As our world becomes increasingly digitized, the data that is created is beginning to play a powerful role in society. From candidates using it to win elections to saving taxpayer dollars, big data is transforming the way decisions are made. SUNY’s push to most efficiently allocate resources is among the key players using big data and one of the most influential education institutions to do so.
Dr. Brian Lowe, associate professor of sociology at SUNY Oneonta, explains why “Big Data” is becoming a focus of academic inquiry in today’s edition of The Academic Minute, airing at 3:56 p.m. on WAMC Northeast Public Radio.
SUNY Oneonta is one of three schools featured in this month’s NCAA Division III Special Olympics Spotlight Poll. Each story highlights a Division III and Special Olympics joint activity or event. The institution whose story has the highest number of votes on the 25th day of each month receives $500 to use for its next Special Olympics event.
SUNY Oneonta raised $800 for the Special Olympics during its inaugural “Greek Life vs. Athletes Olympics” event on April 21. Teams of athletes and Greeks competed in events such as the three-legged race, potato sack races, Continue reading
Jami Haynes sets off from her home in Central Bridge, NY, on Tuesday, May 28.
SUNY Oneonta senior Jami Haynes set off on a 4,200-mile, cross-country bike adventure today with the goal of raising awareness about the Harvest of Hope Foundation, an organization that provides emergency assistance to migrant workers and their families. Haynes, 21, accompanied by her boyfriend and sister, left early Tuesday morning from her home in Central Bridge, N.Y.
An avid runner and hiker, Haynes got the idea for the “Miles for Migrants” bike tour after Harvest of Hope founder and President Phil Kellerman visited one of her education classes, taught by Madeline Berry, this past semester. Her 20-year-old sister, Jena, signed on for the adventure, and then her boyfriend, Caleb Grippin, 23, joined the team.
“Painting the wall” is a longstanding tradition for students at SUNY Oneonta and neighboring Hartwick College. Throughout the year, students take turns painting the concrete wall on West Street, just below the Hartwick campus and a few blocks from the main SUNY Oneonta campus entrance, to advertise campus and community events. An enthusiastic group of SUNY Oneonta seniors painted the wall Thursday morning in celebration of the college’s 124th commencement, to be held on Saturday, May 18.
Watch a video of this year’s seniors at work after the jump.
The SUNY Oneonta Model UN delegation, shown here with Croatian diplomat Lada Curkovic.
Sixteen SUNY Oneonta students spent part of their spring break at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City. More than 3,000 students representing 150-plus colleges and universities from almost 30 countries participated in the conference from March 24-28.
This year’s delegation, representing Croatia, was one of 29 groups from around the world selected to receive the Distinguished Delegation award at the end of the five-day conference. This is a high honor, placing the Oneonta delegation in the top 10 percent of participants. In addition, Oneonta students Vanessa Griffith, Cady Kuzmich and Marybeth Carswell were recognized for writing the best position papers in their respective committees.