The Psychology of Happiness and the Sociology of Well-being
Aug15

The Psychology of Happiness and the Sociology of Well-being

Recent books by Geneseo faculty members take different approaches in examining what may make for a better world and for satisfied lives The Shakespearian assertion that “something is rotten in the state of Denmark,” doesn’t hold weight these days according to the United Nation’s annual World Happiness Report. Denmark, and the handful of other Scandinavian countries, are consistent leaders on the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions...

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Zebrafish May Advance Our Vision
Aug15

Zebrafish May Advance Our Vision

Small pet-store fish with regenerative powers may help conquer sight loss in humans. The National Eye Institute estimates that the number of people affected by eye diseases will increase significantly by 2050. Many of these disorders, such as age-related macular degeneration, result in the breakdown of the retina, which contains photoreceptor neurons that detect light and help move that information to the brain. Humans can’t...

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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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Transcendentalism 3.0
Dec01

Transcendentalism 3.0

In 2014, the college launched Digital Thoreau (digitalthoreau.org), a digital humanities project featuring the writings of Henry David Thoreau (American, 1817-1862). The project encourages and enhances the study of Thoreau’s classic work, “Walden,” and promotes worldwide, online discussion of the text among scholars, students and general readers.

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Change in  Perspective
Dec01

Change in Perspective

A week before this past August’s “Great American Eclipse,” Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Anne Pellerin gave a community talk about the event at Wadsworth Library in Geneseo. “There were 5-year-old kids, there were elderly people — all ages, just being excited about science,” says Pellerin. That energy carries her: “It’s what wakes me up in the morning, and is really why I’m doing that job as a teacher. I want to share the excitement.”

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