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May 2020: Progress on Campus Commitments

Dear Members of the Syracuse University Community:

Our academic year has come to a close. I applaud all our graduates on their achievements. They have worked hard, accomplished much, persevered and excelled even in the midst of a health pandemic.

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“The Roma Case for Reparations” with Margareta (Magda) Matache

March 3 | 67:30 pm | Crouse Hinds Hall , Room 010

The call for reparations as a critical element in healing and accountability for state wrongs has mobilized many constituencies across the globe in the past decades. Drawing from the enslavement of Roma on the territory of Romania and anti-Roma collective injustice, Dr. Matache will examine the concept of reparations and focus on translating theory into possible strategies to heal and repair past and present harm and to prevent future wrongdoing.

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Syracuse University Boosting Efforts to Increase Faculty Diversity through Enhanced Central Funding, New Hiring Initiative

To bolster faculty diversity, Syracuse University is increasing funding aimed at competitive recruitment of faculty from underrepresented minority groups for open positions. The Diversity Opportunity Hires initiative builds on the University’s existing efforts within the signature and cluster hires programs to encourage additional hiring of teaching and research faculty from underrepresented groups.

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‘Black Subjects in Modern Media Photography’ Examines Complexity and Paradoxes of Black Visual Modernity

“Black Subjects in Modern Media Photography: Works from the George R. Rinhart Collection” is on display through March 13 at the Syracuse University Art Galleries in the Shaffer Art Building. The exhibition of 145 photographic images includes work by news photographers working for Underwood & Underwood Publishers, as well prints by noted artists Henri Leighton, Herbert Gehr, Charlotte Brooks and Carl Van Vechten.

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Syracuse University Names Five Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ‘Unsung Heroes’

The 35th annual Rev. Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee has announced the 2020 Unsung Hero Award winners.

The awards are bestowed annually on people who, in the spirit of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “beloved community,” have made a positive difference in the lives of others, but who are not widely recognized for their efforts. The categories include community member, student, faculty and staff.

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