Study: Six-million-year-old “Millenium Man” was bipedal—but lived in trees
Stony Brook University — An analysis of the femur of one of the oldest human ancestors reveals the six-million-year-old “Millenium Man” was bipedal but lived in the trees. The research, led by Stony Brook University researchers and their team of international paleoanthropologists, could provide additional insight to the origins of human bipedalism and is published in Nature Communications.
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How to ship a 17-ton magnet from Long Island to Illinois
Popular Science — Physicists at a lab in Illinois needed a superconducting magnet to study muons, fleeting subatomic particles. The answer lay with a used magnet at Stony Brook University partner Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island. If Fermi scientists could move it, they could have it. The magnet, however, couldn’t be dismantled. And it had to be shipped with the utmost care because a twist of even a couple of millimeters could irreparably damage its internal wiring.
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George Goldhoff has led thousands of employees at famous establishments including the Rainbow Room in New York City, the Bellagio – MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas, Nevada, and now at the largest casino operator in Alberta, Canada.
A 1983 graduate of Schenectady County Community College, Goldhoff is now the President and CEO of Pure Canadian Gaming, which has casinos throughout Canada and generates $100M in revenue. After graduating from SCCC with an A.A.S. in Hotel Technology, he earned his B.S. in Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Administration from the University of Massachusetts, followed by an M.B.A. in Finance and Management from Columbia University.
His work as the General Manager of the Rainbow Room earned the famed private club in Rockefeller Center a three-star rating by The New York Times in the mid-1990s. While he was the Executive Director of Food and Beverage at the Bellagio from 1998 to 2001, the Bellagio achieved the first AAA Five Diamond award for a casino-hotel. And following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, George coordinated the food and beverage redesign and reconstruction of the $700M resort restoration as Vice President of Food and Beverage at the Beau Rivage – MGM Resorts International in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Mr. Goldhoff was Schenectady County Community College’s Class of 2013 Commencement speaker.
See What SUNY Alumni are Accomplishing This Week!
In addition to our regular Alumni Profile series, we hear about great things our graduates are doing around the country. Why not share them?
Inside the secretive New York City Garde Robe headquarters, The New York Times examines how some, including Fashion Institute of Technology graduates, are keeping luxury garments in museum-quality conditions.
Tom Fontana, Buffalo State College alumus and three-time Emmy-winning television writer and producer, was named The Federation of Italian-American Societies of Western New York Honoree of the Year.
A recent Stony Brook University graduate offers valuable advice to high schoolers in a U.S. News & World Report story of acquiring positive study habits prior to entering college.
More than 130 SUNY New Paltz alumni from the swimming program turned out to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the sport at the College this month.
Dozens of SUNY Fredonia geosciences alumni returned to campus during the College’s homecoming this past weekend, in part to celebrate the department’s 50th anniversary.
Tony Caramia, a SUNY Fredonia graduate and professor of piano at Eastman School of Music, revisited his alma mater last week to present the recital “Dancing Keys”.