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SU in the News: Friday, August 14, 2009

August 14, 2009

William Banks, Board of Advisors Distinguished Professor and director of the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism in the College of Law and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, was interviewed by Al Jazeera television about the possible compassionate release of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi.  Syracuse University was mentioned in several national and international news stories, and a statement from Syracuse University on the pending situation was included in an Agence France-Presse wire story.

David M. Crane, professor of practice in the College of Law, was interviewed by Correio Brazililense (Brazil) for a column on his experience with war crime prosecutions.

KBTX-TV (Texas) reported on the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) at Texas A&M. The EBV was created at the Whitman School of Management at SyracuseUniversity in 2007.

Robert Thompson, director of the BleierCenter for Television and Popular Culture in the S.I.NewhouseSchool of Public Communications, commented on the future of the "Jon and Kate Plus 8" television show in US Magazine.  

Research by David Weinbaum, associate professor of finance in the Whitman School of Management, was posted to a HarvardLawSchool blog on corporate governance and financial regulation.

The Post-Standard, WSYR-TV, CNY Central, News 10 Now, and WAER reported on Thursday's visit by President Obama's Energy Advisor Carol Browner to the Syracuse CoE.

Eagle Newspapers reported on the president of the Camillus Fire Department stepping down to begin full-time graduate studies at the School of Information Studies.

Gary Pieples, visiting assistant professor and clinic director of the Securities Arbitration and Consumer Clinic in the College of Law, was part of a Thursday news conference on local mortgage fraud, which was covered by WSYR-TV, WAER and the Post-Standard.

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