Try This at Home: Barbeque Recipes from Master Chef Matt Abdoo ’02
Nov16

Try This at Home: Barbeque Recipes from Master Chef Matt Abdoo ’02

“Almost anybody who has a pantry or a spice cabinet already has the stuff to make barbeque. Most barbecue seasonings are salt, pepper, paprika and brown sugar. Then there are dried spices that many novice cooks have in a cabinet somewhere: garlic, onion, thyme, fennel. It’s all very convenient, easy-to-get stuff,” says chef Matt Abdoo ’02, owner of Pig Beach Barbeque in Brooklyn. He shares three of his own...

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Seeing the Invisible
Nov16

Seeing the Invisible

Geneseo faculty and students placed detectors at Letchworth State Park to show a subatomic particle interacts with us, every second. By Kris Dreessen Cosmic rays from outer space collide with atoms in the upper atmosphere, creating subatomic particles called muons that fall to earth. Muons pass through everything on their journey, including us. If you hold your arm out right now, two or three will pass through your outstretched hand...

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VIDEO: Shana Lydon ’98 and the Bicycle Boom
Nov14

VIDEO: Shana Lydon ’98 and the Bicycle Boom

Sometimes finding joy can be as simple as riding a bicycle. Since March, amidst the novel coronavirus challenges, people seeking adventure, family activity outside or alternative transportation have created a boom for bicycle sales and riding. Shana Lydon ’98 is part owner the manager of Full Moon Vista, a full-circle bicycle shop in Rochester, N.Y., shares some insight and tips on finding the best bike for you.

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VIDEO: Hear from our Fulbright recipients
Nov14

VIDEO: Hear from our Fulbright recipients

The U.S. Student Fulbright award is one of the most competitive and prestigious fellowships in the world. Geneseo holds a remarkable distinction: For the past three years, the College has been named a Top Producer of Student Fulbright awards and was the first SUNY institution to be named a Top Producer. We have created a landing page of all of our videos made with Fulbright winners (go.geneseo.edu/fulbright )— see and hear about their...

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Speaking Up
Nov13

Speaking Up

Geneseo faculty, students and staff have a tradition of activism. By Kris Dreessen Kathy Trainor joined Geneseo in 1970 as director of the MacVittie College Union and student activities. Right away, she noticed that the college community had a “code.” She can’t define it, she says, but it was visible in how faculty, students and staff stand up for and treat one another — with kindness, respect, an open mind and a desire to make a...

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Leading with Empathy, Vision and Compassion
Nov13

Leading with Empathy, Vision and Compassion

Geneseo is motivating and mobilizing others to address the challenges that face our country and our world. By President Denise A. Battles Simply put, Geneseo is going through one of the most tumultuous times the College has faced in its nearly 150 years of existence. Thoughtful leadership of our beloved institution, however, does not rest on the shoulders of one individual — it takes a united community of deeply caring and committed...

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Geneseo Fulbrights Across the World
Nov13

Geneseo Fulbrights Across the World

Students and alumni who have earned the prestigious fellowships are informal ambassadors who are transformed by the experience. By Kris Dreessen Watch a series of videos from Fulbrighters about their experience: go.geneseo.edu/fulbright Rachel Britton ’18 always appreciated nature, but it took an undergraduate study abroad program in Iceland to truly feel a part of it. Exploring ancient island rock formations and the literature they...

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What Makes Good Leaders?
Nov13

What Makes Good Leaders?

  Entrenched notions of leadership are expanding to embrace collaboration and listening. By Lonny Lippsett Every year, Tom Matthews would ask incoming first-year students at Geneseo, “What’s your definition of leadership?” Their knee-jerk response was almost always “Leadership is telling people what to do.” “We knew there was a lot more to it than that,” Matthews says with a smile. In 1999, Matthews, associate dean emeritus of...

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Make Belly-Warming Barbeque at Home
Nov13

Make Belly-Warming Barbeque at Home

Award-winning chef Matt Abdoo ’02 shares how to create your own masterpieces in the kitchen. (Get Matt’s barbeque recipes that are easily made in the oven at home. https://scene.geneseo.edu/2020/11/try-this-at-home-barbeque-recipes-from-master-chef-matt-abdoo-02/) By Robyn Rime I’ve loved cooking since I was a little boy,” says Matt Abdoo ’02, chef and owner of New York City’s Pig Beach BBQ. “I’m half Lebanese, half...

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Leadership Starts from the Inside Out
Nov13

Leadership Starts from the Inside Out

By listening to others and envisioning possibilities, A. Gidget Hopf ’72 created ground-breaking opportunities for those with physical challenges. By A. Gidget Hopf ’72 Getting a job upon graduation from Geneseo in 1972 was my number one goal. My husband John (Class of 1970), whom I met at Geneseo, and I were dead broke, and I was driven to earn a living in my chosen field of speech pathology. Fortunately, I landed my...

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