Based on service as a lead program reviewer for the Council for Exceptional Children, Sharon F. Cramer, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Exceptional Education, was recently named to the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Board of Program Reviewers, through 2011. The board, established in 2008, is designed to provide consistent policies for program reviewers across all specialized professional associations. The Council for Exceptional Children is a specialized professional association of NCATE.
Alan M. Delmerico, Research Analyst, Center for Health and Social Research, presented the paper “Undiagnosed Diabetes among a General Population Sample: Targeting Community-Based Diabetes Screenings Using Spatial Health Data” at the 2009 annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 22–27.
Shannon Gormley Budin, assistant professor, Exceptional Education, co-presented a paper with colleagues from the University of Iowa and Texas Tech University titled “Can Meta-Analyses Guide Practice? A Review of the EBD Research Base” at the Council for Exceptional Children’s 2009 Annual Convention and Exposition in Seattle, Washington, April 1–4.
Satasha Green, assistant professor, Exceptional Education, presented “ADHD Diagnoses and Its Influence on the Health-Seeking Behaviors of African Americans” at the Council for Exceptional Children’s 2009 Annual Convention and Exposition in Seattle, Washington, April 1–4.
Gerald Mead, lecturer, Design, was honored by University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson at the “Third Annual Salute to UB Authors” for his authorship of the publication “Continuum: The MacKrell Collage Archive Project” on April 6. Mead also gave a presentation on the history of photography in Western New York for the Still Film Photographers of Greater Buffalo on March 26. He curated the exhibition UB Alumni and Faculty for the Visual Studies Department Gallery in the UB Center for the Arts March 19–April 17. He also served as a grant reviewer for the New York Foundation for the Arts’ Special Opportunity Stipends on March 10, and served on the Cedar Arts Center’s Exhibitions Submissions Review Panel in Corning, New York, on February 15.
Evelyn (Santiago) Rosario, counselor, Educational Opportunity Program, facilitated a workshop titled “Study Tour to Puerto Rico: A Nontraditional Way of Learning” at the 10th Biennial Conference of the Tri-State Consortium of Opportunity Programs in Higher Education in Galloway, New Jersey, March 22–25. As the primary presenter, Rosario outlined how a short-term study-abroad program to Puerto Rico was created as a nontraditional way of learning in a 6-credit course. She also addressed three main areas: course development, implementation, and evaluation and used David Ellis’s “Power Process(es)” in Becoming a Master Student to guide her presentation.
William F. Wieczorek, director, Center for Health and Social Research, presented the paper “Calibrating Small Area Indicators of Alcohol Availability Using Ancillary Data” at the 2009 annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 22–27.