Syracuse University

Current Initiatives
At any one time, Syracuse University is involved in numerous initiatives. Currently, we are seeking additional funding for:
  • Say Yes to Education—The Say Yes to Education and Economic Development: Syracuse Demonstration ProSay Yes to Educationgram is a first-of-its-kind partnership of Syracuse University, the Syracuse City School District, and the Say Yes to Education Foundation.

    Aimed at greatly enhancing opportunities for economically and socially disadvantaged students in Syracuse, this whole-district school reform program will provide essential academic and social supports to all city school students, helping more children succeed academically, graduate from high school, and pursue higher education.

    For more about the Say Yes to Education partnership, including the latest news, visit the Say Yes Syracuse web site.

  • Institute for Justice, Politics, and the Media (IJPM)—IJPM is a unique academic institute devoted to the interdisciplinary study of issues at the intersection of law, politics, and the media.

    A collaborative effort of the College of Law, the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, IJPM sponsors lectures, conferences, and symposia; provides research grants and seed money for scholars; and offers a cross-disciplinary graduate certificate program.

    For more about IJPM, including the latest news, visit the IJPM web site.

  • Master's Degree Program in Forensics—The new master's degree program in forensic science, housed in the chemistry department, is one of the largest collaborative graduate efforts at SU.

    Four schools and colleges, along with SUNY-ESF, SUNY Upstate Medical, and the Onondaga County Coroner's Office, are working together to develop a forensic science program of national stature and recognition. Unique to SU's forensic program is a semester-long practicum in forensic science, co-taught by the Onondaga County chief medical examiner.

    For more about the forensics program, including the latest news, visit the forensics program web site.

  • Near West Side Initiative (NWSI)—The mission of the Near West Side Initiative is to combine the power of art, technology and innovation with neighborhood values and culture to revitalize Syracuse's Near West Side neighborhood. NWSI aims to bring new elements into the blighted neighborhood to create new synergies and opportunities—economic, cultural and personal.

    This new vision focuses on an 11-block area (28 acres) at the northeast corner of the Near West Side that will include new commercial/residential mixed-use developments and investments in residential properties.

    To learn more, visit the NWSI web site and the Salt District web site.

  • Urban Video Project—An initiative of Syracuse University and technology partner Time Warner Cable, the Urban Video Project is a public arts initiative bringing art to the streets and buildings of Syracuse.

    One of the first permanent series of urban projection installations in the United States, the project will display artwork on several venues along the Connective Corridor, a signature strip of cutting-edge cultural development connecting SU with downtown Syracuse.

    For more about the Urban Video Project, including the latest news, visit the Connective Corridor web site.

  • Insitute for National Security and Counterterrorism (INSCT)—INSCT is dedicated to teaching, research, and public service in support of an interdisciplinary approach to important questions of law and policy related to national and international security and counterterrorism.

    INSCT faculty and graduate students engage in research to further the study of security and terrorism and collaborate in the development of innovative interdisciplinary courses and seminars team-taught by faculty in the departments of political science, history, communications, international relations, public administration, and law.

    For more about INSCT, including the latest news, visit the INSCT web site.

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    Syracuse University has established strong relationships with both local and national foundations—and no more so than in the past four years. What is driving these mutually beneficial partnerships?

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