Earlier this year, at the Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, New York, Alpha North Esports and Entertainment hosted the “Battle of the Colleges” esports tournament. Syracuse University’s Rocket League team competed in the tournament and had reached the third-place match….
SU in the News: Monday, May 23
SU NEWS AND EVENTS COVERAGE
Coverage of the VPA NYC Gala 2011 held May 19 and honoring Vanessa Williams and Frank Bisignano included reports in Women’s Wear Daily, Examiner.com and Zimbio.com. The gala featured top collections from College of Visual and Performing Arts fashion design seniors.
A Post-Standard roundup of Washington news highlights the support by Syracuse University Trustee Donovan McNabb ’98 and Raquel McNabb ’98, G’99, a member of the School of Education Board of Visitors, for the maternal and child care nonprofit Mary’s Center in Washington, D.C. The article also mentions the McNabb’s connections with SU in the Washington, D.C. area.
The Post-Standard,YNN and 9WSYR reported on SU and College of Visual and Performing Arts roles in saving the Syracuse Symphony Youth Orchestra and Syracuse Symphony Youth String Orchestra season by providing funding and a place to hold their final show of the year. James Tapia, director of orchestral activities at SU’s Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music, is quoted. Plans for next season’s concerts are also discussed.
A Bloomberg News article on the U.S. Justice Department’s failure to prosecute corporate criminals following the financial market collapse cites statistics from SU’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC).
A Minneapolis Star Tribune feature on Bob Dylan as a cultural phenomenon includes the new book, “Bob Dylan: Like a Complete Unknown,” authored by David Yaffe, assistant professor of English at The College of Arts and Sciences.
A Post-Standard charity report makes note of the SU Sport Management Club donation to the Central New York SPCA.
William Banks, Board of Advisors Distinguished Professor and director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism in the College of Law and the Maxwell School, is quoted in a Washington, D.C., WTOP-AM report (listen to clip) on potential terrorism targets revealed in materials seized from the bin Laden compound in Pakistan.
Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, authored a Fox News opinion column about refreshing the “Two and a Half Men” show with new cast member Ashton Kutcher replacing Charlie Sheen. Thompson is also quoted in a Cleveland Plain Dealer story on Oprah Winfrey’s move from her daily syndicated television show to her own cable TV network; and commented for a WBEN (Buffalo, N.Y.) radio segment about the wrap-up of Oprah’s daily TV show.
David Rubin, professor and dean emeritus at the Newhouse School, authored a Post-Standard guest column about lessons that could be learned from recent events in the Jordan-Elbridge School District.
D. Bruce Carter, associate professor of child and family studies in the College of Human Ecology, is quoted in a 9WSYR report on college graduates moving back home.
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