A World Journey, Through Food
Apr04

A World Journey, Through Food

A dinner series inspires connections across cultures, as guest chefs serve up dishes from their homeland. Ethiopian misir wat and shiro wat burst with the soft tan and orange hues of spicy red lentils and chickpeas respectively. That’s what was cooking for the evening’s meal at the Letchworth Dining Hall, as guest chef Habiba Boru transformed part of the dining room into her home by adding a little “flavor” of Ethiopia. Boru’s...

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The Future of Friending
Apr04

The Future of Friending

Facebook and other social media give a resonant voice to more people. By Kris Dreessen Facebook allows users to see what their friends across town are thinking and learn about the life of a Serengeti safari guide with little more than a click. Since its launch in 2004, Facebook has grown to more than 2 billion monthly users worldwide. More voice to more people is a key tenet of the company’s philosophy,” says Facebook’s director of...

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Chenussio
Apr04

Chenussio

A glimpse into the past. Distinguished Professor of History Michael Leroy Oberg looks at a map dated 1771 and can’t help but wonder. What was life like back then? — when Geneseo was known as “Chenussio,” a Seneca Iroquois town along the Genesee River. Trails through the woods — forerunners to Ridge Road, Route 20A and others — connected the Senecas with their Haudenosaunee kin in the “Land of the Iroquois.” People were constantly...

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Good Food, Good Company and a Mission to Serve
Apr04

Good Food, Good Company and a Mission to Serve

The Philanthropic Chefs have created meals to foster community for three decades. For more than 30 years in Geneseo, friends, fun and food — glorious food — have come together in fellowship to help others. In 1986, the Marco Polo Dinner was established and became an annual event to assist homeless youth and later branched out to other fundraising meals. The group of College faculty and staff members, village residents, and sometimes...

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Transcendentalism 3.0
Dec01

Transcendentalism 3.0

In 2014, the college launched Digital Thoreau (digitalthoreau.org), a digital humanities project featuring the writings of Henry David Thoreau (American, 1817-1862). The project encourages and enhances the study of Thoreau’s classic work, “Walden,” and promotes worldwide, online discussion of the text among scholars, students and general readers.

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Change in  Perspective
Dec01

Change in Perspective

A week before this past August’s “Great American Eclipse,” Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Anne Pellerin gave a community talk about the event at Wadsworth Library in Geneseo. “There were 5-year-old kids, there were elderly people — all ages, just being excited about science,” says Pellerin. That energy carries her: “It’s what wakes me up in the morning, and is really why I’m doing that job as a teacher. I want to share the excitement.”

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