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Maxwell Alumna, Jet Blue President Receives Arents Award

Joanna Geraghty ’97 J.D./M.A. (IR) was presented with Syracuse University’s highest alumni honor, the George Arents Award, during the 2022 Alumni Awards Celebration held during Orange Central on Sept. 30.  

December 7, 2022

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Alumnus Josh Aviv Introduces President Biden

Josh Aviv '15 B.A. (Econ), founder and CEO of SparkCharge, was invited to introduce Biden before the president signed off on the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act.

December 7, 2022

National Geographic Writer Credits History Capstone with Preparing Her for a Journalism Career

Amy McKeever '06 B.A. (Hist), senior writer and editor for National Geographic in Washington, D.C., says research she conducted for her capstone thesis was her "first real exposure to an intense research project and helped her understand how to dig for historical documents and other primary sources."

December 6, 2022

Maxwell Courses and Peace Corps Work Prepare Alumna for Public Service Work in DC

Teena Curry '07 M.P.A. is now a private enterprise office for USAID and says her Maxwell courses and humanitarian work with the Peace Corps prepared her for the public service role.

December 6, 2022

Maxwell Alum Launches ‘Dream Job’ Pairing Geography, Drones and Data in Washington, DC

Andy Paladino ’18 B.A. (Geog) pairs geolocation information with vision data and other software to provide analytics for commercial and government clients.

December 5, 2022

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Daly Discusses the Protests in China on CNN

"This is the first time since Tiananmen that there have been national protests—they’re not really nation-wide, they’re in about 16 different provinces—about one issue," says Robert Daly, adjunct professor in the Maxwell-in-Washington program.

November 30, 2022

See related: China, COVID-19, Government

Alumnus Says MPA Provided a Global Perspective, Preparing Him for Career with the World Bank

Hugo Brousset ’13 works with the bank’s Partnership for Economic Inclusion, focusing on social protection with a global scope. 

November 17, 2022

DC Attorney Credits Her Maxwell Mentor for Successful Career in International Human Rights

Zuleika Rivera ’15 B.A. (PSc/PSt) is the LGBTI program officer for the D.C.-based International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights. "It was through her [Gladys McCormick] that I discovered there are careers in the human rights field,” says Rivera.

November 11, 2022

Training Fiscal Leaders for the Department of Defense

Students in the program complete coursework to earn an executive master of public administration degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and a master of business administration degree with a concentration in business analytics from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management.

October 25, 2022

At Maxwell, George Washington Finds Company

A new exhibit, titled “A Conversation with George Washington” is part of an ongoing, wide-ranging effort to foster inclusion and elicit conversations over a central theme of importance to the Maxwell community: citizenship. 

October 7, 2022

Coach Boeheim to Students: ‘You Have to Do What Your Heart Tells You to Do’

The Maxwell School welcomed Syracuse University men’s basketball head coach Jim Boeheim ’66, G’73 on Sept. 9, for a wide-ranging discussion about the intersection of life, basketball and citizenship. Boeheim took the stage with Chris Faricy, associate professor of political science and Hicker Family Professor in Renewing Democratic Community.

September 21, 2022

See related: Social Justice

Basketball Legend’s Gift Turns ‘Frustration to Hope’

The Hicker Family Professorship in Renewing Democratic Community has been established with a generous gift by Orange alumnus George Hicker ’68 and his wife, Kathy. Chris Faricy, associate professor of political science, has been selected to hold a new professorship.

August 31, 2022

Alumnus Christopher Waters Quoted in BBC Article on Tracing Slave Names and Origins

Alumnus Christopher Waters was quoted in the BBC article, "'There's power in names': Antigua unearths lost ancestors."

June 29, 2022

Research Paper Co-Authored by Purser, Hennigan Receives Working Class Studies Association Award

“Both Sides of the Paycheck: Recommending Thrift to the Poor in Job Readiness Programs," co-authored by Associate Professor of Sociology Gretchen Purser and Brian Hennigan '13 M.A. (Geog)/'21 Ph.D. (Geog), was awarded the John Russo & Sherry Linkon Award for Published Article or Essay for Academic or General Audiences by the Working-Class Studies Association.

June 22, 2022

France’s Highest Civilian Honor

Ralph Hockley ’49 was honored with the Legion of Honor, France’s highest civilian accolade.

June 15, 2022

See related: Awards & Honors

Basketball Legend John Wallace '12 Says Tubman Field Study 'Was an Awesome Experience’

The former NBA player is among the many athletes who participated in the summer course at the Harriet Tubman Home.

June 15, 2022

‘An Incredible Endeavor’

In Harriet Tubman’s bicentennial year, alumni and faculty reflect on their role preserving her legacy and take stock of new milestones, including a national park designation, a book and the $20 bill. 

June 15, 2022

Paying it Forward

Louise Gartner Birkhead ’52 M.P.A. has made a gift to help ease the financial burden of current and future students.

June 15, 2022

See related: Giving

New Graduate Hailey Womer Co-Authors Washington Post Article Based on Honors Thesis

"We couldn’t find religious bias in news coverage of the Supreme Court," co-authored by recent graduate Hailey Womer and Mark Brockway, faculty fellow in political science, was published in the Washington Post.

June 2, 2022

Alumni Ambassador Assistance Leads to Student's Impromptu Chat with President-Elect of Chile

The lucky coincidence was a highlight of Rohan Popenoe’s research trip to Chile, made possible by several Syracuse University programs and people.

May 31, 2022

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