SUNY Briefs – 4/13/2012


The SUNY Potsdam AIDS Education Group will take part in the annual Candlelight Memorial Service on Wednesday, April 25, at 6 p.m.

The event, which is being run in conjunction with the Global Health Council, is open to the public, with participants lighting candles and walking around the perimeter of the Potsdam campus to honor those whose lives have been taken by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

The event is held around the world and is one of the oldest HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns.


New Paltz

SUNY New Paltz announced that Philip Mauceri will be its new provost and vice president of academic affairs.

Mauceri, who hails from Brooklyn, N.Y. and is the current dean at the University of Northern Iowa, will also be a tenured professor in the political science department, with a specialty in contemporary and Latin American politics. He currently administers two interdisciplinary programs in Public Policy and Women and Gender Studies, as well as two centers in the fields of Social and Behavioral Research and Violence Prevention. He has also helped New Paltz with grants and fund raising.


Buffalo State

Buffalo State College will host an anti-hydrofracking protest on campus April 19.

The protest is being held in response to SUNY’s recently signed contract with EnergyMark, which will provide hydrofracked gas to five SUNY schools,

including Buffalo State, for three years. The other schools include SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Fredonia, Alfred State and the New York School of Ceramics at Alfred State.

The protest will be held on the Buffalo State campus from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m.


Stony Brook

On April 9, SUNY Stony Brook appointed Benjamin Hsiao, Ph.D, as their new vice president of research, effective May 1, ending a nationwide search that began last September.

Hsiao is a chemistry professor and the chair of the chemistry department at Stony Brook. Hsiao will be in charge of the advancing the school’s research mission through strategic planning. This includes overseeing the school’s Research Foundation, their research administration activities and functions and be the school’s research advocate on the state, national and federal levels. He will advise the school president on all of Stony Brook’s other research endeavors.



Morrisville State College will hold its Ag Day event in its academic quad on Thursday, April 19.

The school is hosting this event for local elementary school students, with activities designed to inform the students about agriculture and livestock, which will consist of petting calfs, guessing the weight of horses and taking a hay ride around the Morrisville campus.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is sponsored by the Collegiate Future Farmers of America.

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