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SUNY Canton Welcomes Famed Ornithologist David Allen Sibley April 17

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

David SibleySUNY Canton will kick off its Scholarly Activities Celebration with a presentation by renowned illustrator and ornithologist David Allen Sibley at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 17, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center.

Sibley is the author and illustrator of the New York Times best-selling book, “The Sibley Guide to Birds,” which was published in 2000 and is widely considered as the most comprehensive guide to North American birds. A second edition of the popular field guide was released in 2014. Both editions feature thousands of beautifully detailed illustrations of hundreds of bird species.

“We’re incredibly fortunate to have David kick off our Scholarly Activities Celebration this year,” said Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Douglas M. Scheidt. “He has dedicated almost his entire life to researching, documenting and studying birds, and his work will most certainly be an inspiration for our students and faculty.”

Sibley was seven years old when he began drawing birds and was inspired to create his own illustrated field guide after finding that existing guides lacked diversity in regard to images of the physical variations of each species. The final draft of his first edition took more than six years to complete.

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In addition to “The Sibley Guide to Birds,” he’s also the author of “The Birds of Cape May,” “The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior,” “The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America,” “The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Western North America,” “Hawks in Flight,” “The Sibley Guide to Trees” and “Sibley’s Birding Basics.”

In 2002, he received the Roger Tory Peterson Award from the American Birding Association for lifetime achievement in promoting the cause of birding. In 2006, he was awarded the Linnaean Society of New York’s Eisenmann Medal.

A reception and art exhibition of his work will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Woodcock Conference Suite. He will speak at 5:30 p.m. in the Kingston Theater. The event is free and open to the public.

Student presenting at Scholarly Activities Celebration

As part of the Scholarly Activities Celebration, student research and projects will be on display in the Southworth Library Learning Commons from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 18 (with oral presentations beginning at 4 p.m. in Cook Hall, Room 200) and in Nevaldine Hall at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 20. Both exhibitions are also free and open to the public.

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as 13 exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 15 athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are conference members of the newly formed American Collegiate Athletic Association.

Students and Faculty Showcase Scholarly Activities at SUNY Canton, April 26

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

SUNY Canton will be highlighting unique and innovative research from its talented students and professional faculty at the annual Scholarly Activities Celebration.

The event will include poster presentations displayed from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the Southworth Library learning Commons. Nearly a dozen Early Childhood students will also be displaying their cumulative projects during the afternoon.

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A special session for oral presentations will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. in Payson Hall Room 219 on the same day.

More than 30 projects will be showcased during the Scholarly Activities Celebration this year, including the design and plans for a shared garden for students at all four area colleges. Other presentations detail automotive aerodynamics, explore the effects of World War II on the evolution of Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia and investigate the criminalization of mentally ill populations.

For more information, visit www.canton.edu/scholarly.

 

About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

SUNY Canton Scholarly Activities Celebration and Juried Art Show, May 4

Monday, April 30th, 2012

SUNY Canton will be displaying unique and innovative student research projects at the annual Scholarly Activities Celebration from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, in the College’s Southworth Library. The event is free and open to the public.

“Scholarly Activities Celebration allows us to showcase all of the wonderful innovations and exciting research our students are doing,” said Carli C. Schiffner, SUNY Canton provost and vice president for academic affairs. “In many cases, students submit exceptional projects that stem from their entire education.”

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At past celebrations, the College has displayed a wide array of entries from technical, health, liberal arts, and public service disciplines, demonstrating the diversity of educational options available to students.

In tandem with the scholarly activities celebration, the College’s graphic and multimedia design program will be displaying “Optic Appeal” juried student art exhibition in the library. Students from all disciplines submitted digital images, videos, drawings, and mixed media artwork for display.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Manager, or call 315/386-7527.


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.

Scholarly Activities Celebration Abstracts Due March 22

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Due to an overwhelming response, SUNY Canton has extended the abstract deadline for the 2nd Annual Scholarly Activities Celebration until midnight Monday, March 22.

Student presents research at the Scholarly Activities Celebration

The lecture and presentation portion of the Scholarly Activities Celebration will be held Thursday, April 29, in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center’s Kingston Theater. The poster and artistic display portion of the celebration will be held Friday, April 30, in the Southworth Library.

“There is a lot of wonderful research and innovation that occurs across all of our curricula,” noted Willam R. Trumble, SUNY Canton Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “The Scholarly Activities Celebration gives us a way to bring all of the highlights from the past year together and really focus on what we’ve accomplished as students and academics. Students get the added bonus of the excitement and experience of presenting their work and have the chance to win one of several $100 prizes.”

Last year’s celebration had more than 100 student and faculty presentations, ranging from art and design projects to poster presentations detailing the latest advancements in the Engineering Technology fields.

GMMD students reviewing artwork.

“We’ve expanded the Scholarly Activities Celebration to encompass lectures and presentations,” Jeffrey H. Taylor, chair of the celebration committee and Assistant Professor of Biology. “We’ve made this addition to allow a greater range of subjects to be highlighted at the celebration.”


Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.