What Can We Learn From Our  Siblings and Friends?
Nov27

What Can We Learn From Our Siblings and Friends?

Ganie DeHart talks more about her research and outcomes. Brittany Bearss ’20 shares how being part of a long-term study of relationships has changed her perspective and inspired her future. Do you learn things from your siblings that you carry over into your friendships? It’s one of the big questions that Geneseo students are helping Ganie DeHart, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Psychology, understand about siblings and...

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The Birks Are Back
Nov27

The Birks Are Back

The ’70s flower children wore them first. Form and function once again take the forefront in campus fashion. While other students on cam-pus in the early 1980s sport-ed Birkenstock sandals, Denise Reed Lamoreaux ’84, P’11 never did — until her friends pooled their money and bought her a pair for her birthday. She didn’t think they looked great, but she eventually gave in. “They were my guilty pleasure,” says Lamoreaux, “because...

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Unexpected History Makers
Nov27

Unexpected History Makers

How ordinary people can catalyze extraordinary change. History is full of great people who have invoked great change. But just as often, great change happens through ordinary people, untrained in activism, whose convictions compel them to act and whose circumstances provide them an unexpected platform. Jim Obergefell is one such “ordinary” person, says Geneseo’s Chief Diversity Officer robbie routenberg ’05. Along with his partner of...

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American Sign Language Gets a Boost
Nov27

American Sign Language Gets a Boost

Students pursuing any major can now take courses and fulfill foreign language requirements. Learn helpful ASL phrases in this video. American Sign Language (ASL) courses at Geneseo can now fulfill the Col-lege’s foreign language requirements for graduation. Students who completed four years of ASL in high school can also fulfill the requirement. Geneseo students and leaders say the opportunity demonstrates the College supports ASL and...

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Video: Learn Helpful American Sign Language Words
Nov27

Video: Learn Helpful American Sign Language Words

As of fall 2019, Geneseo students can take American Sign Language to fulfill foreign language requirements for graduation. Stephanie Pearl ’19, a member of the student club Gestures: Organization for Deaf Awareness, shares with us helpful signs to get anyone...

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The Green Quotient
Nov22

The Green Quotient

Faculty and students from several majors created a course that focuses on sustainability. Watch the student teaching assistants explain the course and mission. Lara Mangino ’21 was part of a team of faculty and fellow students last year who developed the Geneseo Green Quotient, an innovative course that draws on multiple disciplines. Until then, she had never connected humanities with sustainability. “It was very eye-opening,” said...

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Siblings and Friends: The Research of Ganie DeHart
Nov20

Siblings and Friends: The Research of Ganie DeHart

Distinguished Teaching Professor of Psychology Ganie DeHart has been studying sibling and friend relationships for almost three decades. Nearly 400 students have helped her work on various sibling projects through the years. This fall, some 60 students are conducting research on 11 different projects, six related to the long-term study, four cultural studies and one project on positive social behavior. (Read a story about the research...

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A Stitch in Time
Jun24

A Stitch in Time

Students rekindle the art of knitting and crocheting on campus. At 6:30 p.m. on Mondays, Adelaide Weidner ’20 and other members of Geneseo’s Stitches Club gather in the College Union, needles, yarn and project ideas in hand.  Students of all experience levels knit and crochet while sharing stories and camaraderie with one another. At each meeting, everyone tells their names, preferred pronouns, class year and major before turning...

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Three Days in Nature Prep Students for Four Years at Geneseo
Jun24

Three Days in Nature Prep Students for Four Years at Geneseo

Christina Morrow ’20 shares how the award-winning, First-Year Experience Program helped her acclimate to the rigors and embrace the opportunities of college life. Before Christina Morrow ’20 started classes at Geneseo, she spent three days in Letchworth State Park with other students also new to college life. They learned about local indigenous history and the park’s flora, fauna and biodiversity. They camped, hiked, rafted in...

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A Matchmaker on Campus
Jun21

A Matchmaker on Campus

An online hub connects students with businesses and organizations seeking experts, interns and volunteers. Each year, more than 4,700 Geneseo students volunteer, from assisting patients at a local hospice to helping residents rebuild their homes in areas hit by natural disaster. Up to 45 percent of Geneseo students complete internships, student teach or are teaching assistants. The College’s new online service, Engage Geneseo,...

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