Faculty Hall of Fame: Helen Zakin

Professor Emerita of Art Helen Zakin

Her career took her to the soaring cathedrals of Europe in search of medieval stained glass windows, but as a teacher, Professor Emerita of Art Helen Zakin was always more comfortable in the intimate seminar rooms of Tyler Hall.

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.