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Expanding A Lifeline to a Brighter Future

A produce display in a grocery store.A 2019 survey of 86,000 college students by the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, found more than 60 percent had experienced food insecurity within the last 30 days. Nearly 75,000 low-income college students could now begin receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, thanks to a new initiative that expands SNAP benefits.. READ MORE>>


Honoring a True Leader and Visionary

SUNY Board Chairman Emeritus H. Carl McCall views an exhibit in the War Room of the New York State Capitol honoring himself and Black History Month.	Chairman Emeritus H. Carl McCall has dedicated the entirety of his life to empowering and uplifting New Yorkers. McCall spent every day as Chairman of the SUNY Board of Trustees championing the issues most important to students and faculty throughout The State University of New York. As a result of his long standing contributions to SUNY and New York State, on February 14th, 2020, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the SUNY Administration Building located in downtown Albany will be renamed the H. Carl McCall SUNY Building. READ MORE>>


Building Success On the Field and In the Classroom

Rendering of the future Binghamton University Baseball Stadium Complex.Philanthropy most often occurs when individuals and organizations feel called to give to a cause that they believe strongly in and that helps improve the wellbeing of others. Recently, Binghamton University announced its largest gift in school history—a $60 million anonymous donation to create a new Baseball Stadium Complex. As impressive as this is for the Bearcat baseball players, this large gift will leave an impact on so much of the campus and community, well beyond the outfield walls. READ MORE>>


Development of Our Future Energy Solutions Earns A Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Binghamton University professor M Stanley Whittingam stands in a science lab on campus. Every time you charge your smartphone, you can thank Dr. M. Stanley Whittingham, professor at Binghamton University. The same goes for your laptop, the power tools in your shed and the solar panels on your house. On October 9, Dr. Whittingham was one of three scientists to receive the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. READ MORE>>


A Complete Farm to Market Learning Experience Brings Agriculture Into the 21st Century

Large banner hanging on wall saying Putting the Culture in Agriculture since 1916 at SUNY Cobleskill.	According to America’s Diverse Family Farms most recent report, roughly 2.1 million farms grace America’s rural landscape, with approximately 99% of these farms being ran by families. Consumers are returning back to their old habits of wanting more local produce and being interested in where their food comes from. In order to meet the needs of New York State and beyond, SUNY Cobleskill is training the future agricultural workforce by providing students with hands-on learning experiences to master both traditional practices and new trends in the industry. READ MORE>>


SUNY Schools are Ensuring Students Stay Nourished and Healthy to Increase Success in College

Food bank with shelves filled with non-perishable food stuff.A lack of regular access to food is an issue that plagues approximately half of today's college students. Spurred by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's leadership to make New York the first state in the nation to have a comprehensive program to combat student hunger, and with new efforts and partnerships on the rise, all 64 of SUNY's colleges and universities now have a food pantry or stigma-free food access available to their students as of December 2018. READ MORE >>


Counseling Goes Digital in Efforts to Improve Mental Health Services

Student on a laptop with words on screen describing mental health services.	In 2015, SUNY brought together a working group to discuss the increase in requests for mental health services on college campuses. That group recommended a focus on innovative, technology-driven solutions to mental health treatment. In response to the group's work, SUNY coordinated a mental health telecounseling pilot in the spring of 2018. READ MORE >>


Game Design Brings Virtual Reality to Class

A SUNY Canton student wears virtual realtiy goggles and a headset while holding 2 video game sticks, in front of 2 computer screens.	Video games have come a long way from Atari’s Pong. According to a recent study, 155 million Americans play games regularly (three or more hours per week), four out of five households own a video game console, and the average number of years gamers have been playing games is 13. There is a need for video game professionals to sustain this growth, and SUNY Canton recently announced that the college received approval for its new four-year Game Design and Development program. READ MORE >>


By connecting opportunities from New York to Haiti, a village grows

 SUNY officials and locals dressed in yellow from Akaye, Haiti pose for large group photo outside on land that will be the SVLC. Collaborative partnerships guided by local communities hold the key to exploring sustainability. A new and exciting SUNY project that underscores this example is now making its way to Akayè, Haiti, thanks to a recent partnership between 10 SUNY schools and five not-for-profit organizations that together are creating a Sustainable Village & Learning Community (SVLC) in the island nation. READ MORE >>


Making Completion Possible With the EOP

one male and one female student at Bufallo State look through an EOP 50th anniversary booklet.Through our Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and countless others, SUNY and its students, together through our history, have shown New York's families that despite challenges in their past and any of the struggles they may face along their path to a degree, completing a SUNY education is possible with the right support. READ MORE >>


Going Beyond Earth From Inside The Classroom

‌‌Moon crater thumbnailKnowing our own solar system is a crucial part of beginning investigations outside our galaxy. Geology is a vast and important part of space exploration, but perhaps one that needs to be extended further. Dr. Nicholas Warner of SUNY Geneseo is stoking curiosity about space for many students, using a rare collection of lunar rocks. READ MORE >>


A close look at life-changing opportunities

The front wall at the Troy, NY Educational Opportunity CenterSUNY’s Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) offer a second chance at a diploma, or a certification for adults who are now looking to access higher education or to move up in their career—and it’s all at no charge so long as you meet EOC’s criteria for admission.  READ MORE >>


Diving Into the Mysteries of the Deep Blue Sea

Long Island Sound sunsetThe world’s oceans cover approximately 71% of the Earth’s surface, measures about 36,200 feet at its deepest point, and contains over one million known species of plants and animals (with millions yet to be identified). With a wealth of knowledge still needing to be explored, Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences is diving into groundbreaking research to uncover the untold mysteries of the sea. READ MORE >>


Frozen Journeys at the End of the Earth

Students from the College at Brockport sit on the ground in Antarctica.Antarctica, which contains the South Pole, is Earth’s fifth largest continent and the coldest, driest, windiest place on Earth. The average temperature during the coldest part of the year drops to around −81 °F. With that kind of cold, people can’t live there for a long time. Scientists instead spend periods of time at research stations there studying south polar oceans, ice, atmosphere, and birds and marine animals. Students involved with study abroad through The College at Brockport can also experience this incredible landscape and ecosystem first hand by travelling to and studying in Antarctica.


Applied Learning Prepares Students Beyond the Book

Professional Skills Pic‌‌‌‌‌‌‌Applied learning refers to an educational approach whereby students learn by engaging in direct application of skills, theories and models. With a half-million enrolled students, The State University of New York is presented with a unique opportunity, and responsibility, to create deep applied learning opportunities for each and every student in order to foster meaningful and reciprocal opportunities and partnerships with our communities.


Making Strides in Cancer Research and Treatment

Female nurse provides radiology treatment at Upstate Medical Center.A cancer diagnosis can be the scariest time in a person’s life. It’s a moment filled with uncertainty and fear, but SUNY has been working hard to alleviate some of these uncertainties and fears through cutting-edge research and treatment. In July 2014, SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse opened the doors to its new Cancer Center. With this new building, the Cancer Center is able to offer the most advanced outpatient treatment, clinical research studies, and support services all in one convenient location. READ MORE >>


Supplying Your Local Food, From Seed to Plate

Inside the kitchen at Coltivare bistro‌SUNY's work with our local communities and agriculture is playing an important role in providing quality education, economic growth, and a future in food. As part of Tompkins Cortland Community College’s Farm to Bistro concept, students are gaining hands-on, real-world experience in every aspect of the food production system, including planning, growing, marketing, distributing, preparing, and presenting. Together, the TC3 Farm Coltivare and bistro are providing students with the opportunity to learn the skills they need to be competitive in today’s marketplace. READ MORE >>


Studying the Cleanliness of the Mohawk River

Professors from SUNY Cobleskill on a dock take water from Mohawk River for research study. ‌At SUNY, we want to bring New York and the world into a healthier, greener future. New York’s waterways are essential to the various ecosystems, economies, and communities throughout the state. SUNY Cobleskill is teaming up with the environmental organization Riverkeeper in a high-profile project to launch a new water quality monitoring project in the Mohawk River Watershed, one of the state’s most historic rivers. The project has the potential to be a model for applied learning and collaborative problem solving for undergraduates. READ MORE >>


Research at SUNY Seeks to Know if Brainwaves Can Verify Identity

Female researcher at Binghamton University looks looks at subject's head.‌Researchers at SUNY don’t just want to shape minds, they want to understand how they work. At Binghamton University, researchers have made another huge stride in understanding and utilizing the brain’s unique structure. This year a team at Binghamton released a study about a new technique called "Brainprinting" in the journal Neurocomputing. The goal of the study was to assess the "uniqueness, collectability, and permanence" of brainwaves. This means that the team was trying to discern whether brainwaves could be used as an identifiable biometric, like a fingerprint or retinal scan.


Reshaping America’s Eighth Largest City & Beyond

Buffalo glass wall building showing reshaping the future‌In a true New Yorker attitude and brotherhood, the entire state has rallied behind our neighbors to reinvigorate the Erie Canal and Buffalo region. From New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “StartUp NY” law and “Buffalo Billion” grant, to the State University of New York’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering rapidly expanding from Albany to Utica to Buffalo and worker retraining in full effect, the region—with a special focus on Buffalo, New York’s second largest city—is on the brink of an economic resurgence.


Protecting & Serving New Yorkers

‌In the fall of 2012, Hurricane Sandy tore through the Eastern Seaboard, taking with it over 169 lives and 650,000 homes.  A 14-foot surge caused the first weather-related consecutive-day closure of New York Stock Exchange in 124 years.  And as New York fortifies and rebuilds, those affected are reeling in a $65 billion bill of damage and economic loss. READ MORE >>