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Online Teaching and Learning: Challenges and Opportunities

Teaching an online course is very different than teaching students face-to-face. Learning to effectively use instructional technologies is part of the challenge. So is interacting with students that you don’t see in person. This seminar in the Certificate in University Teaching series will explore the unique challenges and opportunities in an online class and will provide strategies for delivering online content, engaging remote students, and creating an online conversation. Also covered will be techniques for assessing online students and methods for providing meaningful and timely feedback.

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Jewish Greek Council Presents: A Conversation with Rabbi Sandra Lawson

Join Jewish Greek Council and Syracuse Hillel for a virtual conversation with Rabbi Sandra of Elon Hillel. The program will take place over Zoom on Monday, October 26th at 6 p.m. Registration is required. The session with Rabbi Lawson will consist of two parts; the first half of the program will be an opportunity for Rabbi Lawson to share her story and experiences, and the second half, will be dedicated to Q&A. Her perspective on the connection between Judaism, racial justice work, and LGBTQ+ activism, will provide students with the knowledge and tools to work towards change in our community.

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Transition Planning for Life After High School: An Introduction to the Process for Families

Part of the Post-Secondary Transition Planning Series hosted by Exceptional Family Resources This virtual series is designed to help further the participant’s understanding of post-secondary transition planning for students with disabilities. We will review NYS regulations on appropriate transition planning with a focus on helping students develop self-determination skills to be successful in school and in their future. We will end the series with NYSED’s guidance on the pathways to diploma and credential options for student with disabilities. Our focus is to enhance the students future planning towards independence in living, learning and earning after high school. This series is intended for parents, guardians, students, and the professionals that work with them. Presented by: Kristine O’Brien, Resource and Referral Specialist with the Midstate School Age Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center Transition Specialists with the Midstate Regional Partnership Center (RPC)

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Webinar: “Moving from Supply Chains to Demand Chains: Next Gen Technology for New Era Healthcare, Manufacturing and Retail”

This webinar is the first in a series that will constitute the 2020 Harry E. Salzberg Memorial Award and Lecture program in honor of the Global Supply Chain Professional. The panelists will introduce the latest technologies in the Internet of Things (IoT) era designed to facilitate the continuous monitoring of the supply chain, its ecosystem and security by employing cloud technology. Moderator: Michael Belfiore Michael Belfiore is an author and journalist reporting on the technological innovations shaping our world. Belfiore has reported on game-changing technologies for Bloomberg Businessweek, The New York Times, Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, Smithsonian, Air & Space, Financial Times, Foreign Policy and many other outlets. He is also the author of two books on advanced technology development for HarperCollins and writes blog posts, white papers and other content for technology brands. He lives in New York’s Hudson River Valley with his two daughters. Find him at michaelbelfiore.com. Panelist: Amir Khoshniyati A capable, dynamic and authentic leader, Amir Khoshniyati has produced a track record of exceeding results in strategy, business development, marketing and sales, with over a decade of focus in the technology sector. Exceptionally accomplished and recognized, Khoshniyati has an exceptional ability to understand new concepts, address cross-functional challenges and execute complex projects seamlessly. Khoshniyati’s industry and business acumen, coupled with his immense drive, enable his customers and business partners’ success. Prior to joining Avery Dennison, Khoshniyati was part of the Smartrac Legacy Organization for over 2.5 years leading Product Marketing and the NFC Business. Khoshniyati has 6.5 years of channel experience with Microsoft and was part of the great move to the cloud with the roll-out of Microsoft Dynamics 365 and designed four value-add solutions that are key add-ons to the product stack today. Robert Schmid Robert Schmid is the Chief IoT Technologist, aka “Mr.IoT.” Schmid has more than 20 years of experience transforming Global Fortune 100 and start‐up companies to new 21st century technologies. He has deep expertise in delivering business value through innovative solutions and effective partnerships in the areas of wearables, the IoT, social media, mobile workforce, cloud computing, merger integration, complex integrations, ERP implementations and off‐shore and outsourcing for Deloitte Consulting LLP’s clients. He is a frequent author and public speaker. Steve Statler Steve Statler is the author of Beacon Technologies, the presenter of the Mister Beacon podcast and a Senior VP at Wiliot, where he is responsible for product management, marketing and business development. Wiliot is a semiconductor company connecting people and products with a postage stamp-sized, battery-free Bluetooth tags powered by harvesting energy from radio waves. Prior to Wiliot, Statler consulting company specialized in Bluetooth beacon technology, training and advising manufacturers, venue owners, VCs, as well as makers of beacon software and hardware. Previously he was the Senior Director for Strategy and Solutions Management at Qualcomm’s Retail Solutions Division, helping to incubate Gimbal, one of the leading Bluetooth beacons in the market.

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WWoCS – Career Panel with SU STEM Alumni

WiSE Women of Color in STEM (WWoCS) program WiSE is thrilled to have three SU STEM graduates join us to discuss their career paths and advice for students! The discussion will be moderated by Kate Mercer, Career Exploration Specialist. Ms. Mercer will also share the helpful support and resources available through Career Services. You don’t want to miss this informative and inspiring session! Panelists: Ariel Ash-Shakoor, Biomedical Engineer, Food and Drug Administration (Bioengineering) Treasure Bellamy, Cosmetic Chemist, Barnet Products (Chemical Engineering) LaTisha Habersham, Operations Associate, Success Academy, Harlem 1 (Mathematics) This event is intended for women in STEM students who self-identify as a person of color. Offered by WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering).

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Research Computing Series

Do you need more computing power to move your research and creativity forward? Join us for the Research Computing Series to learn how you can leverage Syracuse University’s advanced computing resources. This semester’s sessions include  a presentation from the Research Computing team, as well as a conversation with Professor of Physics Britton Plourde on Nov. 12. Next-Generation GPU Computing Nov. 4 from 1 p.m.—2 p.m. Join the Research Computing Team for a session to learn more about the new NSF-funded GPU farm, including technical details and how it can work for you. We will email you your personal link to access the live web presentation approximately one week before each event. You can learn more about the growing variety of computing resources and activities on campus at researchcomputing.syr.edu. Please send questions about the Research Computing Series to researchcomputing@syr.edu.

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Active Learning: Making the Most of “Lecture” Time

At universities everywhere, the academic teaching day is divided into blocks typically labeled as laboratory sessions, recitations, and lecture time, with lectures being the most common mode of instruction. However, education research has clearly shown that didactic lecture is probably the worst way for students to learn. So why is it so ubiquitous? Perhaps it is because teachers tend to teach the way they were taught. If this is true, it’s up to us to break the chain of passing down ineffective lecture modalities and move to more student-centered methods. In this workshop, we will explore a few ideas about how to use “lecture” time in more engaging ways.

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Making Gifts to Loved Ones and Charities

You can help to maximize the value of your life’s work and help to take care of your survivors and philanthropic causes with a little planning. This TIAA webinar will review basic strategies for giving to individuals and charities during your lifetime, as well as legacy planning.

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Money at Work 1: Foundations of Investing

Join this TIAA webinar to discover how you can manage risk versus reward as well as understand the role of investing and managing risks, ways to help accelerate savings and tools that can help sustain a portfolio.

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The Power of Saving

Whether you’re the kind of person that lives and spends in the now or plans for what’s ahead, there are always ways to save smarter. In this TIAA webinar, you’ll learn a number of strategies for better managing your money so you have the knowledge and confidence to pay your bills, save for a rainy day and achieve other financial goals.

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Finding True North through Writing: Veterans Sharing Their Stories on Veteran’s Day

A Fall 2020 webinar series sponsored by the Moral Injury Project of Hendricks Chapel will focus on veterans, student veterans, and military personnel “finding true north” in the midst of transitional times.   The second program, “Finding True North through Writing: Veterans Sharing Their Stories on Veteran’s Day” will take place on Nov. 11 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. on Zoom. Registration is open now and is required. The second session in the series will be moderated by group leaders and Syracuse University faculty Eileen Schell and Ivy Kleinbart and will feature readings by members of the Syracuse Veterans’ Writing Group.  

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Retiring in the ‘New Normal’

We know how important it is to save for retirement. This TIAA presentation brings all of the risks to light so you have a better understanding of what you may be facing and what you can do about it, especially in this new environment. Namely, shifting your strategy from just growing your money to protecting what you’ve saved as it grows. And for those still working, we’ll talk about protecting your income in retirement, by creating a “personal pension” to help cover essential expenses and next steps you can take to help protect your retirement future.

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Research Computing Series

Do you need more computing power to move your research and creativity forward? Join us for the Research Computing Series to learn how you can leverage Syracuse University’s advanced computing resources. This semester’s sessions include a presentation from Britton Plourde, professor of physics, as well as a presentation from our Research Computing team on Nov. 4. A Conversation with Britton Plourde Nov. 12 (1 p.m.—2 p.m.) Professor of Physics Britton Plourde will discuss how he leverages Syracuse University’s research computing resources to strengthen his work. Plourde and his research group are developing microfabricated superconducting circuits for quantum information processing. Potential areas impacted by Plourde’s research include pharmaceutical development, materials science and cryptography. We will email your personal link to access the live web presentation approximately one week before each event. You can learn more about the growing variety of computing resources and activities on campus at researchcomputing.syr.edu. Please send questions about the Research Computing Series to researchcomputing@syr.edu.

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Veteran’s Writing Award Reading and Book Talk

Syracuse University Libraries, Syracuse University Press and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) will host a virtual Veteran’s Writing Award Reading and Book Talk on Nov. 12, 2020 from 4 to 5 p.m. ET, featuring  2019 award winner Dewaine Farria, author of “Revolutions of All Colors.”

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Webinar: Cloud in the Time of COVID

The iSchool brings EY to speak on cloud strategy and resiliency during COVID, and leadership from the SU Library on management and technology during the pandemic. Open to the iSchool community.

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Self Determination for Transitioning Students

Part of the Post-Secondary Transition Planning Series hosted by Exceptional Family Resources This virtual series is designed to help further the participant’s understanding of post-secondary transition planning for students with disabilities. We will review NYS regulations on appropriate transition planning with a focus on helping students develop self-determination skills to be successful in school and in their future. We will end the series with NYSED’s guidance on the pathways to diploma and credential options for student with disabilities. Our focus is to enhance the students future planning towards independence in living, learning and earning after high school. This series is intended for parents, guardians, students, and the professionals that work with them. Presented by: Kristine O’Brien, Resource and Referral Specialist with the Midstate School Age Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center Transition Specialists with the Midstate Regional Partnership Center (RPC)

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Webinar: Protecting your Mental Health During the Pandemic and Holidays

Share: Webinar: Protecting your Mental Health During the Pandemic and Holidays Cost: FREE Date: Thursday – November 19, 2020 Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm [Eastern] | 12:00 – 1:30 pm [Central ] | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm [Mountain] | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm [Pacific] Registration Register Now Or copy and paste this link to register: bit.ly/mental-health-covid19-webinar-seada-2020 Description Our lives have changed because of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Many people remain jobless. Many people are struggling to afford housing and are experiencing food insecurity. Schools and colleges are struggling with how to return to class. The uncertainty of what is safe, what is not and when it will end has added unprecedented stress to the American people. In the spring of 2020, the Southeast ADA Center ADA Live! podcast had a three-part series on mental health issues during the pandemic. We are pleased to host a FREE webinar to follow-up this important series with a panel discussion and a question and answer dialogue. In this webinar, a panel of three mental health professionals will discuss how a socially distant holiday season and colder weather may affect our mental health. The panel will also share strategies we can use to improve our mental health and cope in these difficult times. Our panel features: Debbie Plotnick, Vice President for Mental Health and Systems Advocacy at Mental Health America Dr. Doreen Marshall, Vice President of Mission Engagement at American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Andrea Sparrow, Clinical Social Worker and faculty at the University of Kentucky College of Social Work. Join us for insight into the mental health concerns caused by the pandemic, and learn how to take better care of ourselves during the holiday season. Webinar Format Free event, but webinar registration is required! Participate in the webinar by using: Zoom Platform Real-Time Captioning Mobile App Phone Archives of the webinar will be available. Education Credit **Must be registered, attendance verified, and Post Test completed to receive credit. Webinar – Certificate of Completion Registration Register Now Or copy and paste this link to register: bit.ly/mental-health-covid19-webinar-seada-2020 Contact for More Information Southeast ADA Center: Webinars on the ADA, Disability and Inclusion Phone: 404-541-9001 Email: seadawebinars@law.syr.edu Web: www.adasoutheast.org/webinars/ Developed with funding under NIDILRR Grant #90DP0090-01-00. Copyright ©2020, Syracuse University. All rights reserved. Disclaimer The contents of this announcement were developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90DP0090-01-00). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this announcement do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. The information, materials, and/or technical assistance provided by the Southeast ADA Center are intended solely as informal guidance, and are neither a determination of your legal rights or responsibilities under the Act, nor binding on any agency with enforcement responsibility under the ADA. The Southeast ADA Center does not warrant the accuracy of any information contained herein. Furthermore, in order to effectively provide technical assistance to all individuals and entities covered by the ADA, NIDILRR requires the Southeast ADA Center to assure confidentiality of communications between those covered and the Center. Any links to non-Southeast ADA Center information are provided as a courtesy, and are neither intended to, nor do they constitute, an endorsement of the linked materials. You should be aware that NIDILRR is not responsible for enforcement of the ADA. For more information or assistance, please contact the Southeast ADA Center via its web site at ADAsoutheast.org or by calling 1-800-949-4232 (voice) or 404-541-9001 (voice).  

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Finding True North Through Building Trauma Resiliency

A Fall 2020 webinar series sponsored by the Moral Injury Project of Hendricks Chapel will focus on veterans, student veterans, and military personnel “finding true north” in the midst of transitional times.   The third program, “Finding True North Through Building Trauma Resiliency,” will be held Nov. 20, from 12 – 1:30 p.m. on Zoom. Registration is open now and is required. The third program will feature Dr. Bill Cross, PhD, a Vietnam Veteran and practicing psychotherapist in Syracuse who has worked with military veterans and their families for over 35 years. He will discuss his work with Trauma Resiliency as well as his own story as a Vietnam Veteran and veteran advocate.

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