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Salem Hyde teacher is local winner of Super Connector Search

November 30, 2011 | Press Releases

Laurie Holtsbery, a teacher at Salem Hyde Elementary School (one of our Say Yes schools) and a graduate of Syracuse University’s School of Education, has been named the local winner from the Central New York market for its Super Connector Search contest. As the winner, she will star in her own public service announcement for Connect a Million Minds (CAMM), Read more

Play Your Own Hand: $45,000 in cash prizes at Spring Panasci Business Plan Competition

November 30, 2011 | Press Releases

Entrepreneurship is thriving on the Syracuse University campus and students from any major or school have the chance to embrace the entrepreneur within and follow their business ideas. Whether it’s just an idea, a passion to help someone with a business idea, or you’re already making revenues by selling your products/services, the Panasci Business Plan Competition is for you. The Read more

Whitman supply chain students visit Pratt & Whitney, key suppliers

November 29, 2011 | Press Releases

Fourteen supply chain management undergraduate students in the Whitman School of Management traveled to Hartford, Conn., to visit Pratt & Whitney, world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, industrial turbines and space propulsion systems. The company employs about 35,000 individuals who support more than 11,000 customers in 198 countries worldwide. While there, the students were part Read more

Whitman students travel to Philadelphia for supply chain conference

November 29, 2011 | Press Releases

Four students in the Whitman School of Management recently attended the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) annual Global Conference in Philadelphia. The students joined more than 3,000 participants from more than 42 countries for facility tours, academic sessions, recruitment and luncheons. The conference focused on how supply chain management professionals are meeting challenges every day by finding creative Read more

Burton Blatt Institute experts to provide legal analysis as part of $2.35 million grant

November 29, 2011 | Press Releases

In New York state, unemployment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities has reached 66 percent, and those who are employed often have difficulty obtaining competitive employment that earns them at least a minimum wage. The Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University, as a partner in a $2.35 million U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant recently awarded Read more

SU veteran entrepreneurship programs cited in Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development report

November 28, 2011 | Press Releases

As more than 1 million servicemen and women prepare to return home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan over the next five years, the Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development, created by President Obama, has issued a report to the president that cites 18 recommendations with significant potential to help these returning veterans translate leadership, skills and Read more

Continuum establishes award recognizing innovation in interdisciplinary design education at SU

November 21, 2011 | Press Releases

Continuum, a global innovation design consultancy co-founded by Gianfranco Zaccai ’70 H’09, its president and chief design officer, has established a new award to recognize innovation in interdisciplinary design education at Syracuse University. The Continuum + Arthur Pulos Award will be presented to an exemplary faculty member at SU who has made unique and valuable contributions to interdisciplinary design education. Read more

Aging Studies Institute established at SU

November 18, 2011 | Press Releases

Syracuse University has announced the formation of the Aging Studies Institute (ASI), a collaborative initiative of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics. The all-University Gerontology Center, a prominent aging studies research and training ground for nearly 40 years, will provide the foundation for the new institute. “From Read more

‘Great Jewish Writers’ series continues with Nov. 29 lecture on Grace Paley

November 16, 2011 | Press Releases

The Judaic Studies Program in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences and the Jewish Federation of Central New York continue their “Great Jewish Writers” lecture series with a special program on Grace Paley. Harvey Teres, professor of English and director of the Judaic Studies Program at SU, will discuss Paley’s life and legacy on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 Read more

Syracuse University and The King Center announce The King Center Audio and Visual Digitization Project

November 16, 2011 | Press Releases

The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center) and Syracuse University announce The King Center Audio and Visual Digitization Project, a collaboration that will ensure that the slain civil rights leader’s legacy will be preserved for generations to come. Working with the Atlanta-based King Center, SU will preserve and digitize some 3,500 hours of audio Read more

Whitman School accepts invitation to join inaugural Aspen Undergraduate Business Consortium

November 15, 2011 | Press Releases

In March 2012, the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program will launch a new consortium of undergraduate institutions, the Aspen Undergraduate Business Consortium, designed to further the aim of better integrating liberal learning into undergraduate business education. The Whitman School of Management has been recognized as a leader in promoting this essential learning for business undergraduates and has accepted the Read more

Alumnus’s $100,000 gift to BBI will support next generation of disability leaders

November 15, 2011 | Press Releases

In support of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University, Howard D. Olinsky, L’85, a disability law attorney representing clients across the country, has announced a commitment of $100,000 to BBI, one of the institute’s most generous private donations. “This fantastic gift will help ensure that BBI builds the next generation of young leaders by supporting fellowships for law Read more

‘Six Sides of Japanese Package Design’ to open at Design Gallery

November 15, 2011 | Press Releases

The Design Gallery at The Warehouse will present “Six Sides of Japanese Package Design,” an exhibition focusing on the way the design of the package relates to Japanese culture and consumerism, Dec. 2-Jan. 19. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Design Gallery is located on the first floor of The Warehouse, 350 W. Fayette St., Syracuse. Read more

EBV-Families takes place Nov. 13-20 on the SU campus during National Military Family Month

November 14, 2011 | Press Releases

In concert with National Military Family Month, the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans’ Families (EBV-F) has welcomed 17 participants to the second annual program on the Syracuse University campus. The program began Sunday, Nov. 13, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 20. The EBV-F provides a vocational and economic path forward for military family members who now find themselves caregivers to a Read more

Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research receives National Science Foundation grant

November 11, 2011 | Press Releases

The Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (IQMR) is beginning its 11th year—and its fourth at the Maxwell School—with a new grant of $150,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Associate Professor of Political Science Colin Elman is principal investigator on the new NSF grant, the fifth in the institute’s history. Elman co-founded and co-directs the workshop, a two-week summer Read more