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Noted Author Speaking at Scholarly Activities Celebration

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Arthur GreenbergA noted author will explain how finding the right career is like turning lead into gold at SUNY Canton’s Scholarly Activities Celebration.

Arthur Greenberg, Ph.D., a chemistry professor at the University of New Hampshire, will be presenting “The Privilege of a Joyful Career” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. Greenberg authored From Alchemy to Chemistry in Picture and Story, a light-hearted overview of the history of chemistry including its transition from the pseudo-science days of converting lead into gold.

“Chemistry’s history is really fascinating,” Greenberg said. “Looking at it historically, you get a feeling for how chemistry went from this spiritual way of trying to make sense of nature to becoming a science.”

After Greenberg’s guest lecture, students and faculty will be making a series of presentations on research they’ve conducted during the past year in the Woodcock Conference Suites. There will also be artwork on display by students in the Graphic and Multimedia Design program. The Scholarly Activities Celebration continues with a poster presentation from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 30, in the Southworth Library.

“Dr. Greenberg has made a career doing what he loves,” noted Scholarly Activities Celebration Chair Jeffrey Taylor, who is also an assistant professor of biology at SUNY Canton. “Our students can learn from his ability to find a path best suiting his interests and passion. He’s also found a way to share his enthusiasm for a given subject matter in a way that resonates with everyone.”

Greenberg is a 1967 graduate of Farleigh Dickinson University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in chemistry, while both his Master’s and Ph.D. are from Princeton University.  He has worked as a faculty member at Forstburg State College, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University. He was the chemistry department chair at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte before becoming the Dean of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of New Hampshire.

Student presenting her research at the Scholarly Activities Celebration.

Greenberg’s research has focused on organic and environmental organic chemistry. He has published over 120 papers and chapters, authored and co-authored five books and edited 19 others.

The Scholarly Activities Celebration highlights the work of SUNY Canton students and faculty. Students will have the opportunity to present their research and have the chance to win one of several $100 prizes. Last year’s celebration had more than 100 presentations, ranging from art and design projects to poster presentations detailing the latest advancements in the engineering technology fields.

Chancellor John R. Ryan to Address 2007 SUNY Canton Graduates

Monday, April 16th, 2007

Chancellor John RyanSUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy has announced that SUNY Chancellor John R. Ryan will be the keynote speaker at the college’s 99th Commencement Ceremony.

Commencement begins at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, in the Alumni Gymnasium in Dana Athletic Center.

“Chancellor Ryan has been a tremendous leader not only for the State University of New York system, but throughout his career,” said Kennedy. “SUNY Canton has benefited from his guidance and dedication. Our graduating students will benefit immensely from listening to such an accomplished professional.”

Recently, Ryan addressed the SUNY Canton College Foundation Board of Directors at a meeting in Naples, Fla., which was simultaneously broadcast at SUNY Canton. He highlighted the remarkable growth in the Foundation’s assets which grew from $1 million in 1993, to $5 million in 2004, to over $12 million in 2006. Since 2000, the SUNY Canton College Foundation has provided over $6 million in scholarships and other support.

Prior to becoming Chancellor, Ryan served as the president of the State University of New York Maritime College, the interim president of SUNY Albany, and was the former superintendent (president) of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

As president of SUNY Maritime, Ryan nearly doubled the number of students in just three years, resulting in the highest enrollment in Maritime’s 131-year history. He created the National Institute for Leadership & Ethics, which includes a summer institute for high school juniors and seniors, as well as undergraduate leadership training for Maritime students, and he established the President’s Circle Scholarship Fund, which includes numerous donors who have pledged $10,000 over four years for a named scholarship.

He is also a former U.S. Navy Vice Admiral and was decorated with the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Medal (with oak leaf cluster), Legion of Merit (with two gold stars), Meritorious Service Medal (with two gold stars), Air Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (with two gold stars), and other numerous service awards.

After designation as a naval aviator and assignments in several operational squadrons, Ryan’s naval career included numerous leadership positions in squadrons, wings, and forces that took him to Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Ryan has accepted a position as president and CEO of the Center for Creative Leadership, headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., and will be stepping down as chancellor at the end of May.

Ryan is married to the former Diane L. Ackerman of Bangor, Pa. They have three adult daughters: Tricia, Kelly, and Julie, and four grandchildren.