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Archive for December 2011

Whitman students honored at 2011 Salzberg Memorial Program

December 21, 2011 | Press Releases

Two Whitman School of Management students were honored with awards for their academic achievements in supply chain management at the 62nd annual Harry E. Salzberg Memorial Lecture Program this fall. Roz Amirfazli ’12 received the Robert H. Brethen Prize, given to an outstanding junior studying supply chain management. The $10,000 merit-based award is granted based on academic achievement, professional involvement Read more

Newhouse School establishes John M. Higgins Award as part of annual Mirror Awards competition

December 19, 2011 | Press Releases

Entries now being accepted online; this year’s awards carry a cash prize Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications has established the John M. Higgins Award for Best In-Depth/Enterprise Reporting as part of the annual Mirror Awards for excellence in media industry reporting. Supported by a gift from Discovery Communications and Time Warner Cable Inc., the award carries a Read more

Burton Blatt Institute develops Employer Resources for incorporating people with disabilities into the workplace

December 19, 2011 | Press Releases

Employer Resources, developed by the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University under its Employer Demand Project, are now available online. The Employer Demand briefs and toolkit are designed to provide employers with resources on incorporating people with disabilities into the workplace and improving employment outcomes for all workers. Exploration of these issues strives to positively influence the employment of Read more

NewsPro Top Journalism Schools poll ranks Newhouse School No. 1 in the country

December 16, 2011 | Press Releases

Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications is the top journalism school in the country, according to a recent survey conducted by NewsPro, the magazine for news professionals. Newhouse “easily claimed the top spot,” according to an article published in the December 2011 issue of NewsPro. Rounding out the top five were Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism; the Read more

iSchool and Microsoft partner on social networking experiment

December 16, 2011 | Press Releases

The School of Information Studies (iSchool) and Microsoft Corporation announce a partnership to better understand how Microsoft’s new social software So.cl can be used with students who have grown up with social software, study information science and design communication tools. So.cl (pronounced “social”) combines search and social networking for the purpose of learning, and is the latest experiment from Microsoft Read more

School of Education awarded ‘Race to the Top’ grant to establish Syracuse Urban Inclusive Teacher Residents (SUITR) program

December 16, 2011 | Press Releases

The New York State Education Department’s “Race to the Top” grant awarded $1.6 million to Syracuse University’s School of Education to start the teacher-preparation pilot program “Syracuse Urban Inclusive Teacher Residents (SUITR).” The grant is part of a statewide effort to effectively prepare and motivate teachers to educate students in high-needs schools and to increase retention of teachers in order Read more

It’s a queer world: Chancellor’s Leadership Project unites LGBT scholars, activists, artists from around the world

December 15, 2011 | Press Releases

When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently announced at the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva, Switzerland, that the United States would consider gay rights when making future aid and asylum decisions, she acknowledged what scholars and activists have known for a long time: that the struggle to recognize rights around sexual orientation must be understood in a global Read more

SU’s South Side Innovation Center receives support to train entrepreneurs for clean energy sector

December 14, 2011 | Press Releases

New program to put residents of Syracuse’s South Side and others on career pathway to employability and entrepreneurship The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced today that it is providing funding to Syracuse University’s South Side Innovation Center (SSIC) for a pilot program to put aspiring entrepreneurs on the path to start businesses in the clean Read more

First Cyber Engineering Semester completed by inaugural cohort

December 13, 2011 | Press Releases

On Dec. 14, Syracuse University celebrated the completion of its Cyber Engineering Semester program by the first cohort. The program—the first of its kind in the nation—prepares students to design, build and verify highly assured systems and to meet the cybersecurity challenges in today’s world. The Cyber Engineering Semester program is an 18-credit undergraduate course of study offered by Syracuse Read more

Syracuse University Library acquires papers of architect Morris Lapidus

December 13, 2011 | Press Releases

Syracuse University Library has acquired the personal papers of the flamboyant and trend-setting architect Morris Lapidus. Lapidus, who died in 2001, is perhaps best known for hotels like the Fontainebleau, Americana and Eden Roc (pictured below) in Miami Beach, Fla., buildings that embodied the growth of leisure in American life during the 1950s and 1960s. The Fontainebleau has served as Read more

Connective Corridor project receives $10 million in federal funding from U.S. Department of Transportation

December 12, 2011 | Press Releases

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded the City of Syracuse a $10 million grant to pay for the next two phases of the Connective Corridor, a project linking downtown Syracuse and the Syracuse University area with a pedestrian-and bike-friendly streetscape to provide positive economic, social and environmental benefits for the region. Syracuse is receiving this funding through the Read more

Women’s input on business sought at roundtable

December 8, 2011 | Press Releases

National SBA advocacy representative to host roundtable for local women entrepreneurs In an effort to collect information about women entrepreneurs in the Central New York region, Teri Coaxum of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy will host an open roundtable discussion on Friday, Dec. 16, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the WISE Women’s Business Center, 2610 S. Read more

50th anniversary celebration of Ernie Davis’ Heisman in New York City Friday

December 8, 2011 | Press Releases

A celebration of the 50th anniversary of Syracuse University alumnus Ernie Davis ’62 becoming the first African American to win the Heisman Trophy will be held Friday, Dec. 9, in New York City. Syracuse University will honor Davis for his impact on and off the field with a program featuring historic sports figures. The event will begin at 7 p.m. Read more

New track in speech-language graduate program focuses on high-needs preschoolers

December 7, 2011 | Press Releases

$1.25 million federal Department of Education grant will support initiative Last year, more than 700,000 preschoolers were eligible for services under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); 46 percent of those children were identified with speech or language impairments, according to U.S. Department of Education statistics. Because of a national shortage in speech-language professionals, school districts are increasingly Read more

Students award $5,000 to Onondaga County nonprofit

December 6, 2011 | Press Releases

Maxwell students enrolled in a pilot class, ‘Philanthropy and You,’ will award a grant donated by Syracuse University alumni and staff at a reception in the Founder’s Room at the Maxwell School at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7. Students in an undergraduate Public Affairs Program (PAF) at the Maxwell School formed a board of directors of the Foundation of Young Read more