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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 herĀ 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."

05/10/2017

UC President Casamento Named Woman of Distinction by NYS Senate

Nominated by State Senator Joseph Griffo

President Casamento honored in Albany for commitment to affordable education

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. 

05/02/2017

Inspired to Help: Asad Emi '19

As a kid, Asad Emi ’19 saw his mom benefit physically and emotionally from her work with a physical therapist. Today, Utica College’s health studies program is helping Asad reach his goal --- to open his own PT practice in his hometown.

04/28/2017

Politics in Action: Paul Joyce '17, Government and Politics

For government and politics major Paul Joyce ’17, his most valuable learning experiences happened far from any classroom. Last spring, he presented his research at a national conference in Manchester, NH, and saw political history unfold firsthand at last summer’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. His next stop? Graduate school at the University at Albany.
 

04/25/2017

When Disaster Strikes...

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.”
 

04/25/2017

UC Alum, CEO of Ketchum to Speak at UC Commencement

Rob Flaherty '81 to Keynote Undergraduate Ceremony

PR/J Alum Rob Flaherty '81 returns to UC to give Commencement keynote

04/24/2017

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.”

04/24/2017

Utica College Names Carlson Valedictorian, Bushinski Salutatorian

68th Undergraduate Commencement May 7

Hard work pays off as Melanie Carlson and Mikhail Bushinski take top honors for the Class of 2017

04/24/2017

Young Scholars to Benefit from Mayor's Gala

Event this Weekend at the Radisson

Utica Mayor selects different beneficiary for each year's gala

04/21/2017

Audible Proof: Malik Gayle '18, Journalism

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.

04/20/2017

Uncovering America's Stories: David Cooney '20, History

"History is the story of how we got here."

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.

04/19/2017

Success By the Numbers: Kelly Griffiths '17

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. 

04/19/2017

Utica College Hosts CNY Hackathon

Cyber, Computer Science, Digital Forensics College Students Compete

Area's top college students in cyber, computer science and digital forensics to compete

04/18/2017

Constructing Her Future: Taylor Paine '17

CM major talks internships, experience, and the "perfect fit" job offer

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. 

04/10/2017

Ethics Institute Hosts Lecture on Promoting Global Health

Professor from Binghamton University to Speak

Which companies do you consider socially responsible? Professor suggests consumers obligated to purchase from those companies.

04/06/2017

UC to Host Third Annual Relay for Life

College Community to Take on Fight Against Cancer in Overnight Event

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.

04/06/2017

Nassar Poetry Prize Winner to Read at UC

LeFevre is Poet, Actor, Writer

Noted actor, poet and writer, Adam LeFevre is a familiar face to many

04/04/2017

UC to Host 39th Annual Regional Science Fair

Brightest Young Minds in Region to Present Research

High school science fair winners from around the region come to UC this weekend for 39th Annual Utica College Regional Science Fair

03/31/2017

UC Hosts Lecture on Recent CIA Efforts

Former CIA Chief Counsel to Speak

Former CIA Chief Counsel to speak to UC students, community, sign copies of book

03/08/2017

Making a Good Impression: Job Fair Tips

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. 

03/08/2017

Novelist to Read at Barnes & Noble

Julie Shigekuni to Read from "Unending Nora"

Award-winning novelist part of Jackson Lunch Hour Series

03/07/2017

Hanna to Discuss Trump, Future of Republican Party

Talk Sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha

UC government, political science national honor society hosts event for the community

03/06/2017

UC Hosts Job, Internship Fair

Open to students, community

Annual job, internship fair open to the community

03/01/2017

Celebrating 20 Years: America's Greatest Heart Run & Walk at UC

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.”

02/23/2017

The Horror! UC Theatre Presents 'Dracula'

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.

02/23/2017

UC's Alpha Chi Rho "Chills" Out to Help Fight Cancer

Frat's Annual "Deep Freeze" to Benefit ACS

The "brothers" of Alpha Chi Rho will brave the elements to raise funds for the fight against cancer.

02/22/2017

Applied Ethics Institute Presents Talk on Wasting Meat, Wasting Animals

Canadian Philosophy Prof Katherine Wayne to Speak

The Applied Ethics Institute at Utica College presents Dr. Katherine Wayne, post-doctoral reseracher at the University of Ottawa

02/22/2017

Hop Dreams

Combining beer and science, Scott Britton '07 has built a career that's taken him from Cooperstown, NY, to Belgium's beer capital.

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.”

02/22/2017

UC Presents "Dracula"

Chilling, Mysterious Adaptation

Utica College's Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents Spring play

02/20/2017

Leaders of the Hack: UC Cyber Defense Team Advances to Regionals

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.

02/17/2017

National Abolition Hall of Fame Exhibit to Stop at UC

Exhibit Showcases Abolitionists Through History

Who led the Abolitionists? What is their story? National exhibit comes to UC

02/03/2017

Sociology Prof. Kyle Green on Super Bowl Ads: Why They Matter

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. 

01/31/2017

Queens of the Ring

Ena Latic '18 and her sister Tea '19 are typical college students--and international karate champions with Olympic dreams.

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. 

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

Government and Politics Professor Luke Perry talks gun policy, 2016 election

Perry's take on how recent shootings may affect the upcoming election

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.

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”)?

09/02/2015

Psychology Professor R. Scott Smith co-authors book, "Interplay of Cultural Narratives in Martinique

Interplay of Cultural Narratives in Martinique

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.

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