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Mathematics Department on Hot Streak

February 25, 2015 | Press Releases

The Department of Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences has the formula for success. Uday Banerjee, professor and chair of mathematics, says that nearly a third of his faculty have received major grant awards or international speaking invitations in the past few months. “I am extremely proud of our mathematicians,” says Banerjee, who recently gave a keynote address Read more

Whitman School to Host First Graduate Student Stock Pitch Competition

February 25, 2015 | Press Releases

The Whitman School will host its first graduate student stock pitch competition on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. in Lender Auditorium. Organized by the finance department, the event features three graduate student teams pitching three different stocks. The student teams are being advised by Joel Redmond, vice president at Key Private Bank (also a Whitman adjunct professor). The pitches Read more

Crystal Laura to Present ‘Against the Social Ecology of School Discipline’

February 25, 2015 | Press Releases

The School of Education continues the Douglas P. Biklen Landscape of Urban Education Lecture Series on Thursday, Feb. 26, with Crystal T. Laura, assistant professor of educational leadership at Chicago State University. Laura will present “Against the Social Ecology of School Discipline: Teaching for Love, Justice and Joy” at 5:30 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium. The lecture is free and open Read more

IVMF Announces $500,000 Grant from Intercontinental Exchange

February 23, 2015 | Press Releases

Intercontinental Exchange is providing $500,000 to support the work of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). IVMF recently announced the funding support and the designation of Intercontinental Exchange as an IVMF One-Star Corporate Partner over the next three years. Intercontinental Exchange is the leading network of regulated exchanges and clearinghouses for financial and commodity markets, including the New Read more

George W. Bush Institute, IVMF Collaboration Results in National Summit on Nonprofit Excellence

February 23, 2015 | Press Releases

The George W. Bush Institute (GWBI) hosted a national summit Feb. 18 in Dallas of nearly 450 leaders in the veterans services landscape, including heads of government agencies, major foundations, corporate funders, nonprofit organizations and think tanks, as well as veterans themselves. This second national summit hosted by the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative (MSI) caps off a yearlong research Read more

Maxwell, IVMF, VA Medical Center Join Forces for International Women’s Day

February 23, 2015 | Press Releases

There are nearly 215,000 women currently serving in the United States military and more than 1.8 million women veterans. Hundreds of thousands of civilian women also serve in combat and post-combat areas as advisors, aid workers, development specialists and health professionals. These women—the special challenges they face during service, their health and wellness, and their perspectives on the relationship between Read more

Architecture Announces Spring 2015 Gluckman Visiting Critics

February 18, 2015 | Press Releases

The School of Architecture has announced that the Spring 2015 Richard Gluckman Visiting Critics will be Gena Wirth, an associate with SCAPE Landscape Architecture in New York City, and Katherine Hogan ’05 and Vincent Petrarca of tonic design/tonic construction in Raleigh, N.C. The Richard Gluckman Visiting Critic Endowed Fund was established by Fred Stelle B.Arch ’70, M.Arch ’71 and his Read more

IVMF Receives Walmart Foundation Grant to Support Veteran Reintegration

February 17, 2015 | Press Releases

The Walmart Foundation today announced a $1 million grant to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) to help kick off the Welcome Home North Carolina (WHNC) initiative to support a three-year pilot to identify new ways in which the nonprofit, public and private sectors can better work together to serve veterans. The announcement was made during a half-day Read more

First Data Chairman, CEO Frank Bisignano Announces $7 Million Partnership with IVMF

February 17, 2015 | Press Releases

First Data, the global leader in payments technology and services solutions, today announced a new seven-year, $7 million commitment to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) to fund education, research, training and opportunities for transitioning veterans entering the business community. This funding will directly support innovative programs designed specifically for transitioning military service members, and veteran and military Read more

10th Annual Cora A. Thomas Gospel Extravaganza Is Feb. 22

February 16, 2015 | Press Releases

The 10th Annual Cora A. Thomas Gospel Extravaganza, sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Thomas Family, the Gifford Foundation, WAER and Power 620, is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 22, at Bethany Baptist Church, 149 Beattie St. This year’s concert is headlined by national recording artist Fred Hammond. Doors will open at 4 p.m. A free shuttle will also Read more

Fashion Curator, Author Amy de la Haye to Present Lectures

February 16, 2015 | Press Releases

Curator and author Amy de la Haye, the Rootstein Hopkins Chair of Dress History and Curatorship at the London College of Fashion, will present two free, public lectures and book signings as part of her weeklong residency at the Sue Ann Genet Costume Collection in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ (VPA) Department of Design. On Monday, Feb. 23, Read more

The Lubin Legacy: Celebrating 50 Years at the Joseph I. Lubin House

February 13, 2015 | Press Releases

In 1965, the Syracuse University Board of Trustees met for the first time at Lubin House, 11 East 61st St., New York City. Joseph I. Lubin, a New York philanthropist had risen from an impoverished childhood in Brooklyn to become a renowned accountant and real estate investor. His close relationship with Chancellor William Tolley led to a lifelong affiliation with Read more

National Wildlife Federation President and CEO to Speak at Maxwell

February 12, 2015 | Press Releases

Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation and a 2006 M.P.A. graduate of the Maxwell School, will deliver the next Tanner Lecture on Ethics, Citizenship and Public Responsibility on Monday, Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium. His talk is titled “Environmental Citizenship and Ethical Collective Action: Why Re-establishing America’s Conservation Ethic is a Global Imperative.” Read more

Project ENABLE’s New Site Extends Information to More Librarians

February 10, 2015 | Press Releases

Public and academic librarians across the United States now have a comprehensive, easily accessible, hands-on informational resource to help them increase their competence and confidence to provide high-quality services to people with disabilities. Project ENABLE (Expanding Nondiscriminatory Access By Libraries Everywhere) recently launched a web site that provides librarians a broad scope of information on an array of disabilities topics, Read more

VPA’s New Turner Semester Focuses on Artistic Professional Practice

February 9, 2015 | Press Releases

Artistic professional practice and engagement with contemporary artists and curators in the culturally rich setting of Los Angeles is the focus of the Turner Semester, the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ (VPA) newest immersion experience. Funded through a gift from VPA alumna and Advisory Council member Marylyn Turner Klaus ’56 G’57, the Turner Semester is a pilot residency program Read more