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: Monday, January 9
SU NEWS AND EVENTS COVERAGE
The Jan. 6 issue of Ahead of the Bell, a morning report issued by the New York State Stock Exchange (NYSE) mentioned that representatives from the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV), the EBV Foundation and corporate sponsors PepsiCo, Walmart and Humana would visit NYSE to highlight the work the EBV program and foundation are doing in providing cutting-edge training in entrepreneurship to open the door to small business ownership for post-9/11 veterans with service-related disabilities. In honor of the occasion, EBV graduate Elizabeth Perez-Halperin, president and founder of GC Green, a post-9/11 service-disabled veteran-owned green build general contracting and consulting firm, would ring the Closing Bell, joined on the bell podium by EBV founder Mike Haynie, executive director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, fellow EBV program graduates and representatives from the EBV Foundation and corporate sponsors.
A Gannett wire article mentioned Syracuse University’s participation in the Summer Jobs+ program, announced by the White House on Jan. 12 to provide summer jobs for 180,000 young people between the ages of 16 and 24.
Coverage of the New Hampshire primary by S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications students, as part of Professor Charlotte Grimes’ political reporting class, includes reports in the Richmond Times-Dispatch (Va.), Sentinel and Enterprise (Fitchburg, Mass.), Buffalo News, Utica Observer-Dispatch and the Post-Standard.
A roundup in the New York Law Journal notes establishment of the new LL.M. program in American law for students with a foreign law degree at the SU College of Law. Director of the LL.M. program, Aviva Abramovsky, associate dean for special projects and associate professor in the College of Law, is mentioned.
Jared S. Lyon, the newly appointed national program manager for EBV operated by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), was interviewed by WFSU-FM Florida Public Radio Network, the NPR affiliate in Northern Florida and Central Georgia, on his impact on The Florida State University’s environment for student veterans and his subsequent move to the IVMF and the EBV.
Anthony Rotolo, assistant professor of practice in the School of Information Studies (iSchool), is included in the “12 to Watch in 2012” list in the Jan. issue of Central New York magazine.
The Ithaca Journal noted Donald Siegel, professor of earth science in The College of Arts and Sciences, will speak at an Enfield educational lecture session on the gas drilling technique known as hydrofracking, in advance of a town board decision whether to place a ban or moratorium on the process.
Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture in the Newhouse School, is quoted in an NPR story about bricks-and-mortar shops and services feeling pressure from Internet commerce; a Dallas Morning News story on entertainment choices favored by liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans; in an article in The Hill on differences between the 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns; and in a Sacramento Bee story on radio ratings and subsequent shifts in format.
Eric Kingson, professor in the School of Social Work in the Falk College, co-authored an op-ed in The Hill titled “Changing Social Security in the name of stimulus.”
Ed Russell, associate professor of advertising in the Newhouse School, is quoted in a National Catholic Reporter article about an ad campaign welcoming lapsed Catholics back to the church.
Grant Reeher, professor of political science in the Maxwell School, is quoted in a Rochester Democrat & Chronicle report on Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle’s voting record and conservative principles.
Stuart Thorson, professor of political science and international relations at the Maxwell School, authored a Sunday Post-Standard op-ed about implications of Kim Jong Il’s death and the transition of power from father to son, Kim Jong Eun. Thorson, who is the Donald P. and Margaret Curry Gregg Professor and director of the Korean Peninsula Affairs Center at the Maxwell School, noted SU engagement with Kim Chaek University of Science and Technology in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.
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