The 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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