Deep in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, a species of small orange shrimp is going about its business, completely unaware of the existence of Syracuse University. But it was in honor of SU that these shrimp were named, and now the previously unidentified creatures bear the dignified title Rimicaris aurantiaca. Aurantiacameans "orange" in Latin.
      In 1993 Professor Steven Chamberlain, chair of the bioengineering and neuroscience department and former dean of the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, was on a diving expedition with graduate students Robert Jinks '91, G'96 and Erik Herzog G'94. They were diving in the Azores, a cluster of nine islands 900 miles west of Portugal, as part of a research project on another type of shrimp. But each day, team members noticed small orange shrimp near the large gray shrimp they were studying.
shrimp       Finally Chamberlain brought some of the orange shrimp to the surface for closer examination. He didn't know if another scientist had already discovered and named them. "We assigned them to a genus—Rimicaris—and we left the species as unknown," he says.
      But after checking with various contacts in the field, Chamberlain ascertained that he and his team had in fact discovered a new species of shrimp. So Chamberlain shipped off his information on the shrimp to an expert in Los Angeles, Joel Martin, who confirmed it was an unnamed species. He used the genus name Rimicarisand designated the species name aurantiaca.
      In a published description of the shrimp, Martin pointed out that the bulk of the original research on the shrimp was done by researchers at Syracuse University, "whose teams and alumni are referred to as the Orangemen."
      Meanwhile, in the depths of the Atlantic, far away from all the hubbub and Syracuse University, the Rimicaris aurantiacakeep doing what they're doing, unaware that they, too, are Orangemen.

Students enrolled during the past academic year in The Recording Company (MUI 400) course in SU's School of Music did more than read books and write papers to earn academic credit. They ran their own company and helped the school with its recruitment efforts.
      Participants in the two-semester course learned about aspects of the recording business by running a record label, SU Recordings, under the guidance of Professor David Rezak. In the process, they also prepared two new recordings for release: Anthology: The Major Ensembles, issued in May; and No Cover Before Nine,scheduled for release this fall.
      Daniel Godfrey, director of the School of Music, commissioned Anthologyfor use as a tool to recruit students and guest speakers. It features performances by the school's major ensembles: the Syracuse University Orchestra, the Syracuse University Singers, the Syracuse University Wind Ensemble, and the Syracuse University Jazz Ensemble. No Coveris a student-inspired CD featuring jazz and jazz-influenced pieces.
      Because the recordings were done as a class project, they can only be sold on campus. Both CDs are available through the School of Music or the SU Bookstore for $12 each or $20 for both releases.


A program started by two Syracuse University students received a JC Penney Golden Rule Award for community service. The award, announced in June, includes a $1,000 cash prize, a Waterford crystal statue, and a certificate. Derek Wallace '00 and Chad Duhon '99 founded Shooting for A's under the guidance of Professor William Coplin, chair of The College of Arts and Sciences/Maxwell School Public Affairs Program.
      Shooting for A's, which mixes academics and a basketball league, involves students working each semester with 20 fifth- and sixth-graders from Syracuse. The students hold tutoring sessions that are followed by basketball games.Shooting for A's was one of seven winners among 71 nominees in the Central New York area. Ten runners-up were also selected. The winners now have a chance to win $10,000 in a national contest.


Syracuse University has entered into an agreement with Sutar Realty Associates of Syracuse to purchase Marshall Square Mall, the two-story commercial/ retail building adjacent to SU Continuing Education/University College (700 University Avenue). The property, which includes a 17,000-square-foot parking lot, will be purchased for $4 million.
Sold_Sign      According to Chancellor Kenneth A. Shaw, it has been a long-standing practice of SU to consider purchasing property adjacent to the University when such property becomes available. "When the University was approached with the opportunity to purchase Marshall Square Mall," Shaw says, "we came to the conclusion that acquiring the property would be a wise investment for the long-term future of the University, given its proximity to University College and location along SU's main entrance on University Avenue."

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