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News from 2021

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La Casita’s New Exhibit Celebrates a Decade of Cultural Engagement in CNY

(Sept. 7, 2021)

The opening of “Heart of the Barrio/Corazón del Barrio” kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 by reflecting on the center’s 10-year journey.

A&S Welcomes Back Students and Alumni with Fall Events

(Sept. 2, 2021)

A&S kicked off the fall semester with a department fair and the triannual Coming Back Together Weekend.

New A&S | Maxwell Certification Gives Students an “Edge” After Graduation

(Aug. 30, 2021)

The co-curricular certification called "Edge" prepares students for a future of success.

Biology Professor Recognized Internationally for Work in Science Education

(Aug. 26, 2021)

Associate professor Jason Wiles receives awards and honors for his innovative teaching and commitment to diversifying STEM.

Transdisciplinary Syracuse University Team Awarded Grant to Address the Digital Divide in Central America

(Aug. 23, 2021)

Professors from A&S, the iSchool and Falk work to bring Internet to remote areas in Costa Rica.

Preserving African Language and Culture

(Aug. 11, 2021)

LLL Professor Christopher Green receives prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship.

AMH’s Margaret Innes Awarded ACLS Fellowship for Research on Radical Labor Press Photography

(Aug. 11, 2021)

Innes will continue work on her new book exploring photography and print media during the labor movement in the 1920s-1930s.

Narratio Fellows Learn the Art of Storytelling Through Poetry and Photography

(Aug. 5, 2021)

Narratio Fellowship partners with National Geographic and the Metropolitan Museum of Art to help CNY-area refugees, including SU students, express themselves on the world stage.

Challenging the Museum Narrative

(Aug. 5, 2021)

A&S professor Scott Manning Stevens has been awarded a Radcliffe Institute Fellowship for his new book project which confronts the alienation and appropriation of Native American culture in museums, galleries and archives.

Syracuse University Part of Elite Multi-Institutional Physics Research Hub

(Aug. 3, 2021)

Duncan Brown, the Charles Brightman Endowed Professor of Physics, is among a group of physicists who received a $3.25M NSF grant to study the properties of neutron stars.

New CSD Study Uses Electrical Brain Stimulation to Help Treat Stroke Patients with Aphasia

(July 27, 2021)

CSD researchers are currently recruiting stroke patients who have experienced speech and language difficulties.

A&S Forensic Scientists Design the First Machine Learning Approach to Forensic DNA Analysis

(July 15, 2021)

A patent was recently issued to Syracuse University for an invention by Michael Marciano and Jonathan Adelman.

Have You Ever Wondered How Many Species Have Inhabited the Earth? A&S Researchers Confirm We May Never Know

(July 8, 2021)

Earth and environmental sciences professors explain why naming new species may be a never-ending journey.

La Casita Part of New Baseball Exhibition at National Museum of American History

(July 1, 2021)

All are welcome to join the July 9 virtual opening.

Reflections: How the Psychological Services Center Pivoted in the Pandemic

(June 24, 2021)

Psychology clinic director Afton Kapuscinski explains how the center maintained services during COVID.

When it Comes to the Environmental Impact of Hydrofracking vs. Conventional Gas/Oil Drilling, Research Shows the Differences May Be Minimal

(June 24, 2021)

A study led by EES professor Tao Wen is one of the first to use machine learning techniques to holistically assess general water quality data.

Syracuse University’s First NIH S10 Grant Funds the Purchase of State-of-the-Art Microscope

(June 17, 2021)

The Blatt BioImaging Center’s Zeiss LSM980 allows researchers to image their most challenging samples.

Sascha Scott Receives Smithsonian American Art Museum Award for her Essay on Decolonizing U.S. Art History

(June 17, 2021)

The award committee noted that Scott’s essay marks a pivotal moment in the field.

Cultivating Meaning: Syracuse University Scholars Explore Landscapes Through Unique Research Lenses

(June 17, 2021)

The Landscape Studies Interdisciplinary Faculty Research Seminar launches a new website thanks to a CUSE grant.

Arts and Sciences Announces 2021 Emeritus Faculty

(June 9, 2021)

A&S celebrates these faculty members for their dedication to teaching, mentoring and the advancement of scholarship in their fields.

Biology Ph.D. Student Reports Evidence of Humpback Whale Song Near New York City

(May 28, 2021)

Zeh's research has been featured in The New York Times, New York Daily News and The Times (London).

NIH Grant Funds Innovative Study on Childhood Stuttering

(May 27, 2021)

CSD professor Victoria Tumanova investigates how emotional processes may affect childhood stuttering.

German Language Class Connects U.S. Citizens with their Jewish Family History

(May 20, 2021)

SU students help a relative of Holocaust victims learn about his family’s past.

Novel CBD Research Earns Psychology Ph.D. Candidate Prestigious Dissertation Award

(May 20, 2021)

The research excellence award is in recognition of his study on the pain-relieving effects of cannabidiol (CBD).

Virtual Platform, In-Person Feel: Innovating at the A&S Undergraduate Research Festival

(May 19, 2021)

Over 300 people attended the event which featured undergraduate research spanning the humanities and sciences.

The Driving Force Behind Tropical Mudslides

(May 14, 2021)

EES Ph.D. candidate leads a research expedition in search of answers to erosion in his home country of Colombia.

Ben Bradley Receives Wasserstrom Prize for Graduate Teaching

(May 14, 2021)

The prize memorializes William Wasserstrom, a noted professor of English at Syracuse University.

Forgotten in Plain Sight: Bringing Renewed Attention to a Famous New York City Waterway

(May 11, 2021)

Professor of English Dana Spiotta and her colleagues receive a Creative Capital Award for their new floating opera, Newtown Odyssey.

A&S Congratulates Syracuse University Humanities Center’s Student and Faculty Fellows

(May 11, 2021)

The 2020-21 cohort of fellows explored a diverse scope of humanities research.

Intertext Launches Spring 2021 Issue

(May 6, 2021)

The 2021 issue features the work of undergraduate students from the Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition.

New Writing Courses Concentrate on Issues That Matter to Students

(May 6, 2021)

The Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric and Composition premieres a new set of courses around the topics of climate change, social justice, satire and more.

Professor and Author George Saunders' 2013 Convocation Address

(May 5, 2021)

English professor, renowned author tells undergraduates to 'err in the direction of kindness.'

A&S Students and Faculty Receive Prestigious University Awards and Honors

(May 5, 2021)

The 2021 list of awardees denotes the impressive breadth and depth of scholarship in A&S.

Dr. Gezzer Ortega ’03 to Deliver Remarks at 2021 A&S | Maxwell Undergraduate Convocation

(May 4, 2021)

Ortega's speech will highlight how a liberal arts education has been foundational to his work as a physician.

Through Poetry, Nidaa Aljabbarin ’22 Shares Her Personal Journey as a Syrian Refugee

(May 3, 2021)

Her internationally-recognized poem, “The Day I Left,” details her family's final day at their home in Syria.

Pair of A&S Faculty Elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

(April 26, 2021)

George M. Langford and Virginia Burrus join Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein and Martin Luther King, Jr., as members of the Academy.

Alumni Postcards: Dylan Bryant ’20

(April 23, 2021)

Bryant has spent the academic year teaching in La Rioja, Spain.

FNSSI’s Mike Marciano Appointed to Committee that Oversees NYS Forensic Lab Accreditation

(April 16, 2021)

Marciano joins a group of crime experts to ensure that forensic work within state and local crime laboratories is conducted accurately.

Bio-Art Mixer: Where Art and the Sciences Meet

(April 12, 2021)

The group’s next virtual event is April 23.

Setting the Advising Agenda

(April 8, 2021)

A&S | Maxwell advisors assume key leadership roles for major conferences.

Can a 3D Printed Beetle Model Simulate the Real Thing?

(April 5, 2021)

A&S biologist contributes to paper on the feasibility of using 3D printed insects in mating studies.

New Study From A&S’ Department of Biology Highlights Ways to Support Students in Virtual Learning Environments

(March 25, 2021)

Eve Humphrey and Jason Wiles worked with SU students to investigate some of challenges and opportunities associated with virtual learning during the pandemic.

New Interdisciplinary Offerings in A&S

(March 25, 2021)

The College of Arts and Sciences provides students with unique and innovative learning opportunities.

Buon Appetito! LLL Provides SU Students a Virtual Taste of Italian Food and Culture

(March 19, 2021)

The one-credit course offered during Winterlude presented students with an opportunity to experience Italy from the comforts of their own kitchens.

Using Syracuse Lava to Understand Metal Worlds

(March 18, 2021)

The Syracuse Lava Project explores what volcanoes might look like on metallic planets.

Grammy-Award Winning Musician Terri Lyne Carrington Headlines Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Public Affairs Lecture

(March 12, 2021)

Carrington will discuss her distinguished musical career and social justice work.

Navigating an International Fellowship During a Global Pandemic

(March 9, 2021)

Professor Scott Manning Stevens receives a Fulbright Fellowship to teach in Hungary and conduct research at ethnographic museums throughout the country.

Florence Art Program Alum Discusses Her Passion for Jewelry on PBS Program

(March 4, 2021)

Laura Marsolek '13, '17 M.A. talks about her travels around the world studying historic jewelry traditions and her experiences shadowing master goldsmiths.

Giving Back to Honor a Great Mentor

(March 4, 2021)

Peter Robison ’78 Ph.D. recognizes a longtime biology professor by establishing an endowment to support student research.

Narratio Film Screening Offers a Glimpse Into the Lives, Identities and Memories of Resettled Refugee Youth in Syracuse

(Feb. 22, 2021)

The virtual event will feature a conversation with the 2020 Narratio Fellows and artist-in-residence and Romanian filmmaker Ana Vîjdea.

Carole Leland ’56 Honored with Prestigious ATHENA Leadership Award

(Feb. 19, 2021)

Leland joins past Global ATHENA award winners Billie Jean King and Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

WAC Wins CCCC Writing Program Certificate of Excellence

(Feb. 19, 2021)

The selection committee described WAC as a strong comprehensive writing program.

Major Science Grants Awarded to A&S Researchers in 2020

(Feb. 17, 2021)

A&S faculty received funding from organizations including the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and Department of Defense.

Community Folk Art Center Launches Black Arts Speak Film Series

(Feb. 16, 2021)

The film series will release five episodes throughout the year and is funded by the Black Equity and Excellence grant from the Central New York Community Foundation.

Keeping SARS2 Out of the Cell

(Feb. 10, 2021)

A&S physicists are leading a team of researchers who are one of the first to pinpoint a novel method of using anti-vimentin antibodies to block cellular uptake of the coronavirus.

Bringing Synthetic Material to Life

(Feb. 9, 2021)

A&S physicist is a co-author on a paper exploring a biological system that may one day be applied to innovative self-healing roads and sidewalks of the future.

Turning Gratitude Into Opportunity

(Feb. 3, 2021)

Carol Bullard ’67 M.A. ’73 Ph.D. establishes and endows The Abraham Veinus and William Fleming Founders Fund to benefit the Florence Graduate Program in Italian Renaissance Art.

Remote Tutoring Program Offers a Valuable Virtual Learning Experience for K-12 and Early College Students in CNY

(Feb. 3, 2021)

The program has connected over 200 students with tutors and workshop leaders from around the country.

A&S’ Creative Writing Program Introduces New Undergraduate Degree

(Jan. 29, 2021)

The renowned program now offers a 30 credit major and 18 credit minor.

Bringing an Earlier Era of Activism to Digital Life

(Jan. 28, 2021)

2021 Jeannette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor of the Humanities P. Gabrielle Foreman, founding faculty director of the Colored Conventions Project, will kick off her residency with a virtual dialogue on February 11.

Geologic History Written in Garnet Sand

(Jan. 14, 2021)

A&S researchers probe deep secrets of trapped inclusions in garnet sand from Papua New Guinea.

A&S Welcomes New Director of Forensics

(Jan. 14, 2021)

Kathleen Corrado will lead Syracuse University’s Forensic and National Security Science Institute as field embraces large-scale data analytics.

Hehnly Lab Awarded $1.2M NIH Grant to Research Critical Tissue Formation

(Jan. 11, 2021)

The team’s research seeks to identify molecular targets to treat developmental disorders.