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Upstate Medical University's innovation to be featured at the 2012 SUNY Showcase

Upstate Medical University's innovation to be featured at the 2012 SUNY Showcase

SYRACUSE, N.Y.--The March 5 "Power of SUNY" event marks the third annual Regional SUNY Campus Showcase. The day-long event is geared towards celebrating the best of the State University by displays its most innovate programs for the public to explore.

Upstate Medical University welcomes its staff, faculty and students and the public to attend the event on Monday, March 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center Comstock Ballroom, 801 University Ave., Syracuse.

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher will be joined by area legislators and SUNY campus presidents for brief remarks at 10 a.m.

“This opportunity for area SUNY campuses to gather highlights not only our individual contributions to the community, but also the interconnectedness of our campus and the collaborative spirit that is a hallmark of SUNY,” said Upstate President David R. Smith, M.D. “This event will also demonstrate that beyond educating students, SUNY campuses are an integral part of the economic engine that powers this region.”

The event will focus on various initiatives that are at the core of SUNY's mission for 2012, including the entrepreneurial century, healthier New York, seamless education pipeline, energy smart New York, vibrant community and the world.

Speaking to each of these initiatives, Upstate will feature Loguen's Crossing, student recruitment, the Cancer Center, smoke-free and tobacco-free campus policies, Team Upstate and the new Global Health Research initiatives.

Other SUNY campuses participating in the Regional SUNY Campus Showcase include Cayuga, Cortland, Empire State, ESF, Onondaga, Oswego and Tompkins-Cortland. To attend the event, please RSVP to Centralny.showcase@suny.edu or 518-320-1158.

'This event is a wonderful opportunity for Upstate to join our fellow SUNY campuses from Central New York as we celebrate our latest achievements and showcase the power of SUNY and what it provides for the future of this region,' said President Dr. Davi