Syracuse University

After decades of visiting and evaluating schools across the country, one education researcher has some ideas. Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk about preparing yesterday’s schools for tomorrow’s students.

We’ll also get into the debate over school start times, and spend an Academic Minute getting some tech into the classroom.

Jim Boeheim
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Longtime Syracuse University basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man standing along an interstate late Wednesday night as he tried to avoid hitting the man's disabled vehicle, police say.

On November 4 and 10, respectively, The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, New York will open two new exhibitions, “Ukiyo-e to Shin Hanga: Japanese Woodcuts from the Syracuse University Art Collection” and “Making History: The Nuremberg and Augsburg Chronicles.”

Jonathan Canning, director of curatorial affairs and programming at The Hyde, joins us to tell us about both exhibitions. 

In our Ideas Matter segment we take time just about every week to check in with the state humanities councils in our 7-state region.

Today we're going to speak with Anne Mosher and learn about engaged place-making and the process of what she calls “urban acupuncture," -- how sketch mapping a community can bring out deeply buried memories about places, and do so in a targeted way.

Anne Mosher about is associate professor of geography at Syracuse University and New York Council for the Humanities Public Scholar.

Keith Strudler: Syracuse NCAA Violations

Mar 11, 2015

I should come clean up front and admit I’ve never been a big fan of Syracuse athletics. This animus is largely the irrational logic of sports fandom. Basically, I went to college in central New York at a school that wasn’t Syracuse. Which means you bear the ungodly weight of their fanatics despite your complete disinterest. Oh, and once our band played in a bar up there, and it didn’t go all that well. So for that, I can’t stand Syracuse athletics.


  A 21-year-old Syracuse University student who ran for the track and field team has died in a Times Square hotel.

Police say Sabrina Cammock, of Queens, was found dead Saturday at the Edison Hotel. There were no signs of trauma, no drugs found in the hotel room.

Cammock was a senior majoring in public health at Syracuse's David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.

The Daily News reports Cammock and a group of friends were sharing a room at the hotel following a night of celebrating. The paper says she went to sleep, and never woke up.

A rock is a rock is a rock...right? Well, maybe. Geologists and geochemists who study the rock that makes up our planet have found that the solid rock under our feet may not be as solid as we think.

Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, our Astrobiology series continues with a look at the constant shift of the structure of the Earth...and how that may have clues to the origins of life on the planet.

We'll also spend an academic minute studying life on the Bering Strait...before it was a strait.

Robert Rizzuto / The Repulblican/

Though just 21 of the 55 arrested at Saturday’s Blarney Blowout are enrolled at UMass Amherst, roughly 100 students marched across campus Tuesday demanding an apology from Amherst police for what some students are calling excessive use of force. Amherst police were the lead agency in responding to the alcohol-fueled outdoor daytime party that drew more than 4,000.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jeff Stanton of Syracuse University reveals efforts to represent large data sets using sound.

Jeff Stanton is Professor and Senior Associate Dean in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. As a result of his interests in data mining and machine learning, he has begun work in an emerging area called data science, which focuses on the management, analysis, and visualization of large data sets. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Connecticut.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Stefan Lüpold of Syracuse University explain how females of certain species can pick the father of their offspring after mating with multiple males.

Stefan Lüpold is a research assistant professor in the Department of Biology at Syracuse University. His research is focused on behavioral ecology and sexual selection in birds and insects, with a specific focus on male and female adaptations to postcopulatory sexual selection. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom.

WAMC's Ian Pickus speaks with NFL and College Football Hall of Famer and Syracuse University special assistant to the athletic director Floyd Little, whose new memoir is Promises to Keep: My Inspired Run from Syracuse to Denver to the Hall.

The word underdog is overused in the context of sports, but when it comes to Little, it’s an apt term. Little was born into poverty, one of six children raised by a single mother in Waterbury, Connecticut who struggled in school and had to keep his burgeoning football talent a secret from his protective and worried mother.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jason Fridley of Syracuse University explains how and when many invasive plants outcompete indigenous species.