John Smelcer, a Clifford D. Clark Fellow in English who received a graduate student award for research last semester, has a new novel out. Based loosely on a true story, Edge of Nowhere, is about a young man who falls overboard from a commercial fishing boat during a storm in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Presumed drowned, he must make his way homeward, island by island, surviving off the land.
John Smelcer| August 24, 2010
Janice Kinzer and Rich Hodges| August 24, 2010
Janice Kinzer and Rich Hodges of the EngiNet Distance-Learning Program attended the SUNY Conference on Instructional Technology at SUNY Plattsburgh. The conference featured 141 workshops and presentations, including SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher giving the keynote address on “The Power of SUNY.”
Jennifer Stoever-Ackerman| August 24, 2010
Jennifer Stoever-Ackerman, assistant professor of English, published “Splicing the Sonic Color-Line: Tony Schwartz Remixes Postwar Nueva York” in the journal Social Text in spring 2010.
Rachel Coker and Martha Terry| August 24, 2010
Rachel Coker, director of research advancement, and Martha Terry, creative services manager in the Office of Research Advancement, gave a presentation titled “Starting Over: Giving Your Magazine an Online Makeover” at the annual meeting of the University Research Magazine Association. The conference was held in May at Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, Md. Coker also participated in a panel discussion titled “Social Media: Beyond the Basics.”
Michael Leonard| August 24, 2010
Michael Leonard, medical director of University Health Service, was recently elected vice president of the SUNY Health Service Council. This two-year term will be followed by a two-year term as president of the council.
Hong Zhang| August 24, 2010
Hong Zhang, senior lecturer of Chinese, has published an article, “Developing Language Proficiency through Singing,” in the Journal of Chinese Teaching and Research in the U.S. (2010). She also presented papers at the annual meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in San Diego, the Third Business Chinese Workshop at the University of Michigan and the National Chinese Language Conference in Washington, D.C. In addition, she performed a solo concert of Chinese songs at the Phelps Mansion Museum in Binghamton.