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Linda LeMura G’87 Selected as Le Moyne College’s 14th President

Dr. Linda M. LeMura G’87 has been unanimously elected by the Le Moyne College Board of Trustees to become the next president of the Jesuit institution. In being selected to assume Le Moyne’s presidency, Dr. LeMura will become the first lay female to serve as president of a Jesuit college or university in the world....
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Mara Sapon-Shevin featured in Shetterly’s “Americans Who Tell the Truth” exhibition

Robert Shetterly’s “Americans Who Tell the Truth: Models of Courageous Citizenship,” an exhibition of portraits that present citizens who courageously engage issues of social, environmental and economic fairness, will be on view March 18-April 11 at 914Works, 914 E. Genesee St., Syracuse. The portraits include those of whistleblowers Thomas Drake, Daniel Ellsberg, Bunny Greenhouse, James...
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Mural Unveiling and Presentation to Be Held at Seymour Academy March 20

601 Tully: Center for Engaged Art and Research, the Central New York Community Foundation, and the Seymour Dual Language Academy will host the Nature Matching System mural unveiling and curriculum presentation on Thursday, March 20, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Seymour Dual Language Academy at 108 Shonnard Street in Syracuse....
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601 Tully presents ‘Getting to Know You’ Exhibition

601 Tully, the center for engaged art and research on Syracuse’s Near West Side, presents a multi-artist art exhibition, “Getting to Know You” (GTKY), featuring work by damali abrams, Fanny Allié, American Bear and CampusNeighbor+SoundLogics. GTKY will run until April 26. Gallery hours for the exhibition are Wednesday through Saturday from 2-5 p.m., or by...
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601 Tully Announces Spring Programming for Young People

601 Tully, the center for engaged artistic practice on Syracuse’s Near West Side, is looking for registrants and volunteers for its spring 2014 programs. A series of free eco-art classes will be offered to elementary- and middle school-aged children on Saturdays from 1:30-3 p.m. The classes will run from Feb. 1 to April 12. There...
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Preparing New Teachers for the Common Core

School of Education Professor Kelly Chandler-Olcott encounters the challenges of the Common Core State Standards Initiative as both a teacher and a parent. Last year, she was told by her daughter’s fourth-grade math teacher that the curriculum would include what was once fifth-grade material and a bit of sixth-grade coursework. “He said ‘we’re going to teach...
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Discussion Series Focuses on Youth and Gang Education

The discussion series Elephant in the Room and Supreme Life Givers, an organization that is involved in youth education, will present the discussion series, “Youth, Gangs and Family Structure,” on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 3 p.m. at the Southwest Community Center, 401 South Ave., Syracuse. The event is free and open to the public; parking...
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601 Tully Hosts ‘Nourish’ Exhibit and Events through Dec. 6

601 Tully, a center for artistic co-production of culture on the Near West Side of Syracuse, presents a new exhibition open through Dec. 6. “Nourish” explores the many ways that people make choices about their food, sustenance and nutrition, what these choices say about the individual and how these choices reflect their society. The gallery...
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Video: President Barack Obama’s Visit to Syracuse

President Barack Obama was greeted with loud cheers from an energetic crowd of young people at Henninger High School Thursday as he spelled out his plan for making college more affordable through innovative efforts that offer students a greater range of college options. Friday, SU Chancellor Nancy Cantor reflected on the visit, saying the entire...
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A Classroom of Promise

SU Abroad students explore South Africa’s pre- and post-apartheid educational system and develop projects to enrich academic life of young students Aracely Hernandez G’13 had just returned to Syracuse in June after working with students in South Africa when she sent them an email to test their math skills. She couldn’t resist. “I wrote ‘I...
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