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Monnat Comments on Increase in US Suicide Rates in Grid Article

“There might be a small drop in one or two years, but the long-term trend has been an increase,” says Shannon Monnat, professor of sociology. She was interviewed for the Grid article, "U.S. suicide rates rose again in 2021, ending a brief decline during the covid pandemic."

October 14, 2022

Monnat Research on Mortality Trends Featured in New York Times Article

Professor of Sociology Shannon Monnat was also interviewed for the story, "‘There Are Two Americas Now: One With a B.A. and One Without’." 

October 6, 2022

Landes Discusses His Research on COVID Deaths, People with IDD in Disability Scoop Article

Scott Landes, associate professor of sociology, was interviewed for the Disability Scoop article, "COVID-19 Was Leading Killer Of People With Developmental Disabilities."

September 29, 2022

Kriesberg, Dayton Explain How Political and Social Conflicts Can Be Waged Constructively in New Book

Louis Kriesberg, Bruce W. Dayton

In their book, Louis Kriesberg, Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies, and political science alumnus Bruce W. Dayton ’99 Ph.D., senior research associate in the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration, explain how large-scale political and social conflicts can be waged more constructively, with more positive consequences and fewer destructive consequences for those involved.

September 29, 2022

New Research by Landes Finds COVID-19 Was Leading Cause of Death Among People with IDD in 2020

Scott Landes, Julia Finan, Margaret Turk

The COVID-19 mortality burden was greater for people with than without IDD during the first year of the pandemic.

September 20, 2022

See related: COVID-19, Longevity

Research by Landes on COVID Deaths, People with IDD Featured in Syracuse.com Article

"COVID-19 Mortality Burden and Comorbidity Patterns Among Decedents with and without Intellectual and Developmental Disability in the US," co-authored by Associate Professor of Sociology Scott Landes, was featured in the Syracuse.com article, "COVID-19 Mortality Burden and Comorbidity Patterns Among Decedents with and without Intellectual and Developmental Disability in the US."

September 20, 2022

Three Maxwell Professors Named O’Hanley Faculty Scholars

The Maxwell School is pleased to announce three new O’Hanley Faculty Scholars: Margarita Estévez-Abe, Scott Landes and Emily Wiemers.

September 16, 2022

U.S. State Preemption Laws and Working-Age Mortality

Douglas Wolf, Jennifer Karas Montez, Shannon Monnat

"U.S. State Preemption Laws and Working-Age Mortality," co-authored by Maxwell professors Douglas Wolf, Jennifer Karas Montez and Shannon Monnat, was published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

September 1, 2022

See related: Health Policy, Longevity

Maxwell Faculty Research on Paid Sick Leave, Mortality Rate Cited by CBS News, CTV News

"U.S. State Preemption Laws and Working-Age Mortality," co-authored by Maxwell professors Douglas Wolf, Jennifer Karas Montez and Shannon Monnat, was featured in CBS News and CTV News articles.

September 1, 2022

Self-Rated Physical Health Among Working-Aged Adults Along the Rural-Urban Continuum — US, 2021

Danielle Rhubart, Shannon Monnat

"Self-Rated Physical Health Among Working-Aged Adults Along the Rural-Urban Continuum — United States, 2021," co-authored by Professor Shannon Monnat, was published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

August 29, 2022

Rural-Urban Variation in COVID-19 Experiences and Impacts among U.S. Working-Age Adults

Shannon Monnat

This study investigates rural-urban differences in COVID-19 in terms of its impacts on the physical and mental health, social relationships, employment, and financial hardship of U.S. working-age adults (18–64).

August 29, 2022

See related: COVID-19

Hamersma, Purser Quoted in ProPublica Article on the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, Temp Workers

Maxwell professors Sarah Hamersma and Gretchen Purser were interviewed for the ProPublica article, "A Tax Credit Was Meant to Help Marginalized Workers Get Permanent Jobs. Instead It’s Subsidizing Temp Work."

August 24, 2022

See related: Labor, Taxation, United States

Maxwell School Welcomes New Faculty, Department Chairs for 2022-23

The Maxwell School welcomes several new faculty members and announces the appointment of three department chairs.

August 23, 2022

Research by Monnat, Sun Cited in New York Times Article on COVID Vaccination Rates

A research study on COVID vaccination rates co-authored by Professor Shannon Monnat and Ph.D. student Yue Sun was cited in the New York Times article, "In Rural America, COVID Hits Black and Hispanic People Hardest."

August 5, 2022

Maxwell School Announces 2022 Faculty Promotions

The Syracuse University Board of Trustees has approved promotions for 13 faculty members at the Maxwell School.
July 27, 2022

New Study by Purser Examines Afterlife of Mass Incarceration in a Reentry Housing Facility

Gretchen Purser, Madeleine Hamlin
"'Bodies in the Building': Incarceration’s Afterlife in a Reentry Housing Facility," co-authored by Associate Professor of Sociology Gretchen Purser and Maxwell alumna Madeleine Hamlin, was published in Social Science Review.
July 20, 2022

See related: Housing

Maxwell Experts Discuss Future Implications and Historical Context of Dobbs v. Jackson Ruling

The discussion covered the history of governing abortions in the U.S.; how the Dobbs v. Jackson decision might affect access to abortion and other reproductive services; impacts the decision could have on economic and health outcomes and voting behaviors in upcoming elections; and what precedent this decision might set for other Supreme Court decisions going forward. 

July 20, 2022

Montez Talks to Scientific American About the Growing Mortality Gap Between GOP and Dem Areas

University Professor and demographer Jennifer Karas Montez was quoted in the Scientific American article, "People in Republican Counties Have Higher Death Rates Than Those in Democratic Counties."

July 20, 2022

Purser Quoted in Syracuse.com Article on Amazon Warehouses, Labor Woes

Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology, was quoted in the Syracuse.com article, "Amazon overbuilt warehouses and faces labor woes. But at new site in Clay, it’s prime time."

June 30, 2022

Rural-Urban and Within-Rural Differences in COVID-19 Mortality Rates

Yue Sun, Kent Jason G. Cheng, Shannon Monnat
June 23, 2022

See related: COVID-19, Longevity

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