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02/23/2018

UC's Womyn's Resource Center to Host Brunch

Award-Winning Filmmaker to Speak on Paid Family Leave Policy

Award-winning documentary filmmaker, commercial director to speak at UC

02/19/2018

Senator Schumer Helps in Funding Push for New UC Construction Management Building

Schumer visited campus on Monday to pledge his support for UC's Construction Management program and its new facility. 

Senator Chuck Schumer visited campus on Feb. 19 to pledge his support for UC's Construction Management program and its new facility. 

"I promise you today I'm going to do everything I can to get funds for this great program," he said. 

02/18/2018

Leading By Heart

Heart Run & Walk Honorary Captain Samantha Miller '20 hopes to raise awareness for heart health at this year's event.

Samanta Miller '20 was born with a rare heart defect—but she doesn't allow it to define her. "I define it," she says. She's this year's Honorary Captain in the America's Greatest Heart Run and Walk. 

02/09/2018

Will Winter Olympic Coverage Be Fair to Women?

UC Prof Studies Ultimate Gender Gap in Sports

UC Professor and author Paul MacArthur studies Olympic television coverage

02/05/2018

UC To Add Additional Student Housing

Construction set to begin in spring, summer 2018 for fall 2019 occupancy.

The plan calls for three student residence buildings, which will have apartment-style living spaces with four bedrooms each, two full bathrooms, kitchen with dishwasher and a washer and dryer in each unit. The three-story buildings will be located next to the tennis courts, near the Todd and Jennifer Hutton Sports and Recreation Center.

01/22/2018

Top Ref

Jessica Leclerc '09 is one of only four American women who will be officiating the women's ice hockey tournament during next month's historic Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

The Winter Olympic Games aren’t just proving ground for the world’s best athletes—they’re the highest level of competition for the officials, too. Jessica Leclerc ’09 is one of only four American women (19 women total) who will be officiating the women’s ice hockey tournament during February's Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

01/18/2018

Barrett Art Gallery to Feature Paintings, Poetry by Mona Brody

The exhibition will be on view Jan. 23 through Feb. 24, featuring 15 recent paintings and an installation of 64 abstract paintings and haiku poems from her series "The Colors of Silence."

The Edith Langley Barrett Art Gallery at Utica College is pleased to present “Mona Brody: In the Whisper of Silence,” from Jan. 23 through Feb. 24, featuring 15 recent paintings and an installation of 64 abstract paintings and haiku poems.

01/12/2018

UC Celebrates Life of Martin Luther King Jr.

"Leading the Way"

UC has many events planned for the next few weeks, celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

01/08/2018

UC and UPD to Stage Full-Scale Emergency Preparedness Drill on Campus Jan. 10

Active shooter exercise designed to prepare campus, law enforcement for emergencies

On Wednesday, Jan. 10, Utica College and the Utica Police Department will stage a full-scale exercise designed to evaluate response procedures in the event of an active shooter scenario.

01/05/2018

UC Announces Fall High Honors, Deans Lists

Students Feted for Academic Achievements

Provost John Johnsen is pleased to announce academic achievements for the fall 2017 semester.

12/18/2017

Utica College Offers Teacher Preparation Programs to Ease Teacher Shortage

Accelerated program allows aspiring teachers to secure full-time employment in local schools.

In response to an unprecedented teacher shortage in New York State, Utica College has created an accelerated Teacher Certification Program that allows aspiring teachers to secure full-time employment in local schools. 

12/15/2017

Building for the Future: UC's Construction Management Program Awarded State Funding

Regional Economic Development Council will support construction of new facility.

Utica College will receive $700,000 toward the construction of a stand-alone 15,000-square foot building on campus to accommodate the rising enrollment in the Construction Management major.

12/06/2017

Here's the Pitch

A look at the five student companies competing for startup success (and real cash) in tonight's Entrepreneurial Media final presentation. 

A look at the five student companies competing for startup success (and real cash) in tonight's Entrepreneurial Media final presentation. 

12/01/2017

Forum To Discuss Local Human Rights Commission

Pi Sigma Alpha Welcomes Kristina Andreotta

Political Honor Society Fall Speaker Series Event

11/27/2017

Applied Ethics Institute Hosts Lecture on Grief

Grief, Depression and Justice in Mental Health Care

Daemen College Professor Serife Tekin to discuss classification of grief

11/15/2017

Legendary Fans: Honoring Doris and Walter Miga

Doris and Walter Miga were UC basketball's most loyal supporters. Today, their sons are honoring their legacy with an exciting new project in Clark Athletic Center. 

Doris and Walter Miga were UC basketball's most loyal supporters. Today, their sons are honoring their legacy with an exciting new project in Clark Athletic Center. 

11/09/2017

UC Presents Veterans Tribute Concert

Choir, Band to Perform Classics, New Songs

Utica College welcomes the opportunity to recognize local veterans with its annual Veterans Tribute Concert

11/08/2017

The 'Father of Public Relations Education'

Professor Ray Simon, 1915-2017

It is with deep sadness that we share the passing of Ray Simon, professor emeritus of public relations and journalism, on Nov. 7, 2017. He was 102.

11/06/2017

Fall Open House This Friday

Learn About Majors, Programs, Sports and More

This Friday is a perfect time to learn more about UC ... majors, minors, sports, clubs and more.

10/27/2017

Former US Director of Intelligence to Visit UC

McConnell to Speak on Cybersecurity, More

Michael McConnell to speak on "Cybersecurity in a Dangerous World"

10/23/2017

Young Scholars to Host Domestic Violence Event

Donations to Benefit YWCA

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Young Scholars will host a special event to benefit the YWCA

10/20/2017

From UC's Gordon Science labs to NASA's Ames Research Center

Pioneering her own research at UC helped Amanda Butler '09 score an "ideal fit" job as lead scientist for NASA.

“At bigger schools, undergrads are lucky to wash dishes in a research lab. At UC, I got to own my own project as a sophomore. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.”

10/20/2017

Tasteful Renovations

UC's Dining Commons underwent a $4 million overhaul this summer, with help from Sodexo and Connor Architecture.

“Students spend a good amount of time here, and a nicer, updated space makes for a better student experience,” said Damien Boehlert, campus dining services general manager.

10/20/2017

Utica College Scores Record Number of Applications for Three Straight Years

For the third straight year, Utica College has received a record number of freshman applications for undergraduate admission.

For the third straight year, Utica College has received a record number of freshman applications for undergraduate admission.

10/18/2017

Lunch Hour Series Hosts Award-Winning Poet for Evening Reading

Corral to Read Oct. 23

Poet, writer and MFA professor Eduardo Corral to read from his works at UC Monday evening

10/17/2017

UC Celebrates 2017 Homecoming

Events Begin Friday

Events for everyone, including a professional conference, celebration of the life of Emeritus Professor Eugene Nassar, 25-plus year reunion, football, water polo, Varick Street Pub Trail, Alumni Awards breakfast and so much more!

10/17/2017

UC to Celebrate Life of Professor Emeritus Eugene Nassar

Saturday Celebration Takes Place During UC's Homecoming Weekend

Dr. Eugene Nassar, professor emeritus of English at Utica College, founded the college's Ethnic Heritage Studies Center and touched the lives of many

10/09/2017

UC to Host I Day for Insurance Professionals

Sponsored by Local CPCU Chapter and UC's RMI Program

Keynote speaker Charlie Kingdollar to discuss emerging issues in the insurance industry

09/04/2017

Star Students

Physics Prof. Joseph Ribaudo is exploring the universe's biggest questions, with student researchers at the helm

Led by physics professor Joseph Ribaudo, UC students are analyzing data from the world's most advanced radio telescope to answer fundamental questions about how galaxies form and evolve. 

 

08/15/2017

Getting Warmer?

Dr. Sharon Kanfoush is examining evidence of climate change in Earth's past to help determine our not-so-distant future.

Dr. Sharon Kanfoush's groundbreaking work on climate change contributes to a growing body of research predicting more climate-related population displacements around the globe—some of which are already underway.

07/24/2017

The Man from Grave 119

Dr. Thomas Crist is uncovering the missing pieces in our understanding of the African diaspora

UC Professor of Physical Therapy Thomas Crist is helping to fill in some pretty large gaps in our understanding of the African diaspora – the often-forced migration of African people to other areas of the world. During a recent trip to Romania, he uncovered the first documented evidence of the African diaspora in the Balkans or Southeastern Europe.    

06/15/2017

Jennifer Blanchard '05: Finding the 'Write' Fit

After escaping corporate culture, Blanchard found her dream career. Now she's helping others do the same.

In 2012, Jennifer Blanchard quit her corporate job to pursue her dream of writing fiction. Today, she's written more than 10 books and is inspiring other would-be novelists through her popular writing blog.

“I’m on a mission to empower writers, authors and creators to go after their writing dreams and live the life they’ve always imagined.”

06/06/2017

Fine Print

Pulitzer-winning journalist Jim Asher '70 talks about his latest career move and journalism in the Trump era

Utica native and journalist Jim Asher ’70 has spent the majority of his decades-long career uncovering injustice for America’s most respected newspapers. After working on the groundbreaking Panama Papers series, which won a Pulitzer in spring 2017, Asher left a high-powered job as Washington Bureau Chief for McClatchy Newspapers to join a fledgling startup on a mission to change the world.

05/25/2017

Start Me Up

Three UC students are turning a bright idea into startup success

SucSeed, a nutrition app developed by three UC students, is getting real attention from investors. How Prof. Brett Orzechowski’s Entrepreneurial Media course turned Emily Coope ’17, Becky Vennero ’18, and Adam Westbrook ’20 into budding business moguls.

05/18/2017

Relative Research: Alison Brown '17

For Brown, studying Shakespeare revealed an unexpected family connection

English major Alison Brown ‘17 has always been inspired by William Shakespeare’s work. But while researching his classic comedy The Tempest, she discovered how one of her own ancestors might have inspired the playwright himself.
 

05/10/2017

President Casamento Honored as NY State Woman of Distinction

State Senator Joseph Griffo lauded Casamento for her longtime commitment to making higher education accessible and affordable.

“Throughout Dr. Casamento’s remarkable life journey, she has always remained true to the priorities and values that make a community stronger,” Senator Griffo said. “Her leadership at Utica College has not only helped make the college an exceptional institution, but her clear vision has also paved the way for greater opportunity among our youth."

05/04/2017

Empowering Nurses Across the World: Prof. Civita Allard

Nursing Prof Civita Allard on the unique program that helps prepare nurses in Saudi Arabia.

Allard, associate professor of nursing at Utica College, has been preparing students for the nursing licensure exam for decades. But in 2014, Allard embarked on a unique effort to share her methods with future nurses in Saudi Arabia.

05/03/2017

Fighting Back Against Financial Crime: Parker Smith '17

Parker Smith '17 is taking on today's sophisticated economic criminals.

The world of financial crime is moving faster than ever. In UC's Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation program, Parker Smith '17 learned the skills to take on today's sophisticated economic criminals—and land a job in a top bank's financial intelligence unit. 

07/20/2016

A Candid Conversation

Reflecting on the past 18 years, Hutton opened up about his unlikely path to the presidency and the place he'll "always call home."

Todd Hutton once dreamed of becoming a dentist. As a young man, he favored long hair, sandals, and “garish green” neckties. He twice disguised himself as a member of UC’s football team and made it all the way through practice without being discovered. This summer, he’s planning to jump out of a plane.
 
Revelations like these were many in our candid—and sometimes emotional—conversation with President Todd Hutton. Reflecting on the past 18 years, Hutton opened up about his unlikely path to the presidency and the place he’ll “always call home.” 
 

06/14/2016

A Grassroots Solution to Utica's Lead Problem

Lana Nitti '17 is working to raise awareness in a way that involves--and inspires--local kids.

Neighborhoods in Utica have some of the highest rates of lead poisoning in the state. Lana Nitti ’17 is working to raise awareness in a way that involves—and inspires—local kids.
 

04/28/2016

Annual Student Research Day Showcases Student Achievement

UC students present original research on variety of topics

With more 50 submissions and 70 student participants, this year’s Student Research Day was the biggest yet, and highlighted research in topics ranging from brain imagery to British literature. 

09/02/2015

How realistic is 'CSI: Cyber'? We asked cybersecurity professor Austen Givens.

A UC expert's take on the new TV series about cyber crimes

The latest CSI spinoff, a cybercrime-themed version appropriately titled CSI: Cyber, starring Patricia Arquette (above), premiered March 4 on CBS. How realistic was the episode’s plot (which involved a malware-infested baby cam and a social network called “FriendAgenda”)?

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