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Lavery Library Makes History with ALIAS


Lavery Library at St. John Fisher College made history this summer as it was one of the first libraries in the world to complete a fully automated article request. The library used ALIAS, a new tool designed to help streamline the Interlibrary Loan process. Developed by a New York State cooperative called the IDS Project, ALIAS has been so successful that the information giant OCLC has agreed to take ALIAS global. Read More

Fisher Professors Present "Putting Rochester on the Map: George Goler, M.D., and Health Care for All" for First Friday Lecture Series

Fisher Professors Present  	"Putting Rochester on the Map: George Goler, M.D., and Health Care for All" for First Friday Lecture Series


Three Fisher faculty members presented "Putting Rochester on the Map: George Goler, M.D., and Health Care for All" on Friday, October 2, as part of the College's First Friday Faculty Lecture Series. The presenting professors were: Dr. Carolyn Vacca, Assistant Professor of History; Dr. Lisa Jadwin, Professor of English; and Dr. Timothy Madigan, Assistant Professor of Philosophy. Read More

New Orleans Poet Mark Yakich to Present Poetry Reading on Sept. 24

New Orleans Poet Mark Yakich to Present Poetry Reading on Sept. 24


Poet and artist Mark Yakich will present a poetry reading during a visit to St. John Fisher College. The event is free and open to the public. Yakich is a creative writing professor at Loyola University. Read More

NRCCUA Names Dr. Gerard Rooney to Board of Advisors


The National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA) announced the appointment of Dr. Gerard Rooney to the organization's Board of Advisors. Dr. Rooney brings with him nearly 30 years of experience in education from both secondary and higher education, as well as executive administration levels. He currently serves St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y., as the Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management and Planning. Read More

McCarthy Writes From Cork to the New World: A Journey for Survival

McCarthy Writes <i>From Cork to the New World: A Journey for Survival</i>


Michael McCarthy, Director of Safety and Security, is the author of the recently published From Cork to the New World: A Journey for Survival. The book is a work of historical fiction based on a true story: rather than watch their children weaken and starve, the McCarthy and Sullivan families leave poverty-stricken Ireland to become part of the Peter Robinson Settlement in Canada. Read More

Dr. Todd Sodano Earns Ph.D. from Syracuse University

Dr. Todd Sodano Earns Ph.D. from Syracuse University


Dr. Todd Sodano, Instructor of Communication/Journalism, received his doctoral hood from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University on Saturday, May 9. Dr. Sodano was awarded the All-University Doctoral Prize, which recognizes students who have demonstrated particular excellence in scholarship and research at the doctoral level. Dr. Sodano's dissertation examined HBO's series "The Wire." Read More

Professor Sarachan Presents at Three Recent Conferences


Jeremy Sarachan, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication/Journalism, presented at three conferences over the summer. First, he presented "Your Biggest Fan: Using Facebook Pages as a Course Management Tool" at the SUNY Conference on Instructional Technologies in Oswego, N.Y. on May 20, where he spoke about his experiences using the social networking site for online course management. Read More

Madigan Authors Sports: Why People Love Them!

Madigan Authors <i>Sports: Why People Love Them!</i>


University Press of America has published Sports: Why People Love Them! by Dr. Tim Madigan, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at St. John Fisher College, and Tim Delaney, Associate Professor of Sociology at SUNY Oswego. The book examines the reasons why billions of people, from all over the world, love sports. Read More

St. John Fisher College Receives $889,665 Grant from National Science Foundation to Support the Education of Math Teachers


The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program of the National Science Foundation has awarded the School of Arts and Sciences at St. John Fisher College a prestigious federal grant worth $889,665. The funds will support the Fisher Scholars for Rural Schools (FISCHRS) Project, which is a cooperative effort among St. John Fisher College, local community colleges, and rural K-12 school districts to increase the number of middle school and high school math teachers in Western New York. Read More

Lavery Library Presents "Vicious Scissors" Exhibit

Lavery Library Presents


Lavery Library's latest exhibit, "Vicious Scissors: Paper and Fiber Collage by Ren Vasiliev," is on display through October 30 at St. John Fisher College. Vasiliev's involvement in experimental textile works has been to expand the conventional tessellations of textiles into the medium of art collage, both in fiber and paper, and sometimes both together. In celebration of the exhibit, an opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 17 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Lavery Library. Read More


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