Atta Ceesay, who received the Buffalo State President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2019, worked with other faculty members and M. Scott Goodman, interim dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences, to elevate public administration and rename the department Political Science and Public Administration. This decision was partly fueled by an external review of the department last fall.
Beginning in 2015, Swan and his wife, Tina Swan, a former researcher with the University of Pittsburgh, measured city-level databases in 10 countries on a weekly and monthly basis to determine how the Internet influences the economy, especially in regard to commercial trade. They published their various studies in 2015, 2018, and 2020, most recently in the July 17, 2020, issue of the Journal of Economic Studies.
The genres of horror, Gothic, terror, and the uncanny found on screen and in literature can help us understand uncomfortable truths and deal with fear of the unknown or the scariest monster of all —humans gone bad. Or, in the case of Jordan Peele’s latest film, Us, an American family on vacation finds itself pitted against an uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.
When clothing retailer Forever 21 announced its bankruptcy filing in late September, Arlesa Shephard, Buffalo State associate professor of fashion and textile technology (FTT), wasn’t surprised.
Forever 21, which grew exponentially from the1980s through the 2000s selling cheap, trendy clothes, is planning to close 350 stores in the United States and abroad. Shephard has been researching the opposite trend — slow fashion — since 2013. Clothing in the slow-fashion model is made with more care from higher-quality fabric and with less harmful chemicals. The clothes cost more, but last longer.
Lichens are the proverbial “canaries in the coal mine” when it comes to looking at the damaging effects of pollution in a given area. However, urban areas can be viable habitats, as the lichens in Western New York show.
During SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson’s State of the University address on January 31, she announced Buffalo State College will play a leading role in a new systemwide initiative: Promoting Recruitment, Opportunity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Growth, or PRODI-G.
The New York State Archives and Archives Partnership Trust awarded the 2018 Debra E. Bernhardt Annual Archives Award for Excellence in Documenting New York’s History Award to the “East Side History Project,” a collaboration between Buffalo State College and the University at Buffalo. It documents the history of the African American population residing on Buffalo’s East Side.
As part of New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s $15 million clean energy workforce development initiative, Buffalo State College is receiving a $753,000 grant to develop clean energy certificate programs.
Nicholas Irion, '17, was one of the first Buffalo Public School students to be involved with the Say Yes to Education initiative. Through the program, Irion landed at Buffalo State, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music education.
Michael “Mick” MacLean, associate professor of psychology, who has done extensive research on adolescent alcohol and substance use. Most recently, he’s implemented a strategy for reaching teens who are experiencing substance-related problems but are not yet addicted.
Instead of berating them, trying to scare them, or using other well-worn tactics, MacLean suggests “motivational interviewing,” which he said has a significantly higher success rate.
Children with emotional and behavioral disabilities are the most isolated and have the lowest graduation rate of all students.One way to ensure better outcomes for these students is to help them learn how to self-regulate their behavior. This is an area in which Lisa Rafferty has focused her research and now relays to the next generation of teachers.
Jennifer Hunt, Buffalo State associate professor of psychology, said the events that have occurred during the recent #MeToo movement are only the beginning in making changes to the way women are treated.
Hunt is a social psychologist whose research includes the effects of gender, race, and culture in our daily lives.
“I work in an area of pure mathematics called set theory, a rich and beautiful subject whose fundamental concepts permeate virtually every branch of mathematics,” said Cunningham, professor of mathematics at Buffalo State.
Rebecca Tate, lecturer, Hospitality and Tourism Department, is now leading a new practicum at Buffalo State. Beginning this fall, 10 upperclassmen admitted to the course are learning the four elements of the hotel business: marketing; conferences and events; food and beverage; and rooms division; through both classroom training and hands-on experiences at a brand-new hotel located next to the campus. She can speak to the trends in the hotel industry and why it is growing.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $2.1 million to SUNY Buffalo State to support the Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Art Conservation Department and the two other U.S. art conservation graduate programs—the Conservation Center at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University (NYU), and the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. The award is intended to further a collaborative project in the area of library and archives conservation education (LACE).
Jeffrey Chow, assistant professor of business at Buffalo Sate, can speak to his research into Islamic finance and how its moral code guides business decisions. It's not limited to Muslims and is growing worldwide.
By conducting research at Tifft Nature Preserve, a post-industrial urban site in Buffalo, New York, researchers investigate the reforestation taking place in terms of seed immigration and seedling survival. The research suggests that significant human intervention is necessary to maintain the presence of native successional trees.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, ’83, honored Buffalo State President Katherine Conway-Turner earlier this week with a proclamation declaring that January 16, 2017, was “Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner Day” in the City of Buffalo.
Most classical music lovers are quite familiar with Felix Mendelssohn, the German composer, pianist, and conductor whose work graced the early Romantic period. But recollections of his older sister, Fanny, are far lesser known.
As the nation considers the possibility of electing its first female president, Kimberly Blessing, professor of philosophy and humanities, is encouraging female philosophy students to find their inner leader.
It’s called “zipper merge,” and more and more transportation departments around the country are encouraging motorists to use it, according to an Associated Press report by Bill Draper. That’s when a driving lane is closed ahead, and motorists use all available lanes and alternate entry into the open lane when they reach the lane closure. Missouri and Kansas have recently joined Minnesota and Washington in encouraging use of the “zipper merge.”
At a time when presidential debates and rallies are riddled with incivility and the country seems more polarized than ever, a Buffalo State professor is teaching a different approach to conflict resolution—one based in storytelling.
Drew Kahn, professor of theater and founder and director of the college’s social justice-based Anne Frank Project (AFP), has delivered numerous workshops with public school students and teachers from Buffalo to Rwanda that demonstrate how using stories to address thorny problems can be powerful and effective.