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: Wednesday, May 9
SU NEWS AND EVENTS COVERAGE
The Huffington Post previewed the 2012 college graduation speakers, including Aaron Sorkin ’83, who will deliver the Commencement address to SU and SUNY-ESF on Sunday, May 13. The article also mentions Sorkin Week, SU’s weeklong immersion experience for VPA drama and film students to meet with professionals working in all facets of the entertainment industry.
Statistics from Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) are cited in Thomson Reuters, Mother Jones, Fire Dog Lake, and Denver Post articles on the deportation of immigrant criminals. Additionally, a Huffington Post story on whistleblowers; a Newsweek “Daily Beast” story on financial fraud prosecutions; and a Greenwich Time (Conn.) story on the review of Ecuadorian Sara Martinez’s deportation case also referenced TRAC data.
Yahoo reported on new collaboration between the White House and New York City’s Bloomberg administration for connecting veterans and their families to necessary services, announced on board the U.S.S. Intrepid at the Robin Hood Veterans Summit. The article noted the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) also presented its “Leading Practices” work at the conference on Intrepid and will partner with Robin Hood, a private funder of antipoverty programs, and McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm, to distribute the IVMF veteran-focused toolkit or employers.
A CNY Central report on Tuesday’s fund-raising breakfast for the Syracuse Ronald McDonald House notes that Syracuse University football coach Doug Marrone was the keynote speaker.
Kevin Noble Maillard, associate professor in the College of Law, discusses Republican family values on Minnesota Public Radio’s “Daily Circuit.” An audio link is available here.
Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Televison and Popular Culture in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, is quoted in a South Florida Sun-Sentinel story on the “Dancing with the Stars” success of actor William Levy.
Margaret Thompson, associate professor of history in the Maxwell School and College of Arts and Sciences, commented on presidential campaigning and politics for a 9WSYR (watch clip) preview of President Obama’s visit to Albany.
George Theoharis, associate professor in the School of Education, is quoted in a WRVO segment on local school budgets and cuts.
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