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Campus Updates
« on: October 24, 2019, 11:06:02 AM »
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Re: Campus Updates - Adirondack
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2019, 05:11:36 PM »
On October 14, SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson announced that the U.S. Department of Education has awarded SUNY Adirondack with a $2.25 million grant. The funding will be used to assess and bolster the first-year experience for incoming students, expand academic support services, and enhance technology. More for information, see:  


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Campus Updates-Cobleskill
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2019, 02:08:14 PM »
Over 100 people showed up to try a dozen different chilis at the library's annual Chili Cook-Off. Our next cook-off event... Mac-n-Cheese in February.

April Davies will be conducting a free allocations workshop for CDLC (Capital District Library Council) on Dec. 6th at UAlbany. Session info and registration link at:

SUNY Cobleskill's Institute for Rural Vitality won the 2019 Excellence and Innovation Award for Regional and Economic Development from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). More at:


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Campus Updates - Stony Brook University
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2019, 03:10:32 PM »
Art in Focus Series held at the Southampton campus library. October’s event was The Secret Life of Clothing featured a talk by artist Sue Ferguson Gussow, a Professor Emerita of The Cooper Union School of Architecture. Gussow presented a number of drawings from her series Unoccupied Clothing. In each, she traced her fascination with the movement of clothing and how to capture the missing shape of the person who is no longer there. She went on to show a number of portraits of friends and former students, all while detailing her process, her inspirations, and her passions.

On November 5, the Art in Focus Series hosted Dan Welden, a pioneer of Solarplat intaglio printing and author of Printmaking in the Sun (Watson-Guptill, 2001).

On November 8, the University Libraries held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the official opening of the Stony Brook University Libraries Center for Digital HumanitiesFunded by a generous gift from the Gladys Brooks Foundation, the Center for Digital Humanities provides instruction and support to students, faculty, and staff engaged in the digital humanities.

Patricia Brennan, the Director of the National Library of Medicine, spent the day at Stony Brook University on Friday, September 6, 2019 where she met with bioinformatics professionals and medical librarians and gave a fantastic presentation on the use of Artificial Intelligence for improvement of healthcare information delivery. Patti and the NLM are committed to using data science to make sure that technological advances are applied to problems of health and healthcare in the most efficient and effective ways possible.  Photos from her visit as well as a video recording of her presentation are available on the Prelec Memorial Committee page.

The Center for Scholarly Communications hosted a number of events in honor of Open Access Week. On October 24, the University Libraries hosted a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon during which participants worked to improve articles related to the Open Access Week theme “Open for Whom? Equity in Open Knowledge.”

On the evening of Friday, November 8, Stony Brook University Professors Sarah Weaver and Margaret Schedel along with the University Libraries will celebrate the launching of their inaugural open access journal, Journal of Network Music and Arts.

Chris Kretz has assumed the role of Head of Academic Engagement which leads the Libraries’ overall academic engagement initiative on impacting student success, faculty productivity, and meaningful outreach for the entire University community.  He is the producer, writer, and host of The Radio Tower, The Long Island History Project, and the Dowling Library Omnibus podcasts. Currently, he is the New York State Coordinator for the Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States being developed by the Center for the Historical Study of Women and Gender at Binghamton University.

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Re: Campus Updates
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2019, 04:56:21 PM »
SUNY Delhi has had a busy fall. On October 27th we held our second annual Library Con (can't call it a comic con, thanks copyright trolling). We had vendors from the local Oneonta area game stores guiding students through games of Dungeons and Dragons, Lightening Talks given by faculty, a costume contest, an array of crafting activities and a demonstration on Cosplay from a local community member. Several student clubs were involved in the event as well as colleagues from the Oneonta Public Library who very kindly came and ran two escape rooms. Hats off to the phenomenal Liz Santabono (one of our great library clerks) and Librarian Kate Barody for the planning and decorating before the event. Our student attendance was excellent.

We're continuing to make strides further into OER and one of our librarians (Jenny Collins) is working with the honors committee to pass a new honors 100 course with heavy library research skill and information literacy focus.