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Archive for July 2014

National Science Foundation Awards Elite Team of Physicists $5.2 Million

July 28, 2014 | Press Releases

The Syracuse University Experimental High Energy Physics Group has several reasons to celebrate—more than five million, in fact. The elite team of physicists, which includes professors Marina Artuso, Steven Blusk, Tomasz Skwarnicki and Sheldon Stone, was recently awarded $5.2 million by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to construct a new particle physics detector, known as an Upstream Tracker (UT). The Read more

Rosa Leon ’14 Awarded National Institute of Health Research Supplement

July 21, 2014 | Press Releases

Rosa Leon ’14, who graduated this past May with a dual major in biology and neuroscience, received a diversity supplement to Sandra and James Hewett’s National Institute of Health grant to support her research. This supplement will allow Leon to continue the studies she initiated as an undergraduate in the laboratory of James Hewett, professor of biology in the College Read more

Chemist to Use NSF Grant to Bolster Study of Materials Chemistry, Nanoscience

July 21, 2014 | Press Releases

A chemist in the College of Arts and Sciences has received a major grant to study the synthesis of stainless nanoparticles. Mathew M. Maye, associate professor of chemistry, has been awarded a three-year, $360,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award supports his ongoing work with metal stainless alloy nanostructures, the results of which may impact gas storage, Read more

University to Host 29 Veterans for 2014 EBV Summer Season

July 16, 2014 | Press Releases

July will be a busy month for the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) as three of the participating universities host their programs—Syracuse University from July 19-26 and UCLA and Texas A&M from July 12-20. Syracuse University and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families will host a new class of post-9/11 veterans for the eighth-annual Barnes Family Entrepreneurship Read more

Newhouse Studio and Innovation Center Dedication to Feature Remarks by Oprah Winfrey

July 14, 2014 | Press Releases

The Newhouse School at Syracuse University will dedicate the Newhouse Studio and Innovation Center on Monday, Sept. 29, with a daylong series of events. Part of an $18 million renovation of Newhouse 2, the new facility will feature Dick Clark Studios and the Alan Gerry Center for Media Innovation. The day will begin with a symposium on “The Future of Read more

Empowering Domestic Violence Survivors Continues with Grant from Verizon Wireless

July 8, 2014 | Press Releases

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management, South Side Innovation Center (SSIC) and WISE Women’s Business Center (WISE WBC) have partnered with Vera House Inc., a comprehensive domestic and sexual violence service agency, to reach out and support domestic violence survivors in a successful community alliance. Through this collaboration, called Project Phoenix, Whitman has reached out to empower marginalized populations, Read more