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SUNY Empire State College participates in 11th Annual Bike to Work Day

Posted May 21, 2012

Bike to Work Day, celebrating its 11th anniversary nationally, has drawn Empire State College participants for the last four years, said Sadie Ross, director of environmental sustainability. Seventeen people took part in the event this year, including President Alan Davis and Provost Meg Benke. ... MORE

SUNY Empire State College at Fort Drum Featured on YNN

Posted May 16, 2012

"Soldiers can continue their education, thanks to Empire State College." That's the message in a piece recently aired on the Syracuse, Oswego and Auburn YNN station. ... MORE

Alumni Services Coordinator David R. White '05 to Present at SUNYCUAD

Posted May 8, 2012

David Regan White '05, coordinator of alumni services in the Office of Alumni and Student Relations, has been selected to present at the SUNYCUAD annual conference to be held in Syracuse in June. ... MORE

Associate Professor Phil Ortiz Blog for Huffington Post

Posted May 7, 2012

"Complex Problems Have Complex Solutions" is the title of the blog post that Associate Professor Phil Ortiz wrote for the Huffington Post on May 4, 2012. In this post he discusses climate change. He states that "none of us learned everything we needed to know in kindergarten." ... MORE

Phil Ortiz Featured on "IMPACT"

Posted May 3, 2012

Associate Professor Phil Ortiz, area coordinator of natural science for the college's distance-learning program, was interviewed on Open Stage Media's "IMPACT." He discusses SUNY Empire State College; science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education; and SUNY. ... MORE

Associate Professor Yvonne Murphy Interviewed on "The State Of Things," WUNC

Posted April 30, 2012

Associate Professor of the Arts Yvonne Murphy was interviewed on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC on May 1 during the station's daily live arts, news and culture show. An archived stream is available. ... MORE

Student Tom Joyce and his Chatterbot Earn 4th Place in Chatterbox Challenge

Posted April 25, 2012

Tom Joyce, a science, math and technology major studying through the college’s distance-learning program, and his robot, Vira, at left, a downloadable chatterbot (a.k.a. “chatbot” or “bot,” a chatterbot is a robot designed to simulate small talk and answer simple questions), earned him a top spot among robot masters in the prestigious international competition, Chatterbox Challenge 2012. ... MORE

Safety and Security Staffer Thomas Winterstein Publishes "The Making of a Safe Driver"

Posted April 11, 2012

"The Making of a Safe Driver," a comprehensive guide for teaching teenagers and others to drive, has been published for iPad by Thomas Winterstein, senior staff assistant with the college’s Office of Safety and Security, and his son David Winterstein, a technology-business professional who contributed the graphics to the book. ... MORE

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Assistant Professor Audeliz Matias Appointed to Hispanic Coalition NY, Inc.

Posted April 11, 2012

Assistant Professor Audeliz Matias has been appointed executive director of the Hispanic Coalition NY, Inc., a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of the Hispanic-Latino community in New York state. ... MORE

Faculty Member Eric Zencey Attends High-Level Meeting at the U.N.

Posted April 11, 2012

International Programs mentor Eric Zencey was part of an international group of experts who attended an invitation-only, high-level meeting at the United Nations dedicated to planning a global initiative to transform the world economy. ... MORE

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