Commencement Day Reception

Are you graduating this year? If so, we would love to congratulate you!

Sunday, May 14, 2017
Noon to 2 p.m.
Bird Library, first floor (just outside room 114)

Stop in to Bird Library following Commencement for a reception and meet and greet with Dean of Libraries & University Librarian, David Seaman and others.

The Libraries’ spring exhibition, You Are Here: Expanding the Concept of Place will also be open for viewing in the gallery on the sixth floor of Bird Library.

All are welcome! We look forward to seeing you then.

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In the Biblio Gallery: CUSE Quest by Kaiyuan “Harold” Chen

An exhibit by Kaiyuan “Harold” Chen comprised of works on paper inspired by natural forms, creatures, textures, lightness, and darkness is currently on display in the Biblio Gallery on the 4th floor of Bird Library. Chen is a junior majoring in Industrial and Interaction Design and minoring in Painting.

In describing the exhibition, Chen says:

Working on paper is a traditional way of making art. It shows the hand of the artist visually and the personality of the artist mentally. The different textures of paper encourage and inspire me to continue my creative adventure in drawing and painting. Trying a wide range of mediums, such as charcoal, conte, sepia, sanguine, pastels, gouache, acrylic paints and oil paints opened up a whole new world of possibility to me. I encourage students to experiment with as many mediums as possible, enjoy the creative process of making art, and self-expressing.

The exhibit will be on display through the summer.

For more information about exhibiting in the Biblio Gallery, contact Ann Skiold at saskiold@syr.edu or see the Biblio Gallery website.

SU student teams advance to NYS Business Plan Competition finals

SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly), University at Albany’s School of Business, and Syracuse University will host the eighth annual New York Business Plan Competition (NYBPC) on Friday, April 28, 2017 in Albany, NY. Eleven Syracuse University student venture teams will be among the finalists competing for top state prizes.

The NYBPC is a venture creation and innovation competition established in 2010 to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship throughout New York’s colleges and universities. The 2017 NYBPC finalists were selected from regional competitions across New York State’s 10 Regional Economic Development Council zones – Capital Region, Central New York, North Country, Mohawk Valley, Finger Lakes, Western New York, Southern Tier, Mid-Hudson, New York City, and Long Island. Regional partner colleges and universities hosted semifinal competitions in their regions in late March and early April. The top teams from each of the 10 regions face off this week for the grand prize at the state finals.
The New York State winners will be selected by esteemed judges, including venture capitalists, angel investors, investment bankers, other sophisticated public and private investors, and seasoned entrepreneurs.

Compete CNY winners advancing to the finals were selected by area judges in a regional qualifier open to student entrepreneurs from Central New York colleges and universities. The regional competition was sponsored by the Blackstone LaunchPad on March 24, 2017 at Bird Library.

Winners selected to go on to the statewide competition include:

Social entrepreneurship/non-profit

  • Thrive Project, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, First place
  • Shine the Magazine, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Second place

Clean technology

  • Spark Charge, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, First place
  • VFFA, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Second place

Service

  • IIID, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, First place
  • Origin Story, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Second place

Product

  • Invergo, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, First place
  • Schwab’s Cider Port, Wells College, Second place

Advanced technology

  • ModoScript, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, First place
  • SkyWorks, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Second place

Software/IT

  • PowerSpike, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, First Place
  • Busie, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Second place

Teams have the opportunity to win first, second, and third place cash prizes in each of the six tracks. Audience participants will also select a People’s Choice award in each category. Judges will also be asked to select an Esprit de Corps, an Undergraduate Excellence award, and a Community College distinction award in each category.

The awards are milestone based. Winning teams will be required to develop and meet at least two business development and two technical milestones in order to be eligible for their prize awards.

The NYBPC has grown into a statewide competition with some of the largest awards and prizes of any student business competition in the world. The NYBPC is the only leading collegiate business competition that is a regionally coordinated, collaborative statewide program representing over 75 colleges and universities, setting it apart from all other competitions in the nation.

April 24-May 4 is “Food for Fines”

Donate food and reduce your library fines!

The libraries of SU and SUNY-ESF will once again be participating in “Food for Fines” from April 24 through May 4 by collecting food for the needy and offering patrons the opportunity to reduce their overdue fines.

For each healthy, nonperishable food item donated by an individual during those dates, his/her regular, overdue circulation fines will be reduced by $1–Interlibrary loan fines and lost book fees are not included.

Participating libraries include Bird, the Carnegie Library, the Law Library, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, the Architecture Reading Room, and ESF’s Moon Library.

Donations may be brought to the circulation desks of affiliated libraries. Students, faculty, and staff without current fines may also contribute.

All food items will be donated to the Food Bank of CNY.

For more information about “Food for Fines,” please contact Laura Benjamin at lmnemitz@syr.edu.

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Mary Hatch Marshall Essay Award reading and reception

A reading and reception celebrating the winner of the annual Mary Hatch Marshall Essay Award will take place on Thursday, April 13 at 3:30 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons in Bird Library. The event is free and open to the public.

Sean Clancy, a Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy at Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been selected to receive this year’s award for the best essay by a graduate student in the humanities at Syracuse University.

Clancy’s paper entitled “Psychopaths, Ill-Will, and the Wrong-Making Features of Actions” has been accepted for publication in Ergo, an open access philosophy journal.

The annual award honors Mary Hatch Marshall, the first woman to achieve the rank of full professor in The College of Liberal Arts. She held the Jesse Truesdell Peck Chair in English literature, served as the first director of the Honors Program, and was among the founding members of Library Associates.

Students from African American Studies; Art & Music Histories; English; Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Latino-Latin American Studies; Religion; Philosophy; the Writing Program; and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program are eligible for the award.

Library Associates established the annual award to honor and help perpetuate Mary Hatch Marshall’s scholarly standards and generous spirit. Members of Library Associates, Marshall’s friends and family, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, and the Central New York Community Foundation all contributed to the endowment established in 2004 that funds the award.