culture

February 12, 2011 - 11:37pm
Every year, several hundred students mark the start of the Chinese New Year with cultural events, performances, and a dinner held in Goldstein Auditorium.

Several hundred members of the Syracuse community gathered in Schine Student Center Friday Feb. 4 to celebrate the beginning of the Chinese New Year.

The Spring Gala, sponsored by the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA), brought together SU faculty and students along with members of the local community to engage in Chinese traditions. CSSA celebrated the beginning of Chinese New Year, and a new year in raising cultural awareness on campus, by hosting a dinner with performances by Chinese student groups.

October 12, 2010 - 9:35pm
Kathleen Jamieson takes a hard look at the power of speech and rhetoric in the race for the presidency.

An almost full-house in Hendricks Chapel watched former president Bill Clinton declare once again on the projector screen that he “did not have sexual relations with that woman.” A second later the audience burst into laughter as the word TRANSLATION flashed onto the screen along with, “Bill Clinton does not define sexual ‘contact’ as relations.”

April 27, 2010 - 7:01pm
Our abroad blog delivers students' experiences from across the globe.

For Passports, Syracuse University students studying in China, Spain, Chile, England and Italy share their adventures, misadventures, travel tips and insights, offering a peek into the life of an American student abroad.

Check out a sample of their stories:

Beijing

April 12, 2010 - 5:45pm
How a cultural exchange in Morocco made me rethink the basics

A gray-haired, Guatemalan Harvard graduate, my professor of Latin American Short Story squats over a dusty, orange, dirt path outside...

September 21, 2009 - 3:42pm
Professional artists and journalists debate social media, art and technology Monday during the "Transcending Conflict through Culture" symposium.

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September 20, 2009 - 10:39pm
Set to speak at Syracuse University today, the popular New York Times tech columnist discusses his new book, Twitter and the future of technology.

Twitter connects David Pogue with an audience of more than 1,000,000 people interested in his gadget reviews, blog posts, and...

May 25, 2009 - 3:19pm
New course at SU teaches students about the cultural and social significance of hip-hop.

Where can the music of Lil' Wayne and Kanye West battle each other for audience applause?  Syracuse classrooms, thanks to a unique new class.

April 24, 2009 - 9:29am
Latin dance and culture shakes things up in Central New York.

Five years after La Familia de la Salsa emerged on the dance scene, the organization has become one of the largest and highly successful Latin dance groups in Central New York.  Brian Bromka, Founder and Artistic Director, formed La Familia around the same time he decided to leave his career as a real estate investor and begin teaching Salsa.  His passion for Latin music and culture inspired him to connect with others through dancing.