Compiled from SU news reports
of Management professor Frances E. Zollers G74 was named SUs
2002 Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year. Chancellor Kenneth A.
Shaw announced Zollerss selection during his annual address
to the University community this fall. The award, sponsored by the
Division of Higher Education and Ministry of the Methodist Church,
recognizes the dual role of a professor as teacher and researcher
and carries a $2,000 stipend.
has been a leader in the continuous improvement of teaching within
the school, says School of Management Dean George Burman,
who nominated Zollers for the award. She makes a difference.
a professor in the law and public policy department, has been active
on numerous committees and has won several faculty awards. She was
also named 2002 Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the SU Alumni
The news media
regularly tap academics for their expertise on current events and
issues. Now, Central New Yorkers have their own weekly round-table
talk show featuring perspectives from some of the areas sharpest
minds. The Ivory Tower Half Hour premiered in September on
WCNY-TV, Syracuses public television station, and is hosted
by David Rubin, dean of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
The program showcases some of the outstanding faculty members
available to students at colleges and universities in Central New
York, arguably the richest and deepest area of public and private
higher education in the nation, Rubin says.
Among the panelists
are Kristi Andersen, a Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor
in the political science department of the Maxwell School and the
College of Arts and Sciences, John Robert Greene G83, a professor
of history and humanities at Cazenovia College, and faculty members
from Cornell University, SUNY Cortland, and Onondaga Community College.
gained recognition as one of the top national universities for study-abroad
programs and learning communities in new rankings released by U.S.
News & World Report. The Universitys study-abroad
programs were ranked 5th, while its learning communities were ranked
was listed in the second tier of national universities with doctoral
programs, as it was last year. Rankings are calculated on the basis
of peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources,
student selectivity, financial resources, and alumni giving. Syracuse
ranks higher than many top-tier schools in several criteria,
says SU Vice Chancellor and Provost Deborah A. Freund. Our
Academic Plan is helping us to focus on the things we need to improve,
and we are doing it.
D. Epstein 89 / Knight Ridder Tribune
Coffman 02, a captain of the 2002 NCAA champion SU
lacrosse team, presents President George W. Bush with an
autographed SU lacrosse poster at the White House. The Orangemen
were one of 10 teams honored by Bush as part of NCAA Spring
Sports Championship Day in September.
librarian George Abbott saved a valuable research tool from the
recycling bin and acquired it for the Syracuse University Library
in the process. Last winter Abbott learned that a public television
station was running out of storage space for a videotape archive
of Inside Albany, the only weekly television series devoted
exclusively to New York State legislative issues. They felt
they didnt have the space for the tapes, Abbott says.
But with our ability to transfer videotape to DVD at Bird
Library, that didnt present a problem for us. Knowing the
interest on campus in both politics and television, we went for
WMHT-TV, Schenectady, Inside Albany is aired over nine public
television stations. David Hepp G70 has produced the show
since its inception in 1975 and serves as an on-air reporter. Episodes
typically feature interviews with top state legislative officials
and documentary reports that have taken viewers from the tip of
Long Island to the edge of Niagara Falls. Inside Albany
has for years provided the most comprehensive coverage of New York
State issues on television, says Professor Jeffrey M. Stonecash,
chair of the political science department and author of Governing
New York State and other books on state and national politics.
Clubhouse Turn, Inner City Strife, Zig Zag, Rocket
Ride. Todays most popular bands? No, theyre
the names of some Class 2 and Class 3 rapids on the Black
River, near Watertown, New York, that SU students navigated
this fall. In all, some 300 students took on the river and
its rapids in seven different trips organized by SUs
Recreation Services. Six- to 10-person rafts carried students
through the rapids along a 6-mile stretch of the river on
a weekend afternoon. It was the chance to try something
exciting, and it was so easy to do because the reservations
and transportation were all taken care of, says Danielle
Lagace 04. It was so inexpensive that deciding
to go was a no-brainer.
cost to each student was only $20 thanks to the Universitys
new co-curricular fee, which provides funding for student
activities. Without the fee, the rafting trips would
have been far more expensive and prohibitive to our students,
says Mitch Gartenberg, director of recreation services.
never done anything like this, and it seemed like the perfect
opportunity to try it, says Marissa Siciliano 05.
Im really glad I did.
I am a registered pundit, which means I have answers and
opinions on everything. However, if you should ask me a question
on which I do not have an opinion, you will see one created
before your very eyes.
York Times columnist and SU Trustee William Safire 51,
H78, during his University Lectures speech on Whats
Going to Happen in Washington.
of Law professor William Banks testified before the U.S.
Senate Judiciary Committee about tensions between individual freedoms
and national security surveillance created by the USA Patriot Act.
The legislation, passed after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, expands
the powers of federal agencies to gather and share intelligence
Brown 57 returned to campus this fall with film director
Spike Lee for a viewing of Jim Brown: All-American, Lees
documentary biography of the football great. The film includes SU
Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb 98 was elected to
the SU Board of Trustees in November. McNabb, who holds a B.S. degree
in speech communication from the College of Visual and Performing
Arts, is one of the youngest people ever named to the board.
Benson G78, who earned an M.B.A. degree from the School
of Management, was elected governor of New Hampshire in November.
Nelson, an art history professor with SUs Division of
International Programs Abroad in Florence, Italy, was the curator
of Venus and Love: Michelangelo and the New Ideal of Beauty,
an exhibition at the Galleria dellAccademia in Florence. The
focus of the show was the popular 16th-century oil painting Venus
and Cupid by Pontormo, which is based on a lost Michelangelo
Syracuse University in the Community program was named a 2002 Exemplary
Program by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.
The initiative, created by the Division of Student Affairs and the
Office of Government and Community Relations, was introduced in
1999 as a way to educate students about their rights and responsibilities
while living in the neighborhoods surrounding the campus.
Lectures, a cross-disciplinary series featuring world-renowned experts
from many disciplines, will host the following speakers during the
spring 2003 semester:
February 5Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. surgeon general;
March 3Joshua Bell, Grammy Award-winning violinist, accompanied
by Simon Mulligan;
March 18August Wilson, author, playwright, and poet;
April 1Daniel Goleman, psychologist, journalist, and author
of Emotional Intelligence;
April 14Carlos Fuentes, acclaimed Latin American novelist.
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