Ask an Expert: Why are wildfires good?
Aug07

Ask an Expert: Why are wildfires good?

We here in the great state of New York live in a fairly natural disaster free region. The threat of massive earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, or all-consuming wildfires is relatively minimal. However, in places like California, the Rocky Mountains, and the Southern United States, wildfires are a stark reality to the people and ecosystems of the region. Over time, the regions adapt ecologically to make wildfires a beneficial, natural...

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Binghamton University Research on Dyslexia the Largest and Longest of its Kind
Aug05

Binghamton University Research on Dyslexia the Largest and Longest of its Kind

Chances are that you know somebody affected by dyslexia; the disorder affects an estimated 5-10 percent of the population, commonly affecting the afflicted with symptoms that make it hard to decipher, interpret, and communicate through written language. Binghamton University Neuroscientist Dr. Sarah Laszlo wants to understand what’s going on in children’s brains when they’re reading. Dr. Laszlo and her team of researchers may untangle...

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STEM Mentoring Expands, Doubles Amount of SUNY Campuses Active
Aug01

STEM Mentoring Expands, Doubles Amount of SUNY Campuses Active

The Office of the Education Pipeline is happy to announce the expansion of the SUNY and New York Academy of Sciences’ STEM Afterschool Mentoring Program. Three additional SUNY campuses- Stony Brook University, SUNY Oswego, and SUNY ESF- will bring STEM graduate and post graduate students to students in community middle schools, where they will share their passion and expertise to high-need middle school students. In September 2012,...

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Ask An Expert: Why is the threat of the Emerald Ash Borer so important in New York State?
Jul31
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Ask An Expert: Why is it hard to see when I walk indoors on a sunny day?
Jul25

Ask An Expert: Why is it hard to see when I walk indoors on a sunny day?

It’s happened to all of us: we’re at a pool and walk inside to grab some watermelon — when, suddenly, it seems that everything has gone black. You can’t coordinate your next step, let alone get to the watermelon a few feet in front of you! It takes a few seconds for your eyes to adjust before you can take a moment to sink your teeth into the cool, sweet fruit. But why? Expert Response Name: Suresh Viswanathan,...

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Using Computer Science to Serve Thousands of Meals
Jul24

Using Computer Science to Serve Thousands of Meals

In the spirit of the Power of SUNY, Cayuga Community College‘s commitment to impacting New York is clear. Among the College’s many organizational partners, like AmeriCorps, is Calvary Food Pantry, an Auburn, NY food pantry. Recent Cayuga Community College graduate Ed Onori has capitalized on his computer science skills adopted at the college to help the pantry excel in its mission — and ultimately serve over 10,000...

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SUNY and Energy Smart New York: Summer 2013
Jul18

SUNY and Energy Smart New York: Summer 2013

SUNY as a system maximizes the Energy Smart New York campaign every single day of the year; after all, 97% of the state’s population is within 20 miles of a SUNY campus.  As an economic driver in New York State, SUNY capitalizes on the opportunity to profoundly affect New Yorkers by instating smart, and sometimes bold, environmental goals. This week looks to be the hottest of this summer.  New York City is under an extreme heat watch...

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Alumni Roundup: American Service Edition
Jul02

Alumni Roundup: American Service Edition

This week, the Fourth of July holiday lands on a Thursday. For some of us it means a four day weekend; a chance to fire up the BBQ grill and watch fireworks. For others, it’s the chance to reflect on the founding missions of the United States. We here at SUNY would like to recognize some alumni who have made major contributions to our country through the years, giving back to the people and communities that supported them. Read...

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