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SUNY Upstate, SU to Offer Joint M.P.H. Degree

October 30, 2008 | Press Releases

SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse University to Offer Joint Master of Public Health Degree Thursday, October 30, 2008 SUNY Upstate Medical University and Syracuse University are joining forces to offer a master of public health degree program beginning in fall 2009 that is the first of its kind in Central New York and the first jointly offered by the two Read more

SU Researchers Discover New Way to Attack Leukemia

October 30, 2008 | Press Releases

Syracuse University Researchers Discover New Way to Attack Some Forms of Leukemia Tuesday, October 28, 2008 Each year, some 29,000 adults and 2,000 children are diagnosed with leukemia, a form of cancer that is caused by the abnormal production of white blood cells in the bone marrow. Current treatments rely primarily on killing the cancer cells, which also destroys normal Read more

Student Volunteers to Assist Say Yes to Education Program

October 29, 2008 | Press Releases

Student Volunteers Train to Assist Say Yes to Education Program Thursday, October 23, 2008 The Syracuse Say Yes to Education program held its first training session for more than 80 Syracuse University student volunteers at the Inn Complete on South Campus on Saturday, Oct. 18. The students will assist with an after-school program being launched in the Syracuse City School Read more

Burton Blatt Institute Creates Public Learning Campaign

October 24, 2008 | Press Releases

Burton Blatt Institute Creates Public Learning Campaign to Challenge Perceptions Toward Individuals with Disabilities Wednesday, October 22, 2008 Peter Blanck, chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University, has announced the creation of a public learning campaign to challenge negative perceptions about the ability of individuals with disabilities. “It is our intention to bring together expertise from various Read more

BBI Awarded $4.7 Million for Disability Learning Consortium

October 17, 2008 | Press Releases

Burton Blatt Institute Awarded $4.7 Million for Disability Learning Consortium Thursday, October 16, 2008 The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) of the U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $4.7 million, five-year grant to the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) of Syracuse University to manage the Region IV Technical Assistance and Continuing Education (TACE) Learning Consortium in eight southeastern states: Alabama, Florida, Read more

A Celebration of the Life Sciences at Syracuse University

October 17, 2008 | Press Releases

A Celebration of the Life Sciences at Syracuse University Monday, October 13, 2008 Syracuse University will dedicate its new Life Sciences Complex with a series of events on Nov. 6 and 7, including a keynote address by one of the nation’s foremost scientists—J. Craig Venter, a pioneer in decoding the human genome. The 230,000-square-foot facility positions SU at the forefront Read more

Internship Program Keeps Engineering Talent Local

October 17, 2008 | Press Releases

Renaissance Internship Program Keeps Engineering Talent Local Monday, October 13, 2008 Since 2000, local technology companies and graduate students from the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science (LCS) at Syracuse University have been reaping the benefits of the Renaissance Internship Program. On Oct. 15, Syracuse University will host an event to celebrate the expanded Renaissance Internship program, and Read more

Syracuse University Announces Gift Challenge Program for New Faculty Endowments

October 13, 2008 | Press Releases

To ensure Syracuse University’s ability to attract and retain world-class educators in a competitive market, the SU Board of Trustees has allocated $30 million from the University’s endowment for a new Faculty Today program, a gift challenge initiative created to encourage donors to endow faculty chairs and professorships. Designed to accelerate the University’s ability to recruit and retain world-class faculty, Read more

First Fellowships for Freelance Legal Reporting Awarded

October 10, 2008 | Press Releases

SU’s Newhouse School Awards First Fellowships for Freelance Legal Reporting Thursday, October 9, 2008 Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications has announced the first round of winners in the Carnegie/Newhouse School Legal Reporting Fellowships. The new fellowship program supports freelance journalists reporting on legal issues, awarding four of them $3,000 each and providing Newhouse journalism students as paid Read more

Bashe Named SU’s National Annual Giving Chair

October 10, 2008 | Press Releases

Larry Bashe Named Syracuse University’s National Annual Giving Chair Thursday, October 2, 2008 Larry Bashe ’66, G’68 of Plainfield, N.J., has been named Syracuse University’s national annual giving chair for 2008-09. He assumes this key volunteer post from Wally Bobkiewicz G’89, president of the National Alumni Association Board and the first annual giving chair in the University’s recent history. “We Read more

Architecture Announces Finalists for Green Housing Competition

October 9, 2008 | Press Releases

School of Architecture Announces Finalists for Green Housing Competition Tuesday, October 7, 2008 Syracuse University School of Architecture, in partnership with the Syracuse CoE and Home HeadQuarters Inc., has announced the finalists for “From the Ground Up: Innovative Green Homes.” The goal of the competition is to foster the most advanced thinking about design, sustainability and cost-effective building practices for Read more

VPA Announces Named Professorships

October 1, 2008 | Press Releases

College of Visual and Performing Arts Announces Named Professorships for Shapiro, Ingram and Clark Monday, September 29, 2008 Three faculty members in Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) are new recipients of named professorships in the college. Owen Shapiro, professor of film in the Department of Transmedia, has been named the Maurice E. Shaffer and Dorothea I. Read more

O’Leary Named to New Maxwell School Chair

October 1, 2008 | Press Releases

O’Leary Named to New Maxwell School Chair Monday, September 22, 2008 Professor of public administration Rosemary O’Leary has been named the inaugural occupant of the Howard and Louise Phanstiel Chair in Strategic Management and Leadership at the Maxwell School. The Phanstiel Chair was established by a $5 million gift from Maxwell School Advisory Board Member Howard Phanstiel and his wife, Read more