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Archive for March 2014

Research Computing Renaissance at SU

March 31, 2014 | Press Releases

Recent developments in Syracuse University’s OrangeGrid and Academic Virtual Hosting Environments (AVHE)—both centrally managed by Information Technology and Services (ITS)—increase the University’s resources for compute intensive academic research, and allow SU’s researchers to tackle new and greater computational tasks, get them done sooner and increase the competitiveness of their grant submissions. David Rivers, research assistant professor in the Department of Read more

Philanthropy Week Kicks off Monday

March 28, 2014 | Press Releases

Syracuse University’s annual Philanthropy Week will kick off on Monday, March 31, beginning a weeklong series of special events planned to raise awareness about the critical role that philanthropy plays at the University—and in society as a whole—and to recognize those who support SU through generous contributions of time, knowledge and money. “Philanthropy week is a time when the entire Read more

Orange Circle Awards to Be Presented During Philanthropy Week, April 2

March 27, 2014 | Press Releases

During Syracuse University’s Philanthropy Week, three individuals and one group will be recognized with the Orange Circle Award, honoring members of the SU community who have done extraordinary things in the service of others. The awards will be given following the Phanstiel Lecture on Tuesday, April 2, at 4 p.m. at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center. “The Read more

Malmgren ‘Rising Star Recital’ Features Organist Thomas Gaynor April 6

March 24, 2014 | Press Releases

Organist Thomas Gaynor will perform in the next “Rising Star Recital” featured in Hendricks Chapel’s Malmgren Concert Series on Sunday, April 6. The concert will begin at 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in the Irving Garage. Gaynor will perform works by Bach, Schumann, Dupré and Prokofiev during the concert. A Read more

Professor Conducts Physical Activity Workshops for Children with Visual Impairments

March 21, 2014 | Press Releases

Luis Columna, associate professor of exercise science in the School of Education, is conducting a physical activity program titled “Physical Activity for Families of Children with Visual Impairments.” This program is supported by the J. Henry & Martha E. DeBoer Fund at the Central New York Community Foundation and the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation, which provided funding for sports Read more

USAA Joins Institute for Veterans and Military Families as Corporate Partner

March 19, 2014 | Press Releases

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) has announced that USAA insurance company will join as a corporate two-star partner in support of the institute’s programs for veterans and military families as, and after, they make the transition to post-service life. “We are thrilled to welcome USAA as an IVMF corporate partner,” says Mike Haynie, IVMF executive director and Read more

Michael ’72 and Susan Thonis Establish Endowed Professorship of Earth Sciences

March 18, 2014 | Press Releases

Professor Suzanne L. Baldwin, a renowned geologist and thermochronologist, has been named the inaugural Michael G. and Susan T. Thonis Professor of Earth Sciences in The College of Arts and Sciences. Through the generosity of Michael Thonis ’72 and his wife, Susan, the newly established professorship will provide additional support for Professor Baldwin’s research program. Baldwin’s laboratory conducts experiments on Read more

Chauncey D. Holmes Lecture and Awards Ceremony to Feature UC Santa Cruz Professor and Six Student Honorees

March 12, 2014 | Press Releases

Six students representing four of Syracuse University’s schools and colleges will be honored for excellence in introductory Earth science at the annual Chauncey D. Holmes Lecture and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 20, in the Heroy Geology Laboratory Auditorium. The keynote speaker, James Zachos, professor of Earth and planetary sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will present “The Read more

Four Maxwell Professors Named O’Hanley Scholars

March 10, 2014 | Press Releases

The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs is honoring four inspirational teachers and scholars as the first O’Hanley Faculty Scholars. Mehrzad Boroujerdi, associate professor of political science; Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology; Junko Takeda, associate professor of history; and Jamie Winders, associate professor of geography, were selected on the basis of outstanding teaching and scholarship, plus attributes such Read more

Jackley to Speak on ‘Entrepreneurship as a Tool for Social Change’

March 6, 2014 | Press Releases

Entrepreneur and investor Jessica Jackley, a pioneer in the field of microfinance, will deliver the next Tanner Lecture on Ethics, Citizenship and Public Responsibility on Tuesday, March 18, at 6 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium. Jackley is co-founder and former chief marketing officer of Kiva, the world’s first peer-to-peer microlending website, which allows users to lend as little as $25 to Read more

March 23 Malmgren Concert Features Joint Performance by Louisville, Syracuse Singers

March 6, 2014 | Press Releases

The University of Louisville Cardinal Singers and the Syracuse University Singers will offer a joint performance on Sunday, March 23, as part of the Esther Drake and John Vincent Malmgren Concert Series. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the Q1 lot and the Irving Garage. Musical Read more

Spring Break Is All Business for Winston Fisher Seminar Students

March 4, 2014 | Press Releases

Many students are jetting off to exotic destinations for spring break or traveling home to see family but for one group, spring break is all business. On March 9, 13 students from The College of Arts and Sciences will travel to New York City to participate in the ninth annual Winston Fisher Seminar. The seminar is funded through the generosity Read more