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"Bridge Street" (WSYR-TV)

Jul 2, 2014
talked to Deborah Justice, the Carole and Alvin I. Schragis Faculty Fellow in the Department of Art and Music Histories, about her work with "media-savvy evangelicalism."
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WRVO Public Media

Jul 2, 2014
spoke with Ben Bradley, professor of philosophy, about his new Immortality Project, involving the University of California, Riverside. The grant enables him to examine death, rational emotion, and meaningfulness.
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The Huffington Post

Jun 18, 2014
featured a blog post written by Associate Dean for College Relations Stephen Secora explaining why engagement is key to turning admitted students into enrolled students.
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The Post Standard

Jun 13, 2014
spoke with Professor David Althoff about the upcoming Central New York mosquito season.
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MedPageToday

Jun 2, 2014
discussed hearing loss among and its impact on veterans with Joe Pellegrino,the Gebbie Hearing Clinic director.
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News Channel 9's Bridge Street

Jun 2, 2014
featured a segment about the 40th anniversary celebration of the Gebbie Clinic.
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CNY Central

Jun 2, 2014
spoke with African American Studies Professor Herb Ruffin about the passing of Maya Angelou.
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Time Warner Cable News

May 27, 2014
visited the Gebbie Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic to discuss how the clinic is helping adults and children suffering from speech disorders.
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WRVO Public Media

May 26, 2014
featured a story about the Gebbie Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, which will celebrate its 40th anniversary with the grand opening of new facilities on Friday, May 30.
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WRVO Public Media

May 12, 2014
ran a story focusing on how Syracuse University's Climate Change Garden is allowing faculty and students to study the effects of climate change right here in Central New York.
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Time Warner Cable News

May 7, 2014
featured a story about the Climate Change Garden, which is housed in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences.
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Science on Mars Time: Roving the Red Planet with Curiosity

Laurie Leshin of RPI University will present latest discoveries from Mars

Mar 21, 2013 | Article by: Judy Holmes

Lauri Leshin

Laurie Leshin, dean of the School of Science Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


The Mars rover Curiosity is a roaming science lab on the Red Planet that is continually sending information to scientists on Earth. One of those scientists is Laurie Leshin, dean of the School of Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), a cosmochemist who looks for signs of water on Mars and other objects in the solar system.

Leshin will discuss some of the latest findings from Mars during “Science on Mars Time: Roving the Red Planet with Curiosity” at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 4 in Syracuse University’s Crouse-Hinds Hall, Room 010.  Her lecture is part of the K. Douglas Nelson Lecture Series in the Department of Earth Sciences in SU’s College of Arts and Sciences. The lecture is co-sponsored by SU ADVANCE and Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) at SU and is free and open to the public.  Parking is available in SU’s paid lots.

In addition to Leshin’s presentation, WiSE will present the 2013 Norma Slepecky Undergraduate Research Prize in the Sciences. The prize is presented annually to students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and submit the best manuscript or presentation from a professional meeting in the natural sciences.

Leshin is a member of the science team for the Curiosity, a sophisticated science lab that touched down on the planet’s surface on Aug. 5, 2012. Curiosity is the centerpiece of NASA's $2.5 billion Mars Science Laboratory mission. The huge robot landed inside Mars' Gale Crater, kicking off a planned two-year surface mission to determine if the area ever could have supported microbial life.

Self portrait of Curiosity from Mars

Mars rover Curiosity self portrait. The self portrait is a mosaic of images taken by Curiosity's Mars hand lens imager camera during the 177th Martian day (Feb.3, 2013 on Earth). Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Prior to joining RPI, Leshin served as the Deputy Associate Administrator for NASA’s Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, where she played a leading role in NASA’s future human spaceflight endeavors. She oversaw the planning and execution of the next generation of human exploration systems, as well as the research, robotic, and future capabilities development activities that support them. She was also engaged in initiating the development of commercial human spaceflight capabilities to low earth orbit. Prior to that work, Leshin served as Director of Science and Deputy Center Director for Science and Technology at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

Leshin is a former director of the Center for Meteorite Studies at Arizona State University, which houses the largest university-based meteorite collection in the world.  An asteroid was named in her honor (4922 Leshin) by the International Astronomical Union.  Leshin was the inaugural recipient of the Meteoritical Society’s Nier Prize in 1996 for her work, served on President Bush’s Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy, received the 2004 NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal for her work on the Commission and, in 2011, the Outstanding Leadership Medal for her work at NASA. President Obama recently appointed Leshin to the Advisory Board of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

She holds a Ph.D. in geochemistry from the California Institute of Technology.

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Judy Holmes
jlholmes@syr.edu
315-443-8085

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