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New Graduate Degree Program in Forensic Science Approved

A new graduate program, the M.S. in forensic science, has been approved by the State University of New York and the New York State Education Department. The rapid growth of the undergraduate forensic chemistry program led to the development of the graduate program, according to Scott Goodman, chair and associate professor of chemistry.

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Curricular Actions

From the President
I have approved the following curricular items, which have been recommended by the appropriate dean, the College Senate, and the provost:

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College Senate Meeting

From the Chair of the College Senate
The first meeting of the College Senate for the fall 2008 semester will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, September 12, in Classroom Building C122. The agenda for the meeting is available on the College Senate Web site, along with the schedule of the College Senate.


Curricular Items

From the Chair of the Senate Curriculum Committee

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SUNY B-140W Tuition Assistance Program Deadline

From the Vice President for Finance and Management
The deadline to submit applications for the SUNY B-140W Tuition Assistance Program for the fall 2008 semester is Tuesday, September 30. Staff members may apply for tuition assistance after six months of service; faculty members may apply after one semester of service. The following employees are eligible:

  • Full-time Buffalo State faculty and professional or classified employees.
  • Part-time and/or temporary Buffalo State faculty and professional or classified employees who are employed at least half time (faculty must teach at least two courses in the semester).
  • Full-time Research Foundation employees, provided they work on the Buffalo State campus.

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Political Activities Involving State Employees

From the Vice President for Finance and Management
The Governor’s Office of Employee Relations issued a memorandum revisiting the state’s policy regarding the need to separate political campaign activities by state employees from the conduct of official state business.

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