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April, 23 2017

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SU HAPPENINGS

 A Lecture by Zarifa Roberson, CEO and Founder of i.d.e.a.l. Magazine March 20

Support the White Ribbon Campaign March 24-28

April: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month - Upcoming Events

APRIL 23: An Unfinished Conversation with Lee Mun Wah, Filmmaker, Author, Educator and Diversity Trainer

SU NEWS

Opportunity for SU Graduate Students: Special Tuition Grants for 2014-2015

Congratulations to D. Chase Catalano

Ashlee Newman and Ronald Taylor will be the senior class marshals for the Class of 2015

SUNY-ESF Research Foundation Professional Vacancy Announcement - Postdoctoral Associate - Environmental Studies

CALLS FOR PAPERS, CONFERENCES, PARTICIPANTS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS

DOJ seeks video profiles of individuals with disabilities (deadline 31 March)

Inclusion and Outcomes: Where Policy and Disability Meet

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Adrienne Asch: A Career at the Intersection of Bioethics and Disability Studies

Webinar Title: Disaster Preparedness Planning for Family Caregivers

Michael K. Yudin Elected Chair of the United States Access Board

An exciting exhibition is coming to the Handwerker Gallery: Strange Bedfellows

Web Course on Job Development

The ‘Boys’ in the Bunkhouse - NYTimes.com

Disability Related Articles for the Week


SU HAPPENINGS



A Lecture by Zarifa Roberson, CEO and Founder of i.d.e.a.l. Magazine March 20

March 20 at Eggers Hall 010 from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Ms. Roberson will discuss the importance of mentorship based on her experiences as an African-American who has a Disability. She is the CEO and founder of i.d.e.a.l Magazine (i.d.e.a.l is an acronym for “Individuals with Disabilities Express About Life”), a magazine for Urban Young People with Disabilities. Its mission is to promote positive images of People with Disabilities in society and seeks to eliminate negative stereotypes among the disability community.
 
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided.
 
Presented by the DCC and OMA. Share me

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Support the White Ribbon Campaign March 24-28

Wearing a white wristband is an important statement. It means you will not commit, condone or remain silent about domestic or sexual violence.
 
Support the White Ribbon Campaign by purchasing a wristband, or, new to this year's campaign, a chocolate ribbon (yum yum), at any of these locations:

March 24-28
Schine Student Center Atrium: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
SU Bookstore: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
People’s Place, Hendricks Chapel: 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on March 28)
ESF Gateway Center: 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

More information to come next week on educational events that will take place during the week.

Register to participate in this year's "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" - White Ribbon Campaign Kick-Off Walk on March 28  in Clinton Square at Noon.

April: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month - Upcoming Events

APRIL 10: The MisEducation of Asian America: A CounterStorytelling Journey and Call for Movement Building by Amnat Chittaphong, BA ’99, MS ’02

7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in Life Science Building 001

This keynote address will bring attendees on a journey into the sociocultural/ political/historical and contemporary dynamics of Asian America, exploring where Asian Pacific Americans fit in the multiracial social justice movements in the U.S., the recognition of being “people of color” within a Black/White U.S.-American paradigm, and a call to action with a focus on coalition building and the creation of a plan to create more sustainable movements for social change on a united front.
 
Amnat is a seasoned diversity and inclusion/leadership trainer/educator, social justice/mission integration consultant, and community activist, with over 16+ years of experience in the field.
 

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APRIL 23: An Unfinished Conversation with Lee Mun Wah, Filmmaker, Author, Educator and Diversity Trainer


Lee Mun Wah is a nationally-acclaimed lecturer and Master Diversity and Communications Trainer. He is a Chinese American community therapist, documentary filmmaker, special education educator, per­forming poet, Asian folkteller, and author. He is also Director of StirFry Seminars & Consulting, which works with corporations, government agencies, educational institutions, and social agencies to facilitate diversity issues through healthy and authentic cross cultural relationships.

For Faculty and Staff
9:30 a.m.-12 p.m.: Creating Community in a Diverse School Environment. Peter Graham Scholarly Commons (Bird 114). Continental breakfast provided.

For Students 
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: How to Have A Dialogue Across Cultures. Peter Graham Scholarly Commons (Bird 114). Light refreshments provided.

For Campus and Local Community 
6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.: "If These Halls Could Talk” film screening, community address and diversity dialogue. Maxwell Auditorium.

Questions or more information, contact Huey Hsiao.

Celebrated on campus throughout the month of April, but nationally in May, APA Heritage Month honors Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success.

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SU NEWS

Opportunity for SU Graduate Students: Special Tuition Grants for 2014-2015

 
From Jerry Mager: As has been the case for the past few years, we have a number of credits that will be awarded as "Special Tuition Grants" to graduate students who are in good standing, are completing their programmatic coursework, and may need a small number of credits to reach that end.  Typically, awards of 1-3 credits are made. 
 
Application for the Special Tuition Grants is made on a particular form; please contact Jerry Mager (gmmager@syr.edu), Associate Dean in the School of Education, if you wish to have a copy of the form.  You will then be required to submit it to the department Chair's office for endorsement and ranking, by April 4th.  The applications and departmental rankings are due to the Associate Dean's office by April 11th.  Questions should be directed to Associate Dean Mager.  Thank you.

Congratulations to D. Chase Catalano

COngratulations to D. Chase Catalano, director of the LGBT Resource Center, on successfully defending his disseration this week and receiving his Doctoral of Education (Ed.D.) from the Social Justice Education program at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 

Ashlee Newman and Ronald Taylor will be the senior class marshals for the Class of 2015

They will continue this longstanding tradition and will carry the Class of 2015 banner to open SU’s 161st Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 10, 2015. Read more

SUNY-ESF Research Foundation Professional Vacancy Announcement - Postdoctoral Associate - Environmental Studies


ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL VACANCY
The Research Foundation for The State University of New York - Environmental Science and Forestry
1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, New York 13210-2778


March 6, 2014
Title:  Postdoctoral Associate
Department:  Environmental Studies
Salary:  $40,000
Duration:  1 year, possible extension
The Research Foundation for State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) is seeking outstanding applicants for the position of postdoctoral researcher to work on the human dimensions of coastal management, and with specific focus on post-Sandy evacuation issues. The position is funded by a grant (Sea Grant); the person hired will work closely with principal investigator Dr. Sharon Moran (SUNY ESF) and coordinate with other research team members.
Brief Description of Duties:
  • Interview key informants, revise research plans, draft surveys, and conduct focus groups
  • Assemble information from multiple sources, conduct literature reviews, and analyze data gathered  
  • Write up project findings, draft proposals, prepare manuscripts for publication, develop outreach materials, and complete training modules. Interact with various project participants, complete project tracking reports, and track budget expenditures
  • Travel to regional meetings with collaborators, conferences, and field sites (NYC metropolitan area)
Minimum qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D. completed); in geography, public health, sociology, environmental studies, anthropology, psychology, or a related field
  • Experience in using qualitative research methods including surveys
  • Publications and/or experience in preparing manuscripts for publication
  • Excellent time management, interpersonal, and collaborative skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of one or more relevant fields: environmental management, disability studies, coastal hazards, and risk perception and management
  • Experience in developing and completing scholarly research projects
Date to Be Filled:  ASAP.
Application Deadline:  Although we will accept applications until the position is filled, interested candidates should submit their materials by March 27, 2014 to ensure optimal consideration.
Application Procedure: Employment application must be submitted on-line at http://www.esf.edu/hr/  follow the Current ESF Vacancies link. You will be asked to submit: (1) Cover letter describing your qualifications as they pertain to this announcement, (2) CV/resume, and (3) contact information for 3-5 references.
See www.esf.edu for more information on SUNY ESF and http://www.esf.edu/es/ for more information on the Department of Environmental Studies.
In accordance with the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” institutions of higher education are required to prepare an annual report containing information on campus security policies and campus statistics. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by SUNY-ESF; and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a printed copy of this report by contacting SUNY-ESF University Police at 315-470-6667 or by accessing the following web site:http://www.esf.edu/univpolice/crimereports/
The Research Foundation of the State University of New York is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer


CALLS FOR PAPERS, CONFERENCES, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND PARTICIPANTS

DOJ seeks video profiles of individuals with disabilities (deadline 31 March)

 
For a commemorative video, the Dept of Justice is looking for video profiles of individuals with disabilities who have benefited from the _Olmstead v. L.C._ Supreme Court decision. Submission deadline is March 31, 2014.
 

 Inclusion and Outcomes: Where Policy and Disability Meet

 March 27, 2014
 The Saul I. Stern Symposium is a student-led conference intended to address
 an underappreciated policy topic. This year's event will be held at Van
 Munching Hall, School of Public Policy (University of Maryland College
 Park) on March 27, and will address the role of disability in the public
 policy sphere.
 The "Inclusion & Outcomes" symposium includes a keynote speaker, four
 breakout panels and discussions, and closing remarks. The event will
 conclude with an informal reception. A tentative schedule is below.
 12:00 - 1:00PM Former Congressman Steve Bartlett (Keynote) lunch
 1:15-2:30PM Breakout Session A
 - The Special Education, General Education Connection
 - The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
 2:45-4:00PM Breakout Session B
 - Increasing Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities
 - What ACA and Medicare Policies Mean for People with Disabilities
 4:15-4:45PM Closing Remarks
 5:00-7:00PM Networking Reception
 The Master of Public Policy student organizers are Maria Blaeuer , Jessica
 Finkel, and Rebecca Scherpelz. They are generously supported by the Saul
 Stern Professor of Civic Engagement, I. M. "Mac" Destler, and Jonas Siegel,
 Project Manager and Outreach Director at CISSM.
 The space is wheelchair accessible, and we will have ASL interpreters. We
 strive to be as accessible as possible & are happy to make additional
 accommodations for participants.
 For more information or to RSVP contact sternsymposium@umd.edu.
 You can also contact:
 Maria E. Blaeuer, Esq.
 703-868-3544 (voice)


NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Adrienne Asch: A Career at the Intersection of Bioethics and Disability Studies

 
Columbia has recently started an online journal of bioethics.  A piece has just been published in honor of Adrienne Asch and her contributions at the intersections of disability studies and bioethics.

Webinar Title: Disaster Preparedness Planning for Family Caregivers

Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Time: 2:00-3:30 PM EST
Objective: Co-sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and Administration for Community Living (ACL), this webinar will provide information to assist family caregivers in planning for emergencies and disasters. Family caregivers have a responsibility of caring for loved ones with health or functional needs, making it important for them to develop a personal preparedness plan as well as a plan for individuals they support. Examples include family caregivers who are responsible for the care of children with Developmental Disabilities or Autism Spectrum Disorders, Older Americans who are medically fragile, and persons who have dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Information provided in this webinar will highlight the unique needs of disaster preparedness planning for these particularly vulnerable populations and considerations for developing and maintaining an emergency plan for both the caregiver and their loved one.
A brief Introduction to Preparedness Planning for Family Caregivers will be provided by Dr. Cheryl Levine, At-Risk Team Lead, Division for At-Risk Individuals, Behavioral Health, and Community Resilience (ABC), ASPR and Greg Link, Aging Services Program Specialist/Team-Lead, Office of Supportive and Caregiver Services, ACL.
Presentations:
Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy: Challenges of Sheltering in Place for Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities or Special Health Care Needs including Autism, Peg Kinsell, Director of Public Policy, Statewide Parent Advocacy Network, New Jersey
Supporting Older Americans who are Medically Fragile, Della Sanchez, LGSW, AL Cares Coordinator, Support for Caregivers, SARPC/Area Agency on Aging, Mobile, Alabama
Lessons Learned from 9/11, Katrina, and Sandy for Persons with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, Jed Levine, Executive Vice President, Director of Programs and Services, Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter
Facilitated discussion with the panelists will be led by Iris Terashima, developer and trainer for the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center: Natural Disaster Awareness for Caregivers of Senior Citizens.
To participate in the webinar:
Toll Free Number: 888-325-0345
Participant passcode: 813-1392
For security reasons, the passcode will be required to join the conference.
Restrictions may exist when accessing freephone/toll free numbers using a mobile telephone.
Live Meeting™ Net Conference Access Information for Participants
Conference number: PW4462938
Audience passcode: 8131392
Participants can join the event directly at:

 Michael K. Yudin Elected Chair of the United States Access Board

The Access Board unanimously elected Michael K. Yudin of the U.S. Department of Education as its new Chair on March 12, 2014.  He succeeds Karen L. Braitmayer, FAIA, of Seattle as Board Chair.
The Access Board is an independent federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities through leadership in accessible design and the development of accessibility guidelines and standards.  Created in 1973 to ensure access to federally funded facilities, the Board is now a leading source of information on accessible design.  
For more information on the United States Access Board, please click the following link: http://www.access-board.gov/the-board

An exciting exhibition is coming to the Handwerker Gallery: Strange Bedfellows

Opening March 17, 2014.  Class visits can be scheduled with gallery director Mara Baldwin by email: mbaldwin@ithaca.edu. All events are free and open to the public.
 
STRANGE BEDFELLOWS
Collaborative Practice in Queer Art
Curated by Amy Cancelmo
March 17 - April 11, 2014

Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 20, 4.30-6.30 
 
Strange Bedfellows is a nationally traveling exhibition and catalogue exploring collaborative practice in queer art making curated by San Francisco art historian Amy Cancelmo and fiscally sponsored by the Queer Cultural Center (San Francisco). This exhibition offers a multiplicity of perspective on the queer experience and a variety of strategies for collaboration including political organizing, empathy, intersubjective identity, appropriation, familial relations, and romantic partnership.
Five of the artists featured in Strange Bedfellows will visit the Ithaca College campus over the course of the exhibition. These include Amos Mac, a photographer who will be speaking about his collaborations with queer artists and performers, as well as his work on the quarterly publication Original Plumbing, founded in 2009 as a publication for the documentation of and platform for trans voices, experiences, and bodies. Chris Vargas and Greg Youmanswill speak about their own video series, Falling in Love with Chris and Greg, an "odd couple"-style sitcom where Vargas and Youmans "play" themselves, addressing issues in their relationship and in the queer political arena, including gay marriage, pregnant men, and Proposition 8.
Also visiting the Ithaca College campus is artist/writer/curator Sean Fader whose photographic series, I Want to Put You On, depicts Fader's likeness digitally merged with bodies of his various subjects. Tara Mateik will travel to Ithaca to present a performance workshop as part of his project Friends of Dorothy, a body of work deconstructing the myths of home and identity through investigating The Wizard of Oz and The Wiz.  Collaborating with impersonators of queer icons Diana Ross and Judy Garland, Mateik's performances play with personification and identification of heroine Dorothy Gale. During his visit Mateik will recruit volunteers from the community to participate in the production of a new collaborative performance project based on Frank L. Baum's Oz sequel, The Army of Revolt.

Web Course on Job Development


Job Development Web Course April 2-15, 2014 Register now: https://trn-store.com/content/course-jobdev

TRN, Inc. is accepting enrollments for its popular 2-week, 18-hour web training covering key principles and hands-on tools for job development for youth and adults with disabilities. The course includes applying marketing principles, creating various job-seeking tools, and developing business partnerships.

Participants will learn to approach employers and represent job seekers with confidence. Registration is $159 US. Group rates available. Credit cards and purchase orders accepted, but payment must be received for enrollment. Participants can log on at any time during the course period and participate in the training.

The course will be taught by Dale DiLeo and Dawn Langton. Dale has provided marketing and job development seminars throughout the US and Canada, and Dawn is a marketing veteran and co-author of Get the Marketing Edge: A Job Developer's Toolkit for People with Disabilities.

Registration is limited and previous courses have filled to capacity. It includes over 80 web pages, activities, discussion, readings, and downloadable forms.

Download course outline:
https://trn-store.com/trn-courses/entry/Course-Outlines/MarketingCourseLog.pdf

The ‘Boys’ in the Bunkhouse - NYTimes.com

Disability Related Articles for the Week

Dr. Nora's Top Articles:
 
1.   “Mentally Ill More Often Victims of Violence than Perpetrators: Study” --- Within a six-month period of time, nearly one-third of adults with a mental health disorder are victimized, the study revealed. The researchers also ... --- Philly.com --- February 27, 2014  (U.S. – NATIONAL)  http://is.gd/ZCR2am
 
2.   “State Hit with Fines over Psych Hospitals” --- Perkins, a mentally ill woman, had been held in the County Jail on criminal charges. But when Perkins was transported to Napa State Hospital on Jan. --- Stockton Record --- March 5, 2014  (CALIFORNIA)  http://is.gd/eipLI5
 
3.   “Appeals Court Judge under Fire for Ordering New Rape Trial” --- “I had to go visit the Down syndrome woman who was the victim of the rape and tell her that even though a jury had convicted her assailant of the ... --- Atlanta Journal Constitution --- February 26, 2014  (GEORGIA)  http://is.gd/Y5cKmP
 
4.   “Louisiana Baptist Pastor David Lemley Accused of Raping Mentally Disabled Woman” --- A Baptist pastor has been arrested for allegedly raping a disabled woman who has a mental age of a seven-year-old at her father's request. --- Daily Mail --- March 3, 2014  (LOUISIANA)  http://is.gd/LmviKY
 
5.   “Ex-worker Accused of Abusing Disabled Adults at Beatrice Center Gets up to 15 Years in Prison” --- A former Beatrice State Developmental Center worker convicted of abusing developmentally disabled adults has again been ... --- The Republic --- February 27, 2014  (NEBRASKA)  http://is.gd/mgxm0L
 
6.   “Agency Sued in Sexual Assault of Autistic Man” --- The woman, who is a legal guardian for the developmentally disabled man from Lee, seeks compensatory damages arising from sexual assaults and ... --- Foster's Daily Democrat --- March 5, 2014  (NEW HAMPSHRE)  http://is.gd/JqFUBg
 
7.   “Abuse Not Tolerated, Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Says” --- The beating of Prince Bradley is one of 611 documented cases of abuse, neglect or exploitation of people with intellectual disabilities receiving ... --- The Tennessean --- February 27, 2014  (TENNESSEE) http://is.gd/zr7YyS
 
8.   “Fairer Treatment for Disabled Victims of Sexual Assault: Pilot Program” --- People with an intellectual disability struggle in the justice system, where they are often seen as unreliable witnesses. As a result many cases of ... --- ABC Online --- February 27, 2014  (AUSTRALIA)  http://is.gd/o3UtWE
 
9.   “Woman with Down Syndrome Wrongly Put in Facility, Family Says” --- A Toronto couple is asking for an apology and has plans to launch a human rights complaint after their 49-year-old sister with Down syndrome was ... --- CBC.ca --- February 26, 2014  (CANADA)  http://is.gd/c39Eg4
 
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