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SU launches first regional council outside US at meeting in Dubai

July 31, 2012 | Press Releases

Syracuse University has further strengthened its presence in the Middle East with the creation of its first international regional council. The Middle East, North Africa and Turkey (MENAT) Regional Council will focus on elevating the University’s profile, while selectively building relationships in these key geographic areas. SU Provost and Vice Chancellor Eric F. Spina presided over the council’s inaugural meeting, Read more

EBV at SU welcomes sixth class

July 27, 2012 | Press Releases

‘60 Minutes’ correspondent Steve Kroft ’67 to deliver opening keynote address This weekend, Syracuse University will welcome a new class of post-9/11 veterans to the sixth annual Barnes Family Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program, which provides cutting-edge training in entrepreneurship and small-business management to veterans with service-connected disabilities as they pursue the American dream of business ownership. Read more

University establishes Cynthia Reynolds Memorial Fund for Veterans in memory of staff member

July 25, 2012 | Press Releases

Cynthia “Cindy” Reynolds (1957-2012), known to her children as “Mia,” was a 13-year employee of Syracuse University and veteran of the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of sergeant. In her memory, her colleagues and friends at the University have established the Cynthia Reynolds Memorial Fund for Veterans through SU’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). Reynolds passed away Feb. Read more

Young CNY entrepreneurs to learn, test business mettle at entrepreneurial bootcamp

July 20, 2012 | Press Releases

Local high school students will have the opportunity to embrace the entrepreneurial spirit at the Student Entrepreneurial Experience (SEE) hosted by the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. The weeklong event, held at the South Side Innovation Center (SSIC) in Syracuse, begins Monday, July 23, and continues through Friday, July 27. The program will provide students with Read more

BBI’s Southeast ADA Center, Leadership Network offer online toolkit to celebrate 22nd anniversary of ADA

July 13, 2012 | Press Releases

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will celebrate its 22nd anniversary on July 26. To celebrate this milestone, the Southeast ADA Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, and its State Leadership Network have created an ADA Anniversary Toolkit for use by the public and the media, packed with resources and information about the law and Read more

IVMF, SBA, Marine Corps announce pilot program to assist military, vets to become business owners

July 12, 2012 | Press Releases

Mike Haynie, executive director and founder of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF), U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills and U.S. Marine Corps Brigadier General R.F. Hedelund have announced the creation of Operation Boots to Business: From Service to Startup, a program for transitioning service members and veterans that teaches fundamentals of entrepreneurship and Read more

Araca Project announces 2012 season of works by emerging theater artists

July 11, 2012 | Press Releases

Six works by up-and-coming theater artists make up the 2012 season of the Araca Project, an early career development initiative of the Department of Drama in Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), the University of Michigan and the Araca Group, one of New York City’s leading entertainment production and merchandising companies. Launched in 2011 as a partnership Read more

L.C. Smith College awards Faculty Excellence Awards to catalog green infrastructure in Syracuse, design hands-on fuel cell lab

July 10, 2012 | Press Releases

The recipients of the 2012 L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science Faculty Excellence Awards are professors David Chandler (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering) and Jeongmin Ahn (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering). Their ideas were selected as projects that would contribute significantly to the SU student experience. Chandler has been awarded $29,000 to create a web-based resource Read more

Newhouse 2, Part 2

July 9, 2012 | Press Releases

Planned $18 million renovation will bring the Newhouse School fully into the digital age Forty years is a long time, especially when it comes to media production. It’s been nearly that long since Newhouse 2 opened in 1974, just a few years after SU’s School of Journalism merged with the television and radio department and officially became the S.I. Newhouse Read more

IVMF, Startup Weekend partner with Google to host first Google for Entrepreneurs Day for Veterans, Service Members and Military Families

July 9, 2012 | Press Releases

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) and Startup Weekend are partnering with Google to host the first ever Google for Entrepreneurs Day for Veterans, Service Members and Military Families in San Diego on Aug. 9. Google will host sessions on how to engage new audiences, along with giving lessons on effective online advertising to help Read more

Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant to support Project ENABLE

July 5, 2012 | Press Releases

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant to the Center for Digital Literacy at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies to support Project ENABLE. Project ENABLE (Expanding Nondiscriminatory Access by Librarians Everywhere) is a collaborative endeavor with the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. The $237,973 grant will expand Project Read more

Nonprofit expert named to Bantle Chair

July 5, 2012 | Press Releases

Steven Rathgeb Smith, a prominent expert on nonprofit organizations, public management and social policy, has been named to fill the Louis A. Bantle Chair in Business and Government Policy at the Maxwell School. Smith, currently the Evans Professor of Public Affairs at the University of Washington, will join the school in the fall. “Steve Smith is an internationally recognized leader Read more

Crowston’s grant proposal recommended by NSF for three-year funding

July 5, 2012 | Press Releases

A School of Information Studies professor’s proposal for a project researching the structuring of tasks and the motivation of participants involved in citizen science projects has been recommended for three years of funding by the National Science Foundation. Professor Kevin Crowston has received word that the grant proposal formulated for socio computing research is on track for funding, which permits planning to Read more

Say Yes Camp opens July 2 for nearly 3,000 SCSD K-5 students

July 3, 2012 | Press Releases

Coach Jim Boeheim and other supporters to visit Dr. King camp on Tuesday, July 3 Nearly 3,000 K-5 students will begin Say Yes Summer Camp on Monday, July 2, and one group of campers will get a very special visit from Syracuse University Men’s Head Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim on Tuesday, July 3 at 1:30 p.m. James P. Gaspo, president Read more