Archive for May 2014

Scott Pitnick Appointed Weeden Professor

May 28, 2014 | Press Releases

Professor Scott Pitnick, a highly accomplished evolutionary biologist in the fields of sexual selection, reproductive genetics and speciation, has been appointed the inaugural Weeden Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences. The professorship, appointed by the dean, will support the activities, research and teaching of the Weeden Professor. It was made possible thanks to the generosity of Morris “Mike” Read more

IVMF Receives $450,000 from Sam’s Club to Support Women Veteran Entrepreneurs

May 23, 2014 | Press Releases

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) has received a $450,000 grant from the Sam’s Club Giving Program to support women veteran entrepreneurs through its business management training program V-WISE, Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship. The Sam’s Club Giving Program grant helps IVMF to launch V-WISE alumni chapters in key regions around the nation, in addition to Read more

iSchool Ranked #1 for Online Computer Information Technology Programs for Veterans

May 21, 2014 | Press Releases

The School of Information Studies (iSchool) was ranked No. 1 in best online graduate degree programs in computer information technology for veterans by U.S. News & World Report. The full rankings are available on the U.S. News & World Report website, along with an overview of the iSchool’s graduate information technology program. This program was also ranked No. 5 overall Read more

In One Era and Out the Other

May 20, 2014 | Press Releases

George Goldberg remembers the day he got his new hearing aids, along with a wireless clip-on microphone, from the Gebbie Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. “My wife, Rita, and I went to Tully’s restaurant to celebrate—you know, the place with all the televisions,” he says, during a recent conference call from his home in DeWitt, N.Y. “At one point, I got up to Read more

Burman Named Inaugural Holder of Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics

May 7, 2014 | Press Releases

Public finance and tax policy expert Leonard E. Burman has been named the first holder of the Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Burman is currently professor of public administration and international affairs at the Maxwell School and director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center in Washington, D.C., which he co-founded. Read more

Professor Recognized by American Philosophical Society

May 6, 2014 | Press Releases

Nearly 30 years ago, Wayne Franits, now a professor of art history in the College of Arts and Sciences, arrived on the Syracuse campus fresh out of New York University with a Ph.D. in hand. Today, Franits is a world-renowned scholar, who has published dozens of articles and essays for international exhibition catalogs and written or edited seven books. An Read more

Celebrating Syracuse’s New Academic Home in NYC: The Fisher Center

May 1, 2014 | Press Releases

Drama and architecture students have been discovering their new home in New York City for the past few months. Tuesday night, a celebratory crowd came to see how they are settling in and officially launch the Syracuse University Fisher Center. The University’s new academic center in Manhattan is opening up new opportunities for programs already in the city and many Read more