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Student Involvement Awards
Awards recognize and reward students and their organizations whose involvement has made SUNY Oswego and the surrounding community a better place to live and learn. Free; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-5420; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Arena and Convocation Hall, Campus Center
Tuesday, April 22, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Indie concert: Arms & Sleepers, American Royalty and Gianni Paci
Arms & Sleepers is an electronic duo from Boston. American Royalty is a psych-pop trio from Brooklyn. Guitarist Gianni Paci is a recent graduate of New York University and is influenced by Buddy Holly and The Beatles. Performer Magazine recently featured him on its cover. $5 at the door; parking for those without a campus parking sticker is $1 -- see oswego.edu/administration/parking. 312-4581.
Location: Lounge, Hewitt Union
Friday, April 25, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Women's Lacrosse vs. Brockport
Location: Oswego, NY- South Athletic Field
Saturday, April 19, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Softball vs. Potsdam
Location: Oswego, NY- Laker Softball Field
Sunday, April 20, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
GOLD Third Thursdays
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Location: Various Cities
Thursday, May 15, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Reunion Weekend 2014
More information: alumni.oswego.edu/reunion
Location: SUNY Oswego, New York 104, Oswego, NY, United States
Thursday, June 5, noon - noon
Professor Kestas Bendinskas, graduate Mike Kiley, and Professor Webe Kadima discuss research in the Campus Center.
Even with extraordinary advances in medicine, diabetes remains one of the most crippling diseases besetting people around the world. It is epidemic by all measures. More than 24 million people in the United States – eight percent of Americans – and 400 million worldwide suffer from this progressive disease which still eludes cure.
Students working with Kestas Bendinskas and Webe Kadima of Oswego's biochemistry program hope to change that – and are going to great lengths to do so. Deep in the heart of African Congo, the Oswego team and local researchers are examining a plant called Psidium guajava to see if it holds the key to unlocking an inexpensive available treatment for this killer.
Their research bridges traditional remedies used by healers in the African nation with conventional knowledge in pharmacy, chemistry and medicine to discover a cost-effective, self-administered therapy for diabetes that may one day provide a viable treatment option to millions currently lacking access to life-saving medicines.
A problem of this magnitude shared by people worldwide requires convergence of ideas, cutting-edge technologies and new attitudes. The biochemistry-focused Global Laboratory teaches students the scientific and technical skills necessary to prepare and test the efficacy of treatments, but the project also aims to develop a dialectic between the global and the local, one that advances our basic understanding of medical science and improves the health of humankind.
The defeating diabetes project is a way of merging the old and new that mirrors SUNY Oswego and the Global Laboratory program. At Oswego, long-established strengths in education, social justice and cultivating curiosity blend with ground-breaking research and global opportunities.
Left: Psidium Guajava, plant critical in diabetes research.