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, December 1
SU NEWS AND EVENTS COVERAGE
Selected audio clips from recordings and home movies from the George F. Johnson Papers, housed in the Library’s Special Collections Research Center (SCRC), will be broadcast on NPR’s “All Things Considered” today at 4:30 p.m. EST. The program is a documentary about industrialist George F. Johnson and will utilize short clips from a 1931 parade in Binghamton, N.Y., and from Johnson’s funeral in 1948. The piece (including the short uses of SCRC’s collection material) will be archived on npr.org and radiodiaries.org.
The Post-Standard previewed the three public workshop performances of “Cry for Peace: Voices from the Congo,” a new documentary theater piece based on interviews with members of the local Congolese community, on Dec. 9-11. The production is made by possible by Syracuse University in association with the Congolese community of Syracuse, Syracuse Stage and Ping Chong & Company.
The Post-Standard reported on the research by a team from the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science that may improve the efficiency of wind turbines used to generate energy.
Laurence Thomas, professor of philosophy and political science in The College of Arts and Sciences and Maxwell School, was mentioned a Macleans (Canada) story about students
text-messaging during classes.
Publishers Weekly highlights the book “I See the Promised Land,” which tells the story of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life through the Patua art of artist Manu Chitrakar, and the words of writer and griot storyteller, Arthur Flowers, associate professor of English in The College of Arts and Sciences.
MSNBC’s “Health Watch” (watch clip) highlighted the research, “Neuroimaging of Love,” led by Stephanie Ortigue, assistant professor of psychology in The College of Arts and Sciences.
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