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: Friday, May 6
SU NEWS AND EVENTS COVERAGE
The New York Times reported that the partnership between the Dahesh Museum and Syracuse University is taking its exhibition program to Dubai, a first for both institutions. For a month starting on June 18, it will present “Islamic Ornament in 19th Century Works” from the Dahesh Museum of Art and SU.
SU Chancellor Nancy Cantor was mentioned on WSYR-AM’s “Jim Reith Show” for being a leader in local community revitalization efforts.
The Post-Standard reported on the announcement of the 2011-12 University Lectures series schedule.
The Post-Standard reported that SU student-run business Helios beat more than 20 other student-run teams to win $50,000 in the New York State Business Plan Competition at the University of Albany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. Helios developed a method that uses ultraviolet light to sterilize medical tools within three minutes. The four founders of Helios are Stephanie Appleby, a communications design student in The College of Visual and Performing Arts; Luis Romo, a graduate student in biomedical engineering in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science; Nick Garritano, an industrial design student in VPA; and Tagbo Herman Roland Niepa, a doctoral candidate in chemical engineering in LCS. Another business started by SU students, Broodr.com, won $10,000 in the competition’s services/nonprofit track.
The Post-Standard previewed the upcoming Syracuse Stage production “The Clean House.”
The Post-Standard highlighted VenueSpy, a new Internet company developed by Matthew Sullivan, a senior in the Whitman School of Management.
Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture in the Newhouse School, is quoted by NPR on Osama bin Laden’s cultural impact in America.
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