In 2012, we are launching a new Regional Alumni Program.
- Meet fellow graduates virtually or in person
- Patronize alumni-owned businesses
- Connect as a group at local community events
- Share your Oswego story
- And so much more
Recruiting volunteers, everywhere. Contact Michael Sgro at email@example.com or call 315-312-2030 to get involved as a leader in your community.
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January 2012 to present
Commissioner for Patents, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
2008 to 2011
Deputy Commissioner for Patents, USPTO
1989 to 2008
Supervisory Patent Examiner, USPTO
1977 to 1989
Patent Examiner, USPTO
Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award, 1993
Certificate in Advanced Public Management, Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, 1998
Department of Commerce Silver Medal, 2010
American University School of Public Affairs Roger W. Jones Award for Executive Leadership, 2010
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We all have routines — a list of things we go through on a daily basis without even thinking twice. Most of us don’t think about just how many of those “things” are patented. So, here’s your basic daily schedule, patents and all.
Keep an oral record of your family history with your own recordings.
Find a grandparent, parent or sibling and try these StoryCorps-recommended conversation starters:
- What was the happiest moment of your life?
- What are you most proud of?
- What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in life?
- What is your earliest memory?
- How would you like to be remembered?
Learn more about recording and sharing your special memories at storycorps.org/record-your-story
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The Change-Up (2011)
Boardwalk Empire (2010) *
Revolutionary Road (2008) **
I Ghost Town (2008)
Margot at the Wedding (2006)
My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2004)
The Human Stain (2003)
Anger Management (2003)
The Stepford Wives (2002)
Changing Lanes (2001)
What’s the Worst That
Could Happen? (2000)
28 Days (1999)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Cradle Will Rock (1998)
The Horse Whisperer (1998)
A Perfect Murder (1997)
Picture Perfect (1996)
Bed of Roses (1995)
Boys on the Side (1995)
The Paper (1993)
A Bronx Tale (1993)
Last Action Hero (1993)
The Saint of Fort Washington (1991)
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Pacific Heights (1990)
The Boyfriend School (1990)
Navy Seals (1988)
Seven Minutes in Heaven (1985)
* Won Emmy for “Outstanding Art Direction”
** Nominated for “Best Art Direction” Academy Award
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For the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Oswego alumni magazine checked in with some of the “New American Heroes” featured in our Fall/Winter 2001 cover story. Here, they share their thoughts on the attacks and the decade that followed.
On Sept. 11, 2011, the campus community marked the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks with a silent march across campus, a salute at the 9/11 memorial garden and a weekend of public service. Here, we share remembrances penned by students, faculty and staff at the memorial garden.
Scott Bart ’95<
Michelle Bratton ’00
Richard Caproni ’89
Michael Cawley ’91
Michael Collins ’84
Wendy Morris Faulkner ’74
Michael Hannan ’89
Michael O’Brien ’81
James E. Potorti ’72
Leo Roberts ’79
Melissa R. Vincent ’94
James Woods ’97
Millions of children are able to reach their full potential, thanks to work by one Oswego alumna. Elizabeth Farrell 1895 pioneered the field of special education in America.