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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Gallery: Study Abroad Photo Contest Winners
Dec11

Gallery: Study Abroad Photo Contest Winners

Geneseo students first started studying and living abroad more than 40 years ago. Now, some 40 percent of all Geneseo students will learn internationally before they graduate, choosing from more than 600 programs, with more than 50 led by Geneseo faculty. The annual photo contest — sponsored by the Study Abroad Office, the Geneseo Scene, and Campus Auxiliary Services — celebrates the moments big and small that make up such journeys,...

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Finding ‘Place’ in Unexpected Places
Dec11

Finding ‘Place’ in Unexpected Places

Helping residents in Puerto Rico Reminds Us What Home and Belonging Really Are. Danny stood on the curb waiting for us every day in front of his hurricane-ravaged house in Puerto Rico as we arrived to help him rebuild.  His residence outside of Carolina City was among thousands all but destroyed by Hurricane Maria in the fall of 2017, and Geneseo alumnus Dan Martin ’16 and I led a group of seven Geneseo students last May.  The...

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A World Journey, Through Food
Apr04

A World Journey, Through Food

A dinner series inspires connections across cultures, as guest chefs serve up dishes from their homeland. Ethiopian misir wat and shiro wat burst with the soft tan and orange hues of spicy red lentils and chickpeas respectively. That’s what was cooking for the evening’s meal at the Letchworth Dining Hall, as guest chef Habiba Boru transformed part of the dining room into her home by adding a little “flavor” of Ethiopia. Boru’s...

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A Major Gift for Global Awareness
Apr01

A Major Gift for Global Awareness

The Neureiter family creates scholarships for students to study abroad. A family with ties to Geneseo for 80 years has made a major gift to the College. The Neureiters’ connection to Geneseo as well as their experiences studying and working abroad have transformed their lives, and they want students to have similar opportunities. Norman Neureiter, Georgine Reid Neureiter, and Elizabeth Neureiter-Seely, have established the Neureiter...

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Illustrating History
Apr01

Illustrating History

Award-winning manga artist Akiko Shimojima ’00 brings Japanese history to life with her comics. From Tokyo, she credits Geneseo with helping her find her calling. After Akiko Shimojima ’00 won an international award for her illustration of the graphic novel “Secrets of the Ninja” last year, among the first people she told were Kenneth Kallio, her former psychology professor and now associate provost at SUNY Geneseo, and Suzy Boor,...

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Impact in Ecuador
Dec01

Impact in Ecuador

In the Ecuadorian Amazon, members of the Sarayaku Kichwa live in harmony with “Pachamama,” or Mother Earth. When workers from the national oil company of Ecuador flew a prospecting helicopter onto their land in 2007, the Sarayaku protested against drilling and fought to protect their way of life, winning their case in an international court in 2012.

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