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SU in the News: Friday, January 21, 2011

January 21, 2011


9WSYR’s “Bridge Street” hosted Juli Boeheim and Rachel Gazdick, Say Yes Syracuse executive director, to speak about the plans for the first ever Say Yes to Education Day this Saturday, to raise money for Say Yes Syracuse. Gazdick also spoke on WSYR’s Jim Reith Show, TK99′s Gomez & Dave, and on CNY Central (watch video clip) about Say Yes to Education Day.

An op-ed in today’s Post-Standard looks at the Say Yes Syracuse program in advance of tomorrow’s first ever Say Yes to Education Day. The op-ed is co-authored by Syracuse University Chancellor and President Nancy Cantor; Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey, president of Say Yes to Education; Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney; and Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner.

National Science Foundation funding of SU’s new supercomputer project is reported in SU’s Green Data Center on South Campus is also mentioned.

A Franklin Park Herald-Journal roundup of Dominican University news (second item) makes note of the Rubric Assessment of Information Literacy Skills (RAILS) project led by Megan Oakleaf, assistant professor in SU’s School of Information Studies (iSchool). Chicago’s Dominican University Crown Library is one of several libraries around the country participating in the RAILS project.

Mary Karr, Jesse Truesdell Peck Professor of Literature in The College of Arts and Sciences, is mentioned in a Tennessean story about Nashville songwriter Rodney Crowell’s memoir.


A Scientific American article on air-pressurized stadiums with inflatable roofs quotes Peter Sala, managing director of the Carrier Dome.

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 Daily News story on the new season of television’s “Fringe” science fiction show.

David Rubin, professor and dean emeritus at the Newhouse School, is quoted in a Post-Standard story on the passing of Cleve Matthews, former Newhouse professor and associate dean and first news director of NPR.

A quote by Gerald Grant, Hannah Hammond Professor of Education and Sociology Emeritus in the School of Education, referencing the quality of North Carolina public schools in Raleigh and Wake County, is noted in an Independent Weekly article addressed to the district’s incoming school superintendent.


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