New minor in sustainability studies underscores going green

New minor in sustainability studies underscores going green

A new minor in sustainability studies lends energy and coordination to a wide variety of courses that feature ideas, projects and policies for better stewardship of the world.

“Interest in sustainability education is growing among faculty and certainly among students, so we are hoping to add more choices, and we also are hoping to have students involved in projects so they can get experience while they are here,” said Lisa Glidden, assistant professor of political science and an adviser to students in the minor.

Chemistry: a winning formula for Pagano

Chemistry: a winning formula for Pagano

Todd Pagano ’96 isn’t trying to win awards.
The Oswego chemistry graduate is focused on doing high-level research in florescence spectroscopy that can help predict the formation of dangerous carcinogens in drinking water and map cancer-causing chemicals in cigarette smoke as a member of the Rochester Institute of Technology faculty.

Scanning electron microscope offers nanoscale views

Scanning electron microscope offers nanoscale views

When Fehmi Damkaci peers at the computer monitor next to the gleaming electron gun of the college’s new scanning electron microscope, he sees the future — a vital piece of equipment for the sciences and their new home.
As the nanoscale — a nanometer is one-billionth of a meter — images appear in high definition, Damkaci reminisces about having to travel to Syracuse to obtain sample data about atomic structures that were once only theorized … and not being able to touch the machine.

Alumnus Takes City’s Top Seat in Oswego

Alumnus Takes City’s  Top Seat in Oswego

Oswego’s New mayor has witnessed the city through the decades as a native son, college student and professional. Now Tom Gillen ’72 is eager to help move it into a new age.

Tom Gillen ’72 is Oswego’s new mayor.
Gillen won the Nov. 8 mayoral election 2,426 to 1,234, a margin of 2 to 1, against

Smiley celebrates 50 years as faculty member

Smiley celebrates 50 years as faculty member

Distinguished Teaching Professor Marilynn Smiley recently celebrated 50 years as a faculty member at SUNY Oswego. The Indiana native ‘cut a deal’ with her father to pursue music in college. Smiley, who came to Oswego in 1961, still carries a full load as a professor of music with a specialty in musicology — and a long résumé of eclectic research, talented students, women’s equality efforts, organization work with such groups as Vega and the American Association of University Women, musical groups like the SUNY Oswego Recorder Consort and much more. Hear an interview with Smiley and share your comments below.