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Doing Time, Writing Lives

Feb 26, 2018
A new book by Patrick Berry, assistant professor and chair of the writing and rhetoric program, makes the case for college-in-prison programs.

College Appoints Assistant Dean for Student Success

Feb 22, 2018
Following a national search, Tracy Tara Arwari is tasked with giving students the academic support they need to succeed in A&S. She comes to Syracuse from The George Washington University.

Acclaimed Jazz, R&B Singer Tracy Hamlin to Visit Syracuse Feb. 25-26

Feb 16, 2018
The Baltimore native will headline a panel discussion and vocal master class, as part of Syracuse Symposium's yearlong look at "Belonging."

Cold War Harmony

Feb 14, 2018
Sydney Hutchinson, associate professor of music history and cultures, will travel to Berlin on a Humboldt fellowship to study how music affected Cuba and Germany during the Cold War.

Purple Reign

Feb 8, 2018
James Gordon Williams, assistant professor of African American studies, considers the life, music and legacy of Prince.

Syracuse Symposium to Host Chilean Theater Company Feb. 12-16

Feb 7, 2018
Teatro La María, one of Santiago's reigning independent theater companies, will explore notions of "Belonging" through performances and panel discussions.

Syracuse Symposium to Host Disability, Transformative Justice Organizer Feb. 7-8

Jan 31, 2018
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, who combines storytelling with social activism, will address the symposium's theme of "Belonging."

College Unveils Academic Strategic Plan

Jan 31, 2018
A&S Dean Karin Ruhlandt praises the document as a "roadmap for the future."

Eastman Museum Pianist to Discuss Music, Film in Silent Era Feb. 7

Jan 30, 2018
Philip Carli is a world-renowned silent-film accompanist, composer, conductor and scholar.

Behind the Iron Curtain

Jan 26, 2018
Associate Professor Erika Haber traveled from L. Frank Baum’s birthplace in Chittenango, New York, to Moscow, Russia, to study comparisons between “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” and its popular, albeit controversial, Russian adaptation.

Performance Discussion series Music and Activism launches Jan. 31

Jan 24, 2018
Local hip-hop, folk music, spoken word and Latin American music performers set the stage for the upcoming Music and Activism series throughout the spring semester.

Hip-Hop Professor, Rapper A.D. Carson to Visit Syracuse for Black History Month Feb. 5

Jan 24, 2018
Carson, a faculty member at the University of Virginia, will examine hip-hop as a cultural movement and an emergent field of academic study.

Humanities Center, Syracuse Stage Present Panel Discussion on Mental Health, Sense of Belonging Jan. 28

Jan 23, 2018
Syracuse Stage's Kyle Bass curates a discussion on the complex relationship between one's mental health and sense of well-being.

Humanities Center Dissertation Fellows to Discuss Research Jan. 26

Jan 22, 2018
Maria Carson and Thomas J. (T.J.) West III—Ph.D. candidates in religion and English, respectively—will give overviews of their dissertations.

Alumnus Wins Inaugural Poetry Prize

Jan 18, 2018
Grady Chambers G’15 is the winner of the inaugural Max Ritvo Poetry Prize for his manuscript “North American Stadiums.”

‘Paris Noir’ Information Session to be Held Jan. 23

Jan 16, 2018
Students wishing to learning more about the influence and dynamics of Black culture, literature and experience in Paris, past and present, are invited to attend an information session about the “Paris Noir” study abroad program.

Following Her Muse

Dec 22, 2017
Ruth Appelhof '65, G'74, G'80, G'89 is working on a book about Lee Krasner, who, along with her husband, Jackson Pollock, turned modern art on its side.

Society for New Music Premieres ‘Pushed Aside: Reclaiming Gage’ Jan. 21 at OnCenter

Dec 22, 2017
A new opera by Persis Vehar reconsiders the role of Syracuse native Matilda Joslyn Gage in the women's suffrage movement.

Feedback Sought on Presentations by Honors Director Finalists

Dec 12, 2017
Members of the campus community are encouraged to react to presentations by professors Chris E. Johnson and Danielle Taan Smith.

Course to Develop 'Grammatical Sketch' of West African Language

Dec 8, 2017
Interested students are invited to enroll in "Field Methods in Linguistics," taught by Christopher Green, assistant professor of linguistics. He will be joined by Andy Semabia G'10, a native speaker of Ewe, a major language of West Africa.

Honors Director Search Continues with Finalist Visits

Dec 4, 2017
Finalists Chris E. Johnson and Danielle Taana Smith—professors at Syracuse and RIT, respectively—are presenting at open forums.

Linguist at Home on World Stage

Dec 1, 2017
Tej Bhatia, professor of linguistics and Hindi, will spend next semester at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi.

Nehassaiu deGannes to Serve Mini-Residency at CFAC Dec. 8-11

Dec 1, 2017
The acclaimed poet, playwright and actor will present an original one-woman show, along with workshops for high school and college students.

University Hosts Information Session on Public Humanities Fellowships Dec. 8

Nov 29, 2017
Two $8,000 fellowships are awarded each year, supporting student-led public humanities research.

Syracuse Ethnomusicologist Lands Literary Honors

Nov 28, 2017
Associate Professor Sydney Hutchinson is a two-time winner of the Marcia Herndon Prize from the Society for Ethnomusicology.

Professor Pens 'Swooney Valentine' to Musician Joni Mitchell

Nov 27, 2017
David Yaffe, assistant professor of humanities, is the author of the bestselling "Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017).

Classification Researcher to Headline Syracuse Symposium Dec. 4-5

Nov 27, 2017
Melissa Adler, assistant professor of information and media studies at Western University in London, Ontario, will consider the role of classification systems in academia.

Syracuse Symposium to Present Multicultural Celebration Dec. 2

Nov 27, 2017
The yearlong theme of "Belonging" continues with a program of food, music and dance by locally resettled refugees and immigrants.

Black Feminist Trio to Headline Syracuse Symposium Keynote Event Nov. 27

Nov 15, 2017
Iconic teacher-scholars Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Paula J. Giddings and Beverly Guy-Sheftall will explore notions of "Belonging."

Dympna Callaghan Named University Professor

Nov 13, 2017
A member of Syracuse University’s faculty for 28 years, Dympna Callaghan has compiled an extensive body of scholarship relating to Renaissance poetry and drama, women’s writing, and feminist theory.

Hebrew Scholar Shines New Light on Old Testament

Nov 8, 2017
James W. Watts, professor of religion, is the author of "Understanding the Pentateuch as a Scripture" (Wiley-Blackwell, 2017), a unique account of the first five books of the Bible.

Syracuse Symposium to Continue 'Belonging' Theme with Flurry of Events Nov. 3-9

Oct 31, 2017
Upcoming speakers will address "new potentials for conceiving archives, authorship and agency," says Humanities Center Director Vivian May.

Syracuse Authors Named CNY Book Awards Finalists

Oct 30, 2017
Several local authors with Syracuse University ties are finalists for the sixth annual Central New York Book Awards, taking place on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. at the CNY Philanthropy Center.

Lighting up the Sculpture Garden

Oct 30, 2017
Students, faculty and staff gathered in the University’s sculpture garden to place and illuminate over 1000 tea lights in celebration of Diwali, the Hindu festival of light. (VIDEO)

Phyllis Backer Foundation Establishes Jewish Studies Professorship

Oct 26, 2017
The Phyllis Backer Foundation, chaired by Leonard S. Elman ’52, has made a $1.5 million gift to establish an eponymous professorship of Jewish studies. A national search will be underway for a teacher-scholar fluent in topics relating to Jews and Judaism.

Yale Physicist to Deliver 10th Annual Wali Lecture Oct. 26

Oct 20, 2017
Priyamvada Natarajan, professor of astronomy and physics at Yale University, will draw from her best-selling book, “Mapping the Heavens: Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos” (Yale University Press, 2016).

Syracuse Symposium to Present Hiroshima Survivor

Oct 19, 2017
Keiko Ogura, a world-renowned Hiroshima survivor and anti-nuclear activist, will explore the theme of "Belonging" during Syracuse Symposium.

George Saunders Wins Man Booker Prize

Oct 18, 2017
George Saunders G'88, professor of English, traveled to London to receive The Man Booker Prize for his novel, "Lincoln in the Bardo" (Random House, 2017).

College Announces New Department Chairs

Oct 17, 2017
New leadership bolsters the departments of Earth sciences, English, philosophy, psychology and women's & gender studies.

Syracuse Hosts World Englishes Conference

Oct 12, 2017
Teachers, scholars and students from 35 countries converged on campus for the 22nd annual conference of the International Association for World Englishes.

Syracuse Symposium Continues 'Belonging' Theme with Artist Wafaa Bilal Oct. 12-13

Oct 10, 2017
The acclaimed Iraqi-born artist addresses issues of identity, exile and politics through performative and interactive projects.

English Professor Wins National Literary Prize

Oct 4, 2017
Dana Spiotta, associate professor of English, has received the St. Francis College Literary Prize for her novel "Innocents and Others" (Scribner, 2016).

Teach-In to Explore Linkages Between Charlottesville Rally, Everyday Racism Oct. 3

Sep 29, 2017
An interdisciplinary panel of Syracuse faculty will examine issues of history, public memory and resistance through the lens of the notorious Charlottesville Rally.

Feedback Solicited from College Community Regarding Academic Strategic Plan

Sep 27, 2017
Members of the A&S community are invited to read the draft of the College's Academic Strategic Plan and submit their feedback.

Federal Program Supports Overseas Foreign Language Instruction

Sep 27, 2017
Students interested in applying for a 2018 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) are invited to attend an information session on Friday, Oct. 6, sponsored by the Center for Fellowship and Scholarship Advising. The CLS program enables students to travel abroad to study one of 14 critical-need languages.

Syracuse Symposium to Present Historian Lisa Kirschenbaum, Artist Vivek Shraya

Sep 27, 2017
Both guests will explore notions of individual and social identity on Sept. 28 and Oct. 5, respectively.

Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival Celebrates 15 Years

Sep 25, 2017
Opening night festivities of the SUHRFF include a welcome reception, tshirt giveaways, and the screening of the the award-winning documentary, "For Ahkeem".

Finding Common Ground

Sep 21, 2017
Student research in the humanities is building bridges to the arts, natural sciences and social sciences.

The Nones Are Alright

Sep 20, 2017
Kaya Oaks will deliver the Joseph and Amelia Borgognoni Lecture in Catholic Theology and Religion in Society on Monday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. in Maxwell Auditorium. The UC-Berkeley professor will examine “Nones, Dones, Seekers and Doubters: Navigating Religion in a Secular Age.”

Join Us for Law Week 2017

Sep 20, 2017
Interested students and alumni are invited to attend Law Week (Sept. 25-28), a series of workshops and seminars designed to help with the law school application process.

The Road to Intellectual Freedom

Sep 13, 2017
Classical scholar and author, Michele Valerie Ronnick, will present “14 Black Classicists: The Politics of American Learning” on Thursday, September 21 at 5:30 p.m. in Bird Library’s Graham Commons

Exhibitions, Film Screening Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Sep 13, 2017
La Casita Cultural Center presents the exhibition “Fusión Caribe: The History of Our Music”; Point of Contact, a Pedro Roth solo show titled "ALEPH."

Syracuse Symposium to Open with Visual Arts, Literary Events

Sep 12, 2017
Visual artist Suné Woods and poets Janice Harrington and Oliver de la Paz will begin the series' yearlong look at "Belonging."

Her Next Big Story

Sep 7, 2017
Award-winning journalist Soledad O'Brien kicks off the University Lectures series and Coming Back Together (CBT) reunion.

Legacy, Loyalty, and Lacrosse

Sep 6, 2017
Lacrosse's indigenous roots and cultural significance is the focus of the annual Haudenosaunee Lacrosse weekend, happening Sept. 28-Oct. 1.

Creative Writing Achieves Novel Success

Sep 6, 2017
Professors George Saunders G'88, Mary Karr, Dana Spiotta, Jonathan Dee and others continue to bring distinction to the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing.

Syracuse Symposium Announces Yearlong Theme of ‘Belonging’

Sep 6, 2017
Los Angeles artist Suné Woods kicks off a star-studded lineup that examines issues of belonging, as they relate to structural and political power and to interpersonal relationships.

Excel Training and Certification Available to All Maxwell and A&S Students

Aug 31, 2017
Students in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs are now eligible to earn their Microsoft Excel Certification for free.

Search Underway for Director of Renée Crown University Honors Program

Aug 30, 2017
The College of Arts and Sciences seeks expressions of interest and nominations for the next Honors director.

Song of India

Aug 25, 2017
Carol Babiracki, associate professor of art and music histories, has spent four decades documenting the vanishing performance traditions of East-Central India.

Fulbright Writing Workshops Offered

Aug 18, 2017
Syracuse University’s Center for Fellowship and Scholarship Advising will host a series of writing workshop for students planning to apply for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship or Research/Study Award.

SPAWN Conference Addresses ‘First-Order Metaphysics’ June 26-28

Jun 23, 2017
Junior and senior philosophers converge at Syracuse to discuss current, new and emerging issues in metaphysics.

The Language of Success

Jun 23, 2017
Rick Cieri ’17 and Andrew Scheuer G’17, members of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, will teach English abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

LLL Professors Rack up National, University Awards

Jun 21, 2017
Myrna García-Calderón, Erika Haber, Stefano Selenu and Matthieu van der Meer bring distinction to the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics in A&S.

Literacy and Mobility

Jun 15, 2017
Brice Nordquist, assistant professor of writing and rhetoric, is the author of a new book about "patterns of movement and literacy practices" across educational institutions, neighborhoods, cultures and national borders.

Now Hiring

Jun 15, 2017
Ph.D. students in the Department of Philosophy continue to land tenure-track faculty positions, despite the narrowing job market.

Syracuse to Host International ‘World English’ Conference June 30-July 2

Jun 13, 2017
More than 200 presenters from six continents will descend on campus to explore "Local and Global Contexts of World Englishes."

Syracuse University Brass Ensemble to Perform at Gettysburg Brass Band Festival

Jun 6, 2017
The 35-member group, based in the College of Arts and Sciences, will share the stage with brass bands from all over the world.

Musicologist Goes 'Beyond Boundaries' with New Book, Trans-Atlantic Research

May 30, 2017
Amanda Eubanks Winkler, associate professor of music history and cultures, dispels previously held notions about English music and theater.

Full Stream Ahead

May 17, 2017
Sarah Fuchs Sampson, assistant professor of music history and cultures, shows how the French "théâtrophone" in the late 1800s and early 1900s set the stage for live opera streaming.

New Books by Syracuse Professor Examine Post-Secular Politics, Religion, Philosophy

May 11, 2017
Gregg Lambert, director of the CNY Humanities Corridor and Dean's Professor of the Humanities, is the author of "Philosophy After Friendship" (2017) and "Return Statements" (2016).

Professors Recognized for Graduate Teaching Excellence

May 10, 2017
Professors Margaret "Peg" Hermann and Jonathan Preston are this year's recipients of the William Wasserstrom Prize for the Teaching of Graduate Students and the Prize for Excellence in Master’s Level Teaching, respectively.

Valuing the Humanities

May 5, 2017
The first in a four-part series about humanities research at Syracuse University.

Reflections of Excellence

Apr 25, 2017
The Humanities Center offers a range of student and faculty fellowships, underscoring the University's commitment to high-impact research.

Curative Violence

Apr 19, 2017
A new book by Eunjung Kim, professor of women's and gender studies, explores transnational disability theory in Korea, Japan and the United States.

Summer Linguistics Boot Camp Immerses Students in African Luyia Languages

Apr 18, 2017
Assistant Professor Christopher Green, is offering class as part of a collaborative grant studying and documenting four specific dialects of the African Luyia languages.

Performing Religion

Apr 18, 2017
William Robert, associate professor of religion in A&S, and Kathleen Baum, an acting instructor in VPA, co-teach a course at the nexus of religion and performance.

‘La Borinqueña’ Creator to Help La Casita Celebrate ‘Diversity in Reading’ Month April 28

Apr 18, 2017
Edgardo Mirando-Rodriguez, creator of the Puerto Rican superheroine, "La Borinqueña," will help raise support for La Casita's bilingual library and literacy programs.

Syracuse Symposium to Unveil 'YOU ARE HERE' April 20

Apr 18, 2017
A new exhibition by the Humanities Center and the Special Collections Research Center seeks to redefine the notion of "Place."

Humanities Center Hosts Faculty, Staff Book Reception April 18

Apr 12, 2017
The HC's second annual literary outing features books by 37 scholars in 25 departments and programs at Syracuse.

Documentary screening and discussion with Filmmaker Shimon Dotan

Apr 11, 2017
The Romanian-born, Israeli-raised filmmaker will participate in a screening of and discussion about his documentary “The Settlers” (2016), tracing the history of Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

Religion Department Garners Wave of Awards, Recognition

Apr 11, 2017
The department of religion, chaired by professor Philip Arnold, shines in the spotlight this month after several graduate students and esteemed alumni have been national recognized for their excellence.

Syracuse to Host Ethnomusicologists Eric Usner, Michael Birenbaum Quintero

Mar 29, 2017
Usner will discuss music and the humanities on Friday, April 7; Birenbaum Quintero, Afro-Colombian music and soundscapes on Wednesday, April 12.

Ray Smith Symposium Examines ‘Place of Religion in Film’

Mar 27, 2017
Scholars from around the world are converging on Syracuse for this weekend's symposium, which includes screenings and panel discussions.

Syracuse to Host Brazilian Guitar Trio April 4

Mar 27, 2017
Ricardo Peixoto will join Duo Violão Brasil for an evening of Brazilian guitar music on Tuesday, April 4. The program includes 20th-century popular music, original works and inventive arrangements.

Syracuse Symposium to Host Scholar of Modern Italian Literature April 4-5

Mar 24, 2017
The University of Milan's Mauro Novelli will examine the ideological function of literature and culture during Italian Fascism.

Syracuse Symposium to Present Conservation Ecologist Eric Sanderson March 30-31

Mar 22, 2017
Sanderson will show how digital humanities can highlight the natural and cultural histories of New York City and Syracuse's Onondaga Lake.

Amid Complex History, Cuba Maintains Reverence for Literature

Mar 16, 2017
English Professor Silvio Torres-Saillant recently spent two weeks in Cuba as a judge and opening lecturer for the Casa de las Américas Literary Prize, the most prestigious literary award in the hemisphere outside the United States.

Menachem Lorberbaum to Deliver B.G. Rudolph Lecture March 28

Mar 16, 2017
An expert on Jewish political thought at Penn and Tel Aviv University, Lorberbaum will address “Israel’s Greatest Victory? The Six-Day War and the End of the Zionist Project.”

On Borrowed Time

Mar 9, 2017
Despite calls for divestment, the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline signals a new chapter in the Standing Rock conflict.

AAS Brings History Alive with Public Outreach

Mar 3, 2017
A field trip to Harriet Tubman’s home in Auburn, N.Y. is one of a series of upcoming events organized by the Department of African American Studies (AAS).

Syracuse Symposium, Urban Video Project to Present ‘Haunted Ethnography’ Screening, Artist Q&A March 9

Mar 2, 2017
Emerging filmmakers Carl Elsaesser, Sky Hopinka and João Vieira Torres will screen their videos and experimental film.

University Mourns Loss of Religion Professor Jim Wiggins

Mar 1, 2017
Wiggins’ four-decade career at Syracuse included stints as the Remington Professor and chair of religion, as well as interim chair of Hendricks Chapel. He died Feb. 20 at age 83.

Research Is Her Cup of Tea

Mar 1, 2017
Romita Ray, associate professor of art history, is using two National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awards to research her latest book exploring the cultural history and traditions of Indian tea.

Democratizing Knowledge Awarded Campus Dialogue Grant

Feb 27, 2017
The DK Project is using a $5,000 matching grant to underwrite the "Creating New Publics" series in 2017-18.

George Saunders’ First Novel, ‘Lincoln in the Bardo,’ Debuts at No. 1 on New York Times Bestseller List

Feb 24, 2017
Saunders' fictionalized tale of Abraham Lincoln's visit to his son's grave is the author's first novel after years of celebrated short short successes.

University Mourns Loss of AAS Professor Rennie Simson

Feb 23, 2017
Part of the African American studies faculty since 1979, Simson was an innovative scholar, a beloved teacher and a seasoned administrator.

Kathleen Kenny Appointed Dean’s Executive Assistant

Feb 22, 2017
Kathleen Kenny, who has a proven track record in A&S operations and planning, is Dean Ruhlandt’s new executive assistant.

Syracuse to Host Conference on Media Studies, Popular Culture in Contemporary Japan Feb. 25

Feb 21, 2017
Scholars from the United States and Japan will examine current and emerging issues aimed at Japanese film, media, and culture studies.

Syracuse to Host Humanities Book Publishing Workshop Feb. 24

Feb 20, 2017
Editors from SU Press and SUNY Press will present a how-to workshop for first-time and mid-career authors.

Acclaimed Saxophonist, Writer Jackiem Joyner to Visit Campus Feb. 20

Feb 16, 2017
The former Syracuse resident will perform and participate in a panel discussion, co-presented by the Humanities Center and CNY Jazz.

Cherríe Moraga to Serve as Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor Feb. 20-March 3

Feb 16, 2017
Moraga, a renowned Chicana writer and feminist, will participate in lectures, performances and dialogues on campus.

Memorial Service Feb. 19 for Huston Smith

Feb 15, 2017
Syracuse University will host a memorial service Sunday, Feb. 19 for the former Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Huston Smith.

New Internship Links Janklow and Atlanta Ballet

Feb 15, 2017
A new partnership will allow one Janklow Arts Leadership student to partake in a yearlong internship with the Atlanta Ballet.

A Conversation with Kwame Dixon

Feb 15, 2017
Kwame Dixon, assistant professor of African American studies, takes time to reflect on the decades long evolution democracy and society in Latin America and the Caribbean. (VIDEO)

Marcelle Haddix to Examine Healing Power of Writing Feb. 17

Feb 14, 2017
Haddix will discuss the Writing Our Lives project at Syracuse's next "Brown Bag" event, co-sponsored by the Humanities Center and the Contemplative Collaborative.

Deadline for Paris Noir 2017 Extended

Feb 10, 2017
The application period for students interested in the Paris Noir program has been extended to February 20. The program explores the influence and dynamics of Black culture, literature, and experience in Paris.

The Role of Islamic Buildings in Spain’s History

Feb 8, 2017
Antonio Urquizar-Herrera, an expert in early modern art in Spain, will speak at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Bowne Hall 105.

Syracuse Symposium to Present Lecture on Inclusive Urban Education

Feb 6, 2017
Rochester Professor Edward Brockenbrough will examine pedagogies of sexual agency for black queer youth.

Syracuse Symposium Announces Spring Schedule

Feb 6, 2017
The Humanities Center's yearlong series resumes its interdisciplinary study of "Place."

Fanfare for the Common Man

Feb 2, 2017
Sean Kirst’s latest book, “The Soul of Central New York” (2016), is the fastest-selling title in SU Press history.

Art Historian Appointed Distinguished Professor

Feb 1, 2017
Wayne Franits is awarded one of the University’s highest faculty honors, in recognition of his outstanding scholarly contributions to 17th-century Dutch and Flemish art.

Imagining Governance: A Q&A with Jack Manno G'03

Feb 1, 2017
Manno, a professor at Syracuse and SUNY ESF, looks to Native values to heal the environment.

Africa Initiative Hosts Kwame Dixon Talk, Book Signing

Jan 31, 2017
Dixon, assistant professor of African American studies, will discuss Afro-Brazil and the global struggle for human rights on Thursday, Feb. 2, in 319 Sims Hall.

The Science of Shipwrecks

Jan 26, 2017
A legendary Honors course, taught by Cathryn Newton, uses maritime tragedies to illuminate both science and human culture.

Former Syracuse Religion Scholar Huston Smith Mourned

Jan 23, 2017
Smith profoundly changed the way students and scholars approached the study of religion through his popular book, "The Religions of Man".

Power and Places Inform Student’s Poetry

Jan 11, 2017
Coronat Scholar Farrell Greenwald Brenner ’17 is celebrating the debut of her first published collection poems.

Vivian May, Visionary Humanist

Jan 10, 2017
The Humanities Center director is an authority on the black feminist "love-politics" of Anna Julia Cooper.

Art Historian Lectures on Dutch Genre Painting in the Hague

Jan 9, 2017
Wayne Franits, Distinguished Professor of Art History, delivered a keynote address at the world-famous Mauritshuis museum in The Hague (Netherlands).

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.

Two Minutes with Rob Enslin

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

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.

Rock and a Hard Place

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

SUBE Harmonizes with Syracuse Chorale Dec. 10

Dec 7, 2016
The Syracuse University Brass Ensemble, based in A&S, rings in the holidays with the Syracuse Chorale on Saturday, Dec. 3, at DeWitt Community Church.

Discussing Philosophical Ethics Without Shouting

Dec 6, 2016
David Sobel, the Irwin and Marjorie Guttag Professor of Ethics and Political Philosophy, is co-editor of PEA Soup, a popular blog devoted to philosophy, ethics and academia.

English Department Establishes Memorial Fellowship

Dec 5, 2016
The Joseph Hughes Memorial Summer Fellowship will support advanced Ph.D. candidates during the dissertation process.

Digital Religion: 3D Temples, Confession Apps, Virtual Shrines

Nov 29, 2016
John W. Brochert G'13, a Ph.D. student in religion, has designed a course exploring the interface between religious practice and digital technology.

Mexican Immigration Scholar Gilberto Cárdenas to Visit Syracuse Dec. 1

Nov 29, 2016
Cárdenas has spent more than 40 years exploring the tension between Latino art and politics.

Live Stream of 30th annual Graduate Symposium from Florence

Nov 28, 2016
Four graduate students in the Syracuse University in Florence Renaissance Art program will present their final research papers via live stream on Dec 1.

Music Historian Part of International Shakespeare Project

Nov 23, 2016
Amanda Eubanks Winkler, associate professor of music history and cultures, is using a major grant to study Restoration Shakespeare adaptations.

Two Minutes with Jaklin Kornfilt

Nov 23, 2016
A Q&A with the director of the Linguistic Studies and Computational Linguistics programs.

A Blueprint for Lithuanian Arts

Nov 23, 2016
Irena Alperyte, a Fulbright scholar from Lithuania, is studying arts and community engagement in the Janklow Arts Leadership Program.

Stanford’s Carla Shatz to Deliver Kameshwar C. Wali Lecture Dec. 8

Nov 23, 2016
Shatz, professor of biology and of neurobiology at Stanford, is the recipient of the 2016 Kavli Neuroscience Prize.

Nominees Sought for Strategic Planning Working Groups

Nov 21, 2016
A&S needs your help with developing a five-year strategic plan, focusing on liberal arts excellence.

A Moral Obligation

Nov 21, 2016
Ahmed Abdel Meguid, assistant professor of religion, reflects on being caught in the middle of the recent failed Turkish coup.

English Professor Awarded Howard Foundation Fellowship

Nov 17, 2016
Roger Hallas, associate professor of English, is using a Howard Foundation fellowship to complete a book project about the intersection of photography and documentary film.

A Broader View of Transnational Feminism

Nov 16, 2016
Sheila Ragunathan, a graduate student at Goethe University in Germany, is enrolled in Syracuse's women's & gender studies department.

University Shines at Statewide TESOL Conference

Nov 15, 2016
Returning to Syracuse for the first time in 12 years, the conference exceeds all expectations.

'Dominican Music Week' Features Back-to-Back Events

Nov 9, 2016
Sydney Hutchinson, assistant professor of music history and cultures, is organizing a concert by the group Pa’lo Monte (Nov. 15) and a mini-seminar with musicologist Darío Tejeda (Nov. 18).

University Mourns Loss of Award-Winning Poet Lucia Perillo G'86

Nov 7, 2016
Perillo's work was shaped by her 28-year battle with multiple sclerosis.

The Tao of the Liberal Arts

Oct 26, 2016
Gerry Greenberg, senior associate dean of A&S and associate professor of Russian and linguistics, plays a leadership role in the Council of the Colleges of Arts and Sciences.

'SUPrise Advise

Oct 26, 2016
A&S students can find out the status of their core requirements by visiting pop-up tables around campus.

The Metaphysics of Identity

Oct 26, 2016
Philosophy Professor André Gallois ponders ideas of persistence and change in his latest book.

English Department to Host Undergraduate Open House Nov. 2

Oct 21, 2016
Students are invited to find out about English and Textual Studies, one of A&S' most versatile degrees.

Syracuse Symposium to Host Mohawk Artist Alan Michelson Nov. 1-2

Oct 21, 2016
Michelson is a Mohawk member of the Six Nations of the Grand River and an award-winning artist.

Syracuse to Host Black Lives Matter Panel Discussion Nov. 9

Oct 20, 2016
The Department of African American Studies will examine the effect of the modern civil rights movement on art, history and literature.

Democratizing Knowledge

Oct 17, 2016
The Mellon-funded DK Summer Institute focuses on knowledge production to create a more "just academy."

Women’s & Gender Studies to Host Alumni Panel Discussion Oct. 20

Oct 17, 2016
Brittany Brathwaite '13 and Erin Carhart '14, employees of KIMBRITIVE and Planned Parenthood, respectively, will discuss what you can do with a WGS degree.

Author Nancy Sherman to read from her book "Afterwar" on October 14

Oct 11, 2016
The Syracuse University Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition will explore the aftermath of war during it's popular Nonfiction Reading Series.

From Battlefield to Classroom

Oct 10, 2016
About a dozen military veterans from around the country spent a week at Syracuse University this summer learning critical college skills with the Warrior Scholar Project. (VIDEO)

Education Activist Jonathan Mooney to Deliver Milton Lecture Oct. 19

Oct 5, 2016
Mooney is the co-author of the best-selling "Learning Outside the Lines" (Touchstone, 2000), and is co-founder of the Project Eye-to-Eye.

Kal Alston Appointed Interim Executive Director of Community Folk Art Center

Oct 5, 2016
"Alston will usher CFAC into a new era of educational and cultural discovery," Dean Ruhlandt says.

Syracuse Symposium Invites People to Discover USC Visual History Archive Oct. 10

Oct 5, 2016
USC's online database features interviews with survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides.

Skä•noñh Center Hosts Wooden Stick Festival Oct. 8

Oct 5, 2016
The Skä•noñh—Great Law of Peace Center celebrates the history and legacy of lacrosse, as it was played more than a thousand years ago by the Haudenosaunee.

North Indian Musicians, USC Visual Historian Part of Syracuse Symposium Lineup, Oct. 4-14

Oct 3, 2016
Syracuse Symposium continues yearlong exploration of "Place" with lectures, workshops, readings and concerts.

Religion Professor Explores Ancient Christian Practice

Oct 3, 2016
Virginia Burrus, professor of religion, has spent the last year as part of the Poetics of Christian Performance research group at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies in Jerusalem.

The Perfect Existence

Sep 30, 2016
Friends and colleagues remember Pedro Cuperman, Argentine scholar and founder of Point of Contact, who died at age 80.

Black & Banned!

Sep 29, 2016
Bird Library hosted the fifth annual Black & Banned Campus Read-In, part of Banned Books Week. Featured were selections by African American authors that frequently have been banned or challenged. VIDEO

CNY Humanities Corridor, Mellon Foundation Mark 10 Years Together

Sep 28, 2016
Lubin House in New York City hosted a celebration of one of the academic humanities' most successful partnerships.

Acclaimed Novelist Dana Spiotta to Read at YMCA Arts Branch Sept. 30

Sep 21, 2016
Spiotta, associate professor of English, hits literary pay dirt with her latest novel, "Innocents and Others" (Scribner, 2016).

“What Are Nuns Really Up To?”

Sep 16, 2016
Sandra Schneiders, Professor Emerita of New Testament Studies and Christian Spirituality at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Calif., will deliver this year's Borgognoni Lecture on Monday, Oct. 10, in Maxwell Auditorium.

Anthony Davis to Address Music, Social Justice Sept. 26

Sep 16, 2016
Renowned composer and experimental pianist Anthony Davis will discuss "Opera and Black Lives Matter: Music and Social Justice," as part of the 2016 African American Studies Colloquium.

Syracuse Symposium Begins Yearlong Examination of ‘Place’

Sep 14, 2016
Opening events include a concert by Mande Strings (Sept. 20), a lecture by youth activist Shawn Ginwright (Sept. 21) and a symposium and print fair devoted to contemporary printmaking (Sept. 23-25).

Human Rights Film Festival Announces Lineup

Sep 8, 2016
The Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival returns for its 14th year, showcasing the work of several international filmmakers.

2016-17 Syracuse Symposium Addresses Questions of 'Place'

Sep 6, 2016
The Syracuse University Humanities Center highlights the interdisciplinary contributions of key scholars, artists, authors and performers.

La Casita to Host ‘¡Familia!’ and Latino Baseball Exhibits, Baseball Panel Discussion Sept. 15-16

Aug 31, 2016
Special guests include former Major League players Carlos Baerga and Cándido “Candy” Maldonado.

Professor Awarded Inaugural Fellowship at Western Sydney University

Aug 2, 2016
Gregg Lambert, Dean's Professor of the Humanities and director of The CNY Humanities Corridor, is part of the inaugural class of Western Sydney University's College of Fellows.

Alumni Win Awards for Scholarly Writing

Jul 6, 2016
Graduates of the Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Doctoral Program are being lauded for writing-pedagogy excellence.

Professor Accepts Yearlong Appointment at University of Ghana

Jun 30, 2016
Horace Campbell, professor of African American studies and political science, will occupy the Kwame Nkrumah Chair in Ghana's Institute of African Studies.

Sight and Sound in Renaissance and Baroque Europe

Jun 20, 2016
Gary Radke, professor emeritus of art history, and Amanda Winkler, associate professor of music history & cultures, lead a week-long seminar on Renaissance and Baroque culture at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.

Professor Sheds Light on Origins of Jewish Fiction

Jun 17, 2016
A new book by Ken Frieden, the B.G. Rudolph Professor of Jewish Studies, examines the link between the Hebrew revival and Jewish travel literature.

Summer Networking Opportunities Extended

Jun 15, 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.

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.

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.

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)

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.

A Seat at the Table

May 2, 2016
The Janklow Arts Leadership Program and Skaneateles Festival co-hosted a roundtable discussion, featuring leaders of some of New York State's largest arts organizations, to examine the growing importance of cultural tourism.

Two A&S Professors to Receive Top Awards for Teaching excellence

Apr 28, 2016
Professors Ramesh Raina and Sascha Scott will be honored at this spring's advancement ceremonies for their outstanding work with graduate level students.

Syracuse Professor to Receive SUNY Honorary Degree May 22

Apr 27, 2016
Samuel Gorovitz, professor of philosophy and former dean of A&S, will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree, in recognition of his contributions to medical science.

Alumni Networking over Break

Apr 26, 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. (VIDEO)

Kenneth Baynes Appointed Tolley Professor in Humanities

Apr 25, 2016
The acclaimed professor of philosophy and political science will spend the next two years exploring the theme of "Identity/Identities."

Humanities Center Examines Issues of 'Broad Societal Concern'

Apr 20, 2016
Upcoming events include presentations by Barefoot College’s "Bunker" Roy and Meagan Fallone, in conjunction with Earth Day.

Community Folk Art Center to Present Ben Williams April 22

Apr 19, 2016
The Grammy Award-winning bassist will headline CFAC's "Evening of Jazz and Wine."

Saints, Cyborgs, Monsters

Apr 18, 2016
John W. Borchert G'13, a Ph.D. student in religion, has designed a course that looks at religion, technology, and practices of embodiment.

Syracuse Professor Using German Fellowship to Study Religion, Senses

Apr 15, 2016
James Watts, professor of religion, is completing a visiting fellowship at Ruhr University in Germany, where he has been studying the interaction between religion and the senses.

Linguist Profile: Jaklin Kornfilt

Apr 14, 2016
Jaklin Kornfilt, professor of linguistics in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, credits her success to a multilingual upbringing, luck, and early-morning classes.

El Fénix de España

Apr 13, 2016
The great 17th-century Spanish playwright Lope de Vega is the focus of a daylong symposium at Syracuse on Friday, April 22.

Humanities Center Ends Year on High Note

Apr 13, 2016
The Syracuse University Humanities Center wraps up its spring series with presentations by social entrepreneurs "Bunker" Roy and Meagan Fallone and multimedia artist Saya Woolfalk.

Sanjit ‘Bunker’ Roy, Meagan Fallone to Visit Central New York April 21-22

Apr 7, 2016
Known for their work with Barefoot College in Northern India, Sanjit "Bunker" Roy and Meagan Fallone discuss how to empower communities toward self-sufficiency.

Rising from the Rubble

Apr 1, 2016
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, chief curator of the POLIN Museum in Warsaw, is delivering the B.G. Rudolph Lecture on Monday, April 11.

A Global Journey Through the Arts

Mar 31, 2016
British-Nigerian singer Ola Onabulé gave a lecture-recital on campus, as part of the Humanities Center's spring lineup. (VIDEO)

Christen Brandt ’10 Uses Media, Mentoring to Create Opportunities for Girls

Mar 24, 2016
The former magazine journalist is being honored for her work with She's the First, which raises money for scholarships for girls in low-income countries.

Syracuse Professor Eyes New Books, International Humanities Appointment

Mar 22, 2016
"Keeping busy is the key to happiness," says Gregg Lambert, Dean's Professor of the Humanities and director of The Central New York Humanities Corridor.

La Casita Celebrates 'Diversity in Reading' in April

Mar 18, 2016
La Casita Cultural Center is presenting a variety of events, designed to raise awareness of and support for its bilingual library.

Beauty, Performance and Sexual Identitiy

Mar 17, 2016
Visiting author and scholar, Jennifer Tyburczy will reflect on her new book, “Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display” on March 24.

Graduate Religion Conference Encourages Unexpected Encounters

Mar 17, 2016
Pamela Klassen, an expert in the anthropology of religion at the University of Toronto, is this year's keynote speaker.

Humanities Center to Host Dinner-Workshop on ‘Urban Acupuncture’ March 24

Mar 17, 2016
Students in Marilyn Higgins and Anne Mosher's GEO 500 course will present ideas for revitalizing Syracuse neighborhoods.

Laura Freixas to Serve as Jeanette K. Watson Distinguished Visiting Professor in Humanities March 29-April 8

Mar 16, 2016
Freixas, an acclaimed author, scholar, and teacher, is one of the most important feminist voices in Spanish literature.

Afro-Politics and Civil Society in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

Mar 10, 2016
Kwame Dixon, assistant professor of African American studies, offers a compelling look at the political activism of Afro-Brazilians.

The Psychology of Robots

Mar 9, 2016
A new cognitive science course, taught by Michael Kalish, professor of psychology, enables students to use robots to study the foundations of information processing. (VIDEO)

Singer Ola Onabulé, Hip-Hop Activist Harry Allen to Visit Syracuse March 22-23

Mar 9, 2016
The Syracuse University Humanities Center will present a lecture-recital by British-Nigerian singer and record executive Ola Onabulé, followed by a discussion with Harry Allen about his involvement with the acclaimed hip-hop group Public Enemy.

Humanities Center Examines Continued Relevance of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ March 9

Mar 3, 2016
Kevin Maillard, a professor in the Syracuse University College of Law, will discuss why Harper Lee's classic novel is still essential reading, 56 years after its publication.

Conference Honors 16th-Century Artist, Architect Giorgio Vasari

Mar 1, 2016
The Florence Graduate Program in Renaissance Art, based in the Department of Art & Music Histories, is co-organizing a conference in Italy to commemorate the 450th anniversary of Vasari's renovation of Santa Croce.

‘Father of Posthumanism’ to Serve as CNY Humanities Corridor Visiting Collaborator

Feb 29, 2016
Cary Wolfe, the Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor of English and director of the Center for Critical and Cultural Theory at Rice University, headlines three public events, March 9-11.

Humanities Center Announces March Lineup

Feb 29, 2016
Guest speakers include hip-hop activist and Public Enemy associate Harry Allen, Spanish novelist Laura Freixas, and cultural theorist Cary Wolfe.

Legendary Feminist Gloria Joseph to Visit Syracuse Feb. 29

Feb 23, 2016
The former Cornell professor and administrator has spent more than 60 years addressing the injustices of racism, sexism, and homophobia.

Network with A&S Alumni over Spring Break

Feb 18, 2016
A new program in Advising & Career Services enables students to interact with alumni nationwide via face-to-face, phone, or Skype.

Humanities Center Closes out Month with High-Profile Events

Feb 17, 2016
The lineup features ethnomusicologist Jonathan Dueck (Feb. 22), social activist Alicia Garza (Feb. 23), digital humanist Lori Emerson (Feb. 25-26), and black feminist Gloria Joseph (Feb. 29).

Feminist Scholar Awarded Guest Professorship in Germany

Feb 5, 2016
Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Distinguished Professor and chair of women's & gender studies, recently taught at Goethe University in Frankfurt.

Lineup Announced for 2016 Spring Carver Reading Series

Feb 3, 2016
This semester's readers are authors Dana Spiotta, Joy Williams, and Colum McCann; and poets JoEllen Kwiatek '80, Brian Turner, and Roger Reeves.

La Casita Presents Annual ‘Music of the Heart’ Concert Feb. 13

Feb 3, 2016
Symphoria violinist Sara Silva G'07 and SU:VPA guitarist Kenneth Meyer join the FourteGuitar ensemble for a "musical Valentine."

Humanities Center Presents Renowned ‘Information Designer’ Feb. 10-11

Feb 2, 2016
Clay Spinuzzi, who teaches writing and rhetoric at The University of Texas at Austin, examines how information circulates in contemporary workplace environments.

Humanities Center Presents ‘Earth, Water, Woman’ Feb. 6

Jan 27, 2016
A documentary about community reforestation is being shown at CFAC's Caribbean Cinematic Festival, with support from the Humanities Center.

Humanities Center Announces ‘Ambitious’ Spring Lineup

Jan 26, 2016
The series begins Friday, Jan. 29, with an information session on Public Humanities Fellowships and a moderated discussion about mindfulness as a form of social justice.

Reconstructing 'Shakespeare’s Songbook'

Jan 25, 2016
The Department of Art & Music Histories marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death with a two-week residency by renowned musicologist Ross Duffin.

Shakespeare in Our Time

Jan 21, 2016
Dympna Callaghan, the William Safire Professor of Modern Letters, has spent the past year traveling the globe, teaching and writing about the Bard of Avon.

New Book Focuses on Life, Career of Syracuse Poet Philip Booth

Jan 20, 2016
Booth was a professor and poet-in-residence in the English department from 1966 to 1986.

A Spot of Tea

Jan 14, 2016
Romita Ray, associate professor of art history, embarks on a yearlong research fellowship, in support of an upcoming book about the visual cultures of tea consumption in India.

Georgia on Her Mind

Jan 8, 2016
Law school, volunteerism, and mentorships keep Coronat alumna Na'Tasha Webb-Prather '11 on the go.

Perpetual Peace Project Expands Global Footprint

Jan 6, 2016
A multinational initiative, co-founded by the Syracuse University Humanities Center, moves its base of operations to Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

An Afternoon in Special Collections

Jan 4, 2016
Professor Samuel Gorovitz reflects on a recent field trip with his Honors students to the Special Collections Research Center in Bird Library.

Syracuse Philosopher Wins Major Book Award

Dec 23, 2015
Frederick Beiser, professor of philosophy, has been lauded by the "Journal of the History of Philosophy" for his book on Neo-Kantianism.

Syracuse at Forefront of Creative Industries Management

Dec 18, 2015
The Janklow, Goldring, Audio Arts, and Museum Studies programs combine master’s level theory with hands-on practice.

Happy Holidays from A&S

Dec 17, 2015
Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season, filled with joy and happiness. May 2016 bring you good health, peace, and prosperity. The "Friday Five" will return on Friday, January 15.

AMH Professor Teams up with Oberlin Ethnomusicologist on Scholarly Article

Dec 16, 2015
Deborah Justice, the Carole & Alvin I. Schragis Faculty Fellow in the Department of Art & Music Histories, has co-authored an article on the value of diverse perspectives in performance research.

A&S Graduate Students Bring Philosophy to Syracuse Charter School

Dec 15, 2015
A&S graduate students are using philosophy to teach local middle school students the value of critical thinking.

‘Tis the Season for ‘Holidays at Hendricks’

Dec 8, 2015
The Syracuse University Brass Ensemble, based in A&S and directed by James T. Spencer, rang in the holidays with a cast of hundreds.

Carver Series Presents Novelist Elissa Schappell

Dec 2, 2015
The author of the best-selling "Blueprints for Building Better Girls" closes out the fall Raymond Carver Reading Series on Wednesday, Dec. 9.

University Marks 25th Anniversary of ADA

Dec 2, 2015
The campus community came together this week to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Point of Contact’s El Punto Art Studio Awarded 3 Year Grant

Dec 2, 2015
A Joint effort between Point of Contact, La Casita Cultural Center and the Spanish Action League of Upstate New York, El Punto's newly awarded grant will help provide no cost art studio experience for Syracuse kids.

Syracuse Philosopher Awarded German Order of Merit

Dec 1, 2015
Frederick Charles Beiser has been lauded for his lifelong dedication to the teaching and study of German philosophy.

How to Read the Air

Nov 23, 2015
The Raymond Carver Series continues with the Ethiopian-born writer Dinaw Mengestu and his unique perspectives on life and fiction.

University Joins in Grand Opening of Ska-nonh Center Nov. 20-21

Nov 19, 2015
The College of Arts and Sciences gives voice to Haudenosaunee values through its involvement with a new oral history center.

Invitation to Dance

Nov 18, 2015
The College of Arts and Sciences commemorates the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act with a screening of the award-winning documentary "Invitation to Dance."

Outlaw Culture Music

Nov 16, 2015
Artist and Scholar, assistant professor James Gordon Williams presents his latest musical work, exploring themes of resistance and liberation.

Sexual Abuse Survivor, Activist Jennifer Nadler to Speak at Syracuse Nov. 12

Nov 11, 2015
Her visit is part of the National Week of Action campaign at Syracuse University.

Syracuse Symposium™ Presents Renowned Harvard Art Historian Nov. 17-18

Nov 10, 2015
Jennifer Roberts, an expert on American art from the colonial period to the present, will explore the relationship between social networks and print studies.

Syracuse Symposium™ Celebrates Cinematic Artistry of Otolith Group Nov. 12

Nov 10, 2015
Films by the acclaimed British arts group will be shown and discussed at the Everson Museum of Art.

La Casita, Smithsonian Team up for ‘Latinos and Baseball’ Initiative

Nov 6, 2015
The Smithsonian Institution has selected La Casita Cultural Center to participate in a national community collecting initiative, focusing on the social and cultural impact of baseball.

Sudanese ‘Lost Boy’ John Dau ‘11 to Give Author Reading at Syracuse Nov. 19

Nov 4, 2015
Dau will read from his bestselling memoir, "God Grew Tired of Us" (National Geographic, 2007).

Linguistics Professor Shares Insights at National, International Conferences

Nov 3, 2015
Tej Bhatia, a professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, is a sought-after expert on bilingualism and multiculturalism.

MLA Past President to Discuss Humanities Advocacy Nov. 6

Oct 28, 2015
The Ray Smith Symposium continues with a lecture by UC Davis Professor Margaret Ferguson.

Scholarly Detective Work Uncovers Piece by 17th-Century Artist

Oct 27, 2015
Wayne Franits, professor of art history, has discovered a work by Godefridus Schalcken that is part of a major show in Cologne, Germany.

Mary Karr Next Author in Raymond Carver Reading Series

Oct 27, 2015
The Raymond Carver Reading Series continues with a reading by acclaimed memoirist and poet Mary Karr H'15 on Nov. 4.

University Hosts Veterans Day Reading Program Nov. 11

Oct 26, 2015
Members of the Syracuse Veterans' Writing Group will read original works of poetry and nonfiction, addressing the enduring effects of war.

Syracuse Symposium™ Presents Readings by Minnie Bruce Pratt, Martha Collins Nov. 5

Oct 26, 2015
The Humanities Center teams up with the Y Arts Branch for one of the season's top literary events.

Syracuse Guest Speaker to Discuss Black Westward Migration Nov. 4

Oct 22, 2015
CUNY professor Marta Effinger-Crichlow examines the journeys that black women have undertaken to achieve equality.

University Hosts Discussion on Women, Scandal, Social Media Oct. 25

Oct 20, 2015
Following the matinee performance of the Syracuse Stage production of Steve Martin's "The Underpants," this event looks at the complicated relationship between the media's portrayal of women and gender bias.

Syracuse Symposium™, SUArt Galleries Present Panel Discussion on Pop Artist James Rosenquist Oct. 22

Oct 14, 2015
Curator Sarah Bancroft moderates an all-star panel discussion about the role of the printmaking workshop in Rosenquist's career and in contemporary art, in general.

Syracuse Philosopher Publishes Book on Jürgen Habermas

Oct 14, 2015
Kenneth Baynes, professor of philosophy, is the author of a new book about the life and work of German philosopher and sociologist Jürgen Habermas.

SU Abroad Course in Lebanon, Jordan Solidifies Transnational Pedagogies, Practices

Oct 14, 2015
"Global Perspectives, Local Contexts" addresses issues of feminism, gender, and sexuality in the Arab World.

Author Ethan Zuckerman to Deliver Syracuse Symposium™ Keynote Address Oct. 15

Oct 9, 2015
MIT media scholar says "deep skepticism of institutions of power" is forcing people to turn to the Internet to effect change.

Carver Reading Series Continues with Novelist Daniel Torday Oct. 14

Oct 8, 2015
Syracuse alumnus' latest outing, ‘Last Flight of Poxl West,’ is a critical and commercial success.

Syracuse, Le Moyne, Redhouse Team up with Sphinx Virtuosi for ‘Diversity in Arts’ Panel Discussion Oct. 15

Oct 8, 2015
Sphinx Virtuosi is the nation's only professional chamber orchestra comprising blacks and Latinos.

Advising & Career Services Announces 2015-16 'Career Conversations' Lineup

Oct 7, 2015
Resume building, cover-letter writing, and interviewing techniques are some of the topics being covered in this new, five-part series, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 13. The series is open to students of all majors.

Syracuse Presents Concert by Indian Classical Stars Oct. 10

Oct 5, 2015
Two of today’s leading exponents of Indian classical music, sarodist Arnab Chakrabarty and tablist Shahbaz Hussain, will perform on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in Setnor Auditorium in Syracuse University’s Crouse College. The concert is free and open to the public; however, donations of $5 from students (with ID) and $10 from the public are accepted.

Film & Screen Studies Eye 'Cast Changes' at Syracuse

Oct 1, 2015
As convener of the English department's popular film and screen studies program, Roger Hallas builds on the momentum generated by founder Steven Cohan.

Democratizing Knowledge Project to Host Planning Retreat for Mellon Summer Institutes

Sep 30, 2015
The Syracuse DK collective will host a planning retreat with colleagues from its institutional partners: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-Newark and Spelman College, the oldest historically Black college for women. They will begin preparing for the group’s inaugural institute, slated to occur at Syracuse in 2016.

Syracuse Hosts Lecture by Renowned Disability Scholar, Author Lennard J. Davis

Sep 29, 2015
Lennard J. Davis, a leading disability scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will discuss the Americans with Disabilities Act on Monday, Oct. 5, at 5 p.m. in Room 004 in Bird Library.

Syracuse Receives Major Grant from Japan Foundation

Sep 28, 2015
The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics has received a four-year, $190,540 grant, designed to expand its Japanese Language Program.

An Interview with Milton Lecturer William Deresiewicz

Sep 28, 2015
William Deresiewicz, best-selling author and this fall's Milton Lecturer in A&S, discusses the value of a liberal arts education. (VIDEO)

Students Invited to Learn about Career Opportunities in Art

Sep 25, 2015
The Department of Art and Music Histories (AMH) in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, the Sotheby’s Institute of Art (SIA), and SUArt Galleries are co-presenting an information session about professional opportunities in the art world on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 4 p.m. in the Shaffer Art Building.

Carver Series Presents Renowned Poet Tom Sleigh Sept. 30

Sep 25, 2015
The author of eight books of poetry, including "Station Zed" (Graywolf Press, 2015), Sleigh is Syracuse’s Leonard and Elise Elman Visiting Writer.

Famed South African Photographer to Visit Syracuse Sept. 28

Sep 24, 2015
Iconic South African photographer Cedric Nunn will visit Syracuse University to promote his new book, Unsettled: The 100 Year War of Resistance by Xhosa Against Boer and British (Archipelago Books, 2015).

La Casita Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Baseball Exhibit (VIDEO)

Sep 23, 2015
Running through Friday, Dec. 11, “Béisbol at the Heart of Our Latino Communities” features baseball memorabilia from youth programs to professional teams. (VIDEO)

Prospective Law Students Invited to Participate in 'Law Week 2015'

Sep 23, 2015
The College of Arts and Sciences will host "Law Week 2015," a five-day initiative designed to prepare Syracuse undergraduates for admission to law school.

Big Data, Big Challenges

Sep 22, 2015
The science of social communication networks is explored during the 2015 Kameshwar C. Wali Lecture.

Publisher of ‘National Catholic Reporter’ to Deliver Borgognoni Lecture Oct. 5

Sep 22, 2015
On the heels of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States, Thomas C. Fox, publisher of the National Catholic Reporter (NCR), will deliver the Joseph and Amelia Borgognoni Lecture in Catholic Theology and Religion in Society at Syracuse University.

Janklow Program, Seattle Art Museum Launch ‘Competitive Fellowship Program’

Sep 18, 2015
Fourteen-month fellowship offers traditional coursework and field-based learning in arts leadership.

Point of Contact Marks 40th Anniversary with Fall Events

Sep 14, 2015
Celebrations include "Continuum," an exhibition of POC's permanent contemporary art collection.

Syracuse Symposium™ Presents Human Rights Film Festival Sept. 24-26

Sep 14, 2015
Now in its 13th year, the acclaimed festival explores the symposium's theme of "Networks."

Six Degrees of Francis Bacon

Sep 11, 2015
The vast social networks of the Early Modern Era come to life during upcoming Syracuse Symposium lecture.

Interested in The Renée Crown University Honors Program?

Sep 9, 2015
High-achieving students are invited to apply for spring admission into Syracuse's prestigious Honors Program. (VIDEO)

Author Stephen Kuusisto Opens Carver Series at Syracuse Sept. 16

Sep 9, 2015
Stephen Kuusisto, director of The Renée Crown University Honors Program, is also an accomplished poet, essayist, and memoirist.

Author Tobias Wolff to Receive National Medal of Arts Sept. 10

Sep 8, 2015
The former Syracuse professor will be recognized by President Obama at a special White House ceremony.

Shiptown: North Indian Lives Between Rural and Urban

Sep 8, 2015
Ann Grodzins Gold, the Thomas J. Watson Professor of Anthropology and professor of religion, is working on an ethnographic study of a North Indian market town.

University Mourns Loss of Singer, Actor Theodore Bikel

Sep 8, 2015
Remembered for his stage work in "The Sound of Music" and "Fiddler on the Roof," Bikel spent part of the final act of his career helping A&S.

Arts Leader Ruby Lerner Kicks Off Syracuse Symposium™ Sept. 10

Sep 1, 2015
Ruby Lerner, president and executive director of Creative Capital, will examine the role of "Networks" in cultural philanthropy.

La Casita Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Aug 31, 2015
“Béisbol at the Heart of Our Latino Communities” is the subject of a major exhibition at La Casita, Sept. 15-Dec. 11.

Syracuse Hosts International Philosophy Conference Sept. 18-20

Aug 31, 2015
Philosophers, scholars, and researchers converge on campus for Workshop for Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy.

Syracuse Announces Fall Carver Reading Series

Aug 25, 2015
Sponsored by the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing, the Carver Series brings 12-14 prominent writers to campus each year.

In the Driver’s Seat

Aug 25, 2015
The College of Arts and Sciences has launched a new and improved Office of Advising & Career Services. Our 20-plus-member team is uniquely qualified to help you in a variety of areas, including career exploration, major and minor degree completion, and pre-law and pre-health advising. To find out how we can help you, visit

Teaching the World

Aug 18, 2015
Syracuse University is chosen for the 8th consecutive year to host international Fulbright Orientation program

Syracuse Symposium™ Announces ‘Networks’ Theme, Fall Lineup

Aug 18, 2015
The popular fall series begins with a lecture by nationally renowned arts leader Ruby Lerner on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m. in Watson Theatre in the Robert B. Menschel Media Center.

A Celebration of Science

Aug 13, 2015
More than 80 students presented results of their summer research projects at the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program's annual poster session.

Janklow Program Takes National Stage

Aug 7, 2015
Mark Nerenhausen, founding director and professor of practice of the Janklow Program, was invited to speak at the Americans for the Arts’ prestigious leadership roundtable, whose theme this year is “The Arts and Tourism: Transforming America’s Communities.”

Global to Local

Aug 5, 2015
The Writing Center, operated by The Writing Program in A&S, provides individualized instruction in all aspects—and genres—of writing.

From Battlefield to Bookworm

Aug 3, 2015
The new Warrior-Scholar Project prepares U.S. veterans for life on campus. (VIDEO)

Syracuse Philosophers Celebrate 10th Anniversary of SPAWN Series

Jul 17, 2015
Organizer Robert Van Gulick says it will be like a reunion, but with a new group of young scholars 'added in.'

‘New York Times’ Best-Selling Author to Deliver Fall Milton Lecture

Jul 14, 2015
William Deresiewicz, a New York Times best-selling author, award-winning essayist, and critic, will deliver this fall’s Milton First-Year Lecture on Monday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) in Schine Student Center’s Goldstein Auditorium

Syracuse Launches Fellowship Program with Florida Grand Opera

Jun 30, 2015
One Janklow Program student will be selected for a two-year fellowship, involving coursework at the University and a paid internship at FGO.

Ethical Merit

Jun 26, 2015
On the heels of earning a Ph.D. in philosophy, Amy Massoud G'15 learns her work will appear in the acclaimed journal "Ethics."

Pitchers at an Exhibition

Jun 24, 2015
La Casita Cultural Center seeks submissions for an upcoming exhibition on Latinos in baseball.

Vivian May Appointed Director of Syracuse University Humanities Center

Jun 17, 2015
The women's & gender studies scholar is lauded for her visionary and strategic leadership.

Syracuse Professor Publishes Book on Well-Being

Jun 10, 2015
Ben Bradley, the Allan and Anita Sutton Distinguished Chair of Philosophy, is the author of a new book titled "Well-Being" (Polity Press, 2015). It’s Bradley’s third book project.

Syracuse Instructor Publishes Book of Poems

Jun 2, 2015
"Psalter: The Agnostic's Book of Common Curiosities" (Tiger Bark Press, 2015) is Georgia Popoff's third collection of poetry and fourth book in print.

Syracuse Professor Recognized for Contributions to Latina/o Studies

Jun 1, 2015
Silvio Torres-Saillant, professor of English and Latino-Latin American Studies, is the recipient of the 2015 Frank Bonilla Public Intellectual Award.

The College of Arts and Sciences’ Convocation 2015

May 9, 2015
Dean Karin Ruhlandt imparts words of encouragement to the College of Arts and Sciences' Class of 2015

University Shines at Society for Cinema & Media Studies Conference

May 5, 2015
"Syracuse was all over the program," says Steven Cohan, Dean’s Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and SCMS president elect.

Syracuse Professor Appointed Editor of Writing & Rhetoric Series

May 4, 2015
Teacher-author-activist Steve Parks will oversee the acclaimed "Studies in Writing and Rhetoric" series, published by the Conference on College Composition and Communication.

WGS Faculty Recognized for ‘Timely, Relevant’ Scholarship

Apr 29, 2015
Vivian May, associate professor and chair of women's & gender studies, praises her colleagues for challenging "interconnected systems of oppression in work."

Arts in Science; Science in Arts

Apr 28, 2015
Sam Gorovitz, professor of philosophy and former dean of the College, proves his artistic mettle with this breathtaking collection of original photographs and sculptures.

Syracuse Professors to Receive Graduate Teaching Awards

Apr 27, 2015
Lois Agnew will be awarded the William Wasserstrom Prize for the Teaching of Graduate Students; Horace Campbell, the Prize for Excellence in Master’s Level Teaching.

Syracuse Art Historian Publishes Book on Vermeer

Apr 15, 2015
Wayne Franits, professor of art & music histories, is the author of "Vermeer" (Phaidon Press, 2015), a book about the great 17th-century Dutch painter.

Carver Reading Series Concludes with Poet Ishion Hutchinson April 22

Apr 15, 2015
The Jamaican-born poet is known for his award-winning collection, 'Far District.

British Literary Scholar, Theorist Evan Gottlieb to Visit Syracuse April 16-17

Apr 13, 2015
The Department of English in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences will host Evan Gottlieb, a leading British literary scholar, on April 16-17.

Syracuse Hosts Author/Musician Rita Indiana, Filmmaker Noelia Quintero April 23-24

Apr 13, 2015
The Humanities Center's Spring Symposia series concludes with a mini-residency by Indiana and Quintero. Partners in life and work, they will address issues of contemporary Caribbean identity.

CNY Humanities Corridor Programs Continue Collaboration with the New York Council for the Humanities

Apr 6, 2015
Central New York Humanities Corridor continues its collaborations with the New York Council for the Humanities through two initiatives aimed at engaging the community with humanities scholarship

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