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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.

College Unveils Academic Strategic Plan

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

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.

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.

Do You Know Where You Are?

Nov 8, 2017
Students in SU's geography program will host a series of events, exhibits and games to celebrate National Geography Awareness Week, Nov 14 and 15.

State of Democracy Lecture Marks Centennial of Women’s Suffrage

Oct 4, 2017
Author Lori D. Ginzberg, will discuss the life and work of Elizabeth Cady Stanton Friday, Oct. 6 as part of the Humanities Center symposium, which has the theme of “Belonging".

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.

A Summer of Capitol Importance

Sep 26, 2017
Andrew Regalado ’20, a political science major in A&S and the Maxwell School, reflects on his summer internship with U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (representing Southern California’s 39th district) in Washington, D.C.

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.

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.

Syracuse Shines at American Sociological Association Meeting in Montreal

Aug 12, 2017
Researchers in the Department of Sociology are tackling issues of culture, inequality and social inclusion.

Syracuse Mourns Loss of Teacher, Scholar Ralph Ketcham G'56

May 10, 2017
Ralph Ketcham G'56, one of the Maxwell School's most beloved and influential professors, died on Wednesday, April 26, at the age of 89.

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.

Syracuse Mourns Loss of Anthropologist William ‘Bill’ Mangin ’48

Apr 5, 2017
The former co-director of the Peace Corps training program at Cornell and director of Peace Corps training for Syracuse University died in January at the age of 93.

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.

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.

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 Chosen as Site of 2018 International Building Physics Conference

Feb 16, 2017
The International Building Physics Conference will be held for the first time in the United States at Syracuse, Sept. 23-26, 2018. Offered every three years, the conference brings together scientists, researchers and practitioners in the field of building physics.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rock and a Hard Place

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

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.

'SUPrise Advise

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

Professor to be Recognized by American Public Health Association

Oct 18, 2016
Robert Rubinstein, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology in the Maxwell School, will receive APHA's prestigious Victor Sidel and Barry Levy Award for Peace.

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.

Can We All Get Along?

Sep 28, 2016
Keith Bybee, professor of political science in the Maxwell School, explores the public’s endless fascination with civility in his latest, aptly titled book, “How Civility Works” (Standard Briefs, 2016).

A Conversation With Dean Strang

Sep 20, 2016
Grant Reeher, professor of political science in the Maxwell School, recently sat down with Dean Strang, noted trial lawyer and star of the Netflix series "Making a Murderer," to discuss the role of humility and hubris in the criminal justice system. VIDEO

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.

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.

Keep on Moving

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

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)

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.

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.

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.

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)

From Bangladesh to Burbank

Apr 11, 2016
Tulipe Hosenn '17, a political science major in A&S and the Maxwell School, is interning this summer with the Disney-ABC Television Group in Burbank, Calif.

Investing in His Future

Apr 11, 2016
Anthony Rumi '17, an economics major in A&S and the Maxwell School, is training to work for a top-tier investment company.

From Classroom to Courtroom

Mar 24, 2016
Jesse Feitel '13, G'16 triumphed at one of the University's most prestigious moot court competitions.

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.

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.

A Seat at the Big Table

Dec 9, 2015
Ryan Hackett '16, a senior majoring in political science and international relations, is representing the University at a major conference at West Point.

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."

Syracuse Social Scientist Leads NSF Study of Global Free Speech

Oct 22, 2015
Maxwell's Thomas Keck is using a $400,000 National Science Foundation grant award to spearhead an effort to identify, locate, and gather data on cases involving precedents for free speech.

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.

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.

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)

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.

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.

Syracuse Economist Publishes Readers Guide to 'Wealth of Nations’

Sep 11, 2015
Jerry Evensky G’84, professor of economics and a Meredith Professor for Teaching Excellence, sheds light on Adam Smith's landmark book about free market economics.

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)

Syracuse History Professor Makes Authorial Debut

Sep 9, 2015
Laurie Marhoefer, assistant professor of history, explores the rise of sexual tolerance and the origins of the gay rights movement.

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.

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

Syracuse Sociologists Shine at National Conference in Chicago

Jul 22, 2015
More than a dozen professors and graduate students are presenting their research at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.

‘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

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

Maxwell School to Present Third Annual Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship

Apr 23, 2015
The research efforts of social sciences majors at Syracuse University will be on display Wednesday, April 29, when the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs hosts its third annual Celebration of Undergraduate Scholarship.

Taking Care of Business

Apr 22, 2015
Military Vets, Former Athletes Team up for ‘Entrepreneurship Bootcamp’ at Syracuse University

From Locker Room to Boardroom

Apr 22, 2015
Former NHL players Clint Malarchuk and Mike Gaul are using a new playbook to chart life after hockey

Syracuse Professor Receives NEH Summer Stipend Research Grant

Apr 21, 2015
History professor Amy Kallander is using an NEH summer research grant to study postcolonial Tunisia.

Program includes remarks by two former U.S. statesmen, followed by a screening of "Promise Land."

Apr 15, 2015
Program includes remarks by two former U.S. statesmen, followed by a screening of "Promise Land."

Syracuse Professor Reconsiders Role of Native Americans in U.S. History

Apr 15, 2015
Scott Manning Stevens, associate professor and director of Native American studies, is the co-author of "Why You Can’t Teach United States History Without American Indians" (University of North Carolina Press, 2015).

Syracuse Takes Top Honors at National Model UN Conference in New York City

Apr 10, 2015
Comprising 23 students, the team represented Ecuador and was named the conference's 'Outstanding Delegation.'

You're Hired!

Mar 5, 2015
Dual major Nancy Leu '15 opens up about her time at Syracuse, the benefits of networking, and the job waiting for her in New York City. (VIDEO)

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