February 2016 Issue
January 27, 2016


Source: NYSUT United

It's an honor

William Brunken, United University Professions Upstate Medical chapter, was awarded a five-year, $2.2 million National Institutes of Health grant to study retinal development and disease. A professor of ophthalmology, neuroscience and physiology, Brunken hopes the study will lead to new diagnostics for ocular disease and to the development of new therapeutics.

A documentary produced by United Federation of Teachers retiree Michael Rothfeld was featured at the University of North Florida's Veterans Day events. "Forgotten War, Remembered Heroes" is a film about the Korean War.

In print

Joseph Dorinson, Long Island University Faculty Federation, published Kvetching and Shpritzing: Jewish Humor in American Popular Culture. The book examines the phenomenon of Jewish humor from its biblical origins to its prevalence in the modern diaspora. For copies, visit www.mcfarlandbooks.com or www.amazon.com.

Elyse S. Scott, Highland Teachers Association retiree, published Awakening the Middle School Voice: Engineering the Language Arts to Excite Adolescents. Scott shares projects, activities and writing prompts that inspire and engage students in English language arts classes and content area classes. The book is available at her publisher www.amle.org or at www.amazon.com.

Basilio Serrano, United University Professions Old Westbury chapter, published Puerto Rican Pioneers in Jazz 1900–1939. The book covers the roles played by musicians who came from Puerto Rico to join the jazz orchestras of New York, Washington and other locations.

The book is available at www.bn.com, www.amazon.com or www.iuniverse.com.

"Kudos!" recognizes the accomplishments of NYSUT members. Have good news you'd like to share? Email united@nysutmail.org; include "Kudos!" in the subject line.