Archive for September 2014

Former NY State Lieutenant Governor to Deliver Tanner Lecture at Maxwell School

September 30, 2014 | Press Releases

Richard Ravitch, former lieutenant governor of New York, will deliver the next Tanner Lecture on Ethics, Citizenship and Public Responsibility on Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium. His talk is titled “Public Responsibility and the Federal-State Disconnect.” Ravitch is a lawyer, businessman and public official who has been engaged in both private and public business for more than Read more

Newhouse School, Oprah Winfrey Celebrate New Studio and Innovation Center

September 30, 2014 | Press Releases

The Newhouse Studio and Innovation Center was dedicated Monday in a celebration of the new cutting-edge facilities, the people who helped make it happen and the students who will hone and craft their skills at Newhouse in preparing to be the next generation of future communicators. The ceremonies were highlighted by special guest Oprah Winfrey, who gave remarks and helped Read more

Maxwell Awarded $1 Million for Programs Connecting Academics, Policy Makers

September 23, 2014 | Press Releases

The Carnegie Corp. of New York has named the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs as one of five institutional recipients of $1 million, two-year grants through its initiative “Rigor and Relevance: Bridging the Academic-Policy Gap.” With this funding, the Maxwell School will create the “Carnegie International Policy Scholars Consortium and Network,” which will bring together faculty from a Read more

Victor Rios to Speak on Youth Control Complex Sept. 24

September 23, 2014 | Press Releases

The School of Education will host the first installment of the Douglas P. Biklen Landscape of Urban Education Lecture Series on Wednesday, Sept. 24. Victor Rios, associate professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, will present “Punitive Social Control, the Youth Control Complex, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Dignity Enhancement and Restorative Approaches as Antidotes.” The lecture begins Read more

Philosopher to Deliver Anbar Lectures at Syracuse University, Temple Adath Yeshurun

September 18, 2014 | Press Releases

Thomas Hurka, the Chancellor Henry N.R. Jackman Distinguished Professor of Philosophical Studies at the University of Toronto, will deliver the seventh annual Anbar Family Lecture at Syracuse University and Temple Adath Yeshurun. Hurka’s Syracuse lecture, “More Seriously Wrong,” is Monday, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m. in 304 Tolley. The previous day (Sunday, Oct. 26) at 7 p.m., he will lecture Read more

Annual Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy Will Feature Noted Public Health Expert

September 15, 2014 | Press Releases

The Maxwell School, the Center for Policy Research and the Central New York Community Foundation (CNYCF) will present the 26th annual Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy. The lecture, “Improving Health Safety Nets after an Economic Recession” will be delivered by public health expert Sanjay Basu, assistant professor of medicine at the Stanford Prevention Research Center and co-author of Read more

AT&T CNY Civic App Challenge Launched

September 11, 2014 | Press Releases

Technology giant AT&T, along with Syracuse University, CenterState CEO, SUNY-Oswego, Girls in Tech and Hack Upstate, today announced the AT&T Central New York Civic App Challenge, a two-month “virtual hackathon” in which developers are encouraged to “Solve Local” by building smartphone apps that serve Central New Yorkers. Winners will receive cash prizes totaling $18,000. The challenge, which will be facilitated Read more

University Launches Commemoration of 25th Anniversary of Fall of Berlin Wall

September 10, 2014 | Press Releases

In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell, enabling all German citizens to travel to West Germany and West Berlin and ultimately leading to the reunification of East and West Germany. Nearly 25 years later, approximately 4,000 miles away, Syracuse University is commemorating this historic occasion with a three-month-long series of events and activities, including lectures, screenings, a digital story contest and Read more

Beckman Scholars Making an Impact as Undergraduate Researchers

September 10, 2014 | Press Releases

When Jennifer Lawson’s faculty lab mentor, Associate Professor Ramesh Raina, recommended she apply for the Beckman Scholars Program, Lawson ’14 wasn’t so sure. “I never felt confident in my research skills. It’s hard when you start as a freshman and you don’t necessarily understand what impact you’re having as an undergrad researcher,” says Lawson, a biotechnology and economics graduate. “But Read more

Libraries Partner with Emerald Group Publishing to Support EBV

September 8, 2014 | Press Releases

Syracuse University Libraries has brokered an agreement with Emerald Group Publishing to secure an extensive collection of eBooks and eJournals for use by participants in the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program. Emerald representatives approached the libraries with an offer of support after viewing a “60 Minutes” segment in May 2013 about the EBV program. Through this unprecedented Read more

Languages, Literatures and Linguistics to host ‘Japan Today’ Symposium

September 2, 2014 | Press Releases

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (LLL) in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences will welcome scholars from Cornell University, Columbia University and Hamilton College for “Japan Today,” an interdisciplinary symposium that will examine Japanese literature, film, history and language. The all-day event, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 13, will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in 500 Read more