News Release Archives: September 2016


Tue Sep 13, 2016

SUNY Oswego jumps to 44th place in U.S. News & World Report rankings—a 14-place rise—in the list of 2017 Top Regional Universities in the North.

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Fri Sep 23, 2016

Miley Cyrus and Dr. Dre, “Mortal Kombat” and “Star Trek,” Festivus and the Ice Bucket Challenge—they all make it into an academically motivated but approachable new book on popular culture from SUNY Oswego sociology chair Tim Delaney and co-author Tim Madigan of St. John Fisher College’s philosophy department.

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Thu Sep 22, 2016

Thanks to a National Geographic Society Committee for Research and Exploration grant, three SUNY Oswego undergraduates spent three weeks at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, this summer unearthing such fossils as the tiny jaws of ancient animals—and the fossilized bones of a rare dinosaur—as they tried on paleontology careers.

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Thu Sep 22, 2016

SUNY Oswego’s Tyler Art Gallery will “Restart” as a premier regional resource for art exhibitions, education and community participation with a juried show in October that will unveil the modernized facility’s welcoming design.

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Wed Sep 21, 2016

Vadoud Niri of the SUNY Oswego chemistry faculty and his undergraduate assistants worked steadily—and quietly—for three years researching five common houseplants as agents for removing potentially hazardous chemicals such as acetone from the air. Then the American Chemical Society took note of their work, and it is quiet no longer.

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Wed Sep 21, 2016

SUNY Oswego’s Counseling Center peer educators (P2Ps), Counseling Center staff and the Lifestyles Center will host student-awareness activities associated with Mental Health and Wellness Week from Sept. 24 to 30.

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Tue Sep 20, 2016

SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek Field Station has invited area Girl Scouts to a free program of exploring nature from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8.

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Fri Sep 16, 2016

Healthy-food tastings, health talks by local experts, indoor and outdoor fitness demonstrations, and health screenings will highlight a National Women’s Health and Fitness Day celebration from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28, at SUNY Oswego Metro Center, 100 S. Salina St. on Clinton Square.

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Wed Sep 14, 2016

SUNY Oswego alumnus Earl Bellinger will give a Science Today lecture, “From Starlight to Stellar Ages: A Look Inside the Private Lives of Stars,” at 4 p.m. Sept. 29 in Room 170 of the Shineman Center.

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Wed Sep 14, 2016

SUNY Oswego’s art department has begun gearing up for fall sessions of “At the Art Studio,” a workshop series for children and young adults from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Oct. 8 to Nov. 12, in Tyler Hall.

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Tue Sep 13, 2016

Warren St. John, author of 2015-16 Oswego Reading Initiative selection “Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team and One Woman’s Quest to Make a Difference,” will give a free public talk at SUNY Oswego at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Sheldon Hall ballroom.

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Thu Sep 08, 2016

SUNY Oswego’s theater department will “take it to the streets,” performing a dance from the college’s fall adaptation of “The Wizard of Oz” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the moveable stage at Oswego Farmers’ Market on West First Street.

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Thu Sep 08, 2016

Tim Wise, billed as one of the country’s leading anti-racism activists and writers, will speak at SUNY Oswego at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Marano Campus Center auditorium.

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Wed Sep 07, 2016

SUNY Oswego’s Institute for Global Engagement has launched an “International Year of” series, picking up for 2016-17 where the Summer Olympics left off—with Brazil.

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Wed Sep 07, 2016

Fulbright Canada, part of the prestigious global Fulbright program, has awarded Kevin White of SUNY Oswego’s anthropology faculty a spring 2017 visiting research chair in trans-border studies at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario.

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Fri Sep 02, 2016

The SUNY Oswego planetarium will start its fall season by presenting “The Autumn Constellations” at 7 p.m. every Sunday in September.

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Thu Sep 01, 2016

Classical/hip-hop crossover artists Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester and Wil Baptiste, performing as Black Violin, will launch their coast-to-coast Unity Tour with a show at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the renovated Waterman Theatre at SUNY Oswego.

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Thu Sep 01, 2016

SUNY Oswego’s ALANA Student Leadership Conference celebrates 30 years of multicultural events Sept. 17 to 24 with happenings ranging from fashion show to banquet, from peace walk to cultural festival, from educational activities to entertainment.

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Thu Sep 01, 2016

“I Am Oz” is a statement familiar to most students, faculty, staff and recent alumni of the State University of New York College at Oswego (SUNY Oswego). It is the inclusive and welcoming statement that has been the opener for acknowledging and learning about the broad ethnic and cultural backgrounds of students, faculty and staff at the institution from every background. This week the college welcomed to campus more than 2,100 new students and the college is celebrating its most culturally diverse (defined as students who self-identify as Hispanic, Asian, African-American, Native American, Pacific Islander or in more than one category) student body in the college’s history—25.8% of the total undergraduate and graduate population including a record-setting 33.8% of the first-year class, up 3.2% from last year’s first-year class and an 80% increase from 2010. Each of these students are now a part of “Oz” and, together, they are transforming and shining the light on Oz.

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