Greek life organizations have a long history of incorporating philanthropic work into their missions. That certainly was the case this March, when 13 sororities of the Panhellenic Council at Syracuse University banded together to raise more than $5,700 for people…
SU in the News: Wednesday, September 21
SU NEWS AND EVENTS COVERAGE
Forbes and the Huffington Post reported on the New York celebration event for the establishment of the Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics at the Maxwell School. The Maxwell School recently announced that it has received a major gift from alumnus Robert B. Menschel to establish the Paul Volcker Chair. At the event, Volcker, former Federal Reserve Board chairman, spoke with acclaimed interviewer Charlie Rose.
The New York Times, ESPN, WSET Radio (Roanoke, Va.), FOX (Houston), the Post-Standard and YNN are among the national and local media reporting on Syracuse University’s move to join the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).
Physorg.com, Post-Standard, and 9WSYR reported on SU winning a $1.5 million federal grant for energy efficiency. The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded the grant to the Syracuse University-Industrial Assessment Center to recruit and train a new generation of engineers who specialize in manufacturing and energy efficiency.
The New Haven Independent reported on the newly-named Floyd Little Athletic Center next to Hillhouse High School in New Haven, Conn., alma mater of football Hall of Famer Floyd Little ’67, special assistant to the athletics director in SU Athletics.
An Inside Higher Ed article on the federal requirements for colleges and universities to show a ‘net price calculator’ mentions SU’s calculator that includes scholarship information. Youlanda Copeland-Morgan, associate vice president for enrollment management, is quoted.
The Urban Video Project’s upcoming screening of work by Inigo was mentioned on the Art 21 blog weekly roundup.
The Post-Standard reported on the upcoming talk by artist Pae White about her video art on view at the Everson Museum as part of SU’s Light Work and Urban Video Project.
The Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin reported that 13 Syracuse University students from the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity volunteered to clean up a home in the flood-battered Binghamton area.
The Binghamton Business Journal reported on a $3 million National Science Foundation grant to develop an Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training Program (IGERT) in soft interfaces.
The Post-Standard’s “Faces of Change on the Near Westside” feature highlights SU’s contributions to the revitalization of the area by bringing businesses, art, lifestyle and technology through the Near Westside Initiative (NWSI). Michael Short, NWSI deputy director, is quoted in the Post-Standard profile of Rev. James Matthews, pastor at St. Lucy’s Church.
9WSYR reported on new security measures and devices implemented as part of increased campus safety.
WSYR-AM’s “Jim Reith Show” spoke about the updates and renovations being made at Syracuse Stage with funding from the Connective Corridor.
The Post-Standard reported that Anthony Rotolo, assistant professor of practice in the School of Information Studies (iSchool), was named as Young Technologist of the Year; the virtual communication grid project by Lee McKnight, associate professor in the iSchool, garnered Technology Project of the Year; and the SyracuseCoE was named as Technology Company of the Year as part of the Technology Alliance of Central New York (TACNY) Celebration of Technology awards.
The Post-Standard highlighted the exhibition at Syracuse University Library “Just One Word: Plastics” that displays artifacts from the Plastics Collection, as part of the Special Collections Research Center.
The Post-Standard reported on the new sculpture on Syracuse’s Onondaga Creekwalk. Syracuse Public Artist in Residence Brendan Rose had a hand in creating the art work with Industrial and Interaction Design students from the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
The Post-Standard reported on the books recently donated by members of Genesis Health Project’s fitness program to fourth-grade students at Martin Luther King Elementary School. Luvenia W. Cowart, associate professor of practice in the Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, is quoted.
The Post-Standard highlighted the Warehouse exhibition “Colorfonia: New Forms in West Coast Street Art,” which contains colorful, abstract forms from Apex, Chor Boogie and Jet Martinez , and runs through the end of October.
The Catholic Sun mentioned a Le Moyne College-sponsored panel discussion on the European Union crisis, at which Peter Koveos, the Kiebach Chair in International Business at the Whitman School of Management, was a speaker.
Mike Haynie, founder of the EBV, executive director of the University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) and Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Whitman School, is quoted in a Star-Tribune article on the unemployment rate for veterans in Minnesota.
Margaret Susan Thompson, associate professor of history and political science in the Maxwell School, was quoted in U.S. News & World Report article on the effect of media coverage on the GOP candidate race.
Kevin Noble Maillard, associate professor in the College of Law, participated in the New York Times “Room for Debate” feature “Tribal Rights vs. Racial Justice.”
Dessa Bergen Cico, assistant professor of public health in the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics’ Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition, was quoted by ABC News in a story on needle exchange programs in the United States.
Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, is quoted in USA Today on the new book “The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin” and in the Des Moines Register on actor Ashton Kutcher. Thompson is also quoted in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review about the public’s fascination with weather news and in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on fantasy becoming the basis for upcoming TV season shows.
Leadership Magazine quotes Horace Campbell, professor of African American Studies and political science in The College of Arts and Sciences, on the African Union’s roadmap for Libya.
The San Francisco Chronicle quotes Eric Kingson, professor in the Falk College’s School of Social Work, on Texas Governor Rick Perry and the ongoing debate over Social Security reform. Kingson also co-authored a column on Social Security cuts that appeared in the Houston Chronicle. And is he quoted in a Christian Science Monitor article on President Obama’s plans for Medicare. Kingson has also been quoted recently in the New York Times on privatized retirement plans for government employees in the Texas counties of Galveston, Brazoria and Matagorda; and in the Houston Chronicle on the history of debate over revamping Social Security.
Accounting Today and Reuters quote Leonard Burman, the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Professor of Public Affairs at the Maxwell School, on tax reform and the American Jobs Act. Burman is also the author of a Forbes column on tax code graphics. Burman is also quoted in the Washington Post on broad tax breaks for the middle class in the federal income tax code.
Michael Ebner, assistant professor of history in the Maxwell School and The College of Arts and Sciences, is quoted in USA Today on some of Benito Mussolini’s clothes possibly being found in upstate New York.
Strategic Sourceror quotes Dinesh Gauri, assistant professor of marketing in the Whitman School of Management, on strategic retailing models in the busiest shopping seasons.
David Driesen, University Professor in the College of Law, is mentioned in a WBGH (Binghamton, N.Y.) report for his participation in the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. He also authored a Post-Standard column on President Obama withdrawing a draft Environmental Protection Agency rule that would tighten air quality standards for urban smog under the Clean Air Act.
Joanne Lenweaver, director of the Whitman School WISE Women’s Business Center at the South Side Innovation Center, is quoted in a YNN report on women entrepreneurs joining the workforce.
Michael Veley, director and chair, Department of Sport Management in the Falk College, was interviewed by 9WSYR about the ACC expansion involving SU and Pittsburgh in a story that aired September 19.
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