As SUNY grows its enrollment and strengthens its role in local, regional, and global economies, it is important to recognize the costs associated with increasing our impact, like the need to maintain strong infrastructure. This support ensures that the growth is sustainable in the long-run and increases the benefits to existing programs, people, and systems.
To continually develop SUNY most efficiently, the SUNY Construction Fund was established. Celebrating 50 years this year, the office’s main mission is to renovate existing buildings and ensure that all new buildings meet sustainability standards (LEED certified, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).
As hundreds of thousands of students return to campus this month to begin another exciting semester of college, many will have the opportunity to explore new facilities, like residence halls, athletic facilities, and academic buildings.
See a few examples of what you may expect to see on your SUNY campus this fall and in the near future after the jump!
The degenerative eye disease retinitis pigmentosa (R.P.) affects one in 3,000 people. The disease is caused by a gene mutation that damages rod photoreceptors, or light-sensing cells, in the eye. The symptoms of the disease may first appear in childhood, but the decreased loss of vision that occurs throughout the lives of those afflicted often leads to diminished night vision or tunnel vision.
A good analysis to explain the effects of RP is that of a television or computer screen. The pixels of light that form the image on the screen that we refer to as resolution, like 1080p resolution, can be compared to the millions of light receptors on the retina of the eye. The fewer pixels on a screen, the less distinct will be the images it will display, the difference between your old tube TV in the basement and that new flat screen. As a person’s RP gets worse and worse, fewer than 10 percent of the light receptors in the eye receive light, leaving sufferers to view the world in a limited way.
As we head back to school this fall, there are some necessities to have! For commuters, this includes a solid lunchbox and loaded gas card. For campus residents, we need to freshen our hampers and load up on ramen noodles. But this coming semester, let’s all make sure we have something else: APPS. Whether you rely on your smartphone, tablet, or computer, let’s increase our productivity and strengthen our social bonds by checking out these ten must-have (FREE!) apps for the fall semester, as compiled by student part-time interns/full-time millennials Samantha and I.
Check out our rundown after the jump! And if you think we left any good ones out, let us know in the comments.
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 process. But why?
Name: Dr. Timothy B. Mihuc Capacity: Professor of Environmental Science Campus: SUNY Plattsburgh Research:Focuses on aquatic ecology, which is of stream, lakes, and river systems, as well as invertebrate community dynamics, invasive species, and food web dynamics. Dr. Mihuc is also the Director of the Lake Champlain Research Institute.
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 some of the mysteries surrounding dyslexia and lead to new methods of treating America’s most common learning disorder.
“The brain can reveal things that aren’t necessarily visible on the surface,” Dr. Laszlo says. “It can tell you things about what’s going wrong that you can’t find out by giving a kid a test or asking him to read out loud.”