ISSUE 01 | JANUARY 9, 2017


The good work continues

Greetings from the Dean

Dean Diane Lyden Murphy

Introducing FalkTalk

Welcome to the inaugural issue of the FalkTalk e-newsletter, Falk College’s email newsletter for alumni, parents and friends. FalkTalk delivers news highlights right to your inbox at the end of each semester, so you stay up-to-date on all things Falk. We look forward to staying in touch with you as a member of our Falk College family here at Syracuse University.

Dean Diane Lyden Murphy, M.A., M.S.W., Ph.D.




Introducing the new Susan R. Klenk Learning Café

Students in Klenk kitchens

Falk College celebrated the opening of the new Susan R. Klenk Learning Café and Kitchens with a dedication ceremony held Friday, September 16, 2016.

Watch the Dedication

The new hands-on learning laboratory includes an experimental food lab kitchen, commercial kitchen, baking nook and café. A video camera system allows faculty and chef instructors to broadcast classes, food demonstrations and seminars from Falk College to anywhere on campus and across the country. The learning café and teaching kitchens set the stage for industry-leading, forward-thinking approaches to food and culture, nutrition, research, and food studies development. Read more.

Social work students explore gun violence at James L. Stone Legislative Policy Forum

Legislative Policy Day

The 18th Annual James L. Stone Legislative Policy Forum brought social work students together with neighborhood, community and political leaders to discuss the trauma, pain, and disruption of gun violence, and what is being, and should be, done to address this issue. Read more.

New Certificate of Advanced Studies in Child Therapy

Therapist with a child

Marriage and family therapy has introduced a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Child Therapy, addressing a growing national shortage of mental health professionals trained to work with children and adolescents and their families. Read more.



Woosang Hwang

Ph.D. student research fills critical data need on U.S. family medical leave policies

As a doctoral candidate in human development and family science, Woosang Hwang’s award-winning dissertation examines the effects of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) on dual-income families in the United States. Read more.

Rachel Murphy

Alumna takes her passion for nutrition to Syracuse City Schools

Syracuse City School District director of Food and Nutrition Services, Rachel Murphy, RD ’04 considers challenges and opportunities that many schools don’t need to think about—poverty, food access, and childhood hunger. Read more.

Dessa Bergen-Cico

Associate Professor Bergen-Cico assigned to Rotary Peace Fellowship in Thailand

Associate professor of public health, Dr. Dessa Bergen-Cico, has been selected to attend a Rotary Peace Fellowship on peace, conflict prevention, and resolution in Thailand this summer. Read more.

All News


Sport management student working

Baseball Hall of Fame Fundraising Dinner & Sport Analytics Symposium

Sport management will host the Baseball Hall of Fame fundraising dinner followed by the Sport Analytics Symposium April 21-22, 2017. Details to be announced at

All Events


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