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Archive for October 2012

Preserving the legacies of 270 lives

October 25, 2012 | Press Releases

A favorite Red Sox baseball cap. Cotton baby booties with a blue ribbon. Cheerful postcards from London. Everyday items have become extraordinary reminders of the lives lost on Dec. 21, 1988, in the terrorist bombing of Pan Am 103. These items and scores of other mementos, clippings, photos, artifacts, books and government documents continue to be categorized and preserved with Read more

SU Honorary Trustee, VPA alumna Dorothea Ilgen Shaffer dies at 101

October 24, 2012 | Press Releases

Dorothea Ilgen Shaffer ’33 H’90, an honorary member of Syracuse University’s Board of Trustees and an alumna of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), died Wednesday, Oct. 17, in Lewisberry, Pa. She was 101. Born in 1911 in Tamaqua, Pa., Shaffer graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree from what was then known as SU’s School of Read more

College of Visual and Performing Arts renames gallery to honor Genet family legacy at SU

October 23, 2012 | Press Releases

The College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) has announced that its Design Gallery at The Warehouse will be renamed the Sue & Leon Genet Gallery in honor of the Genet family legacy at Syracuse University. Leon M. Genet ’53, who died in 2005, was a longtime SU supporter and benefactor who helped many students attain their goal of attending Read more

SU, Cornell mount landmark conference devoted to philosopher Walter Benjamin Oct. 31-Nov. 2

October 23, 2012 | Press Releases

Syracuse Symposium continues its theme of “Memory-Media-Archive” with a two-day conference on the impact of the 20th-century German philosopher and social critic Walter Benjamin. Titled “Memoryscapes and Imageworlds: Archive, Architecture and Media after Walter Benjamin,” the program runs Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at Syracuse and Cornell universities. It is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, Read more

‘Angels on the Border’ to be exhibited at La Casita; opening reception is Nov. 9

October 22, 2012 | Press Releases

La Casita Cultural Center will present “Angels on the Border,” an exhibition of religious paintings commissioned by Mexican immigrants from 1912 to 1996. The opening reception will be 6-8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9, at La Casita Gallery, 109 Otisco St., Syracuse. The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, will continue through February 2013. Gallery hours are noon-6 Read more

2012-13 Convocation for Remembrance Scholars will be held Oct. 26

October 18, 2012 | Press Releases

The 2012-13 Convocation for Remembrance Scholars, honoring 35 outstanding Syracuse University students from this year’s senior class, will be held Friday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel. The Remembrance Scholarships, among the most prestigious scholarships awarded by the University, were founded as a tribute to the 270 people, including 35 students studying abroad through Syracuse University, who were Read more

IVMF partners with GE to launch employer toolkit

October 15, 2012 | Press Releases

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) and GE today announced a partnership to empower the nation’s employers to adopt a collaborative and strategic approach to veteran employment. GE is both lead corporate sponsor of the IVMF’s Veteran Employment Leading Practices: Tools for Engaging Talent toolkit and an IVMF flagship partner, supporting the institute’s work to Read more

Phase One of Connective Corridor earns award for SU and project partners

October 12, 2012 | Press Releases

The completed first phase of the Connective Corridor project has earned Syracuse University, the City of Syracuse, Barton & Loguidice P.C. and Onondaga County the 2012 Transportation Project of the Year Award from the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) New York Upstate Section. The award is given each year in recognition of “outstanding planning, engineering, technology and public cooperation and Read more

SyracuseCoE partners win $1.9 million in five federal awards

October 12, 2012 | Press Releases

SyracuseCoE announced Oct. 9 an initiative to accelerate growth of the Central New York industry cluster that manufactures systems to control temperature and environmental quality in a wide range of applications. The Advanced Manufacturing for Thermal and Environmental Control Systems (AM-TECS) initiative is supported by nearly $1.9 million awarded competitively by five federal agencies. AM-TECS will be conducted by a Read more

Message from Chancellor Cantor

October 12, 2012 | Press Releases

Dear SU Community: It was just a month ago that we all celebrated the terrific news that the Campaign for Syracuse University was successful, reaching our goal of raising a billion dollars for programs, professorships, scholarships, facilities and more, three months ahead of schedule. “IT” (as our great colleagues in Advancement and External Affairs dubbed the collective commitment from students, Read more

St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Welch Allyn provide $35,000 to students with Healthy IDEAs

October 10, 2012 | Press Releases

The rising cost of health care has been a near-constant news topic for the past several years. The recent recession, in which more people are unemployed and without health coverage, and aging Baby Boomers are just two pieces of the growing burden on the healthcare system in the United States. Finding solutions to the healthcare challenges will require technology, public Read more

Newhouse students document lives of Syracuse families this week as part of annual Fall Workshop

October 9, 2012 | Press Releases

Seventy multimedia photography and design (MPD) students from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications will spend Oct. 11-14 documenting the lives of families across Syracuse as part of the school’s annual Fall Workshop. The students will use photography, recorded sound, video and writing to tell their stories, focusing on the theme of resilience in families. Their work will Read more

More than 2,700 people attend ‘Common Ground for Peace’ symposium

October 9, 2012 | Press Releases

One World Concert will now be broadcast live on AXS TV More than 2,700 people attended two sessions of the “Common Ground for Peace” forum with the Dalai Lama and international thought leaders on the SU campus Monday. The webcast of the morning session, “The Rise of Democracy in the Middle East,” attracted 5,000 viewers from 13 countries. The webcast Read more

Head of DreamWorks Animation to visit SU’s Newhouse School Oct. 17

October 3, 2012 | Press Releases

Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO, co-founder and director of DreamWorks Animation SKG, will visit Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications on Wednesday, Oct. 17, as part of the USA TODAY CEO Forum. A public interview with USA TODAY technology reporter Mike Snider will be held at 4 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3, followed by a moderated Read more

Revitalization of Lincoln Supply warehouse earns LEED® platinum rating

October 2, 2012 | Press Releases

The revitalization of the former Lincoln Supply warehouse in Syracuse’s Near Westside neighborhood to create apartments and offices has earned a platinum rating in a new version of the LEED® system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The accomplishment was announced today by the Near Westside Initiative Inc. (NWSI), the Syracuse Center of Excellence (SyracuseCoE) and the USGBC Read more