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Geneseo provides residents and visitors with a wide variety of activities that appeal to all ages and interests. Please browse through our many events, which we attempt to keep as current as possible. Our sister website, www.geneseony.org, contains schedules of governmental organizations and meetings.
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Paleontologist Matthew Lamanna, Ph.D., the principal dinosaur researcher at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, will deliver the sixteenth Annual American Rock Salt lecture in Geology on Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Newton Hall Room 202, on the SUNY Geneseo Campus. Lamanna’s talk, “The Origin of Modern Birds: New Cretaceous Fossil Discoveries from China and Antarctica,” is free and open to the public.
Expeditions led by Lamanna and his colleagues have uncovered dozens of exquisitely-preserved avian fossils, many of them including soft-tissues such as feathers and skin from 120 million-year-old lake sediments in the Changma Basin of northwestern Gansu Province, China. More recently, Lamanna and a group of collaborators have conducted expeditions to latest Cretaceous exposures in the James Ross Basin of the Antarctic Peninsula in search of what may be the world’s most ancient neornithines. For his talk, Lamanna will chronicle his teams’ discoveries of Chinese and Antarctic Cretaceous fossils and their implications for the rise of modern birds.
“Matt Lamanna is living the dream of every child — finding and studying dinosaurs, living and dead,” said Jeffrey Over, professor of geological sciences at SUNY Geneseo. “We are delighted to have him visit Geneseo and share his findings that are relevant to classes and faculty in Geology and Biology.”
As the associate curator of vertebrate paleontology at Carnegie Museum of Natural history, Lamanna helps to oversee one of the world’s largest dinosaur collections. Lamanna served as lead scientific advisor for the museum’s $36 million Dinosaurs in Their Time exhibition, in which the museum’s historic Dinosaur Hall was expanded and updated based on current scientific understanding of dinosaur biology and Mesozoic biodiversity. The exhibition is home to the nation’s third largest display of mounted original dinosaur skeletons.
“Matt’s work in Antarctica has been very important for helping us understand the role this enigmatic continent played in the evolution and migration of vertebrate animals at the end of the Age of Dinosaurs,” said Sara Burch, assistant professor of biology.
Lamanna received an M.S. and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Earth and Environmental Science. His research focuses on dinosaurs, birds, and crocodilians that lived during the Cretaceous Period, the third and final period of the Mesozoic Era, or Age of Dinosaurs.
The SUNY Geneseo Department of Geological Sciences has been partners with the American Rock Salt Company LLC since 2003, as the first American Rock Salt Lecture on geology was held in 2004. Through the partnership, the company offers its support to Geneseo not only through the annual lecture, but also through undergraduate research and an undergraduate internship, where Geneseo students can intern at American Rock Salt and tour the extensive mine.
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Please join the Geneseo Wind Ensemble for our performance of “Cathedrals” featuring music written for, performed in, and inspired by the stunning St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice. Music by Frank Ticheli, Kathryn Salfelder, Giovanni Gabrieli, and Renaissance songs transcribed for winds, the program will also feature the premiere performance of a commissioned work “Ash” by composer Jennifer Jolley.
Admission is free / everyone is welcome
If you like The Band, you’ll love The THE BAND Band, the only nationally touring band dedicated exclusively to the accurate reproduction of The Band’s music, bringing it to life with authentic, true-to-form renditions of their extraordinary repertoire.
From hit songs such as “The Weight,” “Up On Cripple Creek,” and “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” and deep cuts from their classic albums, to the historic collaborations with Bob Dylan, The THE BAND Band delivers with the passion and commitment for which The Band was renowned.
Experience the power and excitement of The Band’s legendary concerts, as famously documented in the Martin Scorsese film, The Last Waltz.
Come on out and catch the show!
Andrew Bergevin, violin; James Kirkwood, cello; and Jonathan Gonder, piano
Geneseo Chamber Singers, Dr. Gerard Floriano, Conductor
Geneseo Spectrum Women’s Ensemble, Amy Cochrane, director
Admission is free and all are welcome.
Free admission / all are welcome.
The ensemble was recently featured during the Great Day celebration on campus. The large ensemble and two student-led small combos will present music from a variety of traditional and contemporary jazz composers. Seniors Sam Dole, trumpet; Rob Marino, trombone; and Cody Esposito, tenor saxophone will be among the featured soloists. Junior Joe DiGiorgio will be featured on trumpet as well.