The Negative Effects of Stereotyping
Feb23

The Negative Effects of Stereotyping

  Subtle or direct, what society assumes about us changes our actions (for the worse).  By Kris Dreessen Suppose an aspiring female chemist enters a high school competition, and before her presentation, she notes that most of the other participants are male. She remembers hearing at some point that “girls” aren’t supposed to be good at science. She knows she’s created an outstanding project, but these thoughts needle their way in and...

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VIDEOS: Study Abroad Experiences
Feb23

VIDEOS: Study Abroad Experiences

Chile, Canada, New Zealand and beyond. Geneseo students can choose from more than 65 study abroad opportunities that provide experiential learning, immersion in other cultures and academics. Watch as students share how study abroad impacted their undergraduate experiences — and visit our entire playlist to watch stories from abroad here.

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Trips of Lifetimes
Feb23

Trips of Lifetimes

Geneseo faculty first led students on journeys of discovery abroad 45 years ago. Adventures of learning, self-reflection and global understanding have transformed students ever since. By Kris Dreessen The summer after his graduation, Jim Leary ’75 traveled to Italy to learn about The Age of Dante Alighieri with Bill Cook and Ron Herzman — two young professors who would become world-renowned scholars.  Leary and other students studied...

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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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Seeds and Harvest
Jul13

Seeds and Harvest

While Geneseo’s mission is to foster student growth, faculty and staff learn and gain inspiration from students as well. By Kris Dreessen In higher education, we most often hear about how students learn from professors and staff. But just as often, those faculty and staff members say they learn from and are inspired by students. They are mentors, but their support of students comes back to them in many, sometimes revelatory, ways....

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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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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 College’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: The Green Quotient
Nov26

Video: The Green Quotient

Hear from students how they helped create the Geneseo Green Quotient, a sustainability course developed by faculty and students and implemented fall...

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Connections Count
Nov26

Connections Count

Embracing the principle of integrative learning, members of the Geneseo community weave disparate strands of knowledge and experience into a strong new fabric. Watch a video about the philosophy curriculum that’s related. In college, you choose a major. In the wider world, you never just have one focus. You might be a software engineer who plays jazz piano, leads a scout troop or calls on knowledge gained in chemistry courses in...

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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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