Category: Blogging

Do you or someone you know love LEGO®? Then this event is for you!

Join SUNY Geneseo students and members of the Rochester Lego Users Group in exploring and creating with Lego® bricks!

Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 11:00am – 1:00pm (registration from 10:30-11:00)

SUNY Geneseo, Milne Library, TERC area  CLICK FOR MAP

Members of the Rochester Lego Users Group will introduce basic concepts in Lego® design and showcase some of their creations.  Attendees will get a chance to build their own creations, and explore physical and digital Lego® design. SUNY Geneseo students will be lending a hand to help younger enthusiasts in designing and creating their projects, however, parents must stay with children during the event.

This is the latest in several planned joint SUNY Geneseo and Community events involving LEGO® designed to bridge the gaps of fun and learning with students and families!

This event is FREE and open to anyone interested in Lego® creation and NO experience required!

For more information or to RSVP (not required!), please email Michelle Costello (!


Get Reviewing!

SUNY Geneseo is can’t-turn-the-pages-fast-enough-excited to launch NaRMo: National Book Review Month – one day into February and already many have heeded the call to @getreviewing!
NaRMoLytton Smith, a faculty member in the English Department here at SUNY Geneseo, has participated in National Novel Writing Months and National Poetry Writing Months, and is thrilled to see the products of such intensive generative cycles.

But where, he asks, is the space to review all this great contemporary writing?

We’re constantly hearing, for example, about the “death” of poetry, or of experimental writing, or the short-story, or books themselves. As Chrissy Montelli, writing on the Gandy Dancer blog (the SUNY system’s literary magazine) put it: “if you have to keep declaring, over and over, that poetry is dead, it can’t actually be dead.” The reason for repeated attempts to cremate the literary arts often boils down to lack of awareness: the writers of such articles haven’t found the scintillating contemporary writing that would convince them to put down pen, shrug off  misanthropy, and settle down to read some amazing writing, about which they could then write.

That amazing writing is out there, and NaRMo will provide readers with ways to find it, and reviewers with an excuse to shout it from the virtual rooftops.

NaRMo is a grass-roots organization, based at SUNY Geneseo, and dedicated to increasing the number of book reviews of writers from all styles and backgrounds during the month of February. A collaboration between SUNY Geneseo’s English Department and Milne Library, NaRMo intends to link readers through book reviews and to help initiate conversation about books from an assortment of genres including children’s books, drama, non-fiction, fiction and poetry. This is the first year NaRMo is up and running, and we encourage everyone to get reading and get reviewing! Whether it’s through the official NaRMo site, via a literary journal, or on an online store: post a review of a recent book you want the world to know about.

Please join in, whether on the NaRMo websiteTwitterFacebook, or in whatever part of the internet or the physical world makes sense to you: reviews on online retailers, notecards in people’s mailboxes, letters to friends.



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Currently, Milne has a meager 301 followers and we want more. How long will it take to get to 500? Can we make it to 1,000? Give us a hand and like our page… and then invite your friends!
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Oh, and if you’re so inclined… don’t forget to nominate Milne Library as Library of the Year!

Blogging about peer reviewed research

A growing number of scientists are blogging. Amid posts about the tenure process, stories about recent science-related events, and the need to teach science effectively, scientists are taking time to analyze and thoughtfully discuss recently published peer-reviewed articles.

The question becomes – how do you know when this is happening, and how can you purposely seek out these types of blog posts?

The answer is the Blogging about peer reviewed research icon, now available from

In addition to easily identifying posts about peer reviewed research, the icon also makes it possible to aggregate these posts from around the blogosphere. At the moment, these posts can be found at this Technorati search page, and further aggregation efforts will appear soon.

(Incidentally, I’m not using the the icon here because I’m not actually talking about peer research, and I don’t want to confuse people. You’ll have to follow this link to see the icon.)

If you are looking for research ideas, or are wondering about how the science community is reacting to a recent paper, check out these posts.