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SU in the News: Thursday, May 31
SU NEWS AND EVENTS COVERAGE
Owen Shapiro, professor of art, design, and transmedia at the College of Visual and Performing Arts, spoke on ABC News with Christiane Amanpour, about the life of Syracuse University graduate student Bassel Al Shahade, a Fulbright Scholar and native of Damascus, Syria, who was killed in Homs, Syria, while working as a citizen journalist. Other national and international news coverage includes NPR’s “All Things Considered,” Associated Press, New York Times, MSNBC, The Guardian (UK), Chronicle of Higher Education, Daily Star (Lebanon), Washington Post, CNN “Headline News,” Democracy Now and WCBS Radio in New York City.
The Post-Standard, Eagle Newspapers, WRVO, CNY Central, 9WSYR, and YNN reported on the Say Yes to Education four-year progress report, which was issued at a Wednesday event at McKinley-Brighton Elementary School. Sean Kirst’s Post-Standard column focused on “The promise of Say Yes: ‘Something else out there for me’.” And the Post-Standard also previewed Wednesday’s event.
A spring article in Variety highlighted SU’s LA Semester program, and Sorkin Week, as ways that colleges are immersing students in the television and entertainment industries.
Canada.com previewed a live chat about the significance of the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album. The chat will feature academics from both the United States and Canada, including David Yaffe, assistant professor of English in The College of Arts and Sciences.
An article on Interviewing.com on helping veterans transition to the civilian workforce cites the monthly Employment Situation of Veterans report by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families.
The Post-Standard reported on today’s event at ArtRage Gallery—marking the second edition of the Salt City Slam—at which Arthur Flowers, professor of creative writing in The College of Arts and Sciences, will be a featured poet.
The Post-Standard article, “The Connective Corridor Starts to Take Shape” included reporting on the reopening of Forman Park as a milestone toward completion of the Connective Corridor. Other news coverage of this morning’s Forman Park ceremony included YNN, WAER, WRVO.
Eagle News reported on SU’s Susannah Sayler, VPA assistant professor of art photography in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Department of Transmedia, and Maarten Jacobs, director of the Near Westside Initiative, taking part in a public art funding panel.
David M. Crane L’80, professor of practice in the College of Law, spoke with “To The Point,” Warren Olney’s show on NPR stations nationwide, about the sentencing of Charles Taylor for war crimes. Crane was also quoted in the BBC, VOA, and Associated Press.
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