Magazine: Spring 2011

Access and Opportunity

A pioneer in inclusive education, Syracuse University continues to advance the rights of people with disabilities. Also featuring: Strengthening Philanthropy, Einstein's Cosmic Symphony, Champions for Children.

Spring 2011 issue cover depicting five people featured in the Access and Opportunity article

Cover Story

Access and Opportunity

A series of articles looks at the University's role as a pioneer in inclusive education and how it continues to advance the rights of people with disabilities through advocacy, research, and academic initiatives. 


Strengthening Philanthropy

John Chapple ’75, retiring chairman of the Syracuse Board of Trustees, shares his perspective on ensuring Syracuse University's future.

Einstein's Cosmic Symphony

As part of an international collaboration, a team of Syracuse physicists is trying to detect the universe’s elusive gravitational waves amid a cacophony of noise.

Champions for Children

In memory of their infant son, John ’69, G’70 and Patty Reilly are committed to ensuring safe child care settings and provider training.

Also in this Issue

Chancellor's Message

Opening Remarks

Orange Matters

  • Architecture: Motivated in the Motor City
  • Biomedical Engineering: Targeting Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Syracuse Hillel: The Center of Jewish Life at SU Thrives at 60
  • University Treasures: Portraying Sideshows Performers

Syracuse People

  • John Giammatteo: Inside the World of Refugees
  • Sharon Greytak: Crossing Boundaries
  • Kathy Vander Werff: Assessing Traumatic Brain Injuries 
  • Maurice Harris: Shaping SU's Next Generation

Alumni Journal

  • Traditions: Archbold's Greatest Gift
  • Michael Thonis '72: Rock-Solid Support
  • Jay Leventhal '80: Advancing Accessibility
  • Mary Spio '98: Digital Delivery
  • In the First Person: Hope for the Future
  • Alumni Board Welcomes 4 New Members
  • Doug Robinson '85: Producing Talent
  • Maria Brown G'05, G'10: Advocating for the Elderly
  • Tribute to Kathy Urschel ’91, G’93: The Inspiring Life of a Feisty Free Spirit
  • The View: OrangeAbility