A hallmark for SUNY Geneseo is the undergraduate research opportunities that students like biochemistry majors Laura Williams ’21 and Wady Jacoby '21 undertake with faculty mentors. Approximately 450 students per year earn directed study academic credit for research, and up to 70 conduct summer research through internal and externally funded grants.
The State University of New York at Geneseo has invited 101 students into the college’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa this spring, prompted by their recent election by the college’s faculty. Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest and most widely known academic honor society.
Educator and author Matthew Rozell ’83, ’88 MS, will deliver the annual Kenneth Roemer Lecture on World Affairs at SUNY Geneseo. His talk, “Liberation, 1945: An American GI Response to the Holocaust During WWII,” will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, in the Doty Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
The U.S. Green Building Council recently awarded Red Jacket Dining Complex with a Gold certification in Leadership Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for its green-minded design, construction and operations.
Rachel Britton ’18 has won a 2020–21 U.S. Student Fulbright/Icelandic Ministry of Education and Culture Award. She will study modern Icelandic at the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies at the University of Iceland in Reykjavík.
The InSight mission to Mars has completed its first Earth year of observations. The results were published as a set of six papers in Nature journals. The papers show that Mars is seismically active and reveal information about its complex atmosphere, magnetic field and geology. SUNY Geneseo Assistant Professor Nicholas Warner is a co-author on two of the papers that detail the discovery of quakes on Mars—marsquakes—and describe the alien landscape at the landing site.
The American chestnut tree was made functionally extinct by an invasive blight fungus in the early 1900s. Work is currently underway to develop a blight-resistant variety through breeding and genetic engineering. With the potential reintroduction of American chestnut in the Eastern United States, SUNY Geneseo assistant professor of geography Stephen Tulowiecki, mapped the historical location of chestnut using land surveyors from 1797–1799. His research appears in the journal Forest Ecology and Management.
SUNY Geneseo has updated and expanded its existing gender-neutral language guide to include additional guidelines for writing about Abilities and Disabilities and Ethnic and Racial Designations as well as Gender, Sex, and Sexuality. The new Inclusive Language Guide is grounded in academically regarded sources such as The Chicago Manual of Style and reflects the style guidelines of peer universities and best practices for inclusive writing.
SUNY Geneseo ranked No. 8 among medium-sized schools on the agency’s list of top 25 volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2020. For the past six years, Geneseo has consistently ranked within the top 25 medium-sized schools. This year marks the highest ranking for the College since entering the ranks in 2014. There are 25 alums currently volunteering in countries around the world.
Geneseo’s undergraduate commencement will feature a keynote by Leo M. Lambert ’76, PhD. The undergraduate ceremonies are Saturday, May 16 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Ira S. Wilson Ice Arena.
Thanks to funding from the State University of New York’s Capital Program, which is financed by the State of New York, SUNY Geneseo is moving forward with a $35 million renovation of Milne Library. The fully renovated library is expected to open during the 2024–25 academic year.