Lenny Grant, assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences in the Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric and Composition, hosted a series of virtual writing workshops for Syracuse-area social workers to test if expressive writing—writing to convey a person’s thoughts and feelings about difficult events and issues—could help social workers boost their own mental and physical resilience. The pilot Resilience Writing Project showed promise, so he applied for and received funds to expand the program online. He and his research team started work this summer using a Collaboration for Unprecedented Success and Excellence (CUSE) grant for $22,000. Read more.
Jeffrey A. Karson, professor emeritus of Earth and environmental sciences (EES) in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), an honor bestowed to fewer than 0.1% of members each year. AGU is a nonprofit organization that supports 130,000 members worldwide in Earth and space sciences. Read more.
Duncan Brown, Charles Brightman Endowed Professor of Physics and Syracuse University’s vice president for research, was recently awarded a $210,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop advanced algorithms and computational techniques to explore how astrophysical information can be extracted from the signal-rich data of future detectors. Read more.
An assistant professor of physics in the College of Arts and Sciences has won a prestigious McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience award to advance her two-photon microscopy research on neural activity in the brains of fruit fly larvae. Mirna Mihovilovic Skanata, who joined Syracuse University last fall and serves as part of its BioInspired Institute was awarded $200,000 over two years. She is one of three recipients chosen nationally for the 2022-23 award from among a highly competitive pool of 90 applicants. The McKnight grant rewards groundbreaking technologies to map, monitor and model brain functions and recognizes a project’s ability to fundamentally change the way neuroscience research is conducted. Read more.
The Center for Advanced Systems and Engineering (CASE) has announced the hiring of Jeff Fuchsberg L’10 as its new director. Fuchsberg will contribute to the center’s strategic plan, overseeing the implementation of CASE’s goals while providing leadership and management of CASE’s day-to-day operations. Read more.