Shortly after Robert “Robbie” Robinson became the University’s chief of public safety in October 1993, he had a “chance encounter” with James K. Duah-Agyeman, who was then the director of the Center for Academic Achievement in the Division of Student…
SU in the News: Friday, November 18
SU NEWS AND EVENTS COVERAGE
Chancellor Nancy Cantor issued a campus message that addressed the ESPN story on allegations dating back to the 1980s and 1990s against associate head men’s basketball coach Bernie Fine. The story was reported on by major news outlets and news wires.
The Washington Post‘s “Innovations” blog profiled David Falk among the 11 leading philanthropists that the Washington Post spoke with about their approach to charitable giving. In 2011, David Falk and his wife, Rhonda, committed $15 million to SU for the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.
New York Times and Los Angeles Times reports on falling rates of federal prosecutions for financial institution fraud cite data from Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). The Washington Post‘s “Wonkblog” features a chart of TRAC information to display how prosecutions for financial-institution fraud have plummeted in the last decade. TRAC statistics are also referenced in KALW News (San Francisco) and Firedoglake.com. And a Washington Post opinion column on the next steps for the Occupy Wall Street movement also cites TRAC.
The Ithaca Journal reported briefly on the expansion of the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV), founded in 2007 at the Whitman School of Management and operated by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), to Cornell University. Also, a follow-up blog in Stars and Stripes to a September interview with an Army veteran and entrepreneur mentions the EBV as a positive example of a class on entrepreneurship available to men and women in uniform.
Mike Haynie, executive director of IVMF and Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Whitman School, authored an op-ed in The Huffington Post on how an apparent lack of empathy and understanding might spell the end of an all-volunteer military in this country. With more than half of Americans surveyed in a recent Pew Study reporting that 10 years of war has had no real impact on their daily lives, Haynie writes about how an experience on a recent business trip illustrated this disconnect in the American public with the servicemen and women who have voluntarily served our nation in the post-9/11 decade. Haynie also appeared on “Focus: Well Being” on WCNY to discuss the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, along with Gerald R. Garritillo of Marcellus, N.Y., an EBV-Syracuse University 2008 graduate and U.S. Air Force veteran.
The Frederick News Post (Maryland) profiled the living work of Sam Van Aken, associate professor of sculpture in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Department of Art.
IT World highlights SU’s Green Data Center, as well as a previous interview with Christopher Sedore, SU’s vice president of information technology and chief information officer.
The Post-Standard featured Hall of Famer Floyd Little ’67, special assistant to the athletics director in SU Athletics, speaking to students at Morrisville State with suggestions for success in college.
A 9WSYR report on hospital hygiene focuses on Helios Innovative Technologies, Inc., a medical device company using ultraviolet light technology to sterilize equipment. The company, founded by Luis Romo, a graduate student in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, along with other former and current SU students, was developed in the Syracuse Student Sandbox, a part of the Raymond von Dran Innovation and Disruptive Entrepreneurship Accelerator. The Sandbox is sponsored at SU by the iSchool, VPA and the Whitman School, and through an Enitiative award. John Liddy, Entrepreneur in Residence at the Sandbox, is quoted.
Joseph Riposo, part-time instructor in VPA’s Setnor School of Music, was featured in a Syracuse New Times report on recipients of 2011 Syracuse Area Music Awards. This is the second SAMMY for Riposo, director of jazz studies at SU.
A photo of the “The Molting of Walt” public sculpture by Brendan Rose, Syracuse public artist in residence, appeared in a Post-Standard photo of the day. Students from VPA’s industrial design class partnered with the city’s Public Artist in Residence program.
The Post-Standard previewed the lecture by Jamesville native Ben Burtt Jr., an award-winning Hollywood sound expert who spoke at the kick-off of the Film Talk Series, a collaboration with the Syracuse International Film Festival.
The Post-Standard featured the progress of the TV pilot “Upstate,” proposed by Thomas Seeley, adjunct professor in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Dona Hayes, chair of the broadcast and digital journalism program in the Newhouse School, is quoted in an Associated Press article on alumnus Bob Costas’ interview with Jerry Sandusky on NBC’s “Rock Center.”
College of Arts and Sciences student Krystie Yandoli authored a blog post in The Nation on feminism and the Occupy movements, and related media depictions and public perceptions.
William Ward, professor of practice in the Newhouse School, commented in the Kansas City Star on the online corkboard, Pinterest.
John Torrens, assistant professor of entrepreneurial practice in the Whitman School, is quoted in the Wall Street Journal on startups that raise cash on crowd-funding sites.
Canada’s National Post quotes Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture in the Newhouse School, on the fantasy behind superheroes in popular culture. Thompson is also quoted in the New York Post on radio personality Howard Stern.
Carrie Garrow, adjunct professor in the College of Law and executive director of the Center for Indigenous Law, Governance and Citizenship, authored a Post-Standard op-ed on justice and Indian nations.
Grant Reeher, professor of political science in the Maxwell School, is quoted in a Post-Standard story about how candidates with a new bipartisan political group helped to end Republican control of the town board in the Town of Lysander.
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