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: Friday, July 6
SU NEWS AND EVENTS COVERAGE
Syracuse University is highlighted in a MSNBC article as an institution of higher education offering services to assist student veterans as they face challenges during the transition to college during the post-service life course. Also, a Housatonic Times (Conn.) article on the University of Connecticut’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) mentions the founding of the EBV national consortium at the Whitman School of Management in 2007. The EBV is operated by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). Additionally, the premier issue of U.S. Veterans Magazine features a story on programs offered by SU and the U.S. Small Business Administration to help transitioning service members start, grow and expand their businesses. The article highlights the portfolio of veteran entrepreneurship programs operated by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, including the national EBV; Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship/V-WISE; (founded in 2010 at the Whitman School) and Operation Endure & Grow (founded in 2010 at the Whitman School).
The Post-Standard highlighted the summer “Films Under the Stars” series at the Everson Museum of Art. The series is presented by the Everson, OnCenter, Light Work and Urban Video Project and SU.
Eric Persons, associate vice president of Government and Community Relations, is quoted in Sean Kirst’s Post-Standard column on the need for social capital investments as a way to address the litter problem in Syracuse. Persons joined local officials and citizens at a recent June meeting to discuss a collaborative approach and solution to the problem.
Syracuse.com highlighted that longtime University marshal Sandy Hurd has stepped down from the post after more than a decade.
Oswego County Today reported on SU Project Advance student Matthew Skinner of Oswego winning the Williams Scholarship Award.
Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, is quoted in the Los Angeles Times on the passing of actor Andy Griffith.
Mike Haynie, executive director and founder of the IVMF and Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Whitman School, authored an op-ed in the New York Times “At War” blog on the continued portrayal and perpetuated stigma by some media linking military service to mental illness and violence, even as cultural and military attitudes shift in relation to post-traumatic stress and mental health challenges faced by our nation’s servicemen and women.
Rosalinda Maury, director of research for the IVMF, is quoted in the Palm Beach Post, Post-Bulletin (Minn.) and Stars and Stripes on employment obstacles faced by returning Gulf War era II (post-9/11) veterans and the benefits of hiring vets.
Dana Radcliffe, adjunct faculty member at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, authored a Huffington Post opinion piece on the question of corporations’ moral obligation to follow the law.
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