Discoveries in the Deep
Jul15

Discoveries in the Deep

Marine biologist Mackenzie Gerringer studies the depths of the world’s oceans from the rolling hills of Geneseo. By Robyn Rime Down in the ocean’s trenches — far beyond the reach of sunlight — the deep sea is unimaginably dark, a world of frigid temperatures and immense pressures. Marine organisms manage to flourish in these harsh environments, and assistant professor of biology Mackenzie Gerringer studies how. “I fell in love...

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Video: Fuel for the Future
Jul13

Video: Fuel for the Future

In his lab in the Integrated Science Center, Barnabas Gikonyo, lecturer in chemistry and director of introductory chemistry labs, teaches students the foundations of chemistry research. Last year, 10 of them assisted with long-term projects to support better health and more sustainable use of resources. Gikonyo, an expert in organic and materials chemistry, and his team are developing both biofuels and a biocompatible cement that may...

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Seeds and Harvest
Jul13

Seeds and Harvest

While Geneseo’s mission is to foster student growth, faculty and staff learn and gain inspiration from students as well. By Kris Dreessen In higher education, we most often hear about how students learn from professors and staff. But just as often, those faculty and staff members say they learn from and are inspired by students. They are mentors, but their support of students comes back to them in many, sometimes revelatory, ways....

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Breaking Higher Ed’s Gender Barriers
Jul13

Breaking Higher Ed’s Gender Barriers

How Geneseo and two professors are shaping the future of women and underrepresented groups in academia, especially in STEM fields. By Lonny Lippsett Though women in academia have made strides in recent decades, they remain stubbornly underrepresented in higher professorial ranks, especially in STEM fields. Two initiatives at Geneseo have been launched to help surmount entrenched barriers for women faculty. Wendy Pogozelski,...

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Toothsayer
Mar03

Toothsayer

Tanya Smith ’97 shows how simple teeth can reveal complex stories about how humans evolved. By Lonny Lippsett When Tanya Smith ’97 peered into the time capsules, two small children who lived 250,000 years ago came back to life. They were Neanderthals, an ancient species of now-extinct evolutionary cousins of humans, who had dwelled in what is now southeastern France. One child, Smith could make out, was born in springtime and was...

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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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