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SU Signs Asset Transfer Agreement with SRC’s Bioforensics Group

July 24, 2013 | Press Releases

The Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute (FNSSI) in The College of Arts and Sciences has signed an asset transfer agreement with SRC Inc., a nationally recognized independent, not-for-profit research company. The agreement calls for the transfer of the SRC Bioforensics Group’s operational assets and personnel to SU. As part of the agreement, three SRC scientists will become SU employees Read more

University to Host 28 Veterans for 2013 EBV Program

July 18, 2013 | Press Releases

Syracuse University and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) is hosting a new class of post-9/11 veterans for the seventh annual Barnes Family Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program. The program, which is always offered at no cost to participants, leverages the resources and infrastructure of higher education, and specifically of the world-class faculty of the Read more

NEXIS Lab Receives Microsoft Research Grant

July 17, 2013 | Press Releases

The New Explorations in Information and Science (NEXIS) laboratory at the School of Information Studies (iSchool) has received a $24,000 grant from Microsoft’s research division to support the lab’s research and educational efforts. NEXIS is a unique exploratorium focused on emerging technologies, new connections and unconventional areas of study in the information field. Shelly Farnham, a researcher for Microsoft Research Read more

Undergraduate Leadership Award Named After Bennett ’10, G’12

July 15, 2013 | Press Releases

The Undergraduate Leadership Award, presented yearly at the School of Information Studies (iSchool) Convocation, has been named in honor of iSchool alumna Katie Bennett ’10, G’12, who passed away in late June. SIDEARM Sports, a company founded and led by Associate Professor of Practice Jeffrey Rubin ’95, G’98, made a memorial gift to the iSchool that permanently names the honor Read more

Light Work Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Works of 40 Artists

July 12, 2013 | Press Releases

Light Work is celebrating its 40th anniversary with the opening of the exhibition “40 Artists/40 Years: Selections from the Light Work Collection,” featuring work by artists Carrie Mae Weems, Cindy Sherman, John Gossage, James Casebere, Jim Goldberg, Dawoud Bey, Fazal Sheikh and Hank Willis Thomas, to name just a few. This 40th anniversary opening will be held in conjunction with Read more

TracyLocke Establishes Scholarship Fund in Communications Design at VPA

July 11, 2013 | Press Releases

TracyLocke, an Omnicom global agency led by president and CEO Beth Ann Kaminkow ’89, has established the TracyLocke Scholarship Fund for Communications Design in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The fund will provide scholarship and financial support of $5,000 for a sophomore student majoring in communications design. The scholarship will be renewed each year provided that the student Read more

Thinklab Receives International Core77 Design Award

July 9, 2013 | Press Releases

Thinklab, a transdisciplinary design laboratory at Syracuse University, was awarded an International Core77 Design Award in Educational Initiatives: Notable Honoree, Professional. Thinklab was conceived and designed by Assistant Professor Kathleen Brandt (Industrial and Interaction Design Program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts) and Associate Professor Brian Lonsway (School of Architecture) of KBL Studio. Thinklab offers both a space Read more

Janklow Arts Leadership Program Increasing in Size, Diversity

July 8, 2013 | Press Releases

The Janklow Arts Leadership Program in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences is welcoming its second student cohort this summer. Since its inception last summer, the Janklow Program has acquired a reputation for academic rigor and selectivity. It also has established an international presence: four of this year’s nine students are from outside the United States. “Our work lies Read more

Historic Gift Launches Syracuse into ACC

July 2, 2013 | Press Releases

 Syracuse University has announced a transformational gift of $1 million from Syracuse Board of Trustees Chairman Dick Thompson and his wife, Jean, to advance SU athletics and celebrate the historic move to the Atlantic Coast Conference. The gift will be used to enhance the overall student-athlete experience and to continue to help build the competitive excellence of Orange athletic teams. Read more