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SU in the News: Friday, October 26
SU NEWS AND EVENTS COVERAGE
ABC News/Univision and Denver Post reports noted the suit filed by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) under the Freedom of Information Act requesting records on the detention of immigrants.
A Daily Finance article on the 100,000 Jobs Mission and JPMorgan Chase hiring veterans discusses veterans initiatives at SU including the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) and the Veterans Technology Program in the School of Information Studies (iSchool). Mike Haynie, executive director and founder of the IVMF and Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Whitman School, is quoted.
The Stacey Page Online (Milford, Ind.) website reported on the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) at Purdue University, noting the program’s origin at the SU Whitman School of Management in 2007.
An analysis of value versus cost for armored vehicles by Christopher Rohlfs, assistant professor of economics in the Maxwell School, was noted in New York Times, Foreign Affairs and Inside Defense (registration required) reports.
The new book “100 Ideas that Changed Photography” (Laurence King) by Mary Warner Marien, professor of art history emerita in The College of Arts and Sciences, is reviewed in The Atlantic.
WJXT (Jacksonville, Fla.) reported on the “Blocktoberfest” steamroller printing project by Dusty Herbig, assistant professor of printmaking in the Department of Art at the College of Visual and Performing Arts and a visiting artist at Florida State College at Jacksonville.
The Washington Post reviewed “The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use ‘Plain English’ to Rob You Blind” (Portfolio, 2012), the new book by David Cay Johnston, distinguished visiting lecturer in the College of Law. Also, a Journal Inquirer (Manchester, Conn.) story on the sale of public tax credits quotes Johnston.
A KTVK report on the development of chewing gums with health benefits includes a segment on the appetite-suppressing hormone called human PYY, research led by Robert Doyle, associate professor of chemistry in The College of Arts and Sciences.
A Syracuse.com story on an upcoming Alzheimer’s research conference in Central New York notes Stefan Keslacy, assistant professor in the School of Education, will present at the conference. Keslacy is researching the effect of exercise on Alzheimer’s disease.
CNY Central previewed today’s Rose Laying and Remembrance Convocation at SU, the Post-Standard reported on the public display of Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives in Bird Library, and the Scranton Times-Tribune reported on area resident and Remembrance Scholar Juliann Merryman.
An interactive Al Jazeera article on President Obama and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East features responses (fifth item) from Mehrzad Boroujerdi, director of the Middle Eastern Studies Program in the Maxwell School and College of Arts and Sciences.
Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, spoke with WTVN-AM (Columbus, Ohio) on political endorsements by celebrities. Thompson is also quoted in a CNN story about the investigation of BBC star Jimmy Savile and in a USA Today story about Mitt Romney avoiding entertainment shows appearances.
Horace Campbell, professor of African American Studies and political science in The College of Arts and Sciences, authored an All Africa op-ed on American society at a crossroads.
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