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Summer Seminar Explores Nature Writing Through Many Lenses
Jul16

Summer Seminar Explores Nature Writing Through Many Lenses

More than 40 SUNY Oneonta students participated in a unique summer seminar highlighting the area’s connection to celebrated 19th-century naturalist John Burroughs. “Sharp Eyes VII: Is Nature Writing Dead?” was the seventh in the John Burroughs Nature Writing Conference and Seminar series, presented every other year by the SUNY Oneonta Department of English. The conference featured 25 presentations by top-flight scholars, including...

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San Andres, Colombia: The Impact of Immersion – YouTube

Twenty SUNY Oneonta students traveled to the Colombian island of San Andres over spring break 2012 as part of a unique Spanish field course. Designed by Dr. Maria Cristina Montoya, Assistant Professor of Spanish, with support from Dr. Carol Dean, Assistant Professor of Foreign Language Education, the course combined cultural study with service learning. To prepare for the trip, students selected research topics, planned service...

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SUNY Oneonta UPD Officers to Receive Award for Valor
Jun12

SUNY Oneonta UPD Officers to Receive Award for Valor

Two SUNY Oneonta University Police officers will receive an international law enforcement association award for their heroism in rescuing an 81-year-old man who accidentally drove his car into a pond on campus last fall. Sgt. Nathaniel Leonard and Officer Christopher Skovira have been selected to receive the annual Award for Valor given by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). The award will...

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Community Members View Venus Transit at SUNY Oneonta Observatory
Jun07

Community Members View Venus Transit at SUNY Oneonta Observatory

Intrepid star-gazers were rewarded with a rare glimpse of Venus against the setting sun on Tuesday at the SUNY Oneonta Observatory. The college’s Department of Physics and Astronomy hosted a public viewing of the transit of Venus — an event that only occurs roughly twice every century —using telescopes fitted with solar filters. The evening began with a solid cloud deck and rain, but by 6 p.m., the rain had stopped and the clouds had...

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SUNY Oneonta Student Visits North Korea
Jun06

SUNY Oneonta Student Visits North Korea

SUNY Oneonta student Shawn Dacey got a rare look at one of the world’s most isolated cultures during a two-week trip to North Korea planned as part of an independent study in Geography. The Geography and Social Studies Education major from Delhi, N.Y., returned in May from a 25-day tour of North Korea, China and South Korea. One of only three Americans in a tour group of 22, Dacey said the most surprising thing about the trip was the...

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2012 Undergraduate Philosophy Conference – YouTube

2012 SUNY Oneonta Undergraduate Philosophy Conference – YouTube   Students from across the country presented papers on topics ranging from animal euthanasia to metaphysics at the SUNY Oneonta Undergraduate Philosophy Conference in April. Now in its 17th year, the event is one of the longest-running and most prestigious student philosophy conferences in the...

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SUNY Oneonta Student Designers Present Fashion Show
Apr02

SUNY Oneonta Student Designers Present Fashion Show

SUNY Oneonta Student Fashion Show After months of sketching, shopping, and sewing, 32 student fashion designers sent their original lines down the runway before a high-energy crowd of several hundred friends, family and community members. “Going from just a sketch to seeing it live on a model was absolutely amazing,” said Katie Faliski, a sophomore from Florida, N.Y., whose “Rendezvous” collection won a first-place award at the...

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