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, October 17
SU NEWS AND EVENTS COVERAGE
National media attention on the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) and GE partnership through the Get Skills To Work initiative to recognize, recruit and retain veterans in manufacturing, along with the development of a best practices employer toolkit by the IVMF, and results from a survey conducted by the IVMF and GE on veteran transition to civilian careers, includes coverage of note by the Associated Press, Reuters, DOD/American Forces Press Service, Stars and Stripes, Business Wire, and Bloomberg. Also, the Washington Post, Business News Daily and Planet Engineering reported on the partnership. Additional reports include a second piece from Bloomberg on the survey, an op-ed by GE chairman and CEO Jeffery Immelt in The Daily Beast and an OnlineMBA article that quotes IVMF managing director and co-founder James Schmeling. IVMF executive director and founder Mike Haynie is quoted on efforts to translate veterans’ skills for industry employment in a Wall Street Journal article (subscription required) on initiatives by U.S. corporations to assimilate veterans into the workforce. Also, an Associated Press story about veterans as entrepreneurs notes the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities started at SU.
Follow-up media coverage of “Common Ground for Peace” and the “One World Concert” with the Dalai Lama at SU includes a Huffington Post commentary by College of Arts and Sciences senior Krystie Yandoli about love in action and a Fox Business article on bringing people together.
The Associated Press, Chronicle of Higher Education, WIBV (Buffalo), 9WSYR, CNY Central, and Post-Standard covered the announcement that Chancellor Cantor will leave the University in 2014 at the expiration of her contract. Also, a Sunday Post-Standard article reviewed Cantor’s legacy at the University and in the region, and a Post-Standard editorial noted her accomplishments to date.
Associated Press and New York Times reports include SU among the groups proposing to take over federally funded advocacy and legal protection of New York’s disabled persons who are in the care of the state and its nonprofit contractors. Michael Morris, executive director of the Burton Blatt Institute, is quoted.
A WPXI (Pittsburgh, Pa.) news report on students who default on federal education loans cites statistics compiled by SU’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC).
The Times Observer (Warren, Pa.) reported on the panel discussion and Friday night premier of “Liberty under Law: The Robert H. Jackson Story.”
The Syracuse Stage presentation of Moby Dick, opening its 40th anniversary season, was reviewed by the Post-Standard.
The Post-Standard reported on Bahraini journalist and human rights activist Lamees Dhaif coming to the University as recipient of the 2012 Tully Award for Free Speech, presented by the Tully Center for Free Speech in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Eric Kingson, professor, School of Social Work in the Falk College, was interviewed by the Los Angeles Radio Pacifica station for a “Background Briefing” program. Kingson, who served as a policy advisor on two presidential commissions on the future of Social Security, discussed the war on Social Security. A podcast is available here.
Don Dutkowsky, professor of economics at the Maxwell School, is quoted in in a New York Times article on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the rising jobless rate in the state.
Leonard Burman, the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Professor of Public Affairs at the Maxwell School, is quoted in a New York Times article on R. Glenn Hubbard, dean of Columbia Business School and a campaign adviser for presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Kevin Noble Maillard, associate professor in the College of Law, wrote a New York Times “Campaign Stops” segment addressing the gender pay equity question asked of Obama and Romney in Tuesday’s presidential debate.
David Yaffe, assistant professor of English in The College of Arts and Sciences, wrote a Chronicle of Higher Education commentary on teaching the Henry James masterpiece, “The Portrait of a Lady,” and interviewed Steely Dan band member Donald Fagen for the Tablet daily online magazine of Jewish news and culture.
Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture in the Newhouse School, spoke with WTVN-AM radio (Columbus, Ohio) on the fall TV season’s ratings and new shows and the presidential debates and upcoming election. Also, Thompson is quoted in a National Post article on cyberbullying and spoke with Buffalo’s WBEN-AM for a report on presidential debates.
David Rubin, professor and dean emeritus at the Newhouse School, authored a guest column in Saturday’s Post-Standard on the local Congressional race between Green candidate Ursula Rozum, Democrat Dan Maffei and the Republican incumbent, U.S. Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle.