First-year students and transfer students in their first year who have already achieved academic success at the University were honored at the Success Scholars reception Feb. 23. The Success Scholars program recognizes new students who earned a GPA of 3.75…
SU in the News: Wednesday, July 13
SU NEWS AND EVENTS COVERAGE
The Sacramento Bee reports that Larry Kramer, adjunct professor in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, has joined the board of directors of Appinions Inc. The company provides an opinions-powered platform to analyze and interface with influencers, based on topics, brands or other criteria.
InsideHigherEd.com mentions the work of students from the Maxwell School’s Public Affairs Program to improve Wikipedia citations by adding more accurate detail.
The Philadelphia Inquirer mentions that Newhouse School Dean Lorraine Branham received the Trailblazer Award at the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists’ annual awards ceremony.
The Post-Standard reports on the progress of the Connective Corridor construction and the installment of new pedestrian-friendly features-sidewalks, medians, bike lanes, lighting, road markings, and extensive landscaping-that will be a part of University Avenue, which will again be a two-way street.
The Post-Standard reported that Bill Viola, video artist and alumnus of Syracuse University, has been named one of five 2011 Praemium Imperiale Laureates. The award is given by the Japan Art Association. At an awards ceremony in Tokyo on October 19, Prince Hitachi will present Viola and his fellow laureates with gold medals and diplomas.
Sean Kirst’s Post-Standard column reflects on the life of the late John Mackey ’63, SU student-athlete, Hall of Fame football player and founding president of the NFL Players Association. Hall of Fame music legend and SU alumnus Felix Cavaliere recalls his friendship with Mackey.
School of Education graduate student Melany Silas is featured in a Rochester Democrat and Chronicle question-and-answer piece as a woman to watch.
The Post-Standard previewed the “Summer Film Under the Stars Series” at the Everson Museum in downtown Syracuse, co-presented by SU’s Light Work and the Urban Video Project.
The Finger Lakes Times previewed a talk by Carol Faulkner, associate professor of history in The College of Arts and Sciences, at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, N.Y.
David Cay Johnston, distinguished visiting lecturer in the College of Law, spoke with Brian Lehrer of WNYC, and appeared on MSNBC’s “Ed Show” to speak about the tax aspects of Obama/Congress deficit talks.
Eric Kingson, professor of social work in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, co-authored a column in Firedoglake on eliminating Social Security’s projected shortfall through increased revenues, rather than through reductions.
Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, spoke on WSYR’s “Jim Reith Show” about remembering comedy writer Sherwood Schwartz, creator of “The Brady Bunch” and “Gilligan’s Island.” A podcast is available here. Thompson is also quoted in CNN on the television program “Dallas.”
Current Mom cites an article by Kristin Byron, assistant professor of management in the Whitman School of Management, about the downside of communicating solely through email.
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