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Archive for June 2015

Janklow Launches Fellowship Program with Florida Grand Opera

June 30, 2015 | Press Releases

The Janklow Arts Leadership Program in the College of Arts and Sciences has launched a competitive fellowship program with Florida Grand Opera (FGO) in Miami. Celebrating 75 years of continuous production, FGO is the oldest arts organization in Florida and the seventh-oldest in the country. “This partnership marks a unique chapter in the life of the Janklow Program,” says Mark Read more

Lambright Awarded Research Grant from IBM

June 28, 2015 | Press Releases

Harry Lambright, professor of public administration and international affairs and political science, has been awarded a research grant from IBM for his study “Replacing the Shuttle: Leadership, Change, and Public-Private Innovation.” An expert in space policy, Lambright has completed numerous research projects and publications on the topic. “Replacing the Shuttle” will analyze how NASA leaders have promoted and used innovative Read more

iSchool, Time Warner Create ‘Data Day’ for Local Students

June 25, 2015 | Press Releases

The School of Information Studies (iSchool) and Time Warner Cable have joined forces to create “Data Day,” an event targeting Syracuse-area middle and high school students where they will explore the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. “Data Day” will occur on Monday, June 29, at 9 a.m. on the University campus. “Data Day” promises to be a fun Read more

Andy Warhol Foundation Awards $100,000 to Light Work

June 25, 2015 | Press Releases

A longtime center in support of artists in photography and digital imaging, Light Work has been recognized for its international Artist-in-Residence program with a $100,000 grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The award will be distributed over two years, and contribute to the success of Light Work’s renowned residency and exhibition programs, offering support and visibility Read more

VPA Fashion Show Hits New York City

June 23, 2015 | Press Releases

The fashion design program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) recently hosted its annual New York City fashion show at the University’s Lubin House. In addition to students winning the honor of showcasing their designs in New York, this year marked the first time there was an additional competition to kick off the program’s inaugural Fashion Without Read more

Student Wins Honors Capstone Awards for Original Novel

June 16, 2015 | Press Releases

A student in the College of Arts and Sciences has received two major capstone project awards from the Renée Crown University Honors Program. Anastasia Selby ’15 is the winner of both the David Orlin Prize for Outstanding Capstone Project and the Best Capstone Project (Creative) for the manuscript of her forthcoming novel, “The Open Curtain.” Both awards come with cash Read more

Physicist Awarded Grant to Study Physical Cell Biology

June 16, 2015 | Press Releases

A physicist in the College of Arts and Sciences has been awarded a major grant to study how the shape and motion of individual cells mold biological tissues into three-dimensional shapes. M. Lisa Manning, associate professor of physics, is part of a trio of researchers who have received $168,750 from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Research Corporation Read more

University to Create More Study Abroad Opportunities

June 16, 2015 | Press Releases

Syracuse University has partnered with Generation Study Abroad in order to provide more international opportunities for students. While almost half of all Syracuse University students take part in study abroad programs, the University is looking to create opportunities that are available for all students, especially veterans, first-generation students and those in STEM and health studies. “Education abroad—studying, researching interning—is a Read more

Physicist Awarded Grant for Quantum Computing Efforts

June 11, 2015 | Press Releases

A physicist in the College of Arts and Sciences has been awarded a major grant to support his ongoing work in quantum information science. Britton Plourde, associate professor of physics, has received a three-year, $900,000 grant award from the Army Research Office (ARO) for his project “Accurate Qubit Control with Single Flux Quantum Pulses.” His amount is part of a Read more

University Singers Harmonize for Top Prize in Florilège Vocal de Tours

June 5, 2015 | Press Releases

For three days in Tours, France, the Syracuse University Singers poured their voices and hearts into a range of songs, including a cappella choral works, pieces by such composers as Joseph Haydn and Maurice Durufle, and traditional African American spirituals. Their combined harmony captured wins at the 44th Florilège Vocal de Tours May 29-31. They won both the top Grand Read more

Sloan Foundation Funds Expanding Smart-Energy Device Privacy Study

June 4, 2015 | Press Releases

The Sloan Foundation has awarded funding to expand the efforts of two School of Information Studies (iSchool) researchers who are looking at the issue of data privacy regarding smart energy-reading meters—and now, additional smart home devices. A foundation award of $48,900 will expand an existing study about perceived privacy risks of smart devices that collect and transmit data to the Read more

Ph.D. Student Awarded Grant to Help People in Pain Quit Smoking

June 1, 2015 | Press Releases

A Ph.D. student in the College of Arts and Sciences is using a grant award to help people in pain quit smoking. Emily Zale, a student in the clinical psychology program in the Department of Psychology, has been awarded a Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She will use the prestigious award to Read more