Our alumni are thoughtful and creative, and they love to speak their minds. Some of them have created blogs to share their insights with the world. Below is a partial listing of alumni blogs. If you would like to be included, please contact us and be sure to give us your name, class year, blog title and URL. Please note, the University and Alumni Association do not control any of the content in the following blogs.
Joseph R Alila, PhD '99, has made a career as a chemist, but found a calling as an author. Since 2007, he has published 11 novels and two epic poems. His themes are influenced by struggles with spirituality, marriage, adjusting to diverse cultures and his world travels.
Frances Andreu '11, also known as Fancy Chang, reviews books at Fancy Reads!
Julian Baldwin '11 is the founder of UNYstartups.com, which covers news and events related to startups and entrepreneurs in New York state.
Elan Barnehama '78, author of the novel Finding Bluefield, writes about writing and random issues and events.
Erica Bohrer '00 blogs at Erica Bohrer's First Grade; she teaches first grade on Long Island, and loves to do "freelance" teacher work (creating products to sell online, writing for Scholastic, and teaching courses).
Michele Boston ’72 and her organization, No Time for Poverty, were building a clinic in Haiti when the earthquake struck in January 2010. Photos and blogs of the volunteers who made medical missions to help the earthquake victims are gathered in an e-book.
Matthew Coleman '11, publishes The Music Court, an eclectic music blog that focuses on new band reviews, 60's music, and a diverse assortment of other music-related topics.
Amy Durant '96 blogs at Lucy's Football, sharing a little bit of everything - current events, theater, books, entertainment, snark, what's going on in her life, humor and open letters.
Brian Frascella '06 is a contributor to the Careers blog on Design News. This post is a top-10 list on how to succeed as "the new guy." He is an engineer at Moog Inc. Search Design News for his name to read more posts.
Tara F. Hall '98 writes in the genres of nonfiction, horror, suspense, erotica, and contemporary and historical paranormal romance. She also blogs about writing.
Adam Gilbert ’05 runs an online coaching service that helps people of all ages, sizes and shapes stick to their diet and exercise plans.
Shannon Hayes ’95 writes about the local food movement and cooking.
Nicole Hunn ’94 shares gluten-free recipes and information on celiac disease. Her son was diagnosed with celiac disease as a baby.
Andrew Kardon '94 has launched JoeShopping.com, a "social shopping" website on which users can compare prices, look for deals, read product reviews and interact with other shoppers to share opinions, offer gift ideas and blog.
Jeff Kaylor '07, magician, has been touring the world for the past two years, performing in more than 180 cities in 13 countries.
Debbie Koenig '87 is a writer specializing in food and parenting. She has a new cookbook, Parents Need to Eat Too, and a blog with recipes and resources.
Edgar Levy '85 documents repairs and modifications he has made to his project guitars at This Old Guitar. Like a fine wine, some musical instruments get better with age. But, sometimes, due to age, neglect and abuse, older guitars need some work and TLC.
Alan Lupiani '88, MBA '91 blogs at artblognyc.com, posting art openings and news about the New York City art community.
Matt Mendelsohn ’85 is a photojournalist, portrait photographer and writer. He tells stories with photos and writes about the stories behind the photos.
Jennifer Miller '89, MBA '91 publishes the blog Creating Career Success, which offers a flexible plan for the world of work.
Darlene Morales '06 is a health coach who blogs about food (check out her back-to-school breakfast), health and wellness at AlignWithNature.net.
Sara Oren ’08 finds foster and permanent homes for dogs in shelters by writing about each dog and posting a photo.
Kwame (Patrick) Marfo '03 urges those who care about Africa to visit his blog and share ideas on how to deal with Africa's great challenges — harnessing its human, financial, physical, social and natural resources — in ways that let the continent realize its potential.
Robyn (Spodek) Schindler '03 has been working with children for nearly a decade and blogs about issues concerning children and teens. Her business, Paint the Stars Art Therapy, offers a creative approach to psychotherapy for children.
Gary Shapiro '77 answers the question "should we be optimistic about the future of innovation in America?"
Michael A. Weiss' 83, author of Confessions of a Professional Hospital Patient, has been battling Crohn’s Disease for almost 30 years and has been hospitalized more than 200 times. He blogs about healthcare and chronic illness at HospitalPatient.com.
Alan Whitford '74 owns and operates RCEuro.com, a website for the recruitment industry across Europe.