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: Tuesday, June 14
SU NEWS AND EVENTS COVERAGE
The TechCrunch website features Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) graduate students David Chenell and Eric Cleckner and their company, graFighters. Chenell and Cleckner developed their graFighters social gaming program over the past two years. The TechCrunch article hosts a video demonstration of the new game.
The Central New York Business Journal reported on a grant to the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) from the Department of Veterans Affairs for research on improving the hiring and retention of veterans. BBI will work with Corporate Gray, a veteran-owned business, analyzing employer practices nationwide.
CNY Central spoke with Marilyn Higgins, vice president of community engagement and economic development at SU, about the start of construction on the Connective Corridor-the emerging signature strip of cutting-edge cultural development connecting the University with downtown Syracuse. Also, Syracuse.com reported briefly on Connective Corridor streetscape improvements along University Avenue.
The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV), founded in 2007 at the Whitman School of Management, is mentioned in a Tallahassee Democrat (subscription required) story on the Florida State University EBV program.
The June 10 issue of the Central New York Business Journal (subscription required) featured an article in the Education and Training special report on the Whitman School of Management’s new advantage master’s programs in finance, accounting and business administration, which are geared toward undergraduates at non-SU institutions who wish to pursue masters work. Joshua LaFave, director of recruiting and graduate distance education, is quoted.
The Post-Standard and CNY Central reported on the kickoff of summer camp training for college students in Central New York who will work with the Say Yes to Education summer program for Syracuse City School District students in July. A Post-Standard Say Yes Rally photo gallery of the event at Hendricks Chapel is available.
Two recent Forbes “Impertinent Economist” blog entries by Len Burman, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Professor of Public Affairs in the Maxwell School, address the corporate tax rate cuts proposed by Tim Pawlenty, former Minnesota governor; and anticipated reduced federal revenues resulting from tax cuts proposed by Pawlenty. Also, Burman was recently a guest on WCNY’s Capitol Pressroom aired over WRVO radio. Interviewed by Susan Arbetter, Burman discussed tax issues. A podcast is available here.
Daily Mail (U.K.) and New York Daily News stories about the coming ten-year anniversary of 9/11 and New Yorkers’ continuing suspicions and concerns quote Sharon Greytak, professor of practice in transmedia studies in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
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