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 13
SU NEWS AND EVENTS COVERAGE
WRVO interviewed filmmaker Gerardine Wurzburg, who will receive an honorary degree Sunday at Syracuse University’s 157th Commencement. Wurzburg discussed how she and Douglas Biklen, dean of the School of Education, conceived and co-produced the documentary “Wretches and Jabberers,” about the travels of disability rights advocates Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette. Wurzburg will teach a MayMester course, “Documentary Films in Education: The Director’s Cut.”
Harriet Brown, assistant professor of magazine journalism in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, was interviewed for a WRVO report on prom season and body images issues for high school girls. A podcast is available here.
CNY Central reported from University College’s Commencement on the story of UC graduate Barbara Herndon, who completed her degree after a 19-year course of study.
YNN previewed Commencement weekend and the Sunday ceremony with J. Craig Venter, world-renowned scientist regarded as one of the most influential people in the world for his efforts to decode the human genome, delivering the Commencement address. 9WSYR also previewed that they will carry the Sunday Commencement live, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Sean Kirst’s Post-Standard column profiled Delaware Attorney General Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III, a 1994 graduate of the College of Law, who will deliver the college’s commencement address today.
Milton Mueller, professor in the iSchool, spoke with NPR about registering Internet addresses.
Rick Burton, is quoted in the Los Angeles Times about Tiger Woods’ public and media image.
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