Archive for December 2013

Filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami Named VPA’s Alpert Visiting Artist

December 11, 2013 | Press Releases

The College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) has named independent filmmaker and celebrated director Abbas Kiarostami as its 2014 Sandra Kahn Alpert Visiting Artist. Kiarostami will be at Syracuse University Jan. 27-Feb. 7 to conduct a workshop with VPA students. He will also present a series of screenings and lectures at various venues on and off campus. The schedule Read more

Newhouse Dedicates Kim Steele Portfolio Center

December 10, 2013 | Press Releases

The Newhouse School and the Department of Multimedia Photography and Design (MPD) celebrated the opening of the new Kim Steele Portfolio Center with a dedication event on the evening of Dec. 5. Supported by a gift from Syracuse University alumnus and noted photographer Kim Steele ’71, the Steele Center is a three-room complex located in Newhouse 1, providing a home Read more

Fuel Campaign Concludes, 170 Gifts Raise $29,800

December 5, 2013 | Press Releases

The results of a unique and highly successful fundraising initiative for the School of Information Studies “Fuel the Future” campaign are in. The effort raised a total of 170 gifts–and nearly $30,000–through the generous direct contributions of students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends of the school. The online crowdsourced campaign was conducted for 60 days beginning Oct. 1. The challenge Read more

Syracuse Commits to Attainment Goal, Joins National Partnership

December 5, 2013 | Press Releases

On Wednesday, Lumina Foundation announced that Syracuse will be among the first 20 cities in America to partner with the organization in an effort to mobilize around the importance of increasing the number of Syracuse residents who go to college. This collaborative effort will establish a community-wide attainment goal for Syracuse and support Syracuse partners in achieving that goal. Partners Read more

‘Works of Late Chosŏn Dynasty Korea’ Project Awarded Major Grant

December 4, 2013 | Press Releases

George Kallander, associate professor of history, has received a three-year, $290,000 grant from the Academy of Korean Studies to lead a project, ‘Works of Late Chosŏn Dynasty Korea,’ to translate four important historical Korean texts into English. As the project director, Kallander will oversee three other North American scholars on the project. Each will translate, annotate and write a scholarly Read more