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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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Curious Properties

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mathematician Awarded NSF CAREER Grant

Jun 15, 2017
William Wylie, assistant professor of mathematics, will use the prestigious award to study Riemannian geometry.

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Physics Student Named Kavli Graduate Fellow

Jun 6, 2017
Suraj Shankar, a Ph.D. candidate in physics, will spend six months at the University of California, Santa Barbara, studying theoretical soft condensed matter.

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Syracuse Alumnus Instrumental in LIGO's Third Detection of Gravitational Waves

Jun 1, 2017
Alex Nitz G’15, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Albert Einstein Institute in Germany, helped detect a gravitational-wave signal with software he began developing at Syracuse.

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Sugarcane's Sweet Juice of Success

May 26, 2017
Heather Coleman, assistant professor of biology, is the lead author of a study about strains of sugarcane that can be genetically engineered to make more biofuels, while maintaining or increasing juice production.

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Turning Beaches into Hillsides

May 26, 2017
Associate Professor Robert Moucha and Ph.D. candidate Gregory A. Ruetenik, both in the Department of Earth Sciences, use 3D modeling to understand how the East Coast evolved.

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University of Naples Confers Honorary Degree on Syracuse Mathematician

May 24, 2017
Professor Tadeusz Iwaniec is the second mathematician afforded such an honor in the university's 793-year history.

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Measuring the Elusive ‘Big G’

May 17, 2017
Stefan Ballmer, associate professor of physics, is part of an intercollegiate research team using a $600,000 grant award to study the "Big G" gravitational constant.

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Syracuse Hosts Inaugural Zebrafish Conference

May 11, 2017
Recent event draws researchers from 15 colleges and universities in Upstate New York and Southern Canada.

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Two Syracuse Students Named Goldwater Scholars

May 10, 2017
Jordan Barrett '18 and Maizy Ludden '19, members of The Renée Crown University Honors Program, have been named 2017 scholars by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.

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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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Combating Graduate School Stress, One Click at a Time

May 9, 2017
Luka Negoita, a Ph.D. candidate in biology, is the founder and CEO of HabitU, a new smartphone app that helps people manage and reduce stress.

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The Face of Medicine

May 8, 2017
Plastic surgeon Larry Weinstein '75 restores hope and renews lives with his annual mission trips to India.

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NSF Awards Chemistry REU Program $297,000 Grant

May 3, 2017
The National Science Foundation has awarded $297,000 to the Chemistry Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program. The grant enables the program, one of the biggest of its kind in the nation, to support 11 scholars for the next three summers.

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New Study Explores Link Between Fingerprinting, Snowy Conditions

May 3, 2017
Sam McCook G’15, a graduate of the Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute, is the co-author of a new study about fingerprints’ ability to withstand snowy, adverse conditions.

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Heart of the Matter

May 3, 2017
Gerard Martin '78 is one of the nation's foremost authorities on pediatric cardiology and congenital heart disease.

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Biologists Awarded Grant to Study, Teach Mutualism Between Species

Apr 26, 2017
A team of biologists, led by Associate Professor Kari Segraves, has received a $710,000 grant award from the National Science Foundation. Using a complex community of yeast strains, they will test ideas about how natural communities function.

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Genetic Engineering Expert to Give Lecture at Syracuse University

Apr 24, 2017
Pamela Ronald, distinguished plant pathology professor at the University of California, Davis, will speak about the future of genetic technology in agriculture on Wednesday, April 26, in Life Sciences Complex room 001 at 4 p.m.

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SUNY Professor to Examine 'Hypnosis: Science and Nonsense' April 21

Apr 20, 2017
The Psychology Department Colloquium will present Steven Jay Lynn, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and director of The Psychological Clinic at Binghamton University, on Friday, April 21, from 2-3 p.m. in room 102 of the Whitman School of Management Building. He will discuss myths and misconceptions surrounding hypnosis.

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Biochemistry Undergraduate Receives American Diabetes Association Award

Apr 18, 2017
Naomi Rivera Robles ’17 recently received a Minority Undergraduate Internship Award from the American Diabetes Association. The $3,000 award allows her to continue her research in the development of new diabetes treatment options.

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Turning to Aquarium Fish for Human Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

Apr 18, 2017
Biology Professor Katharine Lewis will use new 5-year grant to to study how spinal cord development in zebrafish may one day give insight into treatments for spinal cord injury in humans.

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STEM Faculty Land Grant to Recruit, Retain Underrepresented Students

Apr 11, 2017
Four Syracuse University professors have received a three-year, $999,719 National Science Foundation grant to support recruitment and retention of underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

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Biology Professor Named to National Academy of Sciences Committee

Apr 7, 2017
Susan Parks will help guide the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management in its efforts to manage the development of the nation’s offshore energy resources.

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Five Questions for Victoria Tumanova

Apr 4, 2017
Professor Tumanova is using a grant from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation to study speech motor control in preschool-aged children.

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Our Mathematical Universe

Mar 29, 2017
The Department of Mathematics is a crucible of interdisciplinary research.

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Something Fishy About Genetics

Mar 22, 2017
Local high school students visit the Lewis Lab in the Department of Biology to study genetics, cell development and developmental biology in zebrafish.

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Syracuse to Present Neuroscience Research Day April 7

Mar 21, 2017
Bishop Professor Sandra Hewett helps organize this annual campus-wide event, featuring related research in the fields of biology, communication sciences and disorders, psychology and public health.

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Biology Department to Launch Red-Tailed Hawk Nest Cam

Mar 20, 2017
Syracuse native Anne Marie Patti Higgins ’76, G’90 donates funds for the University's first live online nest cam, in memory of her husband, Thomas L'67.

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‘Like Traveling to Another Planet’

Mar 8, 2017
Professor Jeff Karson continues to rack up awards for “Discovering the Deep: A Photographic Atlas of the Seafloor and Ocean Crust” (Cambridge University Press, 2015), including the PROSE Award for Earth Science from the Association of American Publishers.

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Syracuse Hosts International Masterclass on Particle Physics, March 13 and 17

Mar 1, 2017
Local high school students get to be scientists for a day at this annual daylong immersion program.

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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 Physicist to Discuss Black Holes April 8

Feb 20, 2017
Paul Souder, professor of physics, will present a lecture on black holes and dark matter, benefiting the Southern Cayuga Planetarium and Observatory.

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Syracuse Chosen as Site of 2018 International Building Physics Conference

Feb 16, 2017
The International Building Physics Conference will be held for the first time in the United States at Syracuse, Sept. 23-26, 2018. Offered every three years, the conference brings together scientists, researchers and practitioners in the field of building physics.

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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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How Machine Learning Is Changing Crime-Solving Tactics

Feb 8, 2017
Two researchers from the Forensics and National Security Sciences Institute have developed a new way to separate mixed DNA samples.

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Physicist Awarded Prestigious NSF CAREER Grant

Feb 8, 2017
Joseph Paulsen, an assistant professor of condensed matter physics, is using the five-year award to develop various outreach opportunities, including an installation at the MOST science museum in Syracuse.

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Geochemist Breathes New Life into ‘Great Oxidation Event’

Feb 8, 2017
Christopher Junium, assistant professor of Earth sciences, has detected evidence of interaction between oxygen and nitrogen in 2.3 billion-year-old rock.

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Physicist to be Recognized by National Academy of Sciences

Jan 26, 2017
Professor Peter R. Saulson is a joint recipient of the 2017 NAS Award for Scientific Discovery for his role in LIGO's detection of gravitational waves.

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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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Stromer-Galley Secures $11.5 Million for Decision-Making Research

Jan 23, 2017
A team of researchers from Syracuse University, the University of Arizona, Colorado State University and SRC Inc. is developing a web-based application aimed at improving reasoning.

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Let the Lava Flow

Jan 12, 2017
There's nothing like a fresh lava pour to warm up a cold Syracuse evening. (Video)

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Biology Professor Recognized for Innovative Teaching

Jan 11, 2017
Jason Wiles, associate professor of biology, receives the Teaching Excellence Award from the Association of College & University Biology Educators.

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Syracuse Professor Serving as Deputy Director of Premier Physics Institute

Jan 9, 2017
Professor Mark Bowick has been appointed deputy director of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara, California.

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A&S Researchers Explore Link between Tropical Glaciers, Water Supply

Jan 3, 2017
A new paper co-authored by members of the Earth sciences department draws on cutting-edge research in the Peruvian Andes.