Buffalo State Chapter of ACEI

The Buffalo State College chapter of the Association for Childhood Education International has received the 2009 Chapter Excellence Award. This award recognizes and spotlights chapter accomplishments in the areas of governance, membership, activities, and service that directly benefit children and educators for the period July 1, 2008–June 30, 2009.

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Melaine Kenyon, Associate Director of Instructional Technology, Instructional Resources

Melaine Kenyon, associate director for instructional technology, Instructional Resources, completed “Foundations in Copyright Management and Leadership,” the foundational course for the Center for Intellectual Property’s Certification Program in Copyright Leadership in Higher Education at University of Maryland University College. The certification course is part of the 2009–2010 Intellectual Property in Academia Online Workshop Series.

Meg Knowles, Assistant Professor, Communication

The Journal of Short Film, the peer-reviewed quarterly DVD journal showcasing independent short films, will publish Meg Knowles’s film Walk (vol. 17).

Coralee Smith, Associate Professor, Elementary Education and Reading

Sixteen early childhood and childhood elementary education teacher candidates taking EDU 312: Teaching of Science and Mathematics in the Elementary School published their first books in fall 2009. The course and project are headed by Coralee Smith, associate professor, Elementary Education and Reading. The 16-page books are based on New York State and national standards in math or science and are geared toward students in grades 1–6, including bilingual students. All books successfully integrate English language arts with the given math or science subject.

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Steve Street, Lecturer, College Writing Program

Steve Street’s review of Sergio Ramírez’s To Bury Our Fathers: A Novel of Nicaragua appears in the Fall 2009 Rain Taxi Review of Books online. “This thirty-year-old novel…evokes a world formed and deformed by the same kind of global economic disparities and culture/ideology clashes we still debate” today.

Zhang Jie, Professor, Sociology, and Director, Center for China Studies

Zhang Jie, professor, Sociology, and director, Center for China Studies, published his article “Social Reference Theory: A Preliminary Conceptualization in Sociology” in the journal Study and Practice 10: 138–143 (in Chinese).