Nyack College Arts and Sciences News
Prof. McDuffie Publishes Poem
Bradley McDuffie, Lecturer in English, publishes poem, “From New York to North Dakota At First Light,” in the North Dakota Quarterly (Volume 79.3&4).
The North Dakota Quarterly is a literary journal whose roots extend back to the early days of the University of North Dakota. One of the famous “little magazines” that have been the traditional seed beds of talented writers, it puts UND on the map while contributing to the nation’s cultural and artistic life.
For more information on NDQ: http://arts-sciences.und.edu/north-dakota-quarterly/current-issue.cfm
Dr. Park leads fish survey for BioBlitz at the NY Botanical Gardens
On Sept. 6-7, Dr. Peter Park, Assistant Profesor of Biology, will be involved in a "BioBlitz" event at the NY Botanical Gardens in the Bronx. During a BioBlitz, biologists intensely survey wildlife within a designated site for 24 hours. This data can then be used for a variety of research purposes.
Dr. Park will represent Nyack College as the event's Fish Taxon Leader. He will be leading groups of students to seine parts of the lakes and the Bronx River at the gardens, to identify the types of fishes inhabiting this area of the Bronx.
This year's BioBlitz is hosted by Macaulay Honors College and the NY Botanical Garden. The event will involve over 20 biologists and 400 students.
Student Success Serves Spring Valley Community
Communications Senior Contributes to NyackNewsAndViews
For the last year, Communications Senior Jeremy Fuscaldo has been an occasional contributor to the local online news source, NyackNewsAndViews. A talented cartoonist and comic artist, Jeremy has illustrated stories on topics from global warming to flash mobs to Father’s Day. “I love telling stories through sequential art,” said Jeremy when he was recently profiled in NyackNewsAndViews. “Once school is out, I intend to revive some old projects and try to get started on developing ideas for graphic novels and comics.” Jeremy took a bold step toward his dream of being a professional comic artist when he landed a summer internship at Valiant Comics this summer.
Click here to read an article that Jeremy penned about his experience at Valiant:
Click here to see his work with the news outlet:
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Special thanks to Bill Batson, Nyack Sketch Log author and artists at NyackNewsAndViews, who wrote the above piece.
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Dr. Washington Publishes Case Study
A case study on a genetic disorder commonly found in the Amish and based on a true story was written by Dr. Jacqueline Washington, Chair of the Department of Natural Sciences, was recently published in the book "Science Stories You Can Count On: 51 Case Studies With Quantitative Reasoning in Biology.” The case study also includes detailed teacher preparation notes and answer key.
“Using real stories with quantitative reasoning skills enmeshed in the story line is a powerful and logical way to teach biology and show its relevance to the lives of future citizens, regardless of whether they are science specialists or laypeople.”
—from the “Introduction” to Science Stories You Can Count On.
This book can make you a marvel of classroom multitasking. First, it helps you achieve a serious goal: to blend 12 areas of general biology with quantitative reasoning in ways that will make your students better at evaluating product claims and news reports. Second, its 51 case studies are a great way to get students engaged in science. Who wouldn’t be glad to skip the lecture and instead delve into investigating cases with titles like these:
- "A Can of Bull? Do Energy Drinks Really Provide a Source of Energy?”
- “ELVIS Meltdown! Microbiology Concepts of Culture, Growth, and Metabolism”
The book helps to promote scientific and data literacy in ways to prepare students to reason quantitatively and, as the authors write, “to be astute enough to demand to see the evidence.”
For more information on the text:
- Prof. McDuffie Publishes Poem
- Dr. Park leads fish survey for BioBlitz at the NY Botanical Gardens
- Student Success Serves Spring Valley Community
- Communications Senior Contributes to NyackNewsAndViews
- Dr. Washington Publishes Case Study
- Arts & Sciences Welcomes and Celebrates Student Success
- Arts & Sciences Participate in Faculty Retreat
- Dr. Yu Receives Columbia University Grant
- Adjunct D'Agusto continues art exhibitions success
- Dr. Yu Honored by Wheaton's Institute of American Evangelicals
- Nyack to Partner with Yale's Center for Scientific Teaching
- Dr. Poston Reviews Book on Second Chinese Enlightenment
- Dr. Romaine Co-edits Art History Text
- Dr. Lux presents at American University in Paris
- 2014 Arts & Sciences Faculty Retreat Announced
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