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April 18, 2015 - 9:56am
In the 2nd annual TED event, nine speakers, including two SU students, gave their presentations to a crowd at Watson Theater.

Syracuse University hosted its 2nd annual TEDxSyracuseUniversity in Watson Theatre on Fridan night. TED — short for technology, education and design — is a nonprofit organization that helps to spread critical ideas and innovative thoughts through short public speeches. The program is designed to spark conversations among individuals.

April 13, 2015 - 9:50am
They hope to have the project constructed at Thornden Park on April 19.

The Red Cup Project announced “The Red Cup Spheres and Lines” as the winning design for the competition a few weeks ago at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry Gateway Center

April 8, 2015 - 1:10pm
The press conference addressed sexual violence, counseling services and underrepresentation of minorities.

THE General Body held a press conference Tuesday afternoon at 500 Hall of Languages, addressing the subjects of underrepresentation of racial minorities and inadequate counseling resources for mental health and victims of sexual violence.

April 3, 2015 - 12:47pm
Syracuse participated in the national campaign Tuesday night, which was co-hosted by 73 different campus groups.

Students and faculty crowded in Hendricks Chapel Tuesday night to participate in Syracuse’s annual Take Back the Night event, which raises awareness about domestic and sexual violence.

The event, which began at 7 p.m., featured speeches, a rally and a march that culminated at the speak-out in Hendricks Chapel, where community members came together to participate in group dialogue about violence and how Syracuse University can work together to eliminate this issue.

April 3, 2015 - 12:35pm
The Government Accountability Project brought the American Whistleblower Tour to Syracuse with a panel of three whisteblowers.

At a panel on whistleblowing and journalism Wednesday night at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, the audience heard from some of the panelists how blowing the whistle can often come at great personal cost.

April 1, 2015 - 5:15pm
The secretary of defense spoke at Dineen Hall, crediting the university's "pathbreaking" work in aiding veterans.

“It's just a much wider game now,” said Ashton Carter, the U.S.' 25th Secretary of Defense, as he leaned back into his grey armchair onstage. “You can't take that narrow point of view that, I suppose, was possible for me to take earlier in my career. Not so anymore.”

April 1, 2015 - 3:08pm
SU's art and earth sciences departments came together for the event that drains lava from a furnace into water.

The Syracuse University Lava Project poured into its fifth year Tuesday afternoon.

More than 500 pounds of lava were drained from the furnace into a tub of water. Art associate professor Robert Wysocki said the rocks used to make the lava are over one billion years old but once they are melted it's like they’re brand new.

March 25, 2015 - 12:10pm
Annie Griffiths' speech Tuesday night concluded this year's University Lecture Series.

From the Taj Mahal to the Dead Sea, Argentina to Namibia, Annie Griffiths has traveled through six continents. And she has the pictures to prove it.

The National Geographic photographer delivered the last University Lecture of the year Tuesday night in Hendricks Chapel. Displaying her dazzling array of beautifully crafted photos on a projector, Griffiths spoke about her journey documenting the world.

March 24, 2015 - 12:11pm
Three SU students developed a website that lets students enter criteria for what they are looking for in a schedule.

Joey, Josiah and Max are much like your typical sophomore computer science majors, glued to their laptops, writing endless streams of code, and choosing from Syracuse University’s thick catalog of courses. When caught in the dilemma of schedule planning, from avoiding 8 a.m. classes to finding classes with friends, the trio created an algorithm to make the semester go by much easier: CourseGoat.

March 20, 2015 - 2:47pm
Laurel Richie tackled issues facing women and LGBT athletes in the sporting community at the second university lecture of the semester.

Laurel J. Richie, the president of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), had an in-depth conversation with the audience at Hendricks Chapel on Wednesday evening. As the leader of the longest running women’s professional sport league in the country, Richie shared her insights about women's sports, as well as about the issues and opportunities of the WNBA.