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Syracuse Symposium Presents Expert on Iconography

September 30, 2009 | Press Releases

Syracuse Symposium Presents Expert on Iconography, Visual Culture Oct. 8 September 16, 2009 Syracuse Symposium, whose theme this year is “Light,” continues with a lecture by William J. Thomas (W.J.T.) Mitchell, renowned theorist on iconography and visual culture. Mitchell’s presentation, which is free and open to the public, is Thursday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Syracuse University’s Watson Theater. Read more

New Antimicrobial Webs Developed by SU Researchers

September 30, 2009 | Press Releases

New Antimicrobial Webs Developed by Syracuse University Researchers Sterilize Medical Implants for up to 14 days, Reduce Chance of Infection September 15, 2009 Treatment of hospital-related infections in the United States costs up to $11 billion a year, and about half of those infections are related to medical devices implanted in patients. Until now, efforts to control drug-resistant biofilms on Read more

Distinguished Alumni to be Honored with Arents Awards

September 30, 2009 | Press Releases

Five Distinguished Alumni to be Honored with Arents Awards September 17, 2009 Five distinguished Syracuse University alumni representing excellence in the areas of civil liberties and women’s rights, international business and law, the performing arts, social activism and literature will be honored with George Arents Awards during the University’s new Orange Central celebration. Arents Awards are the University’s highest alumni Read more

Local Residents, Church, Businesses to be Honored

September 15, 2009 | Press Releases

Local Residents, Church, Businesses to be Honored During Near Westside Initiative Annual Meeting Sept. 11 September 10, 2009 The Near Westside Initiative will hand out four “Risk Taker-Dream Maker” awards and one “Groundbreakers” award to local residents, businesses and organizations that have shown commitment to making the Near Westside neighborhood a thriving community or encouraged economic opportunities. This is the Read more

Whitman School Honors ‘Father of Containerization’

September 15, 2009 | Press Releases

Whitman School Honors ‘Father of Containerization’ September 8, 2009 On Oct. 6, the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University will host the 60th anniversary of the Harry E. Salzberg Memorial Program, an annual celebration of achievements in supply chain management. The recipient of this year’s Salzberg Medallion Concept Award is the late Malcom McLean, a legendary American entrepreneur who Read more

Major Grant Bolsters Middle Eastern Studies Program

September 15, 2009 | Press Releases

Major Grant Bolsters Interdisciplinarity of SU’s Middle Eastern Studies Program September 8, 2009 Syracuse University’s Middle Eastern Studies Program (MESP) is the recipient of a prestigious $179,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s International Education Programs Service (IEPS). The grant will be used to expand and strengthen SU’s growing Middle Eastern minor, the new undergraduate major in Middle Eastern Read more

Biden Leads Middle Class Task Force Meeting at SU

September 15, 2009 | Press Releases

Biden Leads Middle Class Task Force Meeting at SU September 9, 2009 Vice President of the United States Joseph R. Biden Jr., L‘68 today led a meeting of the White House Task Force on Middle Class Families focused on college access and affordability. The vice president was joined by Secretary of Treasury Timothy Geithner, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, SU Read more

NY Sen. Malcolm Smith Announces $1 million State Funding

September 15, 2009 | Press Releases

NY Sen. Malcolm Smith Announces $1 million State Funding for Say Yes to Education Initiative and Blodgett Middle School Renovation Project September 8, 2009 New York State Senate President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith will visit Syracuse Wednesday to announce a $1 million grant from New York State in support of the Say Yes to Education initiative. Sen. Smith will Read more

U.S. Secretary of Education Duncan to Visit Dr. King School

September 15, 2009 | Press Releases

U.S. Secretary of Education Duncan to Visit Dr. King Magnet School Wednesday September 8, 2009 U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will visit Dr. King Magnet School, 416 Raynor Ave. in Syracuse, following the meeting of the White House Task Force on Middle Class Families on the Syracuse University campus Wednesday. Secretary Duncan’s visit will provide an exciting opportunity to Read more

SU to Host Vice President for Forum on College Affordability

September 15, 2009 | Press Releases

Syracuse University to Host Vice President Biden, Education Secretary Duncan, Treasury Secretary Geithner for Forum on College Access and Affordability Monday, September 7, 2009 Vice President of the United States Joseph R. Biden Jr. LAW ‘68 will visit Syracuse University on Wednesday, Sept. 9, to chair the next meeting of the White House Task Force on Middle Class Families. The Read more

Second Kameshwar C. Wali Lecture to Feature Black Holes

September 15, 2009 | Press Releases

Second Annual Kameshwar C. Wali Lecture in the Sciences and Humanities to Feature Black Holes September 3, 2009 Janna Levin, critically acclaimed author and professor of physics and astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University, will present “Black Holes Sing” at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Life Sciences Complex Auditorium, Room 001. The lecture is free and open Read more

Research by SU Biologist Cited for Excellence

September 15, 2009 | Press Releases

Research by Syracuse University Biologist Cited for Excellence by Major Scientific Journal September 3, 2009 A research paper by Syracuse University biologist Michael Cosgrove, assistant professor in The College of Arts and Sciences, was designated as the Paper of the Week in the Sept. 4 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC), published by the American Society for Biochemistry Read more

Human Rights Film Festival Presents Documentaries

September 15, 2009 | Press Releases

Human Rights Film Festival Presents Documentaries September 2, 2009 Illuminating Oppression: 7th Annual Human Rights Film Festival will open Thursday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. with Behind Forgotten Eyes. Directed by Anthony Gilmore, the film examines the forgotten casualties of World War II—Korean women who were abducted and forced into a brutal and systematic form of sexual slavery by the Read more

Michael D. Veley Endowed Scholarship Fund Established

September 15, 2009 | Press Releases

Michael D. Veley Endowed Scholarship Fund Established September 1, 2009 Citing his lifelong example of hard work, dedication and philanthropy as the foundation by which countless students will measure their future success, the Michael D. Veley Endowed Scholarship has been created to support undergraduate students at Syracuse University in the College of Human Ecology’s Department of Sport Management. The fund Read more

Free Workshops Focus on Entrepreneurship and Commercialization

September 15, 2009 | Press Releases

Free Workshop Series Focuses on Entrepreneurship and Commercialization September 1, 2009 Enitiative and the Office of Technology Transferand Industrial Development at Syracuse University are sponsoring the “Innovation to Market Workshop Series,” which focuses on teaching entrepreneurs how to protect their intellectual property assets. Workshops are free and open to the public. The next workshop in the series will be held Read more