Architecture Reading Room to host Resource Fair on September 12

ARR-sliderThe Architecture Reading Room in Slocum Hall will host its fourth bi-annual Resource Fair on Tuesday, September 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event will showcase new books and other resources, demonstrations of the Materials website and other online resources, and prize drawings. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Barbara Opar at





Fall Qualtrics workshops announced

Syracuse University Libraries’ Research Data Services will offer a series of workshops on using the Qualtrics online survey software during the fall 2017 semester. Taught by research data services librarian Paul Bern, these workshops will be delivered both in-person and via the web. Due to space constraints, only Syracuse University students, faculty, and staff may attend in-person; anyone is welcome to participate via the web. You may attend any one or all workshops. The workshops are free and all participants must register.

All sessions will be held in 550 Bird Library from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Click on the title below to register for each class.

  • Introduction to Qualtrics – September 26, 2017 – Explores the basics of Qualtrics survey design, highlighting some of the more common tasks and options. Learn how to document and back up a survey.
  • Basic Question Design – October 3, 2017 – Examines the different types of questions available in Qualtrics. Learn how and why to change the default values, labels, and variable names, as well as how to do some basic question validation.
  • Intermediate Question Design – October 17, 2017 – Learn how to use skip and display logic to direct what respondents see, as well as randomizing questions and possible responses.
  • Advanced Question Design – October 24, 2017 – Learn to use “carry forward” to display selected responses in follow-up questions, use “piping” to display data in questions and response text, and creating data calculated from two or more questions.
  • Survey Flow – October 31, 2017 – Explore the many uses of Survey Flow – randomizing respondents, creating embedded data, customizing the end of your survey, and more.
  • Distributing Your Survey – November 7, 2017 – Discuss the various methods of getting your survey to your respondents, creating and using contact lists, and, if time permits, asking for contact information in an anonymous survey.
  • Reporting and Exporting Your Results– November 14, 2017 – Learn how to do some basic reporting in Qualtrics.

For more information, please contact Research Data Services at

Diversifying Medicine: Triple Triumph panel at Coming Back Together (CBT)

Three women physicians, as students, doctors, and faculty members, faced discrimination of many kinds. These powerful pioneers, Sharon Brangman, Patricia Numann, and Ruth Weinstock, created programs that earned the highest levels of national distinction and acclaim. Their work and their names are now legendary—in geriatric medicine, in the treatment of breast cancer, and in diabetes research and treatment. Their stories and the lessons we can learn from them are the focus of TRIPLE TRIUMPH, a new work published jointly by Syracuse University Libraries and Syracuse University Press.

CBT attendees are invited to a preview panel discussion on Friday, September 15 from 1-2 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library. Sharon Brangman, internationally eminent geriatrician and African-American SU alumna, and Pat Numann, who opened the field of surgery to women, will be on the panel. Attendees will receive an advance copy of the publication and have the opportunity for discussion with the panel.

The full publication can be viewed online at

New poetry series, Lunch Time Poems, to launch in Bird Library

Syracuse University Libraries are pleased to announce a series of free noontime poetry readings this semester called Lunch Time Poems. Hosted by University Professor and poet Stephen Kuusisto, the series will feature noted poets from the Syracuse community.  All events are open to students, staff, and the general public.

Modeled on a popular program at the University of California at Berkeley, Lunch Time Poems is an informal brown bag event designed, as Kuusisto says, “to offer us some food for thought in the middle of our busy days—just bring your lunch and your appetite for words.”

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be available for each event. If you have requests for accessibility and accommodations, please contact the Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services (EOIRS) office at 315.443.4018.

The series will kick off on Friday, September 22 with poets Jackie Warren Moore and Stephen Kuusisto. Additional readings will feature SU’s Michael Burkard and poet David Weiss on September 29, Bob Herz and Patrick Williams on October 13, and Georgia Popoff and Phil Memmer on October 20.

“Empowering the Startup Dream”: A workshop on global entrepreneurship

The Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University has teamed up with a number of campus and community partners to present “Empowering the Startup Dream,” a half-day workshop focused on international student entrepreneurship. The event will take place on Friday, September 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 114 Bird Library.

Immigrants launch more than a quarter of all U.S. based businesses and have founded 51 percent of U.S. billion dollar startups.  However, the process of pursuing a venture in the United States can be very challenging, particularly for international students and New Americans.

Minhao Chen G’12 will keynote the workshop and share his insights on how to pursue a dream and his own entrepreneurial journey. He was recently selected as one of the 2015 Top Ten Outstanding Innovation Figures of China for his disruptive food startup Shi Quan She Mei Co., Ltd.

A panel of experts on immigration and business law will address the complex issues associated with the visa landscape and regulatory environment in the United States. Panelists include:

  • David DiMaggio – Program Manager, CASE, Center for Science & Technology, Syracuse University
  • David Reed – President, Reed Business Law
  • Andrea Godfread-Brown – Immigration Attorney, Brown and Palumbo
  • Anna Putintseva – Immigration and Business Attorney, Bousquet Holstein PLLC
  • David J. Wilks – Immigration Attorney, Miller Mayer
  • Caterina Ranieri – Immigration Attorney, Bousquet Holstein PLLC
  • Patricia Burak – Slutzker Center for International Services, Syracuse University
  • Jennifer Gavilondo – Associate General Counsel , Syracuse University
  • Michael Stanczyk – Corporate Attorney, Lynn, D’Elia, Temes and Stanczyk
  • Josh Aviv – Founder and CEO, SparkCharge
  • Tom Garden –President and Owner, Syrasoft
  • Daniel Rickman – Branch Manager/District International Trade Office, U.S. Small Business Administration

For further details, visit, To register for the workshop, email