The College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) reaffirms its commitment to opportunity and access with a newly created high-level appointment. Kishi Animashaun Ducre, associate professor of African American studies (AAS), is the college’s inaugural associate dean of diversity, equity and…
SU in the News: Wednesday, January 18
SU NEWS AND EVENTS COVERAGE
The New York Times Arts Beat blog reported on the announcement of a new Syracuse University arts leadership program named for renowned literary agent Morton Janklow ’50 and his wife, Linda. The 15-month, 39-credit-hour master’s degree program is for leaders and entrepreneurs in the visual and performing arts.
Data from SU’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) is cited in an Associated Press article about U.S. prosecutors reviewing immigration deportation cases in an effort to reduce the case backlog by focusing on detainees with criminal backgrounds or those who are deemed threats to national security.
Research by Ossama “Sam” Salem, Yabroudi Chair of Sustainable Civil Infrastructures at L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, and LCS research associate Baris Salman on wastewater and infrastructure was featured in the WaterWorld trade magazine.
Reports in the Christian Science Monitor, Poynter, CNY Central and Central New York Business Journal on online protests targeting proposed SOPA and PIPA legislation in Congress against online piracy make note of SU School of Information Studies (iSchool) participation in Web blackouts to demonstrate threats to free speech. Anthony Rotolo, assistant professor of practice in the iSchool, and graduate student Meghan Dornbrock are quoted.
The SU College of Law Cold Case Justice Initiative (CCJI) is mentioned in a Natchez Democrat story about Concordia Sentinel Editor Stanley Nelson, who has pursued justice in the 1964 murder of Frank Morris.
The New Yorker highlighted the Keliy Anderson-Staley exhibition, “[hyphen] Americans,” currently at the Lubin House Palitz Gallery. Anderson-Staley, recently a Light Work artist in residence, works in wet-plate colloidion tintype photography.
Sunday’s Post-Standard reported about proposed state legislation calling for the replication of the Start-Up NY program. The program, created by the Burton Blatt Institute and run out of the South Side Innovation Center, helps entrepreneurs with disabilities launch their own businesses.
A recent 9WSYR “Bridge Street” segment (watch clip) focuses on the 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and presentation of Unsung Hero Awards at SU with an interview of Michelle Singletary, assistant director in the SU Office of Residence Life and committee chair for the 2012 Unsung Heroes Award. The Monday Post-Standard previewed Saturday’s celebration. Coverage included a profile of the late Cheryl Spear and brief feature on all five award recipients. Also, a Newsday story (subscription required) about MLK events on Long Island noted the monologue presented by College of Arts and Sciences student Ronald Taylor.
Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, is quoted in a Des Moines Register story on broadcasters’ standards of decency, in a Detroit Free Press story on princess-themed businesses and in a Buffalo News article about a Time Warner Cable/Madison Square Garden dispute affecting sports fans. Also, Thompson is quoted in the Washington Times on caffeine and coffee consumption in America and in the Newark Star-Ledger on programming competition for American Idol’s 11th season. Thompson also commented for a 9WSYR (watch clip) report on the end of the “One Life to Live” soap opera.
The Boston Globe quotes David M. Crane L’80, professor of practice in the College of Law, in an article on Charles Taylor’s ties to a U.S. spy agency. Crane was also a guest on Wednesday morning’s Takeaway, discussing the former Liberian president. An audio link is available here.
Dessa Bergen-Cico, assistant professor of public health in the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics’ Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition, authored a two-part blog entry for the Alcohol and Drugs History Society in response to a recent NPR broadcast on behavior change and heroin use among post-Vietnam veterans. Bergen-Cico’s first post looks at heroin addiction and relapse, technological advances, contemporary research and environmental influences on addictive behaviors.
LaVonda Reed-Huff, associate professor in the College of Law, is quoted in a Post-Standard article on continuing contract negotiations between Newport Television, owner of 9WSYR, and Verizon, which resulted in a blackout of Channel 9 reception for area FiOS customers.
A Roanoke Times article on the value of humor and satire mentions comments in the American Journalism Review by Hub Brown, associate dean and associate professor of broadcast and digital journalism at the Newhouse School, about “The Daily Show.”
David Rubin, professor and dean emeritus at the Newhouse School, authored a guest column in Saturday’s Post-Standard about the impact of social media on corporate decision making and advertising.
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