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President Alan Davis and SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Reed Coughlan look at the progress of the garden in Utica

Prof. Reed Coughlan Part of Group Receiving $48,475 to Create “One World Garden”

Posted March 22, 2012

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Reed Coughlan, a mentor for SUNY Empire State College in Utica who works with students of social theory, structure and change, is a member of a group that has received $48,475 to design a community green space. ... MORE

Center for International Programs Mentors Publish Paper in Prestigious Journal

Posted March 7, 2012

David Starr-Glass and Tanweer Ali, both mentors with International Programs in Prague, have had a paper published in the prestigious, peer-reviewed journal Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education. The paper stems from their experiences with students completing the Empire State College capstone project and subsequently participating in the Czech State Examination. ... MORE

College Adds New Degree Program in Public Affairs in Response to Climbing Demand for Experts in Crisis Management

Posted January 23, 2012

President Alan R. Davis has announced that the college has added a new degree program in public affairs. The program will prepare students for jobs and careers in public administration, health policy, journalism, urban studies, nonprofit management, political science, criminal justice, homeland security and more. ... MORE

Media Studies Mentor Cindy Conaway Appeared on on Jeopardy!

Posted January 17, 2012

Cindy Conaway, at left, assistant professor of media studies at the Northeast Center, appeared on ABC’s popular game show "Jeopardy!" Friday night (Jan. 13). ... MORE

See College Ad and Dean Mackey Comments in "Online Learning" Supplement in the New York Times

Posted January 11, 2012

Empire State College appeared in the New York Times in two locations last Sunday (Jan. 8). ... MORE

Long Island Center, Central New York Center and Genesee Valley Center Offer Sustainability Lectures

Posted January 11, 2012

The college will offer three public lectures featuring the topic of environmental sustainability this winter. Each lecture is co-sponsored by a regional community group and will begin with a networking reception. The lectures will be held at the Old Westbury Unit, Syracuse Center and Genesee Valley Center at Rochester. ... MORE

Alumnus Kenny Barron '78 and President Davis Interviewed on WGBO Jazz Program

Posted January 9, 2012

President Alan Davis and alumnus Kenny Barron ’78, a renowned jazz pianist will be on WBGO FM (Jazz88.3 FM) on Tuesday, Jan. 17. ... MORE

Empire State College Hosts Saratoga Reads! Event Jan. 22

Posted January 11, 2012

Empire State College will host an “Introduction to the Saratoga Reads Winning Book” event on Sunday, January 22 from 1:30 to 4:30 at the Center for Distance Learning, 113 West Ave.The book selected this year is the “Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” by award-winning journalist Rebecca Skloot, which describes how the cells derived from a poor cancer-stricken black woman in the 1950s, who sought treatment at Johns Hopkins Medical Center, were used for 60 years in research (without her prior consent) that produced numerous medical breakthroughs. ... MORE

Tibetan Monks to Visit College's Central New York Center

Posted October 12, 2011

Monks from Gaden Shartse Monastery will visit the college’s Central New York Center on Monday, Oct. 24. Gaden Monastery is one of the three most renowned monasteries in Tibet, located approximately 50 kilometers east of Tibet’s capital city, Lhasa. It was built on the magnificent hillside of Drigri Mountain, a calm, peaceful retreat suitable place for spiritual development. ... MORE

Mel Rosenthal Retires After 40 Years at Empire State College

Posted October 11, 2011

“40 Years in Pictures,” a very special exhibit of photography by SUNY Distinguished Professor Mel Rosenthal, will be on display on the third floor of the Metropolitan Center, 325 Hudson Street in New York City, to celebrate the college’s 40th anniversary year. An opening reception is set for Tuesday, Oct. 11, 6-8 p.m. ... MORE

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