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Archive for October 2016

Combating Stimulant Misuse in College Environment

October 31, 2016 | Press Releases

Recent research suggests one-third of undergraduate students nationwide misuse, or are at risk for misusing stimulants, such as the commonly prescribed ADHD medication Adderall. With funding from biotechnology company Shire, psychology associate professor Kevin Antshel is creating programming to reduce misuse prevalence. Antshel, joined by psychology associate professor Aesoon Park and professor Stephen Maisto, are using the two-year, $96,150 grant Read more

Renowned Villiers String Quartet to Perform Nov. 4

October 31, 2016 | Press Releases

The internationally renowned Villiers Quartet, winner of the 2015 Radcliffe Chamber Music Competition and quartet-in-residence at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, will present a concert on Friday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Baker Artist Series in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music. The concert, Read more

CoE Awards Funding for Research, Innovation Projects by Faculty at University, SUNY ESF

October 26, 2016 | Press Releases

SyracuseCoE has announced that six research and innovations projects led by faculty members from Syracuse University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) were competitively selected to receive awards totalling $114,000. The projects engage a total of 12 faculty members from four schools and colleges at Syracuse University and SUNY ESF. The awards expand the Faculty Fellows Program Read more

2016-17 Remembrance Scholars to be Honored at Convocation Oct. 28

October 24, 2016 | Press Releases

The 2016-17 Convocation for Remembrance Scholars, honoring 35 outstanding students from this year’s senior class, will be held Friday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m. in Hendricks Chapel. The Remembrance Scholarships, among the most prestigious scholarships awarded by the University, were founded as a tribute to the 270 people, including 35 Syracuse University students studying abroad through Syracuse University, who were Read more

BBI Receives $6.2 Million Award from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services for Southeast ADA Center

October 17, 2016 | Press Releases

The Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) has been awarded a five year, $6.23 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Administration on Community Living (ACL), National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) for the Southeast Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Center. Based in Atlanta, the Southeast ADA Center provides information, training and guidance Read more

Sixth Annual It Girls Retreat Brings 94 High Schoolers to Campus

October 14, 2016 | Press Releases

Vice Chancellor and Provost Michele Wheatly led an information technology pep rally recently at a dinner for 94 potential School of Information Studies (iSchool) students. “You’ve all made a really great choice to come to the It Girls retreat because information is going to change the world,” she said. In addition to plugging the iSchool’s relevance to diverse career fields, Read more

Multidisciplinary Team Wins NSF Award to Study Distributed Energy Markets

October 14, 2016 | Press Releases

As the traditional, centralized way of producing and distributing electricity gives way to a future of decentralized, “smart” energy production and consumption, policymakers, producers and regulators must understand the security and privacy risks inherent in “distributed” energy production and in encouraging consumers to better manage, even produce, their own energy. That’s why an interdisciplinary team of Syracuse University cybersecurity, engineering, Read more

Washington Post Reporter Jason Rezaian to Be Honored with Tully Free Speech Award

October 13, 2016 | Press Releases

The Tully Center for Free Speech in the Newhouse School will honor Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post reporter who was imprisoned in Iran for 544 days, with the 2016 Free Speech Award. The award is given annually to a journalist who has faced obstacles to free speech. The award program will be held Monday, Oct. 24, at 4 p.m. in Read more

Former Philadelphia Mayor to Speak Friday at Maxwell

October 12, 2016 | Press Releases

Generations of Maxwell alumni cite the Oath of the Athenian City-State as a source of inspiration for a life of public service. So, too, does Michael Nutter, former mayor of Philadelphia and one of the most respected and celebrated large-city mayors in recent American history. Nutter will speak Friday, Oct. 14, at 4 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium on “The Athenian Read more

Duncan Brown to Be Inducted as Inaugural Brightman Endowed Professor Oct. 20

October 12, 2016 | Press Releases

The College of Arts and Sciences is celebrating the appointment of Duncan Brown as the inaugural Charles Brightman Professor of Physics. A world-renowned expert in gravitational-wave astronomy and astrophysics, Brown will be honored by Syracuse on Thursday, Oct. 20, in rooms 202-204 of the Physics Building. The program includes an induction ceremony at 3:30 p.m., followed by a presentation by Read more

Former Philadelphia Mayor to Speak Friday at Maxwell

October 12, 2016 | Press Releases

Generations of Maxwell alumni cite the Oath of the Athenian City-State as a source of inspiration for a life of public service. So, too, does Michael Nutter, former mayor of Philadelphia and one of the most respected and celebrated large-city mayors in recent American history. Nutter will speak Friday, Oct. 14, at 4 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium on “The Athenian Read more

Chemistry Department Award to Support Graduate Diversity

October 11, 2016 | Press Releases

An award from the U.S. Department of Education will support the chemistry department’s goal of increasing the program’s graduated student diversity. A Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) award from the U.S. Department of Education to the chemistry department will support the program’s quest to increase graduate student diversity. Through aggressive recruitment and programming to support retention of Read more

Chemistry Department Award to Support Graduate Diversity

October 11, 2016 | Press Releases

A Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) award from the U.S. Department of Education to the chemistry department will support the program’s quest to increase graduate student diversity. Through aggressive recruitment and programming to support retention of women and minorities in the field, co-principal investigators Nancy Totah and John Chisholm, both associate professors, aim to increase diversity in Read more

University Place Promenade Receives $1 Million Naming Gift from University Trustee Steven L. 64, G’67 and Sherry ’65 Einhorn Promendade

October 7, 2016 | Press Releases

For more than two years, Steven L. Einhorn ’64, G’67 has served as chair of the Campus Framework Advisory Group, a team of trustees, students, faculty and staff charged with imagining a transformative, student-centric vision for the Syracuse University campus. Today, not only does Einhorn continue to lead the effort to bring the bold concepts contained within the Campus Framework Read more

Whitman School Holds 67th Annual Salzberg Memorial Lecture Program

October 6, 2016 | Press Releases

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management’s H.H. Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management is hosting its annual Salzberg Memorial Lecture Program on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 2-5 p.m. in the Whitman School’s Lender Auditorium. Established in 1949, the annual Salzberg event is a central component of Whitman’s Franklin Center for Supply Chain Management (SCM), which is consistently recognized among Read more