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SU in the News: Monday, October 11, 2010

October 11, 2010


The Takeaway, WNYC Radio and Public Radio International’s national morning news program, interviewed Scott Richard Lyons, director of Native American Studies and assistant professor of English in The College of Arts and Sciences, as part of its report on changing views of the Columbus Day holiday. An audio link is available. Also, a Post-Standard preview of the panel discussion, “Legacies of Columbus,” at the Syracuse University College of Law, organized by La Casita Cultural Center and the Native American Studies Department, noted participation by Gladys McCormick, assistant professor of history in the Maxwell School and College of Arts and Sciences, and Silvio Torres-Saillant, English professor in The College of Arts and Sciences.

A Calgary Herald article about dual federal and provincial panels investigating pollution in the Athabasca River from oil sands development in Canada noted that Charles T. Driscoll, University Professor of Environmental Systems Engineering in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science (LCS), is one of the panel scientists monitoring water quality.

Research by Rebecca Bader, assistant professor of biomedical and chemical engineering in LCS, is featured in a Fierce Drug Delivery story about a better drug delivery system for rheumatoid arthritis medications.

Publishers Weekly made note of the keynote address by R. David Lankes, associate professor in the School of Information Studies (iSchool), for the virtual e-books summit by the Library Journal and the School Library Journal. briefly noted the 2010 Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, Ei-ichi Negishi, began his academic career at SU as an assistant professor of chemistry.

A report by WSYR-TV (view video clip) on the “Cotton.From Blue to Green” recycling drive, featured SU student Laura Foti explaining jeans collection strategies.

The Post-Standard Stars magazine features a guide to the 2010 Syracuse International Film Festival and includes an overview of filmmaking written by Owen Shapiro, film professor in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA).

The exhibition, “The Original Art of the Funny Papers,” at VPA’s XL Projects is featured in a Sunday Post-Standard story. John Thompson, professor of illustration in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, is quoted.

The Cui Fei exhibition at The Warehouse Gallery was reviewed in the Post-Standard Stars magazine.


Ralph Zito, professor and chair of VPA’s Department of Drama, is quoted in a Stage Directions article on administration-friendly theater programs.

Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, is quoted in the Washington Post on the influence of cable news programming on politics and elections; in a Crain’s New York Business article about filming of the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire” and other shows and films in New York; and in the Boston Globe about  “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Thompson is also quoted in the Christian Science Monitor story on the new election-series segment by CBS news anchor Katie Couric, “American Voices.”

Jeffrey Stonecash, professor of political science in the Maxwell School and College of Arts and Sciences, is quoted in a Newsday story on New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino.

Thomas Wolfe, senior vice president and dean of student affairs, and Anthony Rotolo, assistant professor of practice and social media strategist in the iSchool, authored commentaries for a Post-Standard discussion on bias and bullying. Wolfe’s piece addressed resources available to college students to counter bias and depression; Rotolo’s dealt with the technology of social media.

A Mashable article about valuable skills for prospective social media interns featured comments by Dan Klamm, outreach and marketing coordinator at SU’s Center for Career Services, and Kelly Lux, social media manager at the iSchool.

Robert McClure, Chapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy at the Maxwell School, is quoted in a Utica Observer-Dispatch story on political incumbents and campaign fundraising.

A commentary by Louis Kriesberg, professor emeritus in the Maxwell School, on politics, issues of diversity and changing social values appeared in


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