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Archive for July 2015

Psychologist Stephen Maisto Awarded $2.1 Million NIH Grant Award

July 30, 2015 | Press Releases

A psychologist’s research in the College of Arts and Sciences is receiving backing from one of the world’s most foremost biomedical research centers. Stephen Maisto, professor of psychology, is the recipient of a five-year, $2.1 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant award. Along with co-principal investigators Tibor Palfai Jr. and Jeff Simons, psychology professors at Boston University (BU) and Read more

Research Computing Gains Momentum at University

July 27, 2015 | Press Releases

Research computing continues to grow at Syracuse University. Supported by Information Technology Services (ITS), enhanced resources offer University researchers more support, greater capacity and an expanding toolset. A National Science Foundation award in 2013 funded infrastructure upgrades that expanded data-intensive computational capabilities and increased the number and diversity of ITS’s interactions with research communities on campus and around the world. Read more

Physicists Awarded $3 Million Grant to Build Particle Detector

July 15, 2015 | Press Releases

Physicists in the College of Arts and Sciences have been awarded a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support their involvement with the construction of an upgrade to the Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) experiment at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. Specifically, they will use the three-year award to build an inner tracking device, known as the Read more

Samantha Usman Receives Highly Competitive Astronaut Scholarship

July 13, 2015 | Press Releases

A rising senior in the College of Arts and Sciences is flying high upon learning of her latest academic achievement. Samantha Usman ’16, a double major in physics and mathematics, has just been named a recipient of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation’s (ASF) award. She will use the $10,000 prize to continue her research on gravitational waves with the Laser Interferometer Read more

Faculty Member Launches New Tool for Digital Learning

July 6, 2015 | Press Releases

A website featuring the work of a School of Information Studies (iSchool) research professor and a graduate student that strives to use artwork to help in the understanding of scientific principles has just launched. Over the past year, Jun Wang, principal investigator, a research assistant professor at the iSchool; his research partner Felice Frankel, co-principal investigator and a research scientist Read more

Atlanta Program Helps Students Discover Heart of the South

July 1, 2015 | Press Releases

It was an exciting spring for Syracuse University in Atlanta, as alumni and friends welcomed 14 students from the College of Arts and Sciences to their city for its inaugural immersion program. The trip combined a variety of cultural activities with visits to prominent Atlanta-based companies—giving students a true sense of the benefits to living and working in Atlanta, and Read more