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Excellence Personified

May 22, 2018
This year's Humanities Fellows embody the hallmarks of a 21st-century liberal arts education, says Humanities Center Director Vivian May.

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Highlights from Convocation 2018

May 16, 2018
In her keynote remarks, Dr. Alicia Carroll '88 impressed on the class of 2018 that their time spent in the College of Arts and Sciences has prepared them well for the next leg of their journey.

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Enshrined in Language

May 16, 2018
More than eight years have passed since German teacher-scholar Gerlinde Sanford died of cancer, but her spirit burns brightly in A&S, thanks to an eponymous annual award.

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Yates-Richard Wins Ford Foundation Fellowship

May 11, 2018
Meina Yates-Richard, assistant professor of English, will use the fellowship to complete research at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Paley Center for Media, both in New York City, and the British Film Institute National Archive in London.

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Mapping the Heavens: Faculty Research in the Humanities (Part II)

May 3, 2018
Scholars debate the powerful and sometimes uneasy alliance between science and the humanities.

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Democratizing Knowledge: Faculty Research in the Humanities (Part IV)

May 3, 2018
Democratization and internationalization are rewriting the rules of humanistic scholarship.

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Laboratories of Change: Faculty Research in the Humanities (Part III)

May 3, 2018
From challenging traditional notions of identity to re-imagining the way research is conducted, humanists are turning the Academy on its ear.

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New Faculty Snapshot: Alison Patteson

May 2, 2018
As newest member of the Soft Matter Program, research assistant professor Alison Patteson is excited to collaborate with Syracuse's renown Physics department.

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Creative Conversations: Faculty Research in the Humanities (Part I)

May 2, 2018
Humanistic research thrives at Syracuse, thanks to novel collaborations with artists, scientists, engineers and librarians.

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Faculty Research in the Humanities

Apr 25, 2018
An in-depth, four-part series, exploring the nature and value of humanistic research at Syracuse.

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NEH Funding Supports Two Syracuse Projects

Apr 20, 2018
Faculty members will use one of two new National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awards to enhance doctoral training at Syracuse for careers in the humanities.

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Inaugural Digital Humanities Research Symposium set for April 24

Apr 19, 2018
Co-organized by a trio of A&S faculty, the event aims to showcase the wide-ranging, interdisciplinary work being done in the digital space by both undergraduate and graduate students.

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Dr. Alicia Carroll ’88 to Deliver Arts & Sciences, Maxwell Undergraduate Convocation Address

Apr 18, 2018
Carroll, a first-generation alumna, has parlayed her liberal arts education into a successful medical career.

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Feminist Education to Feminist Practice

Apr 12, 2018
Event highlights Women’s and Gender Studies alumni experiences

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Humanities Book Reception to Showcase University Authors April 17

Apr 12, 2018
The Humanities Center will present its third annual Books in the Humanities Reception, featuring more than 50 titles by University scholars.

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Syracuse Symposium to Conclude with Visit by Writer, Zen Teacher David R. Loy

Apr 11, 2018
The Boulder native will view various social and ecological issues through the lens of Zen Buddhism.

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Syracuse Symposium Presents Musical, Literary Events April 12-13

Apr 10, 2018
The symposium's yearlong look at "Belonging" continues with singer-songwriter Colleen Kattau G'92 and poets Christine Kitano G'10 and Sean Thomas Dougherty G'00.

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‘Shut Up and Go’

Apr 5, 2018
Internet celebrities Damon Dominique and Joanna Franco will share stories about their global adventures April 11, at Gifford Auditorium in Huntington Beard Crouse Hall.

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Psychologists Earn Rare Perfect Score on NIH Grant Application

Apr 5, 2018
"I doubt this will happen again in our careers," says Assistant Professor Sarah Woolf-King, who, along with Professor Stephen Maisto, scored a perfect "10" on her planning grant application.

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CNY Humanities Corridor Establishes Permanent Endowment

Apr 4, 2018
A matching gift from the Mellon Foundation enables Syracuse, Cornell and the University of Rochester to endow the Humanities Corridor in perpetuity.

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Barnard Zine Librarian to Headline Syracuse Symposium April 5-6

Apr 3, 2018
Zine maker and librarian Jenna Freedman will present a lecture and workshop, as part of the symposium's yearlong look at "Belonging."

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Student Scholars Head to Meeting of the Minds Conference

Mar 29, 2018
Six Syracuse undergraduates will participate in the 2018 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Meeting of the Minds conference April 6-8 at Boston College.

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Shaming into Brown

Mar 28, 2018
A new book by Spanish professor Stephanie Fetta analyzes scenes of racialization in Latina/o literature.

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Jewish Studies Program Welcomes Renowned Folklore Scholar Gailit Hasan-Rokem April 11

Mar 27, 2018
Jewish folklore expert Galit Hasan-Rokem will discuss “The Narrative Powers of Women & The Failure of Cultural Translation: Alexandria in the Literary Memory of the Rabbis" during the 45th anniversary Rudolph Lecture on April 11.

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Point of Contact to Present Annual ‘Cruel April’ Poetry Series

Mar 23, 2018
The renowned arts organization marks National Poetry Month with readings by a quintet of visiting artists.

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Neuroscience Research Day Invites Scholars to Campus on April 6

Mar 18, 2018
Syracuse University will present its 4th Annual Neuroscience Research Day on Friday, April 6, at Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center.

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Disability Studies Trailblazer Susan Schweik in Residence March 19-30

Mar 16, 2018
Schweik, a professor and dean at the University of California, Berkeley, will serve as the 2018 Jeanette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities.

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Life in the Fast Lane

Mar 15, 2018
Road & Track's Bob Sorokanich '08 has gone from med school dropout to automotive bard.

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Faculty, Alumni Headline Good Friday Concert March 30

Mar 14, 2018
Members of the College of Visual and Performing Arts' Setnor School of Music and Department of Drama will perform Théodore Dubois’ “The Seven Last Words of Christ" at DeWitt Community Church.

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A Passion for Caring

Mar 9, 2018
Heather Hirsch '04 attributes success in women's healthcare to her liberal arts training at Syracuse.

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Researchers Close to Understanding 'Disease Mechanisms' of ALS

Mar 8, 2018
Assistant Professor Carlos Castañeda leads studies of the molecular causes of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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College of Arts and Sciences Appoints Director of Pre-Health Advising

Mar 7, 2018
Lauren L. O’Neil will report to the assistant dean for student success and focus on advising and supporting students interested in pursuing careers in the health-related professions.

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Biologists Discover Link Between Protein in Brain, Seizure Suppression

Mar 7, 2018
Associate Professor James Hewett and Ph.D. candidate Yifan Gong co-author a cover story in the prestigious Neuroscience journal.

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Experimental Filmmakers to Headline Syracuse Symposium March 8

Mar 1, 2018
American and Danish filmmakers Keren Shavit and Eva Marie Rødbro will explore notions of "Belonging" in their hybrid, interactive documentaries.

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'A Time to Become My Own Person'

Feb 26, 2018
Emily Dyckman ’19 stepped on campus ready for the career on the stage. However, she quickly discovered her true passion in the foundational beauty of applied mathematics.

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Doing Time, Writing Lives

Feb 26, 2018
A new book by Patrick Berry, assistant professor and chair of the writing and rhetoric program, makes the case for college-in-prison programs.

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M. Cristina Marchetti Named Director of Soft and Living Matter Program

Feb 26, 2018
M. Cristina Marchetti, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor and Distinguished Professor of Physics will lead the program through a new period of research growth and educational outreach.

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College Appoints Assistant Dean for Student Success

Feb 22, 2018
Following a national search, Tracy Tara Arwari is tasked with giving students the academic support they need to succeed in A&S. She comes to Syracuse from The George Washington University.

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Voices from the Deep

Feb 22, 2018
Holly Root-Gutteridge, a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Sussex (U.K.), is the author of a new study about the sound production of North Atlantic right whales. Her paper is based on work she did as a postdoc in A&S from 2014-16.

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Scientists Examine Link Between Surface-Water Salinity, Climate Change in Central New York

Feb 22, 2018
A new study by Kristina Gutchess, a Ph.D. candidate in Earth sciences, considers the impact of de-icing salt on the Tioughnioga River watershed.

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'Court in Session' for Diversity Law Day

Feb 21, 2018
The award-winning Mock Trial Team recently headlined Syracuse’s Diversity Law Day. Based in A&S, the team was joined by area high school students, who observed the trial and participated as jury members.

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Acclaimed Jazz, R&B Singer Tracy Hamlin to Visit Syracuse Feb. 25-26

Feb 16, 2018
The Baltimore native will headline a panel discussion and vocal master class, as part of Syracuse Symposium's yearlong look at "Belonging."

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Cold War Harmony

Feb 14, 2018
Ethnomusicologist Sydney Hutchinson will travel to Berlin next year as a Alexander von Humboldt Foundation fellow to explore the relationship between East Germany and Cuba during the Cold War-era.

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Dean's Team Accepting Applications for Membership

Feb 14, 2018
Returning undergraduates in A&S and the Maxwell School are invited to apply for membership in the Dean's Team, which assists A&S Dean Karin Ruhlandt with various admissions activities throughout the year.

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Biologist Studies Climate Change in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Feb 13, 2018
Jason Fridley, associate professor of biology, is measuring the impact of climate change on forest vegetation and ecosystems in the country’s most popular national park.

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Purple Reign

Feb 8, 2018
James Gordon Williams, assistant professor of African American studies, considers the life, music and legacy of Prince.

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Celebrated Chemist Geraldine Richmond to Deliver Prins Lecture Feb 13

Feb 8, 2018
Richmond’s lecture, “Mulling Over Emulsions: Molecular Assembly at Complex Liquid Surfaces,” will focus on her team’s most recent research regarding the molecular structure of the oil-water interface.

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Chemist Designs Diabetic Treatment Minus Harmful Side Effects

Feb 8, 2018
Robert Doyle, a Meredith Professor in the chemistry department, has invented a compound that triggers the secretion of insulin in the pancreas, without causing nausea, vomiting or malaise.

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Syracuse Symposium to Host Chilean Theater Company Feb. 12-16

Feb 7, 2018
Teatro La María, one of Santiago's reigning independent theater companies, will explore notions of "Belonging" through performances and panel discussions.

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Biology Professor Receives NIH Grant for Study of Genes Critical in Development

Feb 5, 2018
A new two year National Institute of Child Health and Human Development grant will help fund critical research of reproductive cells in Biology Professor Eleanor Maine's lab.

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Understanding People

Feb 1, 2018
Kalyn Des Jardins ’18, who is majoring in anthropology in A&S and Maxwell and advertising in Newhouse, says a dual degree program enhances her worldview and critical thinking ability.

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Syracuse Symposium to Host Disability, Transformative Justice Organizer Feb. 7-8

Jan 31, 2018
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, who combines storytelling with social activism, will address the symposium's theme of "Belonging."

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College Unveils Academic Strategic Plan

Jan 31, 2018
A&S Dean Karin Ruhlandt praises the document as a "roadmap for the future."

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Eastman Museum Pianist to Discuss Music, Film in Silent Era Feb. 7

Jan 30, 2018
Philip Carli is a world-renowned silent-film accompanist, composer, conductor and scholar.

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Moving the Needle

Jan 29, 2018
George M. Langford, Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience and A&S Dean Emeritus, is working on a cure for Type 2 diabetes.

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Road to Oz Leads to Russia

Jan 26, 2018
A new book by Russian Language associate professor, Erika Haber, explores and contrasts two versions of a childhood classic that took her from Chittenango to Moscow.

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Performance Discussion series Music and Activism launches Jan. 31

Jan 24, 2018
Local hip-hop, folk music, spoken word and Latin American music performers set the stage for the upcoming Music and Activism series throughout the spring semester.

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Hip-Hop Professor, Rapper A.D. Carson to Visit Syracuse for Black History Month Feb. 5

Jan 24, 2018
Carson, a faculty member at the University of Virginia, will examine hip-hop as a cultural movement and an emergent field of academic study.

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Pinpointing a Perpetrator

Jan 23, 2018
Being able to narrow down biological evidence to a single cell could have wide-reaching applications for survivors of sexual assault. Researchers in the FNSSI are hoping a new tool may be the key to bringing swift justice.

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Humanities Center, Syracuse Stage Present Panel Discussion on Mental Health, Sense of Belonging Jan. 28

Jan 23, 2018
Syracuse Stage's Kyle Bass curates a discussion on the complex relationship between one's mental health and sense of well-being.

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Humanities Center Dissertation Fellows to Discuss Research Jan. 26

Jan 22, 2018
Maria Carson and Thomas J. (T.J.) West III—Ph.D. candidates in religion and English, respectively—will give overviews of their dissertations.

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Biology Department Engages in Local Outreach

Jan 19, 2018
Students, postdocs and faculty are using a grant award to promote a better understanding of evolutionary biology.

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Alumnus Wins Inaugural Poetry Prize

Jan 18, 2018
Grady Chambers G’15 is the winner of the inaugural Max Ritvo Poetry Prize for his manuscript “North American Stadiums.”

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Britton Plourde Develops Tools for Quantum Computer

Jan 18, 2018
Five questions for one of Syracuse's leading proponents of quantum computing technology.

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‘Paris Noir’ Information Session to be Held Jan. 23

Jan 16, 2018
Students wishing to learning more about the influence and dynamics of Black culture, literature and experience in Paris, past and present, are invited to attend an information session about the “Paris Noir” study abroad program.

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Fast Talker

Jan 10, 2018
Scott Ely, a Ph.D. candidate in physics, took top honors in the “Lightning Round” contest at the U.S. Large Hadron Collider Users Association Meeting, recently held at Fermilab near Chicago.

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New York Academy of Sciences Lauds Psychology Alumnus

Jan 4, 2018
William Aue G’14, who earned a Ph.D. in psychology, has been recognized by The New York Academy of Sciences for his study of how information is updated in memory.

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Chemist Named DAAD Research Ambassador

Jan 4, 2018
Ivan Korendovych, associate professor of chemistry, is a research ambassador for the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The former Humboldt Research Fellow helps promote transnational cooperation and university partnerships.