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    Design Thinking Advances Sustainable Solutions

    A problem-solving strategies class in the School of Design uses a people-centered approach to expand sustainability efforts on campus.

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    Alumni News

    An Artistic Homecoming for Art Alumna Achala Wali

    An ongoing exhibition at Syracuse's Everson Museum of Art spotlighting hometown artists represents something of a homecoming for Achala Wali '75. Wali's complex, layered drawings—including several new pieces—are featured in "Surface Densities;" she is one of six local artists selected to have work displayed as part of the Everson's CNY Artists Initiative.

  • Anne Laver

    Faculty News

    Anne Laver, assistant professor of applied music and performance (organ) in the Setnor School of Music, published the article “Blending the Popular and the Profound: Organ Concerts at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.” in the Journal of the Society for American Music 16, no. 2. The article presents an analysis and contextualization of the organ recital series at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition within the larger framework of the fair's music program.

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    The Art of Science: Students Participate in University’s First-Ever Bio-Art Class

    In Bio-Art (BIO 400/600 and TRM 500), cross-listed between the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) and the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), STEM students join art majors in a first-of-its-kind course at Syracuse, ­­where students explore and create their own bio-art.

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    Part Tree, Part Sculpture—Can a Professor’s Artwork Support Sustainability Conversations?

    Professor Sam Van Aken's living gallery sparks creative and practical thinking about climate change and food security.

  • Gabrielle Demeestere

    Faculty News

    Gabrielle Demeestère, assistant teaching professor of film in the Department of Film and Media Arts, had her second feature film “Terra” selected by Italy’s TorinoFilmLab (TFL) for its 2022 FeatureLab, which is running now through November.

  • William Knuth

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    William Knuth, assistant professor of applied music and performance (violin and viola) in the Setnor School of Music, was invited to perform this summer as part of the AIMS Festival Orchestra in Graz, Austria, as well as give chamber music performances throughout Graz and Southern Austria.

  • Lynn Greenky

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    Lynn Greenky, associate teaching professor in the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, has authored the new book "When Freedom Speaks: The Boundaries and the Boundlessness of Our First Amendment Right" (Brandeis University Press). Using real-world examples, people, and dramatic legal principles that illuminate First Amendment principles, the book makes the concepts easy to understand and shows how they are clearly applicable to our lives.

  • Meri Page

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    Meri Page, assistant professor of communications design in the School of Design, was selected to attend the National Endowment for the Humanities' summer institute The Revolution in Books. Using Florida Atlantic University’s large collection of Revolutionary-era pamphlets and books, she and a select group of scholars are studying the history of the book with a focus on books as historical objects and products of the labor of a diverse group of Americans during the period of the Revolutionary War.

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    Faculty News

    Natalie Draper, assistant professor of composition, theory, and history in the Setnor School of Music, recently had her choral setting of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Bells" premiered by Beth Willer and Peabody's NEXT Ensemble as part of their commissioning initiative to celebrate 150 years of composition at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

  • Elisa Dekaney

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    Elisa Dekaney, professor of music education in the Setnor School of Music and School of Education and VPA's associate dean of research, graduate studies, and internationalization, recently delivered the keynote speech "Utilizing Multiple Research Methodologies to Examine the Intersections of Music, Race, and Food in Brazilian Culture: Applications to Choral Research" at the 2022 American Choral Directors Association Symposium on Research in Choral Singing. Read More...

  • Peter DePasquale

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    Blackstone LaunchPad to Host Arts Entrepreneurship Accelerator for Creatives This Summer

    Creative business coach and School of Art alumnus Peter DePasquale ’12 (dual B.F.A. in arts education and printmaking as well as an M.F.A. in printmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago) will be leading a four-week intensive boot camp accelerator to help students and recent alumni learn how to commercialize their creative endeavors.

  • Savannah Devlin

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    Celebrating Student and Community Creative Arts

    Drama students are collaborating with Syracuse community members with disabilities to co-create theater in an inclusive environment.

  • Isabel Prochner

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    Isabel Prochner, assistant professor of industrial and interaction design in the School of Design, is joining the editorial board for the Sciences du Design, the major Francophone design journal with university affiliations across Europe and Quebec. The name translates to the "science of design" and the journal is termed "the international journal of reference for French-language design research."

  • Sharif Bey

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    On View This Summer: ‘Sharif Bey: Facets’ at the Everson Museum

    The Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse is presenting the exhibition "Sharif Bey: Facets" through Aug. 14. With funding from a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), “Sharif Bey: Facets” is a three-decade retrospective of Bey’s body of work in ceramics and glass that explores the visual heritage of Africa and Oceania. Read More...

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    VPA Graduate Paves the Way to Develop His First Feature Film

    Carlton Daniel Jr. G’16 fell in love with filmmaking at an early age. Growing up in Ohio, he spent a lot of his childhood at the local movie theater, browsing for videos at Blockbuster and dissecting films with his family. His passion for movies led him on a trajectory from writing and directing short films to developing his first feature.

  • Felix Ivanoff

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    In Memoriam: Felix Ivanoff, Department of Drama

    Felix Ivanoff, associate professor of acting in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Department of Drama, passed away on Saturday, May 14, in Syracuse. He was 72. Born in Moscow, Russia, Ivanoff came to the United States in 1991. A teacher of acting, movement, stage combat, and clowning, he taught at numerous international and American colleges and universities and joined the Syracuse University faculty in 2008. Read More...

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    Rabia Razzaq G’23 Wins 2022 Intelligence++ Inclusive Design Competition

    Rabia Razzaq G’23, a multidisciplinary designer and graduate student in the School of Design, won the 2022 Intelligence++ Showcase Competition, which encourages design and business students to imagine and create products, devices and services for persons with disabilities.

  • Andrew Saluti

    Faculty News

    Andrew Saluti, assistant professor and program coordinator of museum studies in the School of Design, was quoted in the New York Times story "Taking the Museum Experience Outdoors."

  • Lorrie Vogel

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    Innovator Lorrie Vogel ’88 to Deliver 2022 VPA Convocation Address

    Innovator Lorrie Vogel ’88 will deliver the 2022 convocation address to bachelor’s and master’s degree candidates of Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) at the college’s convocation ceremony on Saturday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Stadium. Vogel, who earned a bachelor of industrial design degree from VPA’s School of Design, is the founder of ImagineNOW Inc., an innovation consultancy that accelerates innovation by using the power of design thinking. She provides innovation consulting services to such large corporations as Google and to small technology start-ups. Read More...