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Innovative Students, Professionals Sought for Hackathon Aug. 1 to Envision Products for Environmental Control

July 28, 2016 | Press Releases

Targeting emerging opportunities for a new generation of innovative products in Central New York’s industry cluster in thermal and environmental controls (TEC), SyracuseCoE invites students and professionals to participate in “TEChack, a two-day hackathon on Aug. 1 and 2. SyracuseCoE organized TEChack in partnership with Anaren Inc., the CNY Technology Development Organization and CASE at Syracuse University. coeTEChack is designed Read more

Physicist Awarded Grant to Assess Authenticity of Gravitational-Wave Signals

July 21, 2016 | Press Releases

A physicist in the College of Arts and Sciences has been awarded a major grant to continue the search for gravitational waves using the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). Peter Saulson, the Martin A. Pomerantz ’37 Professor of Physics, is the recipient of a three-year, $750,000 grant award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), enabling him and members of Syracuse Read more

University to Expand Libraries’ South Campus Facility for Research Treasures

July 21, 2016 | Press Releases

Dean of Libraries David Seaman has announced the creation of a state-of-the-art addition to the Syracuse University Libraries Facility, to provide 15,000 square feet of climate-controlled space in which to preserve the University’s rare and archival research and teaching collections. This much-needed expansion is funded in part by a gift from Bill Brodsky ’65, G’68 and Joan Brodsky ’67, G’68, Read more

Lockheed Martin Makes $1 Million Donation to Program for Veterans

July 21, 2016 | Press Releases

Lockheed Martin gives a major boost to the program that helps veterans make the transition from military life to business owner.  Share

Physicist Wins NSF Grant to Support Subatomic Particle Research

July 19, 2016 | Press Releases

The National Science Foundation has awarded $160,000 to Matthew Rudolph, assistant professor of physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, to continue his work with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN’s accelerator complex near Geneva, Switzerland. The two-year grant will provide funding to support Rudolph’s work on b quark physics as part of a project titled “Flavor Physics Read more

Connecting Women in Geotechnical Engineering

July 18, 2016 | Press Releases

Professor Shobha K. Bhatia and Assistant Professor Sucheta Soundarajan in the College of Engineering and Computer Science have been awarded a $258,870 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to better connect women faculty in geotechnical engineering. The project, a national collaborative effort with the University of Michigan and Drexel University, focuses on professional networking to improve retention, advancement and scientific collaboration Read more

Physicist Awarded Grant to Study Interstellar Processes

July 15, 2016 | Press Releases

A physicist in the College of Arts and Sciences has received a major grant award, supporting his work in experimental astrophysics and surface science. The National Science Foundation has awarded Professor Gianfranco Vidali a three-year, $736,600 grant to study how molecules behave in the densest region of interstellar space—matter in the space between star systems. Highly interdisciplinary, the project will Read more

Scientist Awarded Grants from ALS, Oak Ridge Associated Universities

July 8, 2016 | Press Releases

A researcher in the College of Arts and Sciences has been awarded grants from The ALS Association and Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) to support his study of protein biosynthesis. Carlos A. Castañeda, assistant professor of biology and chemistry, is the University’s inaugural recipient of a one-year, $50,000 starter grant from the ALS Association, a nonprofit organization that seeks to Read more

Used Globally, Cybersecurity Labs Spring from Syracuse University

July 6, 2016 | Press Releases

In June, Professor Kevin Du hosted two training workshops on a set of open-source, hands-on cybersecurity exercises. The no-cost Security Education (SEED) lab exercises are developed at Syracuse University and used all over the world for computer and information security education. In the annual workshops, Du and a team of computer science students and alumni taught 70 instructors from colleges Read more

USA Today’s Upton to Take Position as Knight Chair in Data and Explanatory Journalism

July 1, 2016 | Press Releases

The Newhouse School has appointed data journalist Jodi Upton as the Knight Chair in Data and Explanatory Journalism, a position supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Upton will join the Newhouse faculty effective Aug. 22. “We are very excited to have filled our chair with such an accomplished data journalist,” says Newhouse Dean Lorraine Branham. “We Read more

Skype in Media and the Newhouse School Team Up on the Campaign Trail

July 1, 2016 | Press Releases

Students in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications will cover the 2016 presidential election season for a global audience through a unique partnership with Skype in Media. Focusing on the millennial perspective, students will use Skype TX Broadcast high definition technology to create a continual flow of content—including video blogs, podcasts, articles and live interviews. Content will be published Read more