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The HUB 2010 Spring Speaker Series Begins Feb. 2

January 29, 2010 | Press Releases

The HUB 2010 Spring Speaker Series Begins Feb. 2 January 29, 2010 Nadege J. Charles, vice president and talent development manager with JPMorgan Chase & Co., will kick off The HUB 2010 Spring Speaker Series on Tuesday, Feb. 2. The series is sponsored by The HUB—a unique university-industry collaboration founded by Syracuse University and JPMorgan Chase. Charles will speak on Read more

Banjoist, New Yorker Cartoonist Explore Art-Music Intersections

January 27, 2010 | Press Releases

Tunes and ‘Toons: Banjoist Tony Trischka, New Yorker Cartoonist Matthew Diffee Explore Intersections of Art and Music January 25, 2010 Groton, Mass., a town that thrives on its history, probably owes as much to roots music as it does to the American Revolution. Each year, the small New England town transforms itself into Banjo Camp North, attracting hundreds of musicians Read more

Arts Journalism Students to Cover Spoleto Festival

January 25, 2010 | Press Releases

Arts Journalism Students from Newhouse School to Provide Multimedia Coverage of Spoleto Festival USA May 28-June 13 January 25, 2010 The Post and Courier newspaper in Charleston, S.C., has invited the 19 graduate students enrolled in the Goldring Arts Journalism Program in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications to contribute cultural coverage of the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston Read more

SU One of Six Receiving National Judaic Studies Matching Grant

January 25, 2010 | Press Releases

SU One of Six Institutions Receiving National Judaic Studies Matching Grant January 20, 2010 The Judaic Studies Program at Syracuse University has received a $50,000 matching grant from the Foundation for Jewish Culture (FJC) to hire a postdoctoral teaching fellow in fall 2010. The grant is part of the FJC’s Jewish Studies Expansion Program (JSEP), supporting learning and engagement at Read more

Trustee Looks at Political Future of Puerto Rico

January 25, 2010 | Press Releases

SU Trustee Angel Collado-Schwarz Looks at Political Future of Puerto Rico in Jan. 25 Talk January 20, 2010 Syracuse University Trustee Angel Collado-Schwarz ‘74, who has achieved distinction as both a successful businessman and as a passionate promoter of knowledge about Caribbean history and culture, will give a free presentation on prospects of national sovereignty for Puerto Rico on Monday, Read more

State Mental Health Commissioner Hogan to Visit BBI

January 25, 2010 | Press Releases

New York State Mental Health Commissioner Hogan to Visit BBI, Present Lecture to University Community January 21, 2010 New York State Office of Mental Health Commissioner Michael F. Hogan will meet with the leadership of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) on Monday, Jan. 25, and then deliver a public lecture-–”Inclusion, Advocacy and Administration: Is an SU Education Sufficient?”–-from 3-4 p.m. Read more

Whitman Appoints New Director of South Side Innovation Center

January 25, 2010 | Press Releases

Whitman Appoints New Director of South Side Innovation Center January 20, 2010 The Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University has announced the appointment of Robert (Bob) Herz as director of the South Side Innovation Center (SSIC). Herz brings to the SSIC a robust background in New York state’s public and private sectors, including acting as director for the New Read more

Maxwell Faculty Explore American Social Policy

January 13, 2010 | Press Releases

Faculty Members in Maxwell’s Center for Policy Research Explore Hows and Whys of American Social Policy January 12, 2010 Cities are expensive places to do business. Nonetheless, cities tend to be economic hubs regardless of region. Why? “Companies choose cities because the spatial concentration of activity allows them to do business more easily, equivalently at a lower cost despite the Read more

Financial Aid Office Promotes Financial Literacy

January 13, 2010 | Press Releases

SU Financial Aid Office Promotes Financial Literacy Through Innovative Grant Program January 11, 2010 An innovative grant program developed and offered by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs at Syracuse University is educating students to enable them to make smart decisions about money while reducing their educational loan burden. The Money Awareness Program, or MAP, aims to enhance Read more

Maxwell Professors Receive Grant to Study Health Care Costs

January 13, 2010 | Press Releases

Maxwell Professors Receive Grant to Study Health Care Costs January 8, 2010 Two professors from the Maxwell School have been awarded a $278,881 grant from the New York State Health Foundation to identify small area variations in health care among the 10 Hospital Referral Regions (HRRs) within New York state and to study the causes of the variations. The project, Read more

One Korea: How a Collaboration Hints at Peninsula’s Future

January 6, 2010 | Press Releases

One Korea: How a Collaboration in Public Management and Information Technology Hints at Peninsula’s Political Future January 4, 2010 The guests at this informal meal, at Mok Hwa restaurant on South Crouse Avenue, hesitated to mingle. On one side were visiting North Korean computer scientists. They stared across the table at several Maxwell School graduate students, all from South Korea. Read more

Concert to Honor Music Suppressed by the Nazis

January 6, 2010 | Press Releases

‘Recovered Voices’ Concert to Honor Music Suppressed by the Nazis January 5, 2010 The Syracuse University School of Education has partnered with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra (SSO), the SU Oratorio Society and the Syracuse International Film Festival to present a special concert performance, “Recovered Voices: Enduring Masterworks of Composers Almost Silenced by the Nazis,” on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 8 Read more

A Different Lincoln

January 4, 2010 | Press Releases

A Different Lincoln December 21, 2009 Anyone who has seen the Abraham Lincoln statue that anchors the Maxwell courtyard can’t forget it. But who is this Lincoln, and where did he come from? If you are ever in Jersey City, N.J., set your GPS for the corner of JFK Boulevard and Belmont Avenue. But don’t turn onto Belmont. Go the Read more

Efficient New Wireless System Can Save 10 Percent of Bandwidth

January 4, 2010 | Press Releases

Efficient New Wireless System Developed by Syracuse University Scientist Can Save 10 Percent of Bandwidth December 21, 2009 Driven by fast-growing use of smart phones and Internet videos, wireless communication among Americans is expanding so rapidly that a tsunami of megabytes could soon threaten to overwhelm the bandwidth available. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has already auctioned off huge chunks Read more

New Compounds May Control Deadly Fungal Infections

January 4, 2010 | Press Releases

New Compounds May Control Deadly Fungal Infections December 18, 2009 An estimated 25,000 Americans develop severe fungal infections each year, leading to 10,000 deaths despite the use of anti-fungal drugs. The associated cost to the U.S. health care system has been estimated at $1 billion a year. Now two Syracuse University scientists have developed new brominated furanones that exhibit powerful Read more