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    Leopold to Present on Onondaga Lake Restoration

    The March 5 session of Institute for Retired People will feature Dr. Donald Leopold, an ESF Distinguished Teaching Professor and chair of the Department of Environmental and Forestry Biology. He will discuss the many vegetation-based restoration projects at various stages near Onondaga Lake. Leopold has been working with engineers and scientists from O'Brien and Gere, Parsons, and Honeywell for the past 10 years.

    IRP meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Syracuse, 5833 East Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville. The meeting is open to anyone in the community who is retired or semi-retired.

    Further information is available at the link above or by calling Sandra at 315-443-5404 or sending an
    email to IRP is a community program of University College of Syracuse University, dedicated to the principle of lifelong learning.


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ESF's Avian Fuel Honored at Duck Race

Solar-powered fuel cell duck best represents company's mission

SYRACUSE - ESF's entry in the Community Wide Dialogue's Duck Race to End Racism received special honors during Saturday's race.

The ESF duck, Avian Fuel, was honored with Duck Best Representing the Company's Mission. Avian Fuel sported a solar-powered fuel cell car on his back. This is the third year ESF has received this award. It is the sixth year the ESF duck has not won.

Avian Fuel was engineered by Mark Storrings of ESF's Department of Environmental Resources and Forest Engineering. Storrings also designed the 2006 Sol-R-Duck, with its solar-powered quacking, and Sun-of-Sol-R-Duck in 2008 that sported a solar-powered LED screen, that scrolled the message, "SUNY-ESF … Improve Your World … End Racism." Both ducks received honors for "best representing the company's work."

This year's duck received its festive bubble motif design from Wendy Osborne, graphic designer and artist-in-residence in the Office of Communications. She took home "most finely crafted duck" honors for Envira Duck, the college's entry in the 2007 duck race.

The Duck Race to End Racism is an annual event that brings together all parts of the community for an afternoon of fun. Prizes are awarded to the sponsor of the duck that crosses the finish line first. In addition to the main attraction of the race, the day will include entertainment, information booths for community organizations, and free ice cream.

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