Calendar of Events
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.
If you would like to submit an event, click HERE.
Georgia College, in partnership with the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) and the Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (MOBTS), will host a national forum with Dr. Rae André, professor emeritus at Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business.
André will present and facilitate a public forum on Tuesday, March 23rd from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Part of Georgia College’s Inspire! series on leadership, André will lead a discussion on sustainability leadership. “Growth is finite, natural capital is priceless, and human progress must be measured in terms of both economics and the quality of life,” says André. The forum will be hosted virtually and will be open to the public.
This year’s visiting scholar for Phi Beta Kappa is Dr. Martin Gruebele, who holds an endowed chair in Chemistry at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He will speak via zoom – registration link.
Talk Summary from Dr. Gruebele: When Einstein’s paper on general relativity came out in 1915, who would have thought the equation would be programmed into our cell phones 100 years later to they can accurately guide us to our dinner restaurant? When Berzelius discovered the new element silicon around 1823, who would have thought it was critical to the chips in the same cell phones? When Ivanovsky in 1892 discovered the first virus that infected tobacco plants, who would have thought that in 2006 the FDA would approve a vaccine against a human cancer. And when Picasso painted Nude, Green Leaves and Bust, who would have thought it would sell for $100+ million 85 years later? Scientific discovery, like art, often takes time to show its full value. The strange things we find out about nature, whether it is the 14+ billion year age of the universe, the odd little ways in which fish go about swimming around, or the fact that fat, protein and genes absorb infrared light from a toaster oven in slightly different ways, could all lead to the next cure or billion dollar industry, but not likely in just a couple of years. I’ll discuss a few examples of interesting open questions, as well as some of the hurdles science faces in answering them.
This year’s American Rock Salt Lecture at SUNY Geneseo will feature volcanologist Karen Harpp, professor of geology and peace conflict studies at Colgate University.
Harpp’s lecture, “Short scientific stories from the Galapagos Islands,” is on April 15 at 6:30 p.m., and offered over Zoom to the Geneseo community and public. Attendees are asked to register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Registered attendees will receive a Zoom link the day before the event.
“The Galapagos Islands, known as Las Islas Encantadas (the Enchanted Islands), are renowned for their amazing flora and fauna, including ocean-going reptiles, giant tortoises, and birds that gave up flying for swimming,” says Harpp. “But the islands are also geologically remarkable, the site of beautiful lava flows, volcanic eruptions, and drowned islands. Together, we will explore the origins of these volcanic islands and how they relate to the interior of the Earth, as well as several examples of how geology and biology are intimately intertwined to produce this remarkable (and still nearly pristine) part of our planet.” Full article at this link.
Geneseo Boy Scout Troop #4070 is hosting a community planting and gardening event at Long Point Park Saturday morning 4/17. Activities will include: (1) the planting of three new 8-foot tall trees at Long Point Park, (2) kids can start their own vegetable garden in an egg carton, and (3) receive a free sapling or ornamental bush with instructions from Master Gardener Julie Brocklehurst-Woods.
There are 2 time slots: 9:30 – 10:30 AM or 11 AM – 12 Noon
Please sign up for this free event on this Eventbrite link.
More details here.
Join the Center for Integrative Learning (CIL) for a virtual panel discussion with rural leaders from across the country and western New York, to kick-off the CIL’s new Genesee Valley Rural Innovation Institute.
Building Rural Innovation Ecosystems
Learn about the exciting potential and opportunities emerging from rural America and the ways higher education institutions are partnering with local communities to develop the ecosystems and talent needed to create sustainable and dynamic 21st century rural economies.
• Matt Dunne, Founder and Executive Director of the Center on Rural Innovation (CORI)
• Benya Kraus, Co-founder of Lead For America and Executive Director of Lead For Minnesota
• Ian Coyle, Administrator for Livingston County, New York
The Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup service project was created by Rotary Districts along the Great Lakes. Geneseo’s Rotary is sponsoring this Earth Week Cleanup on Saturday, April 24:
• Long Point Park from 10 AM-12 Noon
• Staging area is the Museum / Garden Club building west of the Kiwanis BBQ pit
• Each participant is encouraged to bring gloves and a rake
Clean up activities include removing leaves and walnuts from the pavilion and other picnic areas; cleaning and painting grills; cleaning debris from beach and outdoor shower area; and picking up sticks and debris throughout the park. More at this link and Facebook.
The date has changed to see the spectacular Bluebell flowers! Details here.
We are offering a socially distanced event by using a preregistration method to stagger groups during the day. You must sign up for a timeslot to participate: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
This walk takes place on trails that will be muddy and includes hiking through fields and over uneven surfaces. The hike features working agricultural fields and a forest along the Genesee River that is host to a spectacular sea of Common Bluebell flowers.*
*The location is the protected Culvert Farm. Please help us continue this event by only visiting with us during these scheduled times.