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SUNY Potsdam faculty member authors eighth book

Dr. Biman Das, professor of physics at SUNY Potsdam, recently authored his eighth book titled “Student Pocket Companion for Physics for Scientists & Engineers,” which was published by Addison-Wesley in September 2008. The Pocket Companion is designed to be used as a complement to Dr. Douglas C. Giancoli’s “Physics for Scientists and Engineers with Modern Physics.” It is a study guide that explains each section of the book in simple form that covers basic concepts and formulas and summarizes the main principles.

SUNY-PAEG members celebrate 20 years of educating fellow students about HIV & AIDS

Which of these statements sound true and which sound like a myth? If I am HIV-infected, I must inform my roommate, employer, coworker or professors about it. If I am HIV-infected, I cannot use recreational facilities like swimming pools. If I am HIV-infected, I am at greater risk of contracting various infections from my peers than of spreading HIV. How good is our knowledge about HIV facts and myths?

Women's Basketball Weekend Preview

The women’s basketball team begins SUNYAC play this weekend as they go against Geneseo and Brockport. The Geneseo game will be at 6 pm on Friday and the Brockport game will be at 2 pm on Saturday. The Bears are 4-1. They defeated Clarkson on Tuesday night 71-51. Cortney Poirier leads the team in scoring averaging 16.8 points a game and also leads in assists with 14. Rachel Graf is second in points averaging 12.8 and has 13 steals (tied with Poirier for the team lead)

Men's Hockey Weekend Preview

The men’s hockey team continues SUNYAC play with two games this weekend. Friday’s game is against Cortland at 7 pm and Saturday’s game is against Oswego also at 7 pm. The Bears are 3-4-3 (2-2-2 SUNYAC). Potsdam played in the Skidmore Invitational last weekend. They went 1-1 as they lost to Williams College 3-2 and defeated Suffolk 9-1. Connor Treacy leads the team in goals with nine and points with 17. Luke Beck is the assists leader with 10. Cortland is 4-5-1 (2-3-1 SUNYAC). They defeated Brockport 6-4 in their last game. Patrick Palmisano is the leading goal scorer with five.

Women’s Basketball Defeats Clarkson

A 21-1 run early in the second half turned out to be the difference for the women’s basketball team as they went on to defeat Clarkson 71-51 at Alumni Gymnasium. Cortney Poirier (Moira/Bruston-Moira) led all scorers with 17 points, shooting 7-for-16 from the field, and added four assists and four steals. Maureen Curley (Madrid/Madrid-Washington) contributed 14 points and eight rebounds and Molly Krauza (Fredonia/Fredonia) finished with 10 points.

Men’s Basketball Falls to Clarkson

Despite a spirited late run, the men’s basketball team could not overtake red hot Clarkson (5-1) and lost their first game of the year 64-56 at Alumni Gymnasium. Damon Brown (Brooklyn/Port Richmond) led all scorers with 20 points and also had seven rebounds. Rookie Tom Kelso (Ogdensburg/ORA) also scored in double figures for the Bears as he had 14 points to go along with seven rebounds.

Men's Hockey Defeat Suffolk 9-1

Anthony Proteau picked up a hat-trick as he led the SUNY Potsdam Bears in Sunday’s 9-1 victory over the Suffolk Rams in the consolation round of the 2008 Skidmore Tournament. Potsdam was never challenged in Sunday’s action, as Proteau (Montreal, QUE/ St. Jerome Panthers) tallied a goal in each of the three periods. The Bears led 2-0 at the end of the first period, as well as, 7-1 and the end of the second period. Potsdam out-shot the Rams 48-15.

SUNY Potsdam Women Defeat Ithaca College

A last-second SUNY Potsdam field goal by Rachel Graf powered the Bears past the Ithaca Bombers in Sunday night’s 68-66 home victory. The hard-fought contest saw a dozen lead changes times throughout the night with the Bears going into half-time with a 31-27 advantage. The Bombers never backed down and enjoyed a 65-63 lead near the last minute of play. Potsdam battled back to a 66-66 tie before Graf’s shot ripped through the net as the buzzer blew.

SUNY Potsdam Bears and Great Northern Printing Team Up for “Go North Night” at Maxcy Hall

Area Youth Hockey and Basketball Players Invited for Evening Tripleheader. The SUNY Potsdam Athletic Department and local business Great Northern Printing are teaming up for a special “Go North Night” promotion on Friday, December 5th in Maxcy Hall. The Bears host an exciting SUNYAC tripleheader that promises to be a busy and exciting evening for all fans in attendance.

SUNY Potsdam’s Annual High School Science Lab Day

Potsdam High School students (l to r) Abbie Adams, Chelsea Palmer and Natashia Fodar learn how to stain bacteria cells with the help of junior biology major Heather LaVac (standing, left) from Heuvelton during SUNY Potsdam’s annual High School Science Lab Day. The Lab Day introduces high school students from throughout the North Country to geology, biology, chemistry and physics laboratory science at a college level and promotes the sciences as possible majors for college-bound students.


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Alexandra Jacobs Wilke
College Communications
(315) 267-2114