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Newhouse School Partners with FOX Sports University to Offer New Sports Media Course

August 30, 2016 | Press Releases

The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications is launching a new course, “The Sports Media Project,” in partnership with FOX Sports University. Fox Sports University logoThe three-credit course, open to juniors and seniors in any major, is co-taught by Ed Russell, associate professor of advertising, and John Nicholson, professor of practice in broadcast and digital journalism and director of the Newhouse Read more

Lt. Gov. Hochul Celebrates Opening of New Labs at SyracuseCoE

August 29, 2016 | Press Releases

New York State Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul visited the headquarters of the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (SyracuseCoE) on Wednesday, Aug. 24, to celebrate the opening of new labs that will fuel research, teaching and industry collaboration by students and faculty members from Syracuse University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF). Hochul was Read more

Over the Summer Syracuse University Makes Substantial Investments in Accessibility Improvements, Classroom Enhancements

August 25, 2016 | Press Releases

One of the best places to capture a Syracuse University memory is at the flagship gateway sign below the Hall of Languages and Place of Remembrance. Students, family and friends often stop to snap photos in front of the iconic location with its polished stone work and towering building in the background. The 11 steps above and the six below, however, Read more

Syracuse, Cal State Fullerton Awarded Grant to Enhance Diversity in Astrophysics

August 23, 2016 | Press Releases

Physicists in the College of Arts and Sciences are sharing a grant award with their colleagues at California State University, Fullerton, (CSUF) to recruit and expand the number of underrepresented students in gravitational-wave astronomy. Syracuse University professors Duncan Brown and Stefan Ballmer are part of a five-year, $937,000 project called “Catching a New Wave: The CSUF-Syracuse Partnership for Inclusion of Underrepresented Read more

New Bells Added to Crouse College Chimes Expand Repertoire

August 23, 2016 | Press Releases

Chimemasters member Rebekah Timerman ’17 watched the four new bells being lifted into Crouse College’s bell tower Thursday morning and was excited for the musical possibilities. Timerman thought about what songs she might include in her repertoire now that an expanded range of music can be created with the addition of four new bells to the current 10. “There’s a lot Read more

Lillian Slutzker, Longtime Benefactor of Syracuse University, Passes Away

August 19, 2016 | Press Releases

Lillian Slutzker, a longtime supporter of Syracuse University and the former owner of Manny’s athletic apparel store on Marshall Street, passed away on Thursday, August 18, at the age of 98. She is predeceased by her husband, Emanuel, who died in 1985 after a nine-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, and is survived by their son, Craig Slutzker ’79. Mrs. Slutzker’s Read more

Physicist Awarded NSF Grant to Study Collective Behavior of Active Matter

August 17, 2016 | Press Releases

A physicist in the College of Arts and Sciences has been awarded a major grant to support her ongoing study of active matter—collections of self-driven entities that take energy from the environment to produce coordinated motion. Syracuse’s newest Distinguished Professor, M. Cristina Marchetti, is using a $420,000 award from the National Science Foundation to characterize the physics of organization in nature, Read more

Researchers Awarded Grant to Develop, Implement Strategies for New Antibiotics

August 17, 2016 | Press Releases

  Anthony Garza and Yan-Yeung Luk, associate professors of biology and chemistry, respectively, are recipients of a three-year, $375,000 grant award from the National Institute of the General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). The award is a federal response to the urgent need for new classes of antibiotics, as infectious bacteria become increasingly resistant to existing antibiotics. NIGMS is one of the National Read more

Burdick Leads Study on Social Housing Projects in Brazil

August 16, 2016 | Press Releases

The National Science Foundation and the Economic and Social Research Council of the United Kingdom have awarded $597,000 to a project led by Professor John Burdick (anthropology) to observe differently organized social housing projects in downtown Rio de Janeiro, to see how each impacts, and is impacted by, the people who live in them. Burdick’s six-person research team (four of Read more

Ditre, Maisto Receive Grant to Study Links Between Chronic Pain, Alcohol Consumption

August 12, 2016 | Press Releases

The impact of heavy alcohol consumption upon individuals and society is well known. The effects of chronic pain upon those who live with it has also been well studied. Now, with a five-year, $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Syracuse University researchers Joseph Ditre and Stephen Maisto will explore the links between chronic pain and alcohol consumption—how one Read more

McNair Scholars Present Research at Two-Day Symposium

August 11, 2016 | Press Releases

Roshad Meeks is a self-described “military brat.” His father served in the U.S. Army, and Meeks spent much of his childhood in Germany. He was 11 or 12 when his family returned to Columbus, a little Mississippi city of about 23,000 people where the Meeks family had lived for generations. Roshad’s dad, almost immediately, taught his son a quiet lesson about Read more

Biologist Awarded NIH Grant to Study Link Between Early-Development Stress, Adult Disease

August 10, 2016 | Press Releases

  Assistant Professor Sarah Hall is using a $446,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate how fetal and childhood stress triggers long-term changes in gene activity in neurons. Using a microscopic worm called Caenorhabditis elegans, she and her colleagues will characterize the epigenetic mechanisms that regulate the environmental programming of gene expression, leading to certain behavioral traits. Read more

Physicists Awarded NSF Grant to Study Cancer-Cell Behavior

August 4, 2016 | Press Releases

Three physicists in the College of Arts and Sciences are using a major grant to study the dynamics and interactions of cancer cells. M. Lisa Manning, associate professor of physics; M. Cristina Marchetti, the William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Physics; and Jennifer Schwarz, associate professor of physics, have been awarded a three-year, $686,000 grant from the National Science Read more

IVMF Launches SCServes-Lowcountry Network to Assist Nation’s Vets

August 2, 2016 | Press Releases

A VIP ribbon cutting and keynote address from U.S. Department of Labor Deputy Secretary Christopher Lu were held Tuesday, Aug. 2, to mark the launch of SCServes-Lowcountry network, connecting South Carolina human service providers to more effectively manage service requests from veterans and their families. The new network will enable service members, veterans and their families to digitally access a Read more

Lerner Center Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

August 2, 2016 | Press Releases

As it marks its fifth anniversary, the Maxwell School’s Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion is taking stock of its growth and accomplishments—an impressive list that includes collaboration and needs assessment in the local community, specific outreach and information projects related to healthy practices and nutrition, an endowed professorship focused on public health and a staff of professionals and graduate-student Read more