It’s football season again and thousands of athletes are suiting up across the nation to play one of the most popular sports in America. From recreational leagues to high school and college teams to professional-level organizations, the sport is played in varying intensities but with one very real danger: concussions. In fact, in the season opener for the New York Giants, starting cornerback Prince Amukamara was sidelined because of a concussion.
So that SUNY can best protect its student-athletes and continue to reach out to younger students, its two concussion research centers, at SUNY Upstate Medical University and the University at Buffalo’sConcussion Clinic, actively investigate concussions and concussion-related illnesses. Acute awareness in order to teach others of the danger is part of the mission.
President Obama is this week embarking on a bus tour to spread his message of “A Better Bargain for the Middle Class.” SUNY’s own University at Buffalo and Binghamton University will be among several stops he makes across New York and Pennsylvania. His decision to bring a message of economic revitalization and academic excellence to New York is a perfect fit given the recent achievements and ongoing commitments that SUNY has made in partnership with our State.
SUNY has a rich history with United States Presidents. By Friday, President Obama will have visited four SUNY campuses during his two terms in office, the most of any public university system in the nation. This speaks volumes. It tells the world that President Obama’s vision for the function of academia and industry is realized in New York State’s successful model, which helps strengthen the middle class through a valuable education and innovative economy. Continue reading →
The increased awareness surrounding global warming and the increased demand of global energy supply over the last few years has got scientist in a frenzy to determine a way to produce a renewable energy source – and possibly halt pollutants. David Blersch, an environmental engineer at the University at Buffalo, is asking the question – could the large algae blooms that have been blamed for fish kills, beach closures and other problems that harm the Great Lakes and its tourism industry be a new source of bioenergy?
We may not be running out of energy resources, but the price of continuing with oil and fossil fuels as our primary energy source is a heavy one. Not only are our wallets taking a hit – our environment is also paying the price.
Chances are, someone you know has received an ultrasound exam – to get the first glimpse of their developing baby, or maybe to determine their risk of heart attack. An ultrasound works by sending out high-frequency sound waves which reflect off body structures. A computer will then receive these reflected waves and use them to create a picture that we see on a monitor.
Whatever the use, ultrasound is one of the most utilized forms of diagnostic imaging available today after X-ray exams. But unlike an X-ray exam, an ultrasound has no ionizing radiation exposure. So what’s next for ultrasound?
Two weeks ago, this fantastic display of SUNY pride was tweeted and gained a lot of attention. We at SUNY love to see the “family tree” of SUNY schools that begins to develop in families across New York State, so we reached out to the family to learn more about the photo. As Katie Weber (SUNY Ulster, Stony Brook) explains, it was a bittersweet occasion: