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Students Experience Entertainment, Sport, Public Relations Industries in LA

April 29, 2016 | Press Releases

The big city sprawl of Los Angeles became local for dozens of students who met with professionals—including many alumni—in the students’ prospective fields during a week of immersion programs in the entertainment capital. Students in five programs—in the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, Newhouse School of Public Communications and the College of Visual and Performing Arts—spent a week Read more

Kenneth Baynes Appointed Tolley Professor in Humanities

April 26, 2016 | Press Releases

Kenneth Baynes, professor of philosophy and political science in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School, has been appointed the 2016-18 William P. Tolley Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities. Named for the Syracuse chancellor emeritus, the Tolley Professorship is a two-year, rotating appointment, designed to stimulate curricular and instructional improvement in the humanities. Baynes is organizing Read more

NSF Awards $297,135 to Falk College’s Brooks Gump for Undergraduate Trauma Research with Veterans

April 19, 2016 | Press Releases

Brooks B. Gump, the Falk Family Endowed Professor of Public Health in Falk College, was awarded a three-year, $297,135 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue the Research Education for Undergraduates (REU) program focused on training veterans interested in becoming trauma researchers. This REU has been operating since 2012 and is a student-focused opportunity that draws on personal experiences Read more

Bei Yu Named iSchool’s First Katchmar-Wilhelm Professor

April 18, 2016 | Press Releases

The School of Information Studies (iSchool) has selected Associate Professor Bei Yu as the inaugural Katchmar-Wilhelm Endowed Professor. The first named faculty position in the iSchool’s history, the Katchmar-Wilhelm professorship was made possible from a portion of the generous bequest of Estelle Wilhelm ’38, ’39 that the school received in October 2013. The professorship is designed to provide support during Read more

College of Visual and Performing Arts Receives $19.8 Million from Dorothea Shaffer Estate

April 15, 2016 | Press Releases

The College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) has received $19.8 million from the estate of Dorothea Ilgen Shaffer ’33, H’90, an alumna of the School of Art and an honorary member of the University’s Board of Trustees. The bequest is the college’s largest single gift ever. Shaffer, who died in 2012 at the age of 101, worked as a Read more

Ceremony Today to Honor New Meredith Professors

April 14, 2016 | Press Releases

Robert Doyle, professor of chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Peter Wilcoxen, professor of public administration and international affairs in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, will be named as the 2016-19 Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professors of Teaching Excellence at a ceremony on Thursday, April 14, at 4 p.m. in the Goldstein Read more

Architecture Students Explore Sustainable Design in Heart of Dubai

April 14, 2016 | Press Releases

Each semester, advanced-level architecture students enrolled in Syracuse Architecture visiting critic studios have the opportunity to engage in a unique, full-scope design experience led by highly knowledgeable faculty and/or architects. Within a small setting, students work in teams to pursue a common studio objective. They learn to consider a full range of contextual factors in their work through site visits Read more

Entrepreneurs Wiley Cerilli, Patrick Ambron to participate in Blackstone LaunchPad Grand Opening

April 13, 2016 | Press Releases

Two high-profile entrepreneurs who attended the University will be featured guests at the grand opening of the Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University on April 19. The 1 p.m. event at Bird Library includes a formal ceremony, ribbon cutting, reception and student venture demos. As part of the LaunchPad kick-off, Wiley Cerilli, co-CEO and founder of Good Uncle, and Patrick Ambron Read more

Expert on ‘Environmental Racism’ to Deliver Johnson Lecture April 14

April 13, 2016 | Press Releases

The “father of environmental justice” is making a rare visit to the College of Arts and Sciences. Robert Bullard, dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University, will deliver the second annual John L. Johnson Lecture on Thursday, April 14, at 7 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium. Presented by Syracuse’s Department of African American Studies Read more

Maya Alam Named Boghosian Fellow

April 5, 2016 | Press Releases

Syracuse Architecture Assistant Professor Maya Alam has been selected as the first recipient of the Boghosian Fellowship, effective fall 2016. The fellowship—established in early 2015 in memory of Harry der Boghosian ’54 by his sister Paula der Boghosian ’64 (School of Education)—makes it possible for junior faculty to spend a year developing a body of design research based on an Read more