College of Law Dean Craig Boise announced the addition of Nick Wallace as assistant dean for enrollment management. In this role, Wallace will be responsible for the strategic planning, leadership and implementation of the College’s J.D. enrollment and financial aid initiatives. Read more about Nick Wallace at SU News.
The fullCIRCLE Mentoring Program in the Office of Multicultural Affairs welcomes its sixth cohort of mentees and peer mentors at the start of the 2017-18 academic year. It is now recruiting faculty and staff mentors to provide consistent support to sophomore, junior and senior peer mentors and to serve as positive role models. Faculty and staff who are interested in serving as mentors are encouraged to apply now. The deadline is July 26. Read more.
According to the National Center for Women in Technology’s 2016 analysis, only 26 percent of professional computing occupations in the United States are held by women. This statistic is shocking in the current age of educational equality, but is on a steady rise thanks to organizations devoted to bringing technology to females across the country. One national program, Girls Who Code, is dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology once and for all. Read the SU News article.
The National Association of Black Journalists has released its list of finalists for its 2017 Salute to Excellence Awards, with three Newhouse students and student-produced NCC News making the cut. See the full list at SU News.
Appointed by Chancellor Kent Syverud in February, the Ad Hoc Committee on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)/Undocumented Students recently delivered its report to the Chancellor. The comprehensive report includes immediate, short-term and long-term recommendations to enhance support for undocumented students and others with family members who are undocumented. Read the story at SU News.
Michele G. Wheatly, vice chancellor and provost at Syracuse University, today announced the appointment of Zhanjiang “John” Liu to serve as the University’s vice president for research. Liu’s appointment, which was unanimously approved by the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, is effective on Sept. 1. Read more at SU News.
Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families were among the participants at the George W. Bush Institute’s Stand-To summit. The summit, which focused on veteran transition, convened key leaders from government, higher education and the private and philanthropic sectors to outline key priorities and a cohesive action plan to help more veterans and their families thrive. Read the full article at SU News.
Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), in partnership with the School of Hotel Administration, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University, has been awarded $1,500,000 by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). This is one of two cooperative agreements for Boots to Business (B2B), the entrepreneurial track of the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program and the cornerstone of SBA’s provision of transition assistance to America’s military service members and their spouses, both within the United States and overseas. Read more at SU News.