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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."

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.

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.

The Post Standard

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


Jun 2, 2014
discussed hearing loss among and its impact on veterans with Joe Pellegrino,the Gebbie Hearing Clinic director.

News Channel 9's Bridge Street

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

CNY Central

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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