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Archive for November 2014

On the ‘Sound Beat’

November 20, 2014 | Press Releases

When you tune in to “Sound Beat” on any of about 200 public radio outlets, including WAER, you’re never sure what you’re going to hear. It could be 90 seconds of blues or classical music. It could be an old Vaudeville routine. Or it could be canaries tweeting the “Emperor Waltz.” “Sound Beat,” which debuted in March 2011, is a Read more

Democratizing Knowledge Collective Receives Mellon Grant

November 19, 2014 | Press Releases

“Just Academic Spaces” is the theme of a three-year, $500,000 project, organized and presented by the Democratizing Knowledge (DK) Collective in the College of Arts and Sciences and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Co-directed by professors Linda Carty and Chandra Talpade Mohanty, the campus-wide project is designed to foster a model of exchange between community- and scholar-activists, in Read more

INSCT, Moynihan Present Social Media Findings to Local Emergency Managers

November 19, 2014 | Press Releases

Ines Mergel, associate professor of public administration in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and a senior research associate in the Center for Technology and Information Policy, has been leading a long-term research project on the use of social technologies in government emergency management. Part of this wider Social Technologies in Emergency Management (SoTechEM) project is a review Read more

Students Establish Art Bench to Connect Communities

November 17, 2014 | Press Releases

On the edge of campus, the Syracuse University campus and the east University neighborhood meet up at Comstock and Euclid avenues. Bikers, drivers and pedestrians move quickly through this bustling gateway intersection every day. Now they have a reason to linger. A group of students with the Community Ambassadors Program, through the Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Services, has established Read more

Social Work Students Explore Mental Health Policy During Legislative Policy Forum

November 13, 2014 | Press Releases

On Nov. 10, students in the School of Social Work in the Falk College explored the implications of policy changes for social workers and other health professionals as New York State moves forward with reforming its behavioral health system. The 16th Annual James L. Stone Legislative Policy Symposium was titled “Serving Adults with Severe Mental Illnesses: Will New York State Read more

Pepsico Renews Commitment to Veterans Through Recycling Initiative

November 12, 2014 | Press Releases

There are many ways to say thank you for the sacrifice and service of veterans and their families on Veterans Day. PepsiCo adds an unlikely way to this list-by recycling. Through PepsiCo Recycling, recycled beverage containers translate into business training opportunities for veterans around the nation. This November, PepsiCo will officially be recognized as the first three-star partner of the Read more

Sean O’Keefe G’78 Appointed University Professor, Phanstiel Chair

November 12, 2014 | Press Releases

Syracuse University Vice Chancellor and Provost Eric F. Spina has announced the appointment of Sean O’Keefe G’78 as University Professor. O’Keefe, former administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is the 17th person in Syracuse University history to hold the title of University Professor. O’Keefe has also been named the Howard G. and S. Louise Phanstiel Chair in Read more

‘Elect Her’ Preparing Women for Leadership and Political Office

November 10, 2014 | Press Releases

In student leadership roles and in political office across the country, more women are needed to represent. An upcoming free workshop and presentation is giving female University students the opportunity to find their voice and build their confidence for pursuing an elected leadership position. Adrianna M. Kam ’15, who is pursuing a degree in selected studies in education, is organizing Read more

CSD’s Newest Faculty Member Awarded $557,000 NIH Grant

November 6, 2014 | Press Releases

Jonathan Preston G’02, G’08 may be new to the Syracuse University faculty, but he’s no stranger to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD). Preston first stepped onto campus as a graduate student 13 years ago. Today, he is not just an alumnus of one of the College of Arts and Sciences’ leading graduate programs; he’s also a professor. Read more

University Hosts Play about Spanish Playwright Lope de Vega

November 5, 2014 | Press Releases

A contemporary play about the complicated last days of Félix Lope de Vega y Carpio, the foremost Spanish playwright of the 1600s, is coming to Syracuse University. The Spanish theater company Fundación Siglo de Oro will present “Entre Marta y Lope” (“Between Marta and Lope”) on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m. in Grant Auditorium. The performance, which is free Read more

Physicist Receives $1.17 Million NIH Grant to Create ‘Nanobiosensors’

November 4, 2014 | Press Releases

Liviu Movileanu, associate professor of physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, has received a $1.17 million grant award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Movileanu will use the award, which is also funded by the National Nanotechnology Initiative, to support his work with “Engineered Nanopores for Read more