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Yingyi Ma named Provost Faculty Fellow

Interim Vice Chancellor and Provost John Liu has recently announced the appointment of faculty member Yingyi Ma to serve as a Provost Faculty Fellow, focused on internationalization.
October 9, 2020

Monnat reacts to Amazon tracking opioid use in VICE article

"This is news to me, and it's disturbing," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. "I asked around to other drug experts I know, and none of them knew this was happening. I am a bit shocked but shouldn't be. Corporations increasingly have access to a litany of data and know more about us than anyone else."

October 5, 2020

See related: Opioids, United States

Ma discusses issues facing Chinese students studying online in Chronicle of Higher Education

"I worry that this potentially undermines Chinese students’ learning opportunities," says Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology, about U.S. university faculty members suggesting that Chinese students wait to enroll in certain courses until they can return to campus for in-person instruction.

October 1, 2020

See related: China, COVID-19, Education

Monnat comments on the importance of census data in CNN article

"Census data matter more than any other data that are collected by anyone in the U.S. A 2020 Census failure is a failure for the whole country," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

October 1, 2020

See related: COVID-19, Federal, United States

Maxwell scholars partner on effort to grow Syracuse’s new economy

Maxwell School scholars are partners in a project aimed at urban revitalization and positioning the City of Syracuse as a leader in the “smart” sector of the new economy – industries that use technology to drive economic growth and productivity.
September 23, 2020

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Maxwell sociologists appointed to leadership roles at ASA

Three professors of sociology at the Maxwell School, all affiliated with the University’s Aging Studies Institute, have been named to leadership roles within the American Sociological Association (ASA), the premiere professional organization for scholarly research in sociology.
September 14, 2020

Monnat study on rural COVID-19 mortality rates published in the Journal of Rural Health

Kent Jason G. Cheng, Yue Sun & Shannon M. Monnat
September 14, 2020

See related: COVID-19, State & Local

Scholars join faculty for 2020-21; new chairs announced

Five tenure-track faculty members have joined the Maxwell School for the 2020-21 academic year. In addition, three current faculty members have been named chairs of their academic departments.
September 2, 2020

Purser named Montonna Professor, recognizing work with undergraduates

The Dr. Ralph E. Montonna Endowed Professorship for the Teaching and Education of Undergraduates fund is designed to provide support, in the form of a supplemental research fund, to a professor with notable engagement in undergraduate education. Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology, received this year's award.

August 31, 2020

Montez study on life expectancy, state policies featured in Huffington Post

“Across a huge range of issues, the more liberal version of state policies predicts longer life expectancy and the conservative version predicts shorter life expectancy.”
August 26, 2020

Connecting how we live with what keeps us living

The Aging, Health and Neuroscience cluster initiative has “encouraged a culture of collaboration,” says Professor Janet Wilmoth, chair of sociology and an expert on aging. “Syracuse University is creating structural change, in which opportunities are provided for developing innovative ideas."

August 24, 2020

Despair and Addiction

"Disability, obesity, and poor mental health all affect our long-term economic sustainability and social well-being. The underlying causes of many of these issues are deeply connected," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. "Social scientists are in a prime position to identify underlying social, economic, and policy-related mechanisms, and strategies to mitigate them."

August 18, 2020

Kurien quoted in Washington Post article on Harris's vice presidential nomination

"Trump knows this is an important, wealthy group, and I’m sure that’s why he’s seeking their support," says Prema Kurien, professor of sociology, of Trump's courting of the Indian American vote.

August 13, 2020

Yingyi Ma quoted in BBC article on Chinese students in the US

Chinese students in the U.S. are now "politicised and marginalised at an unprecedented level," as Washington is sending "very unfriendly signals," says Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology.

August 10, 2020

Montez-led study linking state policies to life expectancy in the Los Angeles Times

The tendency is to focus on what Americans behaviors in regards to obesity, smoking, and drug use, but state policies are so important.
August 5, 2020

Catherine Gerard concludes 15 years of leadership at PARCC

After serving as its director or co-director since 2005, Catherine Gerard has stepped down from her leadership role at the Maxwell School’s renowned Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC), effective July 1, 2020. Gerard will continue as an adjunct professor of public administration and associate director for the Executive Education Programs at Maxwell, and also continue her work as co-director of the Collaborative Governance Initiative at PARCC. 

July 30, 2020

Monnat article on rural population aging and health published in American Journal of Public Health

Leif Jensen, Shannon M. Monnat, John J. Green, Lori M. Hunter & Martin J. Sliwinski
July 28, 2020

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