SIENA SAYS GOODBYE TO PROFESSOR OF 40 YEARS

Siena professor of 40 years, Paul J. Smith, Ph.D. 80, passed away on Wednesday, July 11. He graduated from Christian Brothers Academy in Albany, received his undergraduate degree from Siena College and his doctorate in organic chemistry from Florida State University.
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From Disney/Pixar to Amazon, Recent Siena Graduates Talk Siena

When you’re researching colleges, it’s important to look beyond all the information you see on postcards and on websites. All of that is critical, of course, but to get the full story, listen to recent alumni. Fresh off the graduation stage, they’re the ones who have nothing to lose in telling the truth and a lot of perspective on their experiences now that it’s time for them to move forward in the working world.
Academics

Something to Write Home About

In the First-Year Seminar course that examined Mary Shelley’s epistolary novel “Frankenstein,” Raymond Boisvert, Ph.D., asked students to send an actual snail mail letter (cards didn’t count) to a friend or family member and get their reaction.
Admissions

Her Shoes Make a Statement

A rising Siena freshman had a creative idea to express her concern about gun violence in America – and hopefully start a dialogue on the subject.
Admissions, Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity

Q&A with Veda, a Siena Research Student

Hailing from Sharon, Massachusetts, Veda just finished her freshman year at Siena, and to say this biology major kept busy is an understatement. Treasurer of the Inspire club, dancer on the Bollywood team, member of the Bus Stop Club and several other organizations, Veda is spending part of this summer in our Roger Bacon building working on a mission that could quite literally change lives.

Siena's "Firefly" to be Enshrined in Springfield

Siena Basketball legends Tay Fisher ’08 and Melanie (Halker) Moore ’99 have been named to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Hall of Fame Honor Roll Class of 2018. The duo will be enshrined in “The MAAC Experience” exhibit at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in a special ceremony set for Sept. 15 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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Should You Major in Data Science?

As you sift through your options for majors and minors available at the schools you’re most interested in, you may hear about or read the words “data science.” Whether you recognize the term or not, here’s what you need to know in a nutshell: skilled data scientists are coveted in nearly every industry, in every business. It’s a lucrative and exciting job to hold, and a smart field of study to get into early—if it interests you, of course.
Environmental Studies and Sciences, School of Science

"Wet lab" in the Works

A new interdisciplinary lab is shaping up in Roger Bacon Hall that will provide dedicated work space for students and faculty in environmental studies and sciences.
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8 Things To Do In The Capital Region This Summer

Are your summers defined by the awesome concerts you attend, ice cream cones you consume and the number of personal records you break on your 5K time? If so, you’ll love summertime here in the Capital Region.