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Falk College is on the move
n January 2015, Falk College begun its phased relocation to the new Falk Complex at MacNaughton and White Halls (the former College of Law), which includes both MacNaughton and White Halls on the western portion of the Syracuse University campus. As you walk behind Hendricks Chapel past the Holden Observatory toward the Carrier Dome, you will see MacNaughton and White Halls ahead. Falk College's relocation will continue through Fall 2015 (then link them to the Dean’s Memo). Please check back regularly for updated news on our relocation to the Falk Complex at MacNaughton and White Halls!
Students explore business impact, cultural implications of the Super Bowl
SPM 199—The Super Bowl and Society offers a semester-long exploration of the evolution and strategic brilliance that has transformed a football game into a social phenomenon with international audiences, business impact, and cultural implications. The Falk College course is taught by Dennis Deninger, sport management professor of practice whose experience includes three Emmy Awards as a producer working at ESPN for 25+ years. Deninger is the author of "Sports on Television: The How and Why Behind What You See," which is recommended reading for the course.
Watch an SU News video about SPM 199. The class is rich in historical perspective on the Super Bowl’s creation and growth, citing original research and highlights of recently conducted exclusive interviews with broadcast executives, including those from Super Bowl I.
Falk Research Center welcomes Dr. Chantal Line Carpentier to present “Negotiating a Global Sustainable Development Agenda: The View from the UN Conference on Trade & Development” February 13
The Falk College Research Center is pleased to announce Chantal Line Carpentier, Ph.D., will be the featured guest speaker on Friday, February 13 as part of its Spring 2015 Research Brown Bag Series. Dr. Line Carpentier will focus on the most pressing sustainable development issues and initiatives from her perspective as chief of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), as well as ongoing collaborations to address these issues. The event, which is free and open to the campus community, will take place in 312 Lyman Hall. Lunch will be provided for this special session. Please RSVP to Katie Keough at email@example.com.
Sport Management Club raises $59,185 during Tenth Annual Charity Sports Auction Ten-year charity fundraising total exceeds quarter of a million dollars
The Sport Management (SPM) Club at Syracuse University has raised $59,185 for Make-A-Wish® of Central New York at its 10th Annual Charity Sports Auction. During the SU men's basketball game on December 6, Make-A-Wish® supporters placed bids on hundreds of items, including sports memorabilia, electronics and tickets to major sporting events. Following the silent auction, the club also hosted an online auction, in collaboration with Steiner Sports Memorabilia, which showcased a number of premium items up for bid. All proceeds from these efforts benefited Make-A-Wish®. The SPM Club is a student-run organization in the Falk College’s Sport Management Department at Syracuse University. Since its founding in 2005, the Club has raised over a quarter of a million dollars for local charities. Previous beneficiaries of the Club's annual charity auction have included the Boys & Girls Clubs, American Diabetes Association, Golisano Children’s Hospital at Upstate, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of CNY, the Central New York SPCA, the Upstate Cancer Center, Special Olympics New York and Food Bank of CNY.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awards $25,000 grant to Kimberly Davidson, Dr. Jaipaul Roopnarine
CFS doctoral student, Kimberly Davidson, working with Jaipaul Roopnarine, Ph.D., the Jack Reilly Endowed Professor of Child and Family Studies and director of the Reilly Institute for Early Childhood and Provider Education, have received a $25,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Head Start Research Scholars. Their research project will explore how children learn about race and ethnicity and the roles that home environment, the neighborhood where they live and the child care programs they attend play in their racial and ethnic socialization.
Falk College now enrolling for new CAS programs in Intercollegiate Athletic Advising & Support, Trauma-Informed Practice, undergraduate minor in Mindfulness & Contemplative Studies
Several new academic programs are available beginning Fall 2014 in Falk College. A new CAS in Trauma-Informed Practice is structured for clinicians, mental health professionals, and practitioners from allied disciplines who intend to expand their knowledge and skills. The new CAS in Intercollegiate Athletic Advising and Support is an interdisciplinary 15-credit hour certificate program for current and future higher education professionals (e.g., advisors, higher education/student affairs administrators, and coaches) who wish to understand the research, practice, and policy perspectives associated with intercollegiate sport and student-athlete development in the context of higher education. The program includes coursework in how colleges and intercollegiate athletics work, theoretical perspectives of college student development and learning, the impact of race, gender, and class on college student-athlete access and success, and foundations of advising student-athletes.
Public Health Faculty Lead GIS Workshop for Students, Community Members
On November 24, students, faculty and community members gathered for the first annual Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Workshop sponsored by Syracuse University’s Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics. David Larsen, an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition, led the workshop as part of public health professor Sandra Lane’s research work in the area of neighborhood trauma and violence in Syracuse.
Social Work Students Explore Mental Health Policy During 16th Annual James L. Stone Legislative Policy Forum
On November 10, students in Syracuse University’s School of Social Work in the Falk College explored the implications of policy changes for social workers and other health professionals as New York State moves forward with reforming its behavioral health system. The 16th Annual James L. Stone Legislative Policy Symposium, entitled “Serving Adults with Severe Mental Illnesses: Will New York State Get It Right?”, offered a day-long interaction connecting students with the first-hand expertise of faculty, agency leaders, government officials and human services practitioners on the future of community-based care for adults with severe mental illnesses.
Trauma REU student Charles Preuss with dog Bear - photo credits
National Science Foundation spotlights Falk REU program that trains veterans, non-veterans to conduct trauma-related research
The Trauma Research Education for Undergraduates (REU) program, launched three years ago by Falk Family Endowed Professor of Public Health, Brooks Gump and SUNY Oswego psychology professor Karen Wolford, trains veterans and non-veterans to conduct trauma-related research. A joint venture of Syracuse University, the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego and SUNY Upstate Medical University, the Trauma REU is offered to 10 students each year. It starts with an intense, immersive summer program--four weeks of trauma coursework while crafting a research project--and continues through the year as students conduct research under faculty supervision. Students are a mix of veterans and non-veterans. This highly interdisciplinary program includes faculty who are geneticists, psychologists and social workers and has contributed to research on stress reduction tools used by trauma patients
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services awards Elif Dede Yildirim, Jaipaul Roopnarine $100,000 grant to investigate relationships between child development outcomes and paternal engagement
Child and family studies Ph.D. student, Elif Dede Yildirim, working with Jaipaul Roopnarine, Ph.D., the Jack Reilly Endowed Professor of Child and Family Studies, has received a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families. The research project, "Paternal Factors and Childhood Outcomes: The Mediating Role of Relationship Quality and Support Networks," offers great promise for state and local agencies that focus on preventing developmental risks to children that are attributed to challenging home and neighborhood environments.
Falk professor Jennifer Wilkins updates first U.S. regional food guide to help consumers understand benefits, how-to’s of eating locally
Thanks to farmers’ markets, farm-to-school programs, and community-supported agriculture, locally grown foods are more readily available—and more in demand. People want to know where their food comes from. How is it grown? What steps are involved in its processing? Evidence suggests that plant-based, regionally sourced diets, largely composed of minimally processed foods, can significantly reduce some of the negative environmental impacts of our food choices. Eating locally produced foods also strengthens the market for local farmers.
Syracuse University’s undergraduate social work program
earns top ten ranking from USA Today
Honor focuses on retention, graduation & career placement
Recently released results published in USA Today, based on data from College Factual's outcome-based higher education rankings for 2015, have ranked Syracuse University’s School of Social Work in the Falk College eighth out of 332 programs studied. Accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Syracuse University’s undergraduate program in social work prepares students to meet the needs of diverse populations in areas including child welfare, substance abuse counseling, health care, public policy, industry and business, school social work, gerontology and mental health services.
Empathy Matters Information Session
Syracuse University college student's mentoring elementary school-aged children about the basics of empathy.
Wednesday, Feb 4th
Hall of Languages, Room 205
Dr. Ramadoss Presents "Work-Family Interface in India"
South Asia Center's Spring Speaker Series
Tuesday, Feb. 10
340 Eggers Hall
Negotiating a Global Sustainable Development Agenda: the View from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Research Brown Bag Forum presentation by Chantal Line Carpentier, Sustainable Development Officer Division for Sustainable Development Department of Economic and Social Affairs United Nations.
Friday, Feb. 13
312 Lyman Hall
Falk College Spring Graduate Information Session
Meet admissions staff and learn about Falk College graduate programs
Saturday, Feb 28th
Mindfulness Goes to School: Linking Research with Practice
Contemplative Collaborative Brownbag Series presentation by Dessa Bergan-Cico & Rachel Razza.
Friday, March 6th
123 Sims Hall