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- Newcomb Campus Hosts 2014 Biotic Interactions ‘BioBlitz’
- AIC Introduces Artist-in-Residence Program
- ESF Faculty Members Honored for Outstanding Commitment
- ESF Professor Receives Achievement Award
2014 Biotechnology Symposium Held at Gateway Center
The 2014 Biotechnology Symposium hosted approximately 150 participants from more than a half-dozen states. The connections made between experienced and emerging professionals from academia and industry help to keep biotechnology in New York ever expanding. Please save the date for next year's Symposium at Brookhaven National Laboratory, May 12 and 13, 2015. READ MORE
Friends in High Places
As governor and president FDR was long-time supporter of College
A governor's interest in managing his forested property ultimately led to the construction of Marshall Hall.
Professor Nelson C. Brown was acting dean at the College of Forestry in 1929 when he and Syracuse University Chancellor Charles W. Flint and and William H. Kelly, the vice president of the College's board of trustees, traveled to Albany to discuss a possible appropriation for an additional forestry building. At the time, Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt stated he saw no need for a new building.
At the same time, he expressed an interest in having someone from the College come visit his property in Hyde Park and provide advice on its management. Brown obliged and during their numerous meetings, brought the need for a new building on campus to the governor's attention. Persistence paid off as on Jan. 11, 1930, Roosevelt issued a statement that an appropriation of $600,000 be included in the budget for a building to be named after Louis Marshall for his "splendid services to the state."
Pictured: President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Professor Nelson C. Brown inspect a tree felled on the Roosevelt's Hyde Park estate in 1944.
Then-Governor Roosevelt talks with College President F. Franklin Moon.Office of Communications
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1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210