Alexander Karatayev, director of the Great Lakes Center, presented its most recent annual report in April. Highlights include several ongoing projects, including the nearshore and offshore Lake Erie nutrient study (NOLENS), which investigates why nutrient-abatement strategies have not resulted in the responses scientists expected. A related project assessed Lake Ontario nearshore nutrients last year. Twenty grant proposals were submitted during this fiscal year, with a total request of almost $7 million.
Buffalo State College will confer degrees on more than 1,800 undergraduate and 750 graduate students during its 138th Commencement celebration on Saturday, May 15, in the college Sports Arena. SUNY honorary degrees and Distinguished Alumnus Awards also will be presented during the two baccalaureate and one master’s hooding and C.A.S. ceremony.
The Center for Southeast Asia Environment and Sustainable Development kicks off its formal establishment at Buffalo State College with a book signing today at 12:30 p.m. in the Barnes & Noble at Buffalo State Bookstore.
The annual Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Program Honors Convocation will take place today, May 6, at 3:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall. This year’s convocation is dedicated to the late Patrick Hartwick, ’78, ’84, who attended Buffalo State through the EOP program. Hartwick, who was appointed dean of the Ross College of Education at Lynn University in June 2007, died in the earthquake in Haiti on January 12. He was one of two faculty members leading a group of Lynn University students on an experiential service-learning course, “Journey of Hope—Haiti.”