Syracuse University Receives $1 Million from Lilly Endowment to Develop Faith Leaders for the Contemporary Era

Syracuse University has received a five-year, $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help establish the Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Ministry. The program is a collaboration with Le Moyne College and is part of Lilly Endowment’s Thriving in Ministry Initiative. Additional information for the program, including application for potential participants, can be found at Continue Reading

Spring Update 4.30.19

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

We find ourselves writing this update as yet another act of violence, apparently motivated by hatred and bias, shocks our nation. The shooting on Saturday at a California synagogue, which took the life of one woman and injured others, including a young child, has focused the nation on the growing threat of anti-Semitism and the dramatic increase in hate speech of all kinds. Such horror must also remind us of the importance of our work in advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives as we recognize the collaborative and constructive efforts of students, faculty, staff and others in creating a more welcoming, inclusive, equitable and accessible campus environment. Continue Reading

Arts and Sciences Professor Named Inaugural Lender Center Fellow

Casarae Gibson, assistant professor of African American literature and studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named the first Lender Faculty Fellow by the Lender Center for Social Justice. The Lender Faculty Fellowship supports a two-year research project to critically and creatively explore contemporary social issues, develop innovative approaches to these problems, and implement useful and sustainable initiatives. Continue Reading