Campus News: Multimedia Belt

December 17, 2013 - 12:21pm
The iSchool's Second Annual SU App Challenge on Dec. 5 featured three new applications created by university students to make life easier on campus.

Twenty-five teams competed for best app title and other prizes at the iSchool's Second Annual SU App Challenge on Dec. 5. Teams were judged on the apps innovation, integrity and impact.



November 20, 2013 - 9:17pm
A three-dimensional printer produces objects by squeezing tiny layers of plastic on top of each other in an additive process. It is a way of taking a digital file and bringing it into the world as a physical object.

3D printing is an advanced technology that might not appear regularly in U.S. homes until 2040, according to an infographic designed by Neo Mammalian Studios. However, these printers are already being used on and around Syracuse University.

Anthony Rotolo, a social media professor at Syracuse University, and Isaac Budmen, an artist and 2012 SU graduate, combined their knowledge of technology to write “The Book on 3D Printing,” which was released at the end of August.

November 19, 2013 - 4:56pm
A campus display intended to raise awareness of transgender individuals was vandalized Friday.

On Monday, Nov. 11, the grassy knoll between Schine Student Center and the Newhouse complex was lined with signs to advocate and raise awareness of transgender individuals on campus and everywhere.

By Friday, the signs placed by the LGBT Resource Center were bent, tossed, stolen and spit on by vandals.

November 13, 2013 - 9:47am
After a term that "toughened" her up, Allie Curtis will continue to stay involved in student government during her final semester at SU.

Outgoing Student Association President Allie Curtis might be handing over her title and her position, but she says she has no intention of leaving student government.

It may not have been the smoothest presidency, but Curtis says she has learned more than she could have imagined. With mentorship playing such a key role in her presidency, Curtis wants to stick around to help make sure the new president has a clean transition into his or her new role.

November 8, 2013 - 11:31pm
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or UAVs, have landed at Syracuse with the help of professors, students and the Skyworks Project.

Arland Whitfield began the Skyworks Project with the intention of “pushing the limitations of drone technology.”

Whitfield, an information management and technology sophomore, aims to certify the members of this club in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) operation before the FAA allows the commercial use of drones, a mandate expected to pass by 2014.

November 2, 2013 - 1:07pm
Director Jenny Doctor charges to improve Belfer’s profile among students and faculty and to bring the archive out of the dark with 50th anniversary celebration.

Recordings, antique record players charmed with rustic luster and state-of-the-art audio equipment fill a bunker of sound that would make any audiophile drool.

However, despite a wealth of sonic recordings and scholarship, the Belfer Audio Archive at Syracuse University is currently suffering a tragic irony: one of the most extensive recordings of audio in North America is struggling to be heard.

October 31, 2013 - 12:20am
Notable poet Billy Collins spoke in Hendricks Chapel Wednesday as part of the 2013 University Lectures.

In a packed Hendricks Chapel on a clear autumn night, Billy Collins graced an intent audience with his artistry, warm presence and sense of humor.

As part of the 2013 University Lectures, the community was not only privileged to hear Collins speak, but was also able to share a moment of joy with him, as he found out that his book of poetry entitled Aimless Love, reached No. 15 on The New York Times Bestseller List just minutes before he stood in front of the audience.

October 28, 2013 - 9:29am
Influential singer and songwriter Lou Reed died Sunday after undergoing a liver transplant earlier this year.

Lou Reed, a singer, songwriter of The Velvet Underground and immensely influential rock & roll artist, died Sunday, Oct. 27. Reed attended Syracuse University and graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences with honors in 1964.

In a statement released on Sunday, the university says of Reed: “Lou's artistic daring reflects the boundary breaking determination that characterizes the cultural contributions of our most accomplished alumni… While the SU community mourns his loss, we celebrate his poetic soul and innovative spirit.”

October 23, 2013 - 4:43pm
Laura Cohen visits Yogurtland more than a few times a week — and that was before she was randomly chosen to become their queen.

It was a regular afternoon.

She entered Yogurtland on Marshall Street to refresh herself from schoolwork, but this time was different — she had just won "Homecoming Queen at YogurtlandSU."

The reward? A free cup of frozen yogurt every day for the rest of 2013, and a free froyo party for her and 25 of her friends.

She’s outgoing.

She’s enthusiastic.

Her name is Laura Cohen, and she’s addicted to froyo.

"It's like a dream come true," said Cohen, a magazine journalism and women's and gender studies junior.

October 23, 2013 - 12:19am
In SU's second talk of the year, the civic entrepreneur spoke to students at Hendricks Chapel about the spirit of citizenship.

Americans are not always at ease with the idea of patriotism, Eric Liu told the crowd at Hendricks Chapel last night.  “The very word patriotism makes people uncomfortable,” Lui said.  In the second University Lecture of the year, the civic entrepreneur spoke on the topic of “The True Meaning of Patriotism.”