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Academic Affairs News

The news items below are sorted by date published (newest at the top). The Division of Academic Affairs also puts out a periodic newsletter, Acmes and Accolades.

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Dance Ensemble Performs Dancing to Defy Limits

SUNY Geneseo’s Department of Theatre and Dance Studies presents the Geneseo Dance Ensemble in Dancing to Defy Limits. The program will be presented in the Alice Austin Theatre, William A. Brodie Hall, on the Geneseo campus on November 21–23 at 7:30 p.m. and November 24 at 2 p.m. The performances are open to the public and free parking is available. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Student Association Ticket Office or online at bbo.geneseo.edu.

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A Q&A with Jason Ozubko: 'I Study Human Memory'

Assistant Professor Jason Ozubko runs the Human Cognition and Memory Lab at SUNY Geneseo. Ozubko, a faculty member in the Department of Psychology, was recently awarded a grant from the National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to study spatial memory using Google Street View. The project, which is aided by undergraduate researchers, is in its second year.

Irene Belyakov-Goodman, Andrea Klein, Melanie Medeiros
Academic Affairs Honors Five with Annual Awards

The Division of Academic Affairs honored five employees on October 21 with its Awards for Outstanding Commitment to Geneseo’s Values. Provost Stacey Robertson recognized recipients at the division’s annual Fall Festival where faculty and staff celebrated their colleagues’ accomplishments.

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Online and Study Abroad Intersession Courses Expanded for 2020

Geneseo’s successful enhanced intersession term is expanded this year with additional offerings of online and study abroad courses for winter break. The term, which runs December 30, 2019–January 21, 2020, allows students to earn credits in the interval between fall and spring terms.

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Meet Our New Faculty and Staff: Part 4

Get to know the faculty and staff who have recently joined Geneseo. This is part four in a continuing series welcoming the newest members of our family and introducing them to the campus.

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Meet Our New Faculty and Staff: Part 3

Get to know the faculty and staff who have recently joined Geneseo. This is part three in a continuing series welcoming the newest members of our family and introducing them to the campus.

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Meet Our New Faculty and Staff: Part 2

Get to know the faculty and staff who have recently joined Geneseo. This is part two in a continuing series welcoming the newest members of our family and introducing them to the campus.

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Meet Our New Faculty and Staff: Part 1

Get to know the faculty and staff who have recently joined Geneseo. This is part one in a continuing series welcoming the newest members of our family and introducing them to the campus.

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Geneseo a Forbes Best Value College

SUNY Geneseo has been named to Forbes’ 2019 “America’s Best Value Colleges” list, ranking 115th on the comprehensive list of 300 public and private colleges, up from 175th when Forbes first began the ranking in 2016. The College ranks fifth out of the ten SUNY institutions on the list.

Janine Rossi '18 and Kelsey Kwandrans '19
Janine Rossi ’18 and Kelsey Kwandrans ’19 Earn Fulbright Awards

Geneseo alumna Janine Rossi ’18 and Kelsey Kwandrans ’19 have won 2019–20 U.S. Student Fulbright awards to Uruguay and Spain respectively. Rossi and Kwandrans become the 28th and 29th Geneseo student or alumni to win a U.S. Student Fulbright award.

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Tshering Sherpa ’21 Named Fund for Education Abroad Scholar

Tshering Sherpa ’21 has been named a Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholar for 2019–20. She will travel to Cadiz, Spain, for six weeks to study Spanish at the Centro Superior de Lenguas Modernas (CSLM), a language school at the Universidad de Cádiz.

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Catherine Shields ’19 Earns State Dept. Critical Language Scholarship

Catherine Shields '19 has won a U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarship. The Grandview Heights, NY, native will spend the summer in Baku, Azerbaijan, at the Azerbaijani University of Languages for an intensive eight-week course of university-level Turkish.