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Eleventh annual Charity Sports Auction December 2

There are more than 400 items available at the Eleventh Annual Charity Sports Auction, hosted by the Sport Management (SPM) Club at Syracuse University. The event will take place on Wednesday, December 2 in the Carrier Dome backcourt during the SU vs. Wisconsin men's basketball game. Proceeds from the auction will benefit The Salvation Army® of The Syracuse Area. A few notable items in this year's auction include two round-trip tickets anywhere Jet Blue flies, four Disney World "hopper" passes, a Chris Bosh autographed "black tie" jersey, NASCAR tickets with a VIP garage tour, and Buffalo Bills tickets. A ticket to the game is required for admittance to the auction. Silent bidding begins at 5:15 p.m., and bids may be placed through halftime. Bidding will close at the buzzer for the start of the second half.

Eric Kingson honored with awards

Professor of social work, Eric R. Kingson, a faculty affiliate in its Aging Studies Institute, was named the 2015 recipient of the Donald P. Kent Award from The Gerontological Society of America (GSA). The award was presented at the 68th Annual Scientific Meeting in November. It is given annually to a GSA member who best exemplifies the highest standards for professional leadership in gerontology through teaching, service, and interpretation of gerontology to the larger society. Also in November, Kingson, along with Nancy Altman, was honored by Encore.org with the 2015 Purpose Prize for outstanding efforts to improve local communities and the world by taking on powerful social-impact projects. Learn more about Professor Kingson's work in the areas of Social Security and many contributions to the field of gerontology:

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Falk College Announces new Master of Science (MS) degree in Food Studies

Syracuse University’s Falk College is now offering a new Master of Science (MS) in Food Studies. This 36-credit hour Food Studies MS program provides students with a foundation in the political economy of food systems, including human rights, food governance, and food justice and health.

REU Lecture

Veterans sought for paid online study on stress, well-being

As part of the Research Education for Undergraduates (REU) program, a collaborative venture between Syracuse University’s Falk College, SUNY Oswego, and SUNY Upstate Medical University, volunteers are sought for a research study regarding veterans. Participants (18-64 years old) who are veterans are needed to answer online questionnaires and provide small samples of hair and saliva for testing. The purpose of this study is to find links between genetic biomarkers and measures of stress and well-being in veterans.

Find Me movie poster

Find Me: Documentary, panel discussion on foster care, adoptions

In honor of National Adoption Day on November 21, the School of Social Work, in conjunction with Families with Children from China, offered a screening of the documentary film, "Find Me" followed by an expert panel discussion.

Falk College Complex and David and Rhonda Falk

Falk College Complex Dedicated on October 23

On Friday, October 23, Falk College Dean, Diane Lyden Murphy, along with students, faculty, and staff, lead a special dedication ceremony to commemorate the opening of the new home of the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics. The event took place at 2:00 p.m. directly in front of the courtyard linking MacNaughton and White Halls, which formerly housed the College of Law. The dedication ceremony was followed by a reception and student-led tours. At 3:15 p.m. the premiere of the documentary, David Falk: Agent of Change was shown in Grant Auditorium.

Litt Lecture Participants

Falk College Hosts Inaugural Ann Selkowitz Litt Distinguished Speaker Series

“Food and Fear: How Therapists and Dietitians Collaborate in Understanding and Treating Eating Disorders” was the featured topic for the Inaugural Ann Selkowitz Litt Distinguished Speaker Series held Thursday, November 5 in Grant Auditorium. Sandra Pinney, RDN, and Laura K. Ratner, LICSW, LCSW-C, BCD, addressed the difference between normal and problematic eating, and the importance of a collaborative relationship between dietitians and therapists in eating disorder recovery.

Lead Study Researcher with Child

Syracuse Lead Study adds new zip codes to expand participation

A study funded by the National Institutes of Health is seeking participants who are 9, 10 or 11 years old, reside in 13057, 13202, 13203, 13204, 13205, 13206, 13207, 13208, 13209, 13210, 13211, 13212, 13214, 13215, 13219 & 13224 and consider their race as either African-American or Caucasian.

ACE Dedication

Falk College opens Nutrition ACE Center

Falk celebrated the opening of its Nutrition Assessment, Consultation and Education (ACE) Center, a new hands-on learning laboratory to prepare students with traditional and emerging professional competencies critical to effective nutrition practice. The ribbon cutting ceremony, tours and a reception took place September 25th. A generous and visionary gift from Falk College alumna, Rhoda Dearman Morrisroe ‘69, made the ACE Center possible. It includes two lecture halls, one with a demonstration kitchen and one with a teaching station; two small private consultation rooms; a physical assessment room, and; a small conference room with a large media screen.

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