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Archive for November 2013

SU Professor Organizes ‘Visual Literacy’ Institute to Strengthen Immigrant Voice

November 25, 2013 | Press Releases

Using art to develop language and literacy was the theme of a recent two-day institute at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse. Among the organizers was Amanda Brown, assistant professor of linguistics in The College of Arts and Sciences. The program was part of a new initiative called Cultures and Literacies Through Art for the 21st Century (CALTA21), funded Read more

Cultivating Entrepreneurial Journalists

November 18, 2013 | Press Releases

In the digital age, storytelling journalism is so much more than words on a page. And Dan Pacheco, Newhouse’s Peter A. Horvitz Endowed Chair of Journalism Innovation, wants communications students to explore all the ways that words, photos and video can be brought to life in compelling ways. In conjunction with the project crowdfunding site Kickstarter, Pacheco is giving Newhouse Read more

Syracuse University Front and Center in Veterans’ Initiatives

November 15, 2013 | Press Releases

As the nation took a collective pause this week for its annual tribute to those who have served in the armed forces, Syracuse University reasserted its standing as a precedent-setting leader and national force for advancing programming and services to meet the needs of veterans. In a daylong workshop Thursday, Nov. 14, at Walt Disney World Resort, Mike Haynie, executive Read more

Composer Chris Cresswell ’11 to Premiere Works at Setnor Nov. 15

November 13, 2013 | Press Releases

Composer Chris Cresswell, a 2011 graduate of the Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, will premiere his new work “Stone Seeking Warmth” with the Syracuse University Symphony Orchestra (SUSO) and Jonathan English, tenor, on Friday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. in the Rose and Jules R. Setnor Auditorium, Read more

Reimagining the Best Environment for a Legal Education

November 12, 2013 | Press Releases

From her office window in White Hall, College of Law Dean Hannah R. Arterian can’t quite see the daily progress on the impressive rising structure of Dineen Hall. The perspective looking across Irving Avenue is at an awkward angle. “In the stairwells you can get a better look,” Arterian says. For Arterian, the second glance or a pause in the Read more

DesignIntelligence Ranks VPA Design Programs among Top 10

November 11, 2013 | Press Releases

Two undergraduate programs in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ (VPA) Department of Design have been ranked among the top 10 in the nation in the 2014 DesignIntelligence report “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools.” DesignIntelligence is the Design Futures Council’s bimonthly report on the future, delivering original research, insightful commentary and instructive best practices. VPA’s industrial and interaction Read more

VPA Launches $2.5M Initiative to Designate Setnor an All-Steinway School

November 8, 2013 | Press Releases

The College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) has launched a $2.5 million initiative to help its Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music become an All-Steinway School. The designation, which means that the school will use exclusively pianos designed or built by Steinway & Sons, will ensure that Setnor faculty and students have the highest-caliber equipment Read more

The Warehouse to be Named in Honor of Chancellor Nancy Cantor

November 7, 2013 | Press Releases

Syracuse University Board of Trustees Chairman Richard L. Thompson G’67 announced last night that The Warehouse—SU’s academic and community facility in downtown Syracuse—will be formally named the “The Nancy Cantor Warehouse” in her honor. The news was announced at a dinner honoring Chancellor Cantor’s legacy, hosted by the Board of Trustees at Goldstein Auditorium in the Schine Student Center. “Nancy Read more

Maxwell, Center for Strategic and International Studies to Collaborate

November 6, 2013 | Press Releases

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C., have launched a far-reaching collaboration that will provide a host of new educational, research and career development opportunities for students and faculty of the school while strengthening Maxwell’s presence in the nation’s capital. Effective in January 2014, all Maxwell graduate Read more

SU Chemist Gets ‘Best Idea Grant’

November 6, 2013 | Press Releases

Top-notch ideas drive today’s knowledge-based world. James Hougland has one, and he has been awarded a “Best Idea Grant (BIG)” from the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR) to support his research. Hougland, an assistant professor of chemistry in The College of Arts and Sciences, is working in collaboration with a medicinal chemist at Purdue University on the project, which is Read more

ChemImage Partners with SU to Train Students in Hyperspectral Imaging

November 6, 2013 | Press Releases

ChemImage Corp., a provider of hyperspectral imaging (HSI) technology, has announced an educational collaborative partnership with the Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute (FNSSI) in The College of Arts and Sciences. The partnership focuses on providing students with an opportunity to work directly with HSI technology in SU laboratories. This past April, Jeffery Beckstead, director of product development for the Read more

Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute to Dedicate New Laboratory Suite Nov. 8

November 5, 2013 | Press Releases

In response to the growing international threat of bioterrorism, the Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute (FNSSI) in The College of Arts and Sciences has established a state-of-the-art laboratory suite. A dedication ceremony for the facility will be held on Friday, Nov. 8, from 1-2:15 p.m. in SU’s Lyman Hall. The event is free and open to the public. The Read more

Newhouse, Alexia Foundation to Hold Pan Am 103 Commemorative Event

November 4, 2013 | Press Releases

The Newhouse School, in partnership with the Alexia Foundation, will host a presentation and panel discussion on the power of photography to effect social change on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 3:30 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3. The event commemorates the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, on Dec. 21, 1988. The Alexia Read more

Disrupting Traditional Gender Roles

November 4, 2013 | Press Releases

Both partners in the modern couple may each have professional lives outside the home but two careers still equals three jobs—two professions, plus managing a home and, sometimes, raising children. And for women, oftentimes, that third job still remains their role. “I think this is the single biggest problem that faces women,” according to Professor Joan Bennett of Rutgers University, Read more