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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.

Annual Chauncey D. Holmes Lecture and Awards Ceremony to Feature U.C. Santa Cruz Professor

Six Students to Be Honored for Excellence in Introductory Earth Sciences

Mar 11, 2014 | Article by: Sarah Scalese

Dr. James Zachos

Six students representing four of Syracuse University’s schools and colleges will be honored for excellence in introductory Earth science at the annual Chauncey D. Holmes Lecture and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 20 in the Heroy Geology Laboratory Auditorium. The keynote speaker, Dr. James Zachos, professor of Earth and planetary sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz will present “The Long Term Impacts of Unabated Anthropogenic Carbon Emissions: Lessons from the Past.”

The annual event is presented by the Department of Earth Sciences K. Douglas Nelson Colloquium Series in SU’s College of Arts and Sciences and is free and open to the public. Paid parking is available in the University’s visitor lots.

Chauncey Holmes G’27, who received a master’s degree in geology from SU in 1927, established the Chauncey D. Holmes Award. An esteemed geologist, Holmes considered raising geologic awareness among undergraduate students a prime objective of his academic career. The awards were established to recognize outstanding students in introductory geology courses.

“Every year we have a fantastic group of students to choose from and the same can certainly be said for this year’s honorees,” says Don Siegel, who serves as Department Chair and is both the Jessie Page Heroy Professor and Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of geology. “Each student recognizes the importance of learning about topics out of their initial comfort zone and that being well-rounded and nimble provides the key to a successful post-collegiate career.”

Zachos, a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, Geological Society of America, California Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, is a renowned researcher working on an array of problems related to the biological, chemical, and climatic evolution of the oceans. He measures the chemical composition of shells from marine sediments to reconstruct past changes in ocean temperature & circulation, continental ice-volume, productivity, and carbon cycling. Zachos especially focuses on identifying the causes of long and short-term changes in global climate.

Zachos is also a member of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIAR) and the Earth System Evolution Program. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography and a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina.

Recipients of the 2013 Chauncey D. Holmes Awards are:

The College of Arts and Sciences

Rachel Correll ‘15

Anthony P. Keach ‘14

Alexis Paige Lisser ‘15

Sara Catherine McNamara ‘15 

David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics

Irina Gordeyeva ‘14

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

Kenneth F. Ferreira, Jr. ‘15

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