Professional Notes

Jill Karen Accordino '84 has been appointed Co-President of New York State Art Teachers Association (NYSATA) Region 4. She is also a member of the NYSATA Board of Trustees.

During spring break, March 23-25, 2015, five members of the Hartwick Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences attended the Northeastern Session Meeting of the Geological Society of America in Bretton Woods, NH. Jessica Domino '15 presented her thesis research "It's a Stretch: High Temperature Deformation in the Piseco Lake Shear Zone" with Ross Braue '17 and Dr. Eric Johnson, professor of geology, co-authors.

Kyle Smart '17 presented a poster about his directed study work "Land Use Effect on Water Quality in Watersheds of Otsego County, New York" with Joseph Balnis '16 and Dr. Zsuzsanna Balogh-Brunstad, assistant professor of geology and chemistry, as co-authors.

In addition, Dr. Balogh-Brunstad delivered an invited talk about "Fungal Weathering of Biotite in the Rhizosphere of Norway Spruce" with Loredana Saccone and Mark Smits as co-authors.

The National American Chemical Society Conference was also held during Spring Break, March 22-26, 2015, in Denve, CO. There, Brian Redder '15 presented his thesis research "Effects of Woolly Adelgid Induced Hemlock Productivity Decline on Soil Nutrient Content" with Joseph Balnis '16 and Dr. Zsuzsanna Balogh-Brunstad, assistant professor of geology and chemistry, as co-authors. Keith O'Connor '15 also presented his senior thesis research about "Sediment and Water Analysis of a Glacially Formed Lake" with Dr. Balogh-Brunstad as co-author.

The first edition of the international peer-reviewed journal co-edited by Associate Professor of History Vicki Howard is available in print and online. Titled History of Retailing and Consumption, the journal is published three times per year by Routledge. It is available online here.

Associate Professor of History Sean Kelley has been awarded a Post-Doctoral and Faculty Fellowship at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University. The fellowship will allow Kelley to spend a month of his spring 2016 sabbatical in residence at the Center, where he will be working on a new book about the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

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