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Archive for September 2015

Syracuse Food Justice Symposium to Be Held Oct. 2-3

September 30, 2015 | Press Releases

“Taking Back Our Health through Community Gardens and Urban Agriculture,” the first-ever Syracuse Food Justice Symposium, will focus on grassroots urban agriculture and food justice. Scheduled to take place Oct. 2-3, it is organized by a broad coalition of grassroots organizations, not-for-profit agencies, community gardeners, interested stakeholders and University partners, including the Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition Read more

Falk College Celebrates New ACE Center

September 30, 2015 | Press Releases

Falk College has announced the opening of the Nutrition Assessment, Consultation and Education (ACE) Center, a new hands-on learning laboratory to prepare students with traditional and emerging professional competencies critical to effective nutrition practice. A ribbon cutting ceremony, tours and a reception took place Sept. 25. A generous and visionary gift from Falk College alumna, Rhoda Dearman Morrisroe ’69, made Read more

‘I Learn America’ to Be Screened Sept. 30

September 30, 2015 | Press Releases

The School of Education will host the first installment of the Douglas P. Biklen Landscape of Urban Education Lecture Series on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. in Gifford Auditorium with the screening of the documentary film “I Learn America.” Immediately following, filmmaker Jean-Michel Dissard will participate in an open discussion with the audience. Students featured in the film, Sandra Read more

CASE Center Selected for Center of Advanced Technology Award

September 29, 2015 | Press Releases

The Center for Advanced Systems and Engineering (CASE) has been notified that it has been re-designated as a New York State Center for Advanced Technology. The award, $921,000 a year renewable for up to 10 years, was announced by Empire State Development (ESD), New York State’s economic development agency. According to Howard Zemsky, president and CEO of ESD, CASE’s proposal Read more

Publisher of National Catholic Reporter to Deliver Borgognoni Lecture Oct. 5

September 28, 2015 | Press Releases

On the heels of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States, Thomas C. Fox, publisher of the National Catholic Reporter (NCR), will deliver the Joseph and Amelia Borgognoni Lecture in Catholic Theology and Religion in Society. Titled “Pope Francis and the New Reformation,” the event will take place on Monday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium. It is Read more

Physicists Use Grant Award to Facilitate Teacher Training

September 23, 2015 | Press Releases

Two physicists in the College of Arts and Sciences have received a grant award designed to strengthen the teaching of high school physics throughout the region. Allen Miller, professor emeritus of physics, and Sam Sampere, an instructional lab manager, have received $7,500 from the John Ben Snow Foundation to underwrite the costs of teaching supplies and materials. They are using Read more

Indoor Mapping Project Attracts Funding from Google

September 22, 2015 | Press Releases

School of Information Studies (iSchool) Assistant Professor Yun Huang has received funding from Google’s Faculty Research Awards Program that will help her continue research on an indoor mapping project. The award of $38,514 is for Huang’s work on the research initiative “General University Feed specification (GUFS) for Google Indoor Map.” Improving awareness about and potential uses of facilities to enhance Read more

Knight Foundation Recognizes SpeakEZ Efforts with Prototype Grant

September 21, 2015 | Press Releases

The Knight Foundation Prototype Fund has recognized the work of a School of Information Studies (iSchool) faculty member and several classes of his students in creating a system to help a refugee population use mobile phones to more easily communicate regarding their community needs. The $35,000 Media Innovation Award will help advance the next development phases of SpeakEZ, a project Read more

A Hunger for Knowledge

September 17, 2015 | Press Releases

A chemist in the College of Arts and Sciences has been awarded a major grant extension, enabling him to continue studying a rare genetic disorder known as Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). James Hougland, assistant professor of chemistry, has received an additional $76,000 from the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research to build on his previous study of insatiable hunger associated with PWS. He Read more

Pilot Program to Spur Syracuse-Upstate Medical Research Collaborations

September 16, 2015 | Press Releases

Syracuse University and Upstate Medical University have announced a new pilot grant program to promote collaborative research activity between the two institutions that focuses on pressing biomedical and health care needs. The pilot grant program—titled “Driving Inspiration and Innovation through Collaboration”—was initiated by SU Trustee Sam Nappi, who has provided $1.5 million for biomedical and chemical engineering to Syracuse University. Read more

Newhouse School to Honor Leading Alumni at 50th Anniversary Celebration

September 15, 2015 | Press Releases

Fifty alumni of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications—accomplished professionals from all areas of the media industry—will be honored at a special event Oct. 29 in New York City. Attendees at the 50Forward Gala will observe 50 years of the Newhouse School and celebrate the strength of the school as it moves into the next 50 years. “We have a Read more

Advocate of Liberal Arts Education to Deliver Fall Milton Lecture

September 14, 2015 | Press Releases

William Deresiewicz, a New York Times best-selling author, award-winning essayist and critic, and frequent college lecturer, will deliver this fall’s Milton First-Year Lecture in the College of Arts and Sciences. Titled “The Value of a Liberal Arts Education,” Deresiewicz’s presentation will take place Monday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) in Schine Student Center’s Goldstein Auditorium. Read more

iSchool Faculty Receive Grant for Promoting Children’s Creative Thinking

September 14, 2015 | Press Releases

Two School of Information Studies (iSchool) professors who have worked on several library resources projects before will begin another innovative one soon, aimed at school librarians and the students they serve, thanks to funding from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The prestigious grant is in the amount of $249,495. Read more

Mathematicians Sweep NSF Grant Awards

September 8, 2015 | Press Releases

Three mathematicians in the College of Arts and Sciences have been awarded major grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), totaling more than $518,400. Each grant is for a three-year period. Professor Lixin Shen has received a collaborative research grant for $183,400 to study image and signal processing; Professor Loredana Lanzani, $180,000 to explore harmonic analysis and partial differential equations; Read more

Scientist Receives CAREER Award to Study Ice Chemistry

September 4, 2015 | Press Releases

A chemist in the College of Arts and Sciences has received a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation to study ice’s role as a chemical reactor. Tara Kahan, assistant professor of chemistry, will use the $579,000 grant award to conduct some of the industry’s first studies of the chemistry of “dirty” ice (i.e., ice Read more