Archive for May 2015

Simons Foundation Funds Physics, Mathematics Researchers

May 21, 2015 | Press Releases

Four professors in the College of Arts and Sciences have received major grant awards from the Simons Foundation, a global organization advancing research in basic science and mathematics. M. Cristina Marchetti, the William R. Kenan Professor of Physics, is the recipient of a targeted grant from the Mathematical Modeling of Living Systems program. She will use her three-year award, valued Read more

Eric Grode ’93 Named Director of Newhouse’s Goldring Arts Journalism Program

May 20, 2015 | Press Releases

Arts journalist Eric Grode ’93 has been named director of the Newhouse School’s Goldring Arts Journalism Program. He will assume the position July 1. Grode replaces founding director Johanna Keller, who is stepping down as director after 13 years of service. She will continue to teach in the program. “Johanna leaves big shoes to fill, but I know Eric is Read more

Honig Is Featured Speaker at Ninth Annual Jack Reilly Distinguished Lecture

May 11, 2015 | Press Releases

The Jack Reilly Institute for Early Childhood and Provider Education at Syracuse University and its Department of Child and Family Studies, along with Child Care Solutions, will present the Ninth Annual Jack Reilly Distinguished Lecture, featuring Alice Sterling Honig. The event is free and open to the public, and will be held on Thursday, May 21, at 7 p.m. at Read more

Nicole Wezowicz ’16 Designs EMME Award™-Winning Gown

May 11, 2015 | Press Releases

Supermodel Emme ’85 has selected an evening gown designed by fashion design major Nicole Wezowicz ’16 as the winner of the inaugural Fashion Without Limits 12+ EMME Award™. Fashion Without Limits (FWL) is an initiative launched by Emme and the fashion design program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts to promote the creation of size 12+ designs in Read more

Biologist Lands Three-Year NIH Grant Award

May 11, 2015 | Press Releases

Melissa Pepling, associate professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, has received a major grant award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for her ongoing work in ovarian biology. She is the recipient of a three-year, $440,000 award from the NIH’s Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) Program. Also known as an AREA R15 award, it is Read more

Sandra and Avi Nash Classroom for Collaboration Opens in Link Hall

May 8, 2015 | Press Releases

This spring, the College of Engineering and Computer Science held a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony to officially open a state-of-the-art classroom for collaboration. The space was named after chemical engineering alumnus Avi Nash G’77 and his wife, Sandra. The collaborative classroom is designed to allow students to explore their course material in ways that aren’t possible in traditional classrooms. In Read more

University Announces Agreement with King Salman Center for Disability Research

May 7, 2015 | Press Releases

The King Salman Center for Disability Research in Saudi Arabia and Syracuse University recently signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), designed to further the objectives outlined within the King Salman National Program for Learning Disabilities, and to undertake related, vital initiatives. Dr. Sultan T. Al-Sedairy, executive managing director of the King Salman Center for Disability Research; James O’Connor, executive Read more

IVMF Helps Launch National Coalition of Veteran-Owned Businesses

May 7, 2015 | Press Releases

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) and First Data Corp. joined leading companies, government agencies, nonprofits and others in Washington, D.C., earlier this week to announce the launch of the Coalition for Veteran Owned Business. This first-of-its-kind national initiative will support the success of veteran-, service member-, and military family-owned businesses by connecting them with entrepreneurial education and Read more

Former CBS Radio President Dan Mason Establishes Audio Scholarship at Newhouse

May 5, 2015 | Press Releases

The radio industry has seen major shifts over the past several years, leading some to question its future. But Dan Mason, recently retired president of CBS Radio, says the industry remains strong. “The future of audio entertainment has never been brighter,” he says. Mason has established the Dan Mason Family Audio Scholarship at the Newhouse School. The endowed scholarship will Read more

Taking Care of Business

May 4, 2015 | Press Releases

Chris Dambach was a plucky, 28-year-old Marine stationed in Iraq when a vehicle rollover accident nearly killed him. Sustaining major back and shoulder injuries, he returned home to Central New York to begin the next chapter of his life. Only this time, his mission was something for which he had no real training. “When I came home, I decided to Read more

Connective Corridor, VPA Partner on $650,000 Call for Public Art: Community Meeting Set May 5

May 1, 2015 | Press Releases

Two hundred seventy-six artists from 17 countries have applied. Now, the jury will be selecting finalists for the Connective Corridor’s $650,000 call for public art—a partnership with the University’s Office of Community Engagement and Economic Development and the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The project is one of the largest public art calls in the country, funded through a Read more