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Traub lecture to kick off 2011-12 Ray Smith Symposium

August 31, 2011 | Press Releases

August 31, 2011 Valerie Traub, the Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of English and Women’s Studies and chair of women’s studies at the University of Michigan, will lead off the 2011-12 Ray Smith Symposium with her lecture “Shakespeare’s Sex,” Sept. 8-9 on the Syracuse University campus. The history of queer sexuality is the subject of the 2011-12 Ray Smith Symposium Read more

Andrew Mellon Foundation commits $1 million for Phase II of CNY Humanities Corridor

August 29, 2011 | Press Releases

The Central New York Humanities Corridor—an interdisciplinary partnership among Syracuse University, Cornell University and the University of Rochester focused on enhancing scholarship in the humanities—has received a second award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in the amount of $1 million over three years. This renewed support will allow the Corridor to foster new connections among faculty, students, programs and Read more

Human Rights Film Festival brings compelling new films to Syracuse Sept. 15-17

August 25, 2011 | Press Releases

August 25, 2011 Members of the Syracuse University and Central New York communities will have an opportunity to view award-winning films from around the world during “Illuminating Oppression: 9th Annual Human Rights Film Festival,” Thursday, Sept. 15, through Saturday, Sept. 17. This three-day festival is part of Syracuse Symposium 2011: Identity, and is presented by the SU Humanities Center and Read more

Digital Witness Symposium explores power of the archive for human rights media

August 25, 2011 | Press Releases

August 25, 2011 Following its successful inauguration at last year’s Illuminating Oppression: 8th Annual Human Rights Film Festival, the Digital Witness Symposium returns this year on Friday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3. This year’s symposium, funded by the Digital Humanities research cluster of the Central New York Humanities Corridor, focuses on the Read more

Rylaxing LLC team returns to SU to put scholarship into action

August 22, 2011 | Press Releases

August 22, 2011 As incoming freshmen take their first steps on campus this August, four Syracuse University graduates return for an extra year of school as part of the Kauffman Entrepreneurship Engagement Fellowship (KEEF) program. Fellows participate in local projects or ventures that incorporate the principles of SU’s Scholarship in Action vision, allowing them to explore innovative ways to help Read more

‘Stampede.It’ takes first place at Syracuse Student Sandbox Demo Day

August 18, 2011 | Press Releases

August 18, 2011 Seventeen teams of students and recent graduates from nine colleges across Upstate New York pitched their startup businesses Aug. 17 at the Syracuse Student Sandbox Demo Day at the Syracuse Tech Garden. The Syracuse Student Sandbox is an incubator that helps aspiring young entrepreneurs move their ventures from the idea phase to a viable company. The Sandbox Read more

When life gives you lemons … make a lemonade stand! Whitman hosts ninth annual Entrepreneur’s Bootcamp beginning Oct. 8

August 18, 2011 | Press Releases

August 18, 2011 When you were a kid growing up, you dreamed big. Your imagination ran wild and no idea was unattainable. As we age, we tend to lose that “entrepreneurial” spirit and the creativity that once drove us to create basement fort masterpieces or the neighborhood’s most profitable lemonade stand. The need to hold a steady job and pay Read more

New Connective Corridor branding package introduced at Community Folk Art Center

August 11, 2011 | Press Releases

August 11, 2011 The Community Folk Art Center (CFAC), located at 805 E. Genesee St., is set to get a signature facelift Thursday, Aug. 18, and Friday, Aug. 19. Once completed, CFAC will be the first building on the Connective Corridor to showcase new signage branding the district. The project is funded by the Façade Improvement Program (FIP) through Empire Read more

SU’s Ray Smith Symposium explores history of queer sexuality

August 9, 2011 | Press Releases

August 9, 2011 The history of queer sexuality is the subject of the 2011-12 Ray Smith Symposium presented by The College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University. The symposium, “Sex and Power from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment,” runs from September to April and features keynote lectures and the Ray Smith-HC Mini-Seminar Series by eight visiting scholars. All Read more

New initiative from VPA, the Araca Group fosters emerging theater artists’ entrepreneurial spirit

August 9, 2011 | Press Releases

Up-and-coming theater artists anxiously awaiting their big break in the industry now have a new way to enhance their professional development. The Araca Project, a new initiative of the Department of Drama in Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), and the Araca Group, one of New York City’s leading entertainment production and merchandising companies, gives selected theater Read more

Inaugural book by community press gives voice to Westside residents

August 9, 2011 | Press Releases

August 9, 2011 The Gifford Street Community Press, a Syracuse-based community press, has announced the publication of “HOME: Journeys into the Westside,” an exploration of the diversity and rich cultural heritage of Syracuse’s Westside neighborhood through the voices of its residents. The publication will be celebrated during an invitation-only event from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 17 in the Café Read more

Syracuse University’s veteran resources highlighted by White House

August 5, 2011 | Press Releases

August 5, 2011 Following a public appearance at the Washington Navy Yardthis morning, President Barack Obama and the White House acknowledged in a press release the importance of the support and resources that Syracuse University’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV), Women Veterans Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) and newly established Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) Read more

Student entrepreneurs showcase their companies Aug. 17

August 5, 2011 | Press Releases

August 5, 2011 From applications that allow you to share your social itinerary with friends, record your workout, or help you discover local points of interest to technology that sanitizes medical instruments, the third annual Student Sandbox Demo Day will showcase the innovation and dedication of Central New York student entrepreneurs on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the Tech Garden and Read more

Taishoff Center to host first leadership conference for college students with disabilities

August 2, 2011 | Press Releases

August 2, 2011 The Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education at Syracuse University continues to promote leadership opportunities for students with disabilities with its first national conference, “DisAbled & Proud: A Call to Lead,” to be held Aug. 5-7 on the SU campus. “DisAbled & Proud” is the first conference of its kind in the country to focus on empowering Read more

Institute for Veterans and Military Families announces Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action

August 2, 2011 | Press Releases

August 2, 2011 The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University has announced a “Commitment to Action” stemming from its participation in the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI). The CGI was established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton to inspire, connect and empower a community of global leaders to forge solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. Read more