Browse Exhibits (2 total)
At the 1849 commencement of the Geneva College of Medicine, Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to complete a formal course of medical study in America, vowed "It shall be the effort of my life, with the help of the Most High, to shed honour on my diploma". Dr. Blackwell spent the remainder of her days working tirelessly to advance the role of women in medicine. She labored on two continents, and in multiple countries, to advance the cause of women, who she felt were naturally inclined to the role of physician. This exhibit, completed to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of her birth, examines her efforts; the triumphs, challenges, and sacrifices made by a pioneer in the history of medicine.
This virtual exhibition provides a look at the fine art portraits found in the SUNY Upstate Portrait Collection. Biographical information for the subjects is provided along with the name of the portrait artist. The University’s Portrait Collection features individuals of prominence in the history of Upstate dating back to the days of the Geneva and Syracuse University Colleges of Medicine. The subjects of these portraits include administrators, faculty, and alumni whose work serves as an inspiration to the Upstate Community. The portraits are indicative of the culture of the University over time and serve as vignettes of the University’s priorities throughout its history.