Compiled from SU news reports
SU mens basketball coach Jim Boeheim 66, G73
gets a chuckle out of David Letterman during an appearance
on the comics talk show, a week after the Orangemen
upended Kansas to win the NCAA tournament.
faculty members and a longtime dean were awarded titled
professorships this year, recognizing their scholarly accomplishments
and contributions to their respective fields:
University ProfessorJohn L. Palmer, outgoing
dean of the Maxwell School and a member of the Department
of Economics and the public administration program; and
Peter G. Simpkins of the Department of Mechanical,
Aerospace, and Manufacturing Engineering in the L.C. Smith
College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Distinguished ProfessorRobert C. Bogdan G64,
G71, who holds a dual appointment in the Department
of Sociology in the Maxwell School and the cultural foundations
of education program in the School of Education; and
Patricia Waddy of the School of Architecture.
Alumni Associate ProfessorSuzanne B. Mettler
of the Department of Political Science in the Maxwell School
and the College of Arts and Sciences; and Geoffrey Seltzer
of the Department of Earth Sciences in the College of Arts
Meredith Professor for Teaching ExcellenceStuart
Bretschneider of the public administration program in
the Maxwell School; and Joanna O. Masingila of the
Department of Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences
and the mathematics education program in the School of Education.
When the football season kicks off this fall, Carrier
Dome spectators will have the opportunity to review big plays, thanks
to two video replay boards that are being installed in the Dome
this summer. We know our fans have wanted video boards for
some time, says Director of Athletics Jake Crouthamel. This
is another step in our continuous effort to improve the entertainment
value of events in the Carrier Dome.
two Daktronics video boards will be permanently affixed in the northwest
and southeast corners of the Dome and will feature live video, instant
replay, graphics, animation, player statistics, and out-of-town
scores. The video boards will also be linked to television monitors
installed in the 100 and 200 sections of the end zones for fans
seated below the overhangs.
project costs more than $1 million, in addition to significant annual
operating expenses. Our investment today will provide immediate
returns for our fans and the community, Crouthamel says.
Many questions and concerns regarding the
conflict in Iraq were addressed in a seven-part University
forum that, coincidentally, commenced on the anniversary
of the Gulf War and ended as a new post-war Iraq began to
series, Syracuse University Forums: War in Iraq,
featured seven events aimed at educating the community about
the many facets of the conflict between the United States
and Iraq. Forum topics included a historical overview of
Iraq; media coverage of the war; foreign policy and civil
liberties; student perspectives; and strategy, tactics,
and ethics. SU faculty and staff experts on these issues
came together to share their perspectives on the situation
in Iraq in an impartial atmosphere.
University has long been a place where controversial issues
can be discussed and debated openly and freely, says
Chancellor Kenneth A. Shaw. We must take great care
that this tradition is upheld. This means we remain open
to others ideas, regardless of our agreement or disagreement
with them. It is essential that no ones voice be silenced
because his or her views are not popular with the majority
or with a vocal minority.
Syracuse University through a period of dramatic revitalization,
Chancellor Kenneth A. Buzz Shaw has announced plans
to retire from his position in August 2004. Shaw, who has guided
SU since 1991, made the announcement to the Board of Trustees executive
committee in April. Its been the greatest 13 years of
my career as a president or chancellor, says Shaw, who has
nearly three decades of experience as a campus CEO. This has
been a fabulous opportunity. Shaw will take a years
leave of absence and then return to teach and assume other responsibilities.
During his leave, he plans to develop a series of leadership activities
that hed like to teach when he returns to the classroom.
Board of Trustees
Chairman Joseph O. Lampe 53, G55, is chairing a search
committee composed of 21 members of the SU community to appoint
the Chancellors successor. Korn/Ferry International, the worlds
leading management consulting firm specializing in executive recruitment,
has been hired to serve as a search consultant. Chancellor
Shaw led by example in restructuring the University during difficult
times, Lampe says. Buzz is an outstanding leaderone
who combines a keen business sense with a strong academic background.
leadership, SU emerged from the early 90s having withstood
budget cuts of more than $60 million and the loss of some 600 jobs.
Simultaneously, numerous initiatives were implemented to improve
every facet of campus life. Today SU enjoys the results of these
effortsthe learning environment has been transformed, facilities
and technology improvements abound, services to students are more
responsive, and the University has a greater national presence than
ever before. The Universitys endowment and fund-raising efforts
have grown substantially, too.
As the search process gets under way for
Syracuses 11th Chancellor, the University would like
to hear your thoughts on its greatest strengths, its challenges
over the next five years, and the qualities and skills that
should be possessed by its next leader. A special web page
has been established for this purpose; you can access it
accomplishments have also been recognized by the higher education
community. During his tenure, Syracuse received the Theodore M.
Hesburgh Award for Faculty Development to Enhance Undergraduate
Learning, and this year Shaw was honored by the Council for Advancement
and Support of Education, District II, with its Chief Executive
coming months, I expect to intensify my efforts on behalf of the
University, Shaw says. While much has been accomplished,
much remains to be done.
and Provost Deborah A. Freund has appointed Louise C. Wilkinson
as dean of the School of Education and Mitchel Wallerstein G72
as dean of the Maxwell School.
expert in educational psychology and in language and literacy studies,
was dean of the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers and Distinguished
Professor of Educational Psychology. She holds Ed.M. and Ed.D. degrees
in human development from Harvard. Louise has long demonstrated
her commitment to innovative, quality education, Freund says.
Im sure she will lead the school to further success.
She succeeds Interim Dean Emily Robertson G81.
joins SU after serving for five years as vice president of the MacArthur
Foundation, one of the worlds 10 largest philanthropic organizations.
He has held positions with the Department of Defense, a policy think
tank, and several academic institutions. He has an M.P.A. degree
from Maxwell, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in political science from
M.I.T. Mitch has an impressive background, Freund says.
He understands well all our audiences, because he has worked
among them and excelled. Wallerstein takes over for outgoing
Dean John L. Palmer, who stepped down after 15 years in the post.
"All of human history can be seen
in part as a race between the forces of the builders
and the forces of the wreckers....And every single
time... the builders have prevailed. The people who
believed in our independence have prevailed, the people
who believed in our common humanity have prevailed.
I want you to use your education to make sure that
in the 21st century, we prevail."
President Bill Clinton,
addressing the Class of 2003
A crowd of several hundred students, faculty, staff, and members
of the press gathered in the Newhouse Communications Center
atrium in April to hear Donald E. Newhouse 51, president
of Advance Communications, announce the S.I. Newhouse Foundations
gift of $15 million toward construction of a third building
in SUs public communications complex.
III, as the building is already being called, will not only
increase available classroom and office space, but also will
offer an array of new facilities designed for the collaborative,
multidisciplinary training necessary to meet the challenges
of the digital communications age. I want to put a stop
to the rumor that this gift is the result of a bet I made
with Chancellor Shaw on a basketball game in New Orleans,
Newhouse said. Id never bet against the Orange!
It was clear from the laughter of the crowd that everyone
in the house could see that Newhouse was betting on the Orangebig