September 2009

Faculty-student paper accepted by College Student Journal

September 28, 2009 Faculty News

A paper co-authored by Dr. Robert Guang Tian, associate professor of business, and Matthew Leone, a senior business major, has been accepted by the College Student Journal, a peer-reviewed academic publication that presents original investigations and theoretical papers on issues affecting college students. The paper, “Push and Pull: Factors Influencing Student Retention,” is based on the data [...]

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"Hayati's Box" by Dr. Hill published in ellipsis . . .literature and art

September 25, 2009 Faculty News

Dr. Mary Louise Hill, associate professor of humanities, had her short story, “Hayati’s Box,” published in the spring 2009 issue (volume 45) of ellipsis. . . .literature & art. In addition, she will be presenting a paper on Creating a Cross-Cultural Wiki at the upcoming Crossing Over Symposium to be held at Cleveland State University [...]

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Dr. Johnson publishes paper on plant chemical defenses

September 24, 2009 Campus Life

Dr. Robert Johnson, associate professor of mathematics and sciences, co-authored an original research paper that was published in the September 2009 issue of Plant Signaling and Behavior. “Influence of polyploidy on insect herbivores of native and invasive genotypes of Solidago gigantea (Asteraceae)” was an invited paper from a study that investigated the role of chromosome number [...]

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Anderson launches Lens on Leeuwenhoek

September 23, 2009 Faculty News

Douglas Anderson, associate professor of humanities, has launched a new website, It tells of the life, times, and accomplishments of Antony van Leeuwenhoek, who lived in Delft, the Netherlands, in the 1600s. Using a tiny single lens, van Leeuwenhoek was the first human to see protozoa, sperm, red blood cells, and bacteria. The fruit [...]

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Dr. Gane to present at ICERI 2009 in Spain

September 17, 2009 Faculty News

Dr. Janet Gane, an adjunct faculty at Medaille College and senior adjunct professor at Niagara University, has received notification that her abstract and final paper has been accepted for delivery and presentation at ICERI 2009, Spain. The abstract, “Enhancing Learning and the Undergraduate Experience: Technology, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Teaching Methods and Resources, and Author Collaboration [...]

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Digital Fiction from Dr. Bigelow

September 11, 2009 Campus Life

Dr. Alan Bigelow’s digital story recently appeared as an installation at the Museo de Arte, National University of Colombia in Bogotá (Columbia) as part of Encuentro 2009, sponsored by the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. Bigelow, professor of humanities, will be performing at the Burchfield-Penney Arts Center, Buffalo State College, at 7pm on [...]

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Dr. Jurasek Meets with Vice President Biden at Middle Class Task Force Education Forum at Syracuse University

September 10, 2009 College News

Medaille College President Richard T. Jurasek participated in a White House Middle Class Task Force forum on higher education access and affordability with U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, U.S. Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and local higher education leaders at Syracuse University on Wednesday, September 9. As the only [...]

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Lavatelli Exhibiting New Encaustic Paintings

September 4, 2009 Campus Life

Mark Lavatelli, Professor of Humanities, will be exhibiting new encaustic paintings in a two-person show with Robert Schultz, entitled Treescape, at the Charles Burchfield Nature and Art Center in West Seneca, NY, from September 20 to November 14, 2009.  Robert Schultz is a lifelong Buffalo resident who uses infrared film photography to create often surreal, [...]

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