More than 1,000 Geneseo students study the sciences, exploring research and theory that may treat diseases and a host of other improvements, and improve our understanding of the world around us.
This weekend, students, faculty members and alumni will recognize Geneseo's strong tradition of scientific pursuit at the first Celebrating the Sciences event, Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17 with alumni panels, an alumni and faculty reception, faculty presentations and more.
Robert Rose '84, a virologist, will participate in the biology panel. He and his colleagues in the Infectious Diseases Division of the University of Rochester Medical Center developed a successful vaccine against cervical cancer.
The physics, geological sciences and biology panels are Friday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Newton classrooms (see schedule for room numbers).
"I think it is great to give our students a chance to hear from some of our successful alumni," says Professor Kurt Fletcher, chair of the physics department. "The Distinguished Alumni Panels provide an opportunity for our majors to look beyond the immediate concerns of the next assignment or the next lab report and think about their long-term dreams and goals."
Other panel members have found success in diverse careers and include professors, company presidents and founders, hydrologists, soil scientists, anesthesiologists, marketing directors and doctors.
Celebrating the Sciences kicks off Friday with tours of the $53 million Integrated Science Center (ISC) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturday, there is an All Sciences Celebration in the ISC lobby from 11 a.m. to noon.
View the complete schedule of events online.
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President Christopher C. Dahl will be on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Oct. 16, at 1 p.m. in front of Seneca Hall. He will be joined by Seneca County Manager Suzanne Sinclair.
Seneca Hall is also the college’s newest interest house, attracting writers of all genres, from songwriters to aspiring novelists and researchers. Writers House residents will perform songs and readings at the event. The ceremony also includes tours of the building and a dessert reception.
Writers House residents collectively develop expectations and goals each year and work with faculty fellows to plan programs, dinners and service projects. In Writers House, students can participate in readings and workshops presented by visiting writers and take courses in the seminar room.
Students will have the opportunity from alumni on leadership and finding personal success during the Women in Leadership panel today and a School of Business panel tomorrow.
The women's panel begins today at 2 p.m. in the Hunt Room of the Student Union. Speakers include the director of a capital management firm, and the vice president and controller of MLB Adventure Media, LP, which runs the Web arm of Major League Baseball. On Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m in Newton 204, alumni will share insight as part of the School of Business panel. Participating alumni include president and CEOs, company founders and finance.
Also on Thursday members of the college's Fed Challenge will conduct a special dress rehearsal before offiical compeition with successful business alumni.
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October 14, 2009
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