New York State University Police Officer John Pelletier was first on the scene after observing a car fire on the 201 bridge near campus the morning of Dec. 20. Pelletier showed bravery and level-headedness as he kept the injured driver safe in his car until the ambulance arrived. Icy conditions had caused the driver to slide off the road and into the concrete barrier, where the car immediately caught fire. The motorist suffered from burns but will recover.
John Pelletier| January 25, 2011
John Cummings| January 25, 2011
John Cummings, retired director of human resources, was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the State University Human Resources Association (SUHRA) on Oct. 6. Cummings was nominated for the award by his friends at Binghamton University, in recognition of his more than 40 years of service to SUNY.
Tracy Lord| January 25, 2011
Tracy Lord, senior counselor at the University Counseling Center, co-authored with H.B. Sullivan and M.C. McHugh, “Creeps and Casanovas: Experiences, explanations, and effects of street harassment” in Victims of sexual assault and abuse: Resources and responses for individuals and families: Vol. 1 Incidence and psychological dimensions (pp.237-258), edited by M.A. Paludi and F. L. Denmark and published by Praeger, ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, Calif.
Lyceum instructors| December 14, 2010
The following recently taught Lyceum courses: Jerry Aronson, professor emeritus, philosophy: “Fractal Geometry, Chaos and Interpretations of Quantum Mechanics,” Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16; Gladys Walling, professor emerita, physical education: “Two Ancient Lands,” Nov. 9; Al Carpenter, professor emeritus, English: “A Cold War Slant on Death of a Salesman and The Crucible,” Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17; and Richard Naslund, professor, geological sciences: “The Geology of Chile and an Eyewitness Account of the 2010 Mega Earthquake,” Nov. 17.
Qi Wang| December 7, 2010
Qi Wang, assistant professor of marketing in the School of Management, is a finalist for the 2010 Marketing Science Institute (MSI) H. Paul Root Award, one of the most prestigious accolades in marketing research. Each year, members of the Journal of Marketing editorial review board give the award in recognition of a paper that has made a significant contribution to the advancement of marketing. Wang is the author of “Survival in Markets with Network Effects: Product Compatibility and Order-of-Entry Effects”, published earlier this year in the Journal of Marketing. MSI and the American Marketing Association, co-sponsors of the award, will make a presentation at the association’s Winter Marketing Educators’ Conference, to be held Feb. 18-20, 2011, in Austin, Texas.
Denis O’Hearn| November 30, 2010
Denis O’Hearn, professor of sociology, had a book launched July 15 at the European Parliament Offices in Rome by the vice-president of the European Parliament, Roberta Angelilli. Il diario di Bobby Sands. Storia di un ragazzo irlandese is a translation by Italian journalist Silvia Calamati of a book by O’Hearn and Laurence McKeown, Irish playright and former hunger striker. The book, aimed at young readers, explains how someone becomes involved in social movement and protest, using the life story of the Irish hunger striker Bobby Sands. O’Hearn’s full-length biography of Bobby Sands, Nothing but an Unfinished Song: Bobby Sands, the Irish Hunger Striker Who Ignited a Generation, was published by Nation Books in 1996. Last year in the American Journal of Sociology, O’Hearn’s article “Repression and solidary cultures of resistance” analyzed for academic audiences how Sands and other Irish political prisoners built and maintained the “blanket protest” in Irish prisons during the late 1970s, a protest that led to the Irish hunger strikes of 1908-81.