Utica College News



Young Scholars Host Annual Book Fair

Event at Barnes & Noble Saturday

Annual fundraiser benefits Young Scholars students


More Than Fun and Games

As Therapeutic Recreation Leader at Sitrin Health Care, Melissa Sayles '16 helps residents regain strength and independence in unexpected (and fun) ways. 

“Bowling and Zumba seem like simple games and activities, but they remind people that they’re still capable of doing so much,” she says. “That’s a powerful form of therapy.”


UC Prof Releases Second Book on Human Rights, Disability, Capabilities

Riddle Asserts that Presence of Disabling Barriers is Human Rights Issue

Society can promote the rights of people with disabilities by endorsing equality, dignity, autonomy, says Riddle


Student Group Hosts Open Forum with County Executive

Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society Welcome Anthony Picente '94

Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society is hosting an open forum with Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente '94


Health Studies Student Society to Host First Conference

Showcasing PT, OT, Nursing, Health Studies Student Work

Health studies students to present on areas of interest, research


Where in the World is Laura Holmes?

Recent grad Laura Holmes '16 is exploring the world, one country—and one blog post—at a time. 

“I think it could really make the world more tolerant if everyone just traveled more.”


UC EMS Team Gives Demos This Friday

UC Students Now Respond to Campus Emergencies

UC's team of EMS-trained students are celebrating National Collegiate EMS week with events to promote health and safety on campus.


Learn More About Fighting Holiday Fraud

UC Program Helps Businesses, Individuals

Holidays mean more shopping, and more shopping means greater opportunities for fraud, theft and related crimes


Moving Forward Without Forgetting

UC student and Purple Heart recipient Gregory Lewis '17 on adapting, overcoming obstacles

A lot has changed for Gregory Lewis since July 12, 2010, when a bullet ripped through his right arm in Afghanistan.
For one, he’s mostly healed. After nearly a dozen surgeries and years of physical therapy, “I’m almost back to 100 percent,” he says, though he still has issues with wrist rotation. “I’ve learned to compensate. You have to be mentally strong and adapt.” 


Now Hear This: UC to Celebrate National College Radio Day

Utica College’s WPNR Radio (90.7 FM) will join Hamilton College’s WHCL (88.7 FM), Cazenovia College’s WITC (88.9 FM) and Colgate University’s WRCU (90.1 FM) in celebrating National College Radio Day on Friday, Nov. 4.


UC, Westmoreland CSD Host Human Rights Discussion

Moving Personal Stories of Human Rights Injustices

Hear the heart-wrenching personal stories of panelists as they describe human rights injustices that they have endured and witnessed


CIMIP Director Adds Wisdom to Group Fighting Health Care Identity Fraud

Rebovich Works With Medical Identity Fraud Alliance

Don Rebovich, executive director of the Center for Identity Management and Information Protection (CIMIP) of Utica College, worked with the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance to help prevent, deal with medical identity fraud.


UC Department of Fine and Performing Arts Presents "Get Smart"

Performed by Student, Community Members

Agent Maxwell Smart is off on a bizarre new case ... and the laughs begin!


UC Prof to Speak at RCIL Medical Aid in Dying Conference

Riddle to Address Assisted Dying Legislation

Christopher Riddle, associate professor of philosophy and director of the Applied Ethics Institute, will speak at a conference hosted by RCIL


UC Dedicates Brvenik Center for Business Education

Named for a Trustee and major benefactor of the College, the Robert Brvenik Center for Business Education houses UC's innovative programs in economics, risk management and insurance, management, business economics and health studies management.


UC to Host Veterans Day Tribute Concert

Concert Band, Choir, String Ensemble to Perform

Utica College's Concert Band, Choir and String Ensemble join forces for a patriotic evening in honor of our veterans


UC CHR Commemorates Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor@75 Examines Cultural, Economic, Military, Social Issues

UC's Center for Historical Research to feature talks on all aspects of Pearl Harbor


PR/J Hosts Talk on Freedom of Information Law

Cosponsors with Utica Observer-Dispatch

New York State's FOIL has been essential in investigative journalism


"A New Low": Prof. Luke Perry on the Second Presidential Debate

We asked government and politics prof Luke Perry a few pressing questions about how recent scandals might affect voter turnout, what Hillary Clinton still needs to win, and why millennials, like his own UC students, are feeling more frustrated than ever.  


Visiting Scholar to Present on Forensic Investigation in Romania

Ghika was Diplomat, Scholar, Spiritual Leader

Talk is part of the Harold T. Clark Jr. Distinguished Speaker Series at Utica College


Applied Ethics Institute to Feature Jacqueline Davies

Discussion of Social Justice, Prostitution Law Reform

Canadian professor's work focuses on feminist thought, Jewish philosophy, narrative reasoning


Public Invited to Read from Banned Books

UC Hosts Annual Event to Raise Awareness of First Amendment Rights

Utica College once again hosts this popular event to raise awareness of First Amerndment rights


UC to Host Conference on Asian Studies

New York Conference Takes on Theme "Building Asia"

More than 135 professionals from around the country and the world are expected to attend this weekend's conference


A Timely Celebration

UC to host 'Celebration of Utica' Block Party

With lots to celebrate, Utica College is hosting a first-of-its-kind downtown block party. 


Making Her Mark in the Research Universe

Exploring the "big questions" beyond our planet--and our solar system.

“On a daily basis, I work with data from the Hubble telescope,” says Brittany Vanderhoof '16. “I never thought I’d be able to say that.”


Women Rule Media Coverage of Rio Olympics

Paul MacArthur, professor of public relations and journalism at Utica College, studies how factors like gender, race, and nationality influence media's coverage for new book. 


Picture This

Dylan Crawford '16 explores the unexpected power of brain imagery

Imagine looking at a piece of modern art. You don’t feel strongly about it until you learn that the artist who created the piece has an exceptionally creative brain—you’re even presented with neuroimagery of the artist’s brain to prove it. Do you feel differently about the piece? Do you appreciate it more?
That was the scenario posed by psychology student Dylan Crawford, who set out to determine the influence of brain images on people’s perception of creativity, even when those images are fabricated.


Who is Todd Hutton?

Spend 18 years as a college president, and you’re bound to wear many hats. But to give each role your undivided attention, energy, and careful thought; to make each person you speak with on a daily basis feel special, understood, and valued: It’s a seemingly impossible task that President Todd Hutton managed to accomplish in spades—and for nearly two decades.


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.” 


UC Professor Luke Perry Covering Both Republican, Democratic National Conventions

Live Tweets, Blog Posts Give UC Community and Beyond The Play-By-Play of National Politics


Telling Stories, Making History

In researching Italian immigration in Frankfort, NY, Michael Belmont '16 discovered the untold stories in his own family history. 

In researching Italian immigration in Frankfort, NY, Michael Belmont '16 discovered the untold stories in his own family history. 


UC Education Project Provides Summer Reading for Local Kids

On June 21, students from Kernan Elementary School lined up, eager to receive bags of books to take back to their class from Kathleen Cullen, assistant professor of education at Utica College and current Read Again project manager.


A Taste of Utica, Now on Campus

Common Grounds café in Gannett Library now offers snacks and beverages from two local favorites: Utica Coffee Roasting Company and Holland Farms.


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.


President Hutton Honored at Marubi Film School in Albania

Since 2005, Utica College's collaboration with the Albanian film school has helped raise awareness for victims of human rights violations worldwide.


The Candidate

Before he was Utica College's most prolific president, Todd S. Hutton was a candidate for a challenging job at an institution in need of an identity. Members of the 1998 Presidential Search Committee recall their first impressions of the "energetic man from Oregon" who became UC's leader. 


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. 


Student 'Watchdogs' Explore Utica's Most Controversial Issues

Last semester, students in Brett Orzechowski's Watchdog Reporting class rarely found themselves in the classroom. Instead, they spent dozens of hours digging through lawsuits, talking with Utica police offers, observing proceedings at the city's drug court, attending school board meetings, and interviewing refugees, administrators, and elected officials.


UC Cyber Adjunct Named to Forbes List

Lee Named to Top 30 Under 30 in Enterprise Tech

UC Cyber Masters Grad, Adjunct Instructor Named to Forbes List


UC Partners with National Society of Compliance Professionals

Creates More Opportunities for Finance Professionals

Industry regulations and government legislation have created greater need for specially-trianed compliance professionals

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