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News from 2020


(Dec. 18, 2020)

$1.5M NIH Grant Funds ALS-Linked Research

Assistant Professor Carlos Castañeda is studying the regulation of liquid-like protein droplets in hopes of determining what causes diseases like ALS.

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(Dec. 9, 2020)

A Vital Space: CNY Humanities Corridor Offers Unique Resource to Writers

Authors build rewarding collaborations through the Corridor's working group structure.

Power Grid

(Dec. 4, 2020)

Resistance is Futile

A team of A&S chemists are working to develop a superconductor that could store vast amounts of energy and make the electrical power grid much more efficient.

Moldy Strawberries

(Dec. 3, 2020)

Teaching Plastics to “Speak”

Chemist Davoud Mozhdehi is working on an autonomous synthetic material that could create what he calls “smart plastics.”


(Nov. 24, 2020)

A&S Psychologist Contributes to Important Study in Nature Medicine Journal

The study explored why individuals with the chromosomal disorder 22q11.2 deletion syndrome show varying symptoms.


(Nov. 11, 2020)

Mike Goode Pens New Book on How Literary Classics Help Create the New Media They ‘Live’ In

A virtual launch will celebrate Goode’s new book that examines the distinctiveness of the media in which particular ‘classic’ writings by Blake, Scott and Austen find new life.

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(Nov. 10, 2020)

A&S | Maxwell Students Take Part in Virtual Stocks and Finance Immersion

With a trip to Wall Street disrupted by the pandemic, alumni stepped up to keep the valuable experience alive virtually.

New Deans Advisory Board Members

(Nov. 9, 2020)

Bold Leaders, Progressive Ideas: A&S Welcomes 2020 Dean’s Advisory Board Members

Dean Karin Ruhlandt welcomes four new members to serve as stewards and advocates for the College.

Past and future carbon dioxide concentrations

(Nov. 6, 2020)

EES Professors Contribute to Study on Future Climate Prediction

Climate experts make the case for including ancient data in future models.

Brain Image

(Nov. 6, 2020)

A New Way to Deliver Therapeutic Drugs to the Brain?

Researchers are investigating a nanoparticle that could 'disguise' itself for entry into the brain.

Folio from Glosae in Regula

(Nov. 5, 2020)

LLL Professor Awarded for Outstanding Research of a Medieval Monastic Text

Matthieu Herman van der Meer analyzed a newly discovered commentary from around the year 800.


(Nov. 2, 2020)

EES Professor Christa Kelleher Wins SU’s First Francis A. Kohout Award for Outstanding Achievement

The award honors early-career scientists for outstanding achievements in the hydrogeologic profession.


(Oct. 30, 2020)

From Sacred Texts to Texting

Inaugural Phyllis Backer Professor brings an interdisciplinary approach to Jewish Studies.

Nicole Sealey

(Oct. 30, 2020)

A&S Welcomes Distinguished Visiting Poet Nicole Sealey

Acclaimed poet will instruct graduate courses in creative writing.

Mayra Vidal

(Oct. 15, 2020)

Cheaters Don’t Always Win: Extinction May Be Prevented By Diverse Communities of Mutually Beneficial Species

A&S biologists' study on the persistence of mutualisms is published in the prestigious journal "Science."

National Science Foundation

(Oct. 15, 2020)

Accuracy Down to the Atom

NSF equipment grants fund acquisition of two chromatography-mass spectrometers.

Joshua Goldberg

(Oct. 12, 2020)

A&S Remembers Physicist Who Was a Pioneer in Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity

Professor Emeritus of Physics Joshua Goldberg G’50, ’52 Ph.D. laid the groundwork for the discovery of gravitational waves.

Community Folk Art Center

(Oct. 8, 2020)

Community Folk Art Center Receives $20,000 Black Equity and Excellence Grant

Grant will fund online exhibitions, artist talks and expand educational programming.

Abuelas Balcon Exhibit

(Sept. 30, 2020)

Abuelas: The Thread Connecting Generations

La Casita commemorates Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month with an exhibit celebrating abuelas (grandmothers).

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