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2011 News and Events Archive

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Public Affairs Lecture featuring Sonia Sanchez rescheduled for March 9
Feb 17, 2011
The lecture was originally scheduled to take place on Feb. 2, but canceled due to inclement weather. Sanchez will present The legacy of Martin Luther King: How we must continue his work.

Syracuse University scientist presents new research on evolution and Islam at AAAS Annual Meeting
Feb 18, 2011
The presentation is part of American Association for the Advancement of Science symposium on The Challenge of Teaching Evolution in the Islamic World

Renowned literary theorist addresses language, thinking at SU Humanities Center March 4
Feb 21, 2011
SUNY Albany's David Wills is an expert in deconstruction

Michael Berube to lecture on humanities March 4
Feb 22, 2011
Penn State professor to discuss cultural studies, disability studies, and liberal politics

Reconstruction and Reconciliation concludes SU's Ray Smith Symposium March 24-25
Mar 3, 2011
Symposium addresses healing power of music amid violence, mass instability

Science Teaching professor to lead national organization
Mar 4, 2011
John Tillotson, associate professor of science education with a dual appointment in The College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education, was recently sworn in as president-elect of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE).

Physicist receives NSF CAREER award for work with quantum nanomachines
Mar 9, 2011
The $600,000, five-year grant will enable Matthew LaHaye to expand his work in the new field of quantum nanoelectromechanical systems.

Intersection of emotion, affect, space underscores mini seminars in SU Humanities Center
Mar 9, 2011
Philosophers Kimerer LaMothe, Asma Abbas explore human relations in multiple contexts

Steven Cohan, SU English professor, publishes new book
Mar 9, 2011
"Sound of Musicals" is a scholarly look at movie musical genre

Ruth Gruber, award-winning American writer, gives talk at SU
Mar 9, 2011
Former UPI correspondent explores Jewish cultural developments

Thinking about law school? Major in English and Textual Studies
Mar 21, 2011
Find out how an ETS major can prepare you for law school.

Listening devices help preserve confidentiality in hospitals for hearing impaired patients
Mar 22, 2011
Karen Doherty, professor of audiology, teams up with SUNY Upstate to find a way to help hearing-impaired patients improve their ability to communicate with doctors and hospital staff.

Chemist develops a new technique to use light to predict molecular crystal structures
Mar 23, 2011
Timothy Korter uses very low frequency light waves to study the weak forces (London dispersion forces) that hold molecules together in a crystal. This fundamental research could be applied to solve critical problems in drug research, manufacturing, and quality control.

Physicists first to observe Big Bang particles produced at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN
Mar 28, 2011
A group of scientists led by a Syracuse University physicist became the first to observe the decays of a rare particle that was present right after the Big Bang. By studying this particle, scientists hope to solve the mystery of why the universe evolved with more matter than antimatter.

Syracuse University awarded prestigious Beckman Scholars Program for undergraduate student research
Mar 28, 2011
The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation named Syracuse University an institutional recipient of the 2011 Beckman Scholars Program. The highly competitive grant supports select students interested in chemistry, biochemistry, and the biological and medical sciences.