SUNY Oneonta News

March 5, 2010



ONEONTA, N.Y. -- Dr. Leslie Hasbargen, Assistant Professor in the Earth Sciences Department of the SUNY College at Oneonta, has been named the recipient of the College's 2010 Academic Excellence Award for the Use of Instructional Technology. He will receive the award at a dessert reception in the Craven Lounge of the Morris Conference Center on Thursday, March 18, at 4 p.m. Following the reception, Dr. Hasbargen and his students will offer a presentation about their conversion of field observations into digital information and its integration with other spatial data in a computer mapping environment. Admission to the event is complimentary, and members of the community are invited to attend.

Dr. Hasbargen, a specialist in geomorphology, joined the SUNY Oneonta faculty in 2007. He holds a doctorate in geology from the University of Minnesota, and he taught previously at the University of Delaware, Indiana University--Northwest, University of St. Thomas, and University of Minnesota.

As a geomorphologist, Dr. Hasbargen's research interests center on reading landscapes, investigating mass transport processes and their impacts on landscapes, and examining how tectonic uplift and climate affect process activity. At SUNY Oneonta, he teaches courses in earth science, geomorphology, environmental geology, glacial geology, geoscience research techniques, and geological data analysis.

Now in its ninth year, the Academic Excellence Award for the Use of Instructional Technology is made possible in part by the gifts of College at Oneonta alumni to the Alumni Annual Fund. In recognition of the award, Dr. Hasbargen will receive $1,000 from the College's Fund for Academic Excellence, and the Earth Sciences Department will receive funds to purchase technology or to bring in a distinguished speaker on technology.

Anyone planning to attend the reception is asked to contact Sue Augugliaro at SUNY Oneonta at (607) 436-2684.

More information about the award and the presentation is available from Deb McClenon, the College's Technology Training Coordinator, at (607) 436-2871 or




For more information about the College, please call the Community Relations Office at (607) 436-2748 or send e-mail to Hal Legg, Director of Communications.

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