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Yingyi Ma Weighs in on Lack of AAPI History Taught in Schools in South China Morning Post

Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology and director of Asian and Asian-American Studies, says it’s "actually very common" for students to complete their primary and secondary education with little, if any, attention paid to AAPI-related topics. 
May 17, 2021

2021 One University Awards Recipients Include Several from Maxwell

Syracuse University announced its 2021 One University Awards, honoring members of the University community for their scholarship, teaching, academic achievement, leadership and service.
May 10, 2021

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Purser quoted in Law360 article on extended CDC anti-eviction order

"The need for rental assistance and a massive influx of cash to deal with this is really, really great," says Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology. "The question now is what will happen [after] June." 
April 2, 2021

Ma featured in Chronicle of Higher Education piece on international students, racism in US

 "The very fact that six out of eight victims are Asian women definitely makes the violence racialized and gendered," says Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology. "And given that 70 percent of all international students in the United States are from Asia, I think that would definitely make them very, very afraid."
April 2, 2021

Landes speaks to PBS about COVID-19 vaccines for people with IDD

"It's not been surprising, on one hand, that states have not prioritized this group, because that's historically been the case," says Scott Landes, associate professor of sociology. "It's been disappointing, because the evidence was there pre-pandemic and the evidence is there now that this group is at higher risk." 
April 1, 2021

Monnat examines opioid misuse, family structure in new study

Alexander Chapman, Ashton M. Verdery & Shannon M. Monnat
March 26, 2021

Landes talks to CBS about COVID-19 reporting of people with IDD

Scott Landes, associate professor of sociology and co-author of a recent study that found that those with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) living in group homes may be more likely to die from COVID-19, says the pandemic has exposed shortcomings in the medical community "as we've made decisions on who we collect data on, what we report, who we emphasize, who gets prioritization."
March 11, 2021

Harrington Meyer talks to AARP about grandparenting special needs kids

 About 17 percent of children are diagnosed with some kind of disability, says University Professor Madonna Harrington Meyer, co-author of the book "Grandparenting Children With Disabilities." While that percentage seems to be increasing, support programs for families are not, she says.
March 2, 2021

Five Maxwell scholars contribute to aging studies handbook

Jennifer Brooks, Andrew London, Jennifer Karas Montez, Emily Wiemers, Janet Wilmoth
March 1, 2021

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Monnat discusses increase in overdoses during the pandemic in VICE

"At its core, I think addiction is about a need for connection," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. "My research shows that work, family and community are the three most important factors for understanding why drug overdose rates are higher in some places than others. Work, family and community are the three arenas where we derive meaning and purpose from our lives. If we don’t have those connections, we might seek it out elsewhere, for example with drugs."
February 22, 2021

Monnat quoted in Syracuse.com article on Onondaga County deaths

The reason behind 2020′s death toll is further muddied by the fact that the shutdown might have, paradoxically, saved some lives. "It could be that deaths from certain causes declined and therefore offset the increase due to COVID," says Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. 
February 17, 2021

Monnat study on US policies, rural population health published in Public Policy & Aging Report

Danielle C. Rhubart, Shannon M. Monnat, Leif Jensen & Claire Pendergrast
February 12, 2021

London, Hoy examine same-sex sexuality and divorce risk in new study

Andrew S. London & Aaron Hoy
February 3, 2021

See related: Sexual Identity

Montez quoted in Undark article on state policies, life expectancy

Professor Jennifer Karas Montez was quoted in the Undark article, "Are Conservative Policies Shortening American Lives?"
February 2, 2021

Landes study on signature authority, cause of death accuracy published

J. Dalton Stevens & Scott D. Landes
January 27, 2021

In Memoriam: Sid Lerner '53, Benefactor of Maxwell's Lerner Center, Dies at 90

During his career, the legendary advertising executive represented such well-known brands as Maxwell House and Texaco, and created memorable campaigns including “Please Don’t Squeeze the Charmin” featuring Mr. Whipple.
January 22, 2021

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