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Archive for January 2017

Hidden Treasure in Special Collections Embodies Syracuse University Spirit

January 31, 2017 | Press Releases

In the depths of the archives of Syracuse University Libraries, a collection of materials highlighting a special connection between an early 20th-century typeface designer and the University caught the curiosity of curator William T. La Moy. His searching revealed an important piece of University history and, ultimately, led to a distinctive new typeface to represent the University. La Moy, curator Read more

Mark Your Calendar: Fall 2017 Is Full of Orange Events

January 27, 2017 | Press Releases

Alumni, family and friends are invited to spend time on campus this fall during three exciting, event-filled weekends that celebrate what it means to be Orange and highlight all that we are proud of at Syracuse University. Campus will be abuzz during CBT XII Sept. 14-17, Orange Central Oct. 5-8 and Family Weekend Oct. 13-15. Registration is now open for Read more

Tillman Scholars Applications Now Open

January 25, 2017 | Press Releases

The application process for the Tillman Scholars program, which funds education for student veterans and spouses of veterans, will open Feb. 1. The scholarship honors Pat Tillman. In 2002, Tillman, a starting safety for the National Football League’s Arizona Cardinals, put his football career on hold to serve his country. Family and friends established the Pat Tillman Foundation following Pat’s Read more

University Debuts One University Awards Ceremony

January 25, 2017 | Press Releases

Syracuse University will debut a One University Awards Ceremony on April 25 in Hendricks Chapel. The first in what will be an annual event, the awards ceremony will convey two major University awards—the Chancellor’s Medal for Outstanding Achievement and the Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence. The event is scheduled for 5-6:30 p.m., with a reception to follow. The year 2017 marks Read more

Stromer-Galley Secures $11.5 Million for Decision-Making Research

January 23, 2017 | Press Releases

Can an application help intelligence analysts engage in better reasoning and produce reports that help decision makers make better decisions? A multidisciplinary team of researchers from Syracuse University, the University of Arizona, Colorado State University and SRC Inc. aims to answer this question by developing digital tools for improving reasoning and decision making. The team, led by School of Information Read more

Winston Fisher ’96 Tackles Mammoth Marathon Challenge

January 18, 2017 | Press Releases

Winston Fisher ’96 is proving once again that he will go to great lengths of physical endurance to support the organization founded by his family that assists military veterans known as the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Already, Fisher has competed in a 3,000-mile cross country bike race (Race Across America) in support of the fund. On Jan. 23, he’ll embark Read more

University to Host ‘Redefining Inclusion’ Events in San Francisco, Los Angeles

January 18, 2017 | Press Releases

The Lawrence B. Taishoff Center for Inclusive Higher Education will be on the road next week, bringing its message of lifelong inclusion to San Francisco and Los Angeles on Jan. 25 and 26, respectively, to kick off a series of events called “Redefining Inclusion.” Colleges and universities across the United States are placing more emphasis on disability and inclusion. “We Read more

Mark Jackson Named Executive Director of Program Development

January 17, 2017 | Press Releases

Mark Jackson has been appointed the new executive director of program development in the Division of Advancement and External Affairs. Jackson, who was administrator of business and human resources for District 4 of the Ohio Department of Transportation, began in his new role in November. In the Office of Program Development, Jackson is responsible for operational excellence and fostering partnerships Read more

Boeheim Foundation Provides Dome Sensory Safety Kits

January 12, 2017 | Press Releases

The Jim & Juli Boeheim Foundation and Life is Washable, Inc., are teaming up to bring Friendly Access Sensory Safety Kits™ to the Carrier Dome.  Individuals with Autism, Dementia, Traumatic Brain Injury and various sensory challenges will now be able to enjoy all Dome events with the complimentary use of the Friendly Access kits, which are now available at Carrier Read more

New Weather Station Aids in Emergency Weather Preparedness

January 10, 2017 | Press Releases

Real-time weather data and a live look at the Syracuse University main campus are now available, thanks to a donation from WeatherSTEM. Ed Mansouri, Florida State University alumnus, is the creator of WeatherSTEM. His initial goal for this program was to provide weather stations to K-12 schools with science technology and engineering curricula, but now, many Atlantic Coast Conference universities, Read more

Engineering and Computer Science, Office of Research Award $230,000 for UAS Research

January 5, 2017 | Press Releases

Six collaborative research groups from the University’s various schools and colleges have been awarded more than $230,000 in state revitalization funding for their projects in unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Projects include energy mapping of buildings, autonomous navigation and the development of regulations and policies to integrate unmanned aerial vehicles into communities. An additional $100,000 was also made available to support Read more

School of Education, Athletics, Driver’s Village Support Otto’s Reading Kickoff for Local Schools

January 3, 2017 | Press Releases

Otto, the Syracuse mascot, doesn’t speak, so it may be difficult to assess how well Otto can read. But Otto clearly recognizes the value of reading, and a December 2016 visit to Ed Smith Elementary School in Syracuse thrilled the third- and fourth-graders who had scored the highest participation rate in Otto’s Fall Reading Kickoff. The School of Education (SOE), Read more