Cornell University College of Human Ecology
The Cornell University College of Human Ecology is a statutory college in the State University of New York system located on the Cornell University campus in Ithaca, New York. The College of Human Ecology is a compilation of area of study, such as consumer science, health economics, public policy, human development and textiles, each through the perspective of human ecology. New York State residents and out-of-state residents are eligible to attend College of Human Ecology and in-state residents attending the college pay a reduced rate compared to the tuition rates for their out-of-state counterparts. In 2007-2008, the HumEc total budget of $42 million included $33 million in tuition revenue and $9 million in state appropriations; the New York State College of Human Ecology enrolls 1,250 undergraduates and 458 graduate students, has 105 professors and lecturers, 70 research associates. Human Ecology provides a liberal arts foundation supporting career-specific preparation in a small college environment.
The admitted freshman profile is in the middle 50th percentile. In 2005, the Cornell Alumni Magazine reported males represented 25 percent of College of Human Ecology 2005–06 student body. Five academic departments comprising the New York State College of Human Ecology are Design and Environmental Analysis, Fiber Science & Apparel Design, Human Development, Policy Analysis and Management, Nutritional Sciences, which offer the following undergraduate majors: Design and Environmental Analysis. Thirty-five to forty percent of Human Ecology students continue in professional or graduate degree programs following the completion of undergraduate degree programs; the home economics movement emerged toward the end of the nineteenth century. Pioneers such as Ellen Swallow Richards and Mr. and Mrs. Melvil Dewey championed home economics as a field in higher education. From 1903 to 1907 Martha Van Rensselaer, American nutritionist Flora Rose, Anna Botsford Comstock taught early home economics courses at New York State College of Agriculture.
And co-directed the fledgling department of Home Economics. In 1914, the United States Congress passed the Smith-Lever Act to establish a system of cooperative extension services provided by land-grant universities for the purpose of educating American farmers and other groups, about developments in the fields of agriculture, home economics, 4-H and other related domains. Van Rensselaer and Rose advocated for the state chartered of 1925 for the New York State College of Home Economics - the first unit of its kind in the United States. In 1929, Eleanor Roosevelt lent political influence to assist the College to obtain public funds to construct a building completed in 1933. In 1969, the College was renamed New York State College of Human Ecology; the term human ecology refers to methodology to sudy relationships between people and natural and constructed environments. The New York State College of Human Ecology has remained under the management and control of the State University of New York, the College is therefore subject to the supervision and oversight of the SUNY trustees.
In 1933, the New York State College of Human Ecology was housed in Martha Van Rensselaer Hall, located at 116 Reservoir Avenue in Ithaca, New York. The Georgian Revival style brick building was designed by architect William Haugaard of the New York State Dormitory Authority; the building was named after Martha Van Rensselaer - pioneer in the field of home economics. In 1968, architect Ulrich Franzen designed an addition on the north side MVR Hall; the expansion provided laboratory space for faculty and students. In 2003, Dean Patsy Brannon presided over the completion of a west wing addition to MVR Hall, providing space for the Division of Nutritional Sciences, including a human metabolic research unit as well as an interactive distance-learning classroom. In 2001, MVR Hall's north wing was urgently evacuated due to structural problems, demolished in 2005. In 2011, a new 89,000-square foot facility designed by Gruzen Samton and IBI Group was completed to provide a parking garage, a three-story building, a commons adjacent to the existing building.
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Empire State College
Empire State College, one of the 13 arts and science colleges of the State University of New York, is a multi-site institution offering associate, bachelor's, master's degrees, distance degrees worldwide through the Center for Distance Learning. The School for Graduate Studies offers master's degrees. Empire State College's Center for International Programs has special programs for students in Lebanon through the American University of Science and Technology, Czech Republic, Greece. From 2005 to until 2010, Empire State College and Anadolu University in Turkey offered a joint MBA program, it has arranged learning opportunities with UAW-Ford University, United Steelworkers of America, Corporate Noncredit Training, eArmyU, Navy College Program and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Empire State College administrative offices are located in New York. Empire State College was designed by SUNY Chancellor Ernest Boyer in a document titled "Prospectus for a New University College."
In 1971, Ernest L. Boyer, chancellor of the State University of New York, conceived a new college for the state’s public university: a college dedicated to adult, student-centered education. Empire State College would invite people into higher education by removing impediments to access such as time, institutional processes, curricular custom, as well as habits of learning and teaching. Students individually would define their academic needs and efforts; the college would be flexible in supporting them, through its faculty and procedures, to achieve demonstrable college-level learning. This is the root of Empire State College. Empire State College fulfills this mission by providing learning opportunities designed to accommodate students with family and community responsibilities. At the core of the learning-teaching environment is individualized study and the creation of an individual degree plan, supported by a faculty mentor to whom each student is assigned. Empire State College students can take advantage of multiple modes of study including guided independent studies, study groups, intensive residencies, online courses and blended-learning experiences.
The college was one of the first institutions in the United States to develop a program of prior learning assessment, whereby students may earn college credit through assessment of prior learning from their work and life experiences. The undergraduate degrees within broad areas of study offered by Empire State College are individualized to support a learner's academic, career or personal goals; the college offers flexible programs, including distance education, extensive transfers of credits from other universities, prior-learning assessment for knowledge gained through independent studies, standardized evaluations, the opportunity to design one's own degree with an academic advisor or mentor. Amy Arbus, photographer Ita Aber and curator Kenny Barron, jazz pianist Ginny Brown-Waite, US Congresswoman Dawoud Bey, photographer Alice Fulton, English professor, winner of the 1991 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation fellowship for poetry Deborah Gregory, author of Cheetah Girls Bob Herbert, New York Times columnist Kathleen M. Jimino, Rensselaer county executive Bernard Kerik, former NYPD commissioner under Mayor Rudolph Giuliani James J. LeCleir, U.
S. Air Force Major General Steven McLaughlin, Rensselaer county executive Elliott Murphy, singer-songwriter & author Mae Ngai historian, Columbia University Alan Rachins, television actor Mark J. F. Schroeder, New York State Assemblyman and Buffalo City Comptroller-Elect Melba Tolliver, journalist and news anchor Herb Trimpe, artist on "The Incredible Hulk" comic series Bob Watson, major league baseball player and executive Reggie Witherspoon, coach of University at Buffalo men's basketball team James Sheppard, chief of Rochester Police Department University of New York, Tirana University of New York, Prague SUNY Learning Network Non-traditional student Official website
Grace Beverly Jones OJ is a Jamaican-American supermodel, songwriter, record producer, actress. Born in Jamaica, she moved when she was 13, along with her siblings, to live with her parents in Syracuse, New York. Jones began her modelling career in New York state in Paris, working for fashion houses such as Yves St. Laurent and Kenzo, appearing on the covers of Elle and Vogue, she worked with photographers such as Jean-Paul Goude, Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, Hans Feurer, became known for her distinctive androgynous appearance and bold features. Beginning in 1977, Jones embarked on a music career, securing a record deal with Island Records and becoming a star of New York City's Studio 54-centered disco scene. In the early 1980s, she moved toward a new wave style that drew on reggae, post-punk and pop music collaborating with both the graphic designer Jean-Paul Goude and the musical duo Sly & Robbie, her most popular albums include Warm Leatherette and Slave to the Rhythm. She scored Top 40 entries on the UK Singles Chart with "Pull Up to the Bumper", "I've Seen That Face Before", "Private Life", "Slave to the Rhythm".
In 1982, she released the music video collection A One Man Show, directed by Goude. Jones appeared in some low-budget films in the US during the early 1980s. In 1984, she made her first mainstream appearance as Zula in the fantasy-action film Conan the Destroyer alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sarah Douglas, subsequently appeared in the 1985 James Bond movie A View to a Kill as May Day. In 1986, she played a vampire in Vamp, acted in and contributed a song to the 1992 Eddie Murphy film Boomerang, she appeared alongside Tim Curry in the 2001 film Wolf Girl. For her work in Conan the Destroyer, A View to a Kill, Vamp, she was nominated for Saturn Awards for Best Supporting Actress. In 1999, Jones ranked 82nd on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll, in 2008, she was honored with a Q Idol Award. Jones influenced the cross-dressing movement of the 1980s and has been an inspiration for artists including Annie Lennox, Lady Gaga, Lorde, Róisín Murphy, Brazilian Girls, Nile Rodgers and Basement Jaxx.
In 2016, Billboard magazine ranked her as the 40th greatest dance club artist of all time. Grace Jones was born in 1948 in Spanish Town, the daughter of Marjorie and Robert W. Jones, a local politician and Apostolic clergyman; the couple had two children, would go on to have four more. Robert and Marjorie moved to the East Coast of the United States, where Robert worked as an agricultural labourer until a spiritual experience during a suicide attempt inspired him to become a Pentecostal minister. While they were in the US, they left their children with Marjorie's mother and her new husband, Peart. Jones knew him as "Mas P" and noted that she "absolutely hated him", she was raised into the family's Pentecostal faith, having to take part in prayer meetings and Bible readings every night. She attended the Pentecostal All Saints School, before being sent to a nearby public school; as a child, shy Jones had only one schoolfriend and was teased by classmates for her "skinny frame", but she excelled at sports and found solace in the nature of Jamaica.
Marjorie and Robert brought their children – including the 13 year old Grace – to live with them in the US, where they had settled in Lyncourt, New York, near Syracuse. It was in the city that her father had established his own ministry, the Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, in 1956. Jones continued her schooling and after she graduated, enrolled at Onondaga Community College majoring in Spanish. Jones began to rebel against their religion. At college, she took a theatre class, with her drama teacher convincing her to join him on a summer stock tour in Philadelphia. Arriving in the city, she decided to stay there, immersing herself in the Counterculture of the 1960s by living in hippie communes, earning money as a go-go dancer, using LSD and other drugs, she praised the use of LSD as "a important part of my emotional growth... The mental exercise was good for me", she signed on as a model with Wilhelmina Modelling agency. She moved to Paris in 1970; the Parisian fashion scene was receptive to Jones' unusual, bold, dark-skinned appearance.
Yves St. Laurent, Claude Montana, Kenzo Takada hired her for runway modelling, she appeared on the covers of Elle and Stern working with Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin, Hans Feurer. Jones modelled for Azzedine Alaia, was photographed promoting his line. While modelling in Paris, she shared an apartment with Jessica Lange. Hall and Jones frequented Le Sept, one of Paris's most popular gay clubs of the 1970s and'80s, socialised with Giorgio Armani and Karl Lagerfeld. In 1973, Jones appeared on the cover of a reissue of Billy Paul's 1970 album Ebony Woman. Jones was signed by Island Records, who put her in the studio with disco record producer, Tom Moulton. Moulton worked at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia, Portfolio, was released in 1977; the album featured three songs from Broadway musicals, "Send in the Clowns" by Stephen Sondheim from A Little Night Music, "What I Did for Love" from A Chorus Line and "Tomorrow" from Annie. The second side of the album opens up with a seven-minute reinterpretation of Édith Piaf's "La Vie en rose" followed by three new recordings, two of
A chancellor is a leader of a college or university either the executive or ceremonial head of the university or of a university campus within a university system. In most Commonwealth and former Commonwealth nations, the chancellor is a ceremonial non-resident head of the university. In such institutions, the chief executive of a university is the vice-chancellor, who may carry an additional title, such as "president & vice-chancellor"; the chancellor may serve as chairman of the governing body. In many countries, the administrative and educational head of the university is known as the president, principal or rector. In the United States, the head of a university is most a university president. In U. S. university systems that have more than one affiliated university or campus, the executive head of a specific campus may have the title of chancellor and report to the overall system's president, or vice versa. In both Australia and New Zealand, a chancellor is the chairman of a university's governing body.
The chancellor is assisted by a deputy chancellor. The chancellor and deputy chancellor are drawn from the senior ranks of business or the judiciary; some universities have a visitor, senior to the chancellor. University disputes can be appealed from the governing board to the visitor, but nowadays, such appeals are prohibited by legislation, the position has only ceremonial functions; the vice-chancellor serves as the chief executive of the university. Macquarie University in Sydney is a noteworthy anomaly as it once had the unique position of Emeritus Deputy Chancellor, a post created for John Lincoln upon his retirement from his long-held post of deputy chancellor in 2000; the position was not an honorary title, as it retained for Lincoln a place in the University Council until his death in 2011. Canadian universities and British universities in Scotland have a titular chancellor similar to those in England and Wales, with day-to-day operations handled by a principal. In Scotland, for example, the chancellor of the University of Edinburgh is Anne, Princess Royal, whilst the current chancellor of the University of Aberdeen is Camilla, Duchess of Rothesay.
In Canada, the vice-chancellor carries the joint title of "president and vice-chancellor" or "rector and vice-chancellor." Scottish principals carry the title of "principal and vice-chancellor." In Scotland, the title and post of rector is reserved to the third ranked official of university governance. The position exists in common throughout the five ancient universities of Scotland with rectorships in existence at the universities of St Andrews, Aberdeen and Dundee, considered to have ancient status as a result of its early connections to the University of St Andrews; the position of Lord Rector was given legal standing by virtue of the Universities Act 1889. Rectors appoint a rector's assessor a deputy or stand-in, who may carry out their functions when they are absent from the university; the Rector chairs meetings of the university court, the governing body of the university, is elected by the matriculated student body at regular intervals. An exception exists at Edinburgh, where the Rector is elected by staff.
In Finland, if the university has a chancellor, he is the leading official in the university. The duties of the chancellor are to promote sciences and to look after the best interests of the university; as the rector of the university remains the de facto administrative leader and chief executive official, the role of the chancellor is more of a social and historical nature. However some administrative duties still belong to the chancellor's jurisdiction despite their arguably ceremonial nature. Examples of these include the appointment of new docents; the chancellor of University of Helsinki has the notable right to be present and to speak in the plenary meetings of the Council of State when matters regarding the university are discussed. Despite his role as the chancellor of only one university, he is regarded as the political representative of Finland's entire university institution when he exercises his rights in the Council of State. In the history of Finland the office of the chancellor dates all the way back to the Swedish Empire, the Russian Empire.
The chancellor's duty was to function as the official representative of the monarch in the autonomous university. The number of chancellors in Finnish universities has declined over the years, in vast majority of Finnish universities the highest official is the rector; the remaining universities with chancellors are University of Åbo Akademi University. In France, chancellor is one of the titles of the rector, a senior civil servant of the Ministry of Education serving as manager of a regional educational district. In his capacity as chancellor, the rector awards academic degrees to the university's gradua
State University of New York at New Paltz
The State University of New York at New Paltz, known as SUNY New Paltz or New Paltz for short, is a public college in New Paltz, in the U. S. state of New York. It traces its origins to the New Paltz Classical School, a secondary institution founded in 1828 and reorganized as an academy in 1833. Following a decimating fire in 1884, the New Paltz Classical School offered their land to the state government of New York contingent upon the establishment of a normal school. In 1885, the New Paltz Normal and Training School was established to prepare teachers to practice their professions in the public schools of New York, it was granted the ability to award baccalaureate degrees in 1938, when it was renamed the State Teachers College at New Paltz. In 1947, a graduate program in education was established; when the State University of New York was established by legislative act in 1948, the Teachers College at New Paltz was one of 30 colleges associated under SUNY's umbrella. An art education program was added in 1951.
In 1960, the college was authorized to confer liberal arts degrees. There were several student-led demonstrations in the late 1960s and early 1970s against the Vietnam War. In the spring of 1967, a sit-in protesting military recruitment on campus blocked the entrance to the Student Union for two days. While there were scores of demonstrators the first day, all but 13 dispersed before New York State Troopers arrived and bodily carried the demonstrators to a waiting school bus for a trip to court. In the fall of 1968, students rallied in support of Craig Pastor, arrested by New Paltz Village Police for desecration of the American flag which he was wearing as a superhero cape in a student film directed by Edward Falco. College President John J. Neumaier posted bail. Pastor was released and charges were dropped; the Cambodian Campaign and concomitant Kent State shootings in May 1970 led to a protest that culminated in a five-day student occupation of the Administration Building, subsequently renamed Old Main after the opening of the Haggerty Administration Building two years later.
A March 1974 sit-in at the Haggerty Building reacted against perceived discriminatory hiring practices, the state-mandated reintegration of Shango Hall, the threatened cessation of the Experimental Studies Program in the wake of a budget shortfall. Amid this tumult, the college's general education program was eliminated in 1971. A program in African American studies was established in 1968. Three years the Experimental Studies Program began to enroll students and local residents in credited and cocurricular courses that encompassed myriad disciplines, including video art, dance therapy, clowning and ecodesign. Instructors in the program were compensated through student activity fees. A 4-acre environmental studies site operated by students and community members under the aegis of the program at the southern periphery of the campus included geodesic domes, kilns, a solar-powered house funded by the Department of Energy, more inchoate variants of sustainable architecture. Upon ascending to the college presidency in 1980, Alice Chandler characterized the edifices as "shacks and hovels" and abolished the program in the early 1980s, demolishing most of the site in the process.
Under Chandler's leadership, the college began to offer professional degree programs in nursing, engineering and accounting. The Legislative Gazette, a journalism and political science internship in which students live and work in Albany and produce a weekly newspaper about state politics, was established in 1978. On December 29, 1991, the campus was the scene of a reported PCB incident that contaminated four dormitories, as well as the Coykendall Science Building and Parker Theatre. Under the direction of the county and state health departments, the university began a massive, thorough clean-up effort; as an additional precaution, 29 other buildings were tested and, if necessary, cleaned. The clean-up process lasted until May 1995. Since 1994, PCBs have not been used on the SUNY New Paltz campus; the college was rebranded as the State University of New York at New Paltz in 1994. In November 1997, two events on campus attracted nationwide media attention; the first, a feminist conference on sex and sexuality sponsored by the Women's Studies department entitled "Revolting Behavior: The Challenges of Women's Sexual Freedom", featured an instructional workshop on sex toys offered by a Manhattan sex shop proprietor and a lecture panel on sadomasochism.
The second, a seminar entitled "Subject to Desire: Refiguring the Body", was sponsored by the School of Fine and Performing Arts. One presenter, Fluxus performance artist and longtime New Paltz resident Carolee Schneemann, was best known for Interior Scroll, a piece that culminated in her unrolling a scroll from her vagina and reading it to the audience.
State University of New York College of Optometry
The State University of New York College of Optometry was established in 1971 as result of a legislative mandate of New York in the United States. It is located in midtown Manhattan in New York City in what was the Aeolian Building, built in 1912 for the Aeolian Company, a piano manufacturer, it is a center for the only school of optometry in New York. The College grants a professional degree, the Doctor of Optometry, two academic degrees, the Master of Science in Vision Science and the Doctor of Philosophy in Vision Science. Continuing education courses for practicing optometrists are provided by the College; the University Eye Center provides eye care, corrective lenses, vision therapy to the public. The University Eye Center is one of the largest outpatient eye clinics in the country, with over 73,000 patient encounters in FY 2012-13; the Optometric Center of New York, established in 1956, is a foundation affiliated with the College to support vision science research, patient care and fellowships at the College and its clinical facilities.
The College offers residencies to optometrists from around the world including specializations in subfields of optometry. The College enrolls between 80-100 optometry students per year in the professional degree program. About 20 of these students seek an M. S. degree in Vision Science across the four years. The College offers a Ph. D. in Vision provides twelve graduate stipends per year. Research and graduate programs at the college are administered through the Graduate Center for Vision Research, which receives nearly $4,000,000 in annual funding for research grants. Clinical research is conducted through the Clinical Vision Research Center; the College is a member of the SUNY Eye Institute. Official website
The College at Brockport, State University of New York
The College at Brockport, State University of New York is a four-year liberal arts college in Brockport, Monroe County, New York, United States, near Rochester. A constituent college of the State University of New York, it has been ranked by U. S. News in the first tier of Master's-granting colleges in the Northeast region, by Kiplinger's among the top 100 "Best Value" public colleges and universities in the United States as well as the worst university in NY for parking and commuter student accommodation. Among its faculty are several Fulbright scholars, three Distinguished Professors, a winner of the 2007 Flannery O'Connor award for fiction. Over the past decade, The College at Brockport has become one of the most selective of the SUNY comprehensive colleges, with an acceptance rate of 41.9% as of 2007. Average SAT scores have risen from 1,029 to 1,115, high-school averages have increased from 84.4 to 90.5. The College offers 42 undergraduate majors, 29 graduate programs and 18 areas of teacher certification, combined bachelor's/master's programs, has program accreditation in 12 areas.
It offers one of the nation's largest Study Abroad programs, a variety of internships with major corporations, 23 NCAA intercollegiate athletic teams and cultural events, more than 60 clubs and organizations. Ninety percent of freshmen live in residence halls; the 464-acre campus includes recent multimillion-dollar renovations to Smith-Lennon Science Center, Hartwell Hall, Seymour College Union and Harrison Dining Hall, a newly opened 208-bed townhome facility, a $44-million Special Events Recreation Center opened in 2012. Heidi Macpherson began her tenure as The College at Brockport's 7th president on July 16, 2015. Macpherson is the first female president in the College's history; the Brockport campus played host to the International Special Olympics on August 8–13, 1979. The College at Brockport opened as the Brockport Collegiate Institute in 1841, it was a private "academy," part of the widespread academy movement of the time. Public schooling only went through the sixth grade, there were few middle or high schools, fewer colleges.
The academies were meant to fill this gap. The Collegiate Institute was open to not only men but women, people of color. Fannie Barrier Williams Class of 1870, started in the Collegiate Institute for example. Although an innovative educational form, the academies struggled financially; when in the 1860s a movement arose in New York to establish more "Normal schools," Malcolm MacVicar, the last principal of the Collegiate Institute, was a campaigner for the expansion, saw Brockport become selected as one of the new Normals in 1867, thus securing its continued existence. Unlike the old academies, which were multipurpose, Normal schools were meant to be focused on teacher training. A Normal graduate received a certificate or license to teach in the state public schools when they graduated, not a bachelor's degree; the program of study was at first two years lengthened to three years. The Normal era ended when all the New York Normal schools were expanded into Teachers Colleges in the early 1940s and the first graduates were in 1942.
This enhancement of status was due in good part to the efforts of President Ernest Hartwell, like Malcolm MacVicar and many other Brockport figures, played a leading role in the education movements of the time. Starting as Brockport State Teachers College, the new school was automatically included in the new SUNY system, established in 1948; when Donald Tower became president of the school in 1944, the entire campus was what's now called Hartwell Hall. There were the faculty and staff numbered under 50 people; the school's purpose was to train elementary school teachers. By the time he retired in 1964, there were several thousand students and several hundred faculty and staff members; the campus had expanded adding residence halls and a college union, expanding across Kenyon Street and down Holley Street. The purpose and organization of the College had grown, as it evolved into a liberal arts college with a number of master's degree programs; the first graduate degree was awarded in January 1950.
By 1981, there were 1,185 graduate students enrolled in 11 different programs. In the early years of President Albert Brown, the school's growth rate built to a height of activity, seeing the high-rise residence halls and other buildings rise up to make the campus that one sees today; the school continued to evolve in the last years of the 20th century under the leadership of President John Van De Wetering, who launched the MetroCenter, The College at Brockport's classroom complex in downtown Rochester. From 1997 to 2004, under the leadership of Paul Yu—working with faculty and students—The College at Brockport achieved new levels of excellence and recognition, from acquiring the latest information technologies to improving campus communications to increasing admissions standards. Brockport became recognized throughout New York and within the SUNY system both as innovative and dynamic. Noteworthy achievements included: an increase in average SAT scores from 1002 in 1998 to 1071 in 2004, increase in first-year retention rate from 71 percent in 1998 to 83 percent in 2004, an increase in funded faculty research grants from $3.5 million in 1999 to $5.7 million in 2004.
In August 2005, Dr. John R. Halstead became The College at Brockport's sixth president. Dr. Halstead brought a range of leadership experience to The College at Brockport