SUNY Fredonia

Local
4:06 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Panel links higher education and business to spur economic growth

WNY Regional Summit for Higher Education and Economic Development.
Credit Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO News

Several SUNY leaders and business experts participated in the WNY Regional Summit on Higher Education and Economic Development Friday.

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Health
5:00 am
Wed April 10, 2013

New research expected to help understand human diseases

Fruit flies under the microscope
Scott Ferguson SUNY Fredonia

Researchers in Western New York are working on a project that could assess how humans develop disease. A major grant was recently awarded by the National Science Foundation to assistant professor of Biology at SUNY Fredonia, Scott Ferguson.

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Local
8:49 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Voyage studying plastic waste in Great Lakes sets sail

A ship of scientists and students will study plastic waste in Lakes Huron, Superior and Erie this summer. The voyage will be led by Sherri Mason [above], a SUNY Fredonia professor.
Daniel Robison WBFO

Until now, scientists could only guess at the amount of plastic waste in the Great Lakes.

This week, a team of researchers sets sail to conduct the first-ever survey of plastic pollution in the world’s largest fresh water system.

“You really have to start with, ‘Is this even an issue in the Great Lakes?  [With] 35 million people living around the Great Lakes, all the plastic you see blowing around, common sense is that it’s out there,” says Sherri “Sam” Mason, professor within SUNY Fredonia’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

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Education
4:15 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

SUNY Fredonia's new leader

Photo provided Michael R. Barone, Director of Public Relations SUNY Fredonia

SUNY Fredonia has a brand new leader.  Dr. Virginia Schaefer Horvath is the 13th president to lead Fredonia and was introduced to the campus Thursday.

She was recently appointed by the SUNY Board of Trustees.  Dr. Horvath currently served as Vice President for Academic Affairs at SUNY Fredonia. She held that position since joining the campus in 2005. 

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New Fredonia president
3:10 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

Horvath to be SUNY Fredonia's first female president

For the first time in its 186-year history, a woman has been appointed president of SUNY Fredonia. 

Dr. Virginia Schaefer Horvath, who has served as vice president for academic affairs at the college since 2005, will become the college's 13th president when she takes over July 1.  The SUNY Board of Trustees unanimously approved Horvath's appointment today after she was recommended by Chancellor Nancy Zimpher last week.

The 54-year-old Horvath is an Amherst native who was chosen from a field of more than 50 candidates.  She will earn an annual salary of $205,000. 

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Education
5:03 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

SUNY Chancellor recommends new president for SUNY Fredonia

Dr. Virginia Schaefer Horvath
Photo provided by SUNY

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher has announced that will recommend Virginia Schaefer Horvath to serve as the next president of SUNY Fredonia. 

The appointment will be considered by the SUNY Board of Trustees at the next meeting March 28, 2012.

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