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Archive for February 2014

‘Invention of Religion: Jews and Christians in the Ancient World’ to Be Presented March 26

February 27, 2014 | Press Releases

A renowned authority in Talmudic culture, Daniel Boyarin from the University of California at Berkeley, will speak at the Judaic Studies Program’s B.G. Rudolph Lecture. He will present “Jewish and Christian Apologetics and the Inventions of Religion” on Wednesday, March 26, at 7 p.m. in room 010 of Crouse-Hinds Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. Professor Read more

Syracuse Alumni, Father and Sons, Donate $100,000 to the Burton Blatt Institute

February 27, 2014 | Press Releases

Syracuse University alumni Michael Tannenhauser ’63 and his son Mark Tannenhauser ’11, and son Jonathan Tannenhauser (Harvard ’94), have made a commitment of $100,000 to support the work of the Burton Blatt Institute at SU. The gift is being made in honor of Mae and Max Tannenhauser, Michael’s parents and the grandparents of Mark and Jonathan. “This generous gift will Read more

Gillibrand: Over $1 Million for SU to Help Women Veteran Entrepreneurship

February 24, 2014 | Press Releases

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Monday announced a federal grant worth $1.3 million for Syracuse University to strengthen entrepreneurship opportunities for women veterans. The federal investment will be used by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University and comes from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Women Veterans Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) program. Sen. Gillibrand Read more

Teacher, Activist Brian Jones to Give Ganders Distinguished Lecture Feb. 28

February 21, 2014 | Press Releases

The School of Education will welcome Brian Jones, New York City teacher and activist, for the Harry S. and Elva K. Ganders Distinguished Lecture on Friday, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m. in Kittredge Auditorium at Huntington Beard Crouse Hall. Jones’ lecture, “Racism, Public Education and Collective Bargaining,” is part of the Douglas Biklen Landscape of Urban Education Lecture series. The Read more

Finalists Announced for Urban Rest Stop Design in Syracuse

February 19, 2014 | Press Releases

UPSTATE, a center for design, research and real estate at Syracuse University’s School of Architecture, announced the finalists for the Urban Rest Stop Design Competition on Feb. 14. The goal of the competition, made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, is to create an interactive environment for interstate travelers and residents beneath a section of Read more

IVMF, SU Recognized at ‘Empowering Our Nation’s Warriors’ Summit

February 19, 2014 | Press Releases

The work of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) and Syracuse University was acknowledged Wednesday, Feb. 19, by President George W. Bush during “Empowering Our Nation’s Warriors,” a summit focusing on how we can more effectively support transitioning warriors and their families. The summit was held at the George W. Bush Institute at the Bush Center in Dallas. Read more

TBWA Worldwide’s Doug Melville ’98 to Discuss Future of Advertising

February 17, 2014 | Press Releases

Doug Melville ’98, chief diversity officer, North America, for TBWA Worldwide, will visit the Newhouse School on Thursday, Feb. 20, as a guest of the advertising department’s Job Market Speaker Series, part of the Eric Mower Advertising Forum. He will speak on “The Future of Advertising is YOU” at 6:30 p.m. in the I-3 Center, 432 Newhouse 3. Prior to Read more

Authority on Mexico-U.S. Relations to Join Maxwell School Faculty

February 14, 2014 | Press Releases

A noted Latin American scholar, policy maker, teacher, diplomat and journalist has been named the inaugural Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Rafael Fernández de Castro, founder and chair of the School of International Studies at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and former foreign policy advisor to the president Read more

Architecture Launches Einhorn 21st Century Studio

February 14, 2014 | Press Releases

Syracuse University Trustee and School of Architecture Advisory Board Member Steven Einhorn ’67 and his wife, Sherry Einhorn ’65 (EDU), were honored at the School of Architecture on Feb. 10 at the grand opening of the Einhorn 21st Century Studio. The studio, a prototype for design education conceived to support the widest array of teaching styles and rapidly changing technologies, Read more

Filmmaker Kiarostami to Hold Residency in VPA

February 12, 2014 | Press Releases

Iranian filmmaker, photographer, video artist and poet Abbas Kiarostami will be in residence at SU for two weeks this spring as the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ (VPA) 2014 Sandra Kahn Alpert Visiting Artist. In late March, Kiarostami will conduct a workshop with VPA and SU undergraduate and graduate students, who will work with him to produce a short Read more

Philosophy Department to Welcome World-Renowned Philosopher

February 7, 2014 | Press Releases

Alvin Goldman, Board of Governors Professor at Rutgers University, will deliver the second annual William P. Alston Lecture at The College of Arts and Sciences. The free lecture, titled “Naturalizing Metaphysics with the Help of Cognitive Science,” is open to the public and scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m. in the Killian Room of the Hall of Languages. Read more

Endowment to Support Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures

February 3, 2014 | Press Releases

When he arrived on the Syracuse University campus in 1988, he was chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (LLL). Today, Harold G. Jones is an emeritus professor of Spanish, a philanthropist and, most recently, the man responsible for establishing an endowment to support Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures. The long-time faculty member, who taught in Read more