8-07

Emerging Literacies: The 2nd Annual Mary Louise White Symposium, March 8, 2007 at SUNY Fredonia. Dr. Suzanne Miller, Associate Professor of English Education, Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo. This podcast includes the audio portion of several student-created videos from City Voices, City Visions; visit their website at www.gse.buffalo.edu/org/cityvoices to view the videos online and learn more about this project.

Reed Library iPod for Checkout program at SUNY Fredonia

Dawn Eckenrode introduces the "iPod for Checkout" program to be offered by Reed Library at SUNY Fredonia in Spring 2007. Learn more at: http://www.fredonia.edu/library/ipod.asp

"The Paperless University: Myth or Reality" -- panel discussion, 2-21-07

Coordinated by Dawn Eckenrode, Kerrie Fergen Wilkes, Darryl Coleman and Elise Torre of Reed Library.

This panel discussion focuses on the effect changing technologies are having on the traditional landscape of higher education. The panel featured talented members of our campus community and the larger SUNY community, including: Educational Technologist, Janet Mayer; Professor Michael Jabot from the College of Education; Distinguished Teaching Professor Ted Steinberg, and Ken Fujiuchi, Emerging Technology Librarian at Buffalo State College. The panel discussion was moderated by Kerrie Fergen Wilkes.


Panelists, left to right: Ken Fujiuchi, Dr. Michael Jabot, Dr. Theodore Steinberg, Janet Mayer

Selected comments from the panelists:
"Today, I can read a 12th century manuscript, but I will have problems reading the brittle pages in the 19th century edition of the same book. What I can't read is the paper I typed on a Commodore 64."
-- Dr. Theodore Steinberg, Department of English

"During the fall semester, on our campus alone, 1.8 million sheets of paper went through [SUNY Fredonia] printers and copiers. The trees we used absorbed 10,000 pounds of CO2 in their lifetimes."
-- Dr. Michael Jabot, College of Education

"In Japan people read tech books almost exclusively online."
-- Janet Mayer, Educational Technologist

"The way we use books and paper will change. We will look for information differently."
-- Ken Fujiuchi, Emerging Technology Librarian, Buffalo State College



Recorded by Ryan Laurie and Jonathan Woolson on Feb. 21, 2007 at 4:00 P.M. in the Japanese Garden area of Reed Library at SUNY Fredonia.