Archive for October 2014

CNY Humanities Corridor Awarded $3.55 Million from Mellon Foundation

October 29, 2014 | Press Releases

Syracuse University, Cornell University and the University of Rochester—founders of the Central New York Humanities Corridor, a large-scale interdisciplinary project—have received grants totaling $3.55 million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The awards will be used to support the Humanities Corridor in perpetuity, while creating endowments at its founding institutions: $2 million for Syracuse, $750,000 for Cornell and $500,000 for Read more

South Asia Center Receives $1.3 Million ED Grant

October 24, 2014 | Press Releases

The South Asia Center has been awarded a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education (ED). The grant renews the center’s designation as a National Resource Center and provides funding for graduate and undergraduate students, course development, Hindi language training, conference planning and travel, and outreach to high schools and community colleges. Serving the Syracuse campus, the South Read more

Syracuse University Libraries Receive Delmas Foundation Grant

October 23, 2014 | Press Releases

The Syracuse University Libraries have received a $10,400 grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation to support the preservation of historic sound recordings carried out at the Belfer Audio Archive, a component of the Special Collections Research Center. The grant will be used to fund a Belfer Preservation Assistant position, augmenting NYS preservation funds dedicated to this purpose. The assistant Read more

2014-15 Remembrance Scholars to be Honored at Convocation Oct. 24

October 22, 2014 | Press Releases

The 2014-15 Convocation for Remembrance Scholars, honoring 35 outstanding students from this year’s senior class, will be held Friday, Oct. 24, at 3 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel. The Remembrance Scholarships, among the most prestigious scholarships awarded by the University, were founded as a tribute to the 270 people, including 35 Syracuse University students studying abroad through Syracuse University, who were Read more

Dr. Alice Sterling Honig Endowed Scholarship Announced

October 22, 2014 | Press Releases

In honor of her dedication and service to Syracuse University and its students for more than 40 years as an educator, researcher, scholar, mentor and friend, the Falk College announced the establishment of the Dr. Alice Sterling Honig Endowed Scholarship Fund to benefit students majoring in child and family studies at Syracuse University. The endowed scholarship was created in her Read more

Judith Kafka to Speak on ‘Zero Tolerance’ Oct. 23

October 22, 2014 | Press Releases

The School of Education continues the Douglas P. Biklen Landscape of Urban Education Lecture Series on Thursday, Oct. 23, with Judith Kafka, associate professor of educational policy and the history of education at Baruch College School of Public Affairs and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Kafka will present “‘Zero Tolerance’ in School Discipline: Where Did Read more

Bandier Alumni Association Announces Allman/Lehman Scholarship

October 21, 2014 | Press Releases

During an event at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, the Bandier Program Alumni Association announced its Allman/Lehman Endowed Scholarship . The scholarship is named after Gregg Allman of the Allman Brothers Band and Michael Lehman, the parent of a current Bandier Student and Allman’s manager. This contribution will be awarded annually to one student who demonstrates need. “When Read more

Taishoff Center Presents ‘Disabled and Proud: Dare to Dream’

October 15, 2014 | Press Releases

The Lawrence B. Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education at Syracuse University will present “Disabled and Proud: Dare to Dream,” a two-day conference event on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18 and 19. The conference, which is free to current and future students with disabilities and their families, aims to develop and support the next generation of leaders campus and beyond. Read more

MIT Professor to Discuss ‘Identity Thesis for Language and Music’ Oct. 14

October 14, 2014 | Press Releases

The linguistic interface between music and language is the subject of an upcoming presentation in the College of Arts and Sciences. David Pesetsky, a world-renowned linguist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), will discuss “Language and Music: Same Structures, Different Building Blocks” on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 7:15 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium. The event is free and open to Read more

Disability Studies Scholar Rosemarie Garland-Thomson to Speak Oct. 23

October 14, 2014 | Press Releases

On Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m., Rosemarie Garland-Thomson will give a lecture titled “Why I am a Bioconservative” in Watson Theatre. Following the lecture, a reception and book signing will take place at Light Work at 8 p.m. Students, staff, faculty and community members are invited to attend. BioconservativeGarland-Thomson is a professor at Emory University and the author of Read more

MOST Women’s Camp Stokes Girls’ Passion for Science

October 13, 2014 | Press Releases

Through a partnership with the Museum of Science & Technology (MOST), the College of Engineering and Computer Science is encouraging girls to explore science and inspire them to aim for a career in a scientific field. Assistant Professor Melissa Green of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering hosted a full day of activities for 15 sixth grade girls taking Read more

Deborah A. Coquillon Memorial Award Helps Seniors ‘Pay It Forward’

October 9, 2014 | Press Releases

When Tesia Kim ’13 began working for Teach for America, she found herself at a medical prep school in Chicago that was so poor, some of her students couldn’t afford binders and notebooks. “Two students didn’t have $25 for scrubs,” says Kim, who graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University with a major in biology and a minor in nutrition. Read more

Pride of the Orange, Syracuse Athletics Get Boost as Alumni Establish Twirler, Lacrosse Scholarships

October 8, 2014 | Press Releases

Lifelong Orange supporters John H. ’59 (ESF) and Janet K. (Smith) Dean ’61 (VPA), who met and later married on the Syracuse University campus, have established two new student scholarships: the Janet Kay Smith Feature Twirler Scholarship and the John Dean Endowed Lacrosse Scholarship Fund. The Deans have generously committed a $25,000 lead gift for the feature twirler scholarship and Read more

Application Period Opens for 10th Annual Winston Fisher Seminar

October 8, 2014 | Press Releases

It’s only the second month of the new academic year and already the College of Arts and Sciences is busily preparing for the 10th annual Winston Fisher Seminar, a weeklong immersion program timed to coincide with spring break 2015. Named after Winston Fisher ’96, who majored in philosophy and is now a partner at Fisher Brothers–one of New York’s pre-eminent Read more

Setnor Celebrates Steinway Piano Gift with Orange Central Concert

October 6, 2014 | Press Releases

The Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music in the College of Visual and Performing Arts will celebrate the arrival of its newest Steinway D concert grand piano, the generous gift of Syracuse University Professor Emeritus Harold Jones and his wife, Barbara, with a special concert on Friday, Oct. 10, at 4:30 p.m. in the Rose and Read more