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Arts and Sciences Professor Named Inaugural Lender Center Fellow

Casarae Gibson, assistant professor of African American literature and studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named the first Lender Faculty Fellow by the Lender Center for Social Justice. The Lender Faculty Fellowship supports a two-year research project to critically and creatively explore contemporary social issues, develop innovative approaches to these problems, and implement...
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Advancement Staff Angela Flanagan part of a University College Legacy

Angela Flanagan, development assistant for the School of Education, was featured with her son Brendan, cousin Kemet, and aunt Valerie in A Family Affair: Three Generations of Flanagans at SU by University College.
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Faculty, Students, Local Teachers Participate in Lesson Study at Homer Jr. High School

Students and teachers from Burton Street Elementary School (Cazenovia) and Marcellus High School participated in an “It’s Go Time: Science For All” lesson study conference at Homer Jr. High School in Cortland. The conference was led by Sharon Dotger, associate professor of science education in the Department of Teaching and Leadership, and Jessica Whisher-Hehland, Coordinator...
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Exercise Science Professor Gwendolyn Thomas Secures NIH Grant to Study Exercise and Cannabis Use

Gwendolyn Thomas, assistant professor of exercise science in the School of Education, has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study the effects of resistance exercise on people with severe cannabis use disorders (CUDs). It’s the first such study, Thomas says. Thomas, director of the Exercise Prescription Laboratory (ExRx Lab), will perform this...
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Emertius Professor Honored at InterFaith Works Leadership Award Dinner

Alan Goldberg, professor emeritus in the Department of Counseling and Human Services, will be recognized at the 2019 InterFaith Works Leadership Award Dinner. Goldberg is being honored as a community visionary for his work in Holocaust and genocide education. The dinner will take place Tuesday, April 30 at the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College....
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Professor Emeritus Don Ely to be Honored at the One University Awards

The Syracuse University community will come together on Friday, April 12, for the third annual One University Awards Ceremony, celebrating excellence within the University. The ceremony, at which major University awards are bestowed, will be held in Hendricks Chapel from 4-5:30 p.m., with a reception to follow in the lobby of the Heroy Geology Laboratory....
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Professor Kal Alston Named President Elect by the Philosophy of Education Society

Kal Alston, professor of cultural foundations of education and associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Education, will serve as president elect for the Philosophy of Education Society for 2019-20 year before becoming president of the organization in 2020-21. Alston has been active with Philosophy of Education Society (PES) for over 30 years, having...
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Inclusive Elementary Program Featured in “Impact”

Christine Ashby, associate professor of inclusive education in the Department of Teaching and Leadership, and Sara Soldovieri ’18 G’19 are featured in the Winter 2018-2019 issue of Impact from the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota. They both spoke to the unique strengths of the Inclusive Elementary and Special Education (Grades 1-6),...
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Elisa Dekaney, Music Education Students of Samba Laranja win SAMMY Award

On March 8, 2019, Samba Laranja: the Syracuse University Brazilian Ensemble, received the 2019 Syracuse Area Music Awards (SAMMY) for Best Recording Other Styles for the recording “Guaraná.” The ensemble is led by Elisa Dekany, professor of music education in the Department of Teaching and Leadership, and Joshua Dekaney, adjunct faculty in the Setnor School...
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Qiu Wang and Nicole Fonger Contribute to New Book on Contemplative Practice

Several Syracuse University professors, representing a number of different disciplines, have contributed to a new book, Empirical Studies of Contemplative Practices (Nova Publishers, 2018) that explores the question of how to research contemplative practice to better illustrate its value. Qiu Wang, associate professor in the Department of Higher Education, co-edited the book along with Diane...
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