Focus on Sabbatical: Andrew Nicholls

Andrew NichollsA sabbatical and a little patience was what Andrew Nicholls needed to get his forthcoming book off the ground. The associate professor of history and social studies education took the fall 2007 sabbatical semester to write Strange Nations and Their Countrey’s Spolyes: Canada, Early Stuart Britain, and the War That Wasn’t. And he recently learned that McGill-Queen’s University Press will publish the book next year.

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Test tubes

Alumnus, Professors to Speak at Chemistry/Physics Lecture Series

The Chemistry/Physics Lecture Series has scheduled its fall speakers, and three very different topics will be presented: chemical synthesis; physics in art conservation; and the scientist as entrepreneur. All lectures start at 12:30 p.m.

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Buffalo State to Hold Fifth Annual Armed Services Reunion

Buffalo State will hold its fifth annual Armed Services Reunion on Saturday, November 14, at the American Legion Niagara Frontier Post 1041. The event, which begins at noon, will honor Buffalo State alumni, students, emeriti, faculty, and staff who have served or are serving in any branch of the United States or Allied military services.

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Weigel Health Center

Medical Care, Education Are at the Core of Weigel’s Services

Health services at Buffalo State College began in 1917, when Ruth Houston was put in charge of first-aid assistance. The system of care has since evolved into Weigel Health Center, a fully staffed medical facility that provides a full range of health-care services for thousands of students each year.

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Geology students

Earth Sciences Field Trip Provides Students with Solid Lessons

Six faculty members from the Earth Sciences and Science Education Department took 18 majors on a departmental field trip in early October. Many earth science courses involve field trips, but this outing was unique because it was department-wide, and majors had a chance to get to know their professors and each other better.

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Buffalo State Tackles Violence through DOJ Grant

Buffalo State received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to continue work started in 2006 by the Violence against Women on Campus (VAWOC) initiative. The three-year project aims to raise awareness, increase reporting, and decrease incidents of sexual assault, rape, intimate partner violence, and stalking on campus and in the community.

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