Right, Wrong and in Between
Mar05

Right, Wrong and in Between

The gray areas of ethics underline the complexity of applying it to real life. By Robyn Rime The first thing David Levy ’94, associate professor and chair of Geneseo’s philosophy department, wants you to know is that people face ethical issues every day. “I can’t think of a domain in the real world in which there’s no space for ethical concern whatsoever,” he says. Not sure? Consider the internet and the privacy issues it raises. As...

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A Gift to Support Generations of Student Engagement
Mar05

A Gift to Support Generations of Student Engagement

Frank Csapo came to America to pursue his own dreams. He has since helped more than 160 students pursue theirs, too. By Carol Marcy When Frank Csapo was 20 years old, he arrived in Montreal, Canada, from Europe wearing a label on his lapel with his sponsor’s address because he didn’t know English. He had left his homeland in Hungary to flee post-revolution and political turmoil. By 1962, he settled in Avon, N.Y., where he built a life...

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Home Away from Home
Mar05

Home Away from Home

Raina Schoen Thomas ’20 builds connections and friendships by volunteering in a respite program for senior citizens and caregivers. By Kris Dreessen If it’s a Tuesday or Thursday, Terry Price ’58 is probably on the Geneseo campus, spending several hours with student volunteers visiting, taste testing cooking projects, creating art and enjoying their company. Price and his wife, Dianne Price ’60, are part of the Home Away from...

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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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