Rachel Ameen Recaps Time Abroad

January 17, 2019

This past fall, I studied abroad in India with the SIT’s Public Health, Gender, and Community Action program, based in Delhi. This program, which included several week-long excursions (including one to Thailand!) and a month-long independent study project or internship period, delves deep into the Indian healthcare system, examining the social, political, economic and environmental factors that impact public health. I was able to incorporate several of my majors into my independent study project, creating an interdisciplinary piece that can form the basis for my senior thesis. I conducted environmental research on a farm in the foothills of the Himalayas, studying industrial and organic farming, food sustainability, and climate change. A large part of my information gathering methods was direct interviews, some done in English, some in Hindi, was a unique arena in which to learn more about different cultures. I also met Dr. Vandana Shiva, one of the most prominent environmental activists of today.

In addition to the valuable academics, the program was wonderful on a personal level. The staff, my teachers for the semester, are the most caring and enthusiastic people I’ve ever met, and they made this entire semester exceptional. They got to know each and every one of their students (there were 18 of us) individually, and were very flexible and patient with us. By the end of the semester, my program definitely felt more like a family than a group of students and teachers. I selected a non SU program that is not affiliated with any university in particular, and their diversity of perspectives and backgrounds enhanced classed discussions and added a lot to my learning experience.

I met some of the kindest, intelligent and accomplished people while I was abroad, and was really able to learn a lot from them. Upon arriving in India, I very quickly had to abandon any preconceived notions and expectations I had. The culture is so vibrant and unique, with a lot of history and traditions. These could be challenging, and patience, adaptability, and a positive attitude were absolutely crucial throughout the semester. At this point in time, I’ve been back in the US for about a month, and I am already trying to plan another trip to India. It really is an easy place to fall in love with.

Laurel White Participating in Research with Syracuse Gravitational-Wave Group

January 17, 2019
For the past year and a half, I have been conducting research with the Syracuse Gravitational-Wave Group in the physics department. My work is in detector characterization for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). Gravitational-wave astronomy is a developing field that allows us to detect minute changes in spacetime caused by the collision of massive objects like black holes and neutron stars that are billions of lightyears away. The LIGO Scientific Collaboration operates two detectors that they use to look for gravitational-wave signals, and the process of detector characterization involves analyzing data in order to determine how to improve both the detectors and the data collection process. I have worked on several projects relating to identifying and finding solutions for noise sources that are picked up by the extremely sensitive LIGO detectors, polluting the data. Most recently, I have been developing a calculation that will reduce the impact of a certain type of noise on the search for gravitational-wave signals during the upcoming data collection run. My research has allowed me to collaborate with a supportive group of researchers from SU and other universities across the country. I have also shared my research with fellow scientists both within and outside of LIGO. I was able to travel to Washington state for a week while working as a summer research assistant to visit the Hanford Observatory and present my research at the July 2018 Face-to-Face Meeting of the LIGO detector characterization group. I also gave a presentation on my summer project at the 2018 Meredith Symposium here at SU and won funding that I plan to use to present at an upcoming meeting of the American Physical Society. My experience with LIGO has given me a foundation in research that I will use for my Capstone project, allowed me to apply for fellowships and national scholarships, and, above all, prepared me for the type of work that I will be doing in graduate school.

Bailey Fitzgerald ('12) reflects on her medical residency at Yale University

January 2, 2019
Read Bailey Fitzgerald's article as she reflects on the time spent at Yale's Medicine Residency Program.

Dina Eldawy ('19) named 2019 Marshall Scholar

December 3, 2018

Dina Eldawy has been named a 2019 recipient of the prestigious Marshall Scholarship. She is the second Marshall Scholar in Syracuse University history. Eldawy is an international relations major in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School and a citizenship and civic engagement (CCE) major in the Maxwell School.

Read the full story at SU News.

Coronat Scholars' Achievements

June 6, 2018

Truman Scholarship: Dina Eldawy ('19) received the Truman Scholarship in recognition of her community service, academic accomplishment and commitment to a career of public service.
Read the full news story about Dina at SU News.

Rememberance Scholars: Dina Eldawy ('19) and Kathryn Munster ('19) were named as 2018-2019 Rememberance Scholars
Read more about the Remembrance Scholars at SU News.

Fulbright Scholars: Zainab Abdali ('18) received an English Teaching Assistantship in Kenya and Angie Pati ('18) received an English Teaching Assistantship in South Africa

Junior Elected as Student Association Vice President

April 21, 2017

Angie Pati ('18) and running mate James Franco were elected to lead the 61st Legislative Session of The Student Association.

Read the full story from the Daily Orange.

Senior Publishes Poetry Collection

Farrell Greenwald Brenner ’17

January 11, 2017

Farrell Brenner's ('17) poetry collection, "Diatribe from the Library", was recently published by Headmistress Press.  She also received the Chancellor's Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship.

Read more at AS News.

ACC Meeting of the Minds Conference features Junior Coronat

The ACC Meeting of the Minds Conference highlights students from each of the 15 ACC schools presenting their research and creative work. This year’s conference will be held for the first time at Syracuse University. This photo shows team members from 2015.

April 4, 2016

Farrell Brenner's ('17) was selected as one of seven Syracuse students to present personal research at the 2016 ACC Meeting of Minds Conference alongside six other Syracuse student projects. Farrell is studying women's and gender studies and citizenship and civic engagement and will be presenting her personal research project "The Aryan-Passing Women and Girl Couriers of the Jewish Resistance Movement in Nazi-Occupied Poland" at the Conference which will be held at Syracuse University from April 8th to the 10th.  Farrell will be a Gila Slifka intern at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University this summer.

Read more at SU News.

Metro-Atlanta Teach for America Corps by Na’Tasha Webb-Prather, '11

January 12, 2016

I will forever be indebted to the Coronat Scholars program for allowing me to make the most of my collegiate experience without financial worry. While in college I participated in the Study Abroad program on three separate occasions and was able to spend Spring Break in Brazil, a Fall semester in Madrid, and a summer in Paris. My world and my mind were opened to new levels and new possibilities because of these opportunities, and because of Coronat!

Upon graduating in May of 2011 I entered the Metro-Atlanta Teach for America Corps where I was committed to working tirelessly to close the achievement gap for students in less affluent communities. For two years I served as an 8th grade Special Education teacher and taught Science and Social Studies. It was a trying experience, but a humbling and gratifying one as well. I loved my students and my colleagues but I grew to strongly dislike the system. Education in this country is broken, and unfortunately the people who impact students the most, teachers, aren’t the ones making the decisions. Because the Coronat program fortified my leadership skills, not being heard was not an option. With that, I am attending Law School as an entering 1L at the University of Georgia.

Syracuse University senior receives prestigious international Marshall Scholarship

John Giammatteo visits a camp near the Thailand-Myanmar (Burmese) border inhabited by Myanmar refugees

November 24, 2010

Syracuse University senior John Giammatteo was named a 2011 Marshall Scholar by the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission of Great Britain. The highly selective and prestigious award is presented annually to up to 40 intellectually distinguished young Americans to support their graduate study in the United Kingdom.

Giammatteo, a dual anthropology and magazine journalism major in SU’s College of Arts and Sciences and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, is the first SU student to receive a Marshall Scholarship.

Read more at AS News.