syracuse university

9:05am

Wed August 13, 2014
Art

Branch by branch, artist grafts a Tree of 40 Fruit

Originally published on Wed August 13, 2014 10:36 am

An artist rendering of the Tree of 40 Fruit mature and in bloom.
Sam Van Aken courtesy of Ronald Feldman Fine Art

Imagine dozens of different kinds of fruit all hanging from a single tree. It's the dream of a Syracuse artist, who is building such a tree, branch by branch.

Grafting fruit trees is a practice almost as old as fruit trees themselves. Mending branches from two different varieties of fruit is how we get hybrid fruit varieties.

Syracuse University art professor Sam Van Aken is taking the art of graft to another level.

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6:47pm

Fri June 20, 2014
Economic development

SU nixes contract with developer for new bookstore

The Syracuse Common Council is inching closer to approving a proposed tax break for a new bookstore and fitness center.
Cameron Group, LLC

After years of trying to build a new off-campus bookstore and fitness center, Syracuse University's efforts took a big step back Friday.

The university canceled its contract with the developer it had selected to build the project along the 600 block of University Ave., just north of the school's main campus. 

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8:21am

Wed December 18, 2013
Business

SU bookstore project will meet deadline to keep tax break

An artist's rendering of the bookstore and fitness center that will be built for Syracuse University.
Cameron Group, LLC.

The developer behind a new bookstore and fitness center for Syracuse University will meet its construction deadline and get to keep tax breaks from the city.

Tom Valenti of the Cameron Group says they’ll break ground this week on the facility, which will be located just off of SU’s campus. They had until Friday to do so or lose the 30-year property tax break it won from the city in August 2012.

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7:03am

Fri January 25, 2013
Tech

We now go live on scene to... our drone?

Dan Pacheco, chair of journalism innovation at Syracuse University, demonstrates his small drone.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

Dan Pacheco is able to steer a small drone above a group of students with just a WiFi connection and his iPad. What the drone sees is projected onto a big screen in front of them.

This is just a demonstration that Pecheco, the recently named Chair of Journalism Innovation at Syracuse University, is doing to show the potential news-gathering uses of drones, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

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2:15pm

Sat November 24, 2012
Higher Ed

Law school program helps bring research to the market, for free

Syracuse University law professor Ted Hagelin lectures during his course on technology commercialization.
Credit NYS Science & Technology Law Center

Law students have often been used to help solve so-called ‘cold-cases’, but criminal law isn’t the only place their skills are being put to use.

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