Diana Lawrence-Brown presented a paper, "Gifted Students and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy," to the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) National Conference in New Orleans, La., Oct. 1, 2015.
Dr. Michael Fischer, professor of accounting, presented a paper titled "Relevance Regained? An Examination of the Contents of Introduction to Management Accounting" at the Fall 2015 meeting of the Academy of Business Research.
Professor Chuck Walker has contracted with John Wiley press to write a book on positive psychology and teaching in higher education. The working title is "Teaching Positively." The book is scheduled to be released April, 2017. In a related matter, Walker has given the website he built, wellbeingincollege.org, to the University. It is now located on the University's server and is open and free for all faculty and staff to use, if they wish.
Dr. Barry L. Gan, professor of philosophy, recently attended the 28th annual meeting of Concerned Philosophers for Peace at Loyola University, Md. At this conference, he was elected executive secretary for the next two years. He previously served as president of this organization, about 10 years ago. While at the conference, he also presented a paper titled "The Limits of Civil Resistance," a critique of recent so-called nonviolent movements to overthrow dictators.
Kevin Brayer, director of the university's Buffalo Center and a board member of the Ronald McDonald House, hosted the MBA 649 students for a tour and strategy talk by director Sally Vincent. Two students are employees at Fisher Price, so this photo is in the Ronald McDonald room they furnished and funded.
Congratulations to St. Bonaventure students Sebastian Bellm and Jessica Ungaro for award-winning performances the weekend of Oct. 24-25 in the Spartan Throwdown Invitational Mock Trial Tournament, hosted by Case Western Reserve University. Sebastian received an outstanding attorney award and Jessica received an outstanding witness award.
Dr. Pauline Hoffmann was a session speaker at The New York State Financial Aid Administrator's Association, Inc. state conference held at the Buffalo Convention Center on Tuesday, October 27. The topic was "Dealing with difficult people in the workplace."
Dr. Gregory Privitera, Associate Professor of Psychology, School of Arts and Sciences, was a keynote speaker at the 2015 Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Division 2 of the American Psychological Association, in Atlanta, GA, October 16 & 17. His presentation was titled: A Tale of Two Cohorts: Making Class- “Room” to Accelerate Student Preparedness for Laboratory Research in the 21st Century. In August, Privitera was also honored with an Early Career Psychologist Award at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention in Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Privitera is now in production for two books: one is a second edition of his nationally award-winning research methods book, and the second is a chapter contribution on the topic of Health Psychology in an Applied Psychology book that he is also co-authoring.
Dr. Gerald Boersma, assistant professor of theology, was awarded the Imbesi Saint Augustine Fellowship at Villanova University for spring 2016.
Dr. Pauline Hoffmann was a presenter at the October conference of NYS Women, Inc. She is the chapter president of the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women, Inc. Hoffmann presented at the conference on two topics: dealing with difficult people and with generational differences in the workplace, and the importance of marketing and branding for your organization.
She was also a panelist and guest speaker at YNPN (Young Nonprofit Professionals Network) Greater Buffalo Summit on Oct. 2. The speaking engagement touched on "Your role in Public Relations, especially if you think you don't have one" and focused on the role each of us plays in promoting — or demeaning — our company/organization.
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