Composer Nick Gianopoulos and His Life ‘Con Variazioni’

George “Nick” Gianopoulos ’07, right, top, composer-in-residence for the LA-based Symbiosis Chamber Ensemble, turns pages for Oswego music professor Robert Auler, who performs Gianopoulos’ classical piece, “Theme and Variations,” during a concert in Sheldon Hall Ballroom.

Enrolling without specifying a major, George Nicholas Gianopoulos ’07 expected his SUNY Oswego journey to proceed “con variazioni,” with changes. He was leaning toward computer science, when—as one of 126 students enrolled in MUS 101, a general education music appreciation course—he discovered his passion. He played no instrument. He did not read music. He insists

Visual Artist Jeffrey Newell Prospers in ‘Amazing Learning Environment’

Jeffrey Newell ’12 M ’13

“I call my under­graduate peers and faculty my film family . . . [Oswego] wanted me to stay . . . I came back for grad school in the art program. Now I have an art family, and they’ve adopted me.” — Jeffrey Newell ’12 M ’13 Jeffrey Newell ’12 M ’13 shared his talents in photography, videography and the

Alumnus Helps Make Oswego a Top School for Veterans

Veteran's Lounge

Lt. Col. Mike Waters ’70 USAF (Ret.) knows what it is like to be a veteran-student at SUNY Oswego. He served several tours in combat with the Air National Guard before finishing his degree, nine and a half years after his high school graduation. Waters has been supporting veterans’ initiatives on campus for years, starting the

A Heritage of Mentorship Continues From the Shinemans To the Danas

Shinemans to the Danas

“Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” —HARRIET TUBMAN Sometimes, we make choices that lead us to the best possible circumstance among the best possible people we could hope for in our lives. When that happens, we thank our lucky stars,

A Chemist Abroad

Stacy Trey ’02

At the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Stacy Trey ’02 collaborates on projects to make lightweight, anti-static building materials; she also works at SP Wood Technology and Process Development to formulate commodity chemicals from pulp and paper industry residual streams. Trey is a chemist, who says she was encouraged by Oswego professors to participate in summer programs

Varied Oswego Program Prepares Science Grad for Multiple Careers

John Planz ’84, Ph.D.

University of North Texas Health and Science Center Professor John V. Planz ’84, Ph.D., offers this advice to students: “Don’t have blinders on. You never know what opportunities might come up.” This wisdom, shared by one of America’s leading forensic scientists, represents what Planz has learned from his own journey. “Forensics?” he asks. “Never even on my

NSF Grant Funds Brain and Health Monitoring Research

Jason Bennett

Mirroring the support he received as an undergraduate chemistry major at SUNY Oswego, Jason Bennett ’01, Ph.D., mentors students at Penn State Erie, the Behrend College. A three-year National Science Foundation award of $243,462 that began July 2013 will advance their research. The NSF grant will help fund development of a material that can selectively oxidize hydrogen

Professor Models Her Techniques on Oswego Mentors

Dae Ri Park Tenery ’02

Chemistry instructional support specialist Kristin Gublo ’92 M ’98, recalls Tenery as a student worker with an “amazing work ethic,” even walking to campus through a major snowstorm to maintain the labs and learning areas over a winter break one year. “We could always count on her,” Gublo says. “Her teaching abilities were evident to me when

Harvard Professor Solves Mysteries Through DNA Analysis

Frederick Beiber ’72

Frederick Bieber’s career revolves around science. But, his life has a lot more to do with serendipity. Chance meetings. Chance phone calls. The things you can’t measure in a lab or inspect under a microscope. A recognized leader in the field of forensic pathology, Bieber has a list of credits that includes working with families

Oswego Experience Helped Launch Career

Earl Bellinger

The sky’s the limit for SUNY Chancellor Award winner Earl Bellinger ’12. A Schenectady native, he is a Ph.D. student and research assistant at Indiana University’s School of Informatics and Computing. Upon graduating from Oswego, Bellinger flew to Southern California to develop software at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory for the Cassini Mission to Saturn. He is