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Maxwell Students, Alumni Named Finalists for the 2024 Presidential Management Fellows Program

Administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the fellows program is a flagship leadership development opportunity for advanced-degree candidates who, if selected, receive two-year appointments within federal agencies. 

February 20, 2024

Maxwell Students Take Honors in City of Syracuse’s Inaugural Open Data Day

Encouraged by Associate Professor Michiko Ueda-Ballmer, the group of mostly MPA students used public data to address city transportation challenges.

January 10, 2024

From the Alumni Director: Mapping Our Impact

Director of Alumni Relations, Jess Murray's fall 2023 letter to alumni and friends. 
December 13, 2023

See related: Centennial

Ukrainian Students Find Refuge in a Community with a History of Supporting Those Impacted by War

Nearly two years after the full-scale Russian invasion, Ukrainian students find refuge in a community of scholars with a long history of supporting those impacted by war.

December 13, 2023

From the Dean: Considering Those Impacted by War and Taking Stock in Our Work

Dean David M. Van Slyke writes to alumni about the conflicts in the Middle East and in Ukraine. 
December 13, 2023

Alumna Strives to Keep Her Longtime Home in the Forefront

Before attending the Maxwell School to pursue an MPA, Linh Nguyen supported Ukraine’s work to rebuild Mariupol following Russia’s 2014 attacks.

December 11, 2023

Alumnus Dmytro Kuchirka Hopes to Return to Ukraine ‘to Make Life Better’ and Help Rebuild

He was in his senior year at the Maxwell School when the Russian invasion began.

December 8, 2023

Alumnus Ryan Smith Combines Love of Law and Sports With His Passion for Journalism

He anchors ESPN’s flagship show, ‘SportsCenter,’ and is a Sports Emmy-winning host of ESPN’s ‘Outside the Lines’ and ‘E:60’ programs.

December 6, 2023

See related: Media & Journalism

In Memoriam: Susan M. Walter, Advisor and Advocate

Susan M. Walter ’69 B.A. (Hist)/’71 M.A. (PSc) passed away on April, 23, 2023, at the age of 75. She had a distinguished career in government and private industry and authored two books.

December 4, 2023

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In Memoriam: Chris Snow, NHL Manager and Advocate

Chris Snow ’03 B.A. (PSt) passed away on Sept. 30, 2023, at the age of 42. He had a successful career in professional hockey and publicly lobbied, fundraised and raised awareness to help find a cure for ALS. 

December 4, 2023

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In Memoriam: Thomas P. Lauth, Higher Education Leader

Thomas P. Lauth ’76 Ph.D. (PSc) passed away on May 13, 2023, at the age of 85. He was a highly regarded professor and administrator.

December 4, 2023

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Gift Supports Professor's Work at the Intersection of Human Nature and Political Thought

Dennis Rasmussen is the first recipient of a fellowship created with a gift from Stephen Hagerty '93 M.P.A. and his wife, Lisa Altenbernd '93 M.P.A.

November 8, 2023

‘Time, Talent and Treasure’: Alumna Phaedra Stewart Gives from the Heart

The veteran human resources executive turned social entrepreneur shares her philosophy on life, work and the transformative power of positivity. 

November 3, 2023

See related: Centennial, Giving

Yilin Hou Honored with 2023 Aaron Wildavsky Award for Lifetime Achievement

Provided by the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, the award honors his contributions to public administration, budgeting, financial management and fiscal policy analysis.

October 18, 2023

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On the Eve of 100: Orange Central Attendees Hear Plans to Celebrate Maxwell’s Centennial

Dean David M. Van Slyke told the crowd that the year ahead will include celebrations and other engagement opportunities united by a theme borrowed from the Athenian Oath—‘Ever Strive.’

October 6, 2023

See related: Centennial, School History

‘Unearthing Africa's Long Lost Past’: Maxwell Professor Unearths England’s First Outpost

The remarkable discovery of Fort Kormantine by archaeologist Christopher DeCorse illuminates a critical period in Atlantic history. 

October 2, 2023

Trio of Maxwell Alumni Athletes Honored at Letterwinner Event

Kristyn Cook, Clothilde ‘Clo’ Ewing and John Wallace were celebrated for their athletic and career achievements.

September 25, 2023

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ASPI Director Hamid Ekbia Visits Spain to Discuss Challenges in Regulating AI

As part of ASPI’s global outreach program, Director Hamid Ekbia visited Spain in July 2023, where he met with Carme Artigas Brugal, Spain’s secretary of state for digitalization and artificial intelligence, and Maxwell Advisory Board member Javier Font '92 M.P.A. 

July 28, 2023

See related: Autonomous Systems, Europe

In Memoriam: Life Trustee Allan D. Sutton ’55 BA (PSc)

Through his generosity to Syracuse University, he had a profound impact on the reputation of the Department of Philosophy and advanced the careers of some of the nation’s brightest philosophy scholars. Sutton passed away on May 31, 2023, in his home in Rancho Santa Fe, California, at the age of 90.

June 29, 2023

See related: Centennial, In Memoriam

MPA Student’s Asphalt Mural Brightens Syracuse City Hall

Jessica Whitley ’18/’23 M.P.A. says her colorful design represents the city’s past, present and future.

June 27, 2023

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