Syracuse University’s Office of Academic Affairs has hired a director for the University’s new Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence. Martha A. Kalnin Diede, who comes to Syracuse from Western Carolina University, has been appointed to the new post effective…
SU in the News: Friday, July 1
SU NEWS AND EVENTS COVERAGE
Research by Brooks Gump, associate professor in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, is featured in a Chemical & Engineering News article, and in Mother Nature News on the influence of perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) on impulsivity in children.
PhysOrg.com notes participation by Christopher Scholz, professor of earth sciences in The College of Arts and Sciences, in a multidisciplinary two-year survey of ecosystem biodiversity of the Lake Kivu system in Africa to collect scientific measurements for benchmarking hazards to the area’s sustainability. Scholz will profile sediments and the crust beneath Lake Kivu to map lake bottom volcanic vents and faults.
Marketwatch mentions SU’s recently launched Institute for Veterans and Military Families that, in partnership with JPMorgan Chase, provides education programs for veterans and in-depth analysis of the challenges facing the veteran community.
SU’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) is featured in a Houston Chronicle article on alleged secretive processes in Houston to dismiss some immigration court cases. TRAC is also mentioned in USA Today on Obama administration prosecutions of those accused of defrauding government benefits programs.
Vincent Tinto, Distinguished University Professor in the School of Education, is mentioned in an Inside Higher Education brief for his appointment on a new commission of the American Association of Community Colleges.
The Post-Standard features the Syracuse Say Yes to Education program in an article on the formal departure of Syracuse City School Superintendent Daniel Lowengard.
Photos of David MacDonald, professor emeritus of ceramics in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, demonstrating ceramics during Community Day June 25 at the Everson Museum of Art, appeared in the Post-Standard Neighbors section. MacDonald currently has an exhibition of new work at the Everson.
SU alumnus Rami Khouri ’70, G’98, director of the Issam Fares Institute of Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut and editor-at-large of the Beirut-based Daily Star newspaper, is quoted in an Ottawa Citizen article on political turmoil in the Arab world. Khouri spoke recently at an International Development Research Centre lecture in Canada about Arab youth.
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