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Artificial Intelligence Comes to Fisher Image generated by AI with the prompt, What does AI in higher education look like?

04/03/2024 - The field of artificial intelligence (AI) has been around for decades, with some of the early work dating back to the 1950s. Largely the stuff of sci-fi movies and TV shows throughout the late 20th century, AI now is embedded in our daily lives in things like Amazon and Netflix recommendations, face ID on cell phones, and banking alerts based on prior purchases, just to name a few examples.

March First Friday Lecture Explores the AI Revolution Katie Sabourin

02/16/2024 - Learn about the dynamic integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in higher education during the March First Friday Lecture, led by Katie Sabourin, assistant vice president for digital learning at St. John Fisher University.

“Fisher Then and Now: 75 Years of Transformation” Exhibit Opens Alumni Weekend An exhibit celebrates Fisher's 75-year history.

09/14/2023 - Alumni young and old, as well as current members of the campus community, can take a walk down memory lane in the “Fisher Then and Now: 75 Years of Transformation” exhibit.

Campus Enhancements Continue Through Summer Months A rendering of Fisher's new Blackbox Theater in Murphy Hall.

07/11/2023 - Though summer is traditionally considered a quieter time on most college campuses, at Fisher, it is a time to move forward with campus enhancements – both on the exterior and interior of various campus spaces. From academics to athletics, roofing to flooring, and everything in between, students will return in less than two months to some completed and ongoing projects.

Fisher Among Institutions to Receive Grant to Mark Courses Featuring Open Educational Resources Aerial view of St. John Fisher University's campus in the fall.

05/16/2023 - The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) recently announced that St. John Fisher University is among four selected independent institutions in the Northeast participating in the Open Education Course Marking Grant, a new 15-month initiative to support institutions in the expansion of student awareness and use of no-cost learning materials.

The Future is Bright(space) Logo: D2L Brightspace

04/21/2023 - The DePeters Family Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence and the Office of Information Technology have been hard at work ensuring the transition from Blackboard to Brightspace goes as smoothly as possible, preparing for the launch of Brightspace for summer 2023 courses this May.

Fisher to Add 3D Technology to New Nursing Curriculum A student works on a mannequin in the nursing SIM Center.

01/30/2023 - The Wegmans School of Nursing at St. John Fisher University will pilot immersive 3D learning within its nursing curriculum, thanks to a $500,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation.

Grant Funds Renovation of Education Classroom One of the newly renovated classrooms in Basil Hall.

01/26/2023 - A $150,000 grant from the George I. Alden Trust will support the renovation of a classroom in the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education into an innovative, active learning space.

Fisher Celebrates Apple Distinguished Schools Designation Randy M. '75 and Susan White, Katie Sabourin, Eileen Lynd-Balta, and Kevin Railey.

11/23/2022 - On Tuesday, Nov. 15, members of the St. John Fisher University community gathered to celebrate its recent recognition as an Apple Distinguished School.

Classroom Named in Honor of Alumnus Marty Keating ’75 and Jake Latchman

11/03/2022 - On Friday, Oct. 28, St. John Fisher University dedicated a classroom named for alumnus, trustee, and longtime donor, Marty Keating ’75.

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