Archive for December 2015

Syracuse University Launches Design Competition for National Veterans Resource Complex, Announces Members of Selection Committee

December 17, 2015 | Press Releases

Today, Syracuse University announced the launch of an international design competition aimed at identifying a world-class partner to conceptualize, design and construct the new National Veterans Resource Complex (NVRC). The NVRC will be a first-of-its kind facility in the United States and will leverage a public-private sector partnership model to advance academic research, programming, and community-connected innovation serving the social, Read more

Nappi Research Competition Awards $650,000 to SU-Upstate Teams

December 16, 2015 | Press Releases

Ten teams of finalists from Syracuse University and Upstate Medical University competed for a total of $650,000 in a live competition Friday, Dec. 11, to determine the winners of the first annual Nappi Family Research Awards. The Driving Inspiration and Innovation through Collaboration Research Competition attracted a standing-room-only crowd of more than 300 to the Life Sciences Complex to hear Read more

Memorial Scholarship Fund Established in Honor of Richard ’52 and Eleanor Johnson

December 16, 2015 | Press Releases

A couple’s legacy will have a lasting impact on future generations of Syracuse University students. The estate of Richard ’52 and Eleanor Johnson has donated $2.4 million to the University to establish a scholarship fund. The Richard T. Johnson and Eleanor H. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund will assist students with financial need in any of the University’s schools or colleges. Read more

Crowston, Østerlund Funded for New NSF Citizen Science Project

December 15, 2015 | Press Releases

Two School of Information Studies (iSchool) faculty members are exploring new ways of combining the efforts of citizen scientists and machine learning algorithms to classify data from a National Science Foundation-funded research initiative called “the most complicated experiment ever undertaken in gravitational physics.” Professor Kevin Crowston and co-investigator Associate Professor Carsten Østerlund are members of a team that has been Read more

Gift Establishes Joan and Bill Brodsky Image Preservation Initiative

December 15, 2015 | Press Releases

Dean of Libraries David Seaman has announced the creation of the Joan and Bill Brodsky Image Preservation Initiative, funded by a generous gift from alumni Joan (Breier) and Bill Brodsky. This initiative will contribute substantively to preserving and providing access to the large and diverse holdings of rare materials in the Special Collections Research Center of the Syracuse University Libraries. Read more

NSF Funds $1.12M for Transmission Electron Microscope

December 10, 2015 | Press Releases

Students will benefit from a $1.12 million grant from the National Science Foundation, which will be used for a new field emission scanning/transmission electron microscope at SUNY ESF. The microscope will give scientists a new tool to use in research related to human and plant health, nanomaterials, pharmaceuticals, ecosystem health and the development of new consumer products from renewable resources. Read more

Upstate Revitalization Award Includes Millions for National Veterans Resource Complex

December 10, 2015 | Press Releases

Earlier today, Central New York was one of three Upstate regions awarded $500 million as part of Governor Cuomo’s Upstate Revitalization Initiative. The winning proposal titled “Central New York: Rising from the Ground Up” is expected to create nearly 6,000 jobs and generate hundreds of millions of dollars in new economic activity. As a result of the award, the University Read more

SU-Upstate Faculty Collaborators to Pitch Research Proposals

December 9, 2015 | Press Releases

Faculty scholars from Syracuse University and Upstate Medical University competing for funds under a new pilot grant program will pitch their research proposals before a panel of judges on Friday, Dec. 11, at the Life Sciences Complex at Syracuse University. The 2 p.m. event—titled the “Driving Inspiration and Innovation through Collaboration Research Competition”—is the second of a two-stage review process Read more

Light Work Receives 2016 NEA Art Works Grant

December 8, 2015 | Press Releases

The NEA recently announced awards totaling more than $27.6 million in its first funding round of fiscal year 2016, including an Art Works award of $50,000 to Light Work to support its Artist-in-Residence Program and the production of Contact Sheet: The Light Work Annual. Light Work’s director Shane Lavalette comments, “We are absolutely thrilled to receive news of the award, Read more

Eftekharnejad Secures Grant to Protect Power Systems from Cyberattacks

December 8, 2015 | Press Releases

Sara Eftekharnejad, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, has been awarded a $499,550 National Science Foundation grant to investigate securing the smart grid from cyberthreats. The findings of this research will establish the foundations for protecting the most critical assets in power grids. The systems that monitor Read more

Annual Clements Internship Award Application Now Open

December 7, 2015 | Press Releases

Career Services has announced that the application for the annual Mark and Pearle Clements Internship Award has now opened. This award enables students to undertake unique, self-cultivated internships that may otherwise be financially impossible. Clements interns usually spend the summer months away from the University, working in a professional setting under the supervision of an expert who can help them Read more

Call for Entries: Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting

December 3, 2015 | Press Releases

Entries for the $5,000 Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting for 2015 coverage are now being accepted by the Newhouse School. Entries can be submitted online at The deadline is Jan. 18, 2016. The Toner Prize recognizes outstanding political reporting in a tribute to the late Robin Toner ’76, who was the first woman to serve as national Read more

Point of Contact’s El Punto Art Studio Awarded $39,000 by NYS Council of the Arts

December 2, 2015 | Press Releases

The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) has awarded Punto de Contacto-Point of Contact a three-year grant of $13,000 per year, for a total of $39,000, for its arts education program, El Punto Art Studio. Created in 2010 with NYSCA’s support, El Punto is a multicultural experiential art studio for youths between the ages of 5 and 14, Read more