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: Wednesday, October 5
SU NEWS AND EVENTS COVERAGE
Syracuse University Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) statistics are cited in an Associated Press article on cuts and reassignments of prosecutors in the U.S. Department of Justice. TRAC data is also mentioned in a Portland Press Herald (Portland, Maine) story on the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, an area group assisting asylum seekers.
Broadway World previewed the upcoming Stone Canoe literary showcase in New York City.
The Post-Standard Stars magazine reviewed “Drawn to Paint: The Art of Jerome Witkin” at the SUArt Galleries and XL Projects.
The “Healthy Monday” campaigns developed by SU alumnus Sid Lerner were featured inYNN and Post-Standard reports, noting the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications as the first adopter of the campaigns. A Post-Standard editorial also highlighted the announcement of the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at the Maxwell School.
A Post-Standard editorial notes the SyracuseCoE achieving Platinum-level LEED® certification.
A Post-Standard feature highlighted two SU alumnae, Donna Shalala G’70 and Kathrine Switzer ’68, being inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, N.Y. Shalala is former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and now president of the University of Miami, and Switzer was the first woman to complete the Boston Marathon in 1967, later becoming a TV broadcaster and running advocate.
The Post-Standard, 9WSYR and YNN reported that M&T Bank will donate the former Syracuse Symphony Orchestra’s sheet music-considered to be a valuable asset-to VPA’s Setnor School of Music.
Also, the Post-Standard Stars magazine “Encore” section makes note of Patrick Jones, director of the Setnor School of Music in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA); Daniel Hege, VPA professor of practice; the Syracuse Youth Orchestra and the Syracuse Youth String Orchestra, and their respective conductors, James Tapia, director of orchestral activities at Setnor, and VPA instructor Muriel Bodley; La Casita Cultural Center; and Syracuse Stage. Also, a photo of Inmaculada Lara-Bonilla, assistant professor of Spanish in The College of Arts and Sciences and La Casita co-founder and director, appeared in the section.
Rachel May, sustainability education coordinator at SU, co-authored a Post-Standard opinion column on how the Central New York region can capitalize on the green, energy-saving ideas modeled in other regions.
The SU Warehouse is mentioned in a Saturday Post-Standard column on regionally authentic architecture.
Syracuse.com reviewed the VPA Department of Drama presentation of “The Cradle Will Rock.”
Syracuse.com briefly highlighted Children’s Book Week activities at the SU Bookstore in the Schine Student Center.
Wayne Franits, professor of art history in The College of Arts and Sciences, was cited in the Art Daily electronic journal announcement of the Vermeer based show in Cambridge.
John M. Torrens, assistant professor of entrepreneurial practice in the Whitman School of Management, is quoted in a Business News Daily article on creating clear business plans.
David Cay Johnston, distinguished visiting lecturer in the College of Law, appeared on MSNBC’s “Ed Show” to discuss the myth that highest incomes pay the highest tax rates. Also, a Johnston commentary on jobs, free trade and the income gap between men and women posted in a Truthdig Radio segment; his Reuters column on gender income inequity is cited in a Caledonia Patch (Wis.) report; and a Rochester Democrat & Chronicle editorial on millionaires and taxes cites his Reuters column on tax evasion in New York State.
Syracuse iSchool Professor David Lankes is quoted in the Christian Science Monitor on Amazon’s new Kindle Fire tablet, and on rising circulation in a Times Herald (Port Huron, Mich.) story about St. Clair County libraries.
Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture in the Newhouse School, is quoted in ESPN on the NBA lockout.
Len Burman, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Professor of Public Affairs in the Maxwell School is quoted in a CNN Money story on taxes, jobs and rhetoric, and authored Forbes blog posts on the Buffet Rule and on health insurance mandates.
Lynn Greenky, assistant professor of communication and rhetorical studies in VPA, is quoted in a Washington Post article on an ad campaign to build support in Maryland for marriage equality.
Rick Burton, the David B. Falk Professor of Sport Management in the Falk College, co-authored a column on market research, “How can sports compete for the hearts, minds of youth?” in the September 26 edition of the Sports Business Journal (subscription required).
Mark Monmonier, distinguished professor of geography at the Maxwell School, is quoted on racially offensive location names in a Washington Post story on presidential candidate Rick Perry’s family hunting camp. Monmonier’s 2006 book on offensive place names is also referenced in a Slate article.
Mara Sapon-Shevin, professor of inclusive education in the teaching and leadership department of the School of Education, is referenced in an Atlanta Journal-Constitution blog discussion on affluent parents and education programs for gifted children.
Grant Reeher, professor of political science in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, is quoted in a YNN report on a Syracuse encampment in support of Occupy Wall Street.
Thomas Dennison, professor of practice in public administration in the Maxwell School, is quoted in a Post-Standard story on the health threat posed by Clostridium difficile infections.
Anthony Rotolo, assistant professor of practice in the School of Information Studies (iSchool) commented on the increasing frequency of technology upgrades in a 9WSYR (watch clip) report on Apple’s release of the new iPhone 4S and growth in the used cell phone market.
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