Grant Supports Student Experiences with Rice Creek Collection

Student curators Cayla Turner ’18 (left) and Cori Monaco ’18, both zoology majors, help to restore a beaver taxidermy specimen from one of Rice Creek Field Station’s animal materials collections.

A state-administered grant program recently boosted its longtime support of Rice Creek Field Station to $175,000 over five years—a $10,000-a-year bump that has enabled hiring of student curators for animal collections and much more. “We are very excited about it,” said biological sciences professor Kamal Mohamed, director of Rice Creek, the college’s teaching, research and

Pursuing a Life’s Calling

Pursuing a Life's Calling

Dr. Andrea Dattellas ’07 is the kind of person who brings her work home. In fact, she has converted her basement into an Intensive Care Unit for her patients who might need round-the-clock attention. “I feel better having them at the house so I can check on them, and their families appreciate it, too,” said

Zoology Researcher, Author Models Teaching Methods After Oswego Professor

Steve Sheffield ’78 (right) and Dr. Ma Ming, a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, pose at the 4,000 meter mark in the Tran Shen Mountain range outside of Urumgi Xinjiang Province, People’s Republic of China.

For Steve Sheffield ’78, SUNY Oswego was, at first, just another college—far enough away from his home in Syracuse. That is, of course, until Sheffield met Al Lackey, then a zoology professor at SUNY Oswego, who jump-started Sheffield’s passion for zoology. Not knowing what career path to pursue, and two years into sampling courses, Sheffield