Archive for January 2015

Students Can Pitch for Up to $10,000 at Annual RvD IDEA Awards

January 30, 2015 | Press Releases

There is no shortage of creative students with innovative, entrepreneurial ideas on the SU campus. Students from all majors on campus have exciting ideas, from creating a nonprofit to improve access to drinking water in West Africa to establishing companies that sell delicious desserts or unique sporting equipment. Many students on campus ask, how can I get my nonprofit or Read more

‘Quaking Aspen’ to Open at Light Work

January 28, 2015 | Press Releases

Light Work will present “Quaking Aspen: A Lyric Complaint,” featuring the work of photographer Gary Metz at the Robert B. Menschel Gallery in Schine Student Center from Feb. 1 through June 30. The exhibition is curated by Stephan Apicella-Hitchcock and Joe Lawton; and made possible by Lawton, Apicella-Hitchcock, Fordham University and Metz’s estate. In the 1970s, the late photographer and Read more

Alumnus, Wife Leave Lasting Legacy to Assist Students with Disabilities

January 27, 2015 | Press Releases

The legacy of a Syracuse University alumnus and his wife is creating a lasting mark for students with physical disabilities and the entire campus, nine decades after he first stepped onto campus. The James S. Blesh Fund will meet a critical need to support students pursuing their education, both individually and to improve the campus environment for students with physical Read more

Faculty, Students Train India’s Future Engineers to Reduce Energy Footprint

January 22, 2015 | Press Releases

Rapid economic growth in India has led to a spike in energy consumption, placing a serious strain on the country’s grid and energy supplies. Blackouts and brownouts are common and widespread. Worse, limited resources often make it impossible to generate additional energy or increase the distribution capacity of the already congested existing systems. A team from the College of Engineering Read more

iSchool Announces MLIS ‘Expect More’ Scholarship Program

January 22, 2015 | Press Releases

A new initiative at the School of Information Studies (iSchool) offers an enriched graduate education experience to students who want to become leaders in librarianship and develop skills that are applicable to a wide range of 21st-century careers that are redefining what it means to be a librarian. “The Expect More Scholarship program is designed to provide promising students with Read more

Geologists Receive Federal Grant to Study Tectonic Uplift

January 22, 2015 | Press Releases

Earth scientists in the College of Arts and Sciences have received a major grant to test a new technique for measuring tectonic uplift. Gregory Hoke, assistant professor of Earth sciences, and Devin McPhillips, a postdoctoral research associate, are the recipients of an Early-Concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) award from the National Science Foundation. They will use the $147,000 award Read more

University Receives $3.2M to Develop Localized Heating and Cooling Systems

January 21, 2015 | Press Releases

The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E) Delivering Efficient Local Thermal Amenities (DELTA) program will develop localized heating and cooling systems and devices to expand temperature ranges within buildings. The program plans to provide $30 million to support 11 project teams in developing technologies that can regulate temperatures focused on a building’s occupants and not the overall building. This Read more

‘Critical Mass’ Exhibition Competition to Open at 914Works

January 20, 2015 | Press Releases

“Critical Mass,” a juried exhibition of work by undergraduate visual artists from the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), will be on view Jan. 29-Feb. 19 at 914Works, 914 E. Genesee St., Syracuse. The exhibition is free and open to the public. professional jury reviewed submissions and selected 10 artists to represent the best undergraduate thesis work. A public Read more

Illumination Initiative Lights Up Iconic Downtown Buildings

January 16, 2015 | Press Releases

Syracuse is renowned for winter, but this season the city is shining a little brighter, thanks to an illumination initiative by the Connective Corridor focused on lighting iconic buildings and public spaces along the recently completed streetscape. The “Corridor of Light” illumination project is part of the Connective Corridor’s façade improvement and public art program, funded through grants from Empire Read more

IVMF Receives Prudential Grant to Support Veteran Entrepreneurship Training

January 16, 2015 | Press Releases

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) recently received a $350,000 grant from Prudential Financial, Inc., that will help the institute continue to build the Technical Assistance Program (TAP) for its renowned Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV). The EBV is delivered in three phases. The first two phases include a 30-day, instructor-led online course that focuses on Read more

Drone Project Takes Flight, Leads to Entrepreneurial Venture

January 14, 2015 | Press Releases

A couple of summers ago, Arland Whitfield ’16 stumbled across a YouTube video about drones. It wasn’t long before he knew he had to get airborne. “I spent the next few months learning about them and I finally built one,” Whitfield says. “Initially, it wasn’t that great. It was like having a model airplane, but the camera took really great Read more

University Singers to Compete in International Choral Festival

January 13, 2015 | Press Releases

The Syracuse University Singers have been selected to compete in the mixed choir category of Florilège Vocal de Tours, an international choral song competition to be held May 29-31 in Tours, France. The festival will be the centerpiece of the group’s first international tour. Under the direction of John Warren, associate professor and director of choral activities in the College Read more

Student Ventures Can Enter Panasci Business Plan Competition to Win Startup Funding

January 13, 2015 | Press Releases

The Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship and the Department of Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE) in the Whitman School of Management are calling for submissions for the 2015 Panasci Business Plan Competition. The competition accepts business plan ideas from graduate and undergraduate students in all schools and colleges at SU and SUNY-ESF. The two-day competition will take place April 10-11. “Panasci is Read more

Hawthorne String Quartet to Perform Free Public Concert

January 9, 2015 | Press Releases

The Hawthorne String Quartet, comprised of members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, will be in residence in Syracuse from Jan. 22-25 for a series of events to promote Holocaust education and public memory. One of the highlights of the quartet’s visit will be the “Promise of Hope” concert with Symphoria on Jan. 24 at 7:30 pm at the Crouse Hinds Read more

Preview the New Collaborative Classroom

January 8, 2015 | Press Releases

The College of Engineering and Computer Science will open a state-of-the-art collaborative classroom this month. Students will work with peers and instructors to explore their class material in ways that aren’t possible in traditional classrooms. In this new space, instructors will design classroom activities to foster team-based learning—allowing students to engage with the subject matter and each other on a Read more