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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.