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University at Rochester Graduate Programs Virtual Open House

Posted by Tim on February 27, 2021 in Event, Graduate School Programs, Information Session, Networking, Registration and Seminar Information

We are hosting a virtual Open House event for our 13 masters and 9 advanced certificate programs on Tuesday, March 9, at 4pm.  Faculty directors will be available to speak 1:1 with interested candidates.

Pre-registration is requested, and students can register to attend here


2021 SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference

Posted by Tim on February 18, 2021 in Event, Information Session, Networking, Registration and Seminar Information

SUNY Old Westbury is the host institution for the 2021 SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference, which will be held virtually on Friday April 16, 2021.

Abstracts and Registration Now Open.  

Important Deadlines:

Abstracts Due: March 12, 2021

Registration Due: April 9, 2021

Keynote Speaker:  Robert Muscil Ph.D., M.P.H.

Robert K. Musil, PhD, MPH is the President and CEO of the Rachel Carson Council, the legacy organization envisioned by Rachel Carson and founded in 1965 by her closest friends and colleagues. 

Dr. Musil was named President and CEO in February 2014 and is only the third head of this historic environmental group.

For more SURC resources, including abstract submission, registration, etc., please visit as up-to-date information will be posted there.

The SURC 2020 Organizing Committee

–          Cristina Notaro, SUNY Old Westbury

–          Michaela Rehm, SUNY Center for Professional Development

–          Phillip Ortiz, SUNY System Administration


Fall 2020 Course offerings from the School of Social Work

Posted by Tim on April 5, 2020 in Academics, New Programs, Registration and Seminar Information

Below you will find information about a minor in Community Organizing and Development that is an excellent complement for students in their fields of study. Some of these courses apply toward this minor but they can also be taken as electives. The minor is an excellent complement to many majors such as law, public health, sociology, economics,  psychology and others.  

They also offer a Micro-Credential in Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) . Students may be interested in the course on Child Maltreatment and Advocacy being offered (details below). 

They are offering several spring Social Work undergraduate-level electives, open to all majors and non-degree students. Register as normal, but if you have questions about a course, please email us at


CSEP Counseling Minor New Classes Spring 2020

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2019 in Academics, Registration and Seminar Information

New Course Offerings in the Undergraduate Minor in Counseling. The
Counseling Minor is appropriate for undergraduate students who may be interested in careers in professional psychology (counseling psychology, clinical psychology, or school psychology), counseling (school counseling, rehabilitation counseling, mental health counseling), or related fields such as social work or nursing.
For more information on the Counseling Minor please visit:

This Spring, we are offering several new courses designed to provide a more in depth view into several counseling and psychology fields.

New courses:
CEP 411: Current Issues in School Counseling (Parisi) registration number is 24252
CEP 411: Current Issues in Counseling Psychology (Mack) registration number is 24253
CEP 411: Current Issues in Mental Health Counseling (Guyker) registration number is
CEP 411: Introduction to Mindfulness (Guyker) registrar number is 23537
CEP 440: Introduction to School Psychology (Tulledge) registration number is 22602
In addition, several other courses are also available:
CEP 400: Introduction to Educational Psychology registration number is 24251
CEP 404: Introduction to Rehabilitation and Substance Abuse registration number is
CEP 453: Introduction to Rehabilitation Counseling registration number is 19321


FR 481 Global Literary Experiments in the Other Arts: A Photrographic Approach Spring 2019 Open Seats

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2019 in General Education Requirements, Honors Experiences, Registration and Seminar Information

The photographic image has undoubtedly been a decisive artifact in the construction of modern life. Today, we take more pictures and see the results faster than ever, given the technology that most people with a cellphone have access to. But why do we love taking pictures? Why is the “selfie” so ubiquitous? What are we after? Has that changed since photography’s beginning, not so long ago, in the mid-19th century?

The word “photography” was invented by resorting to Greek, linking light, “photos,” and writing, “graphein,” suggesting that this practice of recording images on a surface is a way of writing with light. This form of writing has developed a productive dialogue with literature, as a longstanding creative practice of writing that draws on reality and language… and their uncanny underside. Feeding on literature’s special potential to express unacknowledged dreams, psychoanalysis has provided a vocabulary to consider that enigmatic underside, where words and images exceed conscious will and established discourses. This course considers the relations photography maintains with perception, signification, time, history, pleasure, desire, sexuality, and political agency, among other factors. Such an investigation will take us forward: to interrogate the sense and effects of current and future photographic practices, from everyday Instagram smartphone shots to photojournalism, to photography in contemporary art galleries. And it also takes us back: to 19th-century Paris as a starting point, where photography finds important roots with inventors Daguerre and Niépce, and where a certain medical practice that involved photography, namely, Dr. Charcot’s experiments and theories of hysteria, led to the invention of psychoanalysis, a field that gave rise to the concept of the unconscious in ways highly relevant, in turn, to experimental photography and literature. And further back… to fairy tales Charles Perrault introduced to the literary cannon at the end of the 17th century, which still intrigue us today (Blanche Neige/Snow White, for instance). The trajectories of photography, psychoanalysis, and literature are therefore intertwined in rich ways that we explore in this course. How, for instance, does photography transform literary works? And what do literature and psychoanalysis reveal to users of photographic images about themselves, or about the bodies and world they see through photography? Can photographs make visible what remains unacknowledged, unthought, yet shaping our reality? These are questions that certain photographers and writers actively explored, drawing on plastic experiments, psychoanalytic theory, and on the unique knowledge that literary works can give access to. The discussion remains open for you (and your camera) to join. *French majors and minors (or readers of French) are strongly encouraged to read in French whenever possible.