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Archive for January 2014

Remembering Mary Gilmore Smith ’29, G’38 and Her Unwavering Orange Spirit

January 30, 2014 | Press Releases

Syracuse University has lost one of the oldest, most dedicated members of its extended family. Mary Gilmore Smith ’29, G’38, student, teacher, counselor, volunteer and philanthropist, passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, at the age of 106. “Every Syracuse University alumnus is special to us, but Mary Gilmore Smith was truly the kind of person who comes along once in a Read more

‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ to Be Performed with Organ, Trumpet at Feb. 2 Malmgren Concert

January 27, 2014 | Press Releases

Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” will be the centerpiece of the next Malmgren Concert in Hendricks Chapel on Sunday, Feb. 2. SU Organist Kola Owolabi and Gabriel DiMartino, trumpet instructor in the Setnor School of Music in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, will perform transcriptions of the piece for piano and organ. The concert will begin at Read more

601 Tully Announces Spring Programming for Young People

January 27, 2014 | Press Releases

601 Tully, the center for engaged artistic practice on Syracuse’s Near West Side, is looking for registrants and volunteers for its spring 2014 programs. A series of free eco-art classes will be offered to elementary- and middle school-aged children on Saturdays from 1:30-3 p.m. The classes will run from Feb. 1 to April 12. There will be no class on Read more

Nourishing Scholarship: 50 Years of the University Honors Program

January 27, 2014 | Press Releases

Justin N. Elkhechen ’15 already has his plans in place for his senior honors capstone project. The junior biochemistry major is researching the migratory patterns of cancer and stem cells at the Syracuse Biomaterials Institute under Assistant Professor James H. Henderson. “This project has significant clinical relevance in that shape memory polymers can be used as a tool to study Read more

Photographer, Alumnus Seth Resnick ’79 Will Visit Newhouse Jan. 29

January 24, 2014 | Press Releases

Internationally acclaimed photographer Seth Resnick ’79 will visit the Newhouse School on Wednesday, Jan. 29, as a guest of the Department of Multimedia Photography and Design. He will speak on “Seeing Color & Enhancing Creativity: The Ingredients That Make Images Work” at 7 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3. Follow on Twitter at #MPDResnick. Resnick will discuss Read more

Janklow Arts Leadership Program to Award Professional Development Opportunity

January 22, 2014 | Press Releases

In collaboration with Webb Management Services, a provider of development, planning and consulting services for arts organizations and facilities, the Janklow Arts Leadership Program in The College of Arts and Sciences will award a professional development opportunity to one or more students planning to pursue a career in arts leadership. The selected students will participate in an extended paid internship Read more

Stern Caps off Fall 2013 Mower Forum Speaker Series

January 21, 2014 | Press Releases

Greg Stern, CEO of Butler, Shine, Stern and Partners (BSSP), will visit the Newhouse School on Wednesday, Dec. 4, as a guest of the Eric Mower Advertising Forum. He will speak on “My Inadvertent Career: The BSSP Story” at 6:30 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3. Follow on Twitter at #MowerForum. A founding partner of BSSP, Stern Read more

Ray Smith Symposium Focuses on Commodification, Aesthetics of South Asian Folk Art

January 21, 2014 | Press Releases

The commodification of South Asia folk art, including Mithila paintings by women from Northern India and parts of Nepal, is the focus of an upcoming Ray Smith Symposium. The symposium “Transformations in South Asian Folk Arts, Aesthetics, and Commodities” will run Feb. 27 to March 1 at various locations on the SU campus. More than a dozen artists and scholars Read more

Pepperidge Farm President to Visit Newhouse Jan. 28

January 14, 2014 | Press Releases

Irene Chang Britt, president of Pepperidge Farm and senior vice president for global baking and snacking with the Campbell Soup Co., will visit the Newhouse School on Tuesday, Jan. 28, as a guest of the Eric Mower Advertising Forum. She will give a talk, “From Anthropology to Advertising,” at 6:30 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3. Follow Read more

Hearst Supports Newhouse Studios Project with Half-Million-Dollar Gift

January 10, 2014 | Press Releases

The Newhouse School has received a $500,000 gift from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation for the school’s new production studios. The gift will support the $18 million renovation of the Newhouse 2 building, currently in progress. “At the Newhouse School, we are constantly striving to prepare our students for careers in a changing industry, and our studios project is a Read more

iSchool Ranked #5 for Online Programs by U.S. News

January 8, 2014 | Press Releases

The School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University was ranked No. 5 in best online degree programs for graduate computer information technology by U.S. News and World Report. The full rankings, released today, are available on the U.S. News and World Report website. “Online education is becoming an essential part of the higher education landscape,” the magazine said in Read more

SU Takes Part in Regional Efforts to Propel Drone Research

January 3, 2014 | Press Releases

Central New York will soon be a hub for testing and research in the rapidly growing field of drone aircraft—and Syracuse University researchers will play a critical role in the advancement and implementation of unmanned aircraft systems. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Dec. 30 that a regional partnership of organizations in New York and Massachusetts will operate one of Read more