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Movement on Main Prototype comes to Near West Side Nov. 6

October 29, 2013 | Press Releases

The Near West Side Initiative (NWSI) and UPSTATE: A Center for Design, Research and Real Estate in the School of Architecture invite members of the community to experience a prototype of the Movement on Main competition-winning design, “Light-Play!,” on Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 115 Otisco St. MOM-prototype inviteThe winning design, submitted by STOSS Landscape Read more

Setnor Tribute Concert to be Held Nov. 6

October 25, 2013 | Press Releases

The Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) will present a concert honoring its late benefactors, Rose ‘33 and Jules R. Setnor ’32 M.D. ’35, on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m. in the Rose and Jules R. Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College. The concert is free and open Read more

University Lectures Hosts Billy Collins

October 23, 2013 | Press Releases

Acclaimed poet and cultural phenomenon Billy Collins will bring his new works to Syracuse University on Wednesday, Oct. 30, as part of the University Lectures series. “Aimless Love: New and Selected Poetry with Billy Collins” will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel and is free and open to the public. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Communication Access Real Read more

SU’s Mark Bowick to Be Honored as New Steele Professor Oct. 31

October 18, 2013 | Press Releases

Mark Bowick, professor of physics in The College of Arts and Sciences, has been appointed the new Joel Dorman Steele Professor of Physics. The Steele Professorship is one of the University’s oldest and is named for the 19th-century SU trustee. A reception in Bowick’s honor will be held on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 3:30 p.m. in room 204 of the Read more

Delve into the Soundscape on Oct. 22

October 18, 2013 | Press Releases

“Living in the Soundscape,” a walking tour of the Syracuse University campus that will bring participants into a direct relationship with the sonic environment, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 22. The tour will be followed later that evening by a concert by the Lark Quartet, one of today’s foremost chamber ensembles. The Lark Quartet’s residency at Syracuse University is Read more

WellsLink Celebrates 10 Years

October 17, 2013 | Press Releases

The Office of Multicultural Affairs within the Division of Student Affairs hosts its 10th annual WellsLink Transitions Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 1, at 4 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel. The ceremony honors WellsLink Scholars from the previous year who have successfully transitioned through the WellsLink Leadership Program and into their second year at Syracuse University. Wellslink Ann logo final lowres“The Transitions Read more

iSchool Receives $7 Million Gift from Alumna’s Estate

October 17, 2013 | Press Releases

The School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University has received a landmark gift of $7 million from the estate of Estelle Wilhelm ’38 (Arts and Sciences), G’39 (iSchool). A professional librarian for most of her career, Wilhelm died in 2012 in Gillette, N.J., and had no surviving relatives. The legacy is the largest single gift in the history of Read more

Zipping Along the Connective Corridor

October 16, 2013 | Press Releases

Construction is about to start for the Connective Corridor passing under Route 81 into downtown Syracuse, and the next phase will be launched with a “Zip Fest” Street Fair. The event will feature downtown’s first mobile zip line, along with a Food Truck Rodeo in partnership with 40Below, and live entertainment and performances in Forman Park. Produced by the Connective Read more

Eat to Live Food Co-op Opens on South Side

October 15, 2013 | Press Releases

The Southside Community Coalition and Syracuse University’s South Side Initiative Office celebrated the grand opening of the Eat to Live Food Cooperative, located at 2323 S. Salina St., on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Several years in the making, the urban food cooperative offers fresh and affordable food in an area of Syracuse that until now has had few other nutritious options. Read more

2013-14 Remembrance Scholars to be Honored

October 10, 2013 | Press Releases

The 2013-14 Convocation for Remembrance Scholars, honoring 35 outstanding Syracuse University students from this year’s senior class, will be held Friday, Oct. 11, 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 Syracuse University students studying abroad through Syracuse University, Read more

Brooks Gump Named Falk Family Endowed Professor of Public Health

October 4, 2013 | Press Releases

Brooks B. Gump, Ph.D., M.P.H., has been named the Falk Family Endowed Professor of Public Health in the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics. Gump joined the Falk College faculty in 2010 and is currently a professor in the Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition, where he also serves as the graduate program director for public health. Read more

Symposium Explores Use of Digital Games by Human Rights Activists

October 3, 2013 | Press Releases

The Central New York Humanities Corridor, supported by an award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, presents the annual Digital Witness Symposium on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3. Now in its fourth year, the Digital Witness Symposium has grown into a regional event. This year the symposium has been organized through Read more

iSchool Launches Crowdsourced ‘Fuel’ Program Funding Campaign

October 3, 2013 | Press Releases

The School of Information Studies (iSchool), whose national reputation is built on innovation in the information field, has initiated a student programs development campaign with some twists. The effort is modeled on the crowdsourcing style of fundraising, and it uses a proprietary online system built by current students and recent graduates. The iSchool’s “iSchool Fuel Challenge” kicked off Oct. 1. Read more

NSF Funds OrangeGrid Improvements

October 1, 2013 | Press Releases

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Syracuse University $498,000 to enhance SU’s OrangeGrid by upgrading the campus’s data network infrastructure to facilitate high throughput research computing. OrangeGrid (formerly known as the HTC campus grid) uses idle desktop computers in offices and student labs across campus to work on data-intensive research operations. With more than 8,000 CPU cores, OrangeGrid is Read more

iSchool, LCS Coordinating Computing and IT Awards Programs for Women

October 1, 2013 | Press Releases

Syracuse University is joining with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) to encourage more young women to choose an education and career in technology through a national awards program that celebrates both their achievements and their goals related to computing and IT: The NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Awards Program. Applications are now being accepted from young women Read more