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Audrey Sartiaux, director of the Language Center, co-presented with Angelika Kraemer of Michigan State University at the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium conference. Their talk was titled, “Language Center Evaluation: The IALLT Toolkit.”

Carol Weisse, professor of psychology and Director of Health Professions, presented: “Developing a Community Action, Research, and Education Program: Finding Meaning in Life by Being with the Dying,” at the Engage for Change Conference held at Siena College. Lorraine Morales Cox, associate professor of visual arts and director of Faculty Development, served as a member of the planning committee for the conference which included a course design institute. The conference was organized by the Capital Region Community Engagement Council. The group connects local community engagement practitioners (faculty, students, community organizations) and encourages sharing of best practices, as well as model programs that can push community-engaged scholarship forward in the Capital Region.

Jillmarie Murphy, assistant professor of English, has been awarded a Helen F. Faust Women Writers research grant to support her research in the Eberly Family Special Collections Library at Penn State University. Murphy will visit the Collections to finalize her research for her current book project, Attachment, Place, and Otherness in 19th-Century American Literature: New Materialist Representations. The book is under contract with Routledge Press and is forthcoming in 2017. She was also invited to present her research on “Gendered Attachments and the Non-Human in Susan Fenimore Cooper's Rural Hours," to faculty, staff, and students at a reception during her visit.

Andrew Morris, associate professor of history, was a presenter at the Adirondack Research Consortium's conference in Lake Placid. He participated in a panel discussion on “Teaching in the Adirondacks: Courses and Goals,” where he talked about his new course he’s currently teaching on “The Adirondacks and American Environmental History.” The panel also included faculty and staff from Colgate University, Hamilton College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, St. Lawrence University, Skidmore College, Clarkson University, Paul Smith's College and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. The panel was sponsored by the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium and Colgate University’s Upstate Institute.

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