Dolores E. Battle, Senior Adviser to the President for Equity and Campus Diversity

Dolores E. Battle, senior adviser to the president for equity and campus diversity, will receive the Diversity Incentive Honor Award from the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders during its annual meeting in Austin, Texas, April 21–24. The award is presented to the individual, individuals, or academic program making significant contributions to achieving diversity in the field of communication sciences and disorders.


Shannon Budin, Assistant Professor, Exceptional Education

Shannon Budin, assistant professor, Exceptional Education, conducted a workshop titled “Classroom Management and Determining Function of Student Behavior in the Classroom” on March 24 at the Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center as part of its Continuing Clinical Competency series.


Sharon F. Cramer, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Exceptional Education

Sharon F. Cramer, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Exceptional Education, coauthored a chapter with Melissa Haab titled “Enterprise Resource Planning Systems in Higher Education.” The chapter will appear in Technology Integration in Higher Education: Social and Organizational Aspects (Daniel W. Surry, Tres Stefurak, and Robert Gray, eds.; IGI Global, August 2010).


Ken Orosz, Assistant Professor, History and Social Studies Education

Ken Orosz, assistant professor, History and Social Studies Education, gave the keynote address at the 2010 Phi Alpha Theta Western Pennsylvania Regional Conference, held at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania, on April 10. His talk was titled “Bibles, Bogart, and Bravado: A Cameroon Connection to C. S. Forester’s African Queen?” Orosz recently ended a 10-year stint as editor of the French Colonial Historical Society’s thrice-yearly newsletter.


Lorna Perez, Assistant Professor, English

Lorna Perez, assistant professor, English, presented her paper “Nations in Exile: Feminism, Dislocation, and the Death of the Patriarch in Rosario Ferré’s The House on the Lagoon” at the 41st annual convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, held in Montreal, Quebec, April 8–11.


Gerard Puccio, Chair and Professor, Creative Studies

Gerard Puccio, chair and professor, Creative Studies, has been invited to deliver the keynote speech at the third international conference on Creativity and Innovation Management in Paris, France, July 1 and 2. The conference is organized by the editors of the European journal Creativity and Innovation Management and will be hosted by the University of Paris. Puccio also has been invited to deliver a keynote and workshop prior to the conference, as part of the annual meeting of the French Creativity Congress.


Evelyn S. Rosario, Senior Academic Adviser, Educational Opportunity Program

Evelyn (Santiago) Rosario, senior academic adviser, Educational Opportunity Program, and director of the study tour to Puerto Rico, presented “Study Tour to Puerto Rico, A Non-Traditional Way of Learning: 1993–2009 (An Ongoing Study)” at the first SUNY Cortland Student Conference on Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice: “Imagining Communities Without Walls,” held in Cortland, New York, on March 27. Cassandra S. Andrusz and Jazzmyn J. Thannie, two Buffalo State seniors, also presented their perspectives and experiences as former participants of the study tour program. The study tour to Puerto Rico is a study-abroad program worth 6 credits, co-sponsored by International and Exchange Programs and Educational Opportunity Program.


Ramona R. Santa Maria, Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems

Ramona R. Santa Maria, assistant professor, Computer Information Systems, was nominated and approved as a member of the board of directors of the Epilepsy Association of Western New York.