Biodiversity and Art

Students explore and record the variety of species living near campus.

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Climate Change Garden

SU installs a unique arboretum for studying the impacts of climate change.

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Studying storm water

A white piezometer measures water flow in the Waverly Rain Garden

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Focusing on Onondaga Lake

Faculty tour the Onondaga Lake watershed to develop place-based educational materials.

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Creative Climate

The Creative Climate Workshop produced strong messages about climate change

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Plastic Impact

The critical problem of plastic pollution in the oceans was the topic…

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Electronic Recycling

Effective Immediately: A new electronic recycling agreement has been made between SU and RCR&R. This new agreement will allow the departments to dispose of unwanted electronic equipment for free ! Information and Instructions can be found here.

RCR&R will come weekly on Thursdays (as needed) to collect any electronic items that need to be recycled. Please refer to the website for instructions. Questions can be directed to: Penny Letcher in the Purchasing Department via email: or by phone:



The Syracuse Center of Excellence Creates Labs for Sustainability Research

CoEbldgThere is a rich resource for sustainability research just a few minutes from the main SU campus along the Connective Corridor bus route. The iconic Syracuse Center of Excellence (SyracuseCoE) building houses lab spaces for experimentation on energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and air and water flow dynamics. Three new labs are under construction for the study of thermal systems, combustion dynamics, and biofuels.

Just about every aspect of the SyracuseCoE building lends itself to study, research and experimentation. A green roof offers opportunities to measure the efficacy of vegetative cover for water capture and temperature regulation; office space is designed for controlling various aspects of the indoor environment for daylight, temperature, and air quality; a south facing wall in the lab wing has a test panel that is available for pilot projects about solar energy collection. Read more…


Chancellor Syverud Appointed Co-Chair of Regional Economic Development Council

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has appointed Chancellor and President Kent Syverud the new co-chair of the
Central New York Regional Economic Development Council (CNYREDC). Chancellor Syverud will lead the regional council in collaboration with co-chair Robert Simpson, president of CenterState CEO.

“I am proud to appoint and welcome Chancellor Syverud, a highly qualified member of the Central New York community, to serve as co-chair of the council. I am confident that he will contribute greatly to the continued goals, success and redevelopment of the Central New York region,” Gov. Cuomo said.

Robert Simpson, co-chair of the CNY Regional Economic Development Council and president of CenterState CEO, said, “I am thrilled to welcome Chancellor Syverud as co-chair. In accepting this role, the Chancellor is building on Syracuse University’s reputation of dynamic leadership in the region.” Read more…