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Buffalo State to Confer Two SUNY Honorary Doctorates at Commencement

Buffalo State College and the State University of New York will bestow two SUNY honorary doctorates during the college’s 2010 Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 15. Buffalo State alumna Judy L. Elliott, ’82, will receive the honorary doctor of humane letters, and poet Sonia Sanchez will be awarded the honorary doctor of letters. Trustee Eunice Ashman Lewin will confer the awards on behalf of SUNY.

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SUNY Chancellor, WNY Campuses Launch Strategic Plan

As part of a nine-city rollout, State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher will be in Buffalo on April 28 to publicly launch SUNY’s new strategic plan, aimed at enhancing the vitality and quality of life at SUNY campuses and introducing a new way forward for aligning SUNY’s purpose with New York State’s economic future.

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New Minor Looks Eastward

Asia, the largest continent, is home to more than half the world’s people. The rapid development of its two largest countries, China and India, is reshaping international politics and economics. The new Asian studies interdisciplinary minor, available in fall 2010, is designed to provide students with the knowledge and experience necessary to succeed in the emerging global network.

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College Hosts Molten Lava Event

A springtime tradition played out at Buffalo State College on Saturday as the college hosted its annual “Spring Iron Pour,” where students and community members made personal tiles and sculptures out of molten lava. Proceeds from this year’s event funded the American Red Cross relief effort for Haiti.

‘The Power of SUNY’ Unveiled

Chancellor Nancy Zimpher has taken the wraps off a new marketing strategy for the 64-campus State University of New York system, hoping to use it as an economic development roadmap over the next five years.