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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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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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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Video: Targeting Cancer Medicine for Fewer Side Effects
Jun22

Video: Targeting Cancer Medicine for Fewer Side Effects

Ruel McKnight, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and his student researchers are examining how pharmaceuticals interact with our biomolecules. What they find may lead to development of less toxic treatments for cancer and other...

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Unravelling the Mysteries of Mars
Jun19

Unravelling the Mysteries of Mars

Little is still known about the Red Planet, but faculty, students and alumni are conquering the great space unknown. We Earthlings have long been captivated by what occupies the unfathomable vastness of our universe, now with a diameter we can see of about 93 billion light years. In our own solar system of eight major planets, the mysteries of Mars are particularly fascinating, mainly because it is among our closest planetary...

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Developing Anti-Cancer Medicines with Fewer Side Effects 
Jun19

Developing Anti-Cancer Medicines with Fewer Side Effects 

A Professor’s research on how pharmaceuticals interact with our biomolecules may lead to less toxic treatments. Pharmaceuticals are often necessary in the fight against cancer. But targeting cancer cells has a harsh impact on other cells in the human body, often leading to side effects such as infertility, hair loss and digestive problems.  Ruel McKnight, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Geneseo, has spent more than 15...

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Video: Augmented reality sand box
Mar13

Video: Augmented reality sand box

Research suggests people learn better when it is more like play. Professor of Geological Sciences Scott Giorgis demonstrates how the augmented reality sand box teaches students how to read a topographical map in an immersive, interesting...

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Video: Fighting African sleeping sickness
Mar13

Video: Fighting African sleeping sickness

Kevin Militello, professor of biology, and Geneseo students are researching the chemical modifications of parasite RNA in hopes of finding new treatments for African sleeping sickness. Their work may also advance our knowledge of genetics. His current research is supported by a $460,000 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious...

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Who You Are,  Where You Are
Dec11

Who You Are, Where You Are

Geneseo researchers explore the connections between people and place.  It’s not hard to figure out your location on the map. Nowadays, you can just ask your phone. Understanding what it means to be in that location is a different story. The character of a place (Hilly or flat? Bustling or deserted? Settled in the 1890s or the 1980s?) shapes your experience there, and maybe even shapes the person you are. Whether you’ve lived in a...

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Video: Pet Store Fish May Inform Human Vision
Aug15

Video: Pet Store Fish May Inform Human Vision

At Geneseo, Assistant Professor of Biology Travis Bailey and student researchers are examining how zebra fish regenerate retinal cells. What they learn may help conquer sight loss in...

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