Syracuse University http://wrvo.org en SU: campus will be "dramatically" impacted by I-81 construction http://wrvo.org/post/su-campus-will-be-dramatically-impacted-i-81-construction <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Syracuse University campus would be greatly impacted by the reconstruction of Interstate 81 through the city, a university working group has determined.</span></p><p>When visitors to the Syracuse University campus exit the Interstate 81 viaduct, they’re currently faced with an “unattractive city fabric,” the study concludes.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:14:25 +0000 Ryan Delaney 58669 at http://wrvo.org SU: campus will be "dramatically" impacted by I-81 construction Michael Falcone on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/michael-falcone-campbell-conversations <p><span style="font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Michael Falcone is Chairman Emeritus&nbsp;of the Pioneer Companies, a commercial real estate development enterprise in Upstate New York, Denver, and Phoenix.&nbsp; Prior to that, he was a partner with Robert Congel in the Pyramid Companies.&nbsp; In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, Grant Reeher speaks with him about malls, hotels, the development trajectory of Syracuse, the proper role of government in development, and Syracuse University's impact on the city.</span></p><p></p> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 20:42:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 58310 at http://wrvo.org Michael Falcone on the Campbell Conversations SU professor takes on the topic of death in new study http://wrvo.org/post/su-professor-takes-topic-death-new-study <p>A Syracuse University professor will be spending the next several months thinking about death, as part of a grant by the Immortality Project at the University of California, Riverside.<br /><br />SU's Philosophy Department Chairman Ben Bradley will lead the research into a topic not many people want to talk about - death. He says the focus will be on the emotions and attitudes people have about their own death.<br /> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:22:21 +0000 Ellen Abbott 57487 at http://wrvo.org SU professor takes on the topic of death in new study SU nixes contract with developer for new bookstore http://wrvo.org/post/su-nixes-contract-developer-new-bookstore <p>After years of trying to build a new off-campus bookstore and fitness center, Syracuse University's efforts took a big step back Friday.</p><p>The university canceled its contract with the developer it had selected to build the project along the 600 block of University Ave., just north of the school's main campus.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 22:41:31 +0000 Ryan Delaney 57688 at http://wrvo.org SU nixes contract with developer for new bookstore SU group offers backup plans if Carrier Dome becomes inoperable http://wrvo.org/post/su-group-offers-backup-plans-if-carrier-dome-becomes-inoperable <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A special work group at Syracuse University has laid out several options in case the Carrier Dome is ever incapacitated.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The group has come up with a back-up plan to deal with the 275 events that happen in SU’s iconic stadium.</span></p><p>So what would happen to Syracuse University's most high profile sports if the Carrier Dome became inoperable for a long period of time?</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 11:17:02 +0000 Ellen Abbott 57637 at http://wrvo.org SU group offers backup plans if Carrier Dome becomes inoperable Syracuse University and Harvard release carbon pollution study http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-university-and-harvard-release-carbon-pollution-study <p></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 11:29:27 +0000 Ellen Abbott 56512 at http://wrvo.org Gebbie Clinic at Syracuse University celebrates 40 years of changing lives http://wrvo.org/post/gebbie-clinic-syracuse-university-celebrates-40-years-changing-lives <p></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 11:13:43 +0000 Ellen Abbott 56229 at http://wrvo.org Gebbie Clinic at Syracuse University celebrates 40 years of changing lives New living lab experiment at SU studies climate change impact on trees http://wrvo.org/post/new-living-lab-experiment-su-studies-climate-change-impact-trees <p></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 11:25:10 +0000 Ellen Abbott 55635 at http://wrvo.org New living lab experiment at SU studies climate change impact on trees New Syracuse sports stadium is still possible http://wrvo.org/post/new-syracuse-sports-stadium-still-possible <p></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 10:11:55 +0000 Ellen Abbott 55164 at http://wrvo.org New Syracuse sports stadium is still possible Syracuse University formally enters "The Kent Syverud Years" http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-university-formally-enters-kent-syverud-years <p></p><p>Syracuse University has formally entered “The Kent Syverud Years,” as the school’s new chancellor was inaugurated Friday evening.</p><p><a href="http://wrvo.org/post/new-su-chancellor-introduced-college-community" target="_blank">Syverud took over for Nancy Cantor</a> as the university’s 12th chancellor in January, but the school laid out the orange carpet Friday, and laid on the pomp and circumstance, in a ceremony at Hendricks Chapel.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:41:20 +0000 Ryan Delaney 54235 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse University formally enters "The Kent Syverud Years" App turns social media posts into charity dollars http://wrvo.org/post/app-turns-social-media-posts-charity-dollars <p></p><p>Young people today are a giving generation, according to a recent poll that shows that &nbsp;75 percent of millennials donated to causes in the calendar year. &nbsp;</p><p>But the tried and true charitable strategies of galas and golf tournaments often don't cross the generational divide. With this in mind,&nbsp;one Syracuse start-up is hoping to offer charities a chance to reach younger givers using something they relate to: social media.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:15:05 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53926 at http://wrvo.org App turns social media posts into charity dollars Art and science flow together in the Lava Project http://wrvo.org/post/art-and-science-flow-together-lava-project <p>There's a place at Syracuse University where art meets science.&nbsp; The Lava Project has been fusing the two disciplines for four years now, and soon anyone can get in on the collaboration, through a free online course.</p><p>For the scientist, creating lava and watching it flow means to “understand how lava behaves and what it means when we have certain structures in lava flows, what controls that.”</p> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 13:15:34 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53788 at http://wrvo.org Art and science flow together in the Lava Project Miner's stadium task force sits down, without key voices http://wrvo.org/post/miners-stadium-task-force-sits-down-without-key-voices <p></p><p>Syracuse’s recently created stadium task force sat down together for the first time Tuesday. Its job is to take a deeper look at the idea of a new athletic venue in the city that the mayor put the brakes on a few months ago.</p><p>Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner had too many unanswered questions to get behind a new stadium for Syracuse University next to <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/logeuns-crossing-brings-cor-development-upstate-medical-university-together" target="_blank">the Kennedy Square redevelopment project</a> on the city’s Near Eastside.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:07:31 +0000 Ryan Delaney 51873 at http://wrvo.org Miner's stadium task force sits down, without key voices Could N.Y.'s new homeland security college land in Syracuse? http://wrvo.org/post/could-nys-new-homeland-security-college-land-syracuse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New York state plans to create the nation’s first college dedicated to homeland security and emergency preparedness, which backers say is a necessary measure given the major storms and terrorist threats the state has dealt with.</span></p><p>And there are efforts to headquarter that new college in Syracuse.</p><p>State Sen. John DeFrancisco, a Republican from Syracuse, says the idea to create a homeland security and emergency preparedness college came from him and the state Senate, which he pitched to the governor.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:00:32 +0000 Ryan Delaney 51808 at http://wrvo.org Could N.Y.'s new homeland security college land in Syracuse? Syracuse University Professor to research children with autism http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-university-professor-research-children-autism <p></p><p>A Syracuse University professor is beginning a study of the sensory issues many children with autism face.&nbsp; More than 70 percent of autistic children have sensory issues, like extreme sensitivity to sound or light.&nbsp;</p><p>Natalie Russo, of Syracuse University’s psychology department, says there isn’t much research on the issue and she’s hoping a study funded with a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will find out how these issues fit in with a disorder that affects 1 out of every 88 children.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:10:34 +0000 Ellen Abbott 51586 at http://wrvo.org Religious leaders spend week eating on $4 a day http://wrvo.org/post/religious-leaders-spend-week-eating-4-day <p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 19:40:08 +0000 Ellen Abbott 51283 at http://wrvo.org Religious leaders spend week eating on $4 a day The play's the thing SU professor discovers http://wrvo.org/post/plays-thing-su-professor-discovers <p></p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 13:48:37 +0000 Ellen Abbott 50732 at http://wrvo.org The play's the thing SU professor discovers S.U. Marching Band ready to perform at Super Bowl http://wrvo.org/post/su-marching-band-ready-perform-super-bowl <p>The beat of the Syracuse University Marching Band drum line rang out in the Carrier Dome this week, even if the Orange football season is in the books, as the band prepared for its next performance.</p><p>This weekend’s Super Bowl festivities in the New York City metro area will have a touch of Syracuse: S.U.’s marching band will entertain the crowd at MetLife Stadium before the kick-off of Super Bowl XLVIII.</p><p>"This is the highest profile event that this band will probably have ever done," said band director Justin Mertz at a practice this week.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:41:17 +0000 Ryan Delaney 50699 at http://wrvo.org S.U. Marching Band ready to perform at Super Bowl Miner focuses on city development, proposed stadium in State of the City address http://wrvo.org/post/miner-focuses-city-development-proposed-stadium-state-city-address <p>Mayor Stephanie Miner is putting together a task force to consider the community and economic impacts of a new sports arena in the city of Syracuse. The mayor put the issue, which has had the town buzzing in recent weeks, in her annual State of the City speech.<br /><br />"I am neither in favor of a stadium nor against a stadium, but there has to be a process where people can get their questions answered," Miner said.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:32:35 +0000 Ellen Abbott 50336 at http://wrvo.org Miner focuses on city development, proposed stadium in State of the City address Gillibrand's five proposals for the economy all focus on women http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrands-five-proposals-economy-all-focus-women <p>U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) has five proposals she believes will boost the economy, all centered around women, which she says are the key to a growing economy.</p><p>At Syracuse University’s Maxwell School last week, Gillibrand outlined her American Opportunity Agenda, saying that the things that can help women succeed, and therefore the economy, begin with increasing the minimum wage.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:27:25 +0000 Ellen Abbott 50143 at http://wrvo.org SU bookstore project will meet deadline to keep tax break http://wrvo.org/post/su-bookstore-project-will-meet-deadline-keep-tax-break <p></p><p>The developer behind a new bookstore and fitness center for Syracuse University will meet its construction deadline and get to keep tax breaks from the city.</p><p>Tom Valenti of the Cameron Group says they’ll break ground this week on the facility, which will be located just off of SU’s campus. They had until Friday to do so or lose the <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-oks-30-year-tax-break-university-bookstore" target="_blank">30-year property tax break it won</a> from the city in August 2012.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 18:11:23 +0000 Ryan Delaney 48695 at http://wrvo.org SU bookstore project will meet deadline to keep tax break Vandals tag several Syracuse University buildings http://wrvo.org/post/vandals-tag-several-syracuse-university-buildings <p>Maintenance workers at Syracuse University today were going around campus trying to clean up a spree of vandalism.</p><p>Eight messages were spray-painted on five buildings at the school, according a spokesperson in Syracuse University's Department of Public Safety.</p><p>A tag on the side of the school’s communications complex read “#1 in communication. LAST in free speech.” Another message read: “liars live here. Are you one?” On Maxwell Hall, the Latin words "cui bono?" and "war" were sprayed, which translates to "for whose benefit."</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 19:06:21 +0000 Ryan Delaney 48294 at http://wrvo.org Vandals tag several Syracuse University buildings Mike Hopkins on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/mike-hopkins-campbell-conversations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The Syracuse University Men's Basketball Team is off to a good start this season, in its first season in the ACC.&nbsp; The team is 9-0 and ranked 4th in the nation after defeating Binghamton University on Saturday.&nbsp; On this week's edition of the Campbell Conversations, Grant&nbsp;Reeher</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;talks with Mike Hopkins, SU associate head coa Sun, 08 Dec 2013 21:38:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 48177 at http://wrvo.org Mike Hopkins on The Campbell Conversations SU bookstore project risks losing its controversial tax break http://wrvo.org/post/su-bookstore-project-risks-losing-its-controversial-tax-break <p></p><p>The construction of a new college bookstore on the Syracuse University Hill is in danger of losing its tax break if construction doesn’t start in the next month.</p><p>The university and the developer it selected, Cameron Group, won over Syracuse’s city council and industrial development agency (SIDA) for approval of the deal in August 2012.</p><p>But since shovels still haven’t broken ground on the project a year later, the city’s economic development agency this week voted the project in default of its contract. The developer has another 30 days to begin work.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 11:46:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 47447 at http://wrvo.org SU bookstore project risks losing its controversial tax break Incoming Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/incoming-syracuse-university-chancellor-kent-syverud-campbell-conversations <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Kent&nbsp;Syverud</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;arrives in Upstate New York&nbsp;in January to become Syracuse University's next Chancellor.&nbsp; Intense speculation has surrounded the transition--will there be a change of course from Nancy Cantor's signature commitment to the City of Syracuse and the Upstate region?&nbsp; Will the university focus more on improving its rankings and increasing its endowment?&nbsp; In Sun, 17 Nov 2013 21:38:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 47092 at http://wrvo.org Incoming Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud on The Campbell Conversations Remembrance Scholars vow to 'act forward' in memory of Pan Am 103 http://wrvo.org/post/remembrance-scholars-vow-act-forward-memory-pan-am-103 <p><object height="300" width="400"><param name="flashvars" value="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2F89351434%40N05%2Fsets%2F72157636441065213%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2F89351434%40N05%2Fsets%2F72157636441065213%2F&amp;set_id=72157636441065213&amp;jump_to=" /><param name="movie" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=124984" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed allowfullscreen="true" flashvars="offsite=true&amp;lang=en-us&amp;page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2F89351434%40N05%2Fsets%2F72157636441065213%2Fshow%2F&amp;page_show_bac Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:36:08 +0000 Ryan Delaney 45527 at http://wrvo.org Remembrance Scholars vow to 'act forward' in memory of Pan Am 103 Area film festivals highlight human rights issues http://wrvo.org/post/area-film-festivals-highlight-human-rights-issues <p>Human rights issues -- including the ongoing civil war in Syria -- are being highlighted at different film festivals in Syracuse this fall.<br /><br />Abdulwahab Tahhan left Aleppo, Syria 11 months ago. He was living in a refugee camp in Turkey when the documentary &quot;The Suffering Grasses&quot; was filmed. That film was screened at the <a href="http://artragegallery.org/">ArtRage Gallery</a> in Syracuse Tuesday night and Tahan spoke with the audience via Skype from the U.K. where he now lives.<br /> Sat, 28 Sep 2013 12:34:00 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 44844 at http://wrvo.org Area film festivals highlight human rights issues Light Work gallery celebrates 40 years http://wrvo.org/post/light-work-gallery-celebrates-40-years <p></p><p>For forty years, the nonprofit photography gallery Light Work has been bringing photographers from around the world to Syracuse through its residency program. A new exhibition at Syracuse University celebrates that anniversary by showcasing one photographer from each year. &nbsp;</p><p>The first artist-in-residence at Light Work, was Charles Gatewood who photographed the New York State Fair when he was in Syracuse. His black and white portrait of the human pincushion at a sideshow is part of the exhibition “40 Artists - 40 Years.”</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 21:27:41 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 44492 at http://wrvo.org Light Work gallery celebrates 40 years New SU chancellor is introduced to college community http://wrvo.org/post/new-su-chancellor-introduced-college-community <p></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 11:44:17 +0000 Ellen Abbott 44109 at http://wrvo.org New SU chancellor is introduced to college community Syracuse University names new chancellor and president http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-university-names-new-chancellor-and-president <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Syracuse University has announced that Kent </span>Syverud<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been named the university's new chancellor and president.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 11:57:07 +0000 Jason Smith 44035 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse University names new chancellor and president