Shannon Budin, Assistant Professor, Exceptional Education

Shannon Budin, assistant professor, Exceptional Education, conducted the keynote address at the SUNY Fredonia College of Education Research Symposium on March 27. The title of her speech was “All I Need to Know I Learned at SUNY Fredonia.”


Burchfield Penney Art Center

The Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State College received two awards in the American Association of Museums 2010 Publications Design Competition. The center received second prize in the Supplementary Materials category for its Charles E. Burchfield Rotunda “tondos” (circular publications), and an honorable mention in the Invitations to Events category for its 2009 gala invitation. Both pieces were designed by White Bicycle. The annual competition is held by the public relations and marketing subcommittee of the American Association of Museums. Awards will be given at the AAM’s annual conference in Los Angeles in May.


Alan Delmerico, Research Analyst, Center for Health and Social Research

Alan Delmerico, Research Analyst, Center for Health and Social Research, presented the paper “Differences in Access to Primary Medical Care among a Sample of Suicide Cases and Population Controls in Rural China” at the 2010 annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Washington, D.C., April 14–18. The paper’s coauthors were William F. Wieczorek, director, Center for Health and Social Research, and Zhang Jie, professor, Sociology, and director, Center for China Studies.


Heidi Dietz Faletti, Associate Professor, English

Heidi Dietz Faletti, associate professor, English, read two papers: The first, “The Fantastic Flanerie of Post-Wende Berlin in Tykwer’s Run Lola Run,” was presented for the section “Technologies of Vision” at the 31st International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, held in Orlando, Florida, March 17–21. The second paper, “Compulsive Patterns of Materialistic Pursuit in Stroheim’s Greed,” was read for the section “Representations of the Working-Class in Film” (Seminar) at the 41st annual convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association in Montreal, Quebec, April 8–11.


Jeffrey Hirschberg, Assistant Professor, Communication

An original screenplay by Jeffrey Hirschberg, assistant professor, Communication, and coordinator, television and film arts program, titled “Why Can’t They All Be Like Johnny Depp?" was one of two scripts selected by the Writers Guild of America’s (WGA) Screenplay Reading Series to be performed on Monday, June 7, in New York City. The first 20 pages of the screenplay will be performed by professional actors on stage. A Q&A with Hirschberg and the president of the WGA and reception will follow. This competition is a blind, peer-reviewed process open only to WGA members.


Susan McCartney, Director, and Bill Grieshober, Adviser, Small Business Development Center

Susan McCartney, director, and Bill Grieshober, adviser, Small Business Development Center, presented “Developing Presentation Skills” at the Upstate New York Special Libraries Association Spring 2010 Conference in UB’s Anderson Gallery on April 23.


Stephen F. Saracino, Professor, Design

Stephen F. Saracino, professor, Design, has been invited to participate in the exhibition Extraordinary Forms II: Four Decades of Craft Media, Saracino sculpture: War Trophyat the Kenan Center in Lockport, New York. The exhibition, which features works by a selection of Western New York artists, opens May 16, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., and runs through July 11.

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William F. Wieczorek, Director, Center for Health and Social Research

William F. Wieczorek, director, Center for Health and Social Research, presented the paper “Comparison of Methods to Aggregate Points into Neighborhood Areas” at the 2010 annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Washington, D.C., April 14–18. The paper's coauthors were Alan Delmerico, research analyst, Center for Health and Social Research, and David Wong, professor, Geography and Geoinformation Science, George Mason University.


Jeffrey D. Zacko-Smith, Assistant Professor, Creative Studies

Jeffrey D. Zacko-Smith, assistant professor, Creative Studies, and coordinator, leadership minor, has been selected to serve as feature editor for an expanded edition of the peer-reviewed journal Academic Exchange Quarterly focusing on leadership in the twenty-first century (to be published in winter 2010). Those interested in submitting an article should contact Zacko-Smith. Submission deadline is August 2010.