News & Notes – June 5


— Hilbert’s Computer Security program & professor Alan Katerinsky were featured in Buffalo Business First (subscriber content) –

— Hilbert professor Alan Katerinsky appeared on @news4buffalo as a cyber security expert on #SmartCards –


— Hilbert Provost Christopher Holoman recently updated his blog –What’s So Liberal about Liberal Arts? – Check it out today

— The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce Leaders of WNY Present Hilbert President, Cynthia Zane for a special lunch presentation >>>

— Hilbert English professor Herb Kauderer has been nominated for another international poetry award, as two of his poems from 2014 have been nominated for the Dwarf Star Award as best short (ten lines or less) speculative poem of the year.

The nominated poem “Restoration” was originally published in June of 2014 in the book Mo’ Joe: The Anthology from Beatlick Press.  The poem “private source” was also nominated.  “Private source” originally appeared in the author’s chapbook collection The Book of Answers published in July of 2014 by Written Image, and marks the fifth poem from the book to be nominated for a major award.  The Book of Answers was published with the help of an arts grant from Hilbert College, and was featured as part of the Arts in the Library Reception and Poetry Reading in Hilbert’s McGrath Library last November.

Nominations are juried, while the awards are determined by a vote of members of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA).  The nominated poems will appear in the 2015 Dwarf Star anthology.  The SFPA was established in 1978 and administers the Rhyslings Awards and The Elgin Awards as well as the Dwarf Star Awards.

Recent poetry publications by Professor Kauderer include the poem “microwords” in Gnarled Oak #3, and the haiku “new artfoms” in Scifaikuest May 2015 print version.

— Professor Chris Gallant was asked to produce a fundraising initiative video for The Public. The fundraiser will help the publication to, “reward the amazing work that our contributors do to make our paper and website the engaging and visually arresting products that they have become.” The Public goes on to say, “we’d like to do even more for both our contributors and for the public at large by providing more content and better pay.”
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—  Professor Gallant has also been asked to be an Emmy judge for the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Mid-Atlantic Chapter. He will be judging the Lifestyle Program/Special and Overall Excellence categories.

— Also, Gallant was promoted to Associate Professor of Digital Media and Communication.