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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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'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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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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Simon Catterall Elected American Physical Society Fellow

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

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.