Kids On Earth in the 21st Century
Nov27

Kids On Earth in the 21st Century

Howard Blumenthal ’74 explores the future by interviewing kids around the world. Watch the Kids on Earth videos. Howard Blumenthal ’74 created and produced the Peabody Award-winning PBS series, “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” to teach kids geography and problem-solving. The show combined a detective story, game show, comedy and musical numbers. With his new online video project, “Kids on Earth,” he travels to cities,...

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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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The First Human Cyborg
Aug15

The First Human Cyborg

Emily Borghard ’11 was one of the first people to receive a brain stimulator implant. For Borghard, a life without seizures has opened up a new world.  As part of her daily commuting routine, Emily Borghard ’11 stands outside the 168th Street subway station in New York City with a stash of new socks in her messenger bag. She offers a pair to a man sitting on the entryway steps, as commuters rush past him. She will be here again on the...

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Good Food, Good Company and a Mission to Serve
Apr04

Good Food, Good Company and a Mission to Serve

The Philanthropic Chefs have created meals to foster community for three decades. For more than 30 years in Geneseo, friends, fun and food — glorious food — have come together in fellowship to help others. In 1986, the Marco Polo Dinner was established and became an annual event to assist homeless youth and later branched out to other fundraising meals. The group of College faculty and staff members, village residents, and sometimes...

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Breaking the Chains
Apr01

Breaking the Chains

Activists — including those from the Geneseo community — are using lessons from history to combat modern slavery and galvanize communities. An estimated 40.3 million people are in some form of modern slavery in 167 countries worldwide, according to the 2017 Global Slavery Index, published by the Walk Free Foundation, which works towards ending modern slavery. Some 50 percent are in forced labor, and 25 percent of slaves are children...

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Video: Deep Freeze
Apr01

Video: Deep Freeze

Members of Alpha Chi Rho fraternity camp out each winter to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Listen to the guys and see how they make the most out of every night in the Deep...

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The Business of Building Hope
Dec01

The Business of Building Hope

It was the early 1980s and Mark Ashley ’77 was on his way to one of his patient’s living quarters in the residential area of the Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS), the rehabilitation facility he had founded to treat patients with acquired and traumatic brain injuries. He was carrying a small bottle of champagne.

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Building Schools, Building Futures
Dec01

Building Schools, Building Futures

Jeanine Lupisella ’87/MS ’92 was at a point in her life when she was in a hurry to help. As a middle school principal in the Honeoye Falls-Lima district south of Rochester, N.Y., she had planned to travel to a developing country to help promote literacy — after retirement. Then, in 2011, she found herself going to a lot of funerals, sometimes for people of her generation.

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