Seven SUNY campuses’ return on investment (“ROI”) have been named among the top in the nation, according to ranking agency PayScale in its 2013 College Return on Investment (ROI) Report. The seven SUNY institutions, among the top 400 ranked, are some of the two dozen SUNY campuses named in the list. SUNY Maritime College ranks fifth over all, beating out every Ivy League school and both Maritime College and Stony Brook University have projected returns on investment of over a million dollars.
The results are based on an analysis of PayScale‘s 40 million career profiles; the report examines the return on investment at 1060 public and private colleges and universities in the United States and then ranks them in a comparison to investing money in other ways, like interest with a bank.
The seven SUNY campuses that are among the top 400, in reference to in-state tuition, are:
Alan Alda with participants in the 2012 Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science Fall Institute.
What do actors and scientists have in common? A lot more than one might think, according to Alan Alda.
The actor and visiting professor at Stony Brook University’s newly renamedAlan Alda Center for Communicating Science has been working with graduate students pursuing research science and health profession careers on how they can best use acting techniques to communicate technical and scientific information to different audiences. Since it’s founding in 2009, he has helped train more than 230 students through the Center’s interactive instructional programming.
As the largest, most comprehensive university system in the United States, the State University of New York has the unique opportunity to enrich some of the most influential people across all industries. As the Tony Award nominations are revealed this week, the world is reminded how talented SUNY alumni are in Theatre.
It was recently announced that University at Albany alumna Carolee Carmello has been nominated for her role in the Broadway musical “Scandalous“. Ms. Carmello, who has appeared in a dozen Broadway musicals and four national tours, is up for a Tony Award for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical” joining industry colleagues, Patina Miller in Pippin, Valisia LeKae in Motown The Musical, Stephanie J. Block in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Laura Osnes in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Last year, Judy Kaye won the award for her part in Nice Work If You Can Get It.
Ms. Carmello joins SUNY Purchase College alumnus Kenneth Posner, who was nominated for three Tony Awards for “Best Lighting Design of a Musical” for Kinky Boots, Pippin, and Cinderella. This would be Posner’s second Tony; he won in 2007 for Best Lighting Design in a Play for The Coast of Utopia, for which he also won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design in a Play that same year. He’s been nominated for numerous Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards since 1991.
Earth Day is a perfect opportunity to recognize the role that SUNY plays in maximizing Energy Smart New York 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.
Today we focus on a recent national intercampus achievement and groundbreaking systemwide initiative that both focus on the environment. And to kick off our highlighting of SUNY’s eco-friendly push, our Generation SUNY team spoke to SUNY ESF faculty expert Dr. Elizabeth Folta on how SUNY students can maximize (or minimize!) their impact throughout the year with our brand-new video series, Interview With A. Check it out after the jump!
Was college everything you wanted or expected it to be? My years at college flew by and it’s hard for me to believe that graduation is only a month away. Samantha, Generation SUNY intern, asked if I accomplished everything I wanted to during college. ”Have you eaten enough ramen noodles to be considered a stereotypical college student or walked on the UAlbany podium so that the steps equate to seconds standing in a wind tunnel?”
To answer this question–what, really, should every undergraduate student at SUNY do while an undergrad–we set out to compile a list of “must-do’s”. The list topics are pretty open-ended so that each may be accomplished during any semester at college. Do you agree with what we have? Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments!
So, for all those who are graduating this year and those who see it approaching in the coming years… we present The Undergraduates’ Bucket List! Continue reading →