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2016 News and Events Archive

Help students soar at the College of Arts and Sciences
Dec 8, 2016
You make it possible for our students to thrive in the College – the heart and soul of this great University. Thanks to generous support of alumni the College of Arts and Sciences is having an amazing year.

Dollars and Sense
Dec 9, 2016
Financial advisor Alexander Kadish ’01 endows a scholarship for first-year A&S students.

Rock and a Hard Place
Dec 13, 2016
Recent events at Standing Rock spark new questions about sacredness, the environment and tribal nation sovereignty.

New Book Traces Wikipedia's Origins to 18th-Century Encyclopedia
Dec 13, 2016
Krista Kennedy, associate professor of writing and rhetoric, is the author of "Textual Curation" (The University of South Carolina Press, 2016), offering a comparative study between Wikipedia and an important 18th-century British encyclopedia.

Biologist Earns National Evolution Education Award
Dec 14, 2016
Professor Jason Wiles is this year's winner of the National Association of Biology Teachers Evolution Education Award, in recognition of his "innovative classroom teaching and community education efforts."

Physics Chair Honored for Innovation, Education, Leadership
Dec 15, 2016
A. Alan Middleton, professor and chair of physics, is a newly elected 2016 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society.

Mathematics Professor Awarded Patent for Medical Imaging Project
Dec 16, 2016
Lixin Shen's patent will impact medical imaging research throughout Central New York, improving the accuracy of clinical decisions.

Two Minutes with Rob Enslin
Dec 16, 2016
Rob Enslin, communications manager for A&S, riffs on music, art and writing.

A Fresh Look at Seventeenth-Century Understanding of Melancholy
Dec 16, 2016
Associate professor of English, Stephanie Shirilian, took top honors in the CNY Book Awards, presented by the Downtown Writers Center.

Geologists Publish New Details about Evolution of East African Rift Valley
Dec 21, 2016
Professor Christopher Scholz and Ph.D. candidate Tannis McCartney G'17, both in the Earth sciences department, have co-authored a groundbreaking article about their work at Lake Malawi.

A&S Researchers Explore Link Between Tropical Glaciers, Water Supply
Jan 3, 2017
A new paper co-authored by members of the Earth sciences department draws on cutting-edge research in the Peruvian Andes.