The 2013-2014 FACULTY CHAT SERIES, which successfully showcased SUNY Cobleskill’s many talented faculty in the fall, continues through the Spring 2014 semester at Coby’s, a Café of Distinction, 549 Main Street, Cobleskill. The series is sponsored by the SUNY Cobleskill Offices of the Provost and Vice President for Student Affairs at SUNY Cobleskill as a demonstration of their ongoing commitment to “Real Life, Real Learning.” The series also highlights Coby’s as an integral part of a campus community working to strengthen the region as a whole.

Three monthly “chats” are planned to be held on selected Wednesday evenings from 7:30 -8:15 p.m. during the course of the Spring 2014 semester. The chats will be both informative and interactive, highlighting the exceptional educational opportunities that are available at SUNY Cobleskill. To insure that the needs of both the mind and the body are catered to, Coby’s offers special desserts along with a choice of hot and cold beverages and select wine and beer.

Presentations scheduled for the Spring semester include:

Wednesday, February 12th: Beware the Mighty Microbe
Evolution and the prodigious use of antibiotics have spawned a new generation of microbes that present daunting challenges to today’s microbiologists, chemists, and pharmaceutical engineers who are charged with combating the next pandemic. Noted professor of Biology, Larry Bopp presents an enlightening and sometimes sobering look into the causes, concerns and hopefully, the cures for a new world of infectious diseases.
Wednesday, March 26th: Perfectly, Proffered, Poetry
Nothing draws out the essence, the emotion, the imagery of poetry better than the author. Welcome one of our newest faculty members, Annie Christain as she reads from a body of literature that includes original works and time tested classics along with some provocative new offerings.

Wednesday, April 16th: How GPS Will Help Feed the World
With a global population projected to reach 9 billion people, an enormous amount of food will be necessary to meet the growth in demand. Join distinguished professor of Agricultural Engineering, Bruce Wright and colleague George Wilkinson in an engaging discussion of current developments in the use of GPS systems to maximize food production.