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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

Dr. Audeliz Matias

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

Empire State College President Alan R. Davis

Military Advanced Education University Corner Q and A: President Alan Davis Interviewed in Magazine

Posted April 11, 2012

President Alan R. Davis was featured in a Q and A in Military Advanced Education, talking about Empire State College’s relationship with service members and veterans and their families. The interview was the magazine’s May 2012 “University Corner” column. ... MORE

Metropolitan Mentor David Fullard Recognized at Black History Month Event at Monroe College

Posted April 2, 2012

David Fullard, a mentor with the Metropolitan Center, was recently recognized by the School of Criminal Justice and Office of Career Advancement at Monroe College, with a Celebration of History award. He was one of nine people active in the justice system, politics or human services given an award as part of that college’s Black History Month observance, “Making History in Criminal Justice and Human Services.” ... MORE

Assistant Professor Kim Stote Awarded a Fulbright Scholar Grant

Posted April 2, 2012

Assistant Professor Kim Stote, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D., has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to conduct research at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada, during the 2012-2013 academic year, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. ... MORE

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