In the News
Scientific American featured appetite-suppressing research by Rob Doyle (chemistry).
America Magazine profiled Mary Karr, Jesse Truesdell Peck Professor of Literature (Creative Writing)
The Chronicle of Higher Education featured an op-ed piece by David Yaffe (English) on 20th-century American poetry
A Success magazine feature on primatologist Jane Goodall extensively quotes Dean Emerita Cathryn R. Newton.
Mellon CNY Humanities Corridor earns extension to continue operations through 2010
Large-scale partnership gearing up for external review, re-application process
Lambert says that external reviews of the Mellon CNY Humanities Corridor are planned for this spring and fall, in anticipation of SU re-applying for another Mellon grant. “The NCE is a vote of confidence from the Mellon Foundation. It will help participating scholars complete previously approved projects, while paving the way for the Humanities Corridor’s long-term success,” he says, adding that December 2009 marked the end of the original four-year $1 million grant, from which there were some outstanding funds.
According to a report issued by the Mellon Foundation on December 14, 2009, the NCE will allow for the SU Humanities Center, which administers the Humanities Corridor, to implement a dozen major initiatives. They include seven working groups and projects previously approved for 2009: a metaphysics research workshop (Cornell); an Early Modern Philosophy workshop and speaker series (SU); a linguistics workshop on syntax, semantics, and phonology (SU); a digital humanities lecture series (SU, Cornell, and Rochester); a student conference on publicly engaged scholarship, co-organized by Imagining American and SU’s Graduate School (SU); a new music residency, featuring the Brave New Works ensemble (SU); and a symposium on historical sound recording licensing and sampling (SU).
Lambert says that, funds permitting, the NCE might allow for creation of additional small groups and activities that fulfill the objectives of the original grant proposal. “We have some ideas on the table, but, for them to happen, we have to engage in a certain amount of cost-sharing with member institutions,” he says. Such commitments are in line with the forthcoming reviews, in which Lambert will meet with his co-principal investigators—Tim Murray and Thomas DiPiero, professors at Cornell and Rochester, respectively—to discuss programming recommendations, cost-sharing arrangements, and the re-application process. “A lot hinges on how well we navigate the next 12 months,” says Lambert, who also serves as Dean’s Professor of the Humanities. “All three institutions are excited about re-applying. We have a lot to show for our work thus far.”
Based in the historic Tolley Building, the SU Humanities Center is home to the Mellon CNY Humanities Corridor and Syracuse Symposium, whose theme for 2010 is “Conflict, Peace, and War.” The center is also supports other cross-platform projects, including the “Faculty Works” lecture series, The College’s new “Humanities in the Digital Age” Excellence Initiative, The Jeanette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professorship in the Humanities, and a variety of fellowships.
- Lunchtime Lectures: Art on Campus
June 19, 2013 at 12:15 PM
Associate Director David Prince will present an examination of Emile Antoine Bourdelle's "Herakles" (1909), and Luise Meyers Kaish's "Saltine Warrior" (1951), each installed on the Shaw Quadrangle.------------------------
- Bookstore closed for year-end inventory
June 21, 2013 (All Day)
- FTES Course Selections Due
June 21, 2013 (All Day)
- Opening Reception for exhibition: Give and Take: The Currency of Culture
June 21, 2013 at 5:00 PM
Community Folk Art Center
- Movie Night - "Wreck-It-Ralph"
June 21, 2013 at 8:00 PM
- Summer 2013 Summer Session II Begins
July 1, 2013 (All Day)
- Summer 2013 Independence Day - No Classes
July 4, 2013 (All Day)
- Transfer Students Course Selection Deadline
July 5, 2013 (All Day)
- SU Gebbie Clinic enrolling kids for summer literacy camp
July 9, 2013 at 9:00 AM
621 Skytop Road
- Transfer Orientation Day
July 15, 2013 at 8:30 AM
- Arts and Sciences Events
AS Magazine, Fall 2012