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Syracuse University Invests $9 Million in Classroom Enhancements, Technology Upgrades as Part of Campus Framework

June 30, 2016 | Press Releases

The classrooms of today need to be interactive, flexible and ready for collaboration—the latest in audiovisual equipment, teaching aids and high-speed networks all enhance learning and the classroom experience. As part of the Campus Framework, the University will make an extensive slate of renovations to a variety of academic spaces on campus. This summer alone, the University will invest more Read more

Biologists Use Federal Grant to Advance Epigenetics

June 23, 2016 | Press Releases

Biologists in the College of Arts and Sciences have been awarded a major grant to study an epigenetic mechanism used by cells to regulate gene expression—a process known as meiotic silencing. Eleanor Maine, professor of biology, is the recipient of a multiyear, $427,000 grant award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, the National Institutes of Health and the Read more

SU-ESF Faculty Win EPA Grant to Advance Appreciation for Onondaga Lake

June 21, 2016 | Press Releases

Faculty from Syracuse University and SUNY-ESF have won a $91,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help teachers and students better understand and appreciate the unique cultural and ecological significance of Onondaga Lake. Drawing on both scientific and Native American knowledge and traditions, the project is designed to simultaneously advance students’ scientific understanding of the local ecosystem and Read more

Connective Corridor Celebrating ‘Summer of Public Art’

June 21, 2016 | Press Releases

Jon Bocksel is contributing two 16 by 13-foot murals that will engage passersby both entering “You’ve Made It …”) and leaving (” … Till Next Time”) Armory Square. The paintings are an homage to Syracuse’s long history in the sign trade and the invention of the 24-second shot clock that revolutionized basketball. The Syracuse Connective Corridor’s “Summer of Public Art” Read more

University Selects SHoP Architects to Design National Veterans Resource Complex; First Conceptual Images Shared with Campus Community

June 21, 2016 | Press Releases

Culminating a six-month design competition, Syracuse University today announced SHoP Architects, a world-renowned architect firm headquartered in New York City, has been selected to conceptualize and design the new National Veterans Resource Complex (NVRC). The NVRC, a first-of-its-kind multi-use facility, is among the most transformative initiatives contained within the University’s Campus Framework, a draft of which was shared with the Read more

Physicists Awarded $1.1 Million Grant

June 8, 2016 | Press Releases

Members of the High Energy Theory Group in the College of Arts and Sciences have been awarded a three-year, $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support their work in theoretical particle physics and cosmology. Most of the funding will be used to explore new theories of physics found “Beyond the Standard Model” (BSM), involving the Read more

University Singers in Performance of a Lifetime in Bulgaria

June 3, 2016 | Press Releases

The University Singers with director John Warren gather on the steps of the Great Hall of Sofia University in Sofia, Bulgaria. The University Singers had the experience of a lifetime—singing in an international European competition, performing at the highest levels among the best of friends. The choir competed in the European Grand Prix, a prestigious international choral competition, in Varna, Read more