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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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LLL Professors Rack up National, University Awards

Jun 21, 2017
Myrna García-Calderón, Erika Haber, Stefano Selenu and Matthieu van der Meer bring distinction to the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics in A&S.

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Literacy and Mobility

Jun 15, 2017
Brice Nordquist, assistant professor of writing and rhetoric, is the author of a new book about "patterns of movement and literacy practices" across educational institutions, neighborhoods, cultures and national borders.

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Now Hiring

Jun 15, 2017
Ph.D. students in the Department of Philosophy continue to land tenure-track faculty positions, despite the narrowing job market.

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Syracuse to Host International ‘World English’ Conference June 30-July 2

Jun 13, 2017
More than 200 presenters from six continents will descend on campus to explore "Local and Global Contexts of World Englishes."

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Syracuse University Brass Ensemble to Perform at Gettysburg Brass Band Festival

Jun 6, 2017
The 35-member group, based in the College of Arts and Sciences, will share the stage with brass bands from all over the world.

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Musicologist Goes 'Beyond Boundaries' with New Book, Trans-Atlantic Research

May 30, 2017
Amanda Eubanks Winkler, associate professor of music history and cultures, dispels previously held notions about English music and theater.

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Full Stream Ahead

May 17, 2017
Sarah Fuchs Sampson, assistant professor of music history and cultures, shows how the French "théâtrophone" in the late 1800s and early 1900s set the stage for live opera streaming.

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New Books by Syracuse Professor Examine Post-Secular Politics, Religion, Philosophy

May 11, 2017
Gregg Lambert, director of the CNY Humanities Corridor and Dean's Professor of the Humanities, is the author of "Philosophy After Friendship" (2017) and "Return Statements" (2016).

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Professors Recognized for Graduate Teaching Excellence

May 10, 2017
Professors Margaret "Peg" Hermann and Jonathan Preston are this year's recipients of the William Wasserstrom Prize for the Teaching of Graduate Students and the Prize for Excellence in Master’s Level Teaching, respectively.

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Valuing the Humanities

May 5, 2017
The first in a four-part series about humanities research at Syracuse University.

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Reflections of Excellence

Apr 25, 2017
The Humanities Center offers a range of student and faculty fellowships, underscoring the University's commitment to high-impact research.

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Curative Violence

Apr 19, 2017
A new book by Eunjung Kim, professor of women's and gender studies, explores transnational disability theory in Korea, Japan and the United States.

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Summer Linguistics Boot Camp Immerses Students in African Luyia Languages

Apr 18, 2017
Assistant Professor Christopher Green, is offering class as part of a collaborative grant studying and documenting four specific dialects of the African Luyia languages.

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Performing Religion

Apr 18, 2017
William Robert, associate professor of religion in A&S, and Kathleen Baum, an acting instructor in VPA, co-teach a course at the nexus of religion and performance.

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Syracuse Symposium to Unveil 'YOU ARE HERE' April 20

Apr 18, 2017
A new exhibition by the Humanities Center and the Special Collections Research Center seeks to redefine the notion of "Place."

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‘La Borinqueña’ Creator to Help La Casita Celebrate ‘Diversity in Reading’ Month April 28

Apr 18, 2017
Edgardo Mirando-Rodriguez, creator of the Puerto Rican superheroine, "La Borinqueña," will help raise support for La Casita's bilingual library and literacy programs.

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Humanities Center Hosts Faculty, Staff Book Reception April 18

Apr 12, 2017
The HC's second annual literary outing features books by 37 scholars in 25 departments and programs at Syracuse.

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Documentary screening and discussion with Filmmaker Shimon Dotan

Apr 11, 2017
The Romanian-born, Israeli-raised filmmaker will participate in a screening of and discussion about his documentary “The Settlers” (2016), tracing the history of Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

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Religion Department Garners Wave of Awards, Recognition

Apr 11, 2017
The department of religion, chaired by professor Philip Arnold, shines in the spotlight this month after several graduate students and esteemed alumni have been national recognized for their excellence.

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Syracuse to Host Ethnomusicologists Eric Usner, Michael Birenbaum Quintero

Mar 29, 2017
Usner will discuss music and the humanities on Friday, April 7; Birenbaum Quintero, Afro-Colombian music and soundscapes on Wednesday, April 12.

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Ray Smith Symposium Examines ‘Place of Religion in Film’

Mar 27, 2017
Scholars from around the world are converging on Syracuse for this weekend's symposium, which includes screenings and panel discussions.

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Syracuse to Host Brazilian Guitar Trio April 4

Mar 27, 2017
Ricardo Peixoto will join Duo Violão Brasil for an evening of Brazilian guitar music on Tuesday, April 4. The program includes 20th-century popular music, original works and inventive arrangements.

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Syracuse Symposium to Host Scholar of Modern Italian Literature April 4-5

Mar 24, 2017
The University of Milan's Mauro Novelli will examine the ideological function of literature and culture during Italian Fascism.

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Syracuse Symposium to Present Conservation Ecologist Eric Sanderson March 30-31

Mar 22, 2017
Sanderson will show how digital humanities can highlight the natural and cultural histories of New York City and Syracuse's Onondaga Lake.

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Amid Complex History, Cuba Maintains Reverence for Literature

Mar 16, 2017
English Professor Silvio Torres-Saillant recently spent two weeks in Cuba as a judge and opening lecturer for the Casa de las Américas Literary Prize, the most prestigious literary award in the hemisphere outside the United States.

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Menachem Lorberbaum to Deliver B.G. Rudolph Lecture March 28

Mar 16, 2017
An expert on Jewish political thought at Penn and Tel Aviv University, Lorberbaum will address “Israel’s Greatest Victory? The Six-Day War and the End of the Zionist Project.”

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On Borrowed Time

Mar 9, 2017
Despite calls for divestment, the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline signals a new chapter in the Standing Rock conflict.

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AAS Brings History Alive with Public Outreach

Mar 3, 2017
A field trip to Harriet Tubman’s home in Auburn, N.Y. is one of a series of upcoming events organized by the Department of African American Studies (AAS).

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Syracuse Symposium, Urban Video Project to Present ‘Haunted Ethnography’ Screening, Artist Q&A March 9

Mar 2, 2017
Emerging filmmakers Carl Elsaesser, Sky Hopinka and João Vieira Torres will screen their videos and experimental film.

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University Mourns Loss of Religion Professor Jim Wiggins

Mar 1, 2017
Wiggins’ four-decade career at Syracuse included stints as the Remington Professor and chair of religion, as well as interim chair of Hendricks Chapel. He died Feb. 20 at age 83.

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Research Is Her Cup of Tea

Mar 1, 2017
Romita Ray, associate professor of art history, is using two National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awards to research her latest book exploring the cultural history and traditions of Indian tea.

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Democratizing Knowledge Awarded Campus Dialogue Grant

Feb 27, 2017
The DK Project is using a $5,000 matching grant to underwrite the "Creating New Publics" series in 2017-18.

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George Saunders’ First Novel, ‘Lincoln in the Bardo,’ Debuts at No. 1 on New York Times Bestseller List

Feb 24, 2017
Saunders' fictionalized tale of Abraham Lincoln's visit to his son's grave is the author's first novel after years of celebrated short short successes.

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University Mourns Loss of AAS Professor Rennie Simson

Feb 23, 2017
Part of the African American studies faculty since 1979, Simson was an innovative scholar, a beloved teacher and a seasoned administrator.

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Kathleen Kenny Appointed Dean’s Executive Assistant

Feb 22, 2017
Kathleen Kenny, who has a proven track record in A&S operations and planning, is Dean Ruhlandt’s new executive assistant.

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Syracuse to Host Conference on Media Studies, Popular Culture in Contemporary Japan Feb. 25

Feb 21, 2017
Scholars from the United States and Japan will examine current and emerging issues aimed at Japanese film, media, and culture studies.

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Syracuse to Host Humanities Book Publishing Workshop Feb. 24

Feb 20, 2017
Editors from SU Press and SUNY Press will present a how-to workshop for first-time and mid-career authors.

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Acclaimed Saxophonist, Writer Jackiem Joyner to Visit Campus Feb. 20

Feb 16, 2017
The former Syracuse resident will perform and participate in a panel discussion, co-presented by the Humanities Center and CNY Jazz.

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Cherríe Moraga to Serve as Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor Feb. 20-March 3

Feb 16, 2017
Moraga, a renowned Chicana writer and feminist, will participate in lectures, performances and dialogues on campus.

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Memorial Service Feb. 19 for Huston Smith

Feb 15, 2017
Syracuse University will host a memorial service Sunday, Feb. 19 for the former Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Huston Smith.

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New Internship Links Janklow and Atlanta Ballet

Feb 15, 2017
A new partnership will allow one Janklow Arts Leadership student to partake in a yearlong internship with the Atlanta Ballet.

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A Conversation with Kwame Dixon

Feb 15, 2017
Kwame Dixon, assistant professor of African American studies, takes time to reflect on the decades long evolution democracy and society in Latin America and the Caribbean. (VIDEO)

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Marcelle Haddix to Examine Healing Power of Writing Feb. 17

Feb 14, 2017
Haddix will discuss the Writing Our Lives project at Syracuse's next "Brown Bag" event, co-sponsored by the Humanities Center and the Contemplative Collaborative.

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Deadline for Paris Noir 2017 Extended

Feb 10, 2017
The application period for students interested in the Paris Noir program has been extended to February 20. The program explores the influence and dynamics of Black culture, literature, and experience in Paris.

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The Role of Islamic Buildings in Spain’s History

Feb 8, 2017
Antonio Urquizar-Herrera, an expert in early modern art in Spain, will speak at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Bowne Hall 105.

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Syracuse Symposium Announces Spring Schedule

Feb 6, 2017
The Humanities Center's yearlong series resumes its interdisciplinary study of "Place."

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Syracuse Symposium to Present Lecture on Inclusive Urban Education

Feb 6, 2017
Rochester Professor Edward Brockenbrough will examine pedagogies of sexual agency for black queer youth.

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Fanfare for the Common Man

Feb 2, 2017
Sean Kirst’s latest book, “The Soul of Central New York” (2016), is the fastest-selling title in SU Press history.

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Art Historian Appointed Distinguished Professor

Feb 1, 2017
Wayne Franits is awarded one of the University’s highest faculty honors, in recognition of his outstanding scholarly contributions to 17th-century Dutch and Flemish art.

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Imagining Governance: A Q&A with Jack Manno G'03

Feb 1, 2017
Manno, a professor at Syracuse and SUNY ESF, looks to Native values to heal the environment.

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Africa Initiative Hosts Kwame Dixon Talk, Book Signing

Jan 31, 2017
Dixon, assistant professor of African American studies, will discuss Afro-Brazil and the global struggle for human rights on Thursday, Feb. 2, in 319 Sims Hall.

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The Science of Shipwrecks

Jan 26, 2017
A legendary Honors course, taught by Cathryn Newton, uses maritime tragedies to illuminate both science and human culture.

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Former Syracuse Religion Scholar Huston Smith Mourned

Jan 23, 2017
Smith profoundly changed the way students and scholars approached the study of religion through his popular book, "The Religions of Man".

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Power and Places Inform Student’s Poetry

Jan 11, 2017
Coronat Scholar Farrell Greenwald Brenner ’17 is celebrating the debut of her first published collection poems.

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Vivian May, Visionary Humanist

Jan 10, 2017
The Humanities Center director is an authority on the black feminist "love-politics" of Anna Julia Cooper.

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Art Historian Lectures on Dutch Genre Painting in the Hague

Jan 9, 2017
Wayne Franits, Distinguished Professor of Art History, delivered a keynote address at the world-famous Mauritshuis museum in The Hague (Netherlands).