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Alum Nick Armstrong Uses Data to Help Veterans Achieve Their Goals

Nick Armstrong '08 M.P.A./'14 Ph.D. (SSc) directs IVMF’s multi-disciplinary team of applied social scientists, evaluators, and data engineers to crunch the numbers and conduct applied research that empower government, industry and philanthropic decision making on veteran- and family-related issues.
November 15, 2021

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Virtual happy hour connects Online Executive MPA

Executive M.P.A. students, faculty and alumni toasted each other during a recent virtual networking happy hour as they listened to three current students share insights about pursuing and working in elected office. The quarterly event nurtures networking among participants in Maxwell's 30-credit, online program for professionals with at least five years’ experience in management. It also encourages members of different cohorts to exchange ideas.
November 12, 2021

A Pledge to Transform Education

A gift by Ben ’84 and Marcia Baldanza ’86 inspires a joint initiative aimed at closing the achievement gap by diversifying teachers. 

November 8, 2021

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Maxwell supports local government at ICMA conference

Student, faculty and alumni participation at the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) conference in early October highlights the Maxwell School's continued and strengthened focus on training for and collaborating with state and local governments.
October 27, 2021

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Couple’s Gift Seeks to Ease the Burden of First-Generation Students

Kenneth ’80 and Mindy Sosne ’81 have pledged $100,000 to establish an endowed scholarship at their alma mater. The Kenneth and Mindy Sosne Scholarship will be awarded to first-generation students at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. “We’ve made a path for ourselves, professionally and financially, and now we want to give back,” says Mindy. “We want to make others’ lives easier.”
October 22, 2021

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Public Housing Violence Research Earns Top Honor

Madeleine ‘Maddy’ Hamlin, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in geography at the Maxwell School, was one of 8 doctoral students to have been named an H.F. Guggenheim Emerging Scholar. The $25,000 award supports and recognizes promising graduate-student researchers in their final year of writing a doctoral dissertation.
October 20, 2021

Alumna Amy Donahue Named Provost of US Coast Guard Academy

Donahue ’96 M.P.A./’00 Ph.D. (PA) serves as the principal adviser to the superintendent in all matters relating to the academic program and faculty.
September 29, 2021

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In Memoriam: Joseph Strasser, ‘Forever an Important Figure in our History’

He was among the Maxwell School’s most generous benefactors.

September 27, 2021

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Alumni Spotlight: Alex Lynch '16 Brings Maxwell Lessons to the NYPD

He credits his citizenship and civic engagement senior action plan with shaping the course of his professional career.
September 21, 2021

MPA grad turned Excelsior Fellow: 'It’s an honor to work with the state'

Ari Epstein ’14 M.P.A. was accepted into New York’s two-year Excelsior Service Fellowship Program.
September 20, 2021

Lisa Gordon '90 MPA to be honored at Orange Circle Awards ceremony

Lisa Y. Gordon ’90 M.P.A., president and chief executive officer of Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, is among the 2021 Orange Circle Award winners honored during Coming Back Together 2021.
September 2, 2021

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At Maxwell, NY’s 57th Governor Was ‘All Competence and Hard Work’

Kathy Hochul ’80 B.A. (PSc) is the first woman to hold the state’s highest office. 

August 28, 2021

Feeding the Next Generation

Catherine Bertini has guided many students to the World Food Programme, the United Nations organization honored with a Nobel Peace Prize. 
July 27, 2021

Student Spotlight: Compassion for Community

Senior scholar Lia Chabot ’21 B.S. (Econ/CCE) combines academic interests with real-world experiences and activism in pursuing goals.
July 21, 2021

A Call to be ‘Audacious and Bold’

Maxwell's advisory board has a vital role in guiding the School's efforts in diversity, equity and inclusion.
July 20, 2021

Gift Honors Professor, Seeks to Broaden Connections to Asia

Yang Ni ’95 and his wife, Xiaoqing Li ’96 have donated $150,000 to establish a scholarship fund in memory of Manfred Stanley, professor emeritus of sociology. They’ve also given $350,000 to Maxwell to establish the Yang Ni and   Xiaoqing Li Endowment Fund for U.S.-China/Asia Relations to encourage greater connections between Maxwell faculty and scholars in China and Asia. 
July 14, 2021

See related: China, Giving

Alumni Spotlight: Into the Fray

Carolyn Bourdeaux ’03 Joins Congress Days Before Capitol Riot
July 12, 2021

Alumna Oversees Students in NYS Assembly Where She Once Interned

Vanessa Salman ’17 B.A. (PSc) found her experience as an intern with the New York State legislature so powerful she returned for a full-time position after graduating from Maxwell.
June 23, 2021

Laurence promoted to professor of management at the University of Michigan

Gregory Laurence ’04 M.A.I.R. is now a professor of management at the University of Michigan-Flint School of Management. He has also been named director of graduate studies, Center of Japanese Studies, at Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus.
June 2, 2021

Executive Education grad serves on panel merging mental health, addiction services

Lisa Hoeschele ’03 M.A. (PA) recently served on a committee guiding a merger of NY's Office of Mental Health and Office of Addiction Services and Supports.
May 17, 2021

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