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  • Matilda the Musical Poster

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    Syracuse Stage, Department of Drama Celebrate the Holidays with ‘Matilda the Musical’

    Syracuse Stage celebrates the holidays with the multi-award musical treat "Matilda The Musical" Nov. 19 – Jan. 2. The production is co-produced with the Department of Drama. Read More...

  • Louise Manfredi and James Rudolph

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    Two members of the School of Design's industrial and interaction design (IID) program were recently elected to the 2022-23 Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Education Council: Louise Manfredi, an assistant professor of IID who will represent the Northeast District, and IID alumnus James Rudolph '06, who will represent the Midwest District. Rudolph is an assistant professor of industrial design at the University of Notre Dame.

  • Holidays at Hendricks

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    Holidays at Hendricks Offers Two In-Person Performances, Set for Dec. 5

    Syracuse University invites students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members to “Holidays at Hendricks,” which will include two in-person performances in Hendricks Chapel as well as a recorded virtual concert.

  • Ben Delmarsh

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    CRS Junior and Entrepreneur Ben Delmarsh is ‘Syrazy’

    Ben Delmarsh, a junior in the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, created the apparel company "Syrazy" (a combination of the phrase "Syracuse going crazy") while in high school. Today he continues to build the Syrazy brand and takes advantage of Syracuse University's Blackstone LaunchPad for student entrepreneurs.

  • Sylvia Sierra portrait.

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    Why We’re Still ‘Chasing the White Whale’ and Using Other Media References: An Interview with CRS Professor Sylvia Sierra

    We do it all the time, sometimes without even thinking. In our everyday conversations we often quote or reference a wide array of media from songs, movies and TV shows to video games, memes and TikToks. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. In fact, Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies Professor Sylvia Sierra says quoting media reveals our fun side, helps us connect and can reinforce old relationships or start new ones.

  • A clock sitting on a wall outside

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    VPA Student Team Wins Silver in International Creative Solution Competition

    A student team from the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ course DES 204: Creative Problem Solving in the School of Design won a silver award in the Creative Conscious Competition, an international platform that allows students to compete by proposing creative solutions that uniquely address an array of problems. Read More...

  • Robert Blaich

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    School of Design Remembers Alumnus and Design Innovator Robert I. Blaich

    The School of Design in the College of Visual and Performing Arts is remembering alumnus Robert I. Blaich, a renowned innovator and industrial designer who died on September 14 in Aspen, Colorado, at the age of 91. Read More...

  • A sculpture by Sharif Bey

    Faculty News

    Sharif Bey, associate professor in the School of Art, is having the solo show "Excavations" at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh through March 6, 2022. The exhibition presents new works inspired by the artist’s "excavations" of the museum collections that first piqued his interest as a youth visiting Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History. On view are mask-like forms, necklaces made from pinch pot-style vessels as beads, and site-specific temporary installations that incorporate Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s broad collections of artifacts and specimens.

  • Exterior of theater complex building

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    Department of Drama Announces 2021-22 Season, Returns to In-Person, Live Performance

    The Department of Drama announced a return to in-person, live performance for the 2021-22 season beginning with the contemporary romantic comedy “In Love and Warcraft” Nov. 12 – 20 in the Arthur Storch Theater. In addition to “In Love and Warcraft,” the shows that make up the five-play subscription season include “Matilda the Musical” (Nov. 19 – Jan. 2 and co-produced with Syracuse Stage), “Sender” (Feb. 19 – 27), “Cymbeline” (March 26 – April 3), and a musical adaptation of “As You Like It” (April 29 – May 7). Read More...

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    Statement on Closure of New Admissions to the Art Video B.F.A. and M.F.A. Programs

    Recent decisions regarding the stand-alone art video B.F.A. and M.F.A. programs have caused confusion and concern for students, faculty and alumni. I want to provide some context for this decision and correct some misperceptions that exist. First, current B.F.A. and M.F.A. students in art video will be supported until graduation with the full curriculum they expected when they enrolled at Syracuse University. No faculty positions will be eliminated as a result of this decision. While art video will not be offered as a stand-alone major beyond the current cohort, the courses are not being eliminated from the Department of Transmedia’s curriculum. Students interested in art video will be...

  • Rochele Royster

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    Rochele Royster, assistant professor of art therapy in the Department of Creative Arts Therapy, was named a 2021 Educator of Distinction by the Illinois Art Education Association. The award recognizes notable, high-caliber art and design professionals who serve as exemplars for the field. She is exhibiting her work “Dolls4Peace” in the four-person show Learned Objects through February 13, 2022, at DePaul Art Museum in Chicago. Read More...

  • Morton Kaish painting

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    Morton Kaish ’49: A Print Retrospective Exhibition at Palitz Gallery in New York City

    Opening Nov. 8 and spanning over seven decades, the exhibition of 31 prints of varying media highlights Kaish’s mastery of traditional and emerging techniques, starting with an early drawing Kaish created as a student at the University in 1945, through his experimental years in Italy and culminating in the dramatic color and patterns of his current “Butterflies” series. Kaish is an alumnus of the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

  • Jim Morris

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    ’Cuse Conversations Podcast: Jim Morris ’77, G’78

    In this new podcast, VPA Council member Jim Morris—president of Pixar Animation Studios and one of Syracuse University's 2021 Arents Award winners—discusses his favorite Pixar projects, reveals how a piece of advice from a faculty member fueled his successes, describes why he’s humbled to receive the University’s highest alumni honor and more!

  • Setnor Auditorium

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    The Setnor School of Music's Setnor Auditorium was featured in an article on Commercial Integrator for modernizing and upgrading its infrastructure with the help of Dante, Audinate’s AVoIP solution. The renovation included a move from analog cabling to audio networking while preserving the historical significance of the building. Kevin Muldoon '10 G'13, faculty member and Setnor's sound recording engineer, was interviewed.

  • James Rolling

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    Join the Lender Center Conversation: ‘Creative Activity as a Human Right’

    For James Haywood Rolling Jr. ’91, the upcoming “Creative Activity as a Human Right” event is two months in the planning but decades in the making. Rolling, a dual professor of arts education in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and teaching and leadership in the School of Education, is the new co-director of the Lender Center for Social Justice. Marvin Lender ’63 and his wife, Helaine Gold Lender ’65, created the interdisciplinary Lender Center to fulfill their enduring mission to develop ethical and courageous citizens.

  • Wendy May

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    Through her nonprofit Chorosynthesis, Wendy K. Moy, assistant professor of music education in the Setnor School of Music and School of Education, launched the second version of the Empowering Silenced Voices Choral Database, a free searchable database of choral literature on themes of social consciousness. She was selected to co-present the workshop "Singing for Social Consciousness -- Amendment: Righting Our Wrongs" at the National College Music Society Conference, held in October in Rochester, New York.

  • A painting of a girl and a set of twin boys

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    Panel Discussion, Live Music Highlight ‘Return to Jabberwocky’ During Orange Central

    As part of Syracuse University’s Orange Central alumni weekend, the College of Visual and Performing Arts will co-host an event titled “Return to Jabberwocky” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, in the lower level of Bird Library. “The Jab,” as it was fondly called, was a student-run musical venue that operated in the Kimmel Hall basement from 1969-85. The event will feature live music and a panel discussion from people involved in operations of the Jab.

  • Two framed prints hung on a wall

    Faculty News

    Holly Greenberg, associate professor of studio arts in the School of Art, exhibited work in the group show "In Person" at Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, New York.

  • Ralph Lorenz

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    Ralph Lorenz, senior associate dean of academic affairs in the College of Visual and Performing Arts and professor of music in the Setnor School of Music, virtually presented the paper “A Forbidden Tune from the Nazi Past and Its Transformation to Remember a Fallen Child: The Case of Lukas Foss’s Elegy for Anne Frank” at the 45th German Studies Association Annual Conference.

  • Collage of Peter Piening exhibition pieces.

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    Genet Gallery Presents ‘Peter Piening: Abstract Visions in Modernist Graphic Design’

    A new exhibition at Syracuse University’s Sue and Leon Genet Gallery features Peter Piening’s dynamic abstract commercial work and his role as an educator. Read More...