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Archive for June 2014

$1 Million Gift Launches fund to Aid Students with Disabilities

June 26, 2014 | Press Releases

Syracuse University has received a $1 million gift from alumnus and former Orange basketball star George Hicker ’68 to launch a new fund to expand access and opportunities for students with disabilities. Hicker, president of Cardinal Industrial Real Estate, based in Los Angeles, is a former SU Trustee with a longstanding interest in helping young people. The fund will carry Read more

A Reason to Smile on South Campus

June 24, 2014 | Press Releases

The recent gift of a Syracuse University alumna and her family is bringing a big smile to the Bernice M. Wright (BMW) Child Development Laboratory School every day. Literally. Earlier this month, a 12-foot blue and orange “happy face” sculpture was installed outside of the BMW Lab School on South Campus, a gift from Shelly and Scot Fisher. Shelly is Read more

’CuseFunder Gives Donors the Chance to Fund Smaller Projects

June 17, 2014 | Press Releases

Perhaps you’ve heard of some movie star financing his vanity project through Kickstarter, or a teacher raising the funds for an expensive field trip through DonorsChoose. Those are examples of crowdfunding, in which lots of small donations add up to enough to get a project off the ground. Now Syracuse University has launched its own crowdfunding site, ’CuseFunder. ’CuseFunder was Read more

‘Shaping a Celluloid World’ Is First NYC Exhibition to Showcase Perlov Celluloid Collection

June 10, 2014 | Press Releases

The Palitz Gallery exhibition “Shaping a Celluloid World” has opened for viewing and is the first time a significant portion of the celluloid collection of Dadie and Norman Perlov will be on display in New York City. The exhibition is open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., and runs through July 2. It is free and open to the public. Read more

Philosopher Named Inaugural Sutton Distinguished Chair

June 5, 2014 | Press Releases

Ben Bradley, a prominent philosophy scholar in the College of Arts and Sciences has been named the inaugural Sutton Distinguished Chair. Named after Allan ’55 and Anita ’60 Sutton, the Anita and Allan D. Sutton Endowed Distinguished Chair in Philosophy Fund will support the activities, research and teaching of the Sutton Chair. Bradley, a professor who joined Arts and Sciences Read more

A Clearer Picture for Setnor

June 3, 2014 | Press Releases

Families that cannot make to their Setnor School of Music student’s recitals can usually hear the music well through a remote connection, the the video quality has been poor up until now. A Fast Forward project aims to fix that problem. Families that cannot make to their Setnor School of Music students’ recitals can usually hear the music well through Read more

SU Drama Named One of 25 Best Drama Schools by Hollywood Reporter

June 2, 2014 | Press Releases

The College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Department of Drama was ranked No. 13 on the Hollywood Reporter’s (THR) list of the “25 Best Drama Schools in 2014” in its June 6 issue. The article cites such notable alumni as Aaron Sorkin ’83 H’12, Frank Langella ’59 and Taye Diggs ’93. The rankings were based on a THR poll of Read more

Oprah Winfrey to Attend Dedication of New Studio and Innovation Center at Newhouse Sept. 29

June 2, 2014 | Press Releases

The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications will dedicate the new Newhouse Studio and Innovation Center on Monday, Sept. 29. Special guest Oprah Winfrey will join students, alumni, media executives and other VIPs to celebrate the re-opening of the school’s Newhouse 2 building, which is undergoing an $18 million renovation. Follow on Twitter at #NewhouseStudio. The Newhouse Studio and Innovation Read more