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2021-22 A&S Awards and Honors

posted on: May 11, 2022

Read the extensive list of students and faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences honored for their achievements over the past academic year.

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Five NSF CAREER Awards a Record for A&S

posted on: April 29, 2022

Professors John Franck, Brett Jakubiak, David Kellen, Davoud Mozhdehi and Minghao Rostami have been awarded five-year CAREER grants to support their innovative research and educational outreach.

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The Impact of Extinction

posted on: March 21, 2022

New research published in PNAS answers a lingering question about the source of atmospheric sulfur leading to the extinction of the dinosaurs.

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Conventional Wisdom

posted on: Feb. 21, 2022

The Humanities Center’s Syracuse Symposium investigates conventions through a diverse selection of spring events.

The protein vimentin, pictured in green, helps protect a cell’s nucleus and DNA during migration.

Modeling Cellular Migration

posted on: Oct. 12, 2021

A team of A&S physicists develop one of the first 3D simulations capturing how cells containing the protein vimentin move through body tissue.

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Challenging the Museum Narrative

posted on: 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.

Epifluorescence image of extracellular vimentin with the protein actin and DNA.

Keeping SARS2 Out of the Cell

posted on: 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.

Active actin-microtubule composite network.

Bringing Synthetic Material to Life

posted on: 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.

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Resistance is Futile

posted on: Dec. 4, 2020

A team of A&S chemists are working to develop a superconductor that could store vast amounts of energy and make the electrical power grid much more efficient.

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Hydrogen-Hungry Microbes

posted on: June 1, 2020

Jeffrey Karson, the Jessie Page Heroy Professor of Earth Sciences, finds important connection between geological and biological processes.

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posted on: Oct. 1, 2019

Forensics and National Security Sciences Institute Develops DNA Tool