Best-selling author James Patterson has written more than 100 books, but has said he was a reluctant reader as a child. It wasn't until college, when he could read what interested him, that he found its joy. Now, Patterson has created a scholarship program in the Ella Cline Shear School of Education to support aspiring teachers in promoting the importance of literacy in education.
This year, Geneseo’s physics and astronomy department is celebrating 50 years, with more students in the major than ever —220. In 1963, there were just three.Popularity of the discipline at Geneseo is reflected in recently compiled data by the American Institute of Physics. Geneseo's Department of Physics and Astronomy awarded more bachelor's degrees in physics during the 2011-12 academic year than any other physics departments in the country in which a bachelor's is the highest physics degree offered.