Syracuse University http://wamc.org en Parties Pose Problems For Colleges And Communities http://wamc.org/post/parties-pose-problems-colleges-and-communities <p>Though just 21 of the 55 arrested at Saturday’s Blarney Blowout are enrolled at <a href="http://www.umass.edu/" target="_blank">UMass Amherst</a>, 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.</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:59:33 +0000 Jim Levulis 85772 at http://wamc.org Parties Pose Problems For Colleges And Communities Dr. Jeff Stanton, Syracuse University – Sonification of Data http://wamc.org/post/dr-jeff-stanton-syracuse-university-sonification-data <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jeff Stanton of Syracuse University reveals efforts to represent large data sets using sound.</p><p></p><p></p><p><br />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.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 81438 at http://wamc.org Dr. Jeff Stanton, Syracuse University – Sonification of Data Dr. Stefan Lüpold, Syracuse University – Female Control of Sexual Selection http://wamc.org/post/dr-stefan-l-pold-syracuse-university-female-control-sexual-selection <p>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.</p><p></p><p><br>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.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 73038 at http://wamc.org Dr. Stefan Lüpold, Syracuse University – Female Control of Sexual Selection Finally enshrined, football great Floyd Little at peace http://wamc.org/post/finally-enshrined-football-great-floyd-little-peace <p></p><p>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 <em>Promises to Keep: My Inspired Run from Syracuse to Denver to the Hall</em>.</p><p>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.</p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 16:40:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 53404 at http://wamc.org Finally enshrined, football great Floyd Little at peace Dr. Jason Fridley, Syracuse University – Autumn and Invasive Plants http://wamc.org/post/dr-jason-fridley-syracuse-university-autumn-and-invasive-plants <p>In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jason Fridley of Syracuse University explains how and when many invasive plants outcompete indigenous species.<br> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Bradley Cornelius 48329 at http://wamc.org Dr. Jason Fridley, Syracuse University – Autumn and Invasive Plants