SUNY Campuses Dance to “Happy” [POLL]
Apr18

SUNY Campuses Dance to “Happy” [POLL]

It’s taken the Internet by storm: Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” from Despicable Me 2 released in November 2013. The beat and rhythm are a perfect boost to a good day and put your head up high when you’re feeling a little gray. It’s not just fans and listeners across the world that have tuned into the hit song; Pharrell himself is touched by the seemingly endless positive feedback. In April 2014,...

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10 SUNY Campuses Named Nation’s Top “Green” Colleges for 2014
Apr17

10 SUNY Campuses Named Nation’s Top “Green” Colleges for 2014

Ten SUNY campuses have been named top “Green Colleges” by the Princeton Review for 2014 in collaboration with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council. The ten schools are among 332 “most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada,” according to the the Princeton Review. “SUNY campuses across the state are among the most energy-smart in the nation, a leadership...

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Heartbleed: What Every College Student Should Know
Apr14

Heartbleed: What Every College Student Should Know

Heartbleed is a computer bug that affects the most popular encryption method on the Internet that went unnoticed for more than two years and was announced alongside a patch in April 2014. So what happened here? Engadget explains in a April 12 article, What is Heartbleed, anyway? The problem affects a piece of software called OpenSSL, used for security on popular web servers. With OpenSSL, websites can provide encrypted information to...

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Computer Interprets Human Emotion Better Than Humans
Apr07

Computer Interprets Human Emotion Better Than Humans

If anybody was still doubting the advent of artificial intelligence, researchers may now prove that they’re faking reluctance. Scientists have found that a computer–vision system can distinguish between real or faked expressions of pain in a person more accurately than humans can. The team, from the University at Buffalo, the University of California, San Diego and the University of Toronto, says that even facial recognition...

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Meet Baxter Bearcat, Winner of Mascot Madness 2014!
Apr03

Meet Baxter Bearcat, Winner of Mascot Madness 2014!

Congratulations to Binghamton University’s Baxter Bearcat, voted New York’s favorite college mascot in SUNY Mascot Madness 2014! Through hundreds of thousands of online votes, Baxter of Binghamton University has been crowned champion of the highly-contested SUNY Mascot Madness 2014, just slightly beating The College at Brockport‘s Ellsworth Eagle in the final round of the bracket-style competition. Baxter collected...

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SUNY Mascot Madness 2014 – Finals
Apr01

SUNY Mascot Madness 2014 – Finals

Welcome to Round 4 in the Second Annual SUNY Mascot Madness! This is a competition where YOU can decide who is New York’s favorite campus mascot! This year’s contest includes a record 44 SUNY campuses representing more than 637 athletic teams and 350,000 students! SUNY has more than 85 NCAA Division I, 290 NCAA Division III, and 385 NJCAA athletics teams, as well as hundreds of non-competitive athletics clubs. Our mascots work...

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‘SUNY EduTram’ to Revolutionize Inter-Campus Transportation (UPDATE)
Apr01

‘SUNY EduTram’ to Revolutionize Inter-Campus Transportation (UPDATE)

SUNY EduTram Cockpit SUNY EduTram Interior SUNY EduTram Exterior SUNY EduTram Rollout Plan   SUNY today announced that it will begin development of the ‘SUNY EduTram’, an innovative system-wide, supersonic transportation system that will connect all 64 SUNY campuses across New York State. The system will have the capacity to move students, faculty, and resources between SUNY campuses in a matter of minutes. The...

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Future Cities Lit by Beautiful Bioluminescent Trees
Mar31

Future Cities Lit by Beautiful Bioluminescent Trees

A laboratory at Stony Brook University, working with designer Dann Roosegaarde, has developed a glowing plant by merging luciferin–which is the chemical that enables fireflies to glow–with a simple plant. The result is a plant, in dirt, that glows. Naturally. And it is awesome. Roosegaarde, a self-described designer/artist/architect from the Netherlands, pronounced his vision for the future of technology incorporation at...

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