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Following Her Muse

Dec 22, 2017
Ruth Appelhof '65, G'74, G'80, G'89 is working on a book about Lee Krasner, who, along with her husband, Jackson Pollock, turned modern art on its side.

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Society for New Music Premieres ‘Pushed Aside: Reclaiming Gage’ Jan. 21 at OnCenter

Dec 22, 2017
A new opera by Persis Vehar reconsiders the role of Syracuse native Matilda Joslyn Gage in the women's suffrage movement.

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Physicist Marchetti Named to Commission on Statistical Physics

Dec 19, 2017
A renown researcher in statistical physics and soft matter, distinguished professor M. Cristina Marchetti, has been elected to the Commission on Statistical Physics.

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Feedback Sought on Presentations by Honors Director Finalists

Dec 12, 2017
Members of the campus community are encouraged to react to presentations by professors Chris E. Johnson and Danielle Taan Smith.

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Course to Develop 'Grammatical Sketch' of West African Language

Dec 8, 2017
Interested students are invited to enroll in "Field Methods in Linguistics," taught by Christopher Green, assistant professor of linguistics. He will be joined by Andy Semabia G'10, a native speaker of Ewe, a major language of West Africa.

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Giving Voice to Kids

Dec 5, 2017
Jonathan Preston, associate professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders, has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to examine different approaches to speech therapy for school-age children with apraxia of speech. His approach involves ultrasound imaging of the tongue.

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Life's Refrain: Standing up for the Underdog

Dec 5, 2017
"I feel good I've been able to help people," says Thelma Bonzek '43, a retired teacher living in Syracuse.

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Honors Director Search Continues with Finalist Visits

Dec 4, 2017
Finalists Chris E. Johnson and Danielle Taana Smith—professors at Syracuse and RIT, respectively—are presenting at open forums.

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Linguist at Home on World Stage

Dec 1, 2017
Tej Bhatia, professor of linguistics and Hindi, will spend next semester at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi.

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FNSSI, FBI Co-Sponsor Biosecurity Workshop

Dec 1, 2017
Syracuse was the site of a recent biosecurity workshop, attended by researchers and local, state and federal law enforcement and emergency officials. The event was co-sponsored by the University’s Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute (FNSSI) and the FBI.

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Nehassaiu deGannes to Serve Mini-Residency at CFAC Dec. 8-11

Dec 1, 2017
The acclaimed poet, playwright and actor will present an original one-woman show, along with workshops for high school and college students.

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University Hosts Information Session on Public Humanities Fellowships Dec. 8

Nov 29, 2017
Two $8,000 fellowships are awarded each year, supporting student-led public humanities research.

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Syracuse Ethnomusicologist Lands Literary Honors

Nov 28, 2017
Associate Professor Sydney Hutchinson is a two-time winner of the Marcia Herndon Prize from the Society for Ethnomusicology.

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Michelle Zaso Awarded Prestigious NIH Fellowship

Nov 27, 2017
Michelle Zaso, a Ph.D. candidate in psychology, is the recipient of Kirschstein National Research Service Individual Predoctoral Fellowship, which will support her dissertation research relating to teen alcohol use.

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Professor Pens 'Swooney Valentine' to Musician Joni Mitchell

Nov 27, 2017
David Yaffe, assistant professor of humanities, is the author of the bestselling "Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017).

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Physics Alumnus Wins Major Dissertation Award

Nov 27, 2017
The American Physical Society recognizes Nathan Jurik G'16 for his original Ph.D. work on pentaquarks.

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Syracuse Symposium to Present Multicultural Celebration Dec. 2

Nov 27, 2017
The yearlong theme of "Belonging" continues with a program of food, music and dance by locally resettled refugees and immigrants.

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Classification Researcher to Headline Syracuse Symposium Dec. 4-5

Nov 27, 2017
Melissa Adler, assistant professor of information and media studies at Western University in London, Ontario, will consider the role of classification systems in academia.

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Physics Student Reaps Success as Bioentrepreneur

Nov 21, 2017
Aaron Wolfe, a Ph.D. candidate in physics, is founder and COO of Ichor Therapeutics, a contract research firm focusing on aging and aging pathways.

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Physicist Seeks Big Answers from Tiny Particles

Nov 17, 2017
A three-year $858,000 NSF grant helps fund groundbreaking particle physics research lead by associate professor of physics Mitchell Soderberg and his Syracuse team.

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Black Feminist Trio to Headline Syracuse Symposium Keynote Event Nov. 27

Nov 15, 2017
Iconic teacher-scholars Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Paula J. Giddings and Beverly Guy-Sheftall will explore notions of "Belonging."

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Exploring Evolution Acceptance for Better Science Education

Nov 13, 2017
“Asking why it is critical that students accept evolution is almost like asking why it is critical that students understand biology,” says Ryan Dunk, biology Ph.D. candidate

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Dympna Callaghan Named University Professor

Nov 13, 2017
A member of Syracuse University’s faculty for 28 years, Dympna Callaghan has compiled an extensive body of scholarship relating to Renaissance poetry and drama, women’s writing, and feminist theory.

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John Quigley Joins College of Arts and Sciences as Assistant Dean for Advancement

Nov 13, 2017
Quigley previously worked at Cornell University and the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Beyond Anything I Had Envisioned

Nov 8, 2017
Soren Lowell, associate professor of communication and speech disorders spent several weeks volunteering in Costa Rica to help very young children gain better speech.

Do You Know Where You Are?

Nov 8, 2017
Students in SU's geography program will host a series of events, exhibits and games to celebrate National Geography Awareness Week, Nov 14 and 15.

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Hebrew Scholar Shines New Light on Old Testament

Nov 8, 2017
James W. Watts, professor of religion, is the author of "Understanding the Pentateuch as a Scripture" (Wiley-Blackwell, 2017), a unique account of the first five books of the Bible.

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Maura Larkin Ivanick Appointed Interim Director of Advising and Career Services

Nov 7, 2017
Ivanick was director of academic advising and counseling services in A&S from 1997 to 2003.

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Syracuse Symposium to Continue 'Belonging' Theme with Flurry of Events Nov. 3-9

Oct 31, 2017
Upcoming speakers will address "new potentials for conceiving archives, authorship and agency," says Humanities Center Director Vivian May.

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Syracuse Authors Named CNY Book Awards Finalists

Oct 30, 2017
Several local authors with Syracuse University ties are finalists for the sixth annual Central New York Book Awards, taking place on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. at the CNY Philanthropy Center.

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Lighting up the Sculpture Garden

Oct 30, 2017
Students, faculty and staff gathered in the University’s sculpture garden to place and illuminate over 1000 tea lights in celebration of Diwali, the Hindu festival of light. (VIDEO)

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Meredith Symposium to Showcase Undergraduate Science Research Nov. 4

Oct 30, 2017
Robert P. Doyle, Meredith Professor of Chemistry, is the founder of a symposium highlighting scientific research by women and first-generation students.

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Phyllis Backer Foundation Establishes Jewish Studies Professorship

Oct 26, 2017
The Phyllis Backer Foundation, chaired by Leonard S. Elman ’52, has made a $1.5 million gift to establish an eponymous professorship of Jewish studies. A national search will be underway for a teacher-scholar fluent in topics relating to Jews and Judaism.

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American Physical Society to Honor Professor Lisa Manning

Oct 23, 2017
Lisa Manning, associate professor of physics, is the 2018 recipient of the Maria Goeppert Mayer Award.

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Alumnus Puts Heart, Mind into Global Relief Efforts

Oct 20, 2017
In addition to being a top-rated internist, Christopher Barley ’89 is president of CITTA, a nonprofit organization, with hospitals in India, Nepal, and Mexico, that delivers free medical care to nearly half a million people.

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Yale Physicist to Deliver 10th Annual Wali Lecture Oct. 26

Oct 20, 2017
Priyamvada Natarajan, professor of astronomy and physics at Yale University, will draw from her best-selling book, “Mapping the Heavens: Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos” (Yale University Press, 2016).

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Syracuse Symposium to Present Hiroshima Survivor

Oct 19, 2017
Keiko Ogura, a world-renowned Hiroshima survivor and anti-nuclear activist, will explore the theme of "Belonging" during Syracuse Symposium.

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George Saunders Wins Man Booker Prize

Oct 18, 2017
George Saunders G'88, professor of English, traveled to London to receive The Man Booker Prize for his novel, "Lincoln in the Bardo" (Random House, 2017).

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College Announces New Department Chairs

Oct 17, 2017
New leadership bolsters the departments of Earth sciences, English, philosophy, psychology and women's & gender studies.

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Physicists Usher in 'Golden' Age of Astronomy

Oct 16, 2017
Professors Peter Saulson, Duncan Brown and Stefan Ballmer have traced the origins of gold and other heavy metals to the collisions of neutron stars.

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Physicists at Forefront of Multinational Experiment

Oct 16, 2017
Members of the Department of Physics are building and testing a new detector for the Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) experiment in Switzerland.

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Syracuse Hosts World Englishes Conference

Oct 12, 2017
Teachers, scholars and students from 35 countries converged on campus for the 22nd annual conference of the International Association for World Englishes.

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Syracuse Symposium Continues 'Belonging' Theme with Artist Wafaa Bilal Oct. 12-13

Oct 10, 2017
The acclaimed Iraqi-born artist addresses issues of identity, exile and politics through performative and interactive projects.

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Explore how physics predicts cancer cell behavior at Orange Central lecture

Oct 4, 2017
Associate Professor M. Lisa Manning will lecture on “The Physics of Cancer” on Friday, Oct. 6, at 3 p.m as part of this weekend's Orange Central events.

State of Democracy Lecture Marks Centennial of Women’s Suffrage

Oct 4, 2017
Author Lori D. Ginzberg, will discuss the life and work of Elizabeth Cady Stanton Friday, Oct. 6 as part of the Humanities Center symposium, which has the theme of “Belonging".

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English Professor Wins National Literary Prize

Oct 4, 2017
Dana Spiotta, associate professor of English, has received the St. Francis College Literary Prize for her novel "Innocents and Others" (Scribner, 2016).

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Physicists Relish Role in Nobel Prize-Winning Research

Oct 2, 2017
Professors Peter Saulson, Duncan Brown and Stefan Ballmer, co-leaders of the Gravitational Wave Group in the Department of Physics, have contributed to research that won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics.

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Getting Physical

Sep 29, 2017
Over 200 educators from New York, New Jersey and New England will gather at Syracuse University on Sept. 29 and 30 for the regional meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers.

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Teach-In to Explore Linkages Between Charlottesville Rally, Everyday Racism Oct. 3

Sep 29, 2017
An interdisciplinary panel of Syracuse faculty will examine issues of history, public memory and resistance through the lens of the notorious Charlottesville Rally.

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Feedback Solicited from College Community Regarding Academic Strategic Plan

Sep 27, 2017
Members of the A&S community are invited to read the draft of the College's Academic Strategic Plan and submit their feedback.

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Federal Program Supports Overseas Foreign Language Instruction

Sep 27, 2017
Students interested in applying for a 2018 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) are invited to attend an information session on Friday, Oct. 6, sponsored by the Center for Fellowship and Scholarship Advising. The CLS program enables students to travel abroad to study one of 14 critical-need languages.

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Syracuse Symposium to Present Historian Lisa Kirschenbaum, Artist Vivek Shraya

Sep 27, 2017
Both guests will explore notions of individual and social identity on Sept. 28 and Oct. 5, respectively.

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A Summer of Capitol Importance

Sep 26, 2017
Andrew Regalado ’20, a political science major in A&S and the Maxwell School, reflects on his summer internship with U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (representing Southern California’s 39th district) in Washington, D.C.

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Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival Celebrates 15 Years

Sep 25, 2017
Opening night festivities of the SUHRFF include a welcome reception, tshirt giveaways, and the screening of the the award-winning documentary, "For Ahkeem".

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Triple Triumph

Sep 21, 2017
A new book, co-edited by A&S professors Samuel Gorovitz and Cathryn Newton, reveals the untold stories of three women who shatter medicine's glass ceiling.

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Finding Common Ground

Sep 21, 2017
Student research in the humanities is building bridges to the arts, natural sciences and social sciences.

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Join Us for Law Week 2017

Sep 20, 2017
Interested students and alumni are invited to attend Law Week (Sept. 25-28), a series of workshops and seminars designed to help with the law school application process.

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The Nones Are Alright

Sep 20, 2017
Kaya Oaks will deliver the Joseph and Amelia Borgognoni Lecture in Catholic Theology and Religion in Society on Monday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium. The UC-Berkeley professor will examine “Nones, Dones, Seekers and Doubters: Navigating Religion in a Secular Age.”

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Join us at Orange Central!

Sep 18, 2017
The College of Arts and Sciences invites you to join us for several special events presented by the College during Orange Central 2017

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The Road to Intellectual Freedom

Sep 13, 2017
Classical scholar and author, Michele Valerie Ronnick, will present “14 Black Classicists: The Politics of American Learning” on Thursday, September 21 at 5:30 p.m. in Bird Library’s Graham Commons

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Arts and Sciences Unveils Milton First-Year Lecture Series

Sep 13, 2017
Sonia Flores, a University of Colorado professor who studies pulmonary complications of HIV infection, will lead off the series on Sept. 18.

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Exhibitions, Film Screening Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Sep 13, 2017
La Casita Cultural Center presents the exhibition “Fusión Caribe: The History of Our Music”; Point of Contact, a Pedro Roth solo show titled "ALEPH."

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Chocolate Me

Sep 12, 2017
Actor-singer Taye Diggs '93 returns to campus for a Sept. 16 book signing, as part of the Coming Back Together (CBT) reunion for African American and Latino alumni.

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Syracuse Symposium to Open with Visual Arts, Literary Events

Sep 12, 2017
Visual artist Suné Woods and poets Janice Harrington and Oliver de la Paz will begin the series' yearlong look at "Belonging."

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Her Next Big Story

Sep 7, 2017
Award-winning journalist Soledad O'Brien kicks off the University Lectures series and Coming Back Together (CBT) reunion.

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Curious Properties

Sep 7, 2017
Members of the Department of Physics analyze flocking behavior on curved surfaces.

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Legacy, Loyalty, and Lacrosse

Sep 6, 2017
Lacrosse's indigenous roots and cultural significance is the focus of the annual Haudenosaunee Lacrosse weekend, happening Sept. 28-Oct. 1.

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Syracuse Symposium Announces Yearlong Theme of ‘Belonging’

Sep 6, 2017
Los Angeles artist Suné Woods kicks off a star-studded lineup that examines issues of belonging, as they relate to structural and political power and to interpersonal relationships.

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Creative Writing Achieves Novel Success

Sep 6, 2017
Professors George Saunders G'88, Mary Karr, Dana Spiotta, Jonathan Dee and others continue to bring distinction to the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing.

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Excel Training and Certification Available to All Maxwell and A&S Students

Aug 31, 2017
Students in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs are now eligible to earn their Microsoft Excel Certification for free.

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Search Underway for Director of Renée Crown University Honors Program

Aug 30, 2017
The College of Arts and Sciences seeks expressions of interest and nominations for the next Honors director.

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Hoop Dreams

Aug 25, 2017
Former student-athletes reunite for the first annual Coming Back Together (CBT) Celebrity Classic basketball game, Sept. 14 at Syracuse's Henninger High School.

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Song of India

Aug 25, 2017
Carol Babiracki, associate professor of art and music histories, has spent four decades documenting the vanishing performance traditions of East-Central India.

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All Are Invited to Solar Eclipse Viewing Party on the Quad

Aug 18, 2017
On Monday, Aug. 21, The Syracuse University community is invited to a solar eclipse viewing part hosted by the Physics Department in the Stolkin Auditorium.

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Fulbright Writing Workshops Offered

Aug 18, 2017
Syracuse University’s Center for Fellowship and Scholarship Advising will host a series of writing workshop for students planning to apply for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship or Research/Study Award.

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Student Discovers Tuberculosis DNA in Dental Plaque of Smithsonian’s Anatomical Collection

Aug 18, 2017
Soleil Young '17 made the discovery as part of her Capstone Project in The Renée Crown University Honors Program.

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Going Places

Aug 17, 2017
English major Santiago Quiñones ’90 is one of Hollywood's most sought-after production and location managers.

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Origins of Excellence

Aug 14, 2017
Kim La '20, a sophomore at Syracuse, and The Ngo, a freshman at Columbia, credit A&S Dean Karin Ruhlandt for stoking their interest in chemistry.

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Motor City Mentor

Aug 14, 2017
David Bing '66, H'06, NBA legend and former Detroit mayor, will co-headline the Coming Back Together (CBT) reunion.

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Syracuse Shines at American Sociological Association Meeting in Montreal

Aug 12, 2017
Researchers in the Department of Sociology are tackling issues of culture, inequality and social inclusion.

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Families Needed for Child Behavior Study

Aug 8, 2017
SUNY Upstate Medical University seeks children ages 6-12 and their parents for a child behavior study, also involving A&S researchers.

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A Novel Approach to Philosophy

Aug 8, 2017
Carol V.A. Quinn G'02, scholar, teacher, author and activist, is grooming the next generation of young philosophers at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

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Geologist Offers New Clues to Cause of World’s Greatest Extinction

Jul 31, 2017
James Muirhead, a research associate in the Department of Earth Sciences, believes the formation of intrusive igneous rock may have triggered a massive die-off, 252 million years ago.

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Standing up for Scientists

Jul 28, 2017
George Langford, a professor and dean emeritus of A&S, has been elected a councilor for The American Society for Cell Biology.

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A Decade of PRIDE

Jul 28, 2017
The Psychology Research Initiative in Diversity Enhancement (PRIDE) Program celebrates 10 years of providing unique research opportunities for underrepresented groups.

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Biochemists Link Synthetic Compound to Hunger-Hormone Production

Jul 28, 2017
A team of researchers, led by Chemistry Professor James Hougland, is working with an olive-oil compound that disrupts the hunger-signaling pathway.

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Life of Brian

Jul 24, 2017
Brian Benedik '93 has parlayed his liberal arts education into a successful career at the world's largest digital music streaming service.

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Syracuse Revels in Mega-Science Experiment to Study Neutrinos

Jul 21, 2017
Physics professors Mitchell Soderberg and Denver Whittington bring distinction to A&S through their involvement with the DUNE collaboration.

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Undergraduate Research Gets Major Boost from New Program

Jul 13, 2017
Syracuse's new Young Research Fellows Program benefits first- and second-year students in all disciplines.

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Alumnus Posthumously Named to National Mining Hall of Fame

Jul 13, 2017
Vincent E. McKelvey '39, director of the U.S. Geological Survey during the 1970s, will be inducted into the NMHF in September.

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Zebrafish Program Goes Swimmingly

Jun 28, 2017
Zebrafish were on display at Syracuse's Westcott Community Center, as part of a biology outreach effort led by Associate Professor Katharine Lewis and Ph.D. candidate Caitlin McDonough.

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Jordan Barrett: Astronaut Scholar

Jun 26, 2017
The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation has recognized Barrett '18, a dual major in physics and mathematics and a member of The Renée Crown University Honors Program.

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Students Inducted into Prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honorary Society

Jun 23, 2017
Forty-one students from A&S join the nation's oldest honor society for the liberal arts and sciences.

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SPAWN Conference Addresses ‘First-Order Metaphysics’ June 26-28

Jun 23, 2017
Junior and senior philosophers converge at Syracuse to discuss current, new and emerging issues in metaphysics.

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The Language of Success

Jun 23, 2017
Rick Cieri ’17 and Andrew Scheuer G’17, members of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, will teach English abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

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Eying Medicine's Glass Ceiling

Jun 22, 2017
Anna Kahkoska ’13, a medical student at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is drawing on her A&S training to help develop an innovative diabetes treatment.

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