Syracuse University put on a big welcome back for alumni and friends during Orange Central over the weekend. The annual homecoming and reunion event hosted more than 50 engaging programs for alumni to reconnect with friends and the University, and…
SU in the News: Thursday, May 24
SU NEWS AND EVENTS COVERAGE
A Huffington Post blog entry on how businesses are backing veterans by putting them to work references the Business Case for Hiring a Veteran: Beyond the Clichés issued in March by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families. The blog includes a question and answer session with Stephen Robinson, Prudential vice president of external affairs, about how the company is reinventing ways in which industry can support those who have served. Robinson references the IVMF business case in his commentary. The blog is part of a Memorial Day series that examines how corporate America is finding new ways to help veterans.
A Washington Post compilation of highlights from recent commencement speeches includes an excerpt from the 2012 Syracuse University Commencement address delivered by Aaron Sorkin ’83, also linking to the full text. Also, Sorkin’s SU address is included in a Guardian (U.K.) story about the best commencement speeches of 2012.
A Mashable report on the launch of Microsoft’s So.cl platform notes SU as one of the select group of universities where the project was beta tested.
A week of academic collaboration between students from Syracuse University and the University of Kashmir was previewed by the Greater Kashmir newspaper in Srinagar, India.
The Sacramento Bee reported Jason Fridley, assistant professor of biology at The College of Arts and Sciences, a recipient of the 2012 Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists, one of four faculty winners.
The Central New York Business Journal reported on the continued support from Carrier Corp. for the Sustainable Enterprise Partnership (SEP), launching a LEED® boot camp program for Syracuse University graduate students.
The election of David M. Crane L’80, professor of practice in the College of Law, as chairman of the board of the Robert H. Jackson Center in Chautauqua County was reported in the Post-Journal (Jamestown, N.Y.). Jackson served as a Supreme Court Justice from 1941 to 1954 and helped establish international legal principles as chief prosecutor at the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany after World War II. Crane served from 2002-05 as founding Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, an international war crimes tribunal, appointed by Secretary General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan.
The Daily News (Batavia, N.Y.) reported on Raymond Toenniessen, IVMF director of operations and development, addressing a group of Albion school system honor students at convocation ahead of their high school graduation. Toenniessen is a graduate of the Albion school system.
Two Post-Standard articles about training for the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team in the 2012 Olympic Games in London this summer noted that SU Men’s Basketball Coach Jim Boeheim will be an assistant coach for the USA Olympic team and Assistant Coach Mike Hopkins will co-head coach the USA Select Team, which provides competition for the Olympic squad. Although this will be Boeheim’s fifth and final time coaching for the Olympic Games, he plans to continue serving with the USA Basketball’s Selection Committee.
A recent “Jams for Slams” donation to the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation by Tops Friendly Markets and Syracuse University Athletics was reported by YNN. The donation was tied to the number of slam dunks made in the Carrier Dome during the 2011 men’s regular basketball season.
A Post-Standard editorial argued that the death of Pan Am Flight 103 convicted bomber Adelbaset al-Megrahi does not bring closure to the families that lost loved ones in the tragedy.
A Post-Standard “Consider This” feature on the Onondaga Historical Association Museum’s political cartoon exhibition, “Take No Prisoners,” notes Syracuse University as a source for some of the materials on display.
David Cay Johnston, distinguished visiting lecturer in the College of Law, appeared on the MSNBC “Ed Show” Wednesday (sixth segment) to discuss the growth of federal spending under President Obama and four prior presidents, and the expatriation by Facebook investor Eduardo Saverin to Singapore, just ahead of the company’s initial public offering.
Roy Gutterman, associate professor of communications law and journalism and director of the Tully Center for Free Speech at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, is quoted in an Internet Evolution article on search engine companies and editorial judgment, and in a Daily Dot story about personal privacy and posting of anonymous Internet audio files.
Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, is quoted on the culture of reality television in a Western Mail (Wales, U.K.) story about “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Katherine Jenkins. Recently named runner-up in the American celebrity reality show, Jenkins is from South Wales.
Paula Johnson and Janis McDonald, College of Law professors and co-directors of the Cold Case Justice Initiative, authored a Post-Standard op-ed on the need to address past race-related murders.
Michael Barkun, professor emeritus at the Maxwell School, is quoted on conspiracy theories affecting suburban lifestyles in a Sacramento Bee story about impacts on El Dorado County in California from the 1992 United Nations’ “Agenda 21” framework for sustainable national growth.
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