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Fulbrighter Brings U.S. Midterms to Belgian Undergrads

Leandra Marie Griffith ’16, a 2018-19 U.S. Student Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, provided a group of Belgian university students who were keen to learn more about the American political system, with a discussion on civics during last year's mid-term elections.

Ganie DeHart’s 25 Years of Sibling and Friend Research

SUNY Geneseo Distinguished Teaching Professor of Psychology Ganie DeHart recently surpassed the silver anniversary of her longitudinal study of sibling and friend relationships. The ongoing observation of the same people over time provides rich data for in-depth insight on behavioral development.

Creative Commons Founder to Give OEW Keynote

Called “the most important thinker on intellectual property in the Internet era,” by <em>The New Yorker</em>, Creative Commons founding member and Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig will deliver the Open Education Week’s keynote address at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 6 in Wadsworth Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Dance Ensemble Performs Keeping on Balance

SUNY Geneseo’s Department of Theatre and Dance Studies presents the Geneseo Dance Ensemble’s Dancing the Liberal Arts in Keeping on Balance. The program will be presented in the Alice Austin Theatre, William A. Brodie Hall, on the SUNY Geneseo campus on Feb. 28 and March 1–2 at 7:30 p.m., and on March 3 at 2 p.m.

Chemistry Grad Named to Forbes 30 Under 30

Michael Ruggiero ’12, an assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Vermont (UVM), was recently included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Science 2019 list. In this Q&A, he discusses his research and the excitement he gets from being in the lab.

Geneseo Named Top Fulbright Producer for 2 Years Running

For the second time in the College’s history, SUNY Geneseo has been named a Top Producer of U.S. Student Fulbright awards, the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has announced in its annual article in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Physics & Astronomy Receives APS Undergraduate Education Award

Geneseo’s Department of Physics and Astronomy is one of three undergraduate programs in the United States to earn the American Physical Society’s (APS) Award for Improving Undergraduate Physics Education for 2019.

Artist Steve Prince Inspires Community Art

New Orleans-born artist Steve Prince spent Jan. 28 through Feb. 1 on campus in conjunction with the innovative interdisciplinary course The Art of Steve Prince. The residency culminated in a community art project called Urban Garden, on view in SUNY Geneseo’s Kinetic Gallery through mid-February.

Farcical Madrid-Based Musical Runs Through Feb. 2

The Department of Music’s Musical Theatre Program’s latest production, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, runs this week, Jan. 30–Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m. with an additional matinee performance at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2. All performances are in Wadsworth Auditorium.

Scholar-Activist Childs to Deliver Diversity Summit Keynote

Dennis Childs, associate professor of African American literature at UC San Diego, will deliver the Diversity Summit's keynote address. Childs’ talk, “Creating a Social Justice Centered Approach to Diversity,” will be held in the MacVittie College Union Ballroom at 2:30–3:45 p.m., Friday, March 1. A Q&A session with Childs will follow the keynote. The event is free and open to the public.

Over 100 Volunteers Honor MLK Day With Service

The College's intergenerational Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Leadership and Service drew 110 people including SUNY Geneseo students, faculty, and staff; seniors connected with the Foster Grandparent program administered by the Livingston County Office for the Aging, and high school students from Geneseo Central’s Leadership and Service class.

SUNY Geneseo Introduces Enhanced Logo

In addition to welcoming students, staff and faculty back to campus this week, SUNY Geneseo is also welcoming an enhanced logo. Rolled out as part of the College’s ongoing branding and marketing efforts, the logo adds a more distinctive icon to the familiar stylized lettering already in use.

Geneseo Partners with Cuba’s Universidad de Holguín

On January 11, SUNY Geneseo President Denise A. Battles and Rectora C. Isabel Cristina Torres Torres of the Universidad de Holguín in Cuba signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU formally establishes a working partnership that will provide Geneseo students the opportunity to study at the Cuban institution and effectively demonstrates the College’s commitment to offering students global and cross-cultural experiences.

Oberg to Host Local History Workshop

SUNY Distinguished Professor Michael Leroy Oberg is hosting a workshop for nearly 60 local municipal historians on Saturday, Feb. 16.

Curricular Changes Show Success By Fourth Year

In a four-year study, Suann Yang, assistant professor of biology at SUNY Geneseo, and science faculty from other institutions found that student buy-in to a new curriculum increases with each successive undergraduate cohort — and learning gains did not suffer.

MLK Day of Leadership and Service

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Leadership and Service will enable Geneseo students and senior citizen volunteers to learn and work together on important community outreach efforts.

Overflowing Generosity For Holiday Drives

With nearly all of the holiday-season campus drives completed, the hosting departments and programs are reporting that they've collected an abundance of food, gifts, and other goods for families and others who are in need in our region.

Ilana Cahill Earns Certified Executive Chef Title

Ilana Cahill, an executive chef with Campus Auxiliary Services (CAS) at SUNY Geneseo, has recently earned her certification as an executive chef by the American Culinary Federation. This is the second highest certification offered by ACF.

Catalano ’20 Receives Gilman Award

Angela Catalano ’20 has won a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship in support of her Spring 2019 study abroad to Costa Rica. Angela’s award makes her the 27th Geneseo student to win this State Department award.

The Office of Financial Aid to Implement Students On Track

Students on Track (SOT) is an application that integrates with DegreeWorks to determine if courses count toward a student’s degree program according to federal and state regulations. SOT will be operational in Spring 2019 for advanced registration of the Fall 2019 term.

Evans Named SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor

Beverly J. Evans, professor of French and Western Humanities in Geneseo’s Department of Languages and Literatures, is among the latest cohort of 14 faculty members the State University of New York Board of Trustees has named to a distinguished professorship.

Holiday Choral Performance

Members of Southside Boys and Hips-n-Harmony will join the Geneseo Chamber Singers and Spectrum Singers in a festive holiday-themed choral concert at historic St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in the Village of Geneseo at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. 

Holiday Good-Deeds Round-Up

With the holidays upon us, many departments across campus are collecting food, gifts, and other goods for those in need this holiday season. Here is a sampling of what is needed for those less fortunate in our region. Please check back often for updates to the list.

Student-led Composting Program Cultivates Waste

Student interns from the Office of Sustainability have created a compost-collection program that includes distributing compost buckets to individual faculty and staff members who are diverting the compostable waste they generate during the day .

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.