SUNY-ESF

October 12, 2017 - 9:44am
Professor Margaret Voss works with professor Stephen Teale to preserve the endangered Darwin's finch while continuing her work as a professor at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

One sunny afternoon, Margaret Voss examined several bird nest boxes with her colleague in the backyard of his home in Fabius, New York.

“They’re home to any species that wants to move in,” Voss said as she unscrewed the small wooden door to a box. As they peered inside, they commented on the appearance of the nests briefly before moving onto the next one. The scene unfolded like any two bird enthusiasts enjoying a day outdoors.

March 24, 2016 - 9:39am
A prestigious recognition listed SU as a top-tier research university — however, research faculty members and graduate students already saw the school as one.

Back in February, Syracuse University media created a small explosion of excitement when the school received an award for its level of research excellence.

May 11, 2015 - 4:11am
Award-winning poet Mary Karr and others aim to inspire more than 6,000 SU and SUNY-ESF graduates, their families and supporters on Sunday.

The excitement on the faces of graduating students and their families is pervasive, giving a colorful, vibrant buzz to the Carrier Dome this Commencement Sunday.

Doting mothers run around with coffee cups, fathers snap last-minute photos before their graduates run off to their procession, and children grin bashful smiles, anxious for the ceremony to begin. Graduates can be spotted all over campus up until 9 a.m., when they must be in their places at the Dome, huddled and bouncing with a healthy mixture of joy and nervousness.

May 11, 2014 - 12:09pm
On graduation day, students reflected on their college accomplishments and look toward their future beyond the Hill.

It was a day of celebration, marking the end one life chapter and the beginning of another. With one swift motion, more than 5,000 graduates lifted their hands, moved their tassels to the left and launched their caps skyward as Syracuse University concluded its 160th Commencement Ceremony in the Carrier Dome.

May 13, 2013 - 10:42am
Commencement closes out the school year and college careers for more than 6,000 Syracuse and SUNY-ESF students.

For more than 6,000 college students, years of classroom lectures, life lessons and newfound friendships culminated Sunday at Syracuse University's 159th Commecement.

The annual ceremony brought thousand of family members and friends to the Carrier Dome to cheer on students from SU, the school's College of Law and SUNY's College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

May 10, 2013 - 1:28pm
Students at Syracuse University and SUNY-ESF recount the history of Onondaga Lake through puppets, poetry, music and art.

Geoffrey Navias tends to have a deadpan expression most of the time. But when he dons a mask or works with a puppet, his movements bring the character to life.

“Creative art is a lie,” the artistic director of Open Hand Theater told a room full of Syracuse University and State University of New York Environmental Science and Forestry students on a recent Saturday morning in The Warehouse downtown.  “It’s a lie. It’s not really here. 

May 2, 2013 - 3:28pm
In a SUNY-ESF classroom lies the Roosevelt Wildlife Collection, an assortment of 10,000 stuffed animal specimens that educate and inspire students to add their own finds to the collection.

Remove the skin from the body. That is what Tiffany Dellaventura, a senior conservation biology major at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, will do with the two baby raccoon carcasses she just pulled out of her backpack. She will pay careful attention when skinning their faces, because the face draws the most attention from viewers.

April 17, 2013 - 10:56am
Cleanups aren't the only way to show your love for the planet on April 22. Check out some of these other local events, and you can celebrate Earth Day all week long.

Earth Day is Monday, April 22, but Central New York has started the party for our planet a week early.

Nearly 5,000 volunteers picked up trash last Friday and Saturday in Onondaga County as part of the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency’s Earth Day cleanup. In those two days, they collected over 8,400 pounds of garbage. Cleanups are planned through this week and into the weekend around the county, if you’re looking to help out.

December 22, 2012 - 6:00am
Students from SUNY-ESF and Syracuse University help Save the Rain build more environment-friendly projects in the community.

Environmentally friendly projects continue to pop up all over the city of Syracuse after the creation of the Save the Rain program by County Executive Joannie Mahoney in 2009. Ryan Roberts, a SUNY-ESF conservation biology major, is a big proponent of these green infrastructure techniques because of their environmental, economic, social and cultural benefits.

December 15, 2012 - 6:45pm
Charles Maynard and William Powell have developed a fungus-resistant American chestnut that may bring back the trees from the brink of extinction.

Professor Charles Maynard insists that the Darling 4 is far from a “Frankentree,” despite its genetic modifications.