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Archive for May 2016

A Dynamic Data Driven Approach to Information Fusion

May 27, 2016 | Press Releases

Professors Biao Chen and Pramod Varshney and Associate Professors Yingbin Liang and Jian Tang in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, along with researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, have been awarded a multi-year grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) to pursue a dynamic, data-driven approach to information fusion for intelligence, surveillance and Read more

Syracuse Physicists among Recipients of Breakthrough, Gruber Prizes

May 26, 2016 | Press Releases

The honors keep rolling in for the Gravitational Wave Group in the College of Arts and Sciences. Based in the Department of Physics, the group’s 22 members are among the recipients of the Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics and the Gruber Foundation Cosmology Prize, in recognition of their contributions to the historic detection of gravitational waves. The group shares Read more

Sydney Hutchinson Named Judith Greenberg Seinfeld Distinguished Fellow

May 24, 2016 | Press Releases

Sydney Hutchinson, assistant professor of music history and cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named a 2016 Judith Seinfeld Distinguished Fellow. Endowed by alumna and University Trustee Judith Greenberg Seinfeld ’56, the fellowship recognizes faculty members who have shown a passion for excellence and exceptional creativity in any academic or artistic field or endeavor. “It’s a Read more

Physicist Awarded IBM Grant to Develop Quantum Computing

May 18, 2016 | Press Releases

A physicist in the College of Arts and Sciences has been awarded a major grant to help develop quantum computing technology. Britton Plourde, associate professor of physics, is using a three-year, $900,000 grant from IBM to conduct research for the LogiQ Program. LogiQ is part of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), based in the Office of the Director Read more

Class of 2016 Students Who Gave Back Issue Challenge to Alumni: Reach 1,870 Donors by June 30

May 18, 2016 | Press Releases

web_numbers_620x412Donors to Class Act, the Class of 2016 Giving campaign, stood out at Commencement this year, wearing the special orange, white and silver cords that recognized their participation in this year’s effort. Each student donor chose to give to the part of Syracuse University they love most with a gift of $20.16 or more to commemorate their graduation year. Now Read more

Whitman Hosts 7th Annual Conference on Africa Business and Entrepreneurship

May 11, 2016 | Press Releases

The Kiebach Center’s Africa Business Program at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management will host the 7th Annual Conference on Africa Business and Entrepreneurship May 19-21 at the Whitman School. The conference offers a unique forum for participants to meet and discuss their current work on business and entrepreneurship in Africa with other academic researchers and business professionals from Read more

Padgett Receives Continuum + Arthur Pulos Award

May 10, 2016 | Press Releases

William Padgett, an associate professor of communications design in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ (VPA) School of Design, has been named a recipient of the Continuum + Arthur Pulos Award, which recognizes innovation in interdisciplinary design education at the University. The Continuum + Arthur Pulos Award was established in 2011 by Continuum, a global innovation design consultancy co-founded Read more

2016-17 Remembrance Scholars Selected

May 5, 2016 | Press Releases

Syracuse University’s Remembrance Scholar Selection Committee has chosen the 35 students who will be the 2016-17 Remembrance Scholars. The scholarships were founded as a tribute to—and means of remembering—the 35 students who were killed in the Dec. 21, 1988, bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. The students, who were returning from a semester of study in London Read more

‘Sound Beat’ Celebrates Fifth Anniversary on May 6 in Bird Library

May 2, 2016 | Press Releases

The libraries’ public radio show, “Sound Beat,” celebrated its fifth year on the air this spring. To mark the occasion, there will be a celebration in Bird Library’s Learning Commons on Friday, May 6, from 2-4 p.m. On hand will be the show’s host, Brett Barry, a two-time Newhouse alumnus and voiceover artist, and producer Jim O’Connor. The event will Read more