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

SUNY Regional Showcase Features Empire State College

Posted October 11, 2011

SUNY Empire State College joined Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, Farmingdale State College, Nassau Community College, Suffolk Community College and SUNY Old Westbury on the Stony Brook University campus for the first in a series of showcases that SUNY has scheduled for the third year of its strategic plan, “The Power of SUNY.” ... MORE

Metropolitan Mentor Publishes Book on “World’s Oldest Manuscript on Arithmetic”

Posted October 5, 2011

Gohar Marikyan, a mentor and convener of SMT at the Metropolitan Center, has published a book, “Anania Shirakatsi’s Tvabanutiun: World’s Oldest Manuscript on Arithmetic.” ... MORE

College Launches its Fall 2011 Marketing Campaign

Posted October 5, 2011

The SUNY Empire State College fall promotional campaign is underway. ... MORE

Assistant Professor: "Brainy Girls Aren't in Style Anymore"

Posted October 5, 2011

“Glee” may be getting plaudits from the critics and viewers, but for SUNY Empire State College Assistant Professor Cindy Conaway, it’s symptomatic of a disturbing change in our culture away from celebrating “brainy” teen girls, to instead presenting talent as the all-encompassing female virtue. ... MORE

Fulbright Scholar Dr. Betty Kaklamanidou at SUNY Empire State College

Posted October 4, 2011

Fulbright Scholar Dr. Betty Kaklamanidou has joined Empire State College for two months. ... MORE

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Bruce Springsteen’s Music and Fans Explored by Anthropology Mentor Linda Randall

Posted August 14, 2011

Fans often refer to themselves as the “Springsteen Nation” or “Church of Bruce,” reports Randall, who adds, “Bruce Springsteen is the closest thing many people have to religion. The church is no longer the sole medium to supply religious fervor, nor is it the sole medium through which people experience spirituality.” ... MORE

Central New York Center Assistant Professor Deborah Coolhart Wins Award from LGBT Resource Center at Syracuse University for Work with Transgender Population

Posted August 14, 2011

CNYC Assistant Professor Deborah Coolhart was named 2011 Outstanding Community Member by Syracuse University’s LGBT Resource Center. The LGBT Resource Center's mission is to provide education, advocacy, support and safe communal space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and straight-allied students, staff, faculty, parents and alumni of Syracuse University.” ... MORE

Annual Alumni Day at the Races at Saratoga Race Course

Posted August 14, 2011

More than 200 college alumni joined SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher and college President Alan R. Davis for the 17th annual alumni day at the races at the Saratoga Race Course. ... MORE

Dr. Nicola Marae Martinez Publishes Book Chapter Examining Avatar Identity Formation

Posted August 14, 2011

Dr. Nicola Marae Martinez has authored a chapter, “Liminal Phases of Avatar Identity Formation in Virtual World Communities,” which has been published in “Reinventing Ourselves: Contemporary Concepts of Identity in Virtual Worlds,” edited by Anna Peachey and Mark Childs. The book is part of a Springer series devoted to immersive environments. ... MORE

Genesee Valley Center’s Canandaigua Unit Celebrates College’s 40th Anniversary

Posted August 14, 2011

Canandaigua Unit students and alumni and their guests celebrated the college’s 40th anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 4 at an Evening at the Finger Lakes. ... MORE

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College Bids Adieu to Dr. Robert Trullinger, Dean of the College’s Hudson Valley Center

Posted August 14, 2011

“Bob Trullinger has for more than a decade served SUNY Empire State College and its Hudson Valley Center with great distinction and has earned the lasting gratitude of the college community,” said President Alan R. Davis. ... MORE

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