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Archive for December 2010

Belfer Archive Awarded $505,000 Grant from Mellon Foundation

December 22, 2010 | Press Releases

Belfer Archive Awarded $505,000 Grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation December 21, 2010 The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $505,000 to Syracuse University to support the positions of director and sound archivist for Syracuse University Library’s Belfer Audio Laboratory and Archive. The library will work closely with The College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Visual and Performing Read more

Researchers’ New Ideas Enhance Wind Turbine Efficiency

December 22, 2010 | Press Releases

Syracuse University Researchers Contribute New Ideas to Enhance Efficiency of Wind Turbines December 17, 2010 Engineers at SU’s L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science collaborate with University of Minnesota on new intelligent systems and grooved designs One issue confronting the efficiency of wind as a promising renewable energy source is the wind itself—specifically, its changeability. While the aerodynamic Read more

Commitment to High-Quality Care Inspires $3.5 Million Gift

December 16, 2010 | Press Releases

Commitment to High-Quality Care, Safety Inspires $3.5 Million Naming Gift toward New Child Care and Community Education Center December 16, 2010 Continuing their unwavering commitment to the safety and well-being of children in child care settings and strong advocacy for training early childhood professionals, Syracuse University alumnus John D. Reilly III ’69, G’70 and his wife, Patricia M. Reilly, have Read more

Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Launch Nearly 50 Businesses

December 16, 2010 | Press Releases

Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Launch Nearly 50 Businesses in Onondaga County December 14, 2010 Armed with the knowledge and skills she acquired through Start-Up NY and a range of entrepreneurship resources she received as part of Syracuse University’s Inclusive Entrepreneurship™ initiative, Della Brown, a Syracuse native, has transformed her business ideas into reality. “Starting my own eatery would not have been Read more

iSchool Students Create Digital Media

December 16, 2010 | Press Releases

iSchool Students Create Digital Media for Local Community Organizations for Course Project December 14, 2010 Syracuse University School of Information Studies senior Aaron Quiah ’11 said he has learned a lot about applying technology and policy to problems through his semester-long projects at the iSchool. However, this semester in IST 400, “Digital Content Creation for Communities,” he gained something more. Read more

College of Human Ecology to Offer New M.S.

December 16, 2010 | Press Releases

College of Human Ecology to Offer New M.S. in Child & Family Health in the Global Community   December 13, 2010 Beginning in August 2011, the College of Human Ecology will begin offering a master of science in Child & Family Health in the Global Community, a 36-credit hour graduate program that will be a key component of the educational Read more

SU Biophysicist Receives 2010 NSF CAREER Award

December 15, 2010 | Press Releases

Syracuse University Biophysicist Receives 2010 NSF CAREER Award for Work on Cell Membranes December 7, 2010 Martin B. Forstner, a biophysicist in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, received a prestigious, five-year, $795,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) Award to further his research in understanding how the laws of physics influence the organization, structure and function Read more

NWSI Hosts Dec. 16 Open House

December 15, 2010 | Press Releases

NWSI Hosts Dec. 16 Open House to Celebrate Renovation of First Large-Scale Commercial/Residential Project December 7, 2010 The Near Westside Initiative (NWSI) will host a holiday celebration and open house on Thursday, Dec. 16, from 5:30-7 p.m. to celebrate the completed renovation of the former Lincoln Supply Warehouse, now called the Lincoln Building. The event will take place on the Read more

SU Receives $3.4 Million NSF Grant

December 15, 2010 | Press Releases

SU Receives $3.4 Million NSF Grant to Ensure Greater Presence of Women STEM Faculty December 7, 2010 Syracuse University is one of seven universities funded by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) 2010 ADVANCE competition. SU will receive a five-year, $3.4 million grant to ensure that women faculty in science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) fields have a greater presence at Read more

Syracuse Architecture Repeats in No. 2 Spot

December 15, 2010 | Press Releases

Syracuse Architecture Repeats in No. 2 Spot December 6, 2010 For the second consecutive year, the Syracuse University School of Architecture undergraduate program has been ranked No. 2 in the nation by DesignIntelligence, the bimonthly journal of the Design Futures Council. The annual rankings are based on a professional practice survey completed by leading architecture and design firms, as well Read more

iSchool Students Present Ideas to MLB Advanced Media

December 15, 2010 | Press Releases

iSchool Students Successfully Present Ideas to MLB Advanced Media December 6, 2010 Twenty-four Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) students faced the wee hours of the morning of Thursday, Nov. 18, to travel to New York City as part of the MLB.com University Challenge, a contest set up by the iSchool and MLB Advanced Media. Twenty of the students, Read more

Syracuse Biomaterials Institute Dedicated

December 15, 2010 | Press Releases

Syracuse Biomaterials Institute Dedicated on the Syracuse University Campus December 3, 2010 Syracuse University today dedicated the Syracuse Biomaterials Institute (SBI), in Bowne Hall, a state-of-the art interdisciplinary research facility that will focus on research in biomaterials, smart medical devices and biological/tissue-engineered constructs. SU Chancellor and President Nancy Cantor; Eric Spina, vice chancellor and provost; Laura J. Steinberg, dean of Read more

SU, Congolese, Syracuse Stage Present New Theater Piece

December 2, 2010 | Press Releases

SU, Congolese Community, Syracuse Stage Present New Documentary Theater Piece December 1, 2010 Syracuse University, in association with the Congolese community of Syracuse, Syracuse Stage and Ping Chong & Company, will present three public workshop performances of “Cry for Peace: Voices from the Congo,” a new and riveting piece of documentary theater based on interviews with members of the local Read more

SU Students Beautify Park with Public Art Project

December 2, 2010 | Press Releases

SU Students Beautify Park with Public Art Project November 30, 2010 Into the darkness they rush, fully loaded with bundles of fabric, yarn of all colors and limitless imagination. Under the night’s cover, the yarn bombers make their mark at parks and train stations, on trees and fences, before retreating in silence to plan their next strike. Last semester, guided Read more

WorkKeys Center Elevates Skill Level of Incumbent Workers

December 2, 2010 | Press Releases

WorkKeys Center at SU Elevates Skill Level of Incumbent Workers November 30, 2010 Seeking refuge from ongoing military conflicts in their home country of Sudan, Mary Mayom and her five children spent eight years in refugee camps in Kenya and Nairobi before coming to the United States through the United Nations Refugee Agency. Mayom and her family arrived in Connecticut Read more