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Two world premieres among the highlights of Syracuse Symposium 2012

August 28, 2012 | Press Releases

With the theme “Memory-Media-Archive,” Syracuse Symposium, the annual semester-long intellectual and artistic festival, will kick off Sept. 14 with the world premiere of “Cry for Peace: Voices From the Congo.” Originally workshopped in Syracuse in 2010,“Cry for Peace” is based on in-depth interviews that bring to life five real Central New Yorkers who are survivors of and refugees from the Read more

The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet to visit SU for October peace forum and concert

August 27, 2012 | Press Releases

Dave Matthews, Counting Crows, Andy Grammer and Nas among the two dozen artists scheduled to perform; comedian Whoopi Goldberg to emcee Syracuse University announced today it will host a landmark two-day forum, “Common Ground for Peace,” on Monday, Oct. 8 and Tuesday, Oct. 9. Led by His Holiness the Dalai Lama—spiritual leader of Tibet—the forum convenes international thought leaders, the Read more

XL Projects to present ‘The Other New York: 2012’ communitywide exhibition

August 21, 2012 | Press Releases

XL Projects, part of Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, will present the work of seven artists selected for “The Other New York (TONY) 2012,” a communitywide, multi-venue contemporary art exhibition featuring artists currently living in New York state outside of the New York City metropolitan area. The exhibition at XL Projects, which is free and open to Read more

Nina Kohn named Judith Greenberg Seinfeld Distinguished Fellow

August 20, 2012 | Press Releases

Nina A. Kohn, professor of law at Syracuse University College of Law, has been named a 2012 Judith Greenberg Seinfeld Distinguished Fellow. The fellowship—endowed by Judith Greenberg Seinfeld ’56, distinguished alumna of the University and member of the Board of Trustees—is bestowed upon a faculty member at the University who has shown a passion for excellence and exceptional creativity in Read more

Jewish bioethicist headlines Anbar lectures at SU, Temple Adath Yeshurun Sept. 5-6

August 16, 2012 | Press Releases

Laurie Zoloth, a pioneer in medical and research ethics, is delivering the fifth annual Anbar Family Lecture at Syracuse University and Temple Adath Yeshurun. Her SU lecture, titled “The Second Text: Tradition, Narrative and Translation in Jewish Bioethics,” is Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 4 p.m. in The Kilian Room, Room 500 of the Hall of Languages. The following day at Read more

Craftistas takes top place in Student Sandbox Demo Day competition

August 16, 2012 | Press Releases

Startup entrepreneur Camille Malkiewicz found out that going last among 15 presenters in the RvD IDEA Student Sandbox Demo Day competition had its benefits, after all. Her company, Craftistas, took first place, winning $1,000, a travel stipend, and most importantly, a highly sought spot on the presenters’ stage at the Early Stage East venture capital showcase this fall. The slot Read more

Disability law expert named distinguished professor

August 13, 2012 | Press Releases

Dean Hannah Arterian recently announced that Professor Arlene Kanter was named the Bond, Schoeneck & King Distinguished Professor at Syracuse University College of Law for 2012-14. Kanter teaches courses on U.S., comparative and international disability law and policy; education and special education law; as well as legislation and policy, ethics and professionalism. “I am proud to receive this award and Read more

IVMF partners with US Business Leadership Network to further advance service-disabled veterans in employment and entrepreneurship

August 13, 2012 | Press Releases

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) is pleased to announce a partnership with the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN®) focused on service-disabled veterans in employment and entrepreneurship. The partnership will advance joint initiatives undertaken by both organizations during the past several years into a formal program of collaboration to benefit business and industry seeking well-qualified Read more

Small awarded grant to redesign web evaluation tools

August 8, 2012 | Press Releases

School of Information Studies (iSchool) faculty member Ruth Small received a $21,800 SPARKS! Ignition Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to redesign the Website Motivational Analyis Checklist (WebMAC). Originally designed in 1999, WebMAC has seven web site evaluation instruments used by teachers, librarians and web designers. Due to great technology changes over the past several years, Read more

Edelman, Newhouse partner to launch new diversity internship program

August 6, 2012 | Press Releases

Students, recent grads are interning at Edelman locations across the country Seven public relations students and recent graduates from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications are spending the summer handling client accounts for the global public relations firm Edelman. The students, who are based in Edelman offices throughout the country, are part of the newly established Edelman-Newhouse Diversity Read more

Student entrepreneurs showcase companies Aug. 15

August 1, 2012 | Press Releases

From applications that allow patrons to reserve a table at a restaurant without waiting in line, to a monthly DIY kit that delivers the latest fashion trends to your door, to a site that takes the creepiness out of online dating, the fourth annual RvD IDEA Student Sandbox Demo Day will showcase the innovation and dedication of Central New York Read more

Raymond von Dran IDEA Student Sandbox named No. 3 college business incubator

August 1, 2012 | Press Releases

The entrepreneurial ecosystem at Syracuse University has exploded over the past five years. Faculty from every school and college at SU have been engaged in research, teaching, commercialization and community engagement in entrepreneurship. Student entrepreneurs have secured millions of dollars in outside investments, won seed funding at SU and at state business plan competitions, and been named in media outlets Read more