The Heart and Soul of New Machines
Nov16

The Heart and Soul of New Machines

Nate Yohannes ’07 works to build ethics into pioneering technology. By Kris Dreessen Nate Yohannes ’07 is in the room and at the table where tomorrow’s technology is happening — ensuring that it will empower everyone, and not become an instrument the powerful use to exploit others or leave them behind. How he got there is a classic American immigrant tale that Alexander Hamilton might relish. Yohannes’s father was an Eritrean...

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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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Discoveries in the Deep
Jul15

Discoveries in the Deep

Marine biologist Mackenzie Gerringer studies the depths of the world’s oceans from the rolling hills of Geneseo. By Robyn Rime Down in the ocean’s trenches — far beyond the reach of sunlight — the deep sea is unimaginably dark, a world of frigid temperatures and immense pressures. Marine organisms manage to flourish in these harsh environments, and assistant professor of biology Mackenzie Gerringer studies how. “I fell in love...

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Making Health Care More Equitable
Jul14

Making Health Care More Equitable

Geneseo’s pioneering sociomedical sciences major aims to improve treatment for all. By Lonny Lippsett In 2019, Geneseo became the first and only institution in the SUNY system to offer a new undergraduate major — sociomedical sciences. The interdisciplinary field examines what is happening in people’s bodies but also in their communities and lives in an effort to make access to good health more equitable. When it comes to...

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Breaking Higher Ed’s Gender Barriers
Jul13

Breaking Higher Ed’s Gender Barriers

How Geneseo and two professors are shaping the future of women and underrepresented groups in academia, especially in STEM fields. By Lonny Lippsett Though women in academia have made strides in recent decades, they remain stubbornly underrepresented in higher professorial ranks, especially in STEM fields. Two initiatives at Geneseo have been launched to help surmount entrenched barriers for women faculty. Wendy Pogozelski,...

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Generational Divide in the Workplace
Mar05

Generational Divide in the Workplace

Why there’s conflict between millennials, bosses and older workers. By Robyn Rime Millennials, say the pundits, are entitled brats. They are spoiled and overconfident. As employees, they expect rapid promotions and flagrant personal accommodations. Conventional wisdom and professional literature both predict that Millennials — those born between 1981 and 1996 — would be a nightmare to work with, and there’s evidence that some...

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The Global Fight in Human Trafficking
Mar05

The Global Fight in Human Trafficking

Chad Salitan ’09 shares how an international report is tracking and affecting change in in the worldwide problem. By Melissa Pheterson At any time, an estimated 24.9 million people are victims of human trafficking globally, forced physically or psychologically into working for little or no money for the benefit of someone else — in industries from fishing to hospitality, traveling sales crews and prostitution. The International...

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Video: Geneseo’s Beekeeping Club
Mar05

Video: Geneseo’s Beekeeping Club

Geneseo Beekeeping Club’s Allison Menendez ’20 takes us on a visit to the campus hives, and shares how members explore the complex role of honeybees in the world and how they help them thrive on...

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Kids On Earth in the 21st Century
Nov27

Kids On Earth in the 21st Century

Howard Blumenthal ’74 explores the future by interviewing kids around the world. Watch the Kids on Earth videos. Howard Blumenthal ’74 created and produced the Peabody Award-winning PBS series, “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” to teach kids geography and problem-solving. The show combined a detective story, game show, comedy and musical numbers. With his new online video project, “Kids on Earth,” he travels to cities,...

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What’s Next: The New Age of Marketing
Nov27

What’s Next: The New Age of Marketing

The online revolution is eclipsing traditional techniques of reaching audiences. Your own video may even be the star. If you hang out on social media, you may have caught a video last year of a whale in the South Pacific that seemed to be protecting a diver from a nearby shark. It came from the animal-focused publisher The Dodo and went viral, amassing more than 119 million views on Facebook,  8 million views on YouTube and generating...

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