Evelyn Welch '19 has always been interested in the medical field, and chose to study biology and pursue a minor in human development to learn about the body and mind. She also loves to act, dance, and play music. She explored all her passions during her four years at Geneseo and found her career path along the way.
Leah Christman '19. an English literature and Honors Program major, has won a 2019–20 U.S. Student Fulbright award. She will serve as a Fulbright-Nehru English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in either a middle or secondary school in a community in India.
Nolberto Jaramillo ’21, biology, and Daniel Brush ’20, chemistry, have been awarded 2019 DAAD RISE scholarships to intern this summer in German research laboratories. Jaramillo will work in Erlangen, Germany at the Friedrich-Alexander Universität in the Bosserhoff Laboratory. Brush will be researching in Giessen, Germany with the Schreiner Research Group at Justus-Liebig-Universität.
SUNY Geneseo alumni Mark J. Ashley ’77 and Joseph Carr will receive honorary degrees at this year’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 18. Ashley is the co-founder and president/CEO of the Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS). Carr is a highly regarded fine wine producer, proprietor, and vintner.
Stephen Leone, a professor of chemistry and physics at Berkeley, will give the Jean Dreyfus Lecture at 7–8 p.m., Tuesday, March 12 in Newton 202. In his lecture, “X-ray Eyes,” Leone will discuss the broad realm of X-rays, from their discovery and uses in medicine, to science fiction and new experiments in the chemistry lab. A reception in Newton will immediately precede the event. Leone’s talk is free and open to the public.
First-generation Neha Marolia ’19 — an Indian American from Syosset, NY — began her schooling without a working knowledge of English. This May, she’ll graduate with a degree in English education and a passion for bringing language and literature to others.
A group of undergrads is staging philosophy takeovers in area schools as a way to introduce philosophical topics to high school students. The collaboration between Geneseo and local schools uses techniques such as The Trolley Problem to emphasize the value of studying philosophy.
SUNY Geneseo is hosting biological anthropologist Tanya M. Smith ‘97, Ph.D., for a lecture based on her recent book, The Tales Teeth Tell. Smith’s talk takes place at 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 2 in Newton 204. Smith’s talk will be followed by a book signing. Copies of her book will be available for sale. The event is free and open to the public.
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.
Called “the most important thinker on intellectual property in the Internet era,” by The New Yorker, 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.
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.
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.