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Archive for October 2015

MLA Past President to Discuss Humanities Advocacy Nov. 6

October 29, 2015 | Press Releases

The Ray Smith Symposium in the College of Arts and Sciences continues with a lecture on the role of advocacy in humanities education. Margaret Ferguson, Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), and past president of the Modern Language Association (MLA), will discuss “Professional Organizations and Advocacy: The Case of the MLA” on Friday, Nov. Read more

A Natural Curiosity: Biology Professor Demystifies Science for Students

October 29, 2015 | Press Releases

Professor of Biology Scott Pitnick has an infectious enthusiasm for biology. “I was always obsessed with animal behavior and insects,” he explains. His long-standing love for life science has led to a soon-to-be-published paper with 19 undergraduate coauthors, as well as his appointment as the inaugural Weeden Professor at Syracuse University. The professorship is named after SU alum Morris Skiff Read more

Chancellor Syverud, University Dedicate Wheelchair Ramp for Holden Observatory

October 26, 2015 | Press Releases

The moon and the stars—and all the universe—as viewed through the lens of Holden Observatory became accessible to everyone Friday. The University celebrated the dedication and opening of the new wheelchair entrance ramp for Holden Observatory in honor of Disability Awareness Month, and as part of Orange Central. Speaking at the dedication, Chancellor Kent Syverud noted the significance of making Read more

Entrepreneurship Program Coming to Syracuse University

October 23, 2015 | Press Releases

The University has received a $900,000 grant from Blackstone Charitable Foundation for the launch of a new campus entrepreneurship program. The program, Blackstone Launchpad, was announced today by Blackstone Charitable Foundation as part of the largest expansion of its campus program. Syracuse is one of five New York universities—Cornell University, New York University, University at Albany and University at Buffalo—to Read more

Keck Leads NSF-Funded Study of Global Free Speech

October 21, 2015 | Press Releases

Thomas M. Keck, Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics at the Maxwell School, will spend the next three years studying who benefits from court decisions enforcing constitutional free speech norms around the globe. Over the summer, Keck was awarded a grant of more than $400,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to lead a large-scale effort to Read more

‘Time & Place’ Series Features World-Premiere Compositions

October 19, 2015 | Press Releases

Students and faculty in the Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music in the College of Visual and Performing Arts are engaged with the community in developing an innovative performance series called “Time & Place,” supported by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). The series features secular and sacred works by campus and community Read more

Burton Blatt Institute Receives $2.5 Million Grant

October 19, 2015 | Press Releases

The Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) has received a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration on Community Living, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) for a new five-year project on “Understanding and Increasing Supported Decision-Making’s Positive Impact on Community Living and Participation Outcomes.” The funding is the only award of Read more

Falk College Complex Dedication Set for Friday, Oct. 23

October 19, 2015 | Press Releases

On Friday, Oct. 23, Falk College Dean Diane Lyden Murphy, along with students, faculty and staff, will lead a special dedication ceremony to commemorate the opening of the new home of the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics. The event will take place at 2 p.m. directly in front of the courtyard linking MacNaughton and White halls, Read more

Ceremony Marks Installation of Wheelchair Ramp for Holden Observatory

October 15, 2015 | Press Releases

Holden Observatory will receive a wheelchair-accessible entrance 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, in honor of Disability Awareness Month. Chancellor Kent Syverud will offer remarks during the dedication ceremony and Emeritus Professor Marvin Druger will lead guided tours of the Holden Observatory and the Patricia Meyers Druger Astronomy Learning Center. The ceremony is open to the public. The second-oldest building on Read more

Phase Two of Connective Corridor Completed

October 13, 2015 | Press Releases

Ceremonial pavers marking the completion of phase two of the Connective Corridor project will be placed at the midpoint of the route linking University Hill and Downtown Syracuse at a celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 14. The festive event will include an outdoor street ceremony at 10 a.m. on the 400 block of East Fayette Street in front of Firefighter’s Park. Read more

Architecture Student to Receive Scholarship Award at AIANY Heritage Ball

October 13, 2015 | Press Releases

Architects and industry professionals will gather at Chelsea Piers in New York City on Oct. 22 for their annual black tie event supporting the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY). Each year at the ball, honorees select a school of architecture from which one student will receive a scholarship. This year, honoree and Syracuse School of Architecture alumnus Read more

Whitman School Announces 13th Annual Syracuse Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

October 7, 2015 | Press Releases

The Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management will offer the annual Syracuse Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Oct. 17, 24 and 31 and Nov. 7, 14 and 21, at the Whitman School, 721 University Ave. The Saturday bootcamps will last from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a cost of $675. A limited number of scholarships are Read more

‘Wild’ Author, SU Alumna Cheryl Strayed to Speak Oct. 7 for University Lectures

October 5, 2015 | Press Releases

Alumna Cheryl Strayed G’02—whose #1 New York Times Bestseller memoir “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” was transformed into a feature film earning 2015 Oscar nominations for its stars Reese Witherspoon (Best Actress) and Laura Dern (Best Supporting Actress)—will speak Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel for the University Lectures series. The event—presented Read more

FNSSI Awarded $155,000 Grant from National Institute of Justice

October 2, 2015 | Press Releases

Helping law enforcement with sexual assault cases is the subject of a new study at the Forensic & National Security Sciences Institute (FNSSI) in the College of Arts and Sciences. FNSSI has been awarded a $155,000 National Institute of Justice (NIJ) grant to investigate the use of an applied dielectrophoretic force-field to support DNA forensics techniques. It is FNSSI second Read more