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"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.

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

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

"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.

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.

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.

"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

"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 The student-created pharmaceutical wiki, PubDrug, cited in this presentation can found at

"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 to view the videos online and learn more about this project.

"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.