At the 2013 Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 22, a SUNY professor is set to receive his second prestigious award. SUNY Purchase professor David Grill will take home a second Emmy Award for his lighting design and direction work for the Superbowl XLVII halftime show. David Grill is an assistant professor and co-coordinator of the Theatre Design/Technology Program at Purchase College. His first Emmy, also for lighting design and direction, was for his work on the Opening Ceremony of the XIX Winter Olympics.
SUNY media and communications programs strive for excellence, and such an honor as receiving an Emmy Award creates a pathway for students, alumni, and faculty to follow suit. Purchase College, for example, offers a variety of media programs to choose from, including Cinema Studies, Film, Media Society and the Arts, and New Media. These programs teach students to engage media critically and creatively in order to address media as cultural, political, and aesthetic forces.
Media and communication programs are offered throughout a number of SUNY schools, and with these programs SUNY tries to convey knowledge that will connect with real world media. Here are four other SUNY colleges that have made a name for themselves when it comes to media and communications:
Clean Technologies and Sustainable Industries Early College High School in Ballston Spa graduating class
The Office of Early College Initiatives is proud to report that 98% of our Smart Scholars students are on track to graduate from high school this year. A staple function of the Smart Scholars program is that hard-working students can earn up to 60 transferrable college credits before they graduate high school.
To celebrate our graduating Smart Scholars, we highlight an inaugural graduation class, a Gates Millennium Scholar and an ECHS program that reports a graduation rate about one-third higher than the district’s rate.
Alumni Profiles is an ongoing series highlighting successful graduates who, with a SUNY education, achieved interesting and influential careers.
Angelo Mazzone is an entrepreneur, educator, visionary, and family man. He has taken advantage of his education at Hudson Valley Community College and Schenectady County Community College to build a hospitality empire in Upstate New York, and now gives back to the College in a handful of ways, including offering experiential education opportunities to students.
Following graduation from SCCC (1974) and, subsequently, University of New Haven in Connecticut, Mazzone returned to New York to jumpstart his career. He saw rapid promotions in multiple positions before testing his entrepreneurial skills through acquiring management and catering of a local restaurant.
On February 11, dozens of SUNY campuses convened at the Legislative Office Building in Albany’s Empire State Plaza to showcase their individual contributions to their communities as well as SUNY’s collective contributions. SUNY Day is an event where the public, senators, and assemblymen are all welcome to see the latest of what each SUNY campus has to offer. This year’s theme was experiential education.
Generation SUNY is helping bring you a few of those stories in our SUNY DAY 2013 series.
Over the past decade, New York’s Upstate, Central, and Western regions have been transformed from retired industry into technical paradises. From the entrepreneurial and medical hubs in the greater Buffalo region to the biomedical advancements and investments taking place in the Rochester/Syracuse area to the nanotechnology revolution in the Mohawk Valley continuing east to the Capital Region, New York State’s economical and educational outlook is bright and prosperous.
UAlbany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering’s CEO Alain Kaloyeros recently named this trailway of technology when talking to the Times Union:
Kaloyeros is calling [the new drug discovery research and development center] “the high-tech mall.”
And he dubbed the corridor linking Albany and Buffalo the “21st century high-tech innovation canal,” echoing the role the Erie Canal played in an earlier era.
These unique private-public partnerships have garnered international attention, including from President Barack Obama, Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak, and countless national news outlets.
The educational institutions spanning the corridor are vehicles for the success of the innovation and SUNY campuses are leading the way. Throughout this series,we’ll get you up-to-speed on the latest technology investments, partnerships, and developments. Here, we showcase the developments in Tech Valley.