College’s New X-ray Device to Probe Archeological Samples

Kathleen Blake uses Forensic X-ray Device

Analyzing sharp-force trauma, studying ceramic artifacts disinterred after centuries, disclosing the trace elements in soils—SUNY Oswego forensic anthropologist Kathleen Blake can think of many uses for portable X-ray equipment purchased with a National Park Service grant. The new instrument will enable faculty and student researchers to study samples in detail without liquefying, pulverizing or otherwise

Former Coach Returns as Director of Athletics

Sue Viscomi

Susan Viscomi is Oswego State director of athletics effective June 1. She comes with more than 30 years of intercollegiate athletics experience as a coach, associate athletic director and, most recently, as athletic director at Hilbert College in Hamburg, New York. “I share Oswego’s vision for excellence and believe it’s important to develop student-athletes who

Faculty Hall of Fame: Luciano Iorizzo

Luciano Iorizzo

In the cozy dining room of his home on the west side of Oswego, Professor Emeritus of History Luciano Iorizzo positions his beloved stand-up bass next 
to a grandfather clock. It’s a favorite of his wife of 60 years, Marilee, and it stands near a print by Professor Emeritus of Art Tom Seawell, “American Album

Environmental center honors GENIUS Olympiad founder

Environmental center honors GENIUS Olympiad founder

CHEMISTRY FACULTY MEMBER FEHMI DAMKACI, LEFT, recently was honored with a Center for Environmental Initiatives’ Environmental Excellence Award for his work in creating and growing the GENIUS Olympiad, SUNY Oswego’s environmental competition for high school students around the world. The center recognized GENIUS Olympiad at its 39th annual Community Salute to the Environment for leadership in environmental

Professor to build partnership in India

Professor to build partnership in India

SUNY OSWEGO PHYSICS PROFESSOR SHASHI KANBUR travels to India this spring to open a new collaboration in Delhi for course development in astrophysics and research in realms including the evolution of stars. A travel award from the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum and the American Physical Society will fund his trip to the University of Delhi.

National news veteran Garrick Utley joins faculty

Garrick Utley

Forty years ago Garrick Utley brought news of the Vietnam War to people’s living rooms on the “NBC Nightly News.” Now he is comparing the broadcast media of that era – and earlier – to the present and future of digital media with students on the Oswego campus, in his new role as senior fellow and

Lewis, Belt earn top SUNY-wide awards for teaching

John Belt, Associate Professor of Technology

SUNY has bestowed a 2012 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching on two professors whose work has been transformative for decades of Oswego students: Tracy K. Lewis and John H. Belt.

Clemo named academic vice president

Lorrie Clemo

President Deborah F. Stanley has announced the appointment of Lorrie Clemo to the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Honoraries offer Commencement gems

Gus Silveira

The State University of New York conferred two honorary degrees at the Oswego Commencement: an honorary doctor of science degree to Augustine Silveira Jr., emeritus distinguished teaching professor of chemistry at Oswego, and an honorary doctor of humane letters degree to Frank G. Pogue, president of Grambling State University in Louisiana.

“Seek your place in the world by following your own dreams, while at the same time, cultivating inner strength and a set of values and ethics that will guide you through life,” urged Silveira, who was honored at the morning commencement ceremony.

“Colleges and universities may be the only hope we have left to ensure the creation of a civil democratic society,” Pogue told graduates at the afternoon Commencement.