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SU in the News: Friday, March 11, 2011

March 11, 2011


Red Orbit reported on the recent research news from a team in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science that uses shape memory polymers to provide greater insight into how cells sense and respond to their physical environment.

The Financial Times recently reviewed “Ordinary Violence in Mussolini’s Italy” (Cambridge University Press, 2010), by Michael Ebner, assistant professor of history in the Maxwell School. It is an analysis of the way in which the Fascist regime used political violence and confinement to rule Italy between 1926 and 1943.


An op-ed co-authored by Laura Steinberg, dean of the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science; Corri Zoli, National Security Research Fellow at the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT), a joint academic research center at the College of Law and Maxwell School; and Nicholas J. Armstrong, National Security Research Fellow at INSCT, appeared in the Huffington Post. The column addressed the issues of applying the G.I. Bill to for-profit educational institutions. It was also republished in a Wall Street Journal political blog.

Suzanne Lysak, assistant professor of broadcasting and digital journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, was quoted in an Associated Press story about Charlie Sheen’s effect on journalism and media.

NALP Bulletin published an article co-written by Samantha Kasmarek, associate director in the College of Law’s Office of Professional and Career Development, on the value of experiential learning programs in legal education.

Christina Merchant, professor of practice in public administration at the Maxwell School, appeared on WCNY’s “Central Issues” recently to discuss public- and private-sector unions.


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