SUNY ESF http://wrvo.org en New SUNY-ESF president wants to keep school on leading edge http://wrvo.org/post/new-suny-esf-president-wants-keep-school-leading-edge <p></p><p>Dr. Quentin Wheeler will return to central New York in January to be SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry's first new president in more than a decade.</p><p>He comes back to New York from teaching at Arizona State University. Before that he cut his teeth as a professor at Cornell University where he stayed for a quarter century.</p><p>For a scientist, Wheeler said in an interview with WRVO, the forests of upstate New York are a good place to be.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:55:44 +0000 Ryan Delaney 47986 at http://wrvo.org New SUNY-ESF president wants to keep school on leading edge SUNY ESF to house sophisticated new research equipment http://wrvo.org/post/suny-esf-house-sophisticated-new-research-equipment <p></p><p></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 10:56:01 +0000 Ellen Abbott 44776 at http://wrvo.org SUNY ESF to house sophisticated new research equipment SUNY ESF combines values, architecture in new welcoming center http://wrvo.org/post/suny-esf-combines-values-architecture-new-welcoming-center <p></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:52:03 +0000 Ellen Abbott 43845 at http://wrvo.org SUNY ESF combines values, architecture in new welcoming center Graduation rates vary widely at SUNY schools http://wrvo.org/post/graduation-rates-vary-widely-suny-schools <p>Many students are back to college for the fall semester. For some of those students, where they start their education will also be where they receive their degrees.<br><br>New York's SUNY system graduates nearly 65 percent of its students within six years, one of the highest in the nation for public universities. But each SUNY school's results vary widely.<br> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 10:35:11 +0000 Gino Geruntino 43565 at http://wrvo.org SUNY ESF launching bike share program http://wrvo.org/post/suny-esf-launching-bike-share-program <p></p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 11:39:02 +0000 Ellen Abbott 43188 at http://wrvo.org SUNY ESF launching bike share program Report: Syracuse Police detective improperly used SUNY-ESF lab http://wrvo.org/post/report-syracuse-police-detective-improperly-used-suny-esf-lab <p>The state Inspector General's office has issued a report that largely clears the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry of any wrongdoing surrounding the use of a forensics lab at the college.</p><p>The Onondaga County District Attorney's office rose concerns in April about Syracuse Police forensic evidence used in several shooting cases. That prompted the state forensics commission to ask the Inspector General to conduct the investigation.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:55:02 +0000 Ryan Delaney 41651 at http://wrvo.org Central New York colleges win SUNY 2020 grant http://wrvo.org/post/central-new-york-colleges-win-suny-2020-grant <p>A group of central New York public colleges is among the winners of the governor's second round of the SUNY 2020 Challenge Grant program.</p><p>The state's College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Upstate Medical University and Onondaga Community College in Syracuse and SUNY Oswego teamed up for the program.</p><p>They were awarded $15 million to start an institute of environmental health and medicine.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 09:34:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 38974 at http://wrvo.org SUNY ESF working to bring back the American chesnut tree http://wrvo.org/post/suny-esf-working-bring-back-american-chesnut-tree <p>SUNY ESF is working to bring back a tree that once made up one quarter of the standing timber in forests in the Eastern United States. Now, researchers have come up with a variety of the tree that resists the blight that killed billions of American chestnut trees. Mon, 20 May 2013 20:22:36 +0000 Ellen Abbott 38145 at http://wrvo.org SUNY ESF working to bring back the American chesnut tree SUNY program aims to boost entrepreneurship in region http://wrvo.org/post/suny-program-aims-boost-entrepreneurship-region <p>The SUNY Research Foundation will give funds to several of its institutions to help foster entrepreneurship, including the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) and Upstate Medical University. Thu, 09 May 2013 20:33:58 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 37531 at http://wrvo.org SUNY program aims to boost entrepreneurship in region Anti-hydrofracking activists try to get students involved in movement http://wrvo.org/post/anti-hydrofracking-activists-try-get-students-involved-movement <p>As the controversy over hydrofracking drags on in New York state, opponents of the drilling method are trying to get more college students involved in the debate.&nbsp; NYPIRG project coordinator Nicole Saint James is recruiting students at Syracuse University to help put more pressure on Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 21:10:43 +0000 Ellen Abbott 34228 at http://wrvo.org Anti-hydrofracking activists try to get students involved in movement Syracuse college students push for climate change divestment http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-college-students-push-climate-change-divestment <p>When environmentalist <a href="http://www.billmckibben.com/" target="_blank">Bill McKibben</a> visited Syracuse in October as part of the University Lectures series, he urged students to get their schools to make more sustainable investments. His words encouraged Syracuse University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry students to start the Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 12:29:41 +0000 Olivia Fecteau 30854 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse college students push for climate change divestment ESF brings the shore of Lake Ontario to a new level http://wrvo.org/post/esf-brings-shore-lake-ontario-new-level <p>SUNY ESF is showing off plants that will create a green roof on the new Gateway Center, which will open later this year.</p><p>This new green roof will almost be like visiting the shore of Lake Ontario.</p><p> Tue, 29 May 2012 14:15:53 +0000 Ellen Abbott 19910 at http://wrvo.org ESF brings the shore of Lake Ontario to a new level Collaboration could help SUNY schools land new grants http://wrvo.org/post/collaboration-could-help-suny-schools-land-new-grants <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo is leaning on New York&rsquo;s network of public colleges to play a bigger role in economic growth -- and he&rsquo;s proposing to provide the resources to do so. But there could stiff competition for those funds. Thu, 19 Jan 2012 17:39:56 +0000 Ryan Delaney 13058 at http://wrvo.org Collaboration could help SUNY schools land new grants New York hopes to quadruple solar power usage http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-hopes-quadruple-solar-power-usage <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing that New York State quadruple the amount of solar energy it uses for power in the next year. &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 12:11:51 +0000 Ellen Abbott 12863 at http://wrvo.org Local tree expert says central New York has the best fall color in the nation http://wrvo.org/post/local-tree-expert-says-central-new-york-has-best-fall-color-nation <p>Central New Yorkers may enjoy some of the best fall colors in the country. That&#39;s the opinion of one tree expert out of the SUNY School of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. Click &quot;listen&quot; above to hear Ellen&#39;s story.</p> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 15:12:10 +0000 Ellen Abbott 7956 at http://wrvo.org