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The impact of pork-barrel capital funding in schools: Evidence from participatory budgeting in NYC

Michah W. Rothbart, David J. Schwegman, Iuliia Shybalkina
Michah Rothbart examines the impact of pork-barrel capital funding in New York City schools in a study published in Public Budgeting & Finance.
December 16, 2021

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Lambright Discusses How NASA Administrators Transfer Power on Federal News Network

Professor Harry Lambright recently penned a report which draws on insights from recent and past NASA administrators to chart how leaders have passed the torch toward enabling machine and human space exploration of Mars, and its long-term impact on strategic priorities for the space program. 
December 9, 2021

Impacts of Property Tax Levy on Housing Price and Rent

Ping Zhang, Yilin Hou and Bo Li
Professor Yilin Hou examines the  impact of property tax levy (RPT) on China’s housing price in article published in China Finance and Economic Review.
December 2, 2021

See related: China

WP 243 Using Pupil Transportation Data to Explore Educational Inequities and Outcomes: Case Study

Sarah Cordes, Samantha Trajkovski, Christopher Rick, Meryle Weinstein, and Amy Ellen Schwartz
This article explores how researchers can use pupil transportation data to explore key questions about the role of transportation in educational access and equity, such as how students get to school and the effect of transportation on student outcomes.
December 1, 2021

The Effect of EITC Exposure in Childhood on Marriage and Early Childbearing

Katherine Michelmore, Leonard M. Lopoo
Katherine Michelmore and Len Lopoo examine the effect of Earned Income Tax Credit exposure in childhood on marriage and early childbearing.
December 1, 2021

See related: Parenting & Family

Four Maxwell Alumni Named NAPA Fellows

U.S Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux, Nuria Esparch, Amma Felix and Shiro Gnanaselvam are among 39 public administration leaders who have been named 2021 National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) Fellows.
November 19, 2021

See related: Awards & Honors

Williams Talks to BBC Newshour About Russian Cybercriminals

Associate Professor Michael John Williams is interviewed by BBC Newshour "Cybersecurity: wanted criminals living freely in Russia," beginning at 7:56.
November 18, 2021

See related: Data Privacy, Russia

Van Slyke Weighs in on Biden's Infrastructure Plan in Associated Press

Dean David M. Van Slyke shared his views on the infrastructure bill in the Associated Press article, "Biden’s $1T infrastructure bill historic, not transformative."
November 15, 2021

Heflin Quoted in Associated Press Article on Food Insecurity Among Military Families

Colleen Heflin, professor of public administration and international affairs, is quoted in the Associated Press article, "Thousands of military families struggle with food insecurity."
November 15, 2021

Williams Piece on Handling of Russian Cyberattacks Published in Foreign Policy

According to Associate Professor Michael John Williams, the U.S. needs a new legal doctrine to handle state-tolerated attacks. Read more in his piece, "Make Russia Take Responsibility for Its Cybercriminals," published in Foreign Policy.
November 11, 2021

Van Slyke Talks to GovExec Daily about Public-Private Partnerships

As Congress continues to negotiate an infrastructure bill, the role of public-private partnerships are key in the bill’s provisions. With the success of Operation Warp Speed in the development of the COVID-19 vaccines, a new look at such partnerships is due. Dean David M. Van Slyke discusses paths to innovation and cooperation on the GovExec Daily podcast episode, "The Import and Impact of Public-Private Partnerships."
November 4, 2021

Maxwell supports local government at ICMA conference

Student, faculty and alumni participation at the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) conference in early October highlights the Maxwell School's continued and strengthened focus on training for and collaborating with state and local governments.
October 27, 2021

See related: State & Local

Wiemers to Study Challenges of Caring for Aging Parents Amid Pandemic

Emily Wiemers, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, will serve as principal investigator for a two-year, federally funded study of the challenges to those caring for aging parents amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

October 21, 2021

In Memoriam: Vernon L. Greene, Pioneer in the Study of Aging

Professor Emeritus of Public Administration and International Affairs Vernon Greene, who passed away on October 10 at the age of 77, saw the aging process as much more than a person getting old, and his vision helped build Syracuse University’s reputation as a national leader in gerontology, home of the Aging Studies Institute (ASI) and the Center for Aging and Policy Studies (CAPS).
October 19, 2021

See related: Aging, In Memoriam

Johannes Himmelreich Named to Syracuse Surveillance Technology Work Group

Himmelreich, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs, is one of five community members named to the group that Syracuse Mayor Walsh says will ensure “surveillance tools are implemented in a safe and well-governed way.”
October 11, 2021

Emily Wiemers to Study challenges of caring for aging parents amid pandemic

Emily Wiemers, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, will serve as principal investigator for a two-year, federally funded study of the challenges to those caring for aging parents amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 11, 2021

On NPR, Sean O'Keefe Weighs in on Renaming NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

O'Keefe, University Professor and former NASA administrator, made the decision to name the telescope after Webb in 2002.

September 30, 2021

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