Monthly Archives: November 2017

James Gibbs Named SUNY Distinguished Professor

11.22.gibbsWe are celebrating one of the academic world’s substantive achievements, Dr. James Gibbs, a professor in our Department of Environmental and Forest Biology and director of ESF’s Roosevelt Wild Life Station, has been named a SUNY Distinguished Professor.

SUNY Chancellor, Kristina Johnson, describes James’ recognition this way: “Those honored with the distinguished ranking are truly the best of SUNY’s best, and they are to be commended for passing knowledge on to and mentoring the next generation of faculty and students in a manner that is as innovating as it is engaging.”

James, who holds a doctorate in forestry and environmental studies from Yale University,  is internationally known for his research in the Galapagos,  and  for his work with snow leopards in Siberia.

Read the entire ESF announcement here.

Congratulations Dan Collins!

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William Bryant, Syracuse VA SCI/Rehabilitation program manager, pictured left, presents Dr. Lee Newman and Daniel Collins with a certificate of appreciation for their therapeutic horticulture program at the VA.

Please join me in celebrating our GA, Dan Collins, for the public recognition his doctoral research received recently.  This ESF announcement, based on a recent Syracuse VA Medical Center  press release, describes Dan and Dr. Lee Newman’s therapeutic horticulture program being conducted in partnership with the Syracuse Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Dan is not only a scholar but also a productive professional who continues to make substantial contributions to the ESF Open Academy’s strategic initiatives.  Thank you, Dan!

Read Nature and Health Come Together at Syracuse VA Medical Center here.