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2016 News and Events Archive

Syracuse Biologists Point to Climate Change Impacting Ecosystems
May 23, 2016
Associate Professor Jason Fridley and a team of researchers are discovering that warming global temps may be detrimental to competing vegetation.

Network with Alumni Over the Summer Break!
May 25, 2016
A&S students can make the most of their summer break visiting with various alumni all over the country for invaluable job shadowing and coffee chats.

Syracuse Physicists Among Recipients of Breakthrough, Gruber Prizes for Detection of Gravitational Waves
May 25, 2016
Members of Syracuse's Gravitational Wave Group are being recognized for their historic contributions to physics and astronomy.

Forget Peacock Tails—Fruit Fly Sperm Tails Are the Most Extreme Ornaments
May 25, 2016
Scott Pitnick, the Weeden Professor of Biology, is the lead author of a Nature article about "crazy sperm forms" among fruit flies.

Fulbright Program Sends Students, Alumni to Sites Around the World
May 26, 2016
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program has announced their research grant and English Teaching Assistant Program (ETA) recipients for the 2016 academic year, which includes several A&S students.

Remember the Artist
Jun 3, 2016
Samuel Gorovitz, professor of philosophy and former dean of A&S, addresses students at Upstate Medical University's 2016 Commencement.

Carry That Weight
Jun 3, 2016
A cautionary tale about one alumna's battle with depression and poor body image.

Biophysics Student Earns Top Honors at Statewide Research Conference
Jun 3, 2016
Kassidy Lundy '16 won first prize at the 24th annual conference of the Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program, held on Lake George in New York.

Physicists Awarded $1.1 Million Grant
Jun 8, 2016
Funding is part of U.S. Department of Energy’s mission to advance experimental scientific discovery.

Earth Scientists Push Boundaries of 3D Modeling
Jun 8, 2016
Assistant Professor Robert Moucha uses numeric modeling to better understand how mantle convection affects the Earth's surface evolution.

Syracuse to Host International 'Active and Smart Matter' Conference June 20-23
Jun 10, 2016
Science and art converge at the 2016 "Active and Smart Matter" conference, featuring discussions about the future of colloidal particles and the world premiere of a chamber piece inspired by soft-matter physics.

Physicist Named Editor of 'High-Impact' Journal
Jun 10, 2016
M. Cristina Marchetti, the William R. Kenan Professor of Physics, has been appointed co-Lead Editor of Physical Review X.

Keep on Moving
Jun 13, 2016
Jean Degraphe '17 is getting hands-on financial training this summer, interning at Bloomberg L.P. in Miami.

Syracuse University Helps Make History—Again
Jun 15, 2016
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) confirms the detection of a second pair of colliding black holes.