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2016 News and Events Archive

Testing the Waters
May 3, 2016
Ph.D. student Emily Baker has received a grant award from the Central New York Association of Professional Geologists to support global water-quality research.

College of Arts and Sciences Appoints New Undergraduate Recruiting Director
May 4, 2016
Dennis "Denny" Nicholson will draw on 25 years of experience to elevate A&S' recruitment and enrollment goals for prospective and admitted students.

2016 Spring Convocation
May 5, 2016
A&S and the Maxwell School will co-host a celebratory Convocation on Saturday, May 14, to individually recognize each undergraduate degree candidate and to present special awards.

Syracuse Chemists Add Color to Chemical Reactions
May 9, 2016
The Maye Research Group has devised a way to monitor chemical reactions with the naked eye.

Biology Graduate Student Awarded East Asian Research Fellowship
May 10, 2016
Ph.D. student Kelsey Martinez will travel to Japan to work with renowned ecophysiologist Kouki Hikosaka, involving the use of nitrogen in invasive plant management.

Orange Spirit and Cutting-Edge Research
May 10, 2016
Jessica Toothaker '17, a 2016 Goldwater Scholar, will spend the summer in Bar Harbor, Maine, participating in the Research Experience for Undergraduates program.

A&S Alumna Honored by MGH Institute of Health Professions
May 11, 2016
Jessica (Dembowski) Garrity ’06, G’08, a speech-language pathologist in Boston, is recognized for excellence in clinical supervision.

Deborah Pellow Named Faculty Advisor of the Year
May 11, 2016
Deborah Pellow, professor and undergraduate director of anthropology, is Faculty Advisor of the Year.

Onondaga Lake Research Leads to EPA Fellowship
May 11, 2016
José L. Marrero-Rosado '17, a dual biochemistry and anthropology major, has been awarded a two-year Greater Research Opportunities Undergraduate Fellowship from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Robert Rubinstein, William Horrace Named Distinguished Professors
May 12, 2016
Robert Rubinstein, professor of anthropology, and William Horrace, professor and chair of economics, have been named Distinguished Professors, in honor of their exemplary leadership in teaching and research.

Final 'Friday 5' of Semester
May 13, 2016
We hope you enjoy this special expanded edition of “Friday 5,” marking the end of another academic year. We will resume weekly publication on August 26.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Commencement
May 16, 2016
In 1969, Ph.D. student John G. Thomas couldn't wait to get his diploma. Then Uncle Sam called.

A&S Senior Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
May 16, 2016
Joshua Woods '16 has been awarded a three-year fellowship grant from the National Science Foundation, supporting his study of the chemical processes involved with creating advanced electronics.

Congratulations, Graduates!
May 16, 2016
A&S and the Maxwell School celebrated the conferment of degrees to undergraduates in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences on Saturday, May 14, in the Carrier Dome. (VIDEO)

Syracuse Physicist Awarded IBM Grant to Develop Quantum Computing
May 17, 2016
Britton Plourde, associate professor of physics, is working on the world's first "logical qubit."