Freshman 15 – Fact or Fake?
Jul11

Freshman 15 – Fact or Fake?

  Before I went off to college, I had many fears about the next four years of my life. I wondered about the workload, homesickness and making new friends, finding my way around, and the dreaded Freshman 15. I actually thought the Freshman 15 was an inevitable part of college, and that late night pizza deliveries and endless dining hall desserts were just a fact of college, like exams and papers.  If the Freshman 15 is something...

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Smoke Free SUNY, causing some smoke!
Jun30

Smoke Free SUNY, causing some smoke!

Earlier this month, the Board of Trustees passed a pledge to support a “Tobacco-Free SUNY” policy banning the use of tobacco on grounds and facilities and in vehicles owned, leased, or controlled by SUNY.   By doing so, SUNY would become the largest public university system nationwide to adopt a comprehensive tobacco-free policy. The resolution was reached by the Chancellor’s Task Force for a Tobacco-Free SUNY, where all walks of...

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Saranac Brewery Taps SUNY ESF to Go Green
Jun21

Saranac Brewery Taps SUNY ESF to Go Green

The F.X. Matt Brewing Company in Utica is working with SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry to go green.  Cleaner wastewater, less energy usage and an environmentally-friendly landscape will result. The Brewery, also known as the Saranac Brewery, is investing $4M at its century-old site.  But instead of putting that toward beer production, the company is installing five 30,000-pound anaerobic digester tanks that will clean...

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SUNY Distinguished Academy brings professors from all disciplines, campuses together
May24

SUNY Distinguished Academy brings professors from all disciplines, campuses together

The SUNY Distinguished Academy held its inaugural meeting on May 22 in Albany where, for the first time, every new and previous SUNY Distinguished Faculty honoree was brought together in a single forum to share and discuss ideas on collaboration and innovation. The meeting began with a town hall session, led by Chancellor Nancy Zimpher.  Afterward, sessions were held with respective Distinguished Faculty groups. During these “breakout...

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World Trade Center Health Program expands to SUNY Downstate
May15

World Trade Center Health Program expands to SUNY Downstate

Stony Brook University’s Long Island Clinical Center of Excellence (LI-CCE) chapter of the World Trade Center Health Program has expanded to SUNY Downstate Medical Center.  This new extension site will allow medical professionals to care for thousands more non-FDNY 9/11 responders living or working in Brooklyn (Kings County).  An opening ceremony was held yesterday to mark the occasion. The new satellite location opened on February...

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Chancellor Zimpher Recognizes Student Success

Upon arrival to The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence ceremony, students were offered the opportunity to record a short clip on why they are the “Power of SUNY.” Each students’ accomplishments were categorized under SUNY’s Six Big Ideas. Stay tuned to the blog for upcoming posts highlighting each. Last Wednesday, Chancellor Zimpher honored more than 300 college students from SUNY campuses...

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