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Archive for April 2013

2013-14 Remembrance Scholars Chosen

April 25, 2013 | Press Releases

Syracuse University’s Remembrance Scholar Committee has chosen the 35 students who will be the 2013-14 Remembrance Scholars. The scholarships were founded as a tribute to—and means of remembering—the 35 students who were killed in the Dec. 21, 1988, bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. The students, who were returning from a semester of study in London and Read more

Specht Wins Mary Hatch Marshall Essay Award

April 25, 2013 | Press Releases

Andrew Specht, a Ph.D. student in the philosophy department in The College of Arts and Sciences, was presented with the Mary Hatch Marshall Essay Award during a Syracuse University Library event on April 25. Specht’s winning essay is titled “Rethinking the Neglected Alternative.” He is a native of Evanston, Ill. To honor and help perpetuate Mary Hatch Marshall’s scholarly standards Read more

The Ripple Effect: Phanstiel Talks about Giving

April 24, 2013 | Press Releases

Howie Phanstiel ’70, G’71 shares his path to a greater understanding of giving back A few years ago, Howie Phanstiel ’70, G’71 was sidelined by a torn Achilles tendon that left him in a cast for several months. The injury and challenging recovery were made less difficult by what it revealed to him about the generosity of others and how Read more

New Meredith Professors to Be Named During Faculty Recognition Event

April 20, 2013 | Press Releases

Seven nontenured faculty to be recognized for teaching excellence On Monday, April 22, Associate Professor Barbara Fought of the Department of Broadcast and Digital Journalism Communications in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and Professor John Western of the Department of Geography in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs will be named Meredith Professors at a 4 Read more

Rabinovich Named 2013-14 Ginsburg-Klaus Post-M.F.A. Engagement Fellow

April 16, 2013 | Press Releases

The College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) has announced Misha Rabinovich G’13 as the recipient of the 2013-14 Ginsburg-Klaus Post-M.F.A. Engagement Fellowship. The academic yearlong fellowship, which includes a residency in San Pedro, Calif., is funded through a gift by VPA alumna Marylyn Ginsburg-Klaus ’56, G’57 and her husband, Charles Klaus ’07, who both serve on VPA’s Advisory Council. Read more

Philanthropy Week Highlights Importance of Giving Back to SU

April 16, 2013 | Press Releases

Howie Phanstiel ’70, G’71 will talk about his personal philanthropic journey on Friday during Phanstiel Lecture The third annual Philanthropy Week is now under way, with special events planned throughout the week to raise awareness about the vital role philanthropy plays in our society and the importance of giving back to the University, and to recognize those who support SU Read more

Faculty Members Garner Two 21st Century Library Grants

April 15, 2013 | Press Releases

Two School of Information Studies (iSchool) library program faculty members were awarded $752,503 in grants from the 2013 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grants program administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). A $498,788 grant was awarded to Barbara Stripling, assistant professor of practice, to develop a new initiative, “PLUS-NY: Empowering Voices,” through the iSchool’s master of Read more

Ogilvy & Mather Chairman Emeritus Shelly Lazarus to Visit Newhouse School April 17

April 15, 2013 | Press Releases

Shelly Lazarus, chairman emeritus of Ogilvy & Mather, will visit the Newhouse School on Wednesday, April 17, as a guest of the Eric Mower Advertising Forum. She will present “A Conversation on Advertising, Branding and Leadership” at 6:30 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3. Follow on Twitter at #MowerForum. Lazarus joined Ogilvy & Mather in 1971. She Read more

Design Team Selected for Movement on Main: Designing Healthy Main Street

April 15, 2013 | Press Releases

A team led by STOSS landscape urbanism, including Höweler + Yoon Architecture, Nitsch Engineering and Angie Cradock Sc.D, MPE, has been selected as the winning design team for the Movement on Main: Designing the Healthy Main Street competition in Syracuse. The announcement was made today by the Near West Side Initiative, in partnership with UPSTATE: A Center for Design, Research Read more

SU Launches Second Round of Connective Corridor Façade Improvement Program

April 15, 2013 | Press Releases

Syracuse University has announced the launch of the second round of the Connective Corridor Façade Improvement Program on the strength of a $250,000 award through Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s regional council initiative. SU was awarded $250,000 from the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council (CNYREDC) to support the continuation of this important and successful program. Applications for this new Read more

Library Awarded $280,000 NEH Grant for Phase Two of Marcel Breuer Digital Project

April 11, 2013 | Press Releases

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the Syracuse University Library a $280,000 grant for phase two of a project that created a digital scholarly edition of the works of Bauhaus architect Marcel Breuer. The new project, titled “Marcel Breuer, Architect: Life and Work, 1953-1981,” will unite source materials from the latter half of Breuer’s career, during which Read more

Directors Headline Experimental Film Series at SU, University of Rochester

April 10, 2013 | Press Releases

Program celebrates experimental film of past and present Independent filmmakers Morgan Fisher and Kevin Jerome Everson are among those scheduled to participate in a new screening series, taking place at Syracuse University and the University of Rochester. The CNYX screening series—the acronym stands for “Central New York Experimental”—runs three Friday nights in April. The series begins April 12 in Room Read more

Foremost Expert on Religion, Morality to Present Lecture April 16

April 9, 2013 | Press Releases

Robert Merrihew Adams of UNC-Chapel Hill is defender of theistic morality The Syracuse University Humanities Center continues its spring symposium series with a lecture by one of the world’s leading authorities on morality, religion and metaphysics. Robert Merrihew Adams, Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and this year’s Jeanette K. Watson Distinguished Read more

IDEA and eMinutes Partner to Help Student Entrepreneurs Incorporate

April 2, 2013 | Press Releases

No other law firm in history has voluntarily waived $500,000 in legal fees and absorbed $100,000 in expenses simply to help 500 first-time entrepreneurs incorporate; but that’s exactly how Jeff Unger, Los Angeles-based attorney and founder of eMinutes, a corporate law firm, spent most of the last 12 months. Unger is ready to do it again, this time waiving nearly Read more

Setnor School of Music’s Baker Artists Program to Provide New Opportunities for On- and Off-Campus Learning

April 1, 2013 | Press Releases

A new program in the Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music will create more opportunities for students to learn from and connect with music professionals both on and off campus. The Baker Artists Program will allow the school to establish a more robust on-campus residency program and provide support for music majors to take master classes Read more