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(Sept. 25, 2023)

Alumni ‘Pay it Forward’ with 1,000 Student Mentorship Meetings...and Counting

The Alumni Connections Program facilitates meetings between A&S | Maxwell students and alumni.

Police scientist notes serial number on sealed firearm in crime lab

(Sept. 21, 2023)

Through Hands-On Experiences, the Forensic Science Institute is Nurturing the Next Generation of Investigators

The Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute offers three unique courses that prepare students to make an immediate impact in the field of firearms analysis.

Engaged Communities Cohort Meeting

(Sept. 21, 2023)

Grants from the Engaged Humanities Network Support 11 Community-Oriented Projects

The interdisciplinary projects, which include faculty and students from schools, colleges and units across Syracuse University, explore a range of contemporary topics such as environmental justice, Indigenous language preservation and fermentation.

Carlos Castaneda and Jessica MacDonald

(Sept. 14, 2023)

Setting the Agenda in Biology Research: Two A&S Faculty Members Join NIH Peer-Review Committees

Associate Professors Carlos Castañeda and Jessica MacDonald have accepted standing memberships with NIH study sections, with terms that began this July.

Syracuse Welcome 2023 Behzad Mortazavi Remarks

(Sept. 12, 2023)

A&S Welcomes New Students with Annual Department Fair and Reception

The event is an opportunity to greet first-year and transfer students and introduce them to the programs and departments offered by A&S | Maxwell.


(Sept. 6, 2023)

Annual Lecture Honoring Physics Professor Kameshwar C. Wali Held on October 5

This year featured distinguished speaker and alumna, Mary Schmidt Campbell G’73, G’82, H’21: “Towards a Model of Equity in Graduate Education”.


(Sept. 5, 2023)

20 Years of Syracuse Symposium

The Syracuse University Humanities Center celebrates the evolution of Syracuse Symposium this year, with offerings that include the SU Human Rights Film Festival, a Peter B. Jones art exhibit, and a mini-seminar, “All Writing is Environmental Writing.”

Angela Oliverio and Hannah Rappaport lake at Lassen Volcanic National Park in California

(Aug. 30, 2023)

Exploring the Existence of Life at 125°F

A&S biologists study the mechanisms that have allowed microbial eukaryotes to thrive in the extreme conditions of a geothermal lake.

Amanita muscaria ectomycorrhizal fungus

(Aug. 23, 2023)

How Climate Warming Could Disrupt a Deep-Rooted Relationship

Researchers from Syracuse University and the University of Minnesota find that warming trends will likely result in major disturbances of networks of fungi potentially harming forest resilience.

Purple Flowers with Hall of Languages

(Aug. 24, 2023)

A&S Welcomes 21 New Forward-Thinking Faculty

Meet the new professors starting at the College of Arts and Sciences this fall.

Researchers with Soos Separate Male and Female Chicks

(Aug. 22, 2023)

A&S Researchers Explore How Sound Waves Can Address an Ethical Dilemma in Poultry Farming

Professors James Crill and Steve Dorus have partnered with startup company Soos Technology L.T.D. to explore the mechanisms that allow sound wave energy to alter gene expression in fertilized chicken embryos.

Kishi Ducre and Alan Middleton

(Aug. 21, 2023)

A Commitment to A&S Excellence

Dean Mortazavi recognizes Kishi Animashaun Ducre and Alan Middleton, outgoing associate deans, for their achievements in fostering equity and inclusion and research excellence in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Dean Mortazavi and Search Committee

(Aug. 18, 2023)

A&S Dean Behzad Mortazavi Feted at Welcome Reception

The event marked Dean Mortazavi’s official introduction to College of Arts and Sciences faculty and staff.

Chris Bezdedeanu

(Aug. 17, 2023)

Chris Bezdedeanu ’23 Joins the A&S | Maxwell Admissions Office as Recruitment Specialist

Bezdedeanu returns to the A&S | Maxwell admissions team, where he had previously worked as an intern and student employee.


(Aug. 10, 2023)

Creative Writing Professor Mona Awad Named Inaugural Esther M. Larsen Faculty Fellow in the Humanities

The fellowship was established thanks to a generous gift from Syracuse University Board of Trustees Vice Chair Christine E. Larsen G'84, in honor of her grandmother.

Miranda Azemi Explaining Research

(Aug. 10, 2023)

Department of Physics Holds Second Annual Paid Internship Program for Aspiring Young Scientists in Syracuse

The Syracuse University Research in Physics program brings Syracuse City School District students to campus labs for six weeks of physics research.

Fairy tale woodland onto a castle and a sailing ship

(Aug. 3, 2023)

Cool Class: Mona Awad’s Art of the Fairy Tale

In Art of the Fairy Tale, undergraduate students delve into stories that have stood the test of time.

Kathleen Corrado and Michael Marciano

(Aug. 1, 2023)

Forensic Science Institute Partners with Leda Health to Explore Feasibility of Early Evidence Sexual Assault Kits

The self-collection kits would allow survivors of sexual assault to collect their own evidence privately in instances when they don’t have access to a local health care provider.


(Aug. 1, 2023)

“Working Together Toward a Grander Vision”

College of Arts and Sciences Dean Behzad Mortazavi looks forward to helping unite faculty and students across the humanities and STEM disciplines to address the complex challenges facing our world today.

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