The Smell of Success

The Smell of Success

Early in his career as a researcher at Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, Charles Wysocki ’73 worked on a project to explore the inability of some people to detect certain smells. Through his research, he and a colleague found that identical twins are essentially identical in their ability to smell androstenone, a chemical with

Hall of Fame – Paul Liebenauer

Hall of Fame - Paul Liebenauer

On the SUNY Oswego campus, it wasn’t unusual to see Professor Emeritus of Physics Paul Liebe­nauer heading off to a course in French. For years, Liebenauer studied the language so that he and his wife, Margreta, could travel, which they did extensively throughout France and other European countries. “The [French] department was kind enough to

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Berta Culver Van Loon Stebbins ’45 of Lake Wales, Fla., died May 29, 2016. She taught for more than 30 years in the Odessa-Montour (N.Y.) Central School District. She was predeceased by her first husband, Harold Van Loon. Berta is survived by her second husband, Arnold Stebbins; three children, 16 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Sylvia

College Hires New Head Athletic Trainer

College Hires New Head Athletic Trainer

Mike Frawley joined Oswego State Department of Intercollegiate Athletics in August as the head athletic trainer. Frawley comes to Oswego with more than 20 years of experience in athletic training, with most of those years spent at the NCAA Division III level. After four years as an assistant athletic trainer at Union College in Schenectady,

Bioinformatics Class Becomes Online Open Course Pilot

Bioinformatics Class Becomes Online Open Course Pilot

This fall, a new “Big Data, Genes and Medicine” course represented Oswego’s pilot project in the evolving world of mass open online courses (MOOCs) while preparing learners for an in-demand job field. Isabelle Bichindaritz of the college’s computer science department taught the bioinformatics course, which supports an academic area that has a large unmet need

The Inland Watershed

The Inland Watershed

A watershed describes an area of land that contains a common set of streams and rivers that all drain into a single larger body of water. The Lake Ontario watershed, part of the even greater Great Lakes watershed, includes innumerable water sources, two of which are Rice Creek and the Little Salmon River. SUNY Oswego

Commencement Speakers Include Honorary Degree Recipient John McHugh

Commencement Speakers Include Honorary Degree Recipient John McHugh

Former U.S. Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh received an honorary Doctor of Laws from the State University of New York on May 14 at SUNY Oswego’s 155th Commencement ceremony before delivering his address to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences graduates. Melanie Littlejohn, National Grid’s regional executive director for Upstate New York,

President’s Desk

President's Desk

With Passion and Purpose: The Campaign for SUNY Oswego captured the heart and soul of our college community, exceeding all expectations by raising $43.48 million—well past our $40 million goal, which was the largest campaign among all SUNY comprehensive colleges. The remarkable success and impact of With Passion and Purpose will be featured in our next issue of the magazine, but I want to thank each of our 16,000-plus alumni