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viral. Freshman Alexis Carillo tossed a ﬂip throw to senior
Gabrianna Boldinski, who connected for a header and the
game-winning goal during the Bengals' October 24, 2015,
game against Oneonta. Video of the stunning shot was
shared across the web and earned attention from local
and national media, including CBS Sports.
Student Presents Mars-Mapping Research at
Buffalo State student Hiruni Senarath Dassanayake spent
eight weeks mapping a section of Mars and presented
her research at the 2015 Geological Society of America
(GSA) annual meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, in
November thanks to an Undergraduate Summer Research
Fellowship from the Undergraduate Research Office.
urban, rural, homeless, special needs, and others-to
hear advice from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan;
Google EDU's Jaime Casap; ﬁrst-generation student
and co-founder of 1vyG Manuel Contreras; musical artist
Wale; and a panel of rising sophomores who met with the
ﬁrst lady last year.
FACULT Y AND STAFF ACHIEVEMENT
Fulbright Scholar Practices Flipped Classroom in India.
Tina Carter, lecturer of mathematics, spent the spring
2016 semester as a Fulbright scholar at the University
of Hyderabad in India teaching abstract algebra to
70 students enrolled in the School of Mathematics
and Statistics. Carter used a hybrid model of a flipped
Students Launch New Line of Buffalo State Apparel.
classroom, which "ﬂips" the pattern of a traditional lecture
Buffalo State students Terron Grant and Nubia Hill
created a new line of licensed Buffalo State apparel called
Black Fire Clothing. Sweatshirts and long-sleeved T-shirts
graced with a stylized bengal are available in black, gray,
or maroon from the Barnes & Noble at Buffalo State
Bookstore and from the Black Fire website. The campus's
Small Business Development Center guided Grant and
Hill in creating a business plan for their company.
course so that students study the material on their own
outside of class and work on problems, with the help of
the instructor, in the classroom.
10 Black Cross Project Initiates Dialogue on Race,
Members of the Buffalo State faculty partnered with
students, student organizations, and other campus entities
to launch a campuswide dialogue about race and the
Student Attends White House Summit.
meaning of social justice in the United States through a
Buffalo State biology student Sumitra Acharya, a native
of Nepal, met President Barack Obama and Michelle
Obama at the ﬁrst lady's "Beating the Odds" summit,
attended by approximately 140 college-bound students,
in July 2015. As part of her Reach Higher initiative,
Michelle Obama invited a diverse group of U.S. teens-
new initiative called the Black Cross Project. The project,
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which ran from November 8 through 13, 2015, featured a
panel discussion and the installation of 300 small black
crosses on the Horace Mann Quad, representing the
number of unarmed people of color who died in police
custody or were killed by officers from 2012 to 2015.