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.

Alumna, professor win new service awards

Michelle Bandla

Michelle Massaro Bandla ’93, coordinator of first-year programs, received the SUNY Oswego President’s Award for Excellence in Professional Staff Service and Marcia Burrell of the curriculum and instruction faculty accepted the President’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service. Both campus awards are new this spring.

Faculty fellow Kanbur enhances Possibilities


Shashi Kanbur has a yearlong Faculty Fellowship through the President’s Office in support of two key initiatives: the Possibility Scholars and Global Laboratories programs.

Oswego alumni collaborated with 2010 Nobel winner

Augustine Silveira, distinguished teaching professor emeritus of chemistry at SUNY Oswego, in the 1970s began a 20-plus-year research collaboration with one of the winners of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Dr. Ei-ichi Negishi. He is pictured with students during the era of the collaboration.

“Not everybody gets to say that they worked with a Nobel Prize winner,” said Michael Plante M ’75. He is one of more than a dozen chemistry students of Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus Augustine Silveira from the 1970s to 1990s who can say just that.