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"The Colbert Report"

Dec 18, 2014
included George Saunders G'88, professor of English, in its star-studded series finale. Saunders was a popular guest on the show.

The Daily Mail (U.K.)

Dec 17, 2014
featured research by Susan Parks, assistant professor of biology, about how whales communicate. The story was picked up by other international outlets, including Phys.org, Nature World News, The Hindu, and India.com.


Dec 16, 2014
interviewed Jason Wiles, assistant professor of biology, about "Bill Nye the Science Guy."

WRVO Public Media

Dec 11, 2014
spoke with Afton Kapuscinski G'12, director of the Psychological Services Center, about seasonal affective disorder.

Public Broadcasting System

Dec 10, 2014
is airing a discussion between Gustav Niebuhr, associate professor of religion and media at Syracuse; and Elaine Pagels, the Harrington Spear Paine Foundation Professor of Religion at Princeton University. The interview is part of PBS' "Great Conversation" series.


Dec 10, 2014
interviewed Stephen C. Meyer, associate professor of music history and cultures, about the ongoing popularity of "lavish symphonic" soundtracks.

"Bridge Street" (WSYR-TV)

Dec 4, 2014
featured a performance by members of the Syracuse University Brass Ensemble (SUBE), as well as a conversation with James T. Spencer, SUBE music director and FNSSI executive director. The clip was in support of "Holidays at Hendricks."

CNY Central

Nov 14, 2014
spoke with Steve Secora, Associate Dean of College Relations for the College of Arts and Sciences about why sophomore year is the best time for high school students to begin the college search process.

Syracuse New Times

Nov 13, 2014
featured a series of photos from La Casita Cultural Center’s recent Two to Tango event.

Time Warner Cable News

Nov 12, 2014
spoke with Kristen Kennedy of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders about hearing loss among veterans

The New York Times

Oct 9, 2014
spoke with Jason Fridley, associate professor of biology, about the mystery of invasive species.

Syracuse University chemist part of team that wins the Inaugural Gordon Battelle Prize

Award recognizes Mathew Maye

Feb 3, 2011 | Article by: Judy Holmes

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Mathew Maye, assistant professor of chemistry in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, was a member of a team of researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory that won the Inaugural Gordon Battelle Prize for Scientific Discovery and Technology Impact. The research team won the prize for discovering a new way to use a synthetic form of DNA to control the assembly of nanoparticles. The prizes were announced Feb. 1.

Maye was a member of the research team from 2005 to 2008 when he was a Goldhaber Distinguished Fellow at Brookhaven, prior to his appointment at SU. The team was led by Brookhaven scientist Oleg Gang, and included Dmytro Nykypanchuk and former Brookhaven researcher Daniel van der Lelie.

The prize was awarded to the team for its work in creating three-dimensional and small-cluster structures from nanoparticles using synthetic DNA, according to a Brookhaven news release. These types of structures might be useful in solar cells, as biosensors, and as new materials for data storage. The research demonstrated for the first time the programmable self-assembly of dissimilar nanometer-scale building blocks into three-dimensional ordered structures, and provided insight into the requirements for DNA design. The work was featured on the cover of the journal Nature. Subsequent work was published in Nature Materials and Nature Nanotechnology.

Maye is a 2009 recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on young professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the award supports Maye’s research in synthesizing nanomaterials in ways that mimic assembly processes found in nature.

Maye received a B.S. and Ph.D. from Binghamton University, State University of New York; and he is a recipient of a number of additional awards, including a Department of Defense graduate fellowship. He is also a member of SU’s Biomaterials Institute.

Battelle, the world’s largest nonprofit independent research and development organization, along with Stony Brook University, comprise Brookhaven Science Associates, the company that manages Brookhaven for the DOE. Brookhaven received three of 10 prizes awarded by Battelle—two in the category of scientific discovery and one in the category of technology impact. Each of the award-winning teams will receive a $5,000 education grant provided to a school of their choice.


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