UC was well represented at statewide conference with two computer science students and one professor presenting
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.”
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.
John Johnsen, provost and vice president for academic affairs, has announced the names of students who have achieved academic honors for the spring semester.
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.
Data Science named "one of the sexiest careers of the 21st century" by Harvard Business Review
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.
“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."
President Casamento honored in Albany for commitment to affordable education
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.