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Geologists Publish New Details about Evolution of East African Rift Valley

Dec 21, 2016
Professor Christopher Scholz and Ph.D. candidate Tannis McCartney G'17, both in the Earth sciences department, have co-authored a groundbreaking article about their work at Lake Malawi.

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A Fresh Look at Seventeenth-Century Understanding of Melancholy

Dec 16, 2016
Associate professor of English, Stephanie Shirilian, took top honors in the CNY Book Awards, presented by the Downtown Writers Center.

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Two Minutes with Rob Enslin

Dec 16, 2016
Rob Enslin, communications manager for A&S, riffs on music, art and writing.

Mathematics Professor Awarded Patent for Medical Imaging Project

Dec 16, 2016
Lixin Shen's patent will impact medical imaging research throughout Central New York, improving the accuracy of clinical decisions.

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Physics Chair Honored for Innovation, Education, Leadership

Dec 15, 2016
A. Alan Middleton, professor and chair of physics, is a newly elected 2016 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society.

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Biologist Earns National Evolution Education Award

Dec 14, 2016
Professor Jason Wiles is this year's winner of the National Association of Biology Teachers Evolution Education Award, in recognition of his "innovative classroom teaching and community education efforts."

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New Book Traces Wikipedia's Origins to 18th-Century Encyclopedia

Dec 13, 2016
Krista Kennedy, associate professor of writing and rhetoric, is the author of "Textual Curation" (The University of South Carolina Press, 2016), offering a comparative study between Wikipedia and an important 18th-century British encyclopedia.

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Rock and a Hard Place

Dec 13, 2016
Recent events at Standing Rock spark new questions about sacredness, the environment and tribal nation sovereignty.

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Dollars and Sense

Dec 9, 2016
Financial advisor Alexander Kadish ’01 endows a scholarship for first-year A&S students.

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Help students soar at the College of Arts and Sciences

Dec 8, 2016
You make it possible for our students to thrive in the College – the heart and soul of this great University. Thanks to generous support of alumni the College of Arts and Sciences is having an amazing year.

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SUBE Harmonizes with Syracuse Chorale Dec. 10

Dec 7, 2016
The Syracuse University Brass Ensemble, based in A&S, rings in the holidays with the Syracuse Chorale on Saturday, Dec. 3, at DeWitt Community Church.

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Discussing Philosophical Ethics Without Shouting

Dec 6, 2016
David Sobel, the Irwin and Marjorie Guttag Professor of Ethics and Political Philosophy, is co-editor of PEA Soup, a popular blog devoted to philosophy, ethics and academia.

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Play It Again, Sam

Dec 5, 2016
A brief Q&A with Sam Sampere, an instructional lab manager recognized by the American Association of Physics Teachers.

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M. Lisa Manning Awarded Simons Investigator Grant

Dec 5, 2016
M. Lisa Manning, associate professor of physics, is using part of a five-year grant award to explore mechanical models of cancer cell dynamics.

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English Department Establishes Memorial Fellowship

Dec 5, 2016
The Joseph Hughes Memorial Summer Fellowship will support advanced Ph.D. candidates during the dissertation process.

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Digital Religion: 3D Temples, Confession Apps, Virtual Shrines

Nov 29, 2016
John W. Brochert G'13, a Ph.D. student in religion, has designed a course exploring the interface between religious practice and digital technology.

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Mexican Immigration Scholar Gilberto Cárdenas to Visit Syracuse Dec. 1

Nov 29, 2016
Cárdenas has spent more than 40 years exploring the tension between Latino art and politics.

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Live Stream of 30th annual Graduate Symposium from Florence

Nov 28, 2016
Four graduate students in the Syracuse University in Florence Renaissance Art program will present their final research papers via live stream on Dec 1.

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National Awards for Students in Auditory Research Lab

Nov 28, 2016
Members of Professor Kathy Vander Werff's lab are recognized for academic excellence.

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Two Minutes with Jaklin Kornfilt

Nov 23, 2016
A Q&A with the director of the Linguistic Studies and Computational Linguistics programs.

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Music Historian Part of International Shakespeare Project

Nov 23, 2016
Amanda Eubanks Winkler, associate professor of music history and cultures, is using a major grant to study Restoration Shakespeare adaptations.

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A Blueprint for Lithuanian Arts

Nov 23, 2016
Irena Alperyte, a Fulbright scholar from Lithuania, is studying arts and community engagement in the Janklow Arts Leadership Program.

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Stanford’s Carla Shatz to Deliver Kameshwar C. Wali Lecture Dec. 8

Nov 23, 2016
Shatz, professor of biology and of neurobiology at Stanford, is the recipient of the 2016 Kavli Neuroscience Prize.

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Nominees Sought for Strategic Planning Working Groups

Nov 21, 2016
A&S needs your help with developing a five-year strategic plan, focusing on liberal arts excellence.

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A Moral Obligation

Nov 21, 2016
Ahmed Abdel Meguid, assistant professor of religion, reflects on being caught in the middle of the recent failed Turkish coup.

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English Professor Awarded Howard Foundation Fellowship

Nov 17, 2016
Roger Hallas, associate professor of English, is using a Howard Foundation fellowship to complete a book project about the intersection of photography and documentary film.

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A Broader View of Transnational Feminism

Nov 16, 2016
Sheila Ragunathan, a graduate student at Goethe University in Germany, is enrolled in Syracuse's women's & gender studies department.

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A Legacy of Caring

Nov 16, 2016
Professor Marilyn Kerr's memory lives on, thanks to a new endowed fund benefiting the Department of Biology.

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University Shines at Statewide TESOL Conference

Nov 15, 2016
Returning to Syracuse for the first time in 12 years, the conference exceeds all expectations.

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Innovative Science Conference Offers 'Live' Research Lessons on New State Standards

Nov 9, 2016
Sharon Dotger, assistant professor of science teaching, helps students and teachers engage in practices aligned with the new state science standards.

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Student Explores Scottish Identity, Culture Through Fulbright Program

Nov 9, 2016
Hannah Butler '19, a member of The Renée Crown University Honors Program in A&S, participated in the Fulbright-Scotland Summer Institute 2016.

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'Dominican Music Week' Features Back-to-Back Events

Nov 9, 2016
Sydney Hutchinson, assistant professor of music history and cultures, is organizing a concert by the group Pa’lo Monte (Nov. 15) and a mini-seminar with musicologist Darío Tejeda (Nov. 18).

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University Mourns Loss of Award-Winning Poet Lucia Perillo G'86

Nov 7, 2016
Perillo's work was shaped by her 28-year battle with multiple sclerosis.

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George Langford Inspires Greatness Through HistoryMaker Program

Nov 2, 2016
Langford, professor of biology and dean emeritus of A&S, draws on his life story to educate and enlighten high school students.

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A&S Student Competes in LAX European Championships

Nov 2, 2016
Benjamin Uveges, a Ph.D. student in Earth sciences, represented Hungary this past summer on lacrosse's international stage.

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Heart of a Lion

Nov 1, 2016
Friends remember Marilyn Kerr, associate professor of biology and director of the Health Professions Advisory Program in A&S, who died last month at age 82.

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The Tao of the Liberal Arts

Oct 26, 2016
Gerry Greenberg, senior associate dean of A&S and associate professor of Russian and linguistics, plays a leadership role in the Council of the Colleges of Arts and Sciences.

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'SUPrise Advise

Oct 26, 2016
A&S students can find out the status of their core requirements by visiting pop-up tables around campus.

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The Metaphysics of Identity

Oct 26, 2016
Philosophy Professor André Gallois ponders ideas of persistence and change in his latest book.

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English Department to Host Undergraduate Open House Nov. 2



Oct 21, 2016
Students are invited to find out about English and Textual Studies, one of A&S' most versatile degrees.

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Syracuse Symposium to Host Mohawk Artist Alan Michelson Nov. 1-2

Oct 21, 2016
Michelson is a Mohawk member of the Six Nations of the Grand River and an award-winning artist.

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Psychology Professors to Reduce Stimulant Misuse on College Campuses

Oct 20, 2016
Professors Kevin Antshel, Stephen Maisto and Aesoon Park have been awarded a grant from the Shire company to design a "prevention intervention" program for freshmen.

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Syracuse to Host Black Lives Matter Panel Discussion Nov. 9

Oct 20, 2016
The Department of African American Studies will examine the effect of the modern civil rights movement on art, history and literature.

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Simon Catterall Elected American Physical Society Fellow

Oct 18, 2016
Catterall receives one of physics' highest honors for his contributions to lattice field theory.

Professor to be Recognized by American Public Health Association

Oct 18, 2016
Robert Rubinstein, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology in the Maxwell School, will receive APHA's prestigious Victor Sidel and Barry Levy Award for Peace.

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Women’s & Gender Studies to Host Alumni Panel Discussion Oct. 20

Oct 17, 2016
Brittany Brathwaite '13 and Erin Carhart '14, employees of KIMBRITIVE and Planned Parenthood, respectively, will discuss what you can do with a WGS degree.

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Democratizing Knowledge

Oct 17, 2016
The Mellon-funded DK Summer Institute focuses on knowledge production to create a more "just academy."

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Joseph Paulsen Lab Awarded Grant from American Chemical Society

Oct 14, 2016
Assistant Professor Joseph Paulsen is using a two-year, $110,000 grant award to advance his understanding of soft-matter physics. VIDEO

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

Oct 13, 2016
Brown is a world-renowned expert in gravitational-wave astronomy and astrophysics.

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Author Nancy Sherman to read from her book "Afterwar" on October 14

Oct 11, 2016
The Syracuse University Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition will explore the aftermath of war during it's popular Nonfiction Reading Series.

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Chemistry department awarded over $700,000 to support graduate diversity

Oct 11, 2016
A new 3-year grant from the United States Department of Education will help Syracuse University strongly recruit women and minorities into the the field of chemistry.

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From Battlefield to Classroom

Oct 10, 2016
About a dozen military veterans from around the country spent a week at Syracuse University this summer learning critical college skills with the Warrior Scholar Project. (VIDEO)

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Syracuse Symposium Invites People to Discover USC Visual History Archive Oct. 10

Oct 5, 2016
USC's online database features interviews with survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides.

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New Stuttering Lab Builds on Rich Research Tradition

Oct 5, 2016
Victoria Tumanova, assistant professor of communications sciences and disorders, reaffirms the University's commitment to treating early childhood stuttering.

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Education Activist Jonathan Mooney to Deliver Milton Lecture Oct. 19

Oct 5, 2016
Mooney is the co-author of the best-selling "Learning Outside the Lines" (Touchstone, 2000), and is co-founder of the Project Eye-to-Eye.

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Kal Alston Appointed Interim Executive Director of Community Folk Art Center

Oct 5, 2016
"Alston will usher CFAC into a new era of educational and cultural discovery," Dean Ruhlandt says.

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Skä•noñh Center Hosts Wooden Stick Festival Oct. 8

Oct 5, 2016
The Skä•noñh—Great Law of Peace Center celebrates the history and legacy of lacrosse, as it was played more than a thousand years ago by the Haudenosaunee.

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North Indian Musicians, USC Visual Historian Part of Syracuse Symposium Lineup, Oct. 4-14

Oct 3, 2016
Syracuse Symposium continues yearlong exploration of "Place" with lectures, workshops, readings and concerts.

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Religion Professor Explores Ancient Christian Practice

Oct 3, 2016
Virginia Burrus, professor of religion, has spent the last year as part of the Poetics of Christian Performance research group at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies in Jerusalem.

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The Perfect Existence

Sep 30, 2016
Friends and colleagues remember Pedro Cuperman, Argentine scholar and founder of Point of Contact, who died at age 80.

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Black & Banned!

Sep 29, 2016
Bird Library hosted the fifth annual Black & Banned Campus Read-In, part of Banned Books Week. Featured were selections by African American authors that frequently have been banned or challenged. VIDEO

Can We All Get Along?

Sep 28, 2016
Keith Bybee, professor of political science in the Maxwell School, explores the public’s endless fascination with civility in his latest, aptly titled book, “How Civility Works” (Standard Briefs, 2016).

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Professor Examines Link Between Sleep, Aphasia Recovery

Sep 28, 2016
Ellyn Riley, assistant professor of communications sciences and disorders, thinks improving speech-therapy outcomes "rests" in treating sleep disorders.

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CNY Humanities Corridor, Mellon Foundation Mark 10 Years Together

Sep 28, 2016
Lubin House in New York City hosted a celebration of one of the academic humanities' most successful partnerships.

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Internship + Hard Work = Full-Time Job

Sep 21, 2016
Less than a month into their senior year, Jean Degraphe and Anthony Rumi have full-time jobs waiting for them after graduation.

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Acclaimed Novelist Dana Spiotta to Read at YMCA Arts Branch Sept. 30

Sep 21, 2016
Spiotta, associate professor of English, hits literary pay dirt with her latest novel, "Innocents and Others" (Scribner, 2016).

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Mathematician Lauded for Contributions to Complex Geometry

Sep 20, 2016
Yuan Yuan, assistant professor of mathematics, has been recognized with a Simons Collaboration Grant and a speaking engagement at the International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians.

A Conversation With Dean Strang

Sep 20, 2016
Grant Reeher, professor of political science in the Maxwell School, recently sat down with Dean Strang, noted trial lawyer and star of the Netflix series "Making a Murderer," to discuss the role of humility and hubris in the criminal justice system. VIDEO

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Alumnus Credits Success to Inspiration, Elbow Grease

Sep 20, 2016
Aaron Krouse '92, president and CEO of Scrub Daddy, recently visited Orange Central to discuss how a liberal arts degree has triggered entrepreneurial success. VIDEO

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“What Are Nuns Really Up To?”

Sep 16, 2016
Sandra Schneiders, Professor Emerita of New Testament Studies and Christian Spirituality at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Calif., will deliver this year's Borgognoni Lecture on Monday, Oct. 10, in Maxwell Auditorium.

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Chemistry Professor Receives Five-Year NIH Award

Sep 16, 2016
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Ivan Korendovych, assistant professor of chemistry, a Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award to study catalytic activity in neurodegenerative diseases, drug resistance and new antimicrobial therapies.

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Anthony Davis to Address Music, Social Justice Sept. 26

Sep 16, 2016
Renowned composer and experimental pianist Anthony Davis will discuss "Opera and Black Lives Matter: Music and Social Justice," as part of the 2016 African American Studies Colloquium.

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Syracuse Symposium Begins Yearlong Examination of ‘Place’

Sep 14, 2016
Opening events include a concert by Mande Strings (Sept. 20), a lecture by youth activist Shawn Ginwright (Sept. 21) and a symposium and print fair devoted to contemporary printmaking (Sept. 23-25).

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Human Rights Film Festival Announces Lineup

Sep 8, 2016
The Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival returns for its 14th year, showcasing the work of several international filmmakers.

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Sandra Hewett: 'Science Is Hard Work, but It’s Fun'

Sep 6, 2016
Hewett is the inaugural Beverly Petterson Bishop Professor of Neuroscience, as well as the director of the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Studies Program.

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2016-17 Syracuse Symposium Addresses Questions of 'Place'

Sep 6, 2016
The Syracuse University Humanities Center highlights the interdisciplinary contributions of key scholars, artists, authors and performers.

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Looking for a Needle in the Haystack

Sep 6, 2016
Deithard Struelens G'17, a member of the Janklow Arts Leadership Program, has traveled the world, only to discover that what he has been searching for, the whole time, is at Syracuse.

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La Casita to Host ‘¡Familia!’ and Latino Baseball Exhibits, Baseball Panel Discussion Sept. 15-16

Aug 31, 2016
Special guests include former Major League players Carlos Baerga and Cándido “Candy” Maldonado.

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Karen Doherty Named Fellow of American Speech-Language Hearing Association

Aug 29, 2016
Doherty, professor and chair of communications sciences and disorders, will be honored at the annual ASHA Convention in Philadelphia.

Sociology Department Presenting at ASA Conference in Seattle

Aug 20, 2016
Professors, Ph.D. students and researchers from the Department of Sociology are participating in the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association in Seattle, Aug. 20-23.

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

Aug 19, 2016
Syracuse professors Duncan Brown and Stefan Ballmer are using an NSF grant to help recruit and train students from underrepresented groups.

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Physicist Awarded NSF Grant to Study Collective Behavior of Active Matter

Aug 17, 2016
Distinguished Professor M. Cristina Marchetti will use mathematical modeling to understand how energy is converted into motion and function.

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Researchers Awarded Grant to Develop, Implement Strategies for New Antibiotics

Aug 17, 2016
Biologist Anthony Garza and chemist Yan-Yeung Luk respond to a public health crisis by "cloning" organic compounds from unculturable bacteria.

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Earth Sciences Chair Pursues Sideline as Guitarist

Aug 16, 2016
Geochemist Donald Siegel is a "rock star" on the stage and in the classroom.

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Guidance from a ‘Leading Light’

Aug 12, 2016
Jenny Caplan G'15 has been selected by the Association for Jewish Studies to spend the next year studying under the incomparable Laura Levitt at Temple University.

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African Lake Hold Clues to Ancient Climate History

Aug 10, 2016
Christopher Scholz, professor of Earth sciences, is the co-author of a new study about climate and ecological markers found in the sediment of East Africa's Lake Malawi.

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M. Cristina Marchetti Named Distinguished Professor

Aug 10, 2016
"Pioneering research" in theoretical soft matter physics lands Marchetti one the University's highest faculty honors.

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

Aug 10, 2016
Assistant Professor Sarah Hall is using a microscopic worm to better understand human gene activity.

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Syracuse Hosts International Workshop, Conference on Representation Theory Aug. 10-19

Aug 10, 2016
The University is the first U.S. host of the biennial Workshop and International Conference on Representations of Algebras (ICRA), devoted to the study of abstract algebraic structures.

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A Different View of Sound

Aug 8, 2016
Researchers in the Gebbie Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic use ultrasound technology to help kids with speech difficulties "see" how to form word-sounds correctly. (VIDEO)

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Physicists Awarded NSF Grant to Study Cancer-Cell Behavior

Aug 3, 2016
Professors Lisa Manning, Cristina Marchetti and Jennifer Schwarz are using soft-matter physics to find a cure for cancer.

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Syracuse Researchers Confirm Marine Animals Live Longer at High Latitudes

Aug 3, 2016
David Moss, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Earth Sciences, is the lead author of a groundbreaking article in "The Proceedings of the Royal Society B."

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James Karman G’76 Devotes Career to Studying One of America’s Great Poets

Aug 2, 2016
Karman, a professor emeritus at California State University, Chico, is an authority on the late American poet Robinson Jeffers.

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Professor Awarded Inaugural Fellowship at Western Sydney University

Aug 2, 2016
Gregg Lambert, Dean's Professor of the Humanities and director of The CNY Humanities Corridor, is part of the inaugural class of Western Sydney University's College of Fellows.

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Physicist Awarded Grant to Assess Authenticity of Gravitational-Wave Signals

Jul 21, 2016
Peter Saulson, the Martin A. Pomerantz '37 Professor of Physics, is using a three-year, $750,000 NSF grant to help LIGO distinguish between actual astronomical events and instrumental artifacts.

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Physicist Awarded Grant to Assess Authenticity of Gravitational-Wave Signals

Jul 21, 2016
Peter Saulson, the Martin A. Pomerantz '37 Professor of Physics, is using a three-year, $750,000 NSF grant to help LIGO distinguish between actual astronomical events and instrumental artifacts.

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A Trusted Advisor

Jul 19, 2016
Biology professor Kari Segraves has been named the inaugural "Mentor of the Year" by Syracuse's Center for Fellowship and Scholarship Advising.

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Physicist Secures Grant to Study Interstellar Processes

Jul 15, 2016
Professor Gianfranco Vidali will use an NSF grant award to study molecular behavior in the densest region of interstellar space.

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University Mourns Loss of Author, War Correspondent Michael Herr '61

Jul 13, 2016
The Syracuse native helped galvanize New Journalism with the Vietnam War classic "Dispatches" (Vintage Books, 1977).

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Philosophy of Success

Jul 11, 2016
Ann Gualtieri '75 draws on her philosophy training to achieve business success.

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Physicists Discover Family of Tetraquarks

Jul 7, 2016
Professor Tomasz Skwarnicki and Ph.D. student Thomas Britton G'16 confirm the existence of an "exotic" particle, while uncovering evidence of three others.

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Scientist Awarded Grants from ALS, Oak Ridge Associated Universities

Jul 7, 2016
Carlos Castañeda, assistant professor of biology and chemistry, will use his funding to explore the role of proteins in neurodegenerative and neuromuscular diseases.

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Alumni Win Awards for Scholarly Writing

Jul 6, 2016
Graduates of the Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Doctoral Program are being lauded for writing-pedagogy excellence.

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Professor Accepts Yearlong Appointment at University of Ghana

Jun 30, 2016
Horace Campbell, professor of African American studies and political science, will occupy the Kwame Nkrumah Chair in Ghana's Institute of African Studies.

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Syracuse, SUNY-ESF Faculty Win Grant to Advance Appreciation for Onondaga Lake

Jun 23, 2016
A new collaborative project enables primary and secondary students to tackle local environmental issues, while appreciating their cultural and spiritual impact.

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Biologists Use Federal Grant to Advance Epigenetics

Jun 23, 2016
The Eleanor Maine Research Lab will study the mechanisms and developmental importance of meiotic silencing.

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Make Your Mark

Jun 23, 2016
Members of the Class of 2016 are challenging alumni to make 1,870 gifts in 44 days. Find out how you can "Make Your Mark," while supporting the College of Arts and Sciences. The deadline is Thursday, June 30.

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Professors Look to Geologic Past to Predict Future Environmental Conditions

Jun 22, 2016
Members of the Department of Earth Sciences are using an NSF grant to study environmental conditions in Antarctica, tens of millions of years ago.

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Sight and Sound in Renaissance and Baroque Europe

Jun 20, 2016
Gary Radke, professor emeritus of art history, and Amanda Winkler, associate professor of music history & cultures, lead a week-long seminar on Renaissance and Baroque culture at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.

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Enhanced Perception

Jun 17, 2016
The Center for Autism Research in Electrophysiology (CARE) Lab is researching evidence of heightened perception among children with Autism.

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Relishing the Global Classroom

Jun 17, 2016
Frederick Cieri ’17 has been awarded a Boren Scholarship to visit São Paulo, Brazil, for a year to pursue Portuguese and Brazilian studies.

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Professor Sheds Light on Origins of Jewish Fiction

Jun 17, 2016
A new book by Ken Frieden, the B.G. Rudolph Professor of Jewish Studies, examines the link between the Hebrew revival and Jewish travel literature.

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Summer Networking Opportunities Extended

Jun 15, 2016
A&S students can make the most of their summer break visiting with various alumni all over the country for invaluable job shadowing and coffee chats.

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Syracuse University Helps Make History—Again

Jun 15, 2016
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) confirms the detection of a second pair of colliding black holes.

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Keep on Moving

Jun 13, 2016
Jean Degraphe '17 is getting hands-on financial training this summer, interning at Bloomberg L.P. in Miami.

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Physicist Named Editor of 'High-Impact' Journal

Jun 10, 2016
M. Cristina Marchetti, the William R. Kenan Professor of Physics, has been appointed co-Lead Editor of Physical Review X.

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Syracuse to Host International 'Active and Smart Matter' Conference June 20-23

Jun 10, 2016
Science and art converge at the 2016 "Active and Smart Matter" conference, featuring discussions about the future of colloidal particles and the world premiere of a chamber piece inspired by soft-matter physics.

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Earth Scientists Push Boundaries of 3D Modeling

Jun 8, 2016
Assistant Professor Robert Moucha uses numeric modeling to better understand how mantle convection affects the Earth's surface evolution.

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Physicists Awarded $1.1 Million Grant

Jun 8, 2016
Funding is part of U.S. Department of Energy’s mission to advance experimental scientific discovery.

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Biophysics Student Earns Top Honors at Statewide Research Conference

Jun 3, 2016
Kassidy Lundy '16 won first prize at the 24th annual conference of the Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program, held on Lake George in New York.

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Remember the Artist

Jun 3, 2016
Samuel Gorovitz, professor of philosophy and former dean of A&S, addresses students at Upstate Medical University's 2016 Commencement.

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Carry That Weight

Jun 3, 2016
A cautionary tale about one alumna's battle with depression and poor body image.

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Fulbright Program Sends Students, Alumni to Sites Around the World

May 26, 2016
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program has announced their research grant and English Teaching Assistant Program (ETA) recipients for the 2016 academic year, which includes several A&S students.

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Forget Peacock Tails—Fruit Fly Sperm Tails Are the Most Extreme Ornaments

May 25, 2016
Scott Pitnick, the Weeden Professor of Biology, is the lead author of a Nature article about "crazy sperm forms" among fruit flies.

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Syracuse Physicists Among Recipients of Breakthrough, Gruber Prizes for Detection of Gravitational Waves

May 25, 2016
Members of Syracuse's Gravitational Wave Group are being recognized for their historic contributions to physics and astronomy.

Network with Alumni Over the Summer Break!

May 25, 2016
A&S students can make the most of their summer break visiting with various alumni all over the country for invaluable job shadowing and coffee chats.

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Syracuse Biologists Point to Climate Change Impacting Ecosystems

May 23, 2016
Associate Professor Jason Fridley and a team of researchers are discovering that warming global temps may be detrimental to competing vegetation.

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A&S Physicists Help Restart Large Hadron Collider

May 19, 2016
Syracuse is the U.S. host university for CERN's Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) experiment, which seeks to explain why the universe is made up of matter, instead of antimatter.

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Syracuse Physicist Awarded IBM Grant to Develop Quantum Computing

May 17, 2016
Britton Plourde, associate professor of physics, is working on the world's first "logical qubit."

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Congratulations, Graduates!

May 16, 2016
A&S and the Maxwell School celebrated the conferment of degrees to undergraduates in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences on Saturday, May 14, in the Carrier Dome. (VIDEO)

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A&S Senior Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

May 16, 2016
Joshua Woods '16 has been awarded a three-year fellowship grant from the National Science Foundation, supporting his study of the chemical processes involved with creating advanced electronics.

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Commencement

May 16, 2016
In 1969, Ph.D. student John G. Thomas couldn't wait to get his diploma. Then Uncle Sam called.

Final 'Friday 5' of Semester

May 13, 2016
We hope you enjoy this special expanded edition of “Friday 5,” marking the end of another academic year. We will resume weekly publication on August 26.

Robert Rubinstein, William Horrace Named Distinguished Professors

May 12, 2016
Robert Rubinstein, professor of anthropology, and William Horrace, professor and chair of economics, have been named Distinguished Professors, in honor of their exemplary leadership in teaching and research.

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Onondaga Lake Research Leads to EPA Fellowship

May 11, 2016
José L. Marrero-Rosado '17, a dual biochemistry and anthropology major, has been awarded a two-year Greater Research Opportunities Undergraduate Fellowship from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Deborah Pellow Named Faculty Advisor of the Year

May 11, 2016
Deborah Pellow, professor and undergraduate director of anthropology, is Faculty Advisor of the Year.

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A&S Alumna Honored by MGH Institute of Health Professions

May 11, 2016
Jessica (Dembowski) Garrity ’06, G’08, a speech-language pathologist in Boston, is recognized for excellence in clinical supervision.

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Orange Spirit and Cutting-Edge Research

May 10, 2016
Jessica Toothaker '17, a 2016 Goldwater Scholar, will spend the summer in Bar Harbor, Maine, participating in the Research Experience for Undergraduates program.

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Biology Graduate Student Awarded East Asian Research Fellowship

May 10, 2016
Ph.D. student Kelsey Martinez will travel to Japan to work with renowned ecophysiologist Kouki Hikosaka, involving the use of nitrogen in invasive plant management.

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Syracuse Chemists Add Color to Chemical Reactions

May 9, 2016
The Maye Research Group has devised a way to monitor chemical reactions with the naked eye.

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2016 Spring Convocation

May 5, 2016
A&S and the Maxwell School will co-host a celebratory Convocation on Saturday, May 14, to individually recognize each undergraduate degree candidate and to present special awards.

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College of Arts and Sciences Appoints New Undergraduate Recruiting Director

May 4, 2016
Dennis "Denny" Nicholson will draw on 25 years of experience to elevate A&S' recruitment and enrollment goals for prospective and admitted students.

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Testing the Waters

May 3, 2016
Ph.D. student Emily Baker has received a grant award from the Central New York Association of Professional Geologists to support global water-quality research.

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A Seat at the Table

May 2, 2016
The Janklow Arts Leadership Program and Skaneateles Festival co-hosted a roundtable discussion, featuring leaders of some of New York State's largest arts organizations, to examine the growing importance of cultural tourism.

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Two A&S Professors to Receive Top Awards for Teaching excellence

Apr 28, 2016
Professors Ramesh Raina and Sascha Scott will be honored at this spring's advancement ceremonies for their outstanding work with graduate level students.

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Undergraduate Receives Two Awards from American Society of Plant Biology

Apr 27, 2016
Snigdha Chatterjee ’17 is the only undergrad in the nation to receive the highly competitive travel grant, which will allow her to complete and present her plant research broadly.

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Syracuse Professor to Receive SUNY Honorary Degree May 22

Apr 27, 2016
Samuel Gorovitz, professor of philosophy and former dean of A&S, will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree, in recognition of his contributions to medical science.

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Do What You Like

Apr 26, 2016
Tom Nardacci '96, CEO and founder of Gramercy Communications, is proof that a strong liberal arts education can give young entrepreneurs a competitive edge.

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Alumni Networking over Break

Apr 26, 2016
A&S students can make the most of their summer break visiting with various alumni all over the country for invaluable job shadowing and coffee chats. (VIDEO)

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Kenneth Baynes Appointed Tolley Professor in Humanities

Apr 25, 2016
The acclaimed professor of philosophy and political science will spend the next two years exploring the theme of "Identity/Identities."

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A Nurturing Environment

Apr 22, 2016
After earning a masters in linguistics from Syracuse 10 years ago, Vincent Chanethom has gone on to earning his doctorate, and will soon begin as an assistant professor at George Mason University.

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A&S Sweeps Meredith Awards

Apr 21, 2016
Robert Doyle, professor of chemistry, has been appointed the 2016-19 Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence. Five other A&S professors are receiving Meredith Teaching Recognition Awards.

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Humanities Center Examines Issues of 'Broad Societal Concern'

Apr 20, 2016
Upcoming events include presentations by Barefoot College’s "Bunker" Roy and Meagan Fallone, in conjunction with Earth Day.

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Community Folk Art Center to Present Ben Williams April 22

Apr 19, 2016
The Grammy Award-winning bassist will headline CFAC's "Evening of Jazz and Wine."

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Saints, Cyborgs, Monsters

Apr 18, 2016
John W. Borchert G'13, a Ph.D. student in religion, has designed a course that looks at religion, technology, and practices of embodiment.

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Syracuse Professor Using German Fellowship to Study Religion, Senses

Apr 15, 2016
James Watts, professor of religion, is completing a visiting fellowship at Ruhr University in Germany, where he has been studying the interaction between religion and the senses.

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Linguist Profile: Jaklin Kornfilt

Apr 14, 2016
Jaklin Kornfilt, professor of linguistics in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, credits her success to a multilingual upbringing, luck, and early-morning classes.

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El Fénix de España

Apr 13, 2016
Spanish playwright, Lope de Vega, will be the focus of a daylong symposium on April 22 at Syracuse

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El Fénix de España

Apr 13, 2016
The great 17th-century Spanish playwright Lope de Vega is the focus of a daylong symposium at Syracuse on Friday, April 22.

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Syracuse Physicist Awarded Simons Foundation Collaboration Grant

Apr 13, 2016
M. Lisa Manning, associate professor of physics, is part of a $10 million multinational project, studying the nature of glass.

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Humanities Center Ends Year on High Note

Apr 13, 2016
The Syracuse University Humanities Center wraps up its spring series with presentations by social entrepreneurs "Bunker" Roy and Meagan Fallone and multimedia artist Saya Woolfalk.

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From Bangladesh to Burbank

Apr 11, 2016
Tulipe Hosenn '17, a political science major in A&S and the Maxwell School, is interning this summer with the Disney-ABC Television Group in Burbank, Calif.

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Famed Biologist David Sloan Wilson to Deliver Life Sciences Lecture

Apr 11, 2016
Wilson, an evolutionary biologist, will present the annual Jack and Pat Bryan Life Sciences Lecture on April 13.

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Investing in His Future

Apr 11, 2016
Anthony Rumi '17, an economics major in A&S and the Maxwell School, is training to work for a top-tier investment company.

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New President of National Academy of Sciences to Speak on Climate Interventions April 15

Apr 8, 2016
Renowned geophysicist Marcia McNutt is delivering the annual Geoffrey O. Seltzer Lecture & Norma Slepecky Lecture.

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Sanjit ‘Bunker’ Roy, Meagan Fallone to Visit Central New York April 21-22

Apr 7, 2016
Known for their work with Barefoot College in Northern India, Sanjit "Bunker" Roy and Meagan Fallone discuss how to empower communities toward self-sufficiency.

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Physicist to Receive Young Scientist Award in France

Apr 5, 2016
Associate Professor Lisa Manning will travel to Lyon, France, in July to accept the Young Scientist Award from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics.

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Rising from the Rubble

Apr 1, 2016
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, chief curator of the POLIN Museum in Warsaw, is delivering the B.G. Rudolph Lecture on Monday, April 11.

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Two Ph.D. Candidates Awarded NSF Grants

Apr 1, 2016
Luka Negoita and Elise Hinman are using Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants to support their work in plant ecology.

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Reduced Oxygen During Ice Age Sheds Light on ‘Missing’ Carbon Dioxide

Mar 31, 2016
Assistant Professor Zunli Lu is part of a team of Earth scientists studying how carbon dioxide changed in oceans surrounding Antarctica during the Ice Age.

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Reduced Oxygen During Ice Age Sheds Light on ‘Missing’ Carbon Dioxide

Mar 31, 2016
Assistant Professor Zunli Lu is part of a team of Earth scientists studying how carbon dioxide changed in oceans surrounding Antarctica during the Ice Age.

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A Global Journey Through the Arts

Mar 31, 2016
British-Nigerian singer Ola Onabulé gave a lecture-recital on campus, as part of the Humanities Center's spring lineup. (VIDEO)

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Christen Brandt ’10 Uses Media, Mentoring to Create Opportunities for Girls

Mar 24, 2016
The former magazine journalist is being honored for her work with She's the First, which raises money for scholarships for girls in low-income countries.

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From Classroom to Courtroom

Mar 24, 2016
Jesse Feitel '13, G'16 triumphed at one of the University's most prestigious moot court competitions.

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Fragments of the Imagination

Mar 24, 2016
Professor Suzanne Baldwin and postdoc Jayeshkumar Das are among a group of Earth scientists looking at 4-billion-year-old lunar fragments.

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Howl in the World?

Mar 24, 2016
Biology postdoc Holly Root-Gutteridge has determined that wolves, coyotes, and domestic dogs have regional dialects.

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The Human Trace

Mar 23, 2016
Lauret Savoy G’90, professor of environmental studies and geology at Mount Holyoke College and a Ph.D. alumna of A&S, works at the nexus of natural and cultural history.

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NSF Underwrites National, International Projects in Mathematics Department

Mar 22, 2016
Students and faculty in the Department of Mathematics are benefiting from three major grant awards from the National Science Foundation.

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Syracuse Professor Eyes New Books, International Humanities Appointment

Mar 22, 2016
"Keeping busy is the key to happiness," says Gregg Lambert, Dean's Professor of the Humanities and director of The Central New York Humanities Corridor.

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Syracuse Professor Eyes New Books, International Humanities Appointment

Mar 22, 2016
"Keeping busy is the key to happiness," says Gregg Lambert, Dean's Professor of the Humanities and director of The Central New York Humanities Corridor.

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La Casita Celebrates 'Diversity in Reading' in April

Mar 18, 2016
La Casita Cultural Center is presenting a variety of events, designed to raise awareness of and support for its bilingual library.

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Humanities Center to Host Dinner-Workshop on ‘Urban Acupuncture’ March 24

Mar 17, 2016
Students in Marilyn Higgins and Anne Mosher's GEO 500 course will present ideas for revitalizing Syracuse neighborhoods.

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Beauty, Performance and Sexual Identitiy

Mar 17, 2016
Visiting author and scholar, Jennifer Tyburczy will reflect on her new book, “Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display” on March 24.

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Graduate Religion Conference Encourages Unexpected Encounters

Mar 17, 2016
Pamela Klassen, an expert in the anthropology of religion at the University of Toronto, is this year's keynote speaker.

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Peer to Peer

Mar 16, 2016
Members of the Department of Biology have published an article about the impact of Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) on minority students in the STEM fields.

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Laura Freixas to Serve as Jeanette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor in Humanities March 29-April 8

Mar 16, 2016
Freixas, an acclaimed author, scholar, and teacher, is one of the most important feminist voices in Spanish literature.

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Afro-Politics and Civil Society in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

Mar 10, 2016
Kwame Dixon, assistant professor of African American studies, offers a compelling look at the political activism of Afro-Brazilians.

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Syracuse Physicists Achieve Success with Shape-Shifting Water Droplets

Mar 10, 2016
A team of researchers, led by Professor Mark Bowick, says such work may have important implications for soft robotics.

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The Psychology of Robots

Mar 9, 2016
A new cognitive science course, taught by Michael Kalish, professor of psychology, enables students to use robots to study the foundations of information processing. (VIDEO)

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Singer Ola Onabulé, Hip-Hop Activist Harry Allen to Visit Syracuse March 22-23

Mar 9, 2016
The Syracuse University Humanities Center will present a lecture-recital by British-Nigerian singer and record executive Ola Onabulé, followed by a discussion with Harry Allen about his involvement with the acclaimed hip-hop group Public Enemy.

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Humanities Center Examines Continued Relevance of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ March 9

Mar 3, 2016
Kevin Maillard, a professor in the Syracuse University College of Law, will discuss why Harper Lee's classic novel is still essential reading, 56 years after its publication.

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Syracuse Chemist Awarded American Diabetes Association Grant

Mar 1, 2016
James Hougland, assistant professor of chemistry, is using the award to research a "biochemical avenue" that can help treat Type 2 diabetes.

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Conference Honors 16th-Century Artist, Architect Giorgio Vasari

Mar 1, 2016
The Florence Graduate Program in Renaissance Art, based in the Department of Art & Music Histories, is co-organizing a conference in Italy to commemorate the 450th anniversary of Vasari's renovation of Santa Croce.

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Syracuse Chemists Combine Biology, Nanotechnology to Create Alternate Energy Source

Feb 29, 2016
A new article from the Maye Research Group highlights cross-cutting work in nanoscience and self-assembly.

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Humanities Center Announces March Lineup

Feb 29, 2016
Guest speakers include hip-hop activist and Public Enemy associate Harry Allen, Spanish novelist Laura Freixas, and cultural theorist Cary Wolfe.

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‘Father of Posthumanism’ to Serve as CNY Humanities Corridor Visiting Collaborator

Feb 29, 2016
Cary Wolfe, the Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor of English and director of the Center for Critical and Cultural Theory at Rice University, headlines three public events, March 9-11.

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No Place Like Home

Feb 25, 2016
Bill Lentz '16, a double major in physics and applied mathematics, considers Syracuse "home away from home," despite a daily commute to campus.

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Legendary Feminist Gloria Joseph to Visit Syracuse Feb. 29

Feb 23, 2016
The former Cornell professor and administrator has spent more than 60 years addressing the injustices of racism, sexism, and homophobia.

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On Her Own Two Feet

Feb 22, 2016
Deyara Tabu Morris ’16, a double major in mathematics and art & music histories, credits A&S for letting her "spread her wings."

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A&S Alumna to Receive FOCUS Wisdom Keeper Award

Feb 19, 2016
SUNY Upstate geriatrician Sharon Brangman '77 is lauded for being an "inspiration, role model, advocate, and teacher."

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Network with A&S Alumni over Spring Break

Feb 18, 2016
A new program in Advising & Career Services enables students to interact with alumni nationwide via face-to-face, phone, or Skype.

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Humanities Center Closes out Month with High-Profile Events

Feb 17, 2016
The lineup features ethnomusicologist Jonathan Dueck (Feb. 22), social activist Alicia Garza (Feb. 23), digital humanist Lori Emerson (Feb. 25-26), and black feminist Gloria Joseph (Feb. 29).

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Open to Change

Feb 16, 2016
Courtney Rosser ’16 is parlaying her Neuroscience Integrated Learning Major (ILM) into a career in healthcare communications.

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The Wave of Discovery

Feb 12, 2016
Please enjoy this special edition of "Friday 5," which is devoted exclusively to this week's announcement about Syracuse's involvement in the detection of gravitational waves. This discovery not only opens up new ways of looking at the Universe, but also affirms our commitment to cutting-edge teaching and research.

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LIGO: At a Glance

Feb 11, 2016
Professors Peter Saulson, Duncan Brown, and Stefan Ballmer have contributed to the "Discovery of the Century."

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Gravitational Waves Detected 100 Years After Einstein's Prediction

Feb 11, 2016
Syracuse University is integral to the detection of gravitational waves by LIGO.

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Syracuse University Makes History

Feb 11, 2016
The violent collision of two black holes, more than 1.3 billion years ago, has led to a new understanding of the Universe. (VIDEO)

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Syracuse University Makes History

Feb 11, 2016
The violent collision of two black holes, more than 1.3 billion years ago, has led to a new understanding of the Universe. (VIDEO)

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Syracuse Hosts ‘Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics’

Feb 10, 2016
The University was one of nine institutions to simultaneously participate in a nationwide conference, promoting the role of women in physics.

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Syracuse Chemists Expose Side Effects of Antimalarial Drug

Feb 10, 2016
Professor Robert Doyle and a team of researchers are working with a special protein to ensure pharmacological safety.

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Written in Stone

Feb 8, 2016
Bob Colley, founding editor of the award-winning 'Stone Canoe' arts journal, got his start in A&S.

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Feminist Scholar Awarded Guest Professorship in Germany

Feb 5, 2016
Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Distinguished Professor and chair of women's & gender studies, recently taught at Goethe University in Frankfurt.

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Lineup Announced for 2016 Spring Carver Reading Series

Feb 3, 2016
This semester's readers are authors Dana Spiotta, Joy Williams, and Colum McCann; and poets JoEllen Kwiatek '80, Brian Turner, and Roger Reeves.

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La Casita Presents Annual ‘Music of the Heart’ Concert Feb. 13

Feb 3, 2016
Symphoria violinist Sara Silva G'07 and SU:VPA guitarist Kenneth Meyer join the FourteGuitar ensemble for a "musical Valentine."

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Proud to be Orange

Feb 3, 2016
Eddie Gulino '16, a double major in economics and international relations, considers Syracuse the "dream campus."

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Humanities Center Presents Renowned ‘Information Designer’ Feb. 10-11

Feb 2, 2016
Clay Spinuzzi, who teaches writing and rhetoric at The University of Texas at Austin, examines how information circulates in contemporary workplace environments.

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Ph.D. Candidate Publishes Article on Beetle Promiscuity

Feb 2, 2016
Elizabeth Droge-Young, a Ph.D. candidate in biology, is the co-author of an article on sexual selection in "Behavioral Ecology."

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Syracuse Geophysicist Questions Stability of Antarctic Ice Sheet


Jan 29, 2016
Robert Moucha, assistant professor of Earth sciences, has co-authored an article in 'Geology' about the impact of the deep Earth on ice-sheet stability.

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Biology Student Wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Jan 28, 2016
Caitlin McDonough, a Ph.D. student in biology, is using the award to support her study of reproduction.

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Humanities Center Presents ‘Earth, Water, Woman’ Feb. 6

Jan 27, 2016
A documentary about community reforestation is being shown at CFAC's Caribbean Cinematic Festival, with support from the Humanities Center.

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Lewandowski Appointed Interim Chair of Psychology

Jan 26, 2016
Lawrence J. Lewandowski, professor of psychology, has been appointed interim chair of that department, taking over for Peter Vanable.

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Humanities Center Announces ‘Ambitious’ Spring Lineup

Jan 26, 2016
The series begins Friday, Jan. 29, with an information session on Public Humanities Fellowships and a moderated discussion about mindfulness as a form of social justice.

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Reconstructing 'Shakespeare’s Songbook'

Jan 25, 2016
The Department of Art & Music Histories marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death with a two-week residency by renowned musicologist Ross Duffin.

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Syracuse Focuses on Women in Physics

Jan 21, 2016
More than a hundred people turned out for a conference on the role of undergraduate women in physics.

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Shakespeare in Our Time

Jan 21, 2016
Dympna Callaghan, the William Safire Professor of Modern Letters, has spent the past year traveling the globe, teaching and writing about the Bard of Avon.

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Earth Scientists Awarded Fellowship to Teach, Study in New Zealand

Jan 20, 2016
Professors Suzanne Baldwin and Paul Fitzgerald are using an Erskine Fellowship to support work at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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New Book Focuses on Life, Career of Syracuse Poet Philip Booth

Jan 20, 2016
Booth was a professor and poet-in-residence in the English department from 1966 to 1986.

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A Spot of Tea

Jan 14, 2016
Romita Ray, associate professor of art history, embarks on a yearlong research fellowship, in support of an upcoming book about the visual cultures of tea consumption in India.

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Volunteers Needed for Child Behavior Research Study at SUNY Upstate

Jan 12, 2016
New study seeks children ages six to 12 and their parents, in hopes of changing the way mental health disorders are understood and diagnosed.

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Georgia on Her Mind

Jan 8, 2016
Law school, volunteerism, and mentorships keep Coronat alumna Na'Tasha Webb-Prather '11 on the go.

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Syracuse Physicist Named Brightman Endowed Professor

Jan 8, 2016
Duncan Brown, a world-renowned gravitational physicist, is being recognized for his teaching, research, and service.

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Perpetual Peace Project Expands Global Footprint

Jan 6, 2016
A multinational initiative, co-founded by the Syracuse University Humanities Center, moves its base of operations to Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

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An Afternoon in Special Collections

Jan 4, 2016
Professor Samuel Gorovitz reflects on a recent field trip with his Honors students to the Special Collections Research Center in Bird Library.