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A Big Breakthrough in Nuclear Fusion

High-energy-density physicist Danae Polsin ’13 and professor of physics Stephen Padalino explain experiments that recently harnessed the same energy produced by the sun and stars — and what it may mean for the future of energy.

Gikonyo Wins American Chemical Society Award for Advancing Diversity

Barnabas Gikonyo, director of introductory chemistry labs and lecturer at SUNY Geneseo, has received the prestigious 2023 Stanley C. Israel Award for Advancing Diversity in the Chemical Sciences from the American Chemical Society (ACS) Committee on Minority Affairs.

Alumna Works for Better Health and Partnerships in Western Africa

Curiosity inspired Holly Nicole Kandel ’16 to move to Senegal. She built a career in Africa, advocating for health and community development.

Meet the President: Dancing With the Bhangra Crew

SUNY Geneseo President Denise A. Battles first saw the Bhangra student club perform during her early days on campus — and wanted to try it.

Student Managed Investment Fund Earns Students Hands-on Experience

Geneseo’s Student Managed Investment Fund provides real money for students to learn about investing first hand.

Alumna to Speak at SUNY Geneseo Master's Commencement

Educator Derinda McKinstry MSEd '17 will speak at SUNY Geneseo's master's degree commencement May 12.

Geneseo Announces Honorary Degree Recipient

SUNY Geneseo will award an honorary degree at its undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 20 to alum Molly Smith Metzler ’00.

Creative Writing Student Earns Fulbright Award to Israel

Julia Grunes ’23, an English (creative writing) and psychology double major from Monroe, NY, has won a 2023–24 US Student Fulbright award to Israel.

Geneseo Is a Voter Friendly Campus

SUNY Geneseo is designated a “Voter Friendly Campus” for 2023–24 through a program sponsored by the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and Fair Election Center’s Campus Vote Project.

International Relations Student Wins Critical Language Scholarship

Cora Woloson ’23 has won a Critical Language Scholarship award to study Hindi during Summer 2023 in Jaipur, India, at the American Institute of Indian Studies.

Video: Meet Rocio Ruiz ’23

Rocio Ruiz ’23 is a communication major from Freeport, NY. Watch this video to learn more about her Geneseo experience.

SUNY Chancellor King to Speak at Geneseo Commencement

State University of New York Chancellor John B. King Jr., EdD, will address SUNY Geneseo’s undergraduate Commencement ceremonies this year on Saturday, May 20.

Investigating the Spider That Masquerades as an Ant

A  biology professor and student researchers are discovering more about a species not documented in the United States until 2001.

Sustainability Fellow Advances Student and College Efforts

SUNY Geneseo has hired a recent alum as its first sustainability fellow to help the college’s sustainability efforts and guide sustainability interns in expanding their work. 

Students Invited to Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

SUNY Geneseo recently invited students into the college’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, prompted by their recent election by faculty members of the college’s chapter.

Q&A With Emma Belica ‘24

Emma Belica '24 is a dual biology and sustainability studies major from Buffalo, NY.

Using Fiction to Illuminate the Truth

Geneseo’s director of creative writing Kristen Gentry on writing — and revising — what you know.

American Rock Salt Lecture Examines a Crucial Force of Nature

Geology and microbiology professor Bruce W. Fouke will deliver the 19th annual American Rock Salt Lecture in Geology on Thursday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. at SUNY Geneseo in Newton Hall, room 202.

Neuroscience Major Wins Research Experience Scholarship

McNair Scholar Muwafaq "Moe" Ibrahim ’25, a neuroscience major from Rochester, NY, has won a scholarship for the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine Experience in Research during Summer 2023.

Q&A With Isabella Adamo ‘24

Isabella "Bella" Adamo ‘24 is a communication major from Barneveld, NY.

Q&A With Matt Weber '24

Matt Weber '24 is a communication major in the journalism and media track from Orchard Park, NY.

The Power of Inquiry to Understand and Help Our Communities

Investigative journalist Jared Bennett ’11 fights for accountability, including in the wake of weather disasters. 

Greek Life’s Gina Wittek ‘22

Gina Wittek ’22 has been the interim coordinator for Fraternal Life and Off-Campus Services in SUNY Geneseo’s Office of Fraternal Life since summer 2022. The coordinator provides resources to students involved with or interested in Greek life and those who are looking to move off-campus.

The Importance of Communication In Our Lives — And For Our Well-Being

Professor of Communication Meredith Harrigan studies people’s experiences with their families and social circles to gain insight into human behavior and how communication matters.

Carley Salerno ’23 Eyes a Legal Career

Carley Salerno '23 plans to become an attorney specializing in international law, and Geneseo provided opportunities that helped focus her college experience with that career goal in mind.