Gift Creates Access to Higher Ed for Students
Jun24

Gift Creates Access to Higher Ed for Students

Greg O’Connell ’64 created an endowment for underserved youth to pursue their goals. For more than 40 years, Greg O’Connell ’64 has fostered a community-minded approach to development. In Red Hook, Brooklyn, he invested in real estate not to sell but to renovate and rent as businesses and residences. O’Connell’s drive has transformed Red Hook into a dynamic, sustainable neighborhood. He has taken that philosophy and effort...

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Video: Targeting Cancer Medicine for Fewer Side Effects
Jun22

Video: Targeting Cancer Medicine for Fewer Side Effects

Ruel McKnight, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and his student researchers are examining how pharmaceuticals interact with our biomolecules. What they find may lead to development of less toxic treatments for cancer and other...

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Video: The Doors Open to Cuba
Jun21

Video: The Doors Open to Cuba

Geneseo has started a historic partnership with the Universidad de Holguín in Cuba, creating opportunities for students to study abroad. The first students went with Geneseo faculty last January, spending time with Cuban students and studying “Race, Racism and the Black Experience in the...

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Sleeping Sickness Research May Advance Our Knowledge of Genetics
Mar15

Sleeping Sickness Research May Advance Our Knowledge of Genetics

Researchers are studying the chemical modifications of a parasite RNA in hopes of finding new treatments for African sleeping sickness. Kevin Militello, a professor of biology at Geneseo, has spent his career studying the genetics of infectious diseases. His current research is supported by a $460,000, three-year grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Militello and his team study the parasite...

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Making Everyday Life, Art
Mar14

Making Everyday Life, Art

Zach Motl ’07 skyrocketed his design career when he transformed his tiny room into a stylish house. Now he creates living spaces that can always evolve. Zach Motl ’07 arrived at Geneseo as a musical theater major with plans to launch an acting career after graduation. But after taking a sculpture class his junior year, his passion shifted to the visual arts.  Outside of class, Motl experimented with interior design by...

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Making Time to Make a Difference
Mar14

Making Time to Make a Difference

Read and watch multimedia about the Biloxi trip with Dan Martin ’16. Daniel Martin’ 16 is building his career and volunteer skills. What he’s learned helps us find our niche and carve time to make a difference. When Superstorm Sandy hit New York City and Long Island in 2012, Daniel Martin ’16 rushed to help clear debris and start the rebuilding effort. Several of his classmates and their families were impacted by the...

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The Green(er) Business of  Production and Consumption
Dec13

The Green(er) Business of Production and Consumption

How science is helping company leaders and customers be better earth stewards. As vice president and chief sustainability officer at 3M, Gayle Schueller ’87 leads the company to address customer needs in a way that advances environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic success. Schueller aims to improve products, customer experiences, manufacturing and operations — and be a good steward to the earth and its people. “I...

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Endowment Supports Faculty Excellence  and Innovation
Dec12

Endowment Supports Faculty Excellence and Innovation

Faculty helped Jack and Carol Patterson Kramer, Class of 1976, realize their potential. Now they are helping professors provide that same inspiration to other students.  Geneseo has long inspired Jack ’76 and Carol Patterson ’76 Kramer — a place where they also first met. As students, their professors guided, supported and motivated them to explore their interests, discover new ones and build the confidence that shapes their lives...

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Bringing Clean Water to Everyone
Dec12

Bringing Clean Water to Everyone

Inspired by her experience teaching in Africa, Megan Renfro ’07 devotes her career to H2o access there. Hear Megan talk about her work: scene.geneseo.edu/web-exclusives For decades, the residents of the tiny village of Maiwayna in northern Ethiopia suffered from diarrhea and chronic stomach aches. The problem was their source of drinking water: a pond contaminated with animal feces and insects. Then in May of 2017, a crowd of...

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Video: Emily Borghard ’11 Pays it Forward
Aug15

Video: Emily Borghard ’11 Pays it Forward

Emily Borghard ’11 was one of the first people to receive a brain stimulator implant that helps control her epileptic seizures. For Borghard, the cutting edge procedure has opened up a new world. Learn about her life and how she has dedicated it to paying it forward, in her career and her Pay it Forward NYC...

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