ESF's Class of 2017 joined the ranks of alumni Saturday, May 13, outfitted with their academic degrees and ESF flags to take with them on their adventures. The college conferred approximately 400 degrees during Commencement exercises at the SRC Arena and Events Center in Syracuse.
Dr. Nosa Egiebor, who most recently served as chief international officer and professor of chemical engineering at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi, joins ESF today (May 15) as provost and executive vice president. ESF President Quentin Wheeler said Egiebor brings to the College a wealth of administrative experience, an impressive background in engineering, and a unique strength and perspective in international collaborations.
A spider and an ant whose names are drawn from references in popular modern-day literature, a brilliant pink katydid and an omnivorous rat are among the discoveries identified by ESF as the Top 10 New Species for 2017. The 10th annual list, compiled by ESF's International Institute for Species Exploration (IISE), also includes a strikingly colored freshwater stingray and two plants - a bush tomato that appears to "bleed" when it's cut and an orchid with the face of the devil.