Syracuse University ranks in the top third among research institutions in the United States for the number of international students registered on campus, according to a report from the Institute of International Education (IIE).

In the 1998-99 edition of Open Doors, IIE’s annual report on international students attending U.S. colleges and universities and Americans studying abroad, SU ranked 44th in international student enrollment among 125 higher education institutions enrolling 1,000 or more international students. In a separate ranking of international students attending the nation’s 125 research institutions, SU placed 38th. The University also ranked 14th among U.S. research institutions for its study-abroad participation rate.


During the 1998-99 academic year, 1,897 international students were enrolled at SU and 731 students were studying overseas through the Division of International Programs Abroad.

The 1998-99 rankings mark an improvement for SU, which in the 1997-98 academic year ranked 51st among colleges and universities enrolling 1,000 or more international students.


If anyone has insights on the world to share with graduating students, it’s acclaimed broadcaster Ted Koppel ’60, who’s dissected major news events for nearly four decades. Koppel, anchor and managing editor of the ABC-TV late-night news show Nightline, delivered the 2000 Commencement address for SU and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in the Carrier Dome.

It wasn’t Koppel’s first time at the SU commencement lectern either–the graduate of SU’s School of Speech and Dramatic Art also spoke to the Class of 1982.

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Four professors have been cited by the University for their outstanding contributions to research and teaching. Professor Shobha Bhatia, chair of the civil and environmental engineering department in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, and psychology professor Larry Lewandowski of the College of Arts and Sciences were selected as the 2000 Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professors of Teaching Excellence for their outstanding classroom efforts, while Professor Laurence Nafie, chair of the chemistry department in the College of Arts and Sciences, and chemistry professor John Baldwin were named SU Distinguished Professors for their innovative research.

Nafie’s research accomplishments span 30 years and focus on the development of vibrational spectroscopy. Baldwin, a physical organic chemist, has earned high praise and recognition for his work in chemical bonding.


Martha Stewart, who turned domestic chores and crafts into a high-art form and, more importantly, a highly lucrative corporate venture, seems to be everywhere these days, including Syracuse University. Stewart, who recently took her well-known namesake empire public, spoke to a packed house in the Schine Student Center’s Goldstein Auditorium as part of the College for Human Development’s Genet Lecture Series. Her topic: "The Power of a Single Idea."

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