Syracuse University Recordings has released its fifth album, Music for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble. The CD features trumpet great Vince DiMartino accompanied by the Syracuse University Wind Ensemble.
      Syracuse University Recordings is run primarily by students enrolled in the College of Visual and Performing Arts course The Record Company. With the guidance of faculty advisor David Rezak, students produce an album, and learn about recording and publishing in the music industry. "This recording represents the labors of many talented individuals, not the least of which are my students who make up the wind ensemble,” says SU Wind Ensemble conductor John M. Laverty, chair of wind and percussion studies at the Setnor School of Music.
     The CD is available at the Syracuse University Bookstore.



SU students looking to move off campus next fall will have an easier go of it, thanks to a new video recently produced by students, staff, and the Syracuse University in the Community Program.
      A Guide to Living Off Campus is a 22-minute video intended to help students make the transition to off-campus living. It provides information on finding suitable housing, the rights of students as tenants and community members, and where students can get help with questions. The video also makes students aware of their responsibilities as neighbors. “The idea for this video came up in several conversations with area residents, community leaders, and students,” says Laura Madelone, a counselor in the Office of Judicial Affairs. “This video will help students with the many facets of living off campus.”


SU sports great and broadcasting legend Marty Glickman ’39 died on January 3 in Manhattan. He was 83.
      Glickman, an SU football player and sprinter, was a member of the 1936 U.S. Olympic track team at the Berlin Games. Scheduled to race in the 400-meter relay, he was denied a shot at a gold medal when he and another Jewish sprinter were dropped from the relay team because U.S. Olympic officials feared that Jewish athletes winning a medal would embarrass the Nazis.
      He began his broadcasting career in 1937 as an SU student and became a familiar voice to generations of New York sports fans, as well as a mentor to many of today’s SU alumni sportscasters. Among the thousands of assignments he logged, the pioneering sportscaster called radio games for the Knicks, Giants, and Jets. He retired from broadcasting in the early ’90s.


      Maxwell School Dean John Palmer has been appointed to the Social Security and Medicare Board of Trustees. He was nominated to the four-year term last fall by then- President Bill Clinton and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
      Palmer, a highly respected economist and policy expert, was one of two public members named to the board, which ensures that the Social Security and Medicare trust funds are properly invested and managed, and that annual reports to Congress on the current and projected financial status of the funds are reliable and objective.


      A group of Newhouse alumni and a television-radio-film professor teamed up to produce the award-winning documentary Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale. The film was written, directed, and produced by the sibling team of David Shapiro and Laurie Gwen Shapiro ’88. Professor Tula Goenka G’86 served as the film’s editor, working with assistants Rob Hammer ’99 and Mary Catherine Palumbo ’99. Hammer and Stephen Moverley ’99 created the film’s animation.
      The documentary, which has won awards at several film festivals, follows 80-year-old Tobias Schneebaum back to the Peruvian Amazon, where he’d once participated in tribal rituals, and to New Guinea, where he is an expert on the indigenous tribal art. He reflected on his Amazon experiences in the memoir Keep the River on Your Right, which inspired the Shapiros to make the film.


Carmencita Bruno, a senior earth sciences major in the College of Arts and Sciences and a first-year law student in the College of Law, served as a delegate to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change held at The Hague, Netherlands, last fall.
      Bruno attended the convention as a member of the U.S. Student Climate Summit, which was sponsored by Greenpeace U.S.A.

New York State is developing a state Campus Compact to encourage public service, and Syracuse University is one of the campuses leading the way. The compact is part of a national coalition of college and university presidents committed to helping student develop the values and skills of civic participation through involvement in public service.
      Chancellor Kenneth A. Shaw hosted the inaugural meeting of the New York Campus Compact Executive Committee. More than 50 institutions have shown interest in the statewide network, and the presidents of 10 institutions serve on the executive committee.
      “All the campuses that are involved have been extremely active in developing a service learning curriculum and believe in being engaged in their communities,” says Pamela Heintz, director of SU’s Center for Public and Community Service (CPCS). “They want to raise the level of consciousness about service learning in the state and create funding and other support.”
      For more on CPCS, see “Shared Rewards”

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