Recent Submissions

  • Teaching with Primary Sources: Reports from the Front Lines

    Tummino, Annie (2017-06-15)
    As the pedagogical benefits of working with primary sources have become more well-known, archivists are increasingly serving as educators and interpreters of their collections. However, archivists often have little experience as educators, and must learn new skills to provide effective instruction. This presentation provides a mix of both theoretical discussion and practical lessons based on the author's experience at SUNY Maritime College.
  • More Matter for a May Morning: Evil May Day, 1517

    Holmes, Chris (2017-04)
    My seminar paper surveys accounts of Evil May Day from 1517 to The Play of Sir Thomas More (1603-04). It begins by analyzing contemporary accounts and chronicle histories. It then moves on to consider the ways in which the event has been understood by biographers as a seminal moment in the life of Thomas More. Shifting from the historical to the literary, it gestures towards the ways in which Utopia anticipates and attempts to make impossible events like Evil May Day, in large part because of Utopia's radical reimagining of the early modern calendar.. My general position is that time-reckoning is contested throughout the early modern period, and that it is both more malleable than traditionalists would allow, and more sticky than reformers would prefer. Evil May Day is an unusually potent symbol for social conflict and social cohesion, and an anniversary which lingered in early modern imaginations.
  • A Short History of New York's Two Major Parties

    Markoe, Karen (State University of New York Press, 1989)
  • Water-Quality Assessment of Two Slow-Moving Sandy-Bottom Sites on the Saw Mill River, New York

    Warkentine, Barbara E.; Rachlin, Joseph (Eagle Hill Institute, 2015)
    We selected 2 sites on the Saw Mill River and conducted biological assessments of water quality using macroinvertebrate composition. Assessment metrics used were: Shannon-Weiner diversity, evenness, species richness, Hilsenhoff biotic index (HBI), Ephemeroptera—Plecoptera—Trichoptera richness (EPT), and non-Chironomidae and Oligochaete (NCO) richness. Water temperature, pH, conductivity, total dissolved solids, dissolved oxygen, and water flow and velocity were not significantly different across sites. Shannon-Weiner diversity values were 2.32 (evenness = 0.20) for Chappaqua and 2.68 (evenness = 0.31) for Hawthorne. Species and NCO richness for Chappaqua were 49 and 22, respectively, and for Hawthorne were 44 and 23, respectively. HBI was 7.99 for Chappaqua and 7.69 for Hawthorne. Both sites had equal EPT values of 5. Based on macroinvertebrate assessment indices, we classified water quality at these sites as non-impacted.
  • Risk Sensitive Optimal Synchronization of Coupled Stochastic Neural Networks with Chaotic Phenomena

    Liu, Ziqian (IEEE, 2015-05-26)
    This paper presents a new theoretical design of how an optimal synchronization is achieved for stochastic coupled neural networks with respect to a risk sensitive optimality criterion. The approach is rigorously developed by using the Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation, Lyapunov technique, and inverse optimality, to obtain a risk sensitive state feedback controller, which guarantees that the chaotic drive network synchronizes with the chaotic response network influenced by uncertain noise signals, with an eye on a given risk sensitivity parameter. Finally, a numerical example is given to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach.
  • Integrating Alternative Algorithms: Possibilities and Practices

    Miller, Maranda; Jong, Cindy; Dowty, Haley; Hume, Bailey (Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 2016)
    This article discusses reasons for learning alternative algorithms and the benefits of exposing preservice teachers to alternative algorithms. It presents two alternative multi-digit subtraction algorithm examples, includes perspectives from preservice teachers, and provides strategies for teachers and teacher educators to integrate alternative algorithms in classrooms.
  • A Survey of SUNY Institutional Repositories

    Hart, Kristin; Xia, Xianfeng (2016-04)
  • Patron-Driven Weeding as Engagement and Collection Management

    Hart, Kristin; Hyams, Rebecca (Empire State Library Network (ESLN), 2016-04-04)
  • Technology and Virtualization of Educational Process

    Amani, Yaqub M.; Parikh, Preeti (2016-07)
    There are two methods to limit an individual’s perception of reality. The first is to place constraints on the physical environment and thus create conditions for the senses to convey the available information to the brain, excluding alternatives. This limitation in time establishes meanings derived from information stream, forming a unique perception of true reality. This case is similar to Plato’s allegory of men of the cave. The second method is to present virtual reality as reality. The second method is not far from the first, since the digital technology has given humanity the ability to project the image of reality on a screen creating a virtual environment where we have virtual friends and virtual theories which mimics true reality. The objective of this paper is to raise a number of questions regarding the process and purpose of education, positive and negative psychological imprints and effects on overall transformation of young generation of distant learning versus that of classical universities. The main focus of this paper is to draw analogies between men of the cave and men and women of the iPhone.
  • You’ve Done PDA, What About PDW?: Patron-Driven Weeding as Engagement and Collection Management

    Hyams, Rebecca; Hart, Kristin (2016-01-21)
    Patron-driven acquisition has become a regular part of the collections development process in many libraries. If we can trust our patrons to provide valuable input on what types of materials belong in the library’s collection, can we trust them to also provide opinions on what should no longer be on our shelves? The authors look at several aspects of their crowd-sourced weeding experience, including the differences in how students and faculty selected items. While the items students selected inadvertently used many of the same criteria librarians would typically use, did the faculty take a different approach? What are the pitfalls in asking users to contribute in weeding? Did getting the community involved help foster more connectedness to the library?
  • Using Data to Plan Library Renovations

    Hart, Kristin; Bram, Katie (2016-06)
    SUNY Maritime librarians have an opportunity to overhaul their space as part of a SUNY grant for an “Academic Success Center” — the first renovation of this AIA-award winning space since the 1970s. The library needed to determine how to adapt its space for exciting new purposes, incorporating its needs with the needs of the Learning Center, the administration, the faculty, and the students. We used surveys, observations, and visioning groups to quantify these needs and elicit ideas. This presentation will examine how we collected and used various forms of data to guide our process, including successes and pitfalls.
  • Drogan Notes: Communications

    Drogan, James (2009)
    A compilation of presentations given by James Drogan on topics related to commuication
  • Morrissaga: Sigurd the Volsung

    Spatt, Hartley (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1977)
  • Nostromo's Chronology: The Shaping of History

    Spatt, Hartley (Texas Tech Press, 1976)
  • Mary Shelley's Last Men: The Truth of Dreams

    Spatt, Hartley (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1975)