Most people are wrong in their attitude toward the federal deficit, according to Joëlle Leclaire, assistant professor of economics and finance. That’s why she wrote The Great Deficit Debacle: Causes and Consequences of American Federal Budget Surpluses and Deficits.
Susan McMillen, associate professor of mathematics, was recently named director of faculty development, a newly created half-time position. McMillen will help to promote a campus culture and programming in support of excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service with the creation of a Faculty Development Center.
“Community, Conflict, and Control” is the theme of the 56th annual New York State Sociological Association (NYSSA) conference, to be held at Buffalo State on October 17 and 18. Timothy McCorry, assistant professor of sociology and president of NYSSA, is chairing the event.
The Houghton Chapter, Buffalo’s branch of the New York State Archaeological Association, holds free monthly meetings every third Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Buffalo Museum of Science. Anyone with an interest in archaeology is welcome to attend.
Levin Institute Hosts International Dignitaries
The State University of New York’s Neil D. Levin Graduate Institute of International Relations and Commerce hosted a panel discussion on September 24 that included German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, and former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft. Co-organized by the American Council on Germany (ACG), the panel addressed nearly 200 New York business leaders and policymakers, speaking on the current and future foreign-policy challenges facing the transatlantic community.