Dermot Coffey, Associate Professor, and Michael De Marco, Chair and Professor, Physics

Dermot Coffey, associate professor, and Michael De Marco, chair and professor, Physics, published their paper “Absence of the Hyperfine Magnetic Field at the Ru Site in Ferromagnetic Rare-Earth Intermetallics” in Physical Review B 81 (18), with physicists from the University of California San Diego, California State University at Fresno, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The work at Buffalo State was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.


Science Education Faculty Members and Graduate Students

Buffalo State science education faculty members and graduate students presented the panel “Science Education Curricular Studies” at the 33rd annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Curriculum History, held April 29–30 in conjunction with the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) in Denver, Colorado. Presenting were John Elliot (graduate student, science education): “A Comparative Study of One Hundred Years of High School Biology Laboratory Exercises”; Katrina Klas (graduate student, physics education): “The Incorporation of the Photoelectric Effect”; Jason Lindley (graduate student, physics education): “Harvard Project Physics”; Joseph Zawicki and Kathleen Falconer (associate professor, science education, and lecturer, elementary education): “Physics in New York State: Curricular Trends”; and organizer Catherine Lange (assistant professor, science education): “Shaping Science Curricular Reform in the 21st Century.”


Vida Vanchan, Assistant Professor, Geography and Planning

Vida Vanchan, assistant professor, Geography and Planning, chaired two of the three sessions that she co-organized with Professor John Bryson (University of Birmingham) and Professor Tara Vinodrai (University of Waterloo) on “Manufacturing Capitalism: Adaptation, Survival, Resilience, and New Geographies of Production,” at the 2010 annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers in Washington, D.C., April 14–18.


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

Zhang Jie, professor, Sociology, and director, Center for China Studies, was invited by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Buffalo Port to give a talk at its Asian American Awareness Month seminar on May 5. The title of his talk was “Understanding China and Chinese Culture through the Criminal Justice Systems in China.”