Bringing It Home – The Saint Rose Blog

Author: Jane Gottlieb

Good to Know is a series of posts about Saint Rose, academic and otherwise. Writer Jane Gottlieb works in the Office of Public Relations and Strategic Communications.

Michael Levi at commencement conducting his final performance

One Last Chat With Retiring Professor Michael Levi

  Saturday’s commencement, the 96th annual for Saint Rose, was the 21st and final for Professor Michael Levi, conductor of the Saint Rose Chamber Choir, who is retiring. Levi has guided hundreds of singers to become educators, performers, promoters, publishers, and producers of music. Colleagues praised his support of his students, and his musicianship. They said that he established a…

Study Before the Kids Wake up and Other Tips from Saint Rose Graduate Students

Classes have ended for the year — for Saint Rose undergraduate students, that is. For many grad students, school continues through the summer — along with family commitments and work. How do they fit it all in? We asked some of our grad students for their best practices for studying, including do’s and don’t’s learned through experience. As one of…

Studying Effectively: Student Tips, Part 1

Are you studying well, confident in the material you’re learning and prepared for every test? Or, are you, like many of us, cramming for quizzes and exams, waiting until the night (or morning) before to read all the chapters and articles should have read by now? We asked some Saint Rose undergraduate students to share what they’ve learned from experience…

From Akcam to Ziamandanis: What Your Professors Want You to Know

“We are Partners in this Journey! Saint Rose students: If there’s *one piece of advice your professors want you to heed in order to be successful it’s this: Zumrut Akcam, Assistant Professor of Computer Science: Note-taking is an important part of every lecture. It helps students to highlight the important parts of the course and increases their attention to the…

Rone Shavers, saint rose professor, at Afrofuturism exhibit he co-curated

Saint Rose Professor Co-Curates Afrofuturism Exhibit

  Many of the works in “In Place of Now,” an exhibit at Albany’s Opalka Gallery devoted to Afrofuturism, appear to shift their form or function. Five ironing boards evoke slave ships, or maybe, tombstones. Digitally-manipulated portraits of prominent African Americans spin rapidly into mandalas or machinery. Examined closely, a woman’s braids are interwoven with traditional African symbols. Viewed from…