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
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
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.”
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
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.
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,
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”