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Two events planned to pay tribute to Professor Bill Glavin

September 03, 2010

Wendy S. Loughlin
(315) 443-2785

The Newhouse School will host two events this fall to honor the life and teaching legacy of the late professor Bill Glavin.

The first, a cocktail reception, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 6-8 p.m. at Syracuse University Lubin House in New York City.

glavinThe second, a panel discussion, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 5:30 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3. Panelists include three of Glavin’s former students—Joseph D’Agnese ’86, Allison Glock G’91 and Pete Thamel ’99—as well as one of his friends and former classmates and colleagues, Nancy Griffin. David Rubin, dean emeritus of the Newhouse School, will serve as moderator. A reception will follow.

D’Agnese is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and This Old House. He has been published extensively in Discover and Seed and Wired, and was twice named to the annual anthology “Best American Science Writing.” He’s the author of the children’s picture book “Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci” (Henry Holt & Co., 2010).

Glock is a senior staff writer for ESPN magazine and the first woman to have a cover story for the publication. Her work has appeared in GQ, Esquire, The New Yorker, Men’s Journal, Rolling Stone, Maxim, Marie Claire, Oprah Magazine, Food & Wine, Elle, Garden & Gun and The New York Times Sunday Magazine. Her work was included in the annual anthology, “The Best American Sports Writing,” and she is a recipient of the 2004 Whiting Writers’ Award. She is the author of the memoir “Beauty Before Comfort ” (Knopf, 2003).

Thamel covers college sports for The New York Times. He previously covered college sports for, ESPN Magazine, the Syracuse Post-Standard and The Daily Orange.

Griffin is editor of the Gulf of Main Times and the author of “Making Whoopies: The Official Whoopie Pie Book” (Down East Books, 2010) and “Maine 101: Everything You Wanted to Know About Maine and Were Going To Ask Anyway” (MacIntyre Purcell Publishing Co., 2009). As a freelance writer, she has written for the Boston Globe, The Free Press in Maine and the Hartford Courant. She also taught workshops in writing, newsletter writing and editing, and desktop publishing for the University of Maine–Augusta. She worked with Glavin on the college paper at Northeastern University and at the Boston Globe.

Both events are open to all friends and former students of Glavin; R.S.V.P. to Jean Brooks at (315) 443-5711 or

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