This year, Geneseo’s physics and astronomy department is celebrating 50 years, with more students in the major than ever —220. In 1963, there were just three.Popularity of the discipline at Geneseo is reflected in recently compiled data by the American Institute of Physics. Geneseo's Department of Physics and Astronomy awarded more bachelor's degrees in physics during the 2011-12 academic year than any other physics departments in the country in which a bachelor's is the highest physics degree offered.
Geneseo is celebrating Cultural Harmony Week Oct. 24 through Nov. 2 with events designed to address a wide variety of community and diversity issues, including race, religion, gender, ethnicity and non-Western culture. This year’s theme, “Constructing & Reaffirming “I”dentity,” will explore how individuals of diverse backgrounds are constructing their identity.
In case of an emergency at Geneseo, everyone needs pertinent information, as soon as possible. That’s the driving force behind the “Big Voice” speaker system that can be heard all over campus. “Big Voice” is the newest addition to the college’s emergency notification procedures and will be activated during an all-campus NY-Alert and emergency communication test, scheduled for Oct. 30 at 2:30 p.m.
Now through Dec. 7, in the Lockhart Gallery, McClellan House, 26 Main St., Geneseo, there is an exhibition of prints from the renowned printmaker Curlee R. Holton’s collection, “Othello-Re-imagined in Sepia,” which explores Othello as “the ultimate Black Signifier.” Shakespeare’s Othello tells a story of nobility and agency presented in the literature and in the visual environment that Holton provides for him.
On Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 2:30 p.m., in the College Union Ballroom, Jennifer Thompson and Ronald Cotton will be presenting the lecture “Picking Cotton”, dealing with issues of crime, perception, memory, race and forgiveness.