News

  • Whitney Phillips portrait.

    Faculty News

    Whitney Phillips, assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, wrote the column "Beware 'Smokescreen Trolling,' Trump Followers' Favorite Tactic" in Wired, for which she serves as a columnist.

  • A row of women holding a guitar

    Faculty News

    Kelly Gallagher, assistant professor of film in the Department of Transmedia, created animations for “Chance,” an episode of “Worn Stories,” a docuseries on Netflix in which real people unpack the fascinating and quirky stories around their most meaningful pieces of clothing. “Chance” features the actress Charo.

  • Isabel Prochner

    Faculty News

    Isabel Prochner, assistant professor of industrial and interaction design in the School of Design, co-authored and co-edited “Situating Design in Alberta” (University of Alberta Press), which introduces Alberta designers and design work and their local/global contexts—social, cultural, historical, physical, political, and economic. Read More...

  • Robert Wysocki portrait.

    Faculty News

    School of Art Director Robert Wysocki, associate professor of studio arts and the Doris E. Klein Endowed Professor of Art, co-authored the article “Imagining and constraining ferrovolcanic eruptions and landscapes through large-scale experiments,” which was published on Nature.com. Large-scale experiments carried out at the Syracuse University Lava Project offered insight into ferrovolcanism, a long-theorized idea of metallic lava flows on planets and moons in the solar system, yet to be observed in nature. Read More...

  • Zeke Leonard

    Faculty News

    Zeke Leonard, assistant professor of environmental and interior design and design studies in the School of Design, will speak as part of the TedxSyracuseUniversity event "The New Age of Enlightenment" on Thursday, April 8. Leonard's research involves the role social responsibility and environmental stewardship play in contextually relevant design and fabrication practices. His talk addresses value constructs and posits methods for re-thinking them.

  • Errol Willet in ceramics studio

    Faculty News

    Errol Willett, associate professor of studio arts in the School of Art, is co-author of the article "Clay Culture: Haptek Lab," which appears in the April 2021 issue of Ceramics Monthly. Haptek Lab is a group of architects, technologists, designers, academics, and practitioners focused on introducing the unique qualities of touch in the production of industrially made architectural ceramics.

  • Margaret Luthar and Malcolm Merriweather

    Alumni News

    Two Setnor School of Music alumni were honored with Grammy Awards or nominations: mastering engineer Margaret Luthar '05 and baritone Malcolm J. Merriweather '07. Read More...

  • Joanie Leeds

    Alumni News

    Singer-songwriter Joanie Leeds '00, a graduate of the Department of Drama, won a Grammy Award for Best Children's Music Album for "All the Ladies," which is focused on gender equality, female empowerment and breaking glass ceilings. Leeds wrote the album, which was produced, recorded and performed entirely by women. The 63rd Grammy Awards were presented on March 14.

  • Laura Marsolek

    Alumni News

    Laura Marsolek '13, G'17, who graduated from the College of Visual and Performing Arts' School of Art and the College of Arts and Sciences, was recently featured on an episode of the PBS series Postcards, a Minnesota-based public television show. Marsolek, a native of Ortonville, Minnesota, is a metalsmith, art historian and jewelry expert. Read More...

  • Wendy May

    Faculty News

    Wendy K. Moy, assistant professor of music education in the Setnor School of Music, will present on “Creating Connection and Community in the Chorus During COVID” at the National Association for Music Education Eastern Division virtual conference in April. She will serve as the American Choral Directors Association research chair for its national conference in March.

  • Industrial and interaction design students Alec Gillinder and Quinn King pose for the camera.

    Alumni News

    Alec Gillinder ’20 and Quinn King ’20, who graduated from the School of Design's industrial and interaction design program and are co-founders of MedUX, won the Berkshire Manufacturing Innovation Challenge. They will receive a $25,000 award to continue developing their invention. Gillinder and King created the prototype for their innovative wearable infusion device at Invent@SU and developed it into a business at the Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars.

  • Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby

    Faculty News

    Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby, associate professors of art video in the Department of Transmedia, will be presenting their work at the panel Rethinking Agency in the Anthropocene at Videonale in Bonn, Germany, on March 6 at 1 p.m. EST. They are also exhibiting "You Were an Amazement on the Day You Were Born" through March 27 at Dazibao in Montreal and will participate in a "Meet the Artists" talk on Facebook on March 11 at 5 p.m. EST.

  • Andrew Saluti

    Faculty News

    Andrew Saluti, assistant professor and program coordinator of museum studies in the School of Design, was invited to speak at the 2021 Baltic Cultural Forum in Svetlogorsk, Kalininggrad, Russia. During the panel “Museum and Education: who for whom?” Saluti discussed Syracuse University’s curriculum and approach to museology in the 21st century, highlighting the program’s focus on strong community collaborations for practical experiences within cultural institutions. Read More...

  • Sam Van Aken portrait.

    Faculty News

    Sam Van Aken, associate professor of studio arts in the School of Art, was a guest on the Urban Forestry radio show and podcast. He discussed how he creates one of his multi-graft "Trees of 40 Fruit."

  • Paul Leibowitz

    Alumni News

    Paul Leibowitz '84, president and chief creative officer of Leibowitz Branding & Design in New York City, was named to Graphic Design USA's 2021 "People to Watch" list. Leibowitz is a member of the VPA Council, a School of Design alumnus, and a past faculty member in the school's communications design program. Read More...

  • Book cover of Marty Blake's Drawn to Type

    Faculty News

    Marty Blake, assistant teaching professor of illustration in the School of Art, has authored the new book "Drawn to Type: Lettering for Illustrators" (Bloomsbury Visual Arts, London). The book teaches the craft of creative lettering: what you need to know about working with various media and how to incorporate image and text successfully. Blake recently presented a webinar on lettering and illustration for the Graphic Arts Guild, which is now available online.

  • Artwork in gallery by Ann Clarke

    Faculty News

    Ann Clarke, associate professor of studio arts in the School of Art and dean emerita of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, has the solo exhibition "Strong Forces" at Novado Gallery in Jersey City, New Jersey, through March 27.  Read More...

  • Nathan Bombrys

    Alumni News

    As a member of the Syracuse University Rugby Football Club, College of Visual and Performing Arts alumnus Nathan Bombrys ’97 discovered he loved the sport so much that he headed to England to play after graduating. Learn how he led a Scottish professional rugby team to success.

  • Alumni News

    Broadway and television actress Shanel Bailey ’19, a graduate of the Department of Drama, will interview Misty Copeland, principal dancer with the American Ballet Theater, on February 23 as part of the University Lectures speaker series. The virtual lecture, via Zoom webinar, will begin at 7:30 p.m. ET. Register in advance at lectures.syr.edu.

  • Sam Van Aken portrait.

    Faculty News

    Sam Van Aken, associate professor of studio arts in the School of Art, was interviewed for the "Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley" podcast, which was featured in Innovators Magazine.