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Syracuse University Project Advance student Matthew Skinner wins Nathan Williams Scholarship Award

June 29, 2012 | Press Releases

Senior Matthew Skinner was given a surprise at Oswego High School’s awards assembly when it was announced he had won the Lt. Nathan Hollingsworth Williams Outstanding Syracuse University Economics Scholar Award for 2012. The award is given to a student who—like Williams, a 2000 Oswego High School graduate who was killed while serving in the U.S. Navy—is dedicated to academic Read more

New endowed chair in Newhouse School will support journalism innovation

June 28, 2012 | Press Releases

Digital journalist Dan Pacheco was named Horvitz Chair last month The Peter A. Horvitz Endowed Chair in Journalism Innovation, newly established in Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, will help lead the school’s continued efforts toward expanding teaching and innovation in digital and new media. The chair is funded by Newhouse alumnus Peter Horvitz ’76, chairman, president and Read more

Summer camp for physics teachers: Building particle detectors at SU

June 15, 2012 | Press Releases

Ten high school physics teachers from Upstate New York will spend three weeks this summer at Syracuse University building cosmic ray counters, testing components of a neutrino detector and learning about the latest results of experiments being conducted on CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva, Switzerland. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Energy (DOE), Read more

‘Smart Kids Visual Stories’ student-produced films about urban education to premiere at SU June 15

June 14, 2012 | Press Releases

The “Smart Kids: Visual Stories” project will hold a red carpet premiere of student documentaries on Friday, June 15, at 7 p.m. in the Joyce N. Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3. The event, sponsored by the Syracuse University School of Education and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be Read more

Former Near Westside restaurant to become arts hub, artist housing thanks to $400,000 ArtPlace grant

June 12, 2012 | Press Releases

The former Sherman’s Restaurant, located at 115 Otisco St. on Syracuse’s Near Westside, will be transformed into a center for the arts, with artist studios, exhibition space and affordable housing, thanks to a $400,000 grant from ArtPlace. The grant is one of 47 ArtPlace has released to support creative placemaking initiatives in 33 communities nationwide. The new project, called SALTQUARTERS, Read more

WISE Women’s Business Center hosts ‘pitch party’ for area women entrepreneurs as part of national business growth initiative

June 12, 2012 | Press Releases

The WISE Women’s Business Center has teamed up with Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence (CMI), the leading national not-for-profit provider of resources, business education and community support for women entrepreneurs, to identify promising local women-owned businesses to participate in the Make Mine a Million Pitch Competition and Conference to be held in New York City July 30-31. As part Read more

IVMF issues guide supporting employment of veterans, military families

June 8, 2012 | Press Releases

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF), in collaboration with a large cross section of the nation’s leading employers of veterans and military family members today released the publication “Guide to Leading Policies, Practices & Resources: Supporting the Employment of Veterans and Military Families.” The guide represents a response to calls for a shared resource for Read more

New faculty research fund honors Maxwell Senior Associate Dean Michael Wasylenko

June 7, 2012 | Press Releases

Providing a significant increase in funds available to support diverse research around the world—and to honor the dedication and service of a longtime Maxwell leader, colleague and interim dean—the faculty and the advisory board of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs have created the Michael J. Wasylenko Endowed Faculty Fund. In 2010-2011, as interim dean, Wasylenko oversaw the Read more

IVMF takes part in Celebration of Service Honoring Female Veterans

June 7, 2012 | Press Releases

JPMorgan Chase & Co., founding partner of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF), is hosting the “Celebration of Service Honoring Female Veterans,” an event featuring various information sessions that provide female veterans with valuable information to help them transition into civilian life. The IVMF is a participating organization in the event and is hosting a Read more

IVMF takes part in CGI America June 7-8 in Chicago

June 6, 2012 | Press Releases

Mike Haynie, executive director and founder of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) and Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, has been invited to participate in the second Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting to be held June 7-8 in Chicago. CGI America brings together nearly 1,000 leaders from business, Read more

CNY Humanities Corridor announces winners of visiting scholars grants

June 5, 2012 | Press Releases

Syracuse University, along with its partner institutions in the Central New York Humanities Corridor, has awarded research grants to four scholars whose research draws upon the region’s rare book and manuscript collections. Administered jointly by the Syracuse University Library’s Special Collections Research Center and Syracuse University Humanities Center, this program will bring top scholars to Central New York’s libraries and Read more

Breakdown Services offers scholarship to educate future casting directors of new Syracuse University casting program

June 5, 2012 | Press Releases

Breakdown Services has been working with casting directors since it opened its doors 40 years ago. When founder Gary Marsh attended the most recent CSA Artios awards and heard an announcement about a new collaborative program at Syracuse University’s Tepper Semester in the Department of Drama at the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) that would help train people Read more

Faculty showcase iSchool at global IBM conference

June 4, 2012 | Press Releases

The student educational experience and the breadth of academics related to large-system computing at the School of Information Studies (iSchool) will be showcased for some 4,000 information industry executives and top customers at IBM Software’s Innovate 2012 Conference from June 3-7. iSchool Assistant Professors of Practice David and Susan Dischiave will take part in executive panel discussions; David Dischiave has Read more

IVMF offers self-employment intensive workshop for veterans, transitioning military

June 4, 2012 | Press Releases

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University will offer a two-day Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Self-Employment Intensive Training Workshop at the 2012 National Veterans Small Business Conference and Expo June 24-25 in Detroit. The workshop is a collaboration between the IVMF, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs. The workshop Read more