Video: The Power of Music and Science
Nov27

Video: The Power of Music and Science

  Jamie Sacca Dostal ’08 blends science and music to help children with disabilities. Learn about her work in the classroom and read her profile about the power of...

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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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Blurring the Lines
Nov22

Blurring the Lines

Geneseo’s vision of integrative learning transforms lives. Among the most rewarding aspects of my presidency is the opportunity to see how Geneseo transforms lives. As I wonder at our students’ achievements, I find myself anticipating what their promising futures may hold. There is an enduring power that comes from a Geneseo liberal education, fueled by our mission to prepare students for an enriched life and success in the...

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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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Video: Letchworth Park First-Year Program
Jun21

Video: Letchworth Park First-Year Program

New students who participate in Geneseo’s award-winning First-Year Experiences programs including in Letchworth State Park get a taste of college academics and life, immersed in...

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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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Geneseo’s Problem-Solvers
Jun19

Geneseo’s Problem-Solvers

Alumni and faculty members make important contributions toward addressing needs in healthcare, community development and energy.  Some people say that every problem is really an opportunity and wrestling with a problem provides the opportunity to make tangible differences for good. While no individual alone can cure a disease or shrink humanity’s carbon footprint, each person who confronts a need joins a team that spans time and...

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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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Sleeping Sickness Research May Advance Our Knowledge of Genetics
Mar15

Sleeping Sickness Research May Advance Our Knowledge of Genetics

Researchers are studying the chemical modifications of a parasite RNA in hopes of finding new treatments for African sleeping sickness. Kevin Militello, a professor of biology at Geneseo, has spent his career studying the genetics of infectious diseases. His current research is supported by a $460,000, three-year grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Militello and his team study the parasite...

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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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