Archive for April 2014

University Lectures Announces 2014-15 Season

April 30, 2014 | Press Releases

Seven distinguished guests will share their experiences and perspectives with the Syracuse University and Central New York communities this fall and next spring as part of the 2014-15 University Lectures series. Guests during the fall 2014 semester include Van Jones, president and co-founder of Rebuild the Dream; Eve Ensler, Tony Award-winning playwright, performer and activist and author of “The Vagina Read more

Alice Sterling Honig Featured Speaker at Eighth Annual Jack Reilly Distinguished Lecture

April 29, 2014 | Press Releases

The eighth annual Jack Reilly Distinguished Lecture will feature Alice Sterling Honig, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at Peck Hall, 601 E. Genesee St. Presented by the Jack Reilly Institute for Early Childhood and Provider Education at Syracuse University, along with Child Care Solutions, the event is free and open to the public. In addition to Honig’s presentation, titled Read more

Arts and Sciences Junior Awarded Norma Slepecky Undergraduate Prize

April 29, 2014 | Press Releases

Kristin Weeks, a junior in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, may be from the tiny Western New York village of Akron, but this young woman has big dreams and huge goals. Weeks, who is ambitiously pursuing a triple major in biology, sociology and political science, is a member of the Renée Crown Honors Program, a Coronat Scholar and Read more

Adam Kozaczka Wins Mary Hatch Marshall Essay Award

April 24, 2014 | Press Releases

Adam Kozaczka, a Ph.D. student in the English department in the College of Arts and Sciences, has won this year’s Mary Hatch Marshall Essay Award. Kozaczka’s essay is titled “Macbeth and the Britishing of the Scot: Harnessing Shakespeare for Unification Politics from the Eighteenth and into the Nineteenth Century.” He is a native of Cazenovia, N.Y. To honor and help Read more

2014-15 Remembrance Scholars Selected

April 23, 2014 | Press Releases

Syracuse University’s Remembrance Scholar Committee has chosen the 35 students who will be the 2014-15 Remembrance Scholars. The scholarships were founded as a tribute to—and means of remembering—the 35 students who were killed in the Dec. 21, 1988, bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. The students, who were returning from a semester of study in London and Read more

Centscere Wins $150,000 in StartupLabs Competition

April 16, 2014 | Press Releases

Centscere, the philanthropic student venture that began last summer in the Syracuse Student Sandbox, and entered the Syracuse StartupLabs competition earlier this year, was awarded the top prize of $150,000 in the StartupLabs contest. At the Centerstate CEO annual meeting April 14 where the results were announced, it was also revealed that the business won the Market Ready Award, which Read more

AMPAS Funding Will Support Students Enrolled in SU Los Angeles Semester

April 15, 2014 | Press Releases

The Syracuse University Los Angeles Semester has received a $5,000 grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to be awarded to a student seeking a Los Angeles internship in the motion picture industry. The funding, administered through the Academy Internship Grants program, will help defray the costs associated with the SULA Semester, a career-oriented program that allows Read more

Falk Scholar Lecture, Presentation of Rubenstein Social Justice Award Planned for April 17

April 14, 2014 | Press Releases

On Thursday, April 17, the Falk College welcomes the campus and local communities to participate in two special events. The inaugural Falk Scholar Lecture, sponsored by the Falk College Research Center, will take place in 312 Lyman Hall, at 2 p.m., and will feature Amy Dworsky, senior researcher, Chapin Hall, University of Chicago. She is a leading scholar on foster Read more

iSchool, Marist, Linux Foundation, IBM Presenting MOOC Series on Enterprise Computing

April 14, 2014 | Press Releases

In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, two IT-savvy colleges, a nonprofit consortium and an IT industry leader are combining academic efforts to present a massive open online educational series whose curriculum is centered on mainframe-computing operations. ecsmoocThe School of Information Studies (iSchool), Marist College, and the Linux Foundation, together with IBM, are presenting a three-course series in massive open online format which Read more

VPA, Emme ’85 Launch ‘Fashion Without Limits’ Design Initiative

April 10, 2014 | Press Releases

The fashion design program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) has joined with iconic supermodel and entrepreneur Emme ’85 to launch “Fashion Without Limits,” a design initiative that promotes the creation of size 12+ designs in the junior year through a special competition. “Fashion Without Limits” was created in direct response to a need for increased availability Read more

MRM/McCann East EVP Anthony Yell to Speak April 15

April 10, 2014 | Press Releases

Anthony Yell, executive vice president and executive creative director of MRM/McCann East, will present “How to Succeed in the Digital Now” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in the I-3 Center, 432 Newhouse 3. His visit is sponsored by the Eric Mower Advertising Forum in the Newhouse School. Follow on Twitter at #MowerForum. As both a creative and a manager, Read more

Biologist Awarded Prestigious Research Grant

April 10, 2014 | Press Releases

To say the competition for the 2014 International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) Research Grants was fierce would be a massive understatement. In fact, when the process began more than a year ago, 844 letters of intent were submitted from researchers all over the world. Applicants went through a rigorous year-long selection process and when all was said and Read more

Engineering Students Add ‘Spark’ to Advanced Manufacturing

April 8, 2014 | Press Releases

Students from Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science recently took part in a competition that aims to add some spark to the field of advanced manufacturing. As part of the second annual ‘Spark’ Innovation Competition, the students worked with staff from O’Brien & Gere to solve engineering challenges, including the design of a micro grid for an exhibition Read more

Shark Tank Comes to Syracuse

April 3, 2014 | Press Releases

It takes an entrepreneurial ecosystem to help turn an idea into a venture. And plenty of students are taking on the challenge of executing on their ideas. ET Logo FinalStudents need to connect with entrepreneurs, and students and the Central New York community need to know there’s an ecosystem here in Central New York. So how do students and community Read more

IBM’s Enterprise Machine Loan Boosts Computer Capacity, Partnership

April 1, 2014 | Press Releases

A level of computing power comparable to “a cloud in a box,” and typically accessible only from the inside of an enterprise-class computing work environment, is now available to students and faculty at the School of Information Studies (iSchool) daily, thanks to a major in-kind gift from the largest technology company in the world. The gift is IBM’s loan of Read more