Leadership team of artistic director Bob Hupp, managing director Jill Anderson and associate artistic director Kyle Bass aim for new play development.
If the new leaders at Syracuse Stage have their way, they won't be the only ones making debuts in the near future.
In January, the theater's board of directors announced that Bob Hupp, then producing artistic director of Arkansas Repertory Theatre, would succeed Timothy Bond as artistic director. Since Hupp started in July, he has made it known that new play development is a goal.
Evan Bujold, alumnus and creator of comic “Late Earth,” expresses himself on the page and during Funk ‘N Waffles open mic nights.
In a black, cross-hatched world where red-headed, librarian-archers guard ancient temples and villainous creatures have elongated beaks, a boy emerges as the keeper of sanity: Attaboy!
Evan Bujold is the creator of the character Attaboy, who appears in his illustrated comic “Late Earth.” Inspired by egoism and the cultural apocalypse, "Late Earth" unfolds Bujold’s view of mainstream media as a socially-constructed device, he explained.
Projects presented at this fall's biannual event include a device that alerts drivers of traffic light changes and a tool that summarizes long online articles.
Red traffic lights pose a stand off between a driver and traffic: Which will move first once the light turns green? Almost every driver has missed the one-second standard reaction time to accelerate his or her vehicle upon light a change. Whether it’s because they are taking swigs of water, changing the radio station or checking the mustard stain left over from lunch, drivers have missed this window. Honks and aggitated shouts echo through the street until these distracted individuals make haste, but what if the aggression could be avoided?
Journalists and human rights advocates spoke about the media's role in the Syrian conflict at an all-day event on Thursday.
Some stopped to reflect on each scene’s significance. Others walked right by. But before even entering the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications on Thursday, attendees of "Running for Cover: Politics, Justice & Media in the Syrian Conflict" walked past a wall of images - images of the people in Syria, living with this conflict every day.
The wall reflected the central theme of the event: how is the media shaping the Syrian conflict, and why is this important to understand?
Annual Syracuse Human Rights Film Festival screened documentaries throughout the weekend.
The 14th annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival wrapped up on Saturday after three days of documentary screenings that shed light on humanitarian issues across the world, such as the sovereignty of indigenous lands, the Syrian refugee crisis and LGBTQ rights.
“This festival is mainly for college students,” said founder Tula Goenka, who co-directed the event with fellow SU professor Roger Hallas. “Besides going to school and earning a degree, you will have to think: What is your responsibility as a human being? How are you going to give back to society?”
Although underrepresented in many science and technology fields, undergraduate SU women are stopping at nothing.
When asked about the challenges for female students in science and technology fields, Sharon Alestalo is quick to mention "molehills" of disadvantages.
The program director for Syracuse University's WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) said researcher Virginia Valian accurately described how women find it difficult to break into male-dominated fields.