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Happy Holidays from A&S

Dec 17, 2015
Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season, filled with joy and happiness. May 2016 bring you good health, peace, and prosperity. The "Friday Five" will return on Friday, January 15.

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LHCb's Pentaquark Discovery Named 'Top-10 Breakthrough' of 2015

Dec 14, 2015
Tomasz Skwarnicki and Sheldon Stone's discovery of multi-quark particles has drawn praise from Physics World magazine, while altering our understanding of the structure of matter.

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Teaming up to Fight Diabetes

Dec 10, 2015
Robert Doyle, professor of chemistry, is working with a biotech company to develop better drugs for people with diabetes.

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The Science of Teaching, the Teaching of Science

Dec 10, 2015
Former A&S Dean George M. Langford is considering new ways to approach science education, based on his ongoing work at the Marine Biological Laboratory and Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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Syracuse Professor Throws Cold Water on Fracking Debate

Dec 8, 2015
Donald Siegel, chair of Earth sciences, is the author of two articles disproving the connection between fracking and water contamination.

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African Lake Provides Insight into Ancient Lake Levels, Biodiversity

Dec 7, 2015
A research team, led by Professor Christopher Scholz, is drilling deep into an African lake to learn more about its million-year-old past.

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Innovations in Window Efficiencies

Nov 23, 2015
Physicist Eric Schiff is using his role in the federal government to fund research that improves the energy efficiency of single-pane windows.

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Happy Thanksgiving from A&S!

Nov 20, 2015
Students in the College of Arts and Sciences reflect on what they are grateful for this holiday season. (VIDEO)

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Living in the Material World

Nov 19, 2015
Jennifer Schwarz, assistant professor of physics, is using a $315,000 NSF grant award to study the physical properties of biological entities.

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Invitation to Dance

Nov 18, 2015
The College of Arts and Sciences commemorates the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act with a screening of the award-winning documentary "Invitation to Dance."

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Minerals from Papua New Guinea Hold Secret for Recycling of Noble Gases Between Deep Earth and Atmosphere

Nov 12, 2015
Scientists find atmospheric gases trapped in minerals that are crystallized in the Earth's mantle.

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The 2015 Board of Visitors Faculty Panel Discussion

Nov 11, 2015
Faculty from A&S gather for a unique discussion about how the Liberal Arts shaped their careers and lives. (VIDEO)

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Syracuse Chemists Turn Bacterial Molecules into Potential Drug Molecules

Nov 10, 2015
Yan-Yeung Luk's Research Group hopes to create therapeutic agents from synthetic molecules, which mimic and dominate ones made from bacteria.

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Syracuse Physicists Aid in Study of Elusive Neutrinos

Nov 2, 2015
Professor Mitchell Soderberg leads a team of researchers involved with the ‘MicroBooNE’ experiment at Fermilab.

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A Natural Curiosity

Oct 30, 2015
Biology Professor Scott Pitnick demystifies science for students.

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Syracuse Psychologist Recognized for Cutting-Edge Work on Memory

Oct 26, 2015
Amy Criss, associate professor of psychology, has received an Early Career Impact Award from the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences and the Psychological & Brain Sciences Outstanding Young Alumni Award from her alma mater, Indiana University.

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Memory Is All in the Wrinkles. Or Is It?

Oct 26, 2015
Paul Gold, professor of biology at Syracuse University, and Huaiyu Hu, associate professor of neuroscience and physiology at SUNY Upstate Medical University, are studying the effect of neuron connections on mental abilities.

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STEMming the Gap at Syracuse

Oct 23, 2015
You are invited to attend a panel discussion on STEM education on Friday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m. in the Life Sciences Complex auditorium. The event is free and open to the public, and is part of the University's Orange Central homecoming celebration. (VIDEO)

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Plants Cope with Climate Change at Genetic Level

Oct 14, 2015
Jason Fridley, associate professor of biology, is the co-author of an article in "Global Change Biology" about how some species respond to climate change better than others.

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Deans’ Panel to Address STEM Preparation at Syracuse Oct. 23

Oct 14, 2015
Part of the 2015 Orange Central homecoming celebration, the event will take place on Friday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m. in the Life Sciences Complex auditorium.

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Earth Sciences Department to Host 120 Area High School Students

Oct 8, 2015
The Department of Earth Sciences in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences will play host to nearly 120 Liverpool High School 9th grade students interested in pursuing higher education in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields on Friday, Oct. 16.

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Advising & Career Services Announces 2015-16 'Career Conversations' Lineup

Oct 7, 2015
Resume building, cover-letter writing, and interviewing techniques are some of the topics being covered in this new, five-part series, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 13. The series is open to students of all majors.

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Central New York Hosts Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Structural Biology Symposia Oct. 19-20

Oct 2, 2015
Syracuse University, SUNY Upstate Medical University, and SUNY-ESF team up for keynote addresses, student and faculty presentations, and poster sessions.

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FNSSI Awarded $155,000 Grant from National Institute of Justice

Oct 1, 2015
The Forensic & National Security Sciences Institute has been awarded a $155,000 National Institute of Justice grant to investigate the use of an applied dielectrophoretic force-field to support DNA forensics techniques.

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Syracuse Physicist Scores Back-to-Back Articles in Top Journals

Oct 1, 2015
Professor Lisa Manning breaks new ground in the study of cell motion in biological tissues.

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Syracuse Student Nabs Minority Leadership Award

Sep 29, 2015
Melisa Abernathy, an M.S. student in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, has received the Minority Student Leadership Program Award from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.

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An Interview with Milton Lecturer William Deresiewicz

Sep 28, 2015
William Deresiewicz, best-selling author and this fall's Milton Lecturer in A&S, discusses the value of a liberal arts education. (VIDEO)

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Physics of Wrapping Miniature Droplets Takes Cue from Street Foods

Sep 28, 2015
Joseph Paulsen, assistant professor of physics, is the co-author of a recent article in "Nature Materials," exploring how wrapped objects behave at a microscopic scale.

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Prospective Law Students Invited to Participate in 'Law Week 2015'

Sep 23, 2015
The College of Arts and Sciences will host "Law Week 2015," a five-day initiative designed to prepare Syracuse undergraduates for admission to law school.

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Syracuse Hosts EMPOWER Advisory Committee

Sep 21, 2015
Committee members will participate in a variety of roundtable conversations, where they will discuss how EMPOWER can help graduate students succeed in STEM. They also will be involved with a graduate student-led panel discussion on career pathways in science and engineering.

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A Hunger for Knowledge

Sep 17, 2015
James Hougland, assistant professor of chemistry, is using a major grant extension to continue his study of a rare genetic disorder called Prader-Willi Syndrome.

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Syracuse Advances Search for Gravitational Waves

Sep 17, 2015
Physicists participate in the first observational run of the new Advanced LIGO Detector, after a five-year rebuild.

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Nebraska-Lincoln Chemist to Deliver Prins Lecture Sept. 22

Sep 15, 2015
Joseph S. Francisco, the Elmer H. and Ruby M. Cordes Chair in Chemistry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will deliver the Willem Prins Memorial Lecture at Syracuse.

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Interested in The Renée Crown University Honors Program?

Sep 9, 2015
High-achieving students are invited to apply for spring admission into Syracuse's prestigious Honors Program. (VIDEO)

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Syracuse Scientist Receives CAREER Award to Study 'Ice Chemistry'

Sep 4, 2015
Chemist Tara Kahan will use the prestigious grant to examine the effects of "dirty" ice on human health.

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Mathematicians Sweep NSF Grant Awards

Sep 4, 2015
Professors Shen, Lanzani, and Leuschke pull in more than half a million dollars in research support.

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Syracuse Chemists Awarded Grants for Interdisciplinary Research

Sep 4, 2015
Professors Yan-Yeung Luk and John Chisholm are using NSF and NIH grants, respectively, to push the boundaries of organic chemistry.

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Syracuse Physicist Lands NIH Grant Award to Study Tissue, Organ Formation

Sep 1, 2015
M. Lisa Manning receives $1.02 million from the National Institutes of Health to investigate forces in organ development.

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Syracuse to Acquire Cutting-Edge DNA Sequencer

Aug 31, 2015
Researchers in the Forensic & National Security Sciences Institute are using a major grant award to acquire a powerful, new instrument for forensic genomic analysis.

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Syracuse Physicists Excel at Gordon Research Conference in New Hampshire

Aug 25, 2015
Professors Mark Bowick, Lisa Manning, Cristina Marchetti, and Joseph Paulsen recently shone at the Soft Condensed Matter Physics Gordon Research Conference, a prestigious international event that provides a forum for discussion about cutting-edge, unpublished research.

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In the Driver’s Seat

Aug 25, 2015
The College of Arts and Sciences has launched a new and improved Office of Advising & Career Services. Our 20-plus-member team is uniquely qualified to help you in a variety of areas, including career exploration, major and minor degree completion, and pre-law and pre-health advising. To find out how we can help you, visit http://CASAdvising.syr.edu.

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Syracuse Physicists Use Grant Award to Facilitate Teacher Training

Aug 20, 2015
Two physicists in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences have received a grant award, designed to strengthen the teaching of high school physics throughout the region.

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A Celebration of Science

Aug 13, 2015
More than 80 students presented results of their summer research projects at the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program's annual poster session.

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Psychologist Awarded $2.1 Million NIH Grant

Jul 30, 2015
Stephen Maisto, professor of psychology, is using a five-year, $2.1 million grant to study risky behavior among HIV-negative men.

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A Precarious Balance

Jul 17, 2015
Biologist Jason Fridley works with scientists all over the globe to improve biodiversity management.

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Syracuse Physicists Awarded $3 Million Grant to Build Particle Detector

Jul 15, 2015
Members of the Department of Physics are constructing an upgrade to the Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) experiment at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Girls Just Want to Do Science!

Jul 14, 2015
About a dozen young girls spent the day interacting with real scientists at SU during a special summer STEM camp. (VIDEO)

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Syracuse Physicists Confirm Existence of Rare ‘Pentaquarks’

Jul 14, 2015
Professors Sheldon Stone and Tomasz Skwarnicki are part of a team of researchers who have discovered hadrons with four quarks and one anti-quark, known as "pentaquarks."

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‘New York Times’ Best-Selling Author to Deliver Fall Milton Lecture

Jul 14, 2015
William Deresiewicz, a New York Times best-selling author, award-winning essayist, and critic, will deliver this fall’s Milton First-Year Lecture on Monday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) in Schine Student Center’s Goldstein Auditorium

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All Systems Go

Jul 8, 2015
Samantha Usman '16, a double major in mathematics and physics, is recognized by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation for her out-of-this-world research.

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Showing their PRIDE

Jul 6, 2015
Highlights from this year's PRIDE program during which Psychology undergraduates develop and present an original independent summer research project (VIDEO)

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Summer Science

Jun 17, 2015
The psychology department is in the midst of another successful Psychology Research Initiative for Diversity Enhancement (PRIDE) program.

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Syracuse Physicist Awarded Grant to Study Physical Cell Biology

Jun 16, 2015
M. Lisa Manning, associate professor of physics, has received $168,750 from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Research Corporation for Science Advancement to explore untested ideas in physical cell biology.

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Syracuse Physicist Awarded Grant for Quantum Computing Efforts

Jun 11, 2015
Britton Plourde is using an Army Research Office grant award to push the boundaries of quantum computing.

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University Mourns Loss of Distinguished Archeologist

Jun 3, 2015
Theresa Howard Carter ’50 took the first photographs of what is believed to be King Midas’ Tomb in Turkey.

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Syracuse Biologist Awarded Two-Year NSF Grant Award

Jun 1, 2015
Jannice Friedman, assistant professor of biology, is the recipient of a two-year, $150,000 National Science Foundation grant award. She will use the award to study sexual selection in plants.

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Ph.D. Student Awarded Grant to Help People in Pain Quit Smoking

May 29, 2015
Emily Zale, a student in the Department of Psychology, is using a grant award to develop an intervention for smokers with chronic pain.

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Syracuse’s Gebbie Clinic to Host Summer Literacy Camp July 20-24

May 28, 2015
The Gebbie Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences will host the Phonological Awareness Camp for Kids (P.A.C.K) July 20-24. The five day program is designed to help children learn important literacy skills.

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Simons Foundation Funds Physics, Mathematics Researchers

May 27, 2015
Four professors have received major grant awards from the Simons Foundation, a global organization advancing research in basic science and mathematics.

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University Integral to Advanced LIGO Success

May 27, 2015
The Department of Physics has been leading the search for gravitational waves for more than 25 years.

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Syracuse Physicists Aid in Discovery of Subatomic Process

May 13, 2015
Sheldon Stone and colleagues have found "overwhelming evidence" of an extremely rare particle known as a Bs meson.

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Syracuse Biologist Lands Three-Year NIH Grant Award

May 11, 2015
Melissa Pepling, associate professor of biology, has received a major grant award from the National Institutes of Health for her ongoing work in ovarian biology.

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The College of Arts and Sciences’ Convocation 2015

May 9, 2015
Dean Karin Ruhlandt imparts words of encouragement to the College of Arts and Sciences' Class of 2015

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Syracuse Geologist Jeff Karson Publishes Book on Oceanic Abyss

May 7, 2015
Jeff Karson, professor of Earth sciences, is the author of a much-anticipated book on the geology and biology of the oceanic abyss.

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Syracuse to Host Training Workshop for DNA Mixture Analysis Software May 11-14

May 7, 2015
STRmix workshop reaffirms FNSSI as a national leader in forensics research.

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Syracuse Senior Wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Apr 28, 2015
Kristopher Murray ‘15, a biochemistry major, is using the prestigious fellowship to study bacterial cellulose synthase genes in poplar trees.

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Syracuse Geologists Rack up Honors, Awards

Apr 28, 2015
Professors Ivany, Baldwin, and Samson are being recognized for leadership and service to the profession.

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Chemistry Major to Receive Slepecky Research Prize April 24

Apr 21, 2015
Kewei Xu ’15, a senior majoring in chemistry, will be awarded the Norma Slepecky Undergraduate Research Prize on Friday, April 24, at 3:30 p.m. in the Heroy auditorium. The award recognizes an outstanding female undergraduate in the STEM disciplines.

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A Better Pill to Swallow

Apr 20, 2015
Robert Doyle, professor of chemistry, discusses his latest research, involving a new method of delivering medications to the body by way of vitamin B12. (VIDEO)

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Syracuse to Host ‘Current Trends and New Horizons in Forensic and National Security Sciences: Opportunities and Challenges’

Apr 14, 2015
Leaders in forensic and national security sciences will converge on campus for a series of discussions. Republican John Katko will deliver the keynote address on Monday, April 27, at 11 a.m. in 220 Eggers Hall.

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Syracuse Receives $3 Million Grant for Graduate-Level STEM Training

Apr 13, 2015
Interdisciplinary project focuses on water-energy research

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Syracuse, SUNY-ESF Host Science Exploration Day for Regional Youth

Apr 8, 2015
STEM Day on the Hill attracts more than a hundred middle and high school students.

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Discovering New Connections

Apr 7, 2015
The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program's first annual research day and poster session was a major success. (VIDEO)

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Syracuse to Host Regional Earth Sciences Symposium April 11

Apr 7, 2015
UT Dallas geoscientist John W. Geissman will deliver keynote address.

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Reflected in the Stars

Mar 30, 2015
The University community gathered last weekend to dedicate the Patricia Meyers Druger Astronomy Learning Center at Holden Observatory. (VIDEO)

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Neuroscience Research Day Extends Registration Deadline

Mar 25, 2015
Due to overwhelming demand, registration has been extended for the Syracuse University Neuroscience Research Day, taking place on Friday, April 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center (801 University Ave.). The program, which includes a keynote address by renowned cognitive neuroscientist Sue Becker, is free and open to the public.

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Lessons from the Fishbowl

Mar 23, 2015
Students from nearby Solvay High School make a splash in A&S during Biology Apprenticeship Day.

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Volunteers Needed for Genetic Research Study at SUNY Upstate

Mar 19, 2015
A&S students are assisting in a study that may change the way psychiatric disorders are understood and diagnosed.

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Syracuse Dedicates Patricia Meyers Druger Astronomy Learning Center at Holden Observatory March 28

Mar 17, 2015
NASA astronaut Franklin Story Musgrave '58, H'85 is among those speaking at the dedication ceremony at 11 a.m. in Hendricks Chapel.

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Syracuse Physicist Earns Cottrell Scholar Award

Mar 6, 2015
M. Lisa Manning has received a $75,000 Cottrell Scholar Award to study the mechanics of how biological cells move in tissues.

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Syracuse Goes Global with I-CAMP School for Physicists

Mar 6, 2015
Recent article cites pipeline of talent between South Africa and Central New York.

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Physicist Harvey Kaplan Remembered

Mar 4, 2015
Renowned teacher and theoretical physicist taught in A&S for 37 years.

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Syracuse Unveils Charles Brightman Endowed Professorship of Physics

Mar 3, 2015
A&S has established the Charles Brightman Endowed Professorship of Physics, thanks to a $1.4 million bequest by Joseph and Charlotte ’37 Stone. The professorship is designed to attract and retain the best physicists in the field.

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Mathematics Department on Hot Streak

Feb 20, 2015
Nearly a third of the department's faculty have recently garnered major grant awards or international speaking invitations.

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Natalie Rebeyev ‘15 Named Gates Cambridge Scholar

Feb 12, 2015
Natalie Rebeyev, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named a Gates Cambridge Scholar, enabling her to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject at the University of Cambridge (U.K.). A dual major in biology and Jewish studies, she is one of only 40 students in the United States to receive the scholarship.

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Once Upon a Crime

Feb 11, 2015
The Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute, based in the College, is a leader in the study of DNA forensic analysis. Senior scientist Michael Marciano provides hands-on training in the study of bioterrorism threats, chemical detection and analysis, and sample provenance and origin.

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Syracuse Physicist Jedidah Isler Named TED Fellow

Feb 10, 2015
Next month, Jedidah Isler will travel to Vancouver to present her research at the annual TED Conference. The Syracuse astrophysicist was recently named a TED Fellow for the Class of 2015.

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Marine Geologist Daniel Fornari to Headline Holmes Ceremony at Syracuse Feb. 26

Feb 10, 2015
World-renowned marine biologist Daniel Fornari will headline the Chauncey D. Holmes Ceremony and Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Heroy Geology Laboratory. The event recognizes six undergraduates for their excellence in the study of introductory Earth sciences.

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Syracuse Geologist Chris Junium Awarded Prestigious CAREER Grant

Jan 30, 2015
Christopher Junium, assistant professor of Earth sciences, is the recipient of a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award—the highest honor given by the National Science Foundation in support of early-career development activities of teacher-scholars.

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Syracuse Geologist Chris Junium Awarded Prestigious CAREER Grant

Jan 30, 2015
Christopher Junium, assistant professor of Earth sciences, is the recipient of a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award—the highest honor given by the National Science Foundation in support of early-career development activities of teacher-scholars.

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Syracuse Professor Wins American Chemical Society’s Junior Faculty Award

Jan 29, 2015
The American Chemical Society has awarded its highly prestigious Open Eye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award to Arindam Chakraborty, assistant professor of chemistry.