Chancellor Syverud, Provost Wheatly Call on Academic Leadership to Support Bold Growth in Study Abroad

Last week, Chancellor Kent Syverud and Provost Michele Wheatly welcomed Syracuse University’s eight international center directors to campus and outlined their vision for further internationalizing the Syracuse experience. The reception, attended by academic and administrative leadership, faculty, directors and students from across the University, focused on growing high-quality study abroad opportunities for Syracuse students.

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Engineering & Computer Science Enhances AEA Team to Advance ‘Transforming Our Future’ Plan

The College of Engineering & Computer Sciencehas made two key personnel enhancements to bolster the “Transforming Our Future” planthe college’s strategic advancement plan. Fred Brown, from Gettysburg College, has been hired as assistant dean of advancement and external affairs (AEA), and Debra Perkins has been promoted, broadening her role as director of advancement.

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Eldawy, Letona Receive Prestigious Truman Scholarship

Syracuse University juniors Dina Eldawy and Crystal Letona have been named as 2018 recipients of the prestigious Truman Scholarship.

Eldawy of Pensacola, Florida, is an international relations and citizenship and civic engagement major in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and is a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program. Letona of Los Angeles is a communications and rhetorical studies major in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, a policy studies major in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School and a women’s and gender studies major in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Anish Shroff ’04 Named Speaker for AAPI Heritage Month Commemorative Lecture

Anish Shroff ’04 will be this year’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month commemorative lecturer. Shroff will give his lecture, “Ethnic Identity and the Power of Being Undefined,” in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons (114 Bird Library) on Friday, April 13, from 6-7:30 p.m. See SU News for more information.

Plaque Dedication Honors Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Syracuse University continues to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On Wednesday, a plaque honoring Dr. King was unveiled on the site where he spoke on campus in 1965. That was his second visit to campus, his first coming in 1961. Dean of Hendricks Chapel Brian E. Konkol presided over the program at the Shaffer Art Building, which featured remarks by Chancellor Kent Syverud and Special Assistant to the Chancellor Barry L. Wells. The plaque commemorates that July 15, 1965, visit and affirms Syracuse University’s commitment to foster and support a diverse, equitable and inclusive campus community. Recently, an audio recording of King’s 1965 SU speech was located in the University Archives. To hear the full audio, go to

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‘Diversity in Reading’ Events Support La Casita’s Bilingual Programs

La Casita’s third annual “Diversity in Reading” campaign is underway. The monthlong campaign’s goal is to raise support for  the bilingual library and dual language literacy programs at La Casita Cultural Center, 109 Otisco St., Syracuse.

More than 160 student volunteers and interns worked this year with La Casita, says Tere Paniagua ’82, executive director of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Office of Cultural Engagement for the Hispanic Community. That number increases by about 40 percent each year, she says.

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