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: Thursday, January 5, 2012
SU NEWS AND EVENTS COVERAGE
A Gannett Wire Service story reported on Syracuse University’s participation in the Summer Jobs+ program, announced by the White House on Thursday to provide summer jobs for 180,000 young people between the ages of 16 and 24. The White House announcement details SU’s role and partnership with CNY Works.
The Post-Standard reported on the South Side Innovation Center (SSIC) running a pilot program next year aimed at helping entrepreneurs start businesses in the clean energy sector. Chancellor Nancy Cantor is quoted. Also, the Business Incubator Association of New York State website featured the SSIC program, newly funded by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.
Stories on NPR‘s “All Things Considered” and in the Boston Globe about fighting fraud cases in healthcare cite statistics from SU’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC). Data from TRAC is also cited in a San Antonio Express story on RICO prosecutions, and in a Las Vegas Review-Journal article on backlogs in pending immigration deportation cases.
Shape Magazine featured research news by chemist Rob Doyle in The College of Arts and Sciences on the use of vitamin B12 to orally deliver an appetite-suppressing hormone.
Data on veteran unemployment compiled by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families was cited in an Albany Times Union article on the high unemployment rate among young veterans returning to the civilian workforce post-service.
Stories in Agence Presse France and on the Psych Central website about restrictive diets and depression note research in a study published in “Chronic Illness,” co-authored by Danielle Arigo, a graduate student in The College of Arts and Sciences, on psychiatric impacts for women with celiac disease.
A Billboard.biz item on proposed federalization of copyrights for sound recordings made before 1972 mentions K. Matthew Dames, copyright and information policy adviser at SU Library.
The Post-Standard reported on Ludacris and Rick Ross headlining the Rock the Dome Concert on Feb. 2.
9WSYR’s “Bridge Street” program featured two segments on social media: the first (view clip) with Kate Brodock, executive director of digital & social media at SU, addressed the value of Twitter and how to get started; and the second (view clip) with Brodock and Dan Klamm, assistant director of digital & social media at SU, focused on branding and career opportunities using social media.
A Post-Standard end-of-year review of area theater productions highlighted several Syracuse Stage and Department of Drama presentations.
A Post-Standard editorial featured comments by Mark Nerenhausen, professor of practice in art and music histories in The College of Arts and Sciences and founding director of the Janklow Arts Leadership Program; and Josh Dekaney, part-time instructor in VPA’s Setnor School of Music. Nerenhausen and Dekaney appeared at a recent Thursday Morning Roundtable to talk about the challenges and opportunities facing the arts.
Rick Burton, the David B. Falk Professor of Sport Management Rick in the Falk College, is quoted in Bloomberg on NBA player Dwight Howard and his brand potential in different media markets.
Mehrzad Boroujerdi, director of the Middle Eastern Studies Program in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and The College of Arts and Sciences, is quoted in a New York Times article on Iran’s upcoming parliamentary elections. Boroujerdi was also interviewed by 9WSYR about the Strait of Hormuz being a transportation choking point that is affecting gas prices locally.
Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, is quoted in Reuters and Red Orbit stories on celebrities and their Twitter troubles in 2011. He also spoke with WHAM in Rochester, and is quoted in Rochester’s Democrat & Chronicle about how social media affects corporate decision making. And, he is quoted in an American Public Media “Marketplace” segment on NPR about the anticipated summer ending of the “Martha Stewart Show” on the Hallmark channel. A podcast is available here.
A report on Salt Lake City’s KSL News (view clip) and a story in North County Times in San Diego on obese older adults at risk for disabling falls mentions an study co-authored by Christine Himes, professor of sociology in the Maxwell School, and recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Also, Himes is quoted in a Los Angeles Times blog post, Reuters and Imassera News (Edmonton, Canada) on the topic.
UPI, Washington Post, Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, Texas) and Columbus Dispatch articles reported on a recent study by Gary Engelhardt, professor of economics at the Maxwell School, on negative home-selling sentiment.
Stuart Thorson, professor of political science and international relations at the Maxwell School, co-authored an op-ed on the Partnership for a Secure America website about “science diplomacy” and North Korea with transition in the country’s leadership. The piece notes SU’s work on digital libraries with Kim Chaek University of Science and Technology in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang over the past 10 years.
Maxwell School graduate student Daniel R. DePetris authored an op-ed in the International Affairs Review on post-conflict transition in Libya.
Anthony Rotolo, assistant professor of practice in the School of Information Studies (iSchool), is quoted in a Washington Post story on Twitter and hashtags humor. The Christian Science Monitor also quotes Rotolo about families using social media to connect over holidays.
Leonard Burman, the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Professor of Public Affairs at the Maxwell School, is mentioned in Equity Master for his recent Bloomberg quotes on tax and spending policy.
A Willamette Week year-in-review editorial notes the “9 Things the Rich Don’t Want You to Know About Taxes” article by David Cay Johnston, istinguished visiting lecturer in the SU College of Law, ranked as the newspaper’s most read article of the year and was picked up by 39 other weekly papers around the country.
Menachem Z. Rosensaft, distinguished visiting lecturer at SU College of Law, authored a Huffington Post op-ed on misuses of Holocaust imagery.
Mark Robbins, dean of the School of Architecture, is quoted in the Syracuse New Times on WCNY’s move to the Near Westside.
Kheli R. Willetts, assistant professor of African American Studies at The College of Arts and Sciences and executive director of Community Folk Art Center (CFAC), authored a guest column in the Post-Standard on enjoying everyday beauty in Central New York.
YNN spoke with Jeffrey Stonecash, professor of political science in the Maxwell School and College of Arts and Sciences, for a preview of the State of the State address.
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