This year’s class of graduate researchers were recognized in a symposium taken place on February 26 in Albany at the Legislative Office Building.
On Tuesday, February 26, SUNY and CUNY joined together for Boosting the Power of SUNY and CUNY: A Celebration of Graduate Research. The SUNY Faculty Senate sponsored the event.
At the symposium, participants got to hear from several distinguished speakers including Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy – himself a Monroe Community alumnus, Board of Trustees Chairman Carl McCall, Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, SUNY Vice Chancellor for Research & President of the Research Foundation Timothy Killeen, and Faculty Senate President Ken O’Brien about the strength and skill of SUNY graduate student research.
Chancellor Zimpher said, “This annual event in which our graduate students showcase their newest discoveries and innovation in New York’s capital city is a fantastic opportunity not just for our students and the faculty who mentor their research but for all who attend.”
SUNY Chancellor Zimpher announced this month that 13 SUNY campuses have been named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes colleges and universities who achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve throughout the nation and show a clear commitment to community service and service learning.
As it turns out, quite a bit! As we honor the past president’s of the United States today, read below for a few interesting facts and pieces of info on U.S. presidential history at SUNY.
President Millard Fillmore co-founded the University at Buffalo in 1846. He was the thirteenth President of the United States and served from July 1850 to March 1853 following the death of president Zachary Taylor. He is perhaps best known for accepting California into the Union as a free state, introducing international trade between the U.S. and Eastern nations, and a handful of divisive slavery stances.
The Office of the Education Pipeline is excited to move forward with the implementation of a recent $2.95 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The grant allows SUNY to bring the New York Academy of Sciences’ (the Academy) afterschool Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) mentoring program for middle school students to scale statewide through a partnership between SUNY campuses and the Academy. Three SUNY campuses will implement the program in year one of the grant period – SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, the University at Albany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in the Capital District, and SUNYIT in Utica and Rome. SUNY and the Academy will select additional sites for implementation through a Request for Proposals process in the second year of the grant.
SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher with SUNY Cortland President, Erik Bitterbaum, Wednesday, January 30.
On January 30, Chancellor Nancy Zimpher kicked off the first in a series of regional discussions on shared services called “Harnessing Systemness: Regional Discussions on Efficiency and Effectiveness.” The event, held in the SUNY Cortland Corey Union, was an opportunity for regional institutions to share stories, celebrate successes, and discuss opportunities for further collaboration on shared services.
This event brought together representatives from ten regional campuses – Binghamton University, Broome Community College, Cayuga Community College, SUNY Cortland, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Oneonta, Onondaga Community College, Oswego, Tompkins Cortland Community College, Upstate Medical University – the opportunity to highlight some of the academic and student support services that have been enhanced as a result of sharing services. The theme of many of the initiatives discussed related to increased academic offerings for students, including: Continue reading →