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: Monday, March 12
SU NEWS AND EVENTS COVERAGE
NBC Nightly News included images of Syracuse’s first Little Free Library in a story on the trend of “Take a Book, Return a Book” informal libraries catching on across the country and the world. The repurposed pay-telephone housing of the Little Free Library on Gifford Street and another image of community leaders and Syracuse University students who partnered on the project were part of a more comprehensive story about how the idea of small-scale book exchange is becoming an increasingly popular community phenomenon. In Syracuse, the project is a collaborative effort among the SU School of Information Studies (iSchool), the College of Visual and Performing Arts, the Office of Community Engagement and Economic Development, and residents of the Near Westside neighborhood.
Stars and Stripes reported on the recent business case for hiring a veteran issued by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), which makes the argument that skills developed as part of active-duty training make our nation’s veterans invaluable workers in a civilian business environment. Also, Mike Haynie, executive director of IVMF and Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Whitman School of Management, commented in a New York Daily News article on veteran entrepreneurship as part of the publication’s Hire Me! Veterans series.
A Huffington Post slideshow feature includes SU among college campuses with abundant school spirit.
An Angling Trade article about public fishing access references the Syracuse Law Review journal article by third-year SU College of Law student Nathaniel Amendola which outlines the legal concept of “givings” relative to private fishing preserves and state-stocked waterways.
Saturday’s Post-Standard reviewed the Syracuse Stage production of “Red,” a drama about abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko.
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 UPI article on interpreting responses by Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei to talk about war with Iran.
Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, is quoted in a New York Times story about aging actors endorsing reverse mortgages. The quote by Thompson is also referenced in an article on the topic in The Independent (U.K.).
Susan Long, co-director of the SU Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), is quoted in a Dallas Morning News (subscription required) article on disparity in drug sentencing by federal judges in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Anthony Rotolo, assistant professor of practice in the iSchool, is quoted in a Post-Standard article about growing local and regional uses of Pinterest.
David Rubin, professor and dean emeritus at the Newhouse School, authored a guest column in Saturday’s Post-Standard about warm winters in the Syracuse area.
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