In his upcoming book, cybersecurity prof Austen Givens explores the essential—and unexpected—players in America’s disaster recovery efforts.
“Many people think homeland security and disaster recovery are exclusively government responsibilities,” he says. “But that’s just not true.”
PR/J Alum Rob Flaherty '81 returns to UC to give Commencement keynote
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.”
Hard work pays off as Melanie Carlson and Mikhail Bushinski take top honors for the Class of 2017
Utica Mayor selects different beneficiary for each year's gala
In less than three years, journalism student Malik Gayle ’18 went from curious freshman to seasoned radio reporter and host, interviewing national acts like X Ambassadors and OK Go. “At UC, you’re getting thrown directly into it,” he says.
For David Cooney ’20, studying history at Utica College “allows me to do what I love,” he says. After spending nearly six years in the U.S. Army, Cooney decided to pursue his passion for history at UC, where he discovered a close-knit community of fellow history lovers—and more.
For accounting student Kelly Griffiths '17, courses rooted in real-world experience led to an internship with one of the area's top accounting firms. Next up: an accounting career with huge growth potential.
Area's top college students in cyber, computer science and digital forensics to compete
A Utica College education is more than a transformative four years—it's a clear pathway to future success. UC grads go on to successful careers in today's top fields. For Taylor Paine '17, discovering her passion for construction management in UC's nationally accredited program helped her find independence and a "perfect fit" job offer months before graduation.
Which companies do you consider socially responsible? Professor suggests consumers obligated to purchase from those companies.
This year’s Disney-themed relay will consist of everything from Disney trivia to teams taking on entire sub-themes like Frozen, Monsters Inc. and The Little Mermaid. Several speakers will share their experiences with cancer prior to the luminaria, fight back and glow stick ceremonies.
So far, the more than 280 registered participants have raised close to $15,000 and hope to reach their goal of $50,000 by the end of relay.
Noted actor, poet and writer, Adam LeFevre is a familiar face to many
High school science fair winners from around the region come to UC this weekend for 39th Annual Utica College Regional Science Fair
Professor to tell story of Chief Chapman Scanandoah
Former CIA Chief Counsel to speak to UC students, community, sign copies of book
Talk is open to students, community
With more than 50 employers in attendance, today's Job and Internship Fair at Utica College is the perfect place for UC students to network with company reps, share their resumes, and learn more about potential careers.
But how can a student make the best first impression? We asked a handful of company representatives for some tips.
Award-winning novelist part of Jackson Lunch Hour Series
UC government, political science national honor society hosts event for the community
Annual job, internship fair open to the community
When Dick Mattia '64 joined the American Heart Association in 1988, the Heart Run and Walk was a modest community event, then held at Notre Dame High School, and regularly drawing around 1,500 people. Through word of mouth and community sponsors, the event was attracting more participants each year. By 1997, it was clear that the walk had outgrown the Notre Dame space.
“We needed a bigger location,” he says. “My first thought was Utica College.”
Think you’re familiar with the classic story Dracula? Think again.
According to UC acting instructor Alec Barbour, the classic novel is much more chilling horror story than campy melodrama. From Feb. 23-26, Utica College’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present Barbour’s own adaptation of the story, which was recently featured in the Rochester Fringe Festival.
We talked to Barbour about what makes his version different and what scary surprises audiences can expect from the show.
The "brothers" of Alpha Chi Rho will brave the elements to raise funds for the fight against cancer.
The Applied Ethics Institute at Utica College presents Dr. Katherine Wayne, post-doctoral reseracher at the University of Ottawa
During his senior year at UC, Britton visited the FX Matt Brewery in Utica as part of a biology department trip. “Best field trip ever,” he says, laughing. Along the tour, Britton met the brewery’s microbiologist. “I made the joke, ‘how does somebody get a job like this?’ Combining beer and science seemed like the dream job.”
Utica College's Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents Spring play
On their very first attempt, a team of UC cybersecurity and computer science students qualified for the North East Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. Coming in, team members said, as the “underdog,” they beat out the likes of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Pace University, Alfred State College, SUNY Albany and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Who led the Abolitionists? What is their story? National exhibit comes to UC
Kyle Green has been studying Super Bowl ads since 2010. Why? "They provide insight into bigger shifts happening in society," he says.
Here, Green predicts how this year's heated political atmosphere will contribute to the ads we see—and don't see—during the big game.
Ena and Tea Latic were just toddlers when they came to the U.S. from war-torn Bosnia. Today, they're UC students, mentors to fellow refugee kids, and international karate champions preparing for the 2020 Olympics.
In the early 1970s, Oliver Perry '74 was a driving force in fighting for black students' rights at Utica College. On Friday, he returns to campus to share the experiences that have shaped his life and career.
"My guiding principle was that everyone had a right to be at Utica College and everyone had a right to be heard.”
UC, MVCC ensure seamless transition for cybersecurity students
On Monday, Jan. 16, the Utica College community will begin its annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year, programs will extend into a second week and are intended to reflect the 2016-17 campus theme of “Breaking Barriers” and the Diversity Committee’s theme of “Champion for Change.”
When it comes to socializing, college students are pros. But in a business setting, the rules of social interaction can be more complex, and to master them, most need practice.
On Jan. 20, three UC organizations are collaborating to host an Artist and Business Etiquette Reception in the Barrett Art Gallery.
Provost John Johnsen has announced the names of students achieving academic honors for the Fall 2016 semester
'Tis the season to give thanks, and there's lots to be grateful for at Utica College. We asked UC faculty and staff to share what they're thankful for this holiday season.
UC's Inter Greek Council spread holiday cheer by delivering new hats, gloves, scarves, socks, winter coats and games to 61 first-grade students at John F. Hughes Elementary School in Utica. This year, the council “adopted” two classrooms and donated an additional $500 to the school.
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.”
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.”
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.
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.
In the wake of recent shooting tragedies, the issue of gun control has once again risen to the media forefront. We turned to Luke Perry, professor of government and politics at Utica College, for some insight.
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”)?
R. Scott Smith, professor of psychology at Utica College, co-authored a book titled “Interplay of Cultural Narratives in Martinique.” The book, written by Smith and his wife Mahadevi Ramakrishnan, explores the journeys of French, African, and Indian cultures toward a pluralistic society on the island of Martinique.