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SU in the News: Thursday, August 19, 2010

August 19, 2010


Local and regional coverage of yesterday’s arrival of Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicles at the SyracuseCoE for the Clean Communities of CNY demonstration program includes reports by Your News Now (YNN) and articles in the Sun Herald (Biloxi, Miss.) and Post-Standard. Photos of Ed Bogucz, executive director of SyracuseCoE, and Kate Hammer, Syracuse University community relations associate, are in the Post-Standard photo gallery. SU, SyracuseCoE and CuseCar are leadership partners in the program.

An upcoming presentation by Anne Beffel, associate professor of art in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, at California State University, Chico on teaching art with contemplative practices was noted in a Chico News & Review article about mindfulness on campus.

The Post-Standard and WSYR-TV reported on presentations by local college student entrepreneurs for the Syracuse Student Sandbox program “Demo Day” at Syracuse Technology Garden.

Scotsman Press reported on the Freedom by Design ramp project built by School of Architecture students for East Syracuse resident Deborah Thornton through the SU chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students group.

The Post-Standard reported briefly on a planned performance by Branford Marsalis during Family Weekend at SU.


Maarten Jacobs, director of the Near Westside Initiative, was interviewed on the WCNY “Central Issues” program about economic and residential developments in the neighborhood, including ProLiteracy’s move and SALT District events. Jacobs also discussed the Neighborhood Block Party planned for today at Skiddy Park.

Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, is quoted in a New York Times News Service article on American ensemble movies and in a Chicago Daily Herald story about a potential switch for former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich into a media career.


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