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A&S In The News

The world’s top news media turn to faculty and scholars in the College of Arts and Sciences for expert insight on the latest cultural currents and world events. From whale vocalizations to the science behind lava flows, here is compilation of recent major media placements.

Mona Awad portrait.

Professor of English Mona Awad’s new novel, All’s Well (Simon and Schuster, 2021), has been reviewed by NPR, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and many others. She also wrote “My Summer of Hitchcock and Cold Cherries,” for T magazine, The New York Times style magazine.

Tripti Bhattacharya portrait.

Tripti Bhattacharya, Thonis Family Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, was interviewed by NPR to explain why Hurricane Ida’s remnants had an extreme impact on the Northeast. Her comments were also featured in Business Insider.

Horace Campbell portrait.

Horace Campbell, professor of African American studies, was interviewed by numerous media outlets regarding fallout from the assassination of Haiti’s president, Jovenel Moise. Campbell was quoted in the Los Angeles Times, France 24 and The Guardian. Campbell was featured in two USA Today articles about Haitian migrants at the United States-Mexico border ("White House calls video of border agents chasing Haitian migrants 'horrific,' DHS promises to investigate" and "Del Rio migrant crisis: How did so many Haitians end up at the southern US border?").

Afton Kapuscinski headshot.

Afton Kapuscinski, associate teaching professor of psychology and director of A&S’ Psychological Services Center, provided tips on how to productively express your anger in a Good Housekeeping article titled, “How to stop being angry at yourself and others.”

Jeff Karson portrait.

Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Jeff Karson was interviewed by Science Insider for a video explainer piece on how the team at the Syracuse University Lava Project makes lava for volcanologists to study. The story also appeared on Yahoo! and MSN.

Michael Marciano and Jonathan Adelman.

Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute professors Michael Marciano and Jonathan Adelman were featured in Forensic Mag and ELE Times for their invention of a new machine learning approach to DNA mixture analysis.

George Saunders headshot.

Professor of English George Saunders’ G’88 short story, “The Mom of Bold Action,” was published in The New Yorker, along with a Q&A with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.

Dana Spiotta headshot.

Professor of English Dana Spiotta’s new novel, Wayward (Penguin Random House, 2021), has been highlighted in many leading media publications. The critically acclaimed book, released July 6, was featured in a New York Times book review, and the newspaper called it one most anticipated titles of July. Spiotta was also featured in a New York Times Q&A. An excerpt from Wayward was published in Vogue, who also named the novel one of the “Best Books to Read in 2021."

Danielle Smith headshot.

Danielle Taana Smith, professor of African American studies and director of the Renée Crown University Honors Program, was quoted in a CNN article assessing why there is a divide in how Americans view the nation’s progress toward racial equality.

Julia Zeh headshot.

Julia Zeh, a Ph.D. student in the Bioacoustics and Behavioral Ecology Lab advised by biology professor Susan Parks, received international media coverage for her first published paper as lead author which explored humpback whale vocalizations near New York City. Zeh’s media placements include: The New York Times, New York Daily News, The Times (London), Times Radio and CBS New York.

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Corri Zoli, research assistant professor in the Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute, was interviewed by regarding the Taliban's previous ban on education for women and girls in Afghanistan.

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