Dr. Pauline Hoffmann, dean of the School of Communication, spoke at the Young Nonprofit Professionals (YNPN) conference in Buffalo, N.Y. on Friday, March 24. Her speech was titled "So you have a crisis, now what?" She addressed common things organizations, particularly nonprofits, may do when faced with a crisis, including how to use and monitor social media.
A book by Dr. Chris Mackowski, professor of journalism and mass communication, has been selected as a finalist for the Army Historical Foundation’s 2016 Distinguished Writing Award. Mackowski's book, "Hell Itself: The Battle of the Wilderness," focuses on the opening engagement of Ulysses S. Grant’s 1864 Overland Campaign during the Civil War.
Dr. Kimberly Young, professor of communication in the Jandoli School of Communication, had the paper "Integrating psychological and neurobiological considerations regarding the development and maintenance of specific Internet-use disorders: An Interaction of Person-Affect-Cognition-Execution (I-PACE) model" published in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. The paper was co-authored with Dr. Matthias Brand, director of the Center for Behavioral Addiction Research at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany; Dr. Klaus Wölfling, professor of psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy at the Johannes Gutenberg Medical School in Germany, and Dr. Marc Potenza, professor of psychiatry and neuroscience at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn.
Carole McNall, assistant professor of journalism and mass communication, was one of the participants for the Effect of Big Media and Big Money on Political Campaigns panel, held on October 6 in Buffalo, N.Y. Moderator for the panel was retired Jandoli School Dean Lee Coppola, and her fellow panelists were Professor James A. Gardner, interim dean of SUNY at Buffalo School of Law, and Jim Heaney, editor and executive director of the Investigative Post. The program was sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Buffalo Niagara, the Western New York chapter of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, the Bar Association of Erie County and UB School of Law.
The Buffalo News published "Election coverage needs more stories on policy issues," an op-ed by Dr. Rich Lee, associate professor in the Russell J. Jandoli School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The article appeared on April 17, two days before the New York state primary. Lee also was quoted in "Scandals Involving Governors Continue to Ebb," an article posted on Governing magazine's website on April 18.
Anne Lee, an adjunct instructor of journalism, and Caitlyn Morral, a sophomore in Lee's JMC/WS 482 (Women, Minorities and the Media) class, took part in the 2016 Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference at New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute on March 12. The entire 482 class contributed to "Exploring the Women in Journalism Oral History Project," which Lee and Morral presented as part of the conference's "Gender, Memory and the Press" panel.
Dr. Pauline Hoffmann was a presenter at the October conference of NYS Women, Inc. She is the chapter president of the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women, Inc. Hoffmann presented at the conference on two topics: dealing with difficult people and with generational differences in the workplace, and the importance of marketing and branding for your organization.
She was also a panelist and guest speaker at YNPN (Young Nonprofit Professionals Network) Greater Buffalo Summit on Oct. 2. The speaking engagement touched on "Your role in Public Relations, especially if you think you don't have one" and focused on the role each of us plays in promoting — or demeaning — our company/organization.
Research conducted in St. Bonaventure’s Journalists’ Workshop experiential learning course was presented at the New York State Communication Association conference on Oct. 17.
Anne and Richard Lee, who teach the course, are working with their students to determine whether the sense of community is shifting away from traditional geographic-based communities and turning toward topic- and interest-based communities formed around subjects such as sports, theater and public policy.
The research, presented during an “Are You in or Out? Communities and their Boundaries” panel discussion, also was the topic of an op-ed article co-authored by the Lees in the Oct. 18 Buffalo News.
To view the op-ed, click here.
Dr. Chris Mackowski, professor of journalism and mass communication, has co-authored an article that appears in the latest edition of Civil War Times magazine.
“Another Butchery: The Third and Final Union Attack on Spotsylvania’s ‘Bloody Angle’” examines the May 18 assault during the 1864 battle of Spotsylvania Court House. The assault is overshadowed by two earlier attacks — May 10 and May 12 — yet its scope and size made it one of the largest attacks of the campaign up to that point.
Mackowski collaborated on the article with frequent co-author Kristopher D. White. Both have served as historians for the National Park Service at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.
With nearly 50,000 subscribers, Civil War Times is the largest and oldest magazine devoted to the American Civil War.
Dr. Kimberly Young, program director of SBU’s Master's in Strategic Leadership program, was one of the distinguished panelists at the National Academy of Sciences conference on Digital Media and Developing Minds Oct. 14-16, 2015, at the Beckman Center in Irvine, Calif. She was on a panel dealing with Digital Addiction and Children.
The colloquium’s purpose was to identify and report on state-of-the-art research on the impact of digital media on developing minds; establish a dialogue between medical researchers and those in the social sciences who study media effects, educators, funders and industry; and set the agenda for future research needed in order to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks to children and teens in the digital age.
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