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SU in the News: Wednesday, October 26
SU NEWS AND EVENTS COVERAGE
Universe Today, Science Daily, PhysOrg, United Press International, e! Science News, and Astrobiology Magazine reported on the research by Suzanne Baldwin, professor of Earth Sciences in The College of Arts and Sciences, and Joseph Kula, research associate and corresponding author for the study, on the mineral jarosite and its use as an indicator for the presence of water on Mars and Earth.
PhysOrg highlighted the ongoing research in The College of Arts & Sciences’ Department of Chemistry that uses gold nanoparticles as a more efficient carrier of chemotherapy drug molecules.
A recent Forbes article on which schools/stocks had the best returns during university-sponsored stock pick competitions recognized the performance of the Orange Value Fund and its picks. The OVF is managed by a select group of finance students in the Whitman School of Management.
Statistics compiled by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC ) are cited in a Triangle Business Journal (subscription required) article on criminal prosecutions in federal judicial districts of North Carolina.
Business2Community.com mentions that SU has the most active Twitter account among many of America’s colleges and universities.
EarthTechling highlighted the news that the SyracuseCoE earned a LEED Platinum rating, the highest certification awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council.
The Green Bay Press-Gazette interviewed Gustav Niebuhr, associate professor of religion and media in The College of Arts and Sciences and Newhouse School. Niebuhr spoke recently at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis., as part of The Norman Miller Lecture in Public Understanding.
The Post-Standard reported on possible plans for College of Visual and Performing Arts alumnus Aaron Sorkin ’83 to do a screenplay based on the recently released Steve Jobs biography.
The Post-Standard reported that Grant Reeher, professor of political science in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, was selected to serve as moderator for the Syracuse Common Council forum.
The Post-Standard reviewed Syracuse Stage’s “The Boys Next Door.”
Eric Kingson, professor in the Falk College’s School of Social Work, appeared on C-SPAN as part of his address to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging. Kingson is also quoted in a Politico article on proposed smaller future increases to Social Security payments.
Amanda Nicholson, professor of retail practice in the Whitman School of Management, provided examples of ways startups can make the most of the fourth quarter for a Wall Street Journal article on how startup retailers and those in the retail sector face the challenge of a busier-than-normal fourth quarter and holiday season.
Menachem Z. Rosensaft, distinguished visiting lecturer at Syracuse University College of Law, authored an op-ed in Jewish Week on the intersection of faith and political campaigns for leadership.
Leonard Burman, the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Professor of Public Affairs at the Maxwell School, authored a Forbes commentary on the optional alternative flat tax. He is also quoted in Marketwatch, Bloomberg, CNBC, TIME, Economist, and in the Dallas Morning News on this tax proposal by Texas Governor Rick Perry.
The Christian Science Monitor quotes Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, on President Barack Obama’s appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Thompson also spoke with NPR’s “All Things Considered” about the Republican candidates’ approach to media campaigns this year, and with WSYR-AM, discussing Fox News ratings and market share.
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