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Friday, March 24, 2017

· Candidacy Examination - Michelle Stantial

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Ruth Yanai, 470-4868

Saturday, March 25, 2017

· ESF Alumni Board Retreat & Vote On Restated Certificate of Incorporation

9:00 am - 1:00 pm | Gateway Center, ESF Campus
Annual Alumni Association Board Retreat. A portion of this meeting will be open to all alumni and will entail a vote, by all members present, regarding the Restated Certificate of Incorporation for the Alumni Association of State University of New York College ... Read More
Sponsor: ESF Alumni Association |

· Men's and Women's Track at Albany Pharmacy

9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Albany College of Pharmacy (106 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY 12208) | ESF Athletics
The men's and women's track teams travel to Albany for a dual meet against USCAA rivals Albany Pharmacy
Sponsor: ESF Athletics | Contact: Joel M. Shaw, x6703

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

· Capstone Seminar - Leah Harnish

9:00 am - 12:00 am | 213 Marshall Hall
CAPSTONE SEMINAR Leah E. Harnish MS Candidate Department of Environmental Studies Major Professor: Sharon Moran "Understanding water source knowledge: A survey of New York State residents" March 28, 2017 9:00 a.m. 213 Marshall Hall
Sponsor: Environmental Studies | Contact: Rebecca Hart, 315-470-6636

· Thesis Defense - Leah Harnish

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | 213 Marshall
Identifying the relationships between demographic and geographic characteristics of New York State residents and their water source knowledge
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Alexander Weir, 470-6791

· Renewable Energy Micro Grids in Isolated Areas

11:00 am - 12:20 pm | 110 Moon Library
Dr. Andrea Micangeli, Renewable Energy Systems Design Professor at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy will present a lecture on "Renewable Energy Micro Grids in Isolated Areas". Come to learn, to make international connections, and for the light snacks ... Read More
Sponsor: Environmental and Resource Engineering | Contact: Ted Endreny, 6633

· Identifying Priorities to Improve Research at ESF

11:00 am - 12:30 pm | 408 Baker Laboratory
The value of research is critically important as we continue our quest to become a top research institution. This forum (the first of several) is meant to start the dialogue to help identify priorities to improve research, as well as visibility for ESF.
Contact: Christopher T. Nomura, 470-6606

· Hydrological System Science Seminar Series: Environmental Justice and Onondaga Lake

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Moon Library Room 110 | HSS Seminar Series on Onondaga Lake
On March 28th, Lemir Teron from SUNY ESF's Environmental Studies Department will discuss "Environmental Justice and Onondaga Lake".
Sponsor: Great Lakes Research Consortium | Contact: Gregory L. Boyer, 315-470-6825

· Energy and Renewable Energies in Emergencies - Needs and Solutions

5:00 pm - 6:20 pm | 141 Baker Lab
Dr. Andrea Micangeli, Renewable Energy Systems Design Professor at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy will present a lecture on "Energy and Renewable Energies in Emergencies - Needs and Solutions".
Sponsor: Environmental and Resource Engineering | Contact: Ted Endreny, 6633

· Top Dog? The Ecological Role of the Coyote in Northeastern Forests

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Gateway Center | Dale L. Travis Lecture Series website
Once restricted to the western plains, coyotes colonized New York State in the 1920s and today are the largest and most widespread canine predator around. Join ESF’s Dr. Jacqueline Frair for a night of “coyote tales,” based on extensive and novel research conducted ... Read More
Sponsor: Dale L. Travis Lecture Series at SUNY ESF | Contact: Catherine Landis

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

· Capstone Seminar - Lorena Ninel Estrada

9:00 am - 10:00 am | 213 Marshall Hall
CAPSTONE SEMINAR Lorena Ninel Estrada PhD Candidate Graduate Program of Environmental Science Major Professor: Paul D. Hirsch Simplifying complexity: Assessing the construction and use of composite indices of climate change adaptation, with an application ... Read More
Sponsor: Environmental Studies | Contact: Rebecca Hart, 315-470-6636

· Dissertation Defense -Lorena Estrada Chinchilla

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | 213 Marshall
Simplifying complexity: Assessing the construction and use of composite indices of climate change adaptation, with an application to northern and western Guatemala
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Mark Teece, 470-6855

· Capstone Seminar - Sarah Powers

10:00 am - 11:00 am | 314 Bray Hall
"The Effectiveness of Carry in/Carry out Policies in Front Country Recreational Settings"

· Candidacy Examination - Hajar Faal-Mohammad-Ali

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 8 Illick Hall
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Stephem Stehman, 470-6692

Thursday, March 30, 2017

· 15th Annual New York State Green Building Conference

Marriott Syracuse Downtown, Syracuse, NY | ONGOING —continues through Friday, March 31, 2017 | Event Website
The upcoming 15th Annual New York State Green Building Conference will be held on March 30-31, 2017 at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown in Syracuse, NY, the site of extraordinary historic restoration and revitalization. We are very excited to be holding the 2017 ... Read More
Sponsor: ESF Outreach, NY Upstate USGBC, & Syracuse COE | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6817

· Registration for Fall 2017

ONGOING —continues through Wednesday, May 10, 2017

· Thesis Defense - Wendy Burgess

9:00 am - 11:00 am | 314 Bray
Motivations and Level of Commitment of Volunteers Who Take Part in an Annual Stewardship Event
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Theodore Dibble, 470-6596

· Joachim Speaker Series

11:00 am - 12:00 pm | 210 Walters Hall
Biogas Production from Organic Wastes by Aritra Das, Visiting Scholar, India BE, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering MBA, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore Jadavpur University, Chemical Engineering Department
Sponsor: Syracuse Pulp & Paper Foundation | Contact: Hélène Rainville

· Moon Library Skill Sharpener: Data Visualization with p5.js

11:00 am - 12:20 pm | 110 Moon Library
This presentation will share a variety of solutions for data visualization available online that make it easy to quickly get a dynamic visualization of your data onto the web. It will feature an in-depth look at coding one's own data visualizations using the ... Read More
Contact: Casey Koons, 470-6715

· Students Making Marks Film Series

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Nifkin Lounge
Please join us in Nifkin Lounge for a relaxing documentary screening! We will be showing the clothing film “Minimalism” with time for discussion afterwards. Food will be provided for those who bring at least one textile or clothing item to donate! Items include ... Read More
Contact: Porter Lesiv, 5857373395

Friday, March 31, 2017

· Thesis Defense - Aaron Brown

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 254 Baker Lab
Unintended Impacts of the Trangenic American Chestnut (Fagales: Fagaceae) on Lepidopteran Entomopathogen Efficacy and Parasitoid Success
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Biljana Bujanovic, 470-6501

Saturday, April 1, 2017

· Associate Constructor/Certified Constructor Examination

7:00 am - 5:30 pm | 154 Baker Laboratory
Associate Constructor/Certified Constructor Examination
Sponsor: FNRM-CM | Contact: Kenneth J. Tiss, 315.470.6747

· Woodsmen Team at Alfred State

9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Alfred State (10 Upper College Dr, Alfred, NY 14802) | ESF Athletics
The men's and women's timber sport teams are in action at Alfred State
Sponsor: ESF Athletics | Contact: Joel M Shaw, x6703

Monday, April 3, 2017

· Thesis Defense - Dustin Hill

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | 213 Marshall
Social and environmental vulnerability: Unequal effects of point source pollution production and government sponsored industry
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Melissa Fierke, 470-6743

· Clothesline Project

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | Centennial Hall | ONGOING —continues through Thursday, April 6, 2017 | Event Website
The Clothesline Project is an event to show support for those victims of sexual assault or domestic violence. Students can decorate a plain t-shirt in memory of a victim they know. The T-Shirts will be hung in Centennial Hall once completed.
Sponsor: Student Counseling Services | Contact: Ruth Larson, 315-470-4716

· BPE 440 Student Capstone Presentation

12:45 pm - 2:05 pm | 210 Walters Hall
Capstone Presentation: John Spencer, Adsorption; Lauren Lynn, Adsorption
Contact: Shijie Liu, 470-6885

· Environmental Studies Seniors Showcase

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | ESF Alumni (Nifkin) Lounge
4th Annual Environmental Studies Seniors Showcase, juried poster presentations of Environmental Studies majors' senior synthesis projects. Parents, friends, faculty, staff all welcome!
Sponsor: Dept. of Environmental Studies | Contact: David Sonnenfeld, 315.470.4931

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

· Denim Day

Campus Wide | Event Website
Show your support of sexual assault victims by wearing denim on campus April 4th. Denim Day is an international protest responding to the Italian Supreme Court's overruling of a rape conviction in 1999.Although the assailant had been found guilty at the trial, ... Read More
Sponsor: Student Counseling Services | Contact: Ruth Larson, 315-470-4716

· Hydrological System Science Seminar Series: Community Participation in Onondaga Lake Planning

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Moon Library Room 110 | HSS Seminar Series on Onondaga Lake
The topic for the April 4th HSS Seminar Series on Onondaga Lake will be "Community Participation in Onondaga Lake Planning" by Marin King, Director, Center for Community Design Research, SUNY ESF.
Sponsor: Great Lakes Research Consortium | Contact: Gregory L. Boyer, 315-470-6825

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

· QWL Annual Spring Reception

9:00 am - 11:00 am | Gateway Center Event Space | QWL Website
Come celebrate our ESF Employees and the great work we all do for ESF and our students over breakfast and celebration. Milestone year (10-year increments) employees will receive their pins and special recognition especially given to employees over 30 years. ... Read More
Sponsor: Quality of Work Life Committee | Contact: Laura Crandall and Tom LeRoy, 315-470-4865

· BPE 440 Student Capstone Presentation

12:45 pm - 2:05 pm | 210 Walters Hall
Student Capstone: Tyler Brazell, Adsorption; Christopher Kane, Batch Culture
Contact: Shijie Liu, 470-6885

· Indigenous Science & Law Speaker Series

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | 408 Baker Lab | Event Website
'Going “Off the Reservation:” Reciprocal Research with Haudenosaunee Communities' with Lawrence M. Hauptman
Sponsor: Center for Native Peoples & the Environment | Contact: Neil Patterson, 3154706870

Thursday, April 6, 2017

· Thesis Defense - Tyler Shields

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | 116 Jahn
Lipid biomarker and pigment signature analysis of Fayetteville, Green Lakes microbialites
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Christopher Whipps, 470-6760

· Thesis Defense - Chengyan Jing

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 323 Walters Hall
Lignin Content in Processed Xylan-riched Lignocellulosics Species before and after Hot-water Extraction: Klason and Acetyl Bromide Spectrophotometric Method
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: John Stella, 470-4902

· Take Back the Night Walk

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Centennial Hall | Event Website
The candle lit walk will begin at Centennial Hall at 8:00pm and will end at the Quad at approximately 9:00pm. It is an event with the mission to end sexual, relationship and domestic violence in all forms.
Sponsor: Student Counseling Services | Contact: Ruth Larson, 315-470-4716

Saturday, April 8, 2017

· Men's and Women's Track at Nazareth College

9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Nazareth College (4245 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14618) | ESF Athletics
The men's and women's track teams travel to Rochester to compete in the Nazareth/ROC City Classic
Sponsor: ESF Athletics | Contact: Joel M. Shaw, x6703

· Family Saturday: Predator & Prey

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb, NY 12852 | Event Website
Spend the morning exploring Adirondack predators and their prey. Families will learn how predator and prey are unique and will have the chance to interact with many different animal artifacts. We’ll complete the program with an adventure on the AIC trails in ... Read More
Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000

Monday, April 10, 2017

· Thesis Defense - Erich Dvorak

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | 320 Bray
Effects on revenue from potential changes to New York's 480-a real property tax law
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: William Powell, 470-6744

· Thesis Defense - Nicholas Piedmonte

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | 110 Moon
Blacklegged Ticks in Onondaga County, New York: Abundance, Distribution, and Prevalence of Associated Human Pathogens
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Gary Scott, 470-6501

· BPE 440 Student Capstone Presentation

12:45 pm - 2:05 pm | 210 Walters Hall
Student Capstone: Mahdi Mere, Batch Culture; Ashley Daniul, Batch Culture
Contact: Shijie Liu, 470-6885

· Thesis Defense - Ella Gray

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 314 Bray
New York's Changing Forests: Predicting Species Composition Shifts with Joint Species Distribution Modeling
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Rebecca Rundell, 470-6760

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

· Federal Loan Exit Counseling

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | 217 Bray Hall
Loan Exit Counseling for graduating students who borrowed federal loans. Sessions run approximately 30 minutes and begin on the half hour.
Sponsor: Financial Aid Office |

· Hydrological System Science Seminar Series: Development of Onondaga Lake Recreation Trail System

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Moon Library Room 110 | HSS Seminar Series on Onondaga Lake
On April 11, Robin Hoffman (ESF Department of Landscape Architecture) will present "Development of Onondaga Lake Recreation Trail System" during the HSS Seminar Series on Onondaga Lake.
Sponsor: Great Lakes Research Consortium | Contact: Gregory L. Boyer, 315-470-6825

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

· Thesis Defense - Sarah Powers

9:30 am - 11:30 am | 314 Bray
The Effectiveness of Carry in and Carry out in Front Country Recreational Settings
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Shijie Liu, 470-6501

· BPE 440 Student Capstone Presentation

12:45 pm - 2:05 pm | 210 Walters Hall
Student Capstone: Andrew Burrichter, Batch Enzymatic; Mathew Ovadias, Batch Enzymatic
Contact: Shijie Liu, 470-6885

· Federal Loan Exit Counseling

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 217 Bray Hall
Exit Counseling for graduating students who borrowed federal loans. Sessions last approximately 30 minutes and begin on the half hour.
Sponsor: Financial Aid Office |

Thursday, April 13, 2017

· Boston-Area Alumni Gathering

6:00 am - 8:00 am | The Bell in Hand Tavern, 45 Union Street, Boston, MA | Click Here to Register Online!
Join fellow ESF alumni at a gathering on Thursday, April 13th at the Bell in Hand Tavern in Boston. We will be in a private party room on the 2nd floor...free beer, wine, and soda (courtesy of the Alumni Association). You can also order food but will have ... Read More
Sponsor: ESF Alumni Association |

· Federal Loan Exit Counseling

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | Financial Aid Office
Loan Exit Counseling for graduating students who borrowed federal loans. Sessions last approximately 30 minutes and begin on the half hour.

· Candidacy Examination - Lisanne Petracca

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm | 257 Illick Hall
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Sarah Vonhof, 470-6594

· ESF Ducks Unlimited Night Out

6:00 pm - 12:00 am | ESF Gateway Building | Event Website
Join the ESF chapter of the Ducks Unlimited for their 2ND banquet on April 13th, 6:00 PM at the ESF Gateway building. Tickets available; $25 for students, $50 for non-student, free for children 12 and under. Tickets include $35 membership to National Ducks ... Read More
Sponsor: ESF Ducks Unlimited | Contact: Jordan Berti

· ESF Music Society Concert

7:00 pm - 12:00 am | Nifkin Lounge
ESF Music Society Disney concert. There will be performances by Ecotones, Chordatas, Kinetocorps and lots of food and fun!
Sponsor: ESF Music Society |

Friday, April 14, 2017

· Thesis Defense - Jamie Regula

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | 314 Bray
Maintaining Logger Viability in the Northeast
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Dylan Parry, 470-6742

Monday, April 17, 2017

· Earth Week eventESF Earth Week Keynote Lecture: Bill McKibben

10:00 am - 11:30 am | Gateway Center Event Space
ESF welcomes Bill McKibben - author, environmentalist, and co-founder of 350.org - who will be presenting an Earth Week keynote lecture titled "Turning Up the Heat: Physics and Politics in a Warming World." The event is free and open to the public.
Sponsor: ESF GSA, USA, Office of Sustainability, and President's Office | Contact: Adam Fix

· BPE 440 Student Capstone Presentation

12:45 pm - 2:05 pm | 210 Walters Hall
Student Capstone: Abhinandan Mehra, Batch Enzymatic; Joanna Cranwell, Natural Pickling
Contact: Shijie Liu, 470-6885

· Thesis Defense - Dana Brennan

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 254 Baker Lab
Effects of Sugar Use and Quality on Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) Parasitoid Longevity
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Arthur Stipanovic, 470-6859

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

· Dissertation Defense -Kim Adams

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | 7 Illick Hall
Bionomics of Glycobius speciosus (Coleoptera Cerambycidae)
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Stephen Shaw, 470-6939

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

· Earth Week eventMorning Munch

8:00 am - 11:00 am | Nifkin Lounge
Come mingle with your fellow faculty, staff and students in Nifkin Lounge for some pastries, coffee, juice and free bagels from Panera Bread!
Sponsor: Undergraduate Student Association | Contact: Megan Herbst, 5856455563

· Candidacy Examination - Daniel Collins

8:30 am - 10:30 am | 8 Illick Hall
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: David Newman, 470-6534

Thursday, April 20, 2017

· Earth Week eventSCB-CNY Art Symposium

10:00 am - 4:00 pm | The Gateway Center | Event Website
SCB-CNY is once again hosting our Annual Art Symposium! We will be holding a silent art auction to raise money for an environmental non-profit. All art pieces are donated from students, alumni, local artists, etc. Come to Gateway for food, conversation, and ... Read More
Sponsor: Society for Conservation Biology - Central New York Chapter | Contact: Rachel Speckenbach, 6312352695

· Earth Week eventSCB-CNY Art Symposium

10:00 am - 4:00 pm | The Gateway Center | Event Website
SCB-CNY is once again hosting our Annual Art Symposium! We will be holding a silent art auction to raise money for an environmental non-profit. All art pieces are donated from students, alumni, local artists, etc. Come to Gateway for food, conversation, and ... Read More
Sponsor: Society for Conservation Biology - Central New York Chapter | Contact: Rachel Speckenbach, 6312352695

· Hoverter Half Hour: "Early Student Life at ESF (1911-1921)"

11:30 am - 12:00 pm | 19 Moon Library | SUNY ESF Hoverter College Archives
Do you know what academics was like when the College started? What current-day clubs and organizations began during this time? Come learn more about student social activities and sports during SUNY-ESF's early years. Presented by Kevin Reynolds.
Contact: Kevin Reynolds

· Earth Week eventA Stumpy in the Woods Art Exhibition

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 110 Moon
Come Join ESF Stumpies in appreciating environmental artwork created by local artists and ESF students/faculty! Artwork portrays expressions of connection to place/the environment and art activism. If you're interested in submitting your artwork to be displayed, ... Read More
Sponsor: The Writing Program | Contact: Sarah Calzada, 518926-8008

· Central New York Alumni Dinner

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Marriott Syracuse Downtown (former Hotel Syracuse) | Click Here to Register Online!
Connect with fellow ESF alumni, take a tour of the beautifully-renovated Marriott Syracuse Downtown (the former Hotel Syracuse), and conclude the evening with cocktails and dinner in the Persian Terrace Room. Our dinner program includes a College Update by ... Read More
Sponsor: ESF Office of Alumni Relations |

Friday, April 21, 2017

· Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of W or WF

· Thesis Defense - Aziz Demir

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 323 Walters Hall
Investigating the movement of copper nanoparticles in either of hot water extracted and dry wood chips using STEM
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Martin Dovciak, 470-6743

Saturday, April 22, 2017

· Introduction to Fly Fishing

9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb, NY 12852 | Event Website
At this one-day workshop, you will be introduced to the art and science of fly fishing. Instruction will focus on the basics of fly casting, gear, and technique. Licensed Fishing Guide Rick Kovac will be your instructor for this event. No equipment or experiences ... Read More
Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000

Monday, April 24, 2017

· Basic SPARE PV Installation Training

8:00 am - 5:00 pm | 1 Forestry Dr., Syracuse, NY 13210 | ONGOING —continues through Thursday, April 27, 2017 | Event Website
4-day Basic Photovoltaic Installer Course is board-recognized by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). In this course participants will learn the basics of how to site, design, and install photovoltaic (PV) systems. The course ... Read More
Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6817

· BPE 440 Student Capstone Presentation

12:45 pm - 2:05 pm | 210 Walters Hall
Student Capstone: Bryan Warner, Continuous Catalytic; Nicholas Stoltz, Continuous Catalytic
Contact: Shijie Liu, 470-6885

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

· Thesis Defense - Erik Hazelton

9:45 am - 11:45 am | 7 Illick Hall
Discovering the source and the characteristics of an unmanaged population of walleye (Sander vitreus) in a recovering urban lake
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Paul Crovella, 470-6839

· State of the Students Address

11:15 am - 12:00 pm | Nifkin Lounge
USA President Ben Taylor will be offering an encouraging look at the student accomplishments, stories, and successes during the 2016-2017 academic year. All are invited, refreshments provided!
Sponsor: Undergraduate Student Association | Contact: Chris Ludlam, 774-249-8061

· Earth Week eventSpotlight on Student Research

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Gateway Center | Event Website
ESF's annual Spotlight on Student Research is a dynamic forum where graduate and undergraduate students share the results of their research. The Spotlight is a student poster session highlighting scholarly efforts.
Sponsor: Academic Governance Committee on Research | Contact: John Wasiel, 315.470.6896

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

· BPE 440 Student Capstone Presentation

12:45 pm - 2:05 pm | 210 Walters Hall
Student Capstone: Janelle Tallents, Continuous Catalytic; Dwyer Stuart, Biogas
Contact: Shijie Liu, 470-6885

· Earth Week eventWiSE Professions Speaker Series: Amy Pruden

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Nifkin (Alumni) Lounge, Marshall Hall | Event Website
Amy Pruden, W. Thomas Rice Professor, Via Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Graduate Education, will share her work with Antibiotic Resistence and potable water.
Sponsor: ESF Women's Caucus | Contact: Heather Engelman, 315-470-4752

Thursday, April 27, 2017

· Take our Kids to Work Day

Gateway Center and other spaces | Event Website
Hands on Career Exploration for 8-11 yr olds in the lives of of ESF students, staff, faculty and administrators.
Sponsor: ESF Women's Caucus | Contact: Heather Engelman, 3154704752

· Dissertation Defense -Thomas Evans

11:00 am - 1:00 pm | 8 Illick Hall
Estimating movement and growth in lampreys with natural and artificial tagging techniques to help understand the evolution of lamprey life histories
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Elizabeth Elkins

Friday, April 28, 2017

· Thesis Defense - Wendy Leuenberger

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 254 Baker Lab
Response of larval Lepidoptera and their natural enemies to experimental ice storms in a northeastern forest
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: John Wagner, 470-6971

Saturday, April 29, 2017

· Men's and Women's Track at Delhi

9:00 am - 5:00 pm | SUNY Delhi (454 Delhi Dr, Delhi, NY 13753) | ESF Athletics
The men's and women's track teams travel to SUNY Delhi to compete in the USCAA National Invitational
Sponsor: ESF Athletics | Contact: Joel M. Shaw, x6703

· Ranger School Spring Open House

10:00 am - 2:30 pm | The Ranger School | Event Website
The Ranger School Spring Open House for High School Students and Transfer students interested in SUNY-ESF.
Sponsor: The Ranger School and Undergraduate Admissions | Contact: The Ranger School, 315-848-2566

Monday, May 1, 2017

· BPE 440 Student Capstone Presentation

12:45 pm - 2:05 pm | 210 Walters Hall
Student Capstone: Samuel Ellison, Biogas; Christopher Rougeux, Biogas
Contact: Shijie Liu, 470-6885

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

· Last Day of Classes

· TGIO (thank goodness its over)

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Nifkin Lounge
Come mingle with your fellow faculty, staff and students in Nifkin Lounge for some pastries, coffee, juice and free bagels from Panera Bread!
Sponsor: Undergraduate Student Association | Contact: Megan Herbst, 5856455563

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

· Reading Day

· Professor Jack Manno's Retirement gathering

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Nifkin Lounge
Professor Jack Manno is Retiring! Please join the Dept. of Environmental Studies in celebrating Jack Manno's 31 year of service! Jack will share his love of stories and song! Wednesday, May 3rd 2017 4-7pm in Nifkin Lounge
Sponsor: Environmental Studies | Contact: Rebecca Hart, 315-470-6636

Thursday, May 4, 2017

· Final Exams

ONGOING —continues through Friday, May 5, 2017

· Pizza Party Study Break

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Gateway Center Concourse
Need a break from studying and writing final papers? Come to the Gateway Center on May 5th, at 7pm for a “Pizza Party Study Break!” The Alumni Association will be passing out free pizza and soda (bring your own mug!) in recognition of all of your hard work. ... Read More
Sponsor: ESF Alumni Association | Contact: Jennifer Cullivan, x6631

Friday, May 5, 2017

· Commercial SPARE PV Training

8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Gateway Center, Room 240 | Event Website
In this class, participants will cover the issues associated with larger commercial PV installations which typically have three-phase electrical systems. Weight and wind loading play a major part in the design of large commercial installations, as most commercial ... Read More
Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6817

Saturday, May 6, 2017

· Reading Days

ONGOING —continues through Sunday, May 7, 2017

· Early Migrant Bird Walk

8:30 am - 11:00 am | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb, NY 12852 | Event Website
Join us to look for our early arriving avian migrants. We will either travel walk along the Rich Lake Marsh or hike the trails at the AIC to see which resident and migrant birds are in the area. Both walks are easy rambles and great for beginning birders.
Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000

Sunday, May 7, 2017

· Plant Sale: Natives and Edible Perennials

11:30 am - 2:00 pm | 405 Westcott St., Syracuse NY 13210 | Event Website
Fundraiser Plant Sale: Berry bushes, shrubs, rain garden plants, ferns, and perennial vegetables! All welcome at the sale, including plant swap. Proceeds benefit the urban planting work of the Alchemical Nursery Project and Bread & Roses Collective.
Sponsor: Bread and Roses Collective and the Alchemical Nursery Project | Contact: Kayo Green

Monday, May 8, 2017

· Final Exams

ONGOING —continues through Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

· Candidacy Examination - Taye Birhan

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Klaus Doelle, 470-6501

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

· May Graduation Champagne Toast

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Gateway Center
The ESF Alumni Association would like to "raise our glasses" to the College's newest graduates. Please join us for a champagne toast honoring the Class of 2017 May graduates! The event will take place in the Gateway Center immediately following commencement ... Read More
Sponsor: ESF Alumni Association | Contact: Debbie Caviness, x6632

Thursday, May 11, 2017

· Dissertation Defense -Joel Ramtahal

9:00 am - 11:00 am | 314 Bray
Promoting pro-environmental behavior: Influence of environmental education and awareness on littering within two ecotourism sites in Trinidad
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: William Smith, 470-6832

Saturday, May 13, 2017

· ESF May Commencement

· Spring Wildflower Walk

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb, NY 12852 | Event Website
Guest Naturalist Peter O’Shea will take you on the AIC trails to look for some of the beautiful blooms of spring. Trout lily, Two-leaved Toothwort, Trillium and Canada Mayflower are just a few of the species you can expect to see and learn to identify. 
Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000

Sunday, May 14, 2017

· ESF/SU Joint Commencement

Monday, May 15, 2017

· Maymester

ONGOING —continues through Friday, May 26, 2017
Contact: Beth Minard, 6654

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

· Grades Due

Thursday, May 18, 2017

· 9th Annual New York State Biotechnology Symposium

The Gateway Center, SUNY ESF | ONGOING —continues through Friday, May 19, 2017 | Event Website
The NYS Biotechnology Symposium fosters the exchange of ideas among industry representatives and scientists, academics, students, and other professionals interested in biotechnology. We are crafting an agenda that includes exciting plenary presentations and ... Read More
Sponsor: ESF Outreach | Contact: Katherina Searing, 315-470-6817

· Last Day of Classes


Contact: Beth Minard, 6654

· Dissertation Defense -Ying Guo

9:30 am - 11:30 am | Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversation, Chinese Academy of Sciences
A metabolic study of a developed microalgae for the CO2 capture process of industrial plants
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Scott Shannon, 470-6599

Saturday, May 20, 2017

· Early Migrant Bird Walks

8:30 am - 11:00 am | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb, NY 12852 | Event Website
Join us to look for our early arriving avian migrants. We will either travel walk along the Rich Lake Marsh or hike the trails at the AIC to see which resident and migrant birds are in the area. Both walks are easy rambles and great for beginning birders.
Sponsor: Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000

Monday, May 22, 2017

· Summer Session 1

ONGOING —continues through Friday, June 30, 2017
Contact: Beth Minard, 6654

· Combined Summer Session

ONGOING —continues through Friday, August 11, 2017
Contact: Beth Minard, 6654

· Candidacy Examination - Prajapati Shapkota

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | 213 Marshall
Sponsor: The Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies | Contact: Lindi Quackenbush, 470-4727

Thursday, June 1, 2017

· ESF Alumni Association Board Meeting

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Francesca's Cucina, Syracuse
The ESF Alumni Association will meet for its semi-annual board meeting on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Francesca's Cucina in Syracuse.
Sponsor: ESF Alumni Association |

Friday, June 2, 2017

· Fly Fishing Weekend Workshop

6:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Adirondack Interpretive Center, 5922 State Route 28N Newcomb, NY 12852 | ONGOING —continues through Sunday, June 4, 2017 | Event Website
Spend a weekend in the beautiful Adirondacks while developing this unique, rewarding skill with the help of licensed guides! This workshop is geared toward beginners and will focus on fly casting and fly fishing while emphasizing the natural science of the sport. ... Read More
Sponsor: Adirondack Park Institute & the Adirondack Interpretive Center | Contact: Adirondack Interpretive Center, 518582-2000

Sunday, June 4, 2017

· ESF Alumni Day at the Syracuse Chiefs!

11:30 am - 3:30 pm | NBT Bank Stadium, Syracuse
Come cheer on the Syracuse Chiefs baseball team on Sunday, June 4th! The Alumni Association will be hosting a pre-game tailgating party in the stadium parking lot. Ticket price will include baseball game, tailgating party, and a pre-paid parking pass. More ... Read More
Sponsor: ESF Alumni Association |

Monday, July 3, 2017

· Summer Session II

ONGOING —continues through Friday, August 11, 2017
Contact: Beth Minard, 6654

Sunday, July 16, 2017

· Ranger School Summer Bridge Arrival and Orientation


Contact: Beth Minard, 6654

Monday, July 17, 2017

· Ranger School Summer Bridge Classes begin


Contact: Beth Minard, 6654

Friday, July 21, 2017

· Metro NY Alumni Event: Culinary Institute of America & Hyde Park - Home of FDR

11:30 am - 5:00 pm | Hyde Park, NY
Join fellow alumni for this unique event! We will start with a gourmet lunch at the Culinary Institute of America, followed by tours of the home and grounds of Franklin D. Roosevelt. We will be joined by College President Quentin Wheeler and Distinguished ... Read More
Sponsor: ESF Office of Alumni Relations |

Friday, August 11, 2017

· Ranger School Summer Bridge Classes end


Contact: June McWharf, 315-848-2566

· 2017 ESF Golf Tournament

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Radisson Greens Golf Club | Event Website
Attention ESF golfers and sponsors! We’ll be at a new course this year on August 11, 2017 for our annual tournament to benefit student scholarships. Mark your calendars to join us at the beautiful Radisson Greens Golf Club in Baldwinsville, NY for this fun event!
Sponsor: ESF Alumni Association |

Sunday, August 20, 2017

· Ranger School Arrival/Move-in

Ranger School
Contact: June McWharf, 315-848-2566

· Ranger School Registration/Orientation

ONGOING —continues through Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Contact: June McWharf, 315-848-2566

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

· Orientation Packet Pickup

9:00 am - 1:00 pm | ESF Gateway Center, Conference Room A
Get your Orientation Packet, Trailhead Meal Card, free gifts, have questions answered, and relax for a bit! Orientation staff will be here to help.
Contact: Student Affairs, 315-470-6660

· Welcome and Introduction to ESF!

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | SU Hendricks Chapel | Orientation Schedules
Come join us as we welcome all of our incoming new first-year students to ESF! Our president, Dr. Quentin Wheeler and Dean for Student Affairs, Dr. Anne Lombard will be among a variety of administrators to welcome you to our community. Families are encouraged ... Read More
Sponsor: Division of Student Affairs | Contact: Laura Crandall, 315-470-4865

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

· Ranger School classes begin

Ranger School
Contact: June McWharf, 315-848-2566

· Courtesy: Pass It On

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm | ESf Gateway Center
During this session we will talk about civility in the classroom through the use of real-life scenarios facilitated by Orientation Leaders and first-year class faculty.
Contact: Student Affairs, 315-470-6660

Thursday, August 24, 2017

· A Conversation with the Dean: ESF Community Expectations

10:30 am - 11:30 am | ESf Gateway Center
Join the Dean for Student Affairs, Dr. Anne Lombard, for an intimate conversation about ESF values and the expectations the College has for you.
Contact: Student Affairs, 315-470-6660

Friday, August 25, 2017

· Welcome Convocation for all New Students

3:30 pm | ESF Marshall Auditorium, Marshall Hall
Together with all new students, faculty and staff, we will mark the launch of your academic career at ESF. Joining in the Convocation will be ESF President Dr. Quentin Wheeler, Syracuse University Chancellor Dr. Kent Syverud, and Ben Taylor ('18), President ... Read More
Contact: Student Affairs, 315-470-6660

· Transfer Student Orientation: New Student Welcome Barbeque

4:30 pm | ESF Quad [Rain location: Gateway Center]
Come celebrate and mingle with your fellow students, faculty, and staff.
Contact: Student Affairs, 315-470-6660

· ESF Athletics Pep Rally

5:30 pm | ESF Quad
Meet the ESF Might Oaks Athletics Teams and cheer on your fellow student athletes with Oakie, ESF's mascot.
Contact: Student Affairs, 315-470-6660

Saturday, August 26, 2017

· Saturday of Service

11:00 am - 3:30 pm | Buses Departing from Centennial Hall
Participate in local beautification and cleanup projects, and get acquainted with our local parks. All first-year students will attend with their Orientation Leader groups. Bring filled water bottles with you, your boxed lunches, and wear comfortable clothing ... Read More
Contact: Student Affairs, 315-470-6660

Monday, August 28, 2017

· Classes Begin

Monday, September 4, 2017

· Labor Day - No Classes

Ranger School
Contact: June McWharf, 315-848-2566

· Labor Day (no classes)

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

· Last day to add a class

Friday, September 22, 2017

· Last day to drop a class

Monday, October 9, 2017

· Columbus Day - No classes (Ranger School only)

Ranger School
Contact: June McWharf, 315-848-2566

Friday, October 27, 2017

· Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of W

Monday, October 30, 2017

· Advising for Spring 2018

ONGOING —continues through Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

· Registration for Spring 2018

ONGOING —continues through Friday, December 15, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017

· Thanksgiving Recess

Ranger School | ONGOING —continues through Sunday, November 26, 2017
Contact: June McWharf, 315-848-2566

Sunday, November 19, 2017

· Thanksgiving Recess

ONGOING —continues through Sunday, November 26, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

· Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of W or WF

Friday, December 8, 2017

· Last Day of Classes

Saturday, December 9, 2017

· Reading Days

ONGOING —continues through Sunday, December 10, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

· Final Exams

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

· Final Exams (p.m)

· Reading Day (a.m.)

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

· Final Exams

Thursday, December 14, 2017

· Final Exams (p.m)

· Reading Day (a.m.)

Friday, December 15, 2017

· Final Exams

Friday, December 22, 2017

· Grades Due

· Last day of fall semester

Ranger School
Contact: June McWharf, 315-848-2566

Monday, January 15, 2018

· Martin Luther King Day - no classes - students return

Ranger School
Contact: June McWharf, 315-848-2566

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

· Ranger School classes begin

Ranger School
Contact: June McWharf, 315-848-2566

· Classes Begin

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

· Last day to add a class

Friday, February 9, 2018

· Last day to drop a class

Sunday, March 11, 2018

· Spring Break

ONGOING —continues through Sunday, March 18, 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

· Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of W


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