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A look back at SU Showcase 2011  


Revised April 29, 2011

A full schedule of fun and interactive programs is slated for SU Showcase 2011 “Sustainability for a Livable Future” on May 2 in Schine Student Center. Both the campus community and the general public are invited to explore the various attractions geared toward sustainability novices and gurus alike.

General pay parking for visitors will be available at the Booth garage and University Ave. garage.

In addition, a variety of pre-Showcase events will be held beginning Monday, April 25, to help raise the campus’ environmental awareness and generate excitement for the May 2 main event.

Additions and updates to the below schedule may be made at the last minute. Please check back often for the latest information or visit our Facebook page!

The full SU Showcase schedule of events running from April 25 – May 2 is as follows:

April 25
Sustainable Dinner
All SU dining centers
A special menu of locally-sourced foods presented by SU Food Services. Check out the menu! (pdf, 106 KB)

April 26
4 p.m. • Feeding a Hungry Planet: Crisis and Opportunity lecture
Life Sciences Complex, Room 105
Check out the flyer! (pdf, 635 KB)

April 26
**CANCELLED** 7 p.m. • “Crude” film screening
Life Sciences Complex, Room 105

April 27
4 p.m. • 'Grease talk' veggie oil vehicle demo **NEW ADDITION**
Ernie Davis Hall loading dock
The Big Tree band members will demonstrate how they filter used vegetable oil for use in their specially modified touring van. Check out this recent video for a preview:

7:30 p.m. • Big Tree concert
Jabberwocky Café, Schine Student Center, free general admission
Big Tree is an angular pop band for naturalists whose sound taps into organic folk, greasy blues, ambient rock and modal jazz. Download the Big Tree concert flyer (pdf, 696 KB).

April 28
**CANCELLED** 7 p.m. • “Plastic Planet” film screening
Life Sciences Complex, Room 105

April 29 - May 4
Art for a Livable Future
Menschel Gallery, 3d Floor, Schine Student Center
Photography and multimedia art by SU and SUNY-ESF students, faculty and staff.

SU Showcase “Sustainability for a Livable Future”
Schine Student Center (unless otherwise noted)

8 a.m.
Climate Change in Our Own backyard, and the Effect of Arctic Warming
Presenter: Dave Eichorn, Meteorologist
Schine 304. Buffet breakfast provided.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Schine Student Center Atrium and Panasci Lounge on 3d Floor; Syracuse Center of Excellence

    • Showcase Fellows exhibits on Energy, Lifestyles, Stuff, Sustenance and Infrastructure themes
      Meet the Showcase '11 Fellows
    • Timeline of “The Anthropocene Era,” tracing human impacts on global ecosystems
    • All day: Interactive exhibits, games, prototypes, posters, and 3-D displays
    • All day: First annual Syracuse Sustainability Video Exhibition

Special events

    • 10 a.m.
      Tour of Sustainable SU

      Visit the Syracuse Center of Excellence building, 727 E. Washington St., and other sites of interest
    • 11 a.m.
      “Voices in the Wind”

      Eighteen SU students collaborated with the 68 City of Syracuse fifth graders to create this larger-than-life performance. With puppets ranging in size from four inches to 15 feet tall, “Voices in the Wind” explores who has a voice in the future.
    • 12-2 p.m.
      “Kill a Watt”

      Engineering students will measure the energy drain from your portable devices.
    • 1 p.m.
      Fashion Show

      Straight from the Warehouse's Fashion Design Program, these looks were created from recycled materials for FAS 120 and DES 300 courses. Beth Shorrock's freshmen students repurposed garments--some from their own wardrobes--for a sculptural design assignment which involved creating work supported away from the body. Laurel Morton's mix of High School and SU students used generous Rescue Mission donated clothing to inspire their upcycled designs, which were also shown at the April 1st Fashion Milestone event.
    • 2 p.m.
      Showcase Fellows presentations
      • The DS (Disaster Solutions) Project: Modeling and remediating Onondaga Lake
      • Health for all: Development of an infrastructure-appropriate system for sterilizing medical consumables in rural equatorial regions
      • Sustainable tourism: Oxymoron or just an incredible challenge?
    • 3 p.m.
      First Annual Sustainability Video Exhibition

      Original, sustainability-related videos produced by students. Hear from some of the artists talk about their productions.
    • 4 p.m.
      Fashion Show

      Recycled and up-cycled fashions by students in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. See above 1 p.m. listing description.

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Atrium Market
Schine Atrium
Local produce and products including cheeses, baked goods, jewelry, pottery, lotions and garden supplies will be available for purchase.

All day
Schine Dining Food Court
Featured local and sustainable foods will be available for purchase.

6 pm
The Politics of Environmentalism
Presented by Democracy Matters
Schine 304

8:00 pm
Visualizing Climate Change
Schine 304
"Mapping the Threat of Sea Level Rise" by Mark Monmonier, SU Geography
“The Canary Project: Art and Media that Deepen Public Understanding of Climate Change” by Susannah Sayler and Ed Morris, College of Visual and Performing Arts

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