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‘Arts and Sciences’ magazine focuses on impact of communication, communications

Issue includes cover story on English Professor George Saunders G'88

Feb 5, 2014 | Article by: Rob Enslin

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George Saunders G'88


The changing role of communication—and communications—in the liberal arts is the focus of the current issue of Arts and Sciences, a free annual publication of Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

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“As a society, we are tantalized by and obsessed with the latest thing: the new device or medium for being entertained, keeping up, and staying in touch,” writes Arts and Sciences Dean George M. Langford. “However, we rarely think about the origin of the technology. This requires us to pause and think about the origins of these innovations and appreciate the qualities of the content we create and share.”

In keeping with Langford's vision, Arts and Sciences contains seven features, notably a cover story on best-selling author George Saunders G’88, a graduate of and professor in the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing. Other features include those on the Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders and the Gebbie Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, both of which are celebrating milestone anniversaries; the growing impact of big data; and the new Skanonh Center, a Haudenosaunee heritage facility on the eastern shore of Syracuse’s Onondaga Lake.

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Lou Reed '64

Rounding out the issue are spotlights on the sciences/mathematics; humanities; social sciences/The Maxwell School; alumni; faculty publications; and dearly departed friends and alumni, including musician Lou Reed ’64 and SU Trustee “Mike” Weeden.

Arts and Sciences is produced by Langford, Executive Editor Mary Lerner, and Editor Stephen Secora. Contributing writers are Rob Enslin, Kathleen Haley, Georgia Popoff, and Maria Welych. The designer is Christine W. Smith.

Magazine comments, corrections, updates, and address changes may be sent to The College’s Stay Connected page.

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Contact Information

Rob Enslin
315-443-3403
rmenslin@syr.edu