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Andrew Pattison Appointed as Burke Chair for 2016-17 Academic Year

By Upstate Institute on August 2, 2016

Dr. Andrew Pattison, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, has been named the Gretchen Hoadley Burke ’81 Endowed Chair in Regional Studies for the 2016-17 academic year. Pattison is coming to Colgate from California Lutheran University, and had degrees from Skidmore College and the University of Colorado Denver (UCD) School of Public Affairs.

Pattison was awarded a National Science Foundation IGERT grant to pursue a PhD at UCD’s School of Public Affairs through the interdisciplinary Sustainable Urban Infrastructure program. He completed a dissertation, “An Examination of Policy and Political Learning: A Study of Colorado Climate and Energy Policy Actors” and completed a Ph.D in Public Affairs in 2015. His research interests include: public policy, sustainability, climate change, policy process theories, the role of science and technical information in policy-making, and issues of urban social equity. His articles have appeared in Society & Natural Resources, Policy Studies Journal, Environmental Science & PolicyJournal of Industrial Ecology, and the Canadian Political Science Review.

At Colgate, Pattison will be teaching ENST 241: Sustainability and Climate Action, and a seminar in Environmental Studies (ENST 490).


Fuller Named Burke Chair for 2015-16 Academic Year

By Upstate Institute on June 20, 2015

Randy Fuller, Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies, has been named the Gretchen Hoadley Burke ’81 Endowed Chair in Regional Studies, for one year, beginning July 1, 2015.  Dr. Fuller has a PhD from the University of Toronto, and degrees from North Texas State University and Michigan State University. He teaches freshwater ecology, invertebrate zoology and environmental science at Colgate, and leads students out in the field in many of his courses to demonstrate how to quantify animal and plant communities.

As Burke Chair, Fuller is teaching an FSEM course on acid rain in the Adirondack Mountains and is giving four talks as part of the Environmental Studies Brown Bag series on campus. He organized a special session entitled: “Acid Deposition: 25 Years After The Clean Air Act Amendments” at the Society for Freshwater Science Meetings in Milwaukee, WI in May of 2015, and presented a paper entitled “Impacts of lime amendments on leaf decomposition and nutrient uptake dynamics in acid-stressed Adirondack Mountain streams” at the Acid Rain 2015 International Meetings held in Rochester, NY in October 2015.

This summer, two Colgate students worked with Fuller on leaf decomposition and nutrient uptake studies in Adirondack Mountain streams, and Fuller will be going to Sacramento, CA in May 2016 to attend the Society for Freshwater Science meetings and to present this research.


Burke Chair to host event on climate change November 12

By Upstate Institute on November 3, 2014

Narrating Change Poster_optThe Upstate Institute will host an interactive event on the art and science of environmental storytelling in the wake of climate change. “Narrating Change” will be held on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 4:30 pm in the O’Connor Campus Center (The Coop) TV Room. The interactive, participatory event will explore the implications of climate change for all of us with the help of different types of storytellers—from the arts, theater, biology and ecology, anthropology. Panelists will help participants explore the stories and experiences of our community in a changing climate, and think through the power of these stories to motivate empathy and action in that community.

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Galusky named Burke Chair for Regional Studies

By Upstate Institute on August 28, 2014

The Upstate Institute at Colgate University welcomes Dr. Wyatt Galusky, Associate Professor of Humanities at Morrisville State College, to campus this fall as the Gretchen Hoadley Burke ’81 Endowed Chair for Regional Studies at Colgate University.

Dr. Galusky has a Ph. D. in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Tech, and degrees in philosophy from the University of North Texas and Texas A&M University. His teaching specialties include science technology and society, and environmental studies; and his research interests center on animals in agriculture and public engagement with science and technology. His publication list includes several articles and reviews, some of which have appeared in places such as Engineers, Scientists, and Environmental Justice: Expert Cultures in a Grassroots Movement; Science as Culture; Science, Technology and Human Values; and Environmental Ethics.

Established in 2006 by Stephen Burke ’80 and Gretchen Hoadley Burke ’81, the Endowed Chair for Regional Studies was created to support and recognize outstanding scholars whose research interests focus on upstate New York.


Panel to address Past, Present and Future of the Dairy Industry in Central New York

By Upstate Institute on September 11, 2013

The Upstate Institute at Colgate University will hold a panel discussion on “The Past, Present, and Future of the Dairy Industry in Central NY” on Friday, September 27 at 3:00 pm in Persson Auditorium at Colgate University. The event is free and open to the public.

Photo: ALAMY

Photo: ALAMY

Panelists include Kirk Kardashian ‘00, journalist and author of Milk Money: Cash, Cows and the Death of the American Dairy Farm (read more in the Colgate Scene); Douglas Harper, professor at the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts at Duquesne University and author of Changing Works: Visions of a Lost Agriculture; Sheila Marshman, professor of agricultural business at Morrisville State College and a recognized agricultural advocate; Bruce Rivington, owner of Red Gate Farm and Kriemhild Dairy Farms, LLC; and a representative from Chobani.

This event is organized by Christopher Henke, Associate Professor of Sociology and the Gretchen Hoadley Burke ’81 Endowed Chair in Regional Studies. Henke is currently teaching an environmental studies and sociology course at Colgate called “Food” which looks at where food comes from, how it is produced, and how it is embedded in our economic, political, and cultural institutions.


Chris Henke named Burke Chair, 2013-2014

By Upstate Institute on March 20, 2013

 

Chris Henke instructing students in his food course at a local farm

Chris Henke, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology

Christopher Henke, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, has been named the Gretchen Hoadley Burke ’81 Endowed Chair in Regional Studies, for one year, beginning July 1, 2013. Read more


Judith Wellman named Burke Chair 2011-2012

By Upstate Institute on July 1, 2011
Judith Wellman

Judith Wellman, Professor Emerita at State University of New York at Oswego and Principal Investigator at Historical New York Research Associates

Judith Wellman held the Burke Chair in 2011-2012. Wellman is Professor Emerita at State University of New York at Oswego and Principal Investigator at Historical New York Research Associates. She has more than 30 years of experience in research, teaching, cultural resource surveys, and grants administration in U.S. history, women’s history, local history, Underground Railroad history, and historic preservation. She is also the author of The Road to Seneca Falls: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the First Woman’s Rights Convention, published in 2004.

Judith Wellman’s full profile

 


Nicole Simpson named Burke Chair

By Upstate Institute on January 1, 2011
Nicole Simpson

Nicole Simpson, Associate Professor of Economics

Nicole Simpson, Associate Professor of Economics, has been named the first Gretchen Hoadley Burke, ’81 Endowed Chair in Regional Studies. Simpson will serve in the position from January 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. The chair supports scholarly research that contributes to knowledge to benefit the Upstate region and communities. Read more

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