Apr. 17, 2015


Two graduating seniors have received honorable mentions in the highly competitive Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Receiving the honors were Erika Danielsen, a geology major from Merrick, N.Y., in the geosciences/stratigraphy category, and Matt Destefano, a chemistry major from Germantown, N.Y., in the chemistry/chemical synthesis category. They were among the top 25 percent receiving awards or honorable mentions in the international competition.

Apr. 14, 2015


Faculty members at the State University of New York at Geneseo have elected 83 students to the college’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most widely known academic honor society. Students from both the junior and senior classes are selected each spring for membership into the organization.

Apr. 14, 2015


SUNY Geneseo students raised a record $171,000 in Saturday’s 10th annual Relay for Life, a signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society (ACS) that helps support cancer research and support services for cancer patients. The event raised more than $131,000 last year.

Geneseo In the News
Mar. 25, 2015


Ian Alam, professor of marketing in Geneseo's School of Business, was featured on the website CardHub as an "Ask the Experts" panelist responding to a series of questions on price-matching in the retail industry. CardHub is a credit card comparison website for consumers.

Feb. 10, 2015


David Robertson, associate professor and chair of the Department of Geography, was recently featured on Buffalo TV station WGRZ describing his research on the Genesee Oaks. A cultural-historical geographer, David's research shows that Geneseo's renowned old growth oak trees are remnants of a Seneca-maintained oak savanna that survived 19th century pioneer land clearance due to the progressive land management policies of the Wadsworth family. David says the project adds to our understanding of the geography and history of the Genesee Valley and advances awareness of Native American environmental agency and landscape heritage in eastern North America. He is now collaborating with natural scientists from the University at Buffalo on a National Science Foundation grant to fund expansion of the project using geospatial modeling and dendrochronology, scientifically studying the annual rings of trees to determine the dates and chronological order of past events.

Jan. 12, 2015


SUNY Geneseo Professor of History Emilye Crosby has authored two separate articles that provide historical perspective on the current American historical film "Selma," the story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s work to secure equal voting rights via the historic march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965, leading to the signing of the Voting Rights Act. Crosby has an article titled "The Selma Voting Rights Struggle: 15 Key Points from Bottom-Up History and Why It Matters Today" on the "Teaching for Change" website. A shorter version, titled "Ten Things You Should Know About Selma Before You See the Film," is published on the news website "Common Dreams."