Ginny Casper, International Programs coordinator and assistant to the director, will attend the NAFSA Association of International Educators National Conference in Houston, Texas. She will meet with some of the College’s overseas partners and attend sessions and a pre-conference workshop on issuing J-1 visas for visiting international faculty and students.
Stephen Berk, the Henry and Sally Schaffer Professor of Holocaust and Jewish Studies, was the featured speaker at a recent event for the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York. Berk delivered his talk, “Iran, Israel and the American Election,” at the Saratoga Springs City Center.
Cay Anderson-Hanley, assistant professor of psychology, was recently featured on WAMC’s, “Academic Minute.” Anderson-Hanley shared her research, which found that exercising while using your mind can slow the effects of dementia. Listen to the program by clicking here.
Schaffer Library received Honorable Mention in the "Orientation Files" category of this year's PR Xchange competition, sponsored by the Library Leadership and Management Association of the American Library Association. The library's entry, a flash drive containing a collection of files including a welcoming letter from the director, advice on how to use the library successfully, a list of mobile library apps and a handout of basic information, is distributed to first-year students when they visit the library during orientation. Staff who organized the orientation event and authored various documents stored on the flash drives are Thomas McFadden, library director; Beth Hoppe, shared resource librarian; Courtney Seymour, head of collection development; Gail Golderman, digital services librarian; and Bruce Connolly, professor and reference librarian. Funding for the flash drives came from a Presidential Green Grant and funds from Information Technology Services and the library.
The latest book by Chad Orzel, associate professor of physics, was reviewed in the New York Times. “How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog” was reviewed by Katherine Bouton, who called Orzel’s writing amusing and enlightening. Click here to read the review.