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 20
SU NEWS AND EVENTS COVERAGE
Syracuse University’s opening of an office in Dubai, the University’ internship program there, and the joint exhibition, “Reconnecting East and West: Islamic Ornament in 19th-Century Works from the Dahesh Museum of Art and Syracuse University” taking place in Dubai were covered in print and online editions of regional media including Al Bayan, Go Dubai (two articles), The Gulf Today, Gulf News, Al Khaleej Online, Ameinfo.com (two articles), MEED.com, Zawya.com and UAE Connectors.com.
KMOT-TV (watch clip) in Minot, N.D., reported on the presentation on student retention by Vincent Tinto, Distinguished University Professor in the School of Education, as keynote address at the North Dakota University System Retention Summit. Tinto was also interviewed for a KFYR-TV (Bismarck, N.D.) report on the conference.
The Post-Standard previewed the 2011-12 season productions of the SU Department of Drama in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
A Post-Standard news brief noted the upcoming tribute concert Saturday in Setnor Auditorium honoring Howard and Helen Boatwright.
SU alumnus Rami Khouri ’70, G’98, director of the Issam Fares Institute of Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut and editor-at-large of the Beirut-based Daily Star newspaper, was interviewed for a PBS NewsHour report on President Obama’s speech on American foreign policy in the Mideast. Khouri is also quoted in a Huffington Post report on frustrations in Egypt following the Arab Spring.
A National Post (Toronto) Culture Club discussion centering on the probability of upcoming films about the death of Osama bin Laden includes comments by Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Thompson also commented for an NBC Montana.com report on the upcoming Lady Gaga album release paired with Starbucks promotions.
Thomas Dennison, professor of practice in public administration in the Maxwell School, is quoted in a Post-Standard story on the first local offering of the concierge healthcare concept.
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