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Syracuse University, SUNY-ESF Team Up to Establish New York State Center for Sustainable Materials Management

Syracuse University and the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) are collaborating to establish the New York State Center for Sustainable Materials Management (SMM), funded by a $5.75 million grant over five years from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC). The center—the first of its kind in the United States—will be devoted to practices in waste reduction, reuse, recycling and composting. Read more here.

A New Tool to Fight Alcohol and Opioid Deaths

Joseph Ditre, associate professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, has received a $1.3 million grant to develop a program to target interrelations between pain, hazardous drinking and the use of prescription opioid medications. Read more here.

Libraries Piloting Data Purchase Program

Syracuse University Libraries’ department of Research & Scholarship is piloting a data purchase program to support Syracuse University faculty in acquiring data for their research. Applications for data requests, including numeric, text, or graphic data are being accepted now through October 16, 2020 via completion of an online form. The goal of the data purchase program is to support research initiatives. Datasets must cost less than $7,500 and be unrestricted, with preference given to requests that appeal to a broader University community or that can be used by more than one person. For more information or to apply for a data request, visit

EVENT: Office of Research Awareness Session – Introduction to the Office of Research

Sept. 23, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. – noon | Zoom

Join the Office of Research for an introduction to its services. Hear presentations from Office of Sponsored Programs, Office of Research Integrity and Protections, Office of Technology Transfer, Office of Proposal Support Services and The SOURCE – Syracuse Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement.

Registration is required. Register at: After registering, you will immediately receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

See the recording here.

Fellowship to Carry On Vision of Advancing Food Justice in Syracuse

In collaboration and consultation with the Falk College and local food system representatives, the Lender Center has chosen Jonnell Robinson for the Lender Faculty Fellowship. Robinson, associate professor of geography and the environment in the Maxwell School, will carry on the vision of Evan Weissman, associate professor of food studies and nutrition in the Falk College, who died unexpectedly April 9. Read more here.

National Science Foundation Awards $390,000 to Syracuse University Computing Initiative

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a grant of $390,000 for a new research computing cluster at Syracuse University. The cluster will be built using graphical processing units (GPUs), which offer significant processing and memory advantages over traditional hardware. The new cluster will significantly increase the computing power available to faculty and students. Read more here.

Resuming Face-to-Face Human Participant Research

The Office of Research Integrity and Protections/Institutional Review Board, in collaboration with the Office of Research, has developed Resuming Face-to-Face Human Participant Research Guidance. This guidance incorporates state, local and institutional policies regarding COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines for in-person participant research taking place on campus, in the community, in the United States and internationally. Please visit for more information.