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Greg ’64 and Elizabeth O’Connell Endowment Announced

The Greg ’64 and Elizabeth O’Connell Family Endowment supports general scholarships for students with financial need from the Downstate New York area with a preference for students living in Brooklyn, particularly the Red Hook area.

A Mentor’s Magic

Alumnus Paul Grassi '96 reflects on two moments during his undergraduate years as a business major at Geneseo that would change the course of his professional life.

NYC Business Trip Prepares Students for the World of Finance

Several alumni met with current students from the School of Business during their annual New York City trip. Alums working in finance emphasizes the types of positions available to accounting majors, from financial planners to risk managers.

Jeremy Jackson's '16 Shakespeare Gig

Jeremy Jackson ’16 found a way this summer to combine his two passions: literature and theater. Jackson served multiple roles both behind the scenes and on stage working with the Shake on the Lake theater troupe.

Sturges, Fraser Renovations to Expand Learning, Collaboration Spaces

SUNY Geneseo plans to renovate two core campus buildings as part of its ongoing efforts to maintain and redesign facilities to create effective learning environments on campus as outlined in the College’s strategic plan.

CJ Burke '19 Takes the Lead on Data-to-Sound Innovation Team

A team of Geneseo faculty members, a student and a small-business consultant are exploring how large amounts of data can be conveyed through sound thanks to a $50,000 NSF Innovation Corps-National Innovation Network Teams grant.  School of Business student CJ Burke '19 is the entrepreneurial lead, serving as the team's spokesperson.

Geneseo's 2018-19 Presidential Scholars

Fourteen SUNY Geneseo students are Presidential Scholars for the 2018-19 academic year, representing a variety of academic areas and exemplifying the college's institutional values. A presidential scholar is a top-achieving member of the senior class who also serves as an ambassador for the college.

Geneseo Tops U.S. News’ ‘Best Undergrad Teaching’ for 8th Time

SUNY Geneseo tops the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Undergraduate Teaching” rankings among regional universities in the North in its Best Colleges 2019 guidebook. The College also ranked second in the “Top Public Schools” category for regional universities in the North and is 14th in the overall regional category of 187 public and private institutions.

Geneseo Offers Free Entertainment at Fringe Festival

Geneseo faculty and students will provide a day of free entertainment at this year’s Rochester Fringe Festival. Scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Lyric Theatre at 440 East Ave. in Rochester, performances will include music, dance and spoken word.

Milne Library Colleagues Launch OASIS 

SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library recently developed and launched an innovative new search tool that can access 52 different OER sources that contain more than 150,000 items. OASIS (Openly Available Sources Integrated Search), was co-developed by Ben Rawlins, director of Milne Library, and Bill Jones, digital resources and systems librarian at SUNY Geneseo.

Urso Gains Three Grants for Soaring Stars Program

Annmarie Urso, associate professor of education and director of the Soaring Stars program in the School of Education, has received three grants to support the program and additional funding for a key transition component of the program.

Geneseo Joins Other SUNYs on 3rd Mission to Puerto Rico

Kyle Matthews, assistant professor of Spanish, led a group of 10 Geneseo students who joined 19 students from other campuses as part of the SUNY Stands With Puerto Rico initiative. The students helped repair and replace roofs, doors, and windows on residents' homes.

Ozubko Earns NIH Grant to Study Development of Spatial Memories

Jason Ozubko, assistant professor of psychology at SUNY Geneseo, has received a three-year $370,245 Academic Research enhancement Award research grant from the National Institute on Neurological Disorder and Stroke.

McClure Receives NSF Grant for Data-to-Sound Conversion Project

Faculty member Glenn McClure has received a $50,000 National Science Foundation Innovation Corps-National Innovation Network Teams grant to explore the interpretation and representation of large amounts of data through non-speech audio such as music.

For Kate Dunn '15, a Rewarding Fulbright Experience in Malaysia

As a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Malaysia, Kate Dunn '15 is living her dream of becoming a global citizen and helping build positive relationships among nations.

Planetary Geologist Nick Warner Part of NASA's InSight Mars Mission

Nick Warner is taking a special interest in this Saturday’s planned launch in California of NASA’s InSight Mars lander since he’s been instrumental in determining where it will land in November. Warner, assistant professor of geological sciences at SUNY Geneseo and a planetary geologist, will be at Vandenberg Air Force Base for the liftoff as a member of the InSight Mission science team.

Three Receive Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence

Three Geneseo students have received 2018 Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence. SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson presented the awards to the following Geneseo students, all seniors: Jeffrey Doser from Penfield, N.Y.; Justen Geddes from Dryden, N.Y.; and Kaitlin Pfundstein from Wantagh, N.Y.

Sarah Simon ’17 Earns Fulbright to Teach in Uruguay

When asked to explain what winning a 2018-19 U.S. Student Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) award to Uruguay means to her, Sarah Simon ’17 replies in Spanish, “No fue el pez el que descubrió el agua” or “It wasn't the fish that discovered water.” This maxim has guided her journey since Geneseo.

Alumna Receives Early-Career Teaching Recognitions

Geneseo alumna Felicia Vanacore '13 is making a mark as an elementary school kindergarten teacher in the Orlando, Florida, area.

College Recognizes Commitment to Service and Volunteerism

SUNY Geneseo recognized individuals, student organizations, and community organizations with volunteer and service awards during the college’s annual Volunteer and Service Awards Dinner March 21.

Alumna Leandra Griffith ’16 Latest Geneseo ‘Fulbrighter’

Alumna Leandra Marie Griffith ’16 has won a 2018-19 U.S. Student Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) award for Belgium.

Patrick Buckley '19 Takes ‘Discovery Cafe’ Experience to National AAAS Meeting

Biochemistry major Patrick Buckley ’19 from Horseheads, N.Y., represented SUNY Geneseo at the recent annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), among the most highly regarded science organizations in the world.

Alumnus Gerald Rhodes ’74 to Receive Honorary Degree at Commencement

SUNY Geneseo alumnus Gerald Rhodes ’74, who has made significant contributions in research and development in the pharmaceutical industry, will receive an honorary doctor of science degree during Geneseo’s morning Commencement May 12.

Geneseo in Top 10 of National Voter Registration Day Efforts

SUNY Geneseo is among the top 10 community partners recognized nationally by the National Voter Registration Day organization for the Center for Community’s efforts in collecting registrations during the 2017 Voter Registration Day. Geneseo was one of two colleges in the top 10.

SUNY Geneseo Among Peace Corps’ 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities

Geneseo is ranked No. 10 among medium- size schools on the Peace Corps’ 2018 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. Currently, 23 Geneseo alumni are volunteering with the program worldwide.