syracuse university


Wed December 18, 2013

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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Fri January 25, 2013

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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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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Wed October 10, 2012

$1.9 million each to Syracuse, Rochester for high-tech job growth

New York's senators have secured nearly $3.8 million in federal funding for new high-tech manufacturing public-private partnerships in Syracuse and Rochester.

In Syracuse, $1.9 million will go towards a new Thermal and Environmental Control Systems Cluster Accelerator, according to a release from Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, both Democrats.

The project will be run by Syracuse University.

Rochester is receiving almost the exact same amount for a Regional Optics, Photonics, and Imaging Accelerator. It's a project of the University of Rochester, NYSTAR, and High Tech Rochester Inc.

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Mon October 1, 2012

Project SWIFT will create water quality database in Southern Tier

Workers on a drill pad in Pennsylvania.
Marie Cusick WMHT

Two Syracuse University geology professors - along with a graduate assistant or two - are hurrying to collect water samples from drinking wells in the Southern Tier before - and if - the natural gas extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing is approved in New York.

Greg Hoke and Laura Lautz will use the samples to create a baseline database of drinking water quality in the region. The effort is being called Project SWIFT, for shale-water interaction forensic tools.

They have been collecting samples all summer and the results will soon be available online.

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