Syracuse University Magazine

Nobel Advice


Muhammad Yunus, the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, speaks at Hendricks Chapel in February about micro-lending as a way to eradicate poverty. Yunus, who appeared on campus as part of the University Lectures series, began providing small personal loans to destitute basket weavers in his native Bangladesh in the mid-1970s and went on to establish The Grameen Bank in 1983. Since then, the bank has assisted millions of people around the globe, providing more than $8.26 billion in loans without collateral to support income-generating activities.      

News Makers

Maxwell School Dean Mitchel Wallerstein G'72 was named president of Baruch College in New York City. He will assume the position this summer.

Newhouse student Juliette Lynch '10 won the 20th annual student photojournalism competition sponsored by the Alexia Foundation for World Peace. Her winning entry documented teenage girls in a local community.

John Baldwin, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and the William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor of Science in the College of Arts and Sciences, was the 2010 recipient of the James Flack Norris Award in Physical Organic Chemistry. Baldwin received the prestigious award, which recognizes significant achievements in research, at the 239th national meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Francisco in March.

Chris Uyehara, a culinary specialist who teaches at the College of Human Ecology, was awarded a gold medal at the 26th annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in China. Uyehara and his ice-carving partner, Stan Kolonko, created their sculpture, Geo Flames, working 20 hours over a three-day span and using 6,000 pounds of ice.

SU Trustee James V. Breuer '72 was inducted into the 2010 Independent Sector Alumni Hall of Distinction, an honor awarded by the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities to alumni who have contributed to growing the New York State economy. He is president and the fifth generation of the family-owned Hueber-Breuer Construction Co., which has been involved in numerous campus building projects. Breuer is also active in professional and civic organizations in the Syracuse area.

Marvin Druger, professor emeritus of biology and science education, who retired after 47 years at SU and 55 years in teaching, shares his wit, insight, and life experiences in The Misadventures of Marvin, published this spring by Syracuse University Press. In the entertaining and heartfelt memoir, Druger reflects on growing up in Brooklyn, his longtime marriage to Pat Druger, a retired SU administrator, and his years in the classroom.

Sports Notes

Orange football great Floyd Little '67 will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August. 

Uhunoma Osazuwa '10 placed sixth in the pentathlon at the NCAA Track & Field Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to earn All-America accolades. She is the first SU pentathlete to receive the honor. 

Stefanie Marty '12, an assistant captain on the Orange ice hockey team, helped lead her native Switzerland to a fifth-place finish at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Marty scored nine goals in five games, including four in Switzerland's 6-0 victory against China. She became only the third woman to score eight or more goals in one Olympics.

Forward Nicole Michael '10, an honorable mention All-American, concluded her career as the all-time leading scorer (1,787 points) and rebounder (996) in SU women's basketball history. The Orange women advanced to the quarterfinals of the Women's National Invitation Tournament, finishing the season with a 25-11 record, their most wins since they began NCAA competition in 1981-82.