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Fashion and Beauty Communications Milestone Fashion Show Set for April 10

March 27, 2015 | Press Releases

Supermodel and Syracuse University alumna Emme ’85 (@supermodelemme) will headline the eighth annual fashion and beauty communications milestone fashion show April 10. The show, “School Daze: Fashion and Education,” will start at 7 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3. Follow on Twitter at #NHFashion2015. Emme, a graduate of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), partnered Read more

Student Philanthropy Council, Libraries Launch ‘Bird Plug-In’ Project

March 27, 2015 | Press Releases

The Student Philanthropy Council and Syracuse University Libraries have joined forces to launch the “Bird Library Plug-In” project on ’CuseFunder—crowdfunding for great SU causes. The project will address the Number One student complaint about Bird Library—the need for more power outlets. “Bird Library Plug-In” began on Monday, March 23, as part of the kick-off to Philanthropy Week 2015 and is Read more

University to Add Pop-up Shop for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

March 26, 2015 | Press Releases

The Syracuse University community has a thriving entrepreneurship ecosystem. The Whitman School of Management is top ranked in entrepreneurship, there is an on-campus student incubator (Couri Hatchery) as well as an off-campus student incubator (Student Sandbox), there are entrepreneurship courses in many of the schools and colleges on campus, and SU has entrepreneurs in residence in the Falcone Center for Read more

OrangeAbility: Let’s All Play Accessible Athletics

March 25, 2015 | Press Releases

Members of the Syracuse University and Central New York communities are invited to participate in Syracuse University’s fourth annual Accessible Athletics Expo, “OrangeAbility.” This student-led initiative is sponsored by the Disability Student Union, the Beyond Compliance Coordinating Committee, the Disability Cultural Center (DCC), Department of Recreation Services and community organization Move Along Inc., with support from School of Education Office Read more

Hillary Clinton Speaks at Toner Award Ceremony

March 24, 2015 | Press Releases

Dan Balz of The Washington Post is the winner of the 2014 Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting. He was honored at an event Monday night in Washington, D.C., where former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered the keynote address. The $5,000 Toner Prize, sponsored by the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, honors late alumna Robin Toner ’76, Read more

Orange Circle Awards to Be Presented March 26

March 23, 2015 | Press Releases

Syracuse University’s 2015 Philanthropy Week celebration will culminate with the Orange Circle Awards, honoring members of the SU community who have done extraordinary things in the service of others. The awards will be presented after the Phanstiel Lecture on Thursday, March 26, at 4 p.m., at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center. A reception will follow the award Read more

Philanthropy Week Celebration Starts Monday

March 20, 2015 | Press Releases

On Monday, March 23, Syracuse University begins its annual Philanthropy Week celebration, a series of events to raise awareness about the critical role philanthropy plays at the University—and in society as a whole. This year is particularly special, since National Orange Day—the anniversary of Syracuse’s founding—is March 24 and will be an integral part of the festivities. Alumni clubs in Read more

Patricia Meyers Druger Astronomy Learning Center to be Dedicated March 28

March 20, 2015 | Press Releases

One Syracuse icon will honor another when professor Marvin Druger dedicates part of historic Holden Observatory in memory of his late wife, Patricia G’74. On Saturday, March 28, the College of Arts and Sciences will unveil the newly renovated Patricia Meyers Druger Astronomy Learning Center at Holden Observatory. A special ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. in Hendricks Chapel Read more

IVMF, Schultz Family Foundation, U.S. Department of Defense Launch Innovative Military Transition Program

March 20, 2015 | Press Releases

  The Schultz Family Foundation (SFF), the U.S. Department of Defense and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) today announced the launch of Onward to Opportunity, a groundbreaking new national program that will deliver tailored, industry-specific training and certifications to service members and spouses on U.S. military bases prior to transition. This program will provide Read more

U.S. News Ranks School of Education in Top 50

March 17, 2015 | Press Releases

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the School of Education at #50 of best education graduate schools for 2016. The school is positioned at #11 among private universities, and its graduate special education programs are ranked #14 in the country. This is the fourth consecutive year the School of Education has been ranked in the top 50. “This year’s Read more

P.A.L. Project Receives Prestigious Grant

March 17, 2015 | Press Releases

The Photography and Literacy Project (P.A.L.) of Syracuse University has received a grant of nearly $27,000 from the the Fay Slover Fund at the Boston Foundation, an organization that bestows grants to seed new organizations or programs within existing organizations with a mission to increase access to art in underserved communities. Under the leadership of Stephen Mahan, director of the Read more

2014-15 University Lectures Series Finishes with National Geographic Photographer Annie Griffiths

March 17, 2015 | Press Releases

Renowned National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths brings to a close the University Lectures series for the 2014-15 academic year. She will present “From Photojournalist to Photo Activist: The Ripple Effect Images Project” on Tuesday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. American Sign Language interpretation and Communication Access Real Time Read more

Libraries Receive Two Major Gifts, Create New Endowment Funds

March 16, 2015 | Press Releases

The Syracuse University Libraries have established two new endowment funds that will have a favorable impact on the student experience: the Libraries Student Employee Scholarship Fund and the Donald P. Ely Memorial Fund, in memory of the longtime SU faculty member. Generously funded by Stan and Kathy Walters ’73, a member of the Syracuse University Board of Trustees and of Read more

Bantle Symposium Will Feature Lecture by Authority on Free Banking

March 16, 2015 | Press Releases

Lawrence White, professor of economics at George Mason University, who is best known for his work on free banking, will deliver a lecture at the Maxwell School on Friday, March 20, as part of the Bantle Symposium on Entrepreneurship, Business and Government Policy. His talk is titled “Can the Banking System Regulate Itself? Is Government Regulation an Improvement over Laissez Read more

Teachers College Professors to Present ‘Youth, Media and Educational Justice: Cultivating Wellbeing Through Collaborative Inquiry’ March 16

March 12, 2015 | Press Releases

The School of Education will present another installment of the Douglas P. Biklen Landscape of Urban Education Lecture Series on Monday, March 16, featuring scholars from Teachers College, Columbia University, Lalitha Vasudevan and Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz. They will present “Youth, Media and Educational Justice: Cultivating Wellbeing Through Collaborative Inquiry” at 4 p.m. in the Maxwell Hall auditorium. The lecture is free Read more