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The Post Standard

Apr 22, 2014
ran an op-ed about Earth Day by Dean Emerita Cathryn R. Newton.

The Post Standard

Apr 22, 2014
featured a piece highlighting the potential impact of the The College's Climate Change Garden and what our trees will look like in 2100.

The Post Standard

Apr 15, 2014
featured a story written by The College's Rob Enslin about the role one SU physicist played in the search for elusive dark matter.

International Business Times

Apr 14, 2014
featured a story about a group of professors from The College of Arts and Sciences that has been credited for testing the boundaries of 'new physics' with discovery of four-quark hadron.

News Channel 9 (ABC)

Apr 12, 2014
attended and covered the Department of Biology's Parkinson's disease workshop which sought to raise awareness of the positive impact dance can have on Parkinson's sufferers.

WRVO Public Media

Apr 5, 2014
spoke with geologist Jeff Karson about his free Lava Project MOOC, co-taught by Bob Wysocki, a sculptor in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

SAT Scores: Are We Ready for Score Inflation?

Apr 2, 2014
ran a piece by Steve Secora '82, G'85, The College's associate dean for admissions, in response to the College Board's decision to revise its popular SAT examination.

Parents Magazine

Mar 25, 2014
featured commentary from Associate Professor of Psychology Kevin Antshel about how adults can detect whether they have ADHD.

The Post Standard

Mar 25, 2014
featured a Q&A with physicist Scott Watson about the recent Big Bang Theory evidence in both the online and print editions.

Entertainment Weekly

Mar 6, 2014
was one of several national outlets that covered Professor George Saunders' receipt of back-to-back literary awards.

The Huffington Post

Feb 28, 2014
featured a guest blog post written by Dean George M. Langford about why he believes sound mentorship is critical to helping minority students achieve success in their pursuit of STEM disciplines.

Grammy-winning country music artist: Next Fall 2012 Raymond Carver Reading Series installment

Rodney Crowell’s latest work is an album co-written with Mary Karr

Nov 12, 2012 | Article by: Judy Holmes

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Rodney Crowell

Grammy winning, singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell will present the next installment of the Fall 2012 Raymond Carver Reading Series, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28 in Huntington Beard Crouse (HBC) Gifford Auditorium at Syracuse University. The reading will be preceded by a question and answer session from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in SU’s paid lots.

Crowell’s latest album, Kin: Songs by Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell, features lyrics based on Crowell’s and Karr’s experiences growing up in Texas during the 1950s and includes guest appearances by award-winning country music artists. Karr is a critically acclaimed, bestselling memoirist and professor of creative writing in SU’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Crowell’s memoir, Chinaberry Sidewalks (Knoph, 2011) was released in paperback in March 2012. Writing for the Atlantic Constitution, Gina Webb described the book as “a loving, affectionate tribute … Crowell's parents remain his heroes not in spite of their flaws, but because of them, and because of their son's proud refusal to sugarcoat the truth. Instead, this honest, forgiving, and self-assured memoir brings all the skeletons out of the closet and invites them to dance.”

Crowell has released nearly 20 albums across four decades. His critically acclaimed Diamonds & Dirt produced five consecutive number-one singles, including “After All This Time,” which won the 1989 Grammy for Best Country Song. His follow-up album, Keys to the Highway, produced two top five hits. Crowell has written songs for such leading performers as Crystal Gayle, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, and Rosanne Cash. In addition to the Grammy, Crowell received an ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) lifetime achievement award and, in 2003, was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Named for the great short story writer and poet who taught at SU in the 1980s, the Raymond Carver Reading Series is a vital part of Syracuse’s literary life. Presented by the Creative Writing Program in SU’s College of Arts and Sciences, the series each year brings 12 to 14 prominent writers to campus to read their works and interact with students.

Fall 2012 Series Schedule
The Series will continue with the following authors. All readings begin at 5:30 p.m. in HBC Gifford Auditorium. Question and Answer sessions are from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Further information is available by calling (315) 443-2174.

Dec. 5: Adam Levin, award-winning author of The Instructions (2010), teaches creative writing at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago.

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