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Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Designated ‘Best Practice’

February 26, 2009 | Press Releases

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities Receives National ‘Best Practice’ Designation Tuesday, February 24, 2009 The Army Community Covenant (ACC) program of the Department of the Army has recognized the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities Program (EBV) as a “National Best Practice” in serving soldiers and their families. The ACC is a Secretary of the Army initiative designed to Read more

University Lectures Series Welcomes Biomimicry Expert

February 26, 2009 | Press Releases

University Lectures Series Welcomes Biologist, Biomimicry Expert Janine Benyus on March 3 Wednesday, February 25, 2009 Natural sciences writer and innovation consultant Janine Benyus envisions solar cells that mimic leaves, agriculture that models a prairie, and businesses that run like redwood forests. These kinds of sustainable solutions, created by emulating nature’s designs and processes, are imagined within biomimicry, which Benyus Read more

Mellon CNY Humanities Corridor Examines Indian Independence

February 24, 2009 | Press Releases

Mellon CNY Humanities Corridor Examines Role of Visual Arts During Quest for Indian Independence, March 27 at Syracuse University Friday, February 20, 2009 Visual depiction of the quest for Indian independence is the subject of a lecture by international film scholar Priya Jaikumar. Her presentation, “Insurgent and Location Shots: Destruction and the Visual Productions of Place with the Indian Rebellion Read more

COMTEK Offers Cash Prizes for Salsa Cooking Contest

February 24, 2009 | Press Releases

Syracuse Community Test Kitchen Offers Cash Prizes for Salsa Cooking Contest Friday, February 20, 2009 The Syracuse Community Test Kitchen (COMTEK), located at the South Side Innovation Center (SSIC), is celebrating its first-year anniversary by holding a cooking contest, open to members of the public 18 years or older. Food professionals, chefs, food writers, home economists who create recipes for Read more

Frontiers of Science Lecture to Explore Physics of Jamming

February 24, 2009 | Press Releases

Frontiers of Science Lecture to Explore Physics of Jamming Wednesday, February 18, 2009 The second installment of the Spring 2009 Frontiers of Science Lecture Series will feature assistant professor of physics Jennifer Schwarz presenting “Jamming in Granular Materials” Wednesday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Gifford Auditorium, located in Huntington Beard Crouse Hall. The lecture is free and open to Read more

Belfer Offers Historic Cylinder Sound Recordings on Web

February 24, 2009 | Press Releases

Belfer Cylinders Digital Connection Offers Historic Cylinder Sound Recordings on the Web Wednesday, February 18, 2009 Syracuse University Library’s Belfer Audio Archive now offers Web access to its collection of cylinder sound recordings. Cylinders were the earliest form of commercially produced sound recordings, popular from the late 1880s through the 1920s. Belfer’s collection of 22,000 cylinders represents 12,000 unique titles Read more

Class of 2009 Revives Tradition of Senior Class Philanthropy

February 23, 2009 | Press Releases

Syracuse University Class of 2009 Revives Tradition of Senior Class Philanthropy February 23, 2009 For the first time in nearly 14 years, SU’s senior class is joining together to give to Syracuse University. The 2009 Senior Class Giving campaign is being facilitated by the Class Council of 2009, an organization committed to promoting unity among SU’s senior class. The primary Read more

Humanities Corridor Presents ‘Music and Spectacle’ Series

February 20, 2009 | Press Releases

Mellon CNY Humanities Corridor Presents ‘Music and Spectacle’ Series at Eastman and Syracuse, March 2-5 Wednesday, February 18, 2009 The Musicology/Music History Cluster of the Mellon Central New York Humanities Corridor–a large-scale partnership with Syracuse University, Cornell University and the University of Rochester sponsored by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation–is presenting a series of regional events titled “Music and Spectacle: Read more

Syracuse’s 15th Ward to Be Focus of Events

February 13, 2009 | Press Releases

Syracuse’s 15th Ward to Be Focus of Events Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Two upcoming events at Syracuse University will pay tribute to Syracuse’s 15th Ward, a predominantly Jewish and African American neighborhood destroyed in the late 1950s and early 1960s through urban renewal, the construction of Interstate 81 and the expansion of Upstate Medical Center (now SUNY Upstate Medical University). Read more

Researcher Rodriguez to Kick Off Spring 2009 University Lectures

February 9, 2009 | Press Releases

Eloy Rodriguez, Researcher of Natural Medicines, Advocate for Underrepresented Populations, to Kick Off Spring 2009 University Lectures Thursday, February 5, 2009 As a professor and researcher at Cornell University, Eloy Rodriguez is studying and developing novel biomedicines from plants and arthropods to treat major health disparities, such as breast and pancreatic cancer and Type 2 diabetes. Rodriguez will speak on Read more

New Play Workshop Program to Showcase Work of SU Alumni

February 6, 2009 | Press Releases

New Play Workshop Program to Showcase Work of SU Alumni Tuesday, February 3, 2009 Now in its third year, the New Play Workshop Program in the Department of Drama at Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) will present a public workshop performance of “Falling to Earth,” a new musical by alumni Tom Gualtieri ’90 (B.F.A. in musical Read more

SU Named to 2008 President’s Community Service Honor Roll

February 6, 2009 | Press Releases

SU Named to 2008 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction Wednesday, February 4, 2009 For the third consecutive year, Syracuse University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, and is one of only nine institutions in New York state to receive the award with distinction. The honor roll, launched in 2006, recognizes Read more

DiVerniero kicks off JPMorgan Chase & Co. Spring Speaker Series

February 3, 2009 | Press Releases

Ellen DiVerniero kicks off JPMorgan Chase & Co. 2009 Spring Speaker Series at Syracuse University Feb. 4 Friday, January 30, 2009 JPMorgan Chase & Co. opens its 2009 Spring Speaker Series at Syracuse University with Ellen DiVerniero, JPMorgan Chase managing director and global head of talent sourcing and development, on Wednesday, Feb. 4, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Lundgren Room Read more

COMTEK Helps Launch Local Chocolate Jewelry Business

February 3, 2009 | Press Releases

Syracuse Community Test Kitchen Helps Launch Local Chocolate Jewelry Business Thursday, January 29, 2009 A year ago, opening her own business to sell edible chocolate jewelry seemed like nothing more than a pipe dream to Stacey VanWaldick, a resident of Oswego, N.Y. But after VanWaldick spent time at the Syracuse Community Test Kitchen (COMTEK), located in Syracuse University’s South Side Read more

John Fox to Establish Endowed Professorship at LCS

February 2, 2009 | Press Releases

John Fox, a 1992 graduate of Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, carries with him an important value that his mother instilled in him–to put things back the way he found them. It is a value that forms the foundation of the work that Fox does today. As president and CEO of Innovation Fuels, a leading U.S. biodiesel manufacturer Read more