On the Front Lines to Defend Wildlife
Jun19

On the Front Lines to Defend Wildlife

Working with the National Geographic Society, I have turned my passion for animals into my purpose.  Follow Tara Keir on Instagram: @tarankeir   If you are lucky in life, you find something you love. If you are even luckier, passion will find you. And if you are me, it will hit you as if you’ve run head-on into a brick wall.  From that perspective, I have been incredibly lucky all of my life. Traced back to elephants and their...

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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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Making Time to Make a Difference
Mar14

Making Time to Make a Difference

Read and watch multimedia about the Biloxi trip with Dan Martin ’16. Daniel Martin’ 16 is building his career and volunteer skills. What he’s learned helps us find our niche and carve time to make a difference. When Superstorm Sandy hit New York City and Long Island in 2012, Daniel Martin ’16 rushed to help clear debris and start the rebuilding effort. Several of his classmates and their families were impacted by the...

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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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The Green(er) Business of  Production and Consumption
Dec13

The Green(er) Business of Production and Consumption

How science is helping company leaders and customers be better earth stewards. As vice president and chief sustainability officer at 3M, Gayle Schueller ’87 leads the company to address customer needs in a way that advances environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic success. Schueller aims to improve products, customer experiences, manufacturing and operations — and be a good steward to the earth and its people. “I...

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Video: Bringing Clean Water to Africa
Dec12

Video: Bringing Clean Water to Africa

Inspired by her experience teaching in Africa, Megan Renfro ’07 now devotes her career to H2o access there. Hear her speak about her experiences and her...

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Bringing Clean Water to Everyone
Dec12

Bringing Clean Water to Everyone

Inspired by her experience teaching in Africa, Megan Renfro ’07 devotes her career to H2o access there. Hear Megan talk about her work: scene.geneseo.edu/web-exclusives For decades, the residents of the tiny village of Maiwayna in northern Ethiopia suffered from diarrhea and chronic stomach aches. The problem was their source of drinking water: a pond contaminated with animal feces and insects. Then in May of 2017, a crowd of...

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A World View Of Sustainability
Aug15

A World View Of Sustainability

  Geneseo is part of a United Nations effort to protect resources — and build opportunities— across the world. As a participant in the United Nations Global Compact, Geneseo has joined world leaders in adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to help conserve resources and build opportunities employment, economic development and other factors for quality of life. As the largest global movement of sustainable companies...

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Profile: An Alumnus Tackles Global Challenges With His Bite-Sized Chocolate
Aug15

Profile: An Alumnus Tackles Global Challenges With His Bite-Sized Chocolate

As a student, Ben Conard ’16 had a vision to produce fair trade chocolate snacks. Geneseo’s VentureWorks program helped him launch a successful, award-winning business. Ben Conard ’16 says he has always had an entrepreneurial spirit, but it was the VentureWorks program at Geneseo that gave him the experience and training to launch his business, Five North Chocolate. “As a longtime fair trade advocate and health-conscious consumer, I...

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