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Chautauqua County leaders are urging the public to avoid large gatherings this Labor Day holiday weekend, while offering mixed news on COVID cases in two of the county's known clusters.

College students across Western New York are gearing up to head back to the classrooms, but two local schools already have a COVID-19 case on its hands.

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A SUNY Fredonia student started an initiative to provide free sanitary products to students on campus.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says the program is called FREDFlo. 

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There has been growing concern about the harmful effects of microplastics in waterways, and a local tourist attraction is inviting people to learn more about how they are affecting the Great Lakes.

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If you’re in the market for a building on wheels, you might want to take part in an online auction.

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A state lawmaker is defending a plan that might see SUNY Fredonia lower its tuition for students from Pennsylvania and Ohio as a way to try to boost out-of-state enrollment.

The proposed three-year pilot project would still require out-of-state students to pay 1.5 times the rate of in-state tuition. But under the current system, out-of-stater enrollees pay double the rate.

When it comes to the State University of New York at Fredonia, most people think of the arts and education.  But with today’s opening of a new science building, that’s about to change.

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

New research expected to help understand human diseases

Apr 10, 2013
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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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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.

SUNY Fredonia's new leader

Mar 29, 2012
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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. 

Horvath to be SUNY Fredonia's first female president

Mar 28, 2012

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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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.