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: Tuesday, April 12
SU NEWS AND EVENTS COVERAGE
A Wall Street Journal article on Syracuse University alumnus Don McPherson ’87 highlights his collegiate and post-football career, and his current efforts to change the culture of professional sports and male athletes’ attitudes toward women.
A review of the “Wretches and Jabberers” documentary on the travels of disability rights advocates Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette, co-produced by Douglas Biklen, dean of the School of Education at Syracuse University, appeared in the Burlington Free Press.
This year’s Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Symposium (WISE 2011) supported by the Whitman School of Management is briefly reported in the Post-Standard.
WSYR’s Jim Reith Show highlighted Anda French, assistant professor in the School of Architecture, and the Spatial ConTXT class project featuring public art and mobile messaging in four downtown locations. Answers to the questions posed by students in the Say Yes to Education program will be collated and displayed at the Everson Museum of Art by the Urban Video Project.
“300 Miles to Freedom” filmmaker and S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications professor Richard Breyer was interviewed on WSYR’s Jim Reith Show about the Syracuse premiere of the new movie telling the story of John W. Jones, a fugitive slave who escaped bondage and traveled the Underground Railroad to Elmira, N.Y.
Community Folk Art Center’s Creative Arts Academy students were featured in the April issue of The Stand, a local newspaper focused on the South Side. The grade 7-12 visual art students at Creative Arts Academy completed a mural project to address the rising issue of violence among Syracuse youth. Community Folk Art Center is a unit of the African American Studies department in The College of Arts & Sciences.
Eric Kingson, professor of social work in the College of Human Ecology’s School of Social Work, is quoted in a Reuters article on previous and potential future changes to Social Security benefits.
Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture in the Newhouse School, is quoted in a Los Angeles Times obituary for publisher Charles Laufer and in Canwest News articles about Canadian politics and celebrities and on The Kennedys miniseries.
Dan Klamm, outreach and marketing coordinator at SU’s Center for Career Services, authored a Mashable column on how industry can best use a social media presence to recruit college students for internships and career moves.
David Cay Johnston, distinguished visiting lecturer in the College of Law, authored a Tax.com commentary using General Electric and the New York Times as examples in a comparison of tax rates paid by large and small corporations.
A western New York League of Women Voters presentation by Mark Monmonier, distinguished professor of geography in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, on redistricting is previewed in the Wayne Post. Monmonier is also quoted in a Post-Standard article on legislative redistricting in Onondaga County.
Syracuse University senior Jamie Arkin authored a commentary on entrepreneurship which appeared as a sidebar to the Sunday Post-Standard opinion piece written by venture capitalist Brad Feld about Upstate entrepreneurial communities. Arkin has been accepted in the Entrepreneurship Engagement Fellowship program for the 2011-12 academic year.
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