Renowned Architect Tod Williams Lectures at Alfred State
Nov15

Renowned Architect Tod Williams Lectures at Alfred State

World-renowned architect Tod Williams of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects in New York City visited the Department of Architecture and Design at Alfred State this October to deliver the lecture titled “Architecture is a noun.” Attracted by the new Bachelor of Architecture program’s unusual emphasis on the ‘Poetics of Construction,’ which is also the theme of the Department’s lecture series this year, Williams took the time to give...

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Taking a Bite Out of Food Insecurity in Allegany County
Nov08

Taking a Bite Out of Food Insecurity in Allegany County

Only three new projects in the State of New York earned a coveted AmeriCorps VISTA grant for Nov. 2013 to Nov. 2014. And Alfred State, with its focus on nutritional literacy and community-based gardening in collaboration with Literacy West NY, Inc. and Alfred Community Garden, was one of the fortunate recipients. “Over a quarter of Allegany County adults do not eat the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables per day” says...

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Southern Tier Manufacturing Gets a $15 Million Green Light
Aug30

Southern Tier Manufacturing Gets a $15 Million Green Light

People used to say American manufacturing is dead. Those people are awfully quiet these days. In fact, according to Business Insider, for the first time in decades, the trend of relocating manufacturing offshore is starting to reverse, and SUNY schools have been paying attention. In an effort to prepare for an influx of manufacturing jobs requiring highly-skilled workers, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo gave one initiative, (dubbed Retooling...

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New York Jets Training Camp Kicks Off at SUNY Cortland (UPDATED)
Jul19

New York Jets Training Camp Kicks Off at SUNY Cortland (UPDATED)

On April 20, 2009, the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL) signed an agreement with SUNY Cortland that brought the team’s summer training camp to the SUNY campus. In the first three weeks of August 2010, more than 41,000 spectators came to the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. Each year, the camp draws devoted fans from New York state as well as the rest of the country to see their favorite players and coaches up...

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SUNY Works Summit Brings Together SUNY Campuses & Business Partners to Receive WACE Training
May24

SUNY Works Summit Brings Together SUNY Campuses & Business Partners to Receive WACE Training

The SUNY Works summit, a three-day professional development event taking place at Hudson Valley Community College, wrapped up on Wednesday. The summit was kicked off with opening remarks from SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher and brought together members of private industry, professional organizations, SUNY faculty and staff, and other higher education leaders. The partners engaged in talks around advancing and expanding cooperative...

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SUNY Faculty Members Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships
Apr24

SUNY Faculty Members Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation annually awards approximately 200 Fellowships from between 3 – 4,000 applications. The Fellowship awards, also deemed as “midcareer awards”, are for men and women with careers and abilities in the arts, sciences, and history. Former Guggenheim Fellows become advisers who help narrow down the competition by sending their critiques to a Committee of Selection then onto the...

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Watch SUNY on YouTube!
Apr12

Watch SUNY on YouTube!

As a part of SUNY’s effort to champion new media communication with our community, we are actively working to bolster our multimedia presence.  In the coming months, we will revive our YouTube Channel and explore innovative outreach efforts through it.  We recognize that the use of cats in our videos is not an effective way to connect with our stakeholders, so we will explore other cool content to highlight, like our enormous...

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Valentine’s Day with the help of SUNY
Feb08

Valentine’s Day with the help of SUNY

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s only appropriate that flowers and sweets are on the brain. Sure you can run to the drugstore around the corner and pick up everything you need for the holiday, but where do these things actually come from? Unlike other schools, SUNY campuses have departments and programs dedicated to botany and culinary arts which have prepared students to excel in these fields, as well as being...

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