When international students travel to the United States to learn English, the language barrier is just one of their challenges. Cultural differences like being overwhelmed in the grocery store, being embarrassed about not tipping a server (there is no tipping…
SU in the News: Tuesday, February 21
SU NEWS AND EVENTS COVERAGE
The Score (Canada) highlighted men’s basketball student-athlete Kris Joseph and his work with the children in the Bernice M. Wright Child Development Laboratory School (BMW) in the Falk College. Daria Webber, BMW director, is quoted.
Syracuse University is mentioned in an NPR “Only a Game” report about “Elevate,” the film documentary on young men from Senegal who want to play basketball in the United States. SU is one of several colleges where alumni from the SEED Academy in Senegal come to play basketball.
Statistics from SU’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) are cited in a New York Times article about rates of crime and prosecution on Indian lands.
A Los Angeles Times story announcing finalists for the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes includes “Devotions” (University of Chicago Press), a book of poetry by Bruce Smith, professor of English in The College of Arts and Sciences.
An article in the Hamilton Spectator (Ontario, Canada) on the executive education program at McMaster University notes the program is collaborative with the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications executive master’s degree program in communications management.
SU is mentioned in a MediaShift article on the proliferation of college and university memes.
The Little Free Libraries collaborative project in Syracuse is featured in a Library Journal report on micro-libraries. The project was launched by Near Westside residents, the School of Information Studies (iSchool), the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the SU Office of Community Engagement and Economic Development.
The SU South Side Innovation Center (SSIC) created by the Whitman School of Management is featured in the Post-Standard 2012 Progress Edition education section. Bruce Kingma, associate provost for entrepreneurship and innovation, and Bob Herz, SSIC director, are quoted. Highlighted companies and entrepreneurs who worked with SSIC include East Environmental Group Inc., Every Body Bras and Intimates, Excel Martial Arts Training Center, Funk ‘n Waffles, Suzy Koontz, Promise Me Chocolate and Thermal Bar Inc. Also noted in the edition are the Syracuse Student Sandbox at the Syracuse Technology Garden and the Entrepreneurship Engagement Fellows sponsored by SU.
The Burton Blatt Institute (BBI), and University Professor Peter Blanck, chairman of BBI, are highlighted in a Post-Standard article on courthouse renovations in Madison County, the last county in New York to make its courthouse accessible to people with disabilities.
A Syracuse.com “Best Bets” item previewed this evening’s performance by Bruce Stevens on the historic Holtkamp organ in the Rose and Jules R. Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College.
A Post-Standard story on preservation of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion church building on Fayette Street notes the role of Marilyn Higgins, SU vice president for community engagement and economic development, in attempts to stabilize the structure of the oldest American church in Syracuse.
The Post-Standard reported on a “Get Healthy CNY” campaign launched by Newhouse students, focusing on the cost and consequences of childhood obesity. The campaign is part of Public Relations Student Society of America challenge.
A Post-Standard “Daily Dose” list on parenting (second item) notes Dyane Watson, instructor the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics’ Department of Marriage and Family Therapy, will keynote a workshop for new parents at the Westcott Community Center March 3.
Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture in the Newhouse School, is quoted in a Monsters and Critics story on cinema nostalgia and the Oscars.
Leonard Burman, the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Professor of Public Affairs at the Maxwell School, authored a Forbes blog post comparing charitable contributions of presidential contenders.
A Los Angeles Times story on innovative job interviewing techniques quotes iSchool graduate student Alyssa Henry.
Thomas Dennison, professor of practice in public administration in the Maxwell School, is quoted in the health care section of the Post-Standard 2012 Progress Edition on consolidation among area hospitals and impacts of the federal health care reform law.
John Liddy, SU entrepreneur in residence at the Syracuse Technology Garden and director of the Syracuse Student Sandbox program, authored a list of tips for entrepreneurs in the Post-Standard 2012 Progress Edition entrepreneur section.
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