Compiled from SU news reports



Syracuse University will have two new deans this fall: Carole Brzozowski ’81, the interim dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) since August 2000, has been named dean of the college for a two-year term; and Hannah Arterian, a former faculty member and administrator at Arizona State University, has been appointed dean of the College of Law.

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Carole Brzozowski
Carole Brzozowski ’81

"Under Carole’s leadership, the past two years, in my view, have been very successful,” says Vice Chancellor and Provost Deborah A. Freund. “Carole has restored stability, enthusiasm, and trust to the college, and she is widely admired by administrators, donors, students, faculty, and many others.”

Brzozowski, a graduate of VPA’s Setnor School of Music, joined the University staff in 1978. She worked for the Independent Study Degree Program, the School of Management, and the former College for Human Development before moving to VPA. At VPA, she was assistant dean for undergraduate student services from 1994 to 2000. “It has been my great pleasure to lead the college on behalf of our dedicated faculty, students, and staff,” says Brzozowski. “I feel fortunate to work in a community of artists and scholars who are so full of optimism, energy, and ideas.”

Arterian, a former law professor and associate dean at Arizona State’s College of Law, takes over for Dean Daan Braveman, who will return to the law faculty.

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Hannah Arterian
Hannah Arterian

“I think what drove me to apply was the school’s strong reputation,” Arterian says. “When I had a chance to spend time getting to know the faculty, I became even more enthusiastic. The law school is well positioned, and I am happy to have the chance to move the school even further forward.”

Arterian received a bachelor’s degree in English, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Elmira College in 1970. She earned a law degree with high distinction in 1973 from the University of Iowa. In addition to being on the faculty at Arizona State, she has taught at Iowa and the University of Houston.

“I’m very enthusiastic about this appointment,” says Freund. “Hannah brings strong qualities in all the areas necessary to advance the law school. She has a wonderful personality that will fit right into the Syracuse University family.”

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A sand mandala artwork
Spiritual ART
The Venerable Tenzin Thutop, left, watches the Venerable Tenzin Deshek work on a sand mandala, a sacred circle that represents a perfect universe with various deities residing in it. The Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Namgyal Monastery in Ithaca, New York, created the mandala in the Heroy Laboratory atrium as part of the Syracuse Symposium “Exploring Beauty.”

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Lacrosse CHAMPS

The SU men’s lacrosse team won the 2002 NCAA Championship game with a 13-12 victory against Princeton on May 27 at Rutgers Stadium in New Jersey. It was the Orangemen’s eighth NCAA lacrosse crown. “I attribute our wins during this tournament to our seniors,” says head coach John Desko ’79, who won his second title in four straight trips to the finals. “We’re very excited that this has happened. It means a lot to us.”

The Orangemen were led in the final by All-America attackman Michael Powell ’04, who scored a game-high seven points (four goals, three assists) and was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. Syracuse, which has now played in 20 straight NCAA Final Fours, finished the season with a 15-2 record.

Trivia ACE

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Steve SartoriAdesina Koiki

Adesina Koiki ’04 says his first name means “the road to happiness.” Thanks to his encyclopedic knowledge of sports trivia, Koiki appears to be headed in the right direction on that road. This spring he received $170,000 in prize money after winning the third season of ESPN’s 2-Minute Drill, a frenetically paced sports trivia show. En route to winning the loot and trips to four major sporting events—including the Super Bowl—Koiki defeated five opponents in the one-on-one trivia showdown. “The nation got to see me five times,” the broadcast journalism major says. “The best thing was showing everyone that an 18-year-old kid from the projects in Brooklyn could win.”



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Ambulance emergency medical technicians (EMTs)

Moments before tip-off of a National Invitational Tournament men’s basketball game in the Carrier Dome, three Syracuse University Ambulance emergency medical technicians (EMTs) made a big save. Student EMTs Martha Baker ’03, above left, Carolyn Conley ’03, and Elisse Collins ’03 responded to an emergency call in the stands and found a man in full cardiac arrest. “As soon as I saw the patient, I knew it was a serious situation and we needed to act fast,” Collins says.

Relying on their certified training, the three used emergency equipment to get the man breathing and his heart restarted by the time paramedics arrived. Once stabilized, the man was transported to Crouse Hospital, where he recovered. The patient, his family, and the hospital emergency physician credited Collins, Baker, and Conley for their life-saving efforts. “Too often it’s the tragic events that bring out heroism in people, so it’s all the more special when something heroic is done with a good outcome,” says Tim Perkins, emergency medical services manager for Syracuse University Ambulance. “These three are heroes.”


Two SU deans have announced plans to step down. William L. Pollard, dean of the College of Human Services and Health Professions (HSHP), will become president of the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C., on July 1. Before becoming the founding dean of HSHP, he was dean of the School of Social Work from 1989 to 2000.

Maxwell School Dean John L. Palmer plans to leave his position in June 2003. Palmer, who has served as dean since 1988, will retain his status as a professor of economics and public administration at the school.

Newhouse graduate Lauryn Taubman ’02 was an honorable mention selection on USA Today’s 2002 All-USA College Academic Team.

Jennifer Geiger, a graduate student in rehabilitation counseling in the School of Education, was honored as the nation’s Outstanding Human Services Student for 2001 by the National Organization for Human Services Education.

Speaking at the Maxwell School in his first major address since being sworn into office, NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe G’78 outlined his vision for the space agency’s future, including plans to send an educator on a space mission.

SU Trustee Walter Broadnax G’75 has been named president of Clark Atlanta University. Broadnax, dean of the School of Public Affairs at American University in Washington, D.C., assumes his new position in August. In July, two other alumni will become leaders at higher-education institutions. Michael Crow G’85, executive vice provost at Columbia University, will become president of Arizona State University, and Kent John Chabotar G’69, G’73, a vice president at Bowdoin College in Maine, will take over the presidency at Guilford College in North Carolina.

They join a growing list of alumni who have become college or university presidents in the past year. Among them are Donna Shalala G’70, H’87 (University of Miami), Richard Hersh ’64, G’65 (Trinity College, Connecticut), Jonathan Gibralter G’96 (SUNY Farmingdale), and Barry Mills G’76 (Bowdoin College).






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