When international students travel to the United States to learn English, the language barrier is just one of their challenges. Cultural differences like being overwhelmed in the grocery store, being embarrassed about not tipping a server (there is no tipping…
SU in the News: Wednesday, August 19
ABC News.com reported on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s response to the possible compassionate release of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi.
Leonard Burman, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Professor of Public Affairs in the Maxwell School, commented in the Associated Press on Americans’ understanding of the value-added tax (VAT).
Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, commented on the passing of conservative political columnist Robert Novak in USA Today and WSYR-AM, and on summer reality TV shows, also in a WSYR-AM report. He also commented on the comedic success of the Seinfeld sitcom in the Ottawa Citizen.
Darya Rotblat, interim director of the Office of Orientation and Off-Campus Programs, provided tips in a McClatchy News Service article on how students should select their first apartment.
Syracuse University’s planned testing of the new Orange Alert siren system was reported on by WSYR-AM.
Jerome Witkin, professor of painting in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, was mentioned in a Post-Standard story on a bone marrow transplant drive for his son, Andrew.
The “Say Yes” program was briefly mentioned in the Post-Standard in an article on Syracuse mayoral hopeful Otis Jennings.
The Post-Standard reported on the appointment of James Tapia, associate professor of orchestral studies in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music, as the Syracuse Symphony Youth Orchestra (SSYO) conductor, effective for the 2009-10 season.