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Campus Update PUBLISHED BY THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS FOR THE SUNY OSWEGO COMMUNITY Volume 20 Number 16 April 15, 2009 1 Inside: See Presidents Award, page 2 Alumni gift opens doors for video opportunities Productive donation A donation from Oswego alumna MJ Cavanaugh, now executive vice president of advertising sales at the Gospel Music Channel, enabled the communication studies department to pur chase six new Macs and editing software to better prepare students for success in the expanding video A gift from Oswego alumna MJ Cavanaugh will help students better meet the increased demand for graduates with video skills. A 1983 broadcasting and mass communications major and executive vice president of advertising sales at the Gospel Music Channel, Cavanaugh asked outside the communication studies budget. When the college saw a need for more editing equipment, Fritz Messere, interim dean of the School of Communica tions, Media and the Arts, knew Cavanaughs gift future. Student response to previous renovations to Os wegos broadcasting studio and the addition of a cinema and screen studies major has been over whelming, Messere said, but this led to greater demand. Our editing facilities became overcrowded quickly and students were unable to get enough time in the six workstations to complete their work. So Cavanaughs donation funded six high-end Final Cut Pro Mac editing workstations in Lanigan Hall. The computers can run in parallel PC mode so journalism students can use the EZ News package for editing stories. The donation also enables Oswego to teach courses in dramatic video, provide more new media production opportunities and introduce more students to video courses, Messere added. The addition makes for a better classroom experi ence, said Jane Winslow, who teaches video produc tion courses. Theres a need to train people not just in button-pushing but in knowing what makes a good an edit, Winslow said. The only way you learn these programs is to put your hands on them for a sig Professional use of video on the Internet has and TV will need these editing skills, Winslow said. Its my hope that not only will they have facility Six student-faculty teams earn collaborative grants Six student-faculty teams, most of them interdisci plinary, have won Collaborative Challenge Grants for their scholarly and creative projects to be completed in the coming weeks and months. to compete for the awards. Ranging from $1,333 to $3,000, this years grants will fund: Leigh Bacher in psychology and Brad Wray in phi losophy, working with Christie Hillenbrand; Development of a Simple, Low-cost, Highthroughput Spray Pyrolysis System for the Prepara tion of Metal Oxide Materials by Casey Raymond in chemistry and Leonard Breindel; Synthesis of Brominated Kojic Acid Deriva tives by Fehmi Damkaci in chemistry working with Samantha Anderson; Physical Computing: A Non-traditional Com puter Interface Incorporating Sensors to React to the Robert Card, an associate professor of philosophy and a specialist in biomedical ethics, will receive the SUNY Oswego Presidents Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity at this years Research and Schol arly Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 24. The ceremony is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. in the Campus Center auditorium. Since arriving at Oswego in 2002, Card has edited a textbook, Critically Thinking About Medical Ethics, published by Prentice Hall, and written 18 articles in scholarly journals such as the American Journal of Bioethics and Public Affairs Quarterly. During his current sabbatical, he is a fellow in clinical ethics at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Rob Card is an outstand ing researcher in philosophy, Chambers, chair of the philoso phy department, in nominating him for the award. His theoreti cal and applied papers and arti cles, as well as his consulting on medical ethical issues, are highly respected by his peers. Chambers noted that prominent forums for philo sophical debate have selected Cards work for other philosophers to discuss. One of his theoretical papers was the subject of a colloquium series at the Central Meeting of the American Philosophical Association. His piece on the ethical issues surrounding emer gency contraception was the leading article in an issue of the American Journal of Bioethics, with 13 other scholars invited to respond to his position. To have ones ideas recognized by colleagues in this way in a top journal in ones specialty is a sign of excellence, Chambers said. In addition, the article is included in the Hastings Centers Book for health care professionals. Four of his articles are cited in the online Stanford cation of Cards excellent and growing professional Philosophy professor recognized for medical ethics research NY-Alert campuswide test Tuesday NY-Alert, the emergency messaging system adopt ed by SUNY Oswego, will be tested Tuesday, April 21, with messages sent to everyone in the campus community who has signed up for the service. The test is scheduled for late morning. SUNY System Administration advises campuses to all-campus test occurred in October. A total of 6,745 faculty, staff and students have signed up to receive NY-Alert messages from SUNY Oswego. Those who sign up for NY-Alert must pro vide an e-mail address and may also opt to provide cell and landline telephone numbers. For Tuesdays test, the e-mail message will au tomatically include a header and footer stating that this is an actual event in all capital letters, but it will actually be a test (the header and footer are part of the states NY-Alert system that is beyond Oswegos control). The e-mail message will explain more about the test. To learn how to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the NY-Alert emergency messaging service, see www.oswego.edu/newyorkalert. Environment by Cara Thompson in art working with Brian Hauser, Michael Donato, Lisette Antigua and Dawn Orlandella; Taxonomies of Wisdom: A Computational Ap proach to a Perennial Problem by David Vampola of computer science and Jack Gelfand, director of re search administration and development, working with Elizabeth Trimber; A Study of the Historical Archives Pertaining to the Loyalist Settlement on Warderick Wells, Exuma Cays, Bahamas by Douglas Pippin in anthropology and Michellynn Barbernitz. Bacher, Wray and Hillenbrand are engaged in a multiyear project that began a year ago to examine factors that relate to college students ability to use a senior in psychology, joined the project as part of See Alumni gift, page 4 See Collaborative grants, page 4 Robert Card

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Vol. 20, No. 16 April 15, 2009 Campus Update Michael Ameigh, assistant provost and associate professor of communication studies, has a new docu mentary premiering on WCNY television at 3 p.m. Sunday. The hourlong show, Footprints of the Ice Age, describes distinctive natural areas in the region that display the effects of the last ice age in Upstate New York and features segments on fossil hunting and museum displays of extinct mammals. His ear lier documentary, River of Rushes, which aired on 4 on ThinkBright/Create, the PBS statewide digital channel, and will air again on WCNY in May, exact date and time to be announced. professor of curriculum and instruction, will receive a Post-Standard People of Achievement Award on April 20. The luncheon cere mony will be at noon at the Holiday Inn of Liverpool. April 9 (and a correction April 10). associate director of public affairs, presented a paper titled SUNY Oswego: Recov ery and Refugees to Re-invention and Revival at SUNY and the Promise of Public Higher Education in America: A Scholarly Conference on SUNYs 60th Anniversary. His paper was part of a session on The State Teachers College Era and the Origins of SUNYs University Colleges, which focused on institutions transitioning to comprehensive colleges from the 1940s to 1960s. The conference on the past, present and future of the SUNY system featured scholars from around the state and nation gathering from April 3 to 5 in Albany. Nekritz has started work ing on a history of the college for the sesquicenten nial in 2011. associate professor of philosophy, was an invited speaker at a workshop on Relativism, Philosophy of Science and Social Studies of Science at the Helsinki School of Economics in Finland. In Memoriam 59, associate professor of psychol ogy and founding director of Oswegos masters degree program in human-computer interaction, died April 3 at his home in Liverpool. Film students capture awards The Oswego students in cinema and screen studies tival at SUNY Fredonia earlier this month all came away with honors. Rolling Stoned by junior Jamie Loughlin won the coveted Audience Choice Award. LOrigine by freshman Christa Haley and sophomore Elizabeth Students from across the university system submit selected for the juried competition. Amy Shore, director of the cinema and screen stud ies program, said Oswegos two honors represented the most recognition of any campus, though some had twice as many entries in the competition. During the screening of Rolling Stoned (a com edy), the audience was laughing so hard that at times, they missed lines of dialogue (always a sign of great comedy, in my mind), she said by e-mail. oohing and awing over the cinematography, she added. The juror, Kevin Everson, has agreed to come work with Oswego students for a week next year when he screened at the Sundance and Rotterdam festivals as well as showcases at major galleries and museums. Student science conference set The Northeast Student Sigma Xi Poster Conference will take place from 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Sheldon Halls ballroom. After the conference luncheon, Nicholas P. Big elow of the University of Rochester will speak on The Quantum Identity Crisis: Bose-Condensation and Beyond at 1:30 p.m. His topic concerns recent discoveries about light, which functions as both a particle and as a wave. Research now indicates that particles behave as waves at temperatures approach ing absolute zero. conference is held at SUNY Oswego, after three years at Cornell University, said Kestas Bendinskas, search society and a member of the chemistry faculty. We have more than a hundred participants coming to Oswego including the national director of Sigma Xi, Jerry Baker, said Ampalavanar Nanthakumar, president of the Oswego chapter of Sigma Xi and a member of the mathematics faculty. Honors Convocation recognizing 90 students About 90 students will receive awards at the col leges Honors Convocation at 3 p.m. Friday, April 24, in the Hewitt Union ballroom, said Mike Flaherty, chair of the Public Ceremonies Committee. The featured speaker will be Suzanne Castrigno Student Association in 1983-84 and has worked in the Vega, the womens honor society at SUNY Os wego, and the Public Ceremonies Committee put on the annual convocation. The ceremony begins and ends with a formal academic procession of robed fac ulty and administrators. Academic departments pres ent the awards to outstanding students in recognition of academic achievement. Honors Convocation is one featured event of a week of activities devoted to recognition of academic achievement. Among the events are Quest, Oswegos annual symposium of presentations by faculty and students of their research and creative projects, on April 22 and ceremonies inducting students into vari ous honor societies or recognizing their attainments. In addition to delivering the Honors Convocation of the Oswego Alumni Associations Alumni-inResidence program, said Michelle Tackett-Spinner, associate alumni director. Sack is a wealth management and private banking specialist. She has held leadership and management ney, Wachovia Securities and, most recently, Bank of America, where she was managing director of alter native investment solutions. The Long Island native earned her bachelors de gree in business administration at Oswego in 1984 and later received a masters degree in organizational psychology from Columbia University. Display-to-Archives Program submissions due April 30 produced work by faculty and staff for its semi-annual Display-to-Archives presentation in the library lobby. The deadline is April 30. Here is your opportunity to shine among your col cases, said Elizabeth Young, who is coordinating the program. Material may be sent to Young or Mary Beth Bell, become part of the librarys permanent collection. For more information, visit www.oswego.edu/ library/archives/display_to_archives/html. Origin to air next week The two-hour Origin special will air on WCNY Classic FM at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 25. The world premiere performance of the oratorio by Richard Einhorn on the life and work of Charles Dar win was taped in SUNY Oswegos Waterman Theatre in February. The broadcast will be part of an ongoing series on Classic FM called The Concert Hall. Quest proceedings call extended The deadline for students to submit their completed Quest presentations for possible publication in a vol ume of Quest proceedings has been extended to April 17, said Kamal Mohamed, who edited the inaugural volume last year as a member of the colleges Schol arly and Creative Activities Committee. Links to the submission form and template are on oswego.edu/quest. reputation, noted Charles Echelbarger, a colleague in the philosophy department. Jane Greenlaw, co-director of the Center for Eth ics, Humanities and Palliative Care at the University of Rochester Medical Center, and others commended Card for applying his philosophical training to realworld issues. Her team was impressed with Dr. Cards ability to come from a pure philosophical background and practicing clinicians. Those of us in the clinical ethics Card received a Student-Faculty Collaborative Challenge Grant with student Courtney DeLosh in 2004-05 for a study of gender roles in family life. Lo cally, he serves on the ethics committee of the Manor at Seneca Hill Nursing Home. He earned his doctoral degree in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin in 1997 and taught at McGill University, the University of Vermont and Ferris State University before coming to Oswego. Presidents Awards Continued from page 1 Exhibit shows Hiroshimas story Hiroshima Speaks, an exhibit of photos and DVDs featuring survivors of the atomic explosions in June 30. A reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 24, in the librarys Lake Effect Cafe. John Kares Smith, professor and interim chair of the communication studies department, and Alok Kumar, professor and chair of the physics depart ment, brought the exhibit to the college library through their research and relationship with the may or of Hiroshima. TV host, alum Jarod Miller to speak Oswego alumnus Jarod Miller, host of Animal Ex ploration with Jarod Miller, Pet Finder and CBS Greatest American Dog, will give a free talk and bring some animal friends to his alma mater on Mon day, April 27. Miller will speak at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center arena, followed by an audience question-and-answer session. He will present several animals for a very kid-friendly show, said Jillian Johnson of the Biol ogy Club, which sponsors Millers talk. The 2000 zoology graduate presents Animal Ex ploration with Jarod Miller, syndicated nationally and internationally, where he travels the world to bring viewers up close with exotic and rare animals. It airs at 10 a.m. Saturdays on WSYRs HD Time Warner Digital Cable Channel 890. He co-hosts Pet Finder on Animal Planet, which matches shelter animals with loving families. Miller also hosts Greatest American Dog, a reality-type competition on CBS that debuted last year. Miller also regularly appears on Today, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show, The Ra chel Ray Show and Live with Regis and Kelly. The show is free, but tickets should be obtained For more information, contact the SUNY Oswego Biology Club at oswegobioclub@gmail.com.

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Vol. 20, No. 16 April 15, 2009 Campus Update Global engagement Eyewitness account of indigenous-Hispanic relations in Peru among student Quest talks The way of life for the indigenous Shipibo-Conibo people of eastern Peru has been changing as the His panic presence grows, and a witness to the changes in recent years has been Oswego student Jonathan Roth well. The senior Spanish major will give a Quest presen tation, Peruvian Rainforest Regional Study: ShipiboHispanic Relations, at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in Room 208 of the Campus Center. Quest is SUNY Oswegos annual daylong symposium dedicat ed to the scholarly and creative activities of students, faculty and staff. After high school and before enrolling at Oswego, Rothwell spent time on his own in the Ucayali River region of Peru as an aide and volunteer working with medical and religious organizations. The Ucayali River is one of two that join to form the headwaters across most of the South American continent. Rothwell contributed his skills as a translator and learned the cultures of the region, an area that was slower than some to succumb to Western develop Amazon rainforest east of the Andes mountain range. He encountered the Shipibo-Conibo people and their various stages of assimilation to more urban life. Ive lived in a few of their villages, he said. This ethnic group has held a long and complex relation ship with mainstream Hispanic populations. He returned to the region over winter break as part of an independent study project. He did some of his research at the Amazon Center of Anthropology and Practical Application in Peru. The goal is to analyze social, political and cultural changes in the indigenous groups due to an everincreasing Hispanic presence, he said. His presenta tion will be based on my personal knowledge and other studies that have information around the issue, he said. Some of the pressures on the indigenous people and sources of increased Western contacts include the explorations of foreign oil companies, the global demand for lumber from the rainforest and New Age tourism. Rothwell said he plans to pursue a teaching career in Spanish and cultural studies. He has taught English to migrant farm workers in Oswego County, and his immediate plans after graduation include the possibil ity of returning to Peru to teach English there. Students green-energy Quest presentations part of sustainability track Senior meteorology major Frankie Carlevatti will discuss options for SUNY Oswego to incorporate green energy as part of Quests daylong Energy, En vironment and Society session April 22. Working with Al Stamm, professor and chair of earth sciences, Carlevatti explored such campus re newable energy options as small-scale wind, solar and lake-related technologies. The project was sup ported by one of last years Student-Faculty Collab orative Challenge Grants. My presentation on small-scale wind production types of building-mounted wind turbines, Carlevatti said of Small-Scale Wind-Power Generation on the SUNY Oswego Campus, which he will present at noon in the Campus Center auditorium. Carlevatti, working with other students, has spent months collecting and analyzing data on wind speed and direction around campus, often using a hand-held anemometer. At 2:45 p.m. in Room 205 of the Campus Center, Carlevatti will discuss The Feasibility of Green Energy on the SUNY Oswego Campus. Carlevatti will reference his research on using the sun as a source of power and/or a method of heating water as well as introduce the concept of lake-water heating and cooling for buildings on campus. His research also included exploring funding op tions, identifying successful existing projects and perusing related texts and scholarly journals. I feel it is important for SUNY Oswego to be ag gressive in assessing our resources and implementing green technologies, Carlevatti explained. I would like my research to be a steppingstone and create op portunities for students to conduct their own research regarding alternative energy and green technologies. The daylong sustainability sequence, in the Cam pus Center auditorium throughout the morning and Room 205 in the afternoon, also features two keynote speakers. Carrier Corp. Technology Fellow John Vas selli will discuss Global Challenges to Americas Future at 9 a.m. At 10 a.m., Binghamton University professor and researcher M. Stanley Whittingham, who helped develop the lithium battery, will explore A Cleaner and Energy-Independent America through Science and Public Participation. Other sessions under Energy, Environment and Society will address the business of sustainability, related wind-generation ideas, biodiesel and students involved in the PowerShift green-energy lobbying ef fort in Washington, D.C., earlier this semester. The chief purpose of this track is to share new frontiers on this issue with the Oswego population, said organizer Alok Kumar, professor and chair of physics. This global issue requires global involve ment which means that each individual community must improve the ways they live, protect the environ ment, and pass the mother earth in a healthy condi tion to the next generation. All of Quests 275 sessions are free and open to the public. For information, visit www.oswego.edu/quest. Quest presentations address social media This years Quest activities on April 22 feature sessions addressing the rising prominence of social media as a source of communication, information and even education. Social media, or Web 2.0, refers to interactive Internet platforms powered by conversations and exchange of media, such as blogs, wikis, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. More people of all ages engage in Web 2.0 activities that provide rich, interactive, user-friendly platforms thoughts, to demonstrate creativity, and to create new knowledge, said Kengnian Wang, who is presenting a poster titled Are They Ready? Preand In-Service Teachers Perceptions and Beliefs of Web 2.0 Tech nology. Quests poster session will run from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Campus Center concourse. The graduate student in education looks at how tomorrows teachers feel about, and use, tools such as blogs, wikis and social networks in their classrooms. He cites a lack of studies and surveys on this topic, hoping the presentation will start a discussion on how to best integrate social-media tools into teaching. Harrison Yang is the projects faculty adviser. Facebook, the dominant social-media platform, can positively impact teaching in Facebook for Educa tors, at 3 p.m. in Room 228 of the Campus Center. I will demonstrate the use of different applications that can be used to enable Facebook to manage your classroom better, said LaMastra, a graduate business and education marketing major. He will also tie Face book use to a learning theory called constructivism, the development of learning through experience. The idea started as a presentation when LaMastra took Instructional Management and Technology from Matthew Spindler, who advises on this project. LaMastra found interesting information on how Facebook is used in classrooms in order to share in formation and build community that can help other educators. I would expect attendees to leave with an ability to see Facebook as more than just a fun, social net working site that is for entertainment only, LaMastra said. Social networking is growing and we need to be able to realize the positive potential that it can have. Instruction can be brought to where the stu dents spend a lot of their time. News and blogs With how consumers seek news changing, Rosanne Luis and MaryEllen Murphy will present Are Blogs Really News? Journalistic Ethics in the Face of New Media. Since whoever writes a blog essentially becomes a journalist, they will need to adhere to cer tain standards of journalistic ethics, Luis explained. Linda Loomis advises the journalism students senior project. I hope that at the end of our presentation, people will learn the difference between a reliable and un reliable blog, as well as use journalistic ethics when blogging about news stories as well, Luis said of the session, at 10:45 a.m. in Room 220 of the Campus Center. For more information on Quest, visit www.oswego. edu/quest.

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Vol. 20, No. 16 April 15, 2009 Campus Update This weeks Campus Update Spotlight shines on Wendy Fragale, keyboard specialist at Rice Creek Field Station. She has worked here since October 2007. sponsibilities? A. My job is to support the director, assistant direc tor and the senior groundskeeper with anything they plies, reconciling all purchases and assisting visitors when they come in. Then we have seasonal programs. I do the mailings for them and if registration is re quired for a program, I help with registrations. A. The atmosphere! Its just beautiful out here, I love driving in here, parking my car and being greet ed by the birds most days. If youre ever having a bad day, you just stop, take a deep breath and look around and feel refreshed. dents? A. The students Ive seen are really enthusiastic for their studies, which is wonderful. You especially see the passion because this is where many students come to do their research. A. That its here for everyone. A lot people on cam pus dont seem to come out much. Maybe students dont know about it if theyre not biology majors, but anyone can come out here and use us for a study area or walk the trails. A. Going from working full-time at Syracuse Uni versity to part-time here because its close to home. And just learning a lot about nature. I wasnt a person who wanted to get their hands dirty, but Im learn ing so much now that Im here. You realize theres a whole wonderful world out there. A. I like to walk, scrapbook and spend time with my family. A. Ive been married to my husband Michael for 10 years as of Friday. We plan to adopt children very soon. We live in Oswego. Tales twisted Police report Since March 27, University Police have investi gated several cases of theft, criminal mischief and harassment and made four arrests. A 23-year-old man from Cato was charged with driving while intoxi cated, driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or above, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor speeding and drinking alcohol while in a motor ve hicle on a highway. Policed charged a 21-year-old Troy man with pos session of a forged instrument for having a false New York drivers license. An Oneida Hall resident was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana. An Onondaga Hall resident was charged with possessing a forged instrument, a fake inspection sticker. First SA reunion April 24 to 26 Student Association alumni are invited back to The inaugural Student Association Alumni Reunion April 24 to 26 will feature several events designed to bridge the past with todays student government and its many organizations. Current and past members of SA or any SA organization are invited to take part. The weekend reunion will feature a Then and Now panel, where SA alumni will have the chance to sit in on the scheduled April 25 Student Associa tion meeting at 2 p.m., followed by a look at how the association has evolved over the years. Alumni will then have the opportunity to visit the new home of the Student Association, The Point, in the Campus Center. This open house will offer tours of the new SA workspace and provide alumni with a chance to meet current SA members. Student-guided tours of campus will also be avail able. A cocktail reception and dinner will take place in the Sheldon Hall ballroom Saturday night. A casual Friday night reception and Bon Voyage breakfast on Sunday bookend the three days of meet ing current students and reuniting with former peers. Attendees should register online at www.oswego. edu/alumni by April 17. The event Web site features a listing of area accommodations. Video editing Continued from page 1 Collaborative grants Continued from page 1 a class last semester and is continuing this semester outside of class. Raymond and Breindel are helping develop a meth od for the preparation of mixed metal oxide materials as part of the Solar Hydrogen Activation Research Kit (SHArK) project based at the California Institute of Technology. The SHArK project is searching for a new metal oxide photocatalyst to split water into hy drogen and oxygen using solar irradiation. Damkaci and Anderson, a biology major, will complete a portion of a larger project whose goal is to synthesize several analogs of the natural product Pterocellins to increase its anticancer properties. Thompson and her team of graduate students in art, human-computer interaction and technology educa tion plan to create and exhibit a computer interface with which audiences can interact. Sensors will react to movement to project a dynamic multimedia piece. Vampola, Gelfand and Trimber will develop tax onomies of wisdom from an empirical database that contains attributes of wisdom, with the long-range objective of helping to develop computer systems that exhibit some of the attributes of wisdom. on that software but theyll be able to sit down on any machine and know where things are, she noted. The ability of students to master all types of edit ing, and spend more time perfecting their craft, ap peals to Tim Nuthall, a senior broadcasting major from Ellicottville. Students can specialize in not only video editing, but also text editing, graphics, and audio editing ... all on one computer. The programs run seamless between one another and you no lon ger have to use three labs to get a production done, Nuthall said. John Henry, a sophomore broadcasting major from Saranac Lake, appreciates the increased opportunity for post-production work. The stations will allow students to do more hands-on work and learn skills that will transfer over to the job market after they graduate, he said. Frank Carmine, a junior broadcasting major from Middletown, said the ability for students to create advantage. Upgraded editing software allows me to keep up with the latest in editing technology, giving me access to and experience with better effects, tran sitions and edit tools, he noted. When she started an internship in Rochester, Jen Blye saw similarities in editing programs to her Os wego coursework. I think that having state-of-the-art production software and opportunities really helps students have that additional edge when they get out of school, the senior broadcasting major from Avon said. Employers are going to pay attention to an ap plicant who already has the skills they may have to otherwise teach a new employee. Pippin and Barbernitz will research a site on an island that is reputed to be a Loyalist plantation from the 1780s, part of a land grant from King George III, and determine its potential for archeological excava tion. Barbernitz will search the Bahama National Archives to learn about the land grant recipients. Initiated at Oswego in 2004 to encourage under graduate research, Challenge Grants support projects involving student collaboration with faculty. The grants are supported in part by a donation from Timo thy Murphy, a 1974 Oswego graduate and recently retired executive vice president and chief operating April 16 April 18 April 19 April 22 April 22 April 24 April 24 April 24 April 24 April 24 April 24