Feature Stories

Dianne Christenson sleds down a snowy hill with her arms in the air

New Zealand Fulbright Scholar finds cold weather, warm community at Syracuse

Second in a 4-part series of profiles on Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching recipients While initially envious of some of her Fulbright colleagues that got sent to Arizona and warmer climates, Dianne Christenson now says she couldn’t be happier that Syracuse was ultimately selected as her destination. Not only because she got to go nearly...
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Ranielle Navarro

Ranielle Navarro brings passion and positivity for science and literacy to Syracuse

First in a 4-part series of profiles on Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching recipients Aware of her status as the youngest person in the group of 18 recipients of the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program for International Teachers (Fulbright DAI) spending the semester in Syracuse, Ranielle Navarro, an elementary science teacher from the Philippines,...
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Gwendolyn Thomas

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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Amie Redmond at her desk, holding papers and folders

Amie Redmond: Building Personal Connections to Help Students ‘Get to a Good Place Academically, Socially and Emotionally’

Amie Redmond, Senior Assistant Dean for the Office of Academic and Student Services, was recently featured in an SU News Staff Spotlight. Original story by Brandon Dyer. When School of Education Senior Assistant Dean of Academic and Student Services Amie Redmond was an undergraduate, she struggled with the stress that comes with leaving home for...
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Peter H Reynolds March 19-20

School of Education’s Keith Distinguished Speaker Series Brings Peter H. Reynolds to Syracuse

The School of Education and the Jo-Linda and Dennis Keith Distinguished Speaker Series is pleased to announce the 2019 speaker, acclaimed author and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds. He will visit Syracuse for a two-day residency on Tuesday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 20. This is the second annual Keith Speaker Series residency. Reynolds will present...
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Hetsie Veitch Serves as a Mentor, Colleague, and Student Leader at the School of Education

An accountant, a traveling physical therapist, and Director of Disabilities Support for a University—three very different careers offering a multitude of life experiences that Hetsie Veitch is now sharing with classmates, professors, and staff at the School of Education. While all in some way contributed to Veitch’s current pursuit as a Ph.D. candidate in the...
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Three New American All-Stars sing and play guitar

Music in Community Project Aims to Connect Student Teachers to Area Youth

Making music builds communities. And nowhere is that more important to David Knapp, an assistant professor of music education, than in the refugee population in Syracuse. Knapp is the founder of the New American All-Stars, a rock band of refugee students from the Catholic Youth Organization’s Refugee Youth Program. It’s the first phase of his...
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Simulations Guide Student Veterans Facing Unique Challenges in Higher Education

Members of the Syracuse University community join forces on a new project from Teaching and Leadership professor Benjamin Dotger that gives student veterans an opportunity to talk openly about their nontraditional experiences and challenges on campus. Student veterans Katherine Quartaro and Daniel Cordial say they were both “simply curious” when they first read about a...
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Katie Berrell speaks about her uncle during a ceremony at the Place of Remembrance

Katie Berrell: A Scholar’s Special Journey Through Remembrance

Original story for SU News by Kelly Homan Rodoski Even though he passed away nearly a decade before she was born, Steven Russell Berrell has always been a strong presence in the life of his niece, Katie, a Syracuse University senior. His smile radiates from the family pictures in her home, and from the pin...
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