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Psychology Makes a Big Move

posted on: May 9, 2024

Take a virtual walk-through of the newly renovated Marley Building, the centralized home for the Department of Psychology’s research, learning and counseling activities.

A suction cup sound and movement tag being deployed on the back of a humpback whale.

Caller ID of the Sea

posted on: March 15, 2024

Syracuse University biologists use a novel method of simultaneous acoustic tagging to gain insights into the link between whale communication and behavior.

Excavation crews digging out caverns.

Mining for Neutrino Answers

posted on: Feb. 14, 2024

The excavation of massive caverns in South Dakota paves the way for an international team of researchers, including Syracuse University physicists, to further explore neutrinos’ role in the Universe.

Patrick Holton and Sascha Scott review a selection of works

Curating Learning

posted on: Jan. 26, 2024

Syracuse University faculty, staff and students curate two educational exhibitions at the SU Art Museum along with a collection of digital exhibitions featuring works from the museum’s collections.

Physics graduate student Hangyi Wu gets ready to utilize a High Energy Physics-group designed vacuum pick-up tool for one of the delicate operations involved in assembling the instrumented staves.

Nature's Elusive Secrets

posted on: June 16, 2023

A&S physicists design technology used at international lab to discover new information about what the Universe is made of.

Melissa Chipman holding a freshly extracted sediment core from an Alaskan Lake.

Testing Boreal Forests’ Blood Pressure

posted on: May 19, 2023

A&S professor Melissa Chipman was awarded National Science Foundation grant funding to study the ancient geochemistry of Arctic forests to understand interactions between boreal fire and climate change.

Graphic representation of a DNA strand.

‘Fishing’ for Biomarkers

posted on: March 20, 2023

A team of researchers, including Syracuse University physics professor Liviu Movileanu and postdoctoral researcher Mohammad Ahmad, have developed a broadly applicable nano-sensor capable of single-molecule precision.

This illustration shows a glowing stream of material from a star as it is being devoured by a supermassive black hole in a tidal disruption flare.

A Star’s Unexpected Survival

posted on: Jan. 12, 2023

A team of physicists devise a model that maps a star’s surprising orbit about a supermassive black hole – revealing new information about one of the cosmos’ most extreme environments.

Jillian Scheer

Addressing Trauma Through Writing

posted on: Dec. 20, 2022

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.

Polar bear walking across snow.

A ‘Paw’sitively Innovative Discovery

posted on: Dec. 12, 2022

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.

Syracuse University Professors Olga Makhlynets (left) and Ivan Korendovych (center), and graduate student Sagar Bhattacharya (right), in a research lab.

Advancing Artificial Enzyme Engineering

posted on: Oct. 28, 2022

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.”

Searching for the Universe’s Tiniest Clues

posted on: Aug. 31, 2022

Thanks to grants from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy, A&S physicists Mitch Soderberg and Denver Whittington will continue their research at the cutting edge of neutrino discovery.

Student presenting research to a small group of people.

A Home-Grown Path for Future Physicists

posted on: Aug. 10, 2022

Syracuse City School District students get a taste for college-level research alongside A&S faculty through the Syracuse University Research in Physics (SURPh) paid internship.

Madeline Pietrowski gives a talk about her work “Reverse Fashion Show.”

The Art of Science

posted on: June 29, 2022

Students from across campus take part in Syracuse University’s first-ever Bio-Art class.

Bringing CSI into the Classroom

posted on: May 23, 2022

Students in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Advanced Crime Scene Investigation class gain valuable hands-on skills to prepare them for a career in forensics.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist speaking to students.

Speech Therapy Dream Team

posted on: May 23, 2022

NBA player Michael Kidd-Gilchrist talks with CSD students about the important bond between a speech therapist and a person who stutters.

The Hall of Languages with red flowers in the foreground.

2021-22 A&S Awards and Honors

posted on: May 11, 2022

Read the extensive list of students and faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences honored for their achievements over the past academic year.

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Five NSF CAREER Awards a Record for A&S

posted on: April 29, 2022

Professors John Franck, Brett Jakubiak, David Kellen, Davoud Mozhdehi and Minghao Rostami have been awarded five-year CAREER grants to support their innovative research and educational outreach.

Illustration  showing the onset of freezing weather and skies loaded with sulfur aerosols.

The Impact of Extinction

posted on: March 21, 2022

New research published in PNAS answers a lingering question about the source of atmospheric sulfur leading to the extinction of the dinosaurs.

Graphic of fish swimming in a circle.

Conventional Wisdom

posted on: Feb. 21, 2022

The Humanities Center’s Syracuse Symposium investigates conventions through a diverse selection of spring events.

The protein vimentin, pictured in green, helps protect a cell’s nucleus and DNA during migration.

Modeling Cellular Migration

posted on: Oct. 12, 2021

A team of A&S physicists develop one of the first 3D simulations capturing how cells containing the protein vimentin move through body tissue.

Manning Stevens portrait

Challenging the Museum Narrative

posted on: Aug. 5, 2021

A&S professor Scott Manning Stevens has been awarded a Radcliffe Institute Fellowship for his new book project which confronts the alienation and appropriation of Native American culture in museums, galleries and archives.

Epifluorescence image of extracellular vimentin with the protein actin and DNA.

Keeping SARS2 Out of the Cell

posted on: Feb. 10, 2021

A&S physicists are leading a team of researchers who are one of the first to pinpoint a novel method of using anti-vimentin antibodies to block cellular uptake of the coronavirus.

Active actin-microtubule composite network.

Bringing Synthetic Material to Life

posted on: Feb. 9, 2021

A&S physicist is a co-author on a paper exploring a biological system that may one day be applied to innovative self-healing roads and sidewalks of the future.

Power lines at dusk.

Resistance is Futile

posted on: Dec. 4, 2020

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.

Hydrothermal vent

Hydrogen-Hungry Microbes

posted on: June 1, 2020

Jeffrey Karson, the Jessie Page Heroy Professor of Earth Sciences, finds important connection between geological and biological processes.

finger printing dust in a student lab setting


posted on: Oct. 1, 2019

Forensics and National Security Sciences Institute Develops DNA Tool