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SU in the News: Monday, November 16, 2009

November 16, 2009

Mehrzad Boroujerdi, director of the Middle Eastern Studies Program in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, is quoted in an Associated Press article on anticipated launch of a new government-backed Iranian news agency called Atlas.

Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, appeared on CNN ’s “Reliable Sources” to discuss Sarah Palin’s new book. He also spoke with CBS radio about cursing in network television and was quoted in a Washington Post article on diversity of programming in Web television. Additionally, Thompson was quoted in a St. Petersburg Times story on political campaigning through social media.

James Watts, professor of religion in The College of Arts and Sciences, and Suzanne Thorin, University Librarian and dean of the Library, are quoted in a Chronicle of Higher Education story on the SU Library’s plan to move some of its print books to a downstate repository.

The new memoir, “Lit,” from Mary Karr, Jesse Truesdell Peck Professor of Literature in The College of Arts and Sciences, was reviewed in New York Times, Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.) and Pittsburgh Tribune Review articles.

Bryce Hand, professor emeritus, is quoted in a Post-Standard story on debate over the process of hydrofracking, drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus shale. Donald Siegel, earth sciences professor in The College of Arts and Sciences, and John Robinson, professor emeritus, will join Hand in a town of Marcellus presentation on the issue.

John P. Gross Jr., practitioner-in-residence in the College of Law, is quoted in a Post-Standard story on one juror’s post-trial comments about the Alan Jones trial and verdict.

Henry Mullins, earth sciences professor in The College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed in a Post-Standard story on his new book about technology and overpopulation.

Robert Colley, associate dean of University College, is quoted in a Sunday Post-Standard article on Syracuse-area art galleries and museums.

The Warehouse and Near West Side Initiative were mentioned in a Post-Standard story on the Red House neighborhood relocation of SubCat Music Studios from Skaneateles.

Scott Lathrop, clinical professor of marketing practice in the Whitman School of Management, is quoted in a Post-Standard article on the marketing of bottle redemption centers.

A photo of SU Remembrance Scholar Shannon McCool accompanies a brief Post-Standard article on the rose-laying ceremony, remembrance for Pan Am flight 103 victims.

The Post-Standard reported briefly on the death of a Syracuse University undergraduate student.

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