Stories

Andy McGuffin '51 would be an impressive athlete at half his age.  by Alex Meril ’07

A mile-long walk in the neighborhood, 50 push-ups, basketball practice at the local YMCA, a five-mile bicycle ride, and 200 sit-ups before bed may seem like an extraordinary exercise regimen for even the most hardened athlete, but for...

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Potter Eric Serritella '85 left corporate America behind to make unique art.
by Khrista Trerotola ’07

Eric Serritella ’85 used to wear suits and suspenders to work; he would travel overseas several times a year and lunch on salmon paté. Today he wears clay-stained T-shirts and jeans to work, commutes six steps to his...

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Therese Forton-Barnes '85 salvages the corpses of storm-ravaged trees to inspire new public art.
by Zeke Wright '07

It was peak season for watching autumn leaves in upstate New York. But on October 13, 2006, a freak snowstorm blanketed the Buffalo area with nearly two feet of snow. The still-leafy trees were particularly...

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Gino Bona '95 dreams up a winning Super Bowl ad.

Coworkers of Gino Bona ’95 describe him as “fearless,” “tenacious,” and “audacious.” Gino once landed a job with ESPN.com by sending a T-shirt with his face on it to the site’s editor. Once he flew 3,000 miles to deliver someone a pizza. And this...

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Using the Second Life online universe as a teaching and marketing tool.   by Zeke Wright ’07

Second Life is no computer game. It’s a “metaverse,” or alternate universe. It exists online, and its population is growing daily. There is no predetermined way to play, and you don’t win or lose. Users do enjoy a...

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