Alumni, Parents & Friends
Summer Semester 2015
Catch up, get ahead, make the most of your summer.
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Calendar of Events
ESF Alumni Day at the Syracuse Chiefs
Sunday, July 19, 2015, 11:30 am - 5:00 pm. NBT Bank Stadium.
TIBS Ribbon-Cutting and North Country Alumni Reception
Thursday, July 23, 2015, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. TIBS and 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel, Clayton, NY.
Alumni Welcome for New Students
Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. Centennial Hall (outside).
Alumni Association New Student Welcome
Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. Centennial Hall.
New Student Ice Cream Social
Sunday, August 30, 2015, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. Gateway Center Concourse.
ESF in the Media
- Slate: The Best Biologist on Twitter:
Biologist and ESF alum David Steen is taking to social media to advocate for misunderstood snakes. 5/29/15
- Scientific American: Top 10 Most Fascinating New Species Unveiled:
The Top 10 Species were covered in Scientific American. 5/22/15
- Voice of America: Top 10 Species of 2015:
Listen to the VOA coverage of the Top 10 Species right on their page! 5/26/2015
- 3 News NZ: Facebook helps to identify rare plants:
One of the Top 10 Species discovery teams is using Facebook to help them gather data and build advocacy to protect the species they find. 5/22/2015
- Syracuse.com: What are all those little bugs swarming around downtown Skaneateles?:
Kim Adams identifies the bugs that have been annoying Skaneateles residents. 5/28/2015
Alumni, Parents & Friends
Saturday, May 30, 2015
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U.S. Army Sergeant William Shemin, an alumnus of the then-New York State College of Forestry and the Ranger School, will be awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama June 2.
A cartwheeling spider, a bird-like dinosaur and a fish that wriggles around on the sea floor to create a circular nesting site are among the species identified by ESF as the Top 10 New Species for 2015.
"I like that jazz music is a spontaneous expression that exercises a different portion of the mind not usually a part of a scientific curriculum," said Andrew Stillman.
ESF's Honorary Degree recipient, Dr. Kathleen Dean Moore, encouraged the Class of 2015 during her Commencement address, telling the graduates they are part of a pivotal time in the planet's history and that they have the education and "the wild roaring imagination" to take on the work that needs to be done.
The beginning of the end of the fossil fuel era takes center stage in Dr. Jack Manno's latest book, "Ending the Fossil Fuel Era." A book release party will be held 7 p.m., May 18 at ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave., Syracuse.
Some 500 graduates received their ESF degrees Saturday, May 9, including one whose bubbly enthusiasm as an incoming freshman was captured by a local TV station the day she arrived on campus.
Scores of young transgenic American chestnut trees developed at ESF will take root this spring across New York state, representing one more step in the restoration of a once-dominant species that has virtually vanished from the landscape.