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Archive for March 2016

Construction Engineering Lab Opens

March 31, 2016 | Press Releases

The College of Engineering and Computer Science opened the doors to a new construction engineering lab at a recent dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony. The facility will provide faculty and students with a dedicated space to replicate construction quality control tests, infrastructure health monitoring and inspection activities that take place at construction sites. It is envisioned that the lab will be Read more

National Book Award-Winning Author Jacqueline Woodson to Speak April 5

March 31, 2016 | Press Releases

Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award-winning author of “Brown Girl Dreaming,” will speak on Tuesday, April 5, at 5:30 p.m. in Gifford Auditorium. Her talk, titled “Brown Girl Dreaming,” after her award winning memoir, is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in the University Avenue Garage, and CART open captioning will be provided. The School of Read more

Sport and Human Development Institute Focuses on Experiential Learning, Research

March 28, 2016 | Press Releases

The Sport and Human Development Institute in Falk College explores the intersection of sport with human development, social change and social inclusion. Created in partnership with the U.S Fund for UNICEF, the institute aims to provide professional education and learning opportunities for students while supporting interdisciplinary, sport-focused research to advance understanding and application of sport in this developing discipline. The Read more

Short Film Master Class, Screenings to Be Part of Sundance Ignite Event April 1-2

March 24, 2016 | Press Releases

The Sundance Institute will come to Syracuse University Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2, for a two-day Sundance Ignite event. Sundance Ignite is a program designed to excite a new generation of audience members and film artists around the power of storytelling. The program includes Sundance Ignite On Tour, a traveling component intended to engage with students and emerging Read more

NSF Underwrites National, International Projects in Mathematics Department

March 22, 2016 | Press Releases

The Department of Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences has received three major grant awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF), supporting national and international research projects. The awards enable students and faculty to travel to Poland for a major conference on harmonic analysis, organize a biennial meeting on representation theory at Syracuse and collaborate with colleagues from Read more

iSchool Launches Second Crowdfunding Campaign

March 21, 2016 | Press Releases

Over two years ago, the first crowdfunding effort at Syracuse University, Fuel, inspired over 125 donors to contribute nearly $30,000 to support student programs at the School of Information Studies (iSchool). Now, the iSchool is raising the stakes with a second crowdfunding campaign, ReFuel, featuring four initiatives and $44,000 in challenge funding for participating programs. And in true Syracuse spirit, Read more

Symposium Speaker Will Address Diversity and Inclusion on University Campuses

March 21, 2016 | Press Releases

Sunaina Maira of University of California-Davis will give a talk Thursday, March 24, titled “Inside/Outside: Decolonizing the Settler University.” The talk, which begins at 5 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium, is part of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Ray Smith Symposium. This year’s symposium theme is “The Future of Graduate Education in the Humanities.” A professor of Asian American Studies Read more

College of Law Establishes Beau Biden Memorial Scholarship Fund

March 18, 2016 | Press Releases

The College of Law has established the Beau Biden Memorial Scholarship Fund to honor the life and achievements of alumnus Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III, L’94. The fund will provide scholarship assistance to College of Law students who have demonstrated an interest in children’s rights, protecting victims of abuse and/or helping the most vulnerable in society. After graduating from the Read more

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to Speak at Hendricks

March 10, 2016 | Press Releases

Madeleine K. Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001), will deliver the next Tanner Lecture on Ethics, Citizenship and Public Responsibility at the Hendricks Chapel. Albright, who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, from President Obama in 2012, will discuss her 40-year career in international affairs as well as current threats and challenges in U.S. Read more

Professor Creates Khalifa Energy Systems Award Fund

March 7, 2016 | Press Releases

A recent donation from Distinguished Professor H. Ezzat Khalifa to the College of Engineering and Computer Science establishes the Khalifa Energy Systems Award Fund. This award will recognize the achievement of a graduating senior in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, with a GPA of 3.4 or higher, who has also completed the Minor in Energy Systems program. Khalifa Read more

Linda Dickerson Hartsock named Executive Director of Blackstone LaunchPad at University

March 7, 2016 | Press Releases

Dean of Libraries David Seaman has announced the appointment of Linda Dickerson Hartsock as executive director of Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University, starting on March 16. Hartsock was previously director of the University’s Connective Corridor in the Office of Community Engagement and Economic Development. Blackstone LaunchPad is a campus-based experiential entrepreneurship program open to students, alumni, staff and faculty, offering Read more

Wunderman’s Seth Solomons ’91 to Deliver Newhouse’s Mower Forum Lecture March 9

March 3, 2016 | Press Releases

Seth Solomons ’91, CEO, North America at Wunderman, will visit the Newhouse School March 9 as a guest of the Eric Mower Advertising Forum. He will speak at 6:30 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3. Follow on Twitter at #MowerForum. Solomons has over 25 years of global experience and knowledge in advertising, media, integrated marketing and technology, and Read more

University Lectures Presents Renowned Psychologist Dacher Keltner March 8

March 3, 2016 | Press Releases

Dacher Keltner, professor of psychology and director of the Berkeley Social Interaction Laboratory and the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, is the first speaker of the spring semester in the University Lectures series on Tuesday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel. In his presentation, “Survival of the Kindest: Toward a Compassionate Society,” Keltner will look at Read more