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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.


Sep 24, 2014
was one of dozens of outlets around the globe that featured Britton Plourde's groundbreaking work in quantum information science. Plourde is associate professor of physics.

Science magazine

Sep 5, 2014
featured a cover story on artificial cells by a team of physicists, including Syracuse's Mark Bowick and Cristina Marchetti. The story has been picked up by media outlets all over the world.

"Bridge Street" (News Channel 9)

Sep 4, 2014
interviewed the Humanities Center's Mi Ditmar about the 2014 Syracuse Symposium, whose theme is "Perspective."


Aug 26, 2014
spoke with Rebecca Moore Howard, a national authority on intellectual property and plagiarism, about Turnitin.com, a company that provides anti-plagiarism software.

The Los Angeles Review of Books

Aug 25, 2014
interviewed Minnie Bruce Pratt, professor of writing and rhetoric and of women's and gender studies, about the reissue of her classic book "Crime Against Nature" (A Midsummer Night's Press and Sinister Wisdom, 2013).

Time Warner Cable News

Aug 11, 2014
talked to Samuel Gorovitz, professor of philosophy, about the medical ethics of using experimental drugs to treat Ebola.

National Geographic Daily News

Aug 9, 2014
interviewed Susan Parks, assistant professor of biology, about the impact of shipping traffic on whales.

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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