Beth E. Wilson (Art History) gave a public talk, “The Mediated War: World War II and the Ascent of Photojournalism,” on March 15 at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pa.
Joel Mumper (Administrative Computing) presented “Argos Data Cubes: Get 1,000 Reports in 1,” at the Sungard Higher Education Summit 2010 in San Francisco on April 14. Mumper demonstrated Argos Data Cubes, a data environment he has researched and implemented at New Paltz, which provides thousands of data points about our student population. Enrollment Management decisions can be made quickly in this rich data environment and at the same time reduce IT costs for creating new reports. Mumper has also been asked to serve as an EDW/Data Cube Subject Matter Expert for Sungard to assist other colleges with this technology. To that end, he also served as one of four panelists for the Summit session “Journey to Data-Driven Decision Making” on April 13.
John Langan (English) was interviewed for the 13th episode of the “Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy” podcast: http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=blog&id=58975
Tim Roberson (Administrative Computing) and Sarah Moore (Records and Registration) presented “Inputting Class Schedules Without INB” at the Sungard Higher Education Summit 2010 in San Francisco on April 13 (a Banner User Conference attended by hundreds of colleges from around the world). Their presentation demonstrated the New Paltz Schedule Manager that Roberson wrote, which allows academic departments to input their class schedules via the Web, providing a simplified interface for them to work in. This can be easily uploaded into Banner reducing the workload for Records and Registration.
Ted Clark (Business) presented a paper, “Choosing to Participate or Not: Revisiting College Student’s Involvement in Student Organizations” at the 32nd Annual American Marketing Association’s Collegiate Conference in New Orleans on April 9. The paper was co-authored by School of Business faculty Kris Backhaus and Chih-Yang Tsai and graduate student Selin Erdinc ’09 (Business). The paper received the award of Best Faculty Paper in the faculty proceedings.
L.H. Roper (History) gave a talk, “The Ties That Bound: The Creation of Anglo-America, 1617-67,” at the invitation of the History of Empire seminar at Uppsala University (Sweden) on March 17. This paper expanded on Roper’s recent book, “The English Empire in America, 1602-1658: Beyond Jamestown” (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2009). In addition to Uppsala University, Roper’s involvement received support from the office of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.