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New and Noteworthy

The State of Maxwell
The State of Maxwell
Dean James B. Steinberg will give The State of Maxwell address on Tuesday, September 1, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Strasser Legacy Room. A Q&A will follow the talk.
Silverstein awarded two grants
Silverstein awarded two grants
Professor Merril Silverstein awarded $1.49 million from John Templeton Foundation and $401,072 from the National Institutes of Health to investigate outcomes of religious engagement in later life. Read more.
New Cohen book published
New Cohen book published
A new book by associate professor Andrew Wender Cohen, Contraband: Smuggling and the Birth of the American Century, was recently published. Contraband explores the history of smuggling to illuminate the broader history of the United States, its power, its politics, and its culture.
O’Keefe to chair faculty advisory group
O’Keefe to chair faculty advisory group
University Professor Sean O'Keefe is slated to chair the newly created Faculty Advisory Group tasked with exploring the idea of opening a small interdisciplinary medical school at Syracuse University dedicated to serving the needs of the nation's military veterans and their families.
Maxwell welcomes Humphrey Fellows
Maxwell welcomes Humphrey Fellows
Twelve Hubert H. Humphrey fellows from four continents have begun their fellowship at Maxwell. The Executive Education program welcomes these mid-career professionals who are embarking on a ten-month experience of graduate academic study, professional development, and cultural exchange.
Robertson Fellows featured
Robertson Fellows featured
The new edition Syracuse University Magazine describes a foundation-funded program encouraging careers in federal government.   Read more.
Lerner Center helps fund soccer facility
Lerner Center helps fund soccer facility
The recent Healthy Neighborhoods Funds grant has led to renovation of a box soccer court in Syracuse's Skiddy Park. Read more.
Palmer Quoted in U.S. News & World Report
Palmer Quoted in U.S. News & World Report
University Professor John Palmer, a former public trustee for Medicare and Social Security, comments on the system's evolution.   U.S. News article.
Reeher, Boroujerdi Comment on Schumer Stance
Reeher, Boroujerdi Comment on Schumer Stance
The Maxwell School political scientists are quoted in a recent Syracuse Post-Standard article about Senator Schumer's opposition to the Iran nuclear deal. Read more.
New Maxwell Perspective features ASI Conference
New Maxwell Perspective features ASI Conference
Other articles report on the Harriet Tubman Park, a Lerner Center project, and the new Chapple Professor, among other topics. Full edition here.
Maxwell School names Ronald P. O’Hanley new advisory board chairman
Maxwell School names Ronald P. O’Hanley new advisory board chairman
Maxwell has named Ronald P. O'Hanley chairman of its advisory board.  O'Hanley is chief executive officer of State Street Global Advisors, the investment management arm of State Street Corporation and a global leader in asset management.  Read more.
Hamersma wins 2015 Birkhead-Burkhead Award
Hamersma wins 2015 Birkhead-Burkhead Award
Sarah Hamersma is the 2015 recipient of the Birkhead-Burkhead Teaching Excellence Award and Professorship.  Her selection was announced at the Department of Public Administration and International Affairs convocation on June 26. Read more.
Clearing the Error recruits the public to diagnosis and treat problems in American healthcare
Clearing the Error recruits the public to diagnosis and treat problems in American healthcare
Research indicates that as many as one in every 10 diagnoses in all healthcare settings are delayed, missed, or wrong, and between 40,000 and 80,000 Americans die each year as a result. Tina Nabatchi and a team of researchers are now seeking new ways to reduce errors in diagnoses.
Keck interviewed on gay marriage ruling
Keck interviewed on gay marriage ruling
Associate Professor Thomas Keck was recently interviewed by SU News following the Supreme Court's landmark ruling which legalized same-sex marriage across the country.
Piston, PhD candidate Strother, co-author op-ed piece
Piston, PhD candidate Strother, co-author op-ed piece
Assistant Professor Spencer Piston and PhD candidate Logan Strother co-authored the recent op-ed piece, "White support for the Confederate flag really is about racism, not Southern heritage," for The Washington Post.
Banks interviewed on CTV News
Banks interviewed on CTV News
Professor William Banks was interviewed on CTV News for a story involving recent ISIS attacks, which Banks called "a worrisome development" while also pointing out the the chances of similar attacks in the U.S. or Canada are far less likely. Watch the video.
"Election 2016: Creating a ‘Roadmap’ for Next Administration"
"Election 2016: Creating a ‘Roadmap’ for Next Administration"
Four Maxwell faculty members - David Van Slyke, Tina Nabatchi, Ines Mergel, and Sean O'Keefe - are slated to join a select group of academics, government leaders and other stakeholders tasked with developing recommendations for effective management in the transition of power between administrations.
Piston quoted in New York Times
Piston quoted in New York Times
Spencer Piston was quoted in a June 21 New York Times op-ed about the recent shooting at a church in Charleston, S.C.  Piston's research on race shows that the belief that whites are more intelligent and harder working than African Americans is not limited to older whites.   Read More.
Aging Studies Institute hosts conference
Aging Studies Institute hosts conference
Aging studies scholars from around the world convened at Syracuse University June 3-6 where more than 120 attendees participated in the event that included daily keynote speakers, 17 sessions and 78 presentations of original research focused on aging in the context of family life. Read more.
Mandela Washington Fellows attend program at Maxwell
Mandela Washington Fellows attend program at Maxwell
Beginning June 22, a group of 25 young leaders from countries across Sub-Saharan Africa will gather at Maxwell for a six-week program of study.  Participants will take part in daily classes and activities focusing on leadership, public administration, and critical questions of public policy. Read more.
Steinberg is part of Markle Foundation economic initiative “Rework America”
Steinberg is part of Markle Foundation economic initiative “Rework America”
America's Moment: Creating Opportunity in the Connected Age is a new book that lays out a range of strategies to expand ways for workers to develop the talents and skills for the work of the future and for businesses to grow and create good and meaningful work to support shared prosperity. Read more.
Engelhardt quoted in The New York Times
Engelhardt quoted in The New York Times
Professor Gary Engelhardt was quoted in the New York Times article, "America's Seniors Find Middle-Class 'Sweet Spot'." In the article, Engelhardt says that "[people on the leading edge of the baby boom] are people who have been blessed with good economic circumstances."
Walter Broadnax to be MPA Convocation Speaker
Walter Broadnax to be MPA Convocation Speaker
Walter Broadnax will deliver the keynote address at this year's MPA Convocation.  A faculty member at Maxwell since 2008, he has had a long and distinguished career in public administration and public policy as both a practitioner and an academic. Read more.
Campbell Conversations radio program honored
Campbell Conversations radio program honored
The Campbell Conversations, a public affairs interview radio program hosted by Grant Reeher, has won two major awards: a first place from the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association in the Best Interview category, and a second place from the Syracuse Press Club in the Special Program category.
Lovely to serve as faculty rep to SU Trustees
Lovely to serve as faculty rep to SU Trustees
Economics Professor Mary Lovely has been named faculty representative to the SU Board of Trustees, and undergrad Maxwell majors Nedda Sharshar and Aysha Seedat have been named student reps. Read more.
Hromadzic authors "Citizens of an Empty Nation"
Hromadzic authors "Citizens of an Empty Nation"
Azra Hromadzic has authored a new book, Citizens of an Empty Nation: Youth and State-Making in Postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina, an ethnography that investigates the internationally directed postwar intervention policies in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the response of local people. Read more.
Singleton authors new book
Singleton authors new book
Theresa Singleton is the author of a new book, Slavery Behind the Wall, An Archaeology of a Cuban Coffee Plantation. In this, her third book, she examines slavery in Cuba where the plantation owner at Santa Ana de Biajacas sequestered slaves behind a massive masonry wall. Read more.
Keck quoted in Associated Press story
Keck quoted in Associated Press story
Associate professor of political science Thomas Keck was quoted in an Associated Press story about the Supreme Court's consideration of tax credits in the Affordable Care Act. Read more.
Lambright awarded research grant from IBM
Lambright awarded research grant from IBM
Harry Lambright, professor of public administration and international affairs and political science, has been awarded a research grant from IBM for his study “Replacing the Shuttle: Leadership, Change, and Public-Private Innovation.”  Read more.
Wilson named Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center
Wilson named Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center
Robert Wilson has been named one of 31 fellows at the Rachel Carson Center in Munich, Germany for 2015-2016. He will be in residence at the Center in spring and summer of 2016 completing a book titled Forging the Climate Movement. Read more.
Winter Maxwell Perspective Now Online
Winter Maxwell Perspective Now Online
The recent edition contains extensive coverage of the School's 90th anniversary observances.  Read here.
Gadarian wins Maxwell School’s Moynihan Award
Gadarian wins Maxwell School’s Moynihan Award
Shana Kushner Gadarian has won the 2015 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research, which recognizes an outstanding junior faculty member for excellence in teaching, research, and service. Read more.
"Could Erdogan lose Turkey’s upcoming election?"
"Could Erdogan lose Turkey’s upcoming election?"
An op-ed piece by Yüksel Sezgin, assistant professor of political science, was published in The Washington Post. Sezgin argues that in the lead-up to the June 7 election in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is running out of time and support to realize his dream of "Turkish-style presidentialism."
Steinberg quoted in Wall Street Journal article
Steinberg quoted in Wall Street Journal article
Weighing in on the debate over projections of American power in "Count on Wide-Open 2016 Debate Over U.S.'s Role in the World," Dean James Steinberg says "American history has been one of oscillation between two extremes: Pulling back from everything or getting involved as if it's our fight."
History students publish new edition of the journal Chronos
History students publish new edition of the journal Chronos
Undergraduate students in the Department of History have published the latest issue of Chronos: The History Undergraduate Journal.  The only undergraduate journal on campus, Chronos is a collection of scholarly papers chosen by an executive board of history students. Read more.
Kutcher named National Humanities Center Fellow
Kutcher named National Humanities Center Fellow
Norman Kutcher has been appointed one of 37 fellows at the National Humanities Center for the academic year 2015-16. Kutcher will be completing his book entitled Eunuchs in the Age of China's Last Great Emperors with funding from the Henry Luce Foundation. Read more.
Kriesberg publishes new book
Kriesberg publishes new book
Louis Kriesberg, professor emeritus of sociology and founding director of the Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts at Maxwell, has published his newest book, Realizing Peace: A Constructive Conflict Approach. Read more.
Koch selected to lead association specialty group
Koch selected to lead association specialty group
Natalie Koch has been named president of the political geography specialty group of the Association of American Geographers. She joins Jake Bendix (president of the biogeography group) and Farhana Sultana (president of the development group) in leadership roles with the Association.
Kallander receives prestigious grant
Kallander receives prestigious grant
Associate Professor Amy Kallander has received a Summer Stipend Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She will use the award to support her ongoing project, “Women, Family and the Modern Nation in Postcolonial Tunisia."
“Ivory Tower,” featuring Kristi Andersen, nominated for Emmy
“Ivory Tower,” featuring Kristi Andersen, nominated for Emmy
"The Ivory Tower Half Hour," which airs on WCNY-TV and features Professor Kristi Andersen, was nominated for an Emmy Award. The nomination is for the show's 500th-episode anniversary special and will compete in the Public/Current/Community Affairs series category.
Three Maxwell seniors receive highest University honors
Three Maxwell seniors receive highest University honors

Elizabeth McMahon, Bo Stewart, and Kristin Weeks are among the 12 graduating seniors named 2015 Syracuse University Scholars, the highest undergraduate honor that the University bestows.  Read more.

Marhoefer receives Meredith Teaching Award
Marhoefer receives Meredith Teaching Award

Assistant Professor of History Laurie Marhoefer has won a Meredith Teaching Recognition Award for 2015-16.  The award, which is given by Syracuse University, honors excellence in teaching by non-tenured faculty and adjunct and part-time instructors. Read more.

Barrett named associate dean for strategic communications and external affairs
Barrett named associate dean for strategic communications and external affairs

Dean James Steinberg is pleased to announce that Scott Barrett has been named associate dean for strategic communications and external affairs at Maxwell.  He will assume his new position on May 8, 2015. Read more.

Coplin on "Excessive Testing Must End"
Coplin on "Excessive Testing Must End"

Professor William Coplin wrote a recent article for the Times Union about excessive testing. Coplin argues that "we need to restore a chain of command in which teachers have the freedom to adapt to their students, and principals have the major responsibility for evaluating the teachers." Read more.

Syracuse Takes Top Honors at National Model UN Conference
Syracuse Takes Top Honors at National Model UN Conference

A team of 21 students from Maxwell and the College of Arts and Sciences recently took top honors at the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City, where they were named an "Outstanding Delegation." The theme of the conference was “Impact.” Read more.

Diem awarded two prestigious honors
Diem awarded two prestigious honors
Albrecht Diem has been awarded two major academic honors.  He will join the School of Historical Studies of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton as a member for the academic year 2015-2016; he has also been named a 2015 American Council of Learned Societies Fellow. Read more.
"Stamping out Hunger"
"Stamping out Hunger"

Professor Catherine Bertini, former director of the World Food Programme, talks about hunger in our communities and around the world -- and the programs that are helping. Read the article and watch the video.

Hagenloh named American Council on Education Fellow
Hagenloh named American Council on Education Fellow

The American Council on Education (ACE) has announced that Paul Hagenloh, associate professor of history and chair of the Maxwell Program in Citizenship and Civic Engagement, has been named an ACE Fellow for the academic year 2015-16. Read more.

Maxwell has strong representation in 2015 Presidential Management Fellowship Program
Maxwell has strong representation in 2015 Presidential Management Fellowship Program

The Maxwell School is proud to announce that six of its current and former students have been selected for the highly competitive 2015 Presidential Management Fellowship Program (PMF).  Read more.

"Force of the Future"
"Force of the Future"

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter spoke at SU on March 31 about a range of issues, from the value of public service to his vision and plans for building the "force of the future."  He also took questions during a Q&A period. Carter's appearance at SU was also featured in an SU News story.

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