Triple Triumph: Three Women in Medicine book launch on September 26

Please join us for a book launch of Triple Triumph: Three Women in Medicine, a new work published by Syracuse Unbound, a joint imprint of the Syracuse University Libraries and Syracuse University Press, on Tuesday, September 26 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Goldstein Faculty Center. The book’s subjects, Dr. Sharon Brangman, Dr. Patricia Numann, and Dr. Ruth Weinstock, will be on hand to discuss and sign complimentary copies of the book.

Triple Triumph tells the story of three physicians, each of whom encountered resistance, discouragement, and obstruction from the traditional, male-dominated departments in which they worked. These powerful pioneers went on to create 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 differ, but the commonalities help us understand why constructive change is often so hard-won, and what it takes in commitment, courage, and tenacity to triumph in the end.

Triple Triumph was edited by Cathryn Newton, special advisor to the Chancellor and Provost for faculty engagement, dean emerita of the College of Arts and Sciences, and professor of earth and of interdisciplinary sciences, and Samuel Gorovitz, professor of philosophy and former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. This publication was made possible with generous support from Upstate Medical University.  It is the second open access publication from Syracuse Unbound, an imprint that offers free, global availability through SURFACE, the University’s open access repository.

Behind the scenes of “The Three Musketeers” with Bob Hupp

En garde! Join Syracuse Stage Artistic Director Bob Hupp on Monday, October 2 at 5 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons in Bird Library to explore how he brought the current production of “The Three Musketeers” to life on stage.

This action-packed adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ 1844 classic novel follows the dashing young D’Artagnan and his three companions, Athos, Aramis, and Porthos, as they fight for the honor of their queen. Carefully guarded secrets, lavish swordfights, and sweeping romances all develop as the musketeers duel their way into glory.

Syracuse Stage’s 45th season opens with “The Three Musketeers” on September 20. The show is one of two co-productions with the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Department of Drama, along with the “The Wizard of Oz,” which opens on November 29.

The Library Associates of the Syracuse University Libraries are pleased to present this unique lecture and reception in Bird Library, which is free and open to the public.

Prior to joining Syracuse Stage, Hupp was the producing artistic director of the Arkansas Repertory Theater in Little Rock for 16 seasons. From 1989-1999, he was artistic director of the acclaimed Jean Cocteau Repertory in New York. Hupp also served on the board of the Theatre Communications Group, a nonprofit theatrical organization in New York, and has served as a panelist and on-site evaluator for the National Endowment for the Arts. He graduated from Dickinson College and completed a two-year certificate program at the National Shakespeare Conservatory in New York.

If you need an accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Bianca Caiella Breed at by September 28.

Idea Jam with David Edelstein, Vice Chair of the SU Board, on September 14

Looking for a good idea?  Want to brainstorm and get your creative juices flowing? Come to an “Idea Jam” on Thursday, September 14 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Bird Library with David Edelstein ’78, Vice Chair of the Syracuse University Board of Trustees.  The event will be held in Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library.

Edelstein is an entrepreneur and corporate innovator whose career included positions in information management at IBM, Bristol–Myers Squibb, and Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics (formerly Dade Behring).

He is interested in meeting students to share his experiences and help jumpstart some innovative thinking.  Edelstein will be pitching a few problems he’s identified, and hoping some students will be interested in devising creative solutions.  Students will also be invited to make flash pitches and get feedback on their ideas.  The fun, informal session will explore the “art of the start” through brainstorming and idea generation.  It will be an opportunity to see how the process of ideation can lead to problem solving and creative solutions.

Before retiring, Edelstein served as the vice president of supply chain management project management at Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, where he led the development of advanced information and e-business systems to support the company’s worldwide organization. Previously, he was senior vice president of regulatory affairs, quality systems, health, safety, and environment, and CIO for Dade Behring. Prior to joining Dade Behring, Edelstein was vice president of information management and productivity, responsible for financial and supply chain systems at Bristol-Myers Squibb. He also held various positions in information technology for IBM.

In addition to serving as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees and Chair of its Academic Affairs Committee, Edelstein has been a member of the Dean’s Council and Campaign Leadership Council for the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, and an affiliate Professor at L.C. Smith College and guest lectures on the topics of complex integration projects and health care and information technology.

The event is sponsored by the Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University with the College of Engineering and Computer Science, Whitman School of Management, the iSchool, and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication.

Learn more at the Facebook event page: To reserve a spot, please e-mail

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.