Archive for February 2012

Maxwell School announces new lecture series on ethics, citizenship and public responsibility

February 27, 2012 | Press Releases

Senator Bill Bradley to be inaugural speaker on April 10 What does it mean to be an ethical citizen? What does the need for public responsibility demand from us, whether we work in the private or the public sectors, and whether we are entry-level employees or top leaders? The Tanner Lecture Series on Ethics, Citizenship, and Public Responsibility at the Read more

Say Yes to Education receives commitments from local businesses building up to ‘Say Yes Day’ March 3

February 27, 2012 | Press Releases

Several companies have contributed nearly $500,000 in support of Say Yes Scholarship Endowment fund On Saturday, March 3, the second annual “Say Yes Day” at the Carrier Dome will celebrate Say Yes to Education and the commitment of its supporters to citywide education transformation. During the men’s basketball game against the University of Louisville at 4 p.m., everything inside the Read more

SU Library, SU Humanities Center announce Central New York Humanities Corridor Visiting Scholar Program

February 27, 2012 | Press Releases

Syracuse University Library and the SU Humanities Center, along with their partners in the Central New York Humanities Corridor (Colgate University, Cornell University, Hamilton College, SU and the University of Rochester), will award four visiting scholar grants of $2,500 each in 2012 to support research at two or more Corridor institutions. This program’s primary goal is to attract national and Read more

IVMF, SBA hold third V-WISE entrepreneurship training conference for female vets

February 24, 2012 | Press Releases

140 female veterans expected to attend Women represent approximately 15 percent of active duty military, 20 percent of the reserves, 16 percent of the National Guard and 20 percent of new military recruits. More than 11 percent of United States forces serving in Iraq and Afghanistan are women, and the total female veteran population in the United States and Puerto Read more

Library to unveil Marcel Breuer Digital Archive

February 23, 2012 | Press Releases

On Friday, March 23, Syracuse University Library will launch the Marcel Breuer Digital Archive with a reception in the Slocum Hall auditorium from 5-7 p.m. The website ( represents a collaborative effort headed by the Library to digitize more than 30,000 drawings, photographs, letters and other materials related to the early career of Marcel Breuer, one of the most influential Read more

Grant funds virtual SLS-public K-12 library book creation course

February 20, 2012 | Press Releases

A grant for a new course that uses technology to virtually connect School of Information Studies (iSchool) distance students with classes of Syracuse City School students with disabilities, so they can convey study plans and carry out hands-on projects, has been awarded to an iSchool faculty member. Assistant Professor Renee Franklin Hill has received a grant of $2,673 to cover Read more

Newhouse School to hold 21st Alexia Photojournalism Seminar and Competition

February 20, 2012 | Press Releases

The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications will host the annual Alexia Photojournalism Seminar and Competition Friday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, Feb. 25, on campus. Tom Kennedy, Alexia Tsairis Endowed Chair in Documentary Photography in the Newhouse School, will host the event, which is sponsored by the Alexia Foundation for World Peace and Cultural Understanding. The seminar, featuring this year’s Read more

Walmart India’s Raj Jain to lecture at Whitman School March 5

February 17, 2012 | Press Releases

As part of the Whitman School of Management’s Jonathan Holtz Global Speaker Series, Raj Jain, president of Walmart India and managing director and CEO of Bharti Walmart Pvt. Ltd., will speak on Monday, March 5, at Whitman’s Lender Auditorium, room 007. The event will begin at 12:45 p.m., with a reception to follow, all of which is open to the Read more

Three renowned authors will be featured during Spring 2012 University Lectures

February 17, 2012 | Press Releases

Jonathan Franzen kicks off series March 6 Jonathan Franzen, award-winning author of “The Corrections” and “Freedom,” will kick off the 2012 University Lectures series at Syracuse University on Tuesday, March 6. Franzen is the first in a trio of noted authors—including Zadie Smith and Terry Tempest Williams—who will speak as part of the University Lectures series this semester. Franzen will Read more

Newhouse School launches ‘Student Startup Madness’ to support student entrepreneurs

February 15, 2012 | Press Releases

Tournament-style competition for student startups will debut with launch event at SXSW in March The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications announces the creation of Student Startup Madness (SSM), an exciting tournament-style competition for college student startups in association with South By Southwest (SXSW). Student Startup Madness will officially debut with a launch event/kick-off pitchfest this March during SXSW Interactive Read more

Sustainable Enterprise Partnership announces 2012 Fetner Sustainable Enterprise Fellow

February 13, 2012 | Press Releases

Michael Lenox will be on campus April 9-12 to speak about business strategy, innovation and sustainability The Sustainable Enterprise Partnership (SEP) announces that Michael Lenox, Samuel L. Slover Professor of Business at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business Administration, will be the SEP’s 2012 Fetner Sustainable Enterprise Fellow. As the Fetner Sustainable Enterprise Fellow, Lenox will be on Read more

Grey NY ad exec Rob Baiocco to visit Newhouse School March 1

February 10, 2012 | Press Releases

Rob Baiocco, executive creative director for Grey Healthy People, will visit Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications on Thursday, March 1, as a guest of the Eric Mower Advertising Forum. He will speak on “Secrets of Success in the Mad World of Advertising” at 6:30 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3. Follow on Twitter at Read more

Great Jewish Writers Series continues on Feb. 28 with lecture on Leah Goldberg and Else Lasker-Schueler

February 10, 2012 | 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 poets Leah Goldberg and Else Lasker-Schueler, on Feb. 28. Sarah Wobick-Segev, postdoctoral teaching fellow in Judaic studies, will deliver the lecture at The Oaks (18 Arbor Lane, DeWitt), Read more

Feb. 14 event to celebrate Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center earning LEED certification

February 10, 2012 | Press Releases

Syracuse University’s Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center has earned LEED® certification, established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), for its green design and construction. The SU community will celebrate this distinction in sustainability at an event on Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 2-4 p.m. at the Melo Center. LEED (Leadership in Read more

Destiny USA, Rosamond Gifford Zoo benefit from iSchool social media students

February 8, 2012 | Press Releases

Most businesses are lucky to have one social media strategist or community manager on staff. This season, two major Syracuse attractions are especially fortunate in that they will have legions of social media practitioners at work for them. That is because both Destiny USA and the Rosamond Gifford Zoo have signed on as clients of the spring semester School of Read more