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.

Science sage Hyde retires after 43 years

Ken Hyde

After four decades in Snygg Hall, Kenneth Hyde, distinguished teaching professor of chemistry, traded in his course notes for a hammer and level. Retiring after a 43-year career in the classroom, he has a new avocation: fixing up an old camp on the south shore of Skaneateles Lake, where he and his wife will spend time in retirement.

Fulbright scholar explores higher ed

Mark Harris

Mark Harris was a mid-career educator at Southbank Institute of Technology in Australia when he decided to “have a go” that put him on track to retrain faculty instructors in new techniques for vocational teaching.