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Archive for April 2015

Nunan Research Day: Cyber, Wireless and Big Data

April 30, 2015 | Press Releases

On April 6, the College of Engineering and Computer Science celebrated Nunan Research & Lecture Day. The day featured a record number of research posters being presented by graduate student candidates from each of the college’s four departments. “The significant increase in the number of posters, from about 30 in 2008 to 130 in 2015, clearly points to the extensive Read more

From Legendary Pianist to ‘Serial’: Star-Studded 2015-16 University Lectures Season

April 28, 2015 | Press Releases

The upcoming season of the University Lectures features a stellar lineup of speakers over seven events hosted by Syracuse University during fall 2015 and spring 2016. All lectures take place in Hendricks Chapel and are free and open to the public. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Communication Access Real Time (CART) are available at each event. Appearing in the Read more

Falk Graduate Students Lay Groundwork for Bringing Adaptive Sport Competition to CNY

April 28, 2015 | Press Releases

Seventeen sport management graduate students in Gina Pauline’s advanced sport event management course have spent the spring semester, in collaboration with the Syracuse Sports Corp., laying the foundation to not only produce the Second Annual Syracuse Sport Summit taking place Thursday, April 30, but also to explore the possibility of bringing a multi-sport statewide competition for athletes with physical disabilities—including Read more

Seniors Show their Colors at Commencement

April 28, 2015 | Press Releases

This year, graduating seniors who give to the 2015 Senior Class Giving campaign will be easy to spot at Commencement. For the first time in University history, seniors will wear a special orange, white, and silver cord with their cap and gown, to mark their donation. Although the 2015 campaign runs through the end of June, to receive a cord Read more

Wang Awarded NSF Grant to Study Online Privacy Models, Decision Tools

April 23, 2015 | Press Releases

School of Information Studies (iSchool) Assistant Professor Yang Wang has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to conduct research on mental privacy models and the way those models may influence the privacy decisions and behaviors of online users. The grant, in the amount of $159,586, was awarded to Wang as principal investigator on the project. It will fund Read more

2015-16 Remembrance Scholars Selected

April 23, 2015 | Press Releases

Syracuse University’s Remembrance Scholar Committee has chosen the 35 students who will be the 2015-16 Remembrance Scholars. The scholarships were founded as a tribute to—and means of remembering—the 35 students who were killed in the Dec. 21, 1988, bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. The students, who were returning from a semester of study in London and Read more

SBA Administrator Announces Funding to Support Expansion of Services to Vets

April 22, 2015 | Press Releases

Maria Contreras-Sweet, the 24th administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and a member of President Obama’s Cabinet, held a press conference at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) on Tuesday, April 21, to announce that the Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship at the Whitman School has received funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration to support the Read more

Technology Commercialization Law Program at College of Law Redesignated as NYS Science and Technology Law Center

April 20, 2015 | Press Releases

The College of Law has announced that it has been redesignated as the New York State Science and Technology Law Center by Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation. The center was established at the College of Law in 2004 with a mission to facilitate New York’s economic development by helping to bring new technologies to market. The Read more

Whitman School Hosts Annual Holtz Alumni Awards

April 20, 2015 | Press Releases

The Whitman School will honor Theodore Spall, Jr., ’69, with the Jonathan J. Holtz Alumnus of the Year Award at a ceremony on Wednesday, April 29, at 3 p.m. in Whitman’s Lender Auditorium. The Jonathan J. Holtz Alumnus of the Year Award is the highest honor given to graduates of the Whitman School. Established in 1986 by Jonathan J. Holtz Read more

Student Startups Win Over $175,000

April 16, 2015 | Press Releases

Student startups won a combined $178,500 in seed funding on April 11 when, for the third consecutive year, Syracuse University entrepreneurship and innovation competitions came together as OneUniversity to support them. The RvD IDEA Awards, the Panasci Business Plan Competition and the Invention and Creativity Competition, held at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management, are coordinated so that students Read more

Whitman School Hosts 6th Annual Conference on Africa Business and Entrepreneurship

April 15, 2015 | Press Releases

The Kiebach Center’s Africa Business Program at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management will host the sixth annual Conference on Africa Business and Entrepreneurship April 16-18 at the Whitman School. The conference offers a unique forum for participants to meet and discuss their current work on business and entrepreneurship in Africa with other academic researchers and business professionals from Read more

University Awarded $3 Million Grant for Graduate-Level STEM Training

April 14, 2015 | Press Releases

At Syracuse University, “interdisciplinarity” isn’t just a buzzword; it’s a way of life. Nowhere is it more apparent than among a group of faculty members who recently received a $3 million grant award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award supports a new graduate-level training program called the “Education Model Program on Water-Energy Research” (EMPOWER). Led by principal investigator Read more

Syracuse Takes Top Honors at National Model UN Conference in New York City

April 13, 2015 | Press Releases

A team of 21 students from Syracuse University recently took top honors at the National Model United Nations (NMUN) Conference in New York City, where they were named an “Outstanding Delegation.” Syracuse’s delegates joined more than 5,000 others from high schools, colleges and universities around the globe for a week of events and activities designed to shed light on the Read more

Jazz Icon Randy Weston to Headline Inaugural John L. Johnson Lecture Series

April 13, 2015 | Press Releases

Legendary jazz pianist Randy Weston will headline the inaugural John L. Johnson Lecture in the College of Arts and Sciences. Titled “African Rhythms,” the daylong program will take place on Thursday, April 16. Events and activities will be presented by the Department of African American Studies (AAS) and will include the following: A tour of the Martin Luther King Jr. Read more

Benefunder Partners With Syracuse University to Advance Important Discoveries

April 10, 2015 | Press Releases

As federal research dollars remain stagnant, top universities are seeking alternative funding platforms to help push innovation forward. One such institution is Syracuse University, which announced today it has partnered with Benefunder, an organization that works with wealth management firms to connect donors with top researchers across the United States. Under the collaboration, 20 Syracuse University faculty will join Benefunder’s Read more