SUNY http://wrvo.org en SUNYIT in Utica and Albany's nanoscale campus now one college http://wrvo.org/post/sunyit-utica-and-albanys-nanoscale-campus-now-one-college <p></p><p>New York's public university system is merging two of its campuses. SUNYIT in Utica and the College of Nanoscale, Science and Engineering in Albany will merge<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in 2015. </span></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:02:22 +0000 Ryan Delaney 52948 at http://wrvo.org SUNYIT in Utica and Albany's nanoscale campus now one college Will a free ride to college boost STEM study in N.Y.? http://wrvo.org/post/will-free-ride-college-boost-stem-study-ny <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>In his 2014 agenda, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed giving college scholarships to high school students as a way to boost study of science, technology engineering and math, or STEM.</p><p>But some educators say a scholarship may not be the best way to get more kids involved in these subjects.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 22:52:18 +0000 Ryan Delaney 50834 at http://wrvo.org Will a free ride to college boost STEM study in N.Y.? Former Upstate hospital president still on payroll, despite resignation http://wrvo.org/post/former-upstate-hospital-president-still-payroll-despite-resignation <p></p><p>Despite resigning as president of Upstate hospital amid questions about his compensation, Dr. David Smith is still being paid as a faculty member at the medical school.</p><p><a href="http://wrvo.org/post/suny-upstate-president-resigns-state-comptroller-announced-audit" target="_blank">When Dr. Smith resigned</a> as president of SUNY Upstate Medical University and University Hospital Nov. 15, he retained his status as a tenured professor of pediatrics. He’s been on medical leave from the position for over two months after undergoing back surgery.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 22:09:55 +0000 Ryan Delaney 50250 at http://wrvo.org Former Upstate hospital president still on payroll, despite resignation SUNY launches streamlined online learning program http://wrvo.org/post/suny-launches-streamlined-online-learning-program <p></p><p>The State University of New York is making it easier for students to graduate by making its campuses' 12,000 online classes available on one website.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:58:46 +0000 Gino Geruntino 49956 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo outlines emergency preparedness initiative http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-outlines-emergency-preparedness-initiative <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>In his annual <a href="http://www.governor.ny.gov/assets/documents/2014-SOS-Book.pdf" target="_blank">State of the State address</a> Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined a major initiative to ramp up New York’s capacity for dealing with natural disasters.</p><p>Part of the multi-million dollar proposal involves installing a state-of-the-art weather detection system to provide more accurate, real time warnings.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 20:47:09 +0000 Kate O'Connell 49710 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo outlines emergency preparedness initiative 'Totalitarian' culture and pay questions at Upstate hospital http://wrvo.org/post/totalitarian-culture-and-pay-questions-upstate-hospital <p></p><p>In early November, Dr. David Smith resigned as president of the State University’s Upstate Medical University and University Hospital. Days before, the <a href="http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/198777/suny-investigating-extra-pay-for-upstate-medical-president/" target="_blank">Times Union in Albany had reported</a> Smith was close to leaving Syracuse’s biggest hospital to become president of Penn State University.</p><p>Instead, he’s found himself the subject of several investigations.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 10:37:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 48867 at http://wrvo.org 'Totalitarian' culture and pay questions at Upstate hospital Researchers work to develop wireless Internet underwater http://wrvo.org/post/researchers-work-develop-wireless-internet-underwater <p></p><p><a href="http://Buffalo.edu">University at Buffalo </a>researchers are developing an underwater internet system. The wireless network aims to improve the detection of tsunamis and could potentially save lives. The deep-sea system integrates acoustic underwater networks with the Internet.</p><p>A network of acoustic sensors placed on the ocean floor collects data. That information is then sent up to a buoy on the surface, where it’s converted into radio waves.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:07:25 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 46344 at http://wrvo.org Researchers work to develop wireless Internet underwater State kicks off Startup-NY tax-free program http://wrvo.org/post/state-kicks-startup-ny-tax-free-program <p></p><p>New York’s plan to attract new business and jobs to the state by offering them tax-free space at public colleges is underway. Officials Tuesday outlined for the first time specifics about how the program will work.</p><p>They tried to lay out the plan as simply as possible:</p><p>"There’s no fine print. There’s no trips and traps, caveats; there’s no taxes," said Executive Vice President of Startup-NY Leslie Whatley in a conference call with reporters.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 11:07:08 +0000 Ryan Delaney 46048 at http://wrvo.org State kicks off Startup-NY tax-free program 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 chancellor: schools will perform well under Obama's proposed ranking system http://wrvo.org/post/suny-chancellor-schools-will-perform-well-under-obamas-proposed-ranking-system <p></p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 11:02:10 +0000 Ellen Abbott 43359 at http://wrvo.org SUNY chancellor: schools will perform well under Obama's proposed ranking system New York in the World: How one New York City industry refashioned itself http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-world-how-one-new-york-city-industry-refashioned-itself <p></p><p>In 1950, New York City’s garment industry employed 300,000 workers. During the last several decades, those production jobs have all but disappeared. But the story of what happened next in this industry is dramatically different from others in cities elsewhere in the state.</p><p>Today, <a href="http://www.mbfashionweek.com/">Fashion Week in New York City</a> attracts nearly 250,000 visitors from around the world and has an economic impact on the city of of more than $750 million.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 10:34:00 +0000 Sidsel Overgaard & Garrick Utley 42885 at http://wrvo.org New York in the World: How one New York City industry refashioned itself Casey Crabill on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/casey-crabill-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Community Colleges have a uniquely important set of educational roles to fill in their communities.&nbsp; In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, Grant&nbsp;Reeher</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;talks with the new President of <a href="http://sunyocc.edu/"><strong>Onondaga Community College</strong></a>, Casey Crabill</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: n Sun, 28 Jul 2013 21:52:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 41620 at http://wrvo.org Casey Crabill on The Campbell Conversations Plan for newest SUNY campus stirs up some controversy http://wrvo.org/post/plan-newest-suny-campus-stirs-some-controversy <p>SUNY trustees have voted to split the University of Albany and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, to create the system's 65th SUNY campus. The founder of the college says the move will save SUNY money and help bring high tech jobs to New York state.<br><br>The plans is to have the new specialized college up and running in the 2014-2015 academic year, says Alain Kaloyeros, the school's CEO.<br> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 19:10:32 +0000 Ellen Abbott 41343 at http://wrvo.org Plan for newest SUNY campus stirs up some controversy Schumer pushing for SUNY health care work training program http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-pushing-suny-health-care-work-training-program <p>Sen. Charles Schumer is trying to get the federal labor department to steer $23 million to New York's community colleges so they can set up a health care worker training program.</p><p>The State University of New York is applying for the grant. It's similar to one SUNY <a href="http://www.innovationtrail.org/post/suny-awarded-146-million-job-training" target="_blank">won last year for high-tech manufacturing</a>.</p><p>Twenty-nine community college campuses are listed on the grant application, and would split the grant money. The schools would also partner with area hospitals.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 11:27:33 +0000 Ryan Delaney 41228 at http://wrvo.org Schumer pushing for SUNY health care work training program SUNY program to bring together students and employers comes to Oswego http://wrvo.org/post/suny-program-bring-together-students-and-employers-comes-oswego <p>SUNY Oswego is taking part in phase two of the statewide SUNY Works program, which is designed to bring together prospective employers and students through paying jobs for the students.<br><br>SUNY Oswego President Deborah Stanley says the college has already had a co-op employment program in place for several years, but says SUNY Works enhances the existing program. Stanley also says by providing students with an opportunity to make money, college becomes more affordable.<br> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 21:03:45 +0000 Gino Geruntino 41170 at http://wrvo.org SUNY program to bring together students and employers comes to Oswego Lt. Gov. Duffy tries to sell START-UP NY to SUNY http://wrvo.org/post/lt-gov-duffy-tries-sell-start-ny-suny <p></p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 19:27:31 +0000 Gino Geruntino 40109 at http://wrvo.org Critics of Cuomo's tax-free initiative speak out http://wrvo.org/post/critics-cuomos-tax-free-initiative-speak-out <p>At a rally Tuesday in Albany, labor advocates protested Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s latest economic development program. The program, Tax-Free NY, is a new spin on an old economic tool.<br><br>“I think tax-free zones are a horrible idea right now. I think that these programs have been tried in the past. We’ve called them empire zones, job incentive programs, we know through history that these simply do not work,” said Ron Deutsch from the left-leaning New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness.<br> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 20:04:30 +0000 Matt Richmond 39430 at http://wrvo.org Advanced manufacturing sector asking for more workforce training http://wrvo.org/post/advanced-manufacturing-sector-asking-more-workforce-training <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last year the U.S. Department of Labor </span><a href="http://www.innovationtrail.org/post/suny-awarded-146-million-job-training" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">awarded more than $14 million</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to the SUNY network of community colleges in upstate New York to develop work training programs for emerging industries. But, nearly one year on, the advanced manufacturing sector is asking for more, pointing to the skills gap as an ongoing issue.</span></p> Sat, 08 Jun 2013 11:24:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 39155 at http://wrvo.org Advanced manufacturing sector asking for more workforce training Cuomo says tax free zones proposal not distracting him from other key priorities http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-says-tax-free-zones-proposal-not-distracting-him-other-key-priorities <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo says many of his key agenda items are still in play in the legislature, even though he’s been spending most of his time lately promoting tax free business zones at some state college campuses.<br><br>Cuomo held his sixth event in a week to highlight a plan to create tax free business zones at public and private colleges, as well as on some state owned properties. But he insists he’s still actively pursuing his other end of session priorities -- including public financing of political campaigns, a women’s equality act, the siting of three upstate casinos, and a board to help distressed upstate cities. Thu, 30 May 2013 13:12:42 +0000 Karen DeWitt 38684 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo's 'Tax-Free Zones' proposal draws mixed reviews http://wrvo.org/post/cuomos-tax-free-zones-proposal-draws-mixed-reviews <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been traveling the state promoting a plan to allow new businesses to go tax-free for up to a decade if they locate near a State University of New York campus.&nbsp; The plan, which is yet to be drafted into bill form, has raised some questions.</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 09:53:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 38503 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo's 'Tax-Free Zones' proposal draws mixed reviews Cuomo wants to give tax breaks to startups on SUNY campuses http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-wants-give-tax-breaks-startups-suny-campuses <p>Companies that get started at one of New York’s public universities wouldn’t have to pay any taxes for a decade if a plan proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo gets enacted. Thu, 23 May 2013 12:50:42 +0000 Ryan Delaney 38281 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo wants to give tax breaks to startups on SUNY campuses SUNY Adirondack, BOCES partner on high school program http://wrvo.org/post/suny-adirondack-boces-partner-high-school-program <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>SUNY Adirondack in Queensbury and the Board of Cooperative Educational Services, or BOCES, serving the surrounding counties are partnering on a new science and technology program for high school students. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:00:12 +0000 Sarah Harris 33621 at http://wrvo.org SUNY rolls out standardized financial aid form for all its institutions http://wrvo.org/post/suny-rolls-out-standardized-financial-aid-form-all-its-institutions <p>The cost of going to college is an issue of growing concern among students, their parents and public officials. Now the State University of New York is introducing a tool to help applicants figure out exactly how much it will cost them to attend. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:33:47 +0000 Catherine Loper 33607 at http://wrvo.org Upstate Hospital requesting more funding from state http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-hospital-requesting-more-funding-state <p>SUNY is asking the state for up to $185 million to stabilize its two public teaching hospitals. Most of the cash is needed for the Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. But Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse also needs millions. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 13:58:46 +0000 Ellen Abbott 33513 at http://wrvo.org Upstate Hospital requesting more funding from state Radical hearing aid design draws on an unlikely inspiration http://wrvo.org/post/radical-hearing-aid-design-draws-unlikely-inspiration <p>While the majority of us would be very happy to see out the summer without flies ruining our outdoor dining experience, one particular species of fly has provided the inspiration for a potential breakthrough in the technology of hearing aids. It's not just any old house-fly we're talking about, though.</p><p> Sun, 19 Aug 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Matt Richmond 24483 at http://wrvo.org Radical hearing aid design draws on an unlikely inspiration SUNY considers high school exam to test college readiness http://wrvo.org/post/suny-considers-high-school-exam-test-college-readiness <p>The State University of New York is looking to stem the tide of students who arrive at college unprepared.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 13:32:06 +0000 Adam Wolfe 22121 at http://wrvo.org Smoke-free SUNY proposed http://wrvo.org/post/smoke-free-suny-proposed <p>Top officials in the SUNY system want to ban all tobacco use on its 64 colleges campuses.&nbsp; Adam Wolfe has the story.</p><p>Since 2007, smoking has been prohibited within 20 feet of SUNY buildings. And it&#39;s not allowed inside any structure, including dorms, either. But if the SUNY Board of Trustees has its way, smokers won&#39;t be able to light up anywhere on SUNY&#39;s 64 campuses -- and they mean anywhere -- including outdoor parks.</p><p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:25:00 +0000 Adam Wolfe 21501 at http://wrvo.org Smoke-free SUNY proposed SUNY Trustees Public Hearing March 28th, 2012 http://wrvo.org/post/suny-trustees-public-hearing-march-28th-2012 <p><strong>SUNY Board of Trustees Public Hearing </strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>DATE, PLACE AND TIME:</strong></p><p>March 28, 2012 (In conjunction with the March 28, 2012 Board of Trustees Meeting)</p><p>SUNY Brockport</p><p>350 New Campus Drive</p><p>Brockport, New York 14420</p><p>3:00 p.m.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>PURPOSE: </strong>The purpose of the State University of New York Board of Trustees Public Hearing is to receive testimony and statements from concerned individuals about <strong>university issues.</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 12:47:05 +0000 Fred Vigeant 15861 at http://wrvo.org SUNY Trustees Public Hearing March 28th, 2012 Power of SUNY on display in Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/power-suny-display-syracuse <p>Innovative programs from eight Central New York SUNY Schools were on display in Syracuse Monday. &nbsp;It was part of the &quot;Power of SUNY Regional Showcase&quot;, that let schools from across the area share projects.</p><p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 15:53:46 +0000 Ellen Abbott 15482 at http://wrvo.org Power of SUNY on display in Syracuse New head of SUNY Board of Trustees no stranger to politics http://wrvo.org/post/new-head-suny-board-trustees-no-stranger-politics <p>Carl McCall, the newly appointed Chair of the State University of New York Board of Trustees, is no stranger to New York politics and policy making. He sat down Monday to talk about his goals for SUNY and what he discerns in the Occupy Wall Street and now Occupy Albany movement.</p> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 14:27:32 +0000 Karen DeWitt 8321 at http://wrvo.org