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News from 2022


(Dec. 21, 2022)

Researchers Reject 30-year-old Paradigm: The Emergence of Forests Did Not Reduce the Amount of Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere

According to new research from a team of earth scientists including EES Professor Christopher Junium, smaller plants may have reduced carbon dioxide levels on Earth before the evolution of large forests.


(Dec. 20, 2022)

Psychology Professor Part of Two NIH Grants to Advance Alcohol and Drug Use Disorder Research

Stephen Maisto, professor emeritus of psychology, is an investigator on two projects funded by the National Institutes of Health totaling over $5 million.

Jillian Scheer

(Dec. 20, 2022)

Addressing Trauma Through Writing

Jillian Scheer, the Cobb-Jones Professor of Clinical Psychology in A&S, is one of five recipients of a 2022 Walter Katkovsky Research Grant from the American Psychological Foundation.


(Dec. 19, 2022)

Biology Professor Reflects on Six Decades at Syracuse University

After a 57-year career, biochemist Thomas Fondy looks back with appreciation on his time as a professor in the Department of Biology.


(Dec. 14, 2022)

A&S Students Account for Over One Third of Fall 2022 SOURCE and Honors Grants

The grants provide up to $7,500 in support for original undergraduate research projects.

Polar Bear

(Dec. 12, 2022)

A ‘Paw’sitively Innovative Discovery

A&S biologist Austin Garner is part of a team who investigated how polar bear paw design principles can help improve traction in human-made products like tires and shoes.

Snow on the quad, recent.

(Dec. 6, 2022)

End of the Semester Stress?

Playlist offers a bit of "chill."

Britton Plourde

(Dec. 2, 2022)

A&S Physicist Britton Plourde Named Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

The designation of Fellow is the IEEE’s highest level of membership and recognizes Plourde’s contributions to the field of quantum computing.


(Nov. 21, 2022)

A Passion for Classic Hollywood Cinema

Associate Professor Will Scheibel's recent book examines the life and career of Golden Era Hollywood starlet Gene Tierney.

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(Nov. 21, 2022)

Math Department Sees Significant Grant Support for 2022-23

Six professors from A&S’ mathematics department have been awarded National Science Foundation grants, bringing funding for mathematics research and community building.

California cattle

(Nov. 18, 2022)

Helping Ranchers Learn from the Wild

A new USDA grant funds Mark Ritchie’s research exploring how more ranchers could raise climate-friendly beef.

Christopher Scholz

(Nov. 15, 2022)

EES Professor Recognized by the Geological Society of America

Professor Christopher Scholz received the 2022 Israel C. Russell Award for his contributions to research and teaching about lake basins.

Kari Segraves on boat

(Nov. 15, 2022)

A&S Biology Professor Helping to Shape NSF Funding

Kari Segraves is serving as a program director of the NSF’s Population and Community Ecology Cluster.

Students with Wall Street Bull

(Nov. 10, 2022)

Opening Doors to Careers on Wall Street

After going virtual since 2020 because of the pandemic, 22 A&S | Maxwell students traveled to NYC for an inside look at the financial industry.

Summer storm over desert regions of Great Basin

(Nov. 10, 2022)

Using Monsoons of the Past to Predict Climate Conditions of the Future

A team of researchers used ancient climate data to predict how the summer monsoon may change in the North American southwest.

Students at Diwali

(Nov. 8, 2022)

Cool Class: Art and Architecture of India

Students experience the living heritage of Indian art and architecture through the annual Diwali festival of lights celebration on campus each October.

Olga Makhlynets, Ivan Korendovych and Sagar Bhattacharya

(Oct. 28, 2022)

Advancing Artificial Enzyme Engineering

A research team including chemists from Syracuse University create the fastest artificial enzyme ever reported thanks to a novel method of locating an enzyme’s “sweet spot.”

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(Oct. 26, 2022)

A&S Geochemist Receives NSF Grant for Work in Developing Search Engines for Climate Change Data

Assistant Professor Tao Wen heads the low-temperature geochemistry team in a collaborative effort with Syracuse, the NCSA, and five other institutions, with the goal of improving the discoverability of scientific data.

Drummers at Department Fair

(Oct. 24, 2022)

CFAC Celebrates 50 Years

The Community Folk Art Center fulfills a mission to bridge campus and the community through the arts.

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