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Alumna Kristen Patel named Gregg Professor of Practice at Maxwell

Kristen Patel will teach undergraduate courses in policy studies and graduate courses in public administration and international affairs. 

December 7, 2020

Ajello Fellows create open data repository of electric grid in Vietnam

In many ways, Nguyen Phan Bao Linh and Yu En Hsu seem like opposite sides of the same coin: both are international students enrolled in Maxwell’s #1 ranked M.P.A. program, both are among the first to pursue the program’s new certificate in Data Analytics for Public Policy, and—when the pandemic hit the U.S. last spring—both reached out to their favorite professor for help navigating the uncertainties of finishing the program.
November 13, 2020

Peace Corps, Fulbright evacuees find community, opportunity at Maxwell

on a Monday morning in mid-March, Jeremy Gonzalez opened his email and learned he was being immediately evacuated from his Peace Corps post in West Timor, Indonesia. Although the COVID-19 pandemic had already prompted travel restrictions around the world, his evacuation orders were sudden and frantic.
October 29, 2020

Syracuse, An All-Comers Kind of City

A key reason why immigrant and refuge communities are able to gain a foothold is Syracuse’s manageable size coupled with the low cost of living. “We’re a small enough city,” says organizational management consultant Judy Mower ’80 M.A. (SPsy)/’84 Ph.D. (SPsy), “where people can build webs of relationships up and down the economic and social strata, and sideways from group to group.”

October 26, 2020

Innovation in the Salt City

Both school and community benefit from intentional partnerships like the i-team, according to Jonnell Robinson, assistant professor of geography. The focus on data analysis, for example, also serves the city’s pursuit of government and foundation grants. Students, meanwhile, connect to real-world problems, preparing them for employment in data and innovation offices.

October 2, 2020

Win-Win-Win Situation

Maxwell School’s X Lab is helping the City of Syracuse collect overdue property taxes by redesigning their letters with a graphic, attention-grabbing message that has resulted in nearly $100,000 of unlikely payments. The X Lab, created a year and a half ago, has the potential for other scholars, offering students real-world sandboxing opportunities and working with public and nonprofit clients at a lower cost than private consultants.

October 2, 2020

Overcoming obstacles

Broadnax Scholar Aaron Brink-Johnson hopes to connect government and disadvantaged communities.
September 21, 2020

In Memoriam: John Burdick Remembered for Teaching, Advocacy

John Burdick died July 4 of cancer at age 61. He leaves a strong legacy of teaching and research at Syracuse University, of social change in the Syracuse community and of social justice in South America.
August 19, 2020

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Despair and Addiction

"Disability, obesity, and poor mental health all affect our long-term economic sustainability and social well-being. The underlying causes of many of these issues are deeply connected," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. "Social scientists are in a prime position to identify underlying social, economic, and policy-related mechanisms, and strategies to mitigate them."

August 18, 2020

In Memoriam: Remembering Renowned Geographer Donald Meinig

Donald Meinig, a renowned figure in the field of cultural and historical geography, died on June 13 in Syracuse, at the age of 95.
July 13, 2020

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Year One

The Scruggs Scholarship is an example of how Maxwell (and Syracuse University) are working hard to make sure that successful freshmen continue.

June 1, 2020

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Bridging Strengths

With cluster and other prioritized hires, Maxwell is helping the University build research strength on topics that cross disciplines.
June 1, 2020

Undergrads@Maxwell: Guidance

Supporting the curricular and experiential programs, Maxwell and its partners at the College of Arts and Sciences are ratcheting up efforts to guide students toward the right classes and the best careers.
January 13, 2020

A Bachelor's at Maxwell: Tapping into Maxwell's Best

“Tomorrow’s careers will require individuals with critical and synthetic thinking, analytical and analogical reasoning, written and oral presentation skills, and diverse and global experiences,” says Maxwell Dean David Van Slyke. “That’s a tall order for any university, school or program. But at the Maxwell School, these have always been our goals, and undergraduates will find professors, staff, fellow students and alumni who share this broad outlook.”

January 13, 2020

Alumni Profile: Lines of Communication

To counteract anti-American reporting, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks' role is “to expand the spectrum of ideas, opinions, and perspectives available in the [region’s] media,” says MBN's senior vice president Nart Bouran ’89 B.A. (IR). 

January 10, 2020

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alumni profile unintended consequences

Serin Houston documents how one city’s pursuit of progressive ideals sometimes delivers contrary outcomes.
January 10, 2020

alumni profile immigrants like me

Martine Kalaw advocates for those fighting deportation—as she once did.
January 10, 2020

See related: U.S. Immigration

Alumni Profile Buddy Stories

A play adaptation of Mike Stanton's '79 B.A. (PSc) book "The Prince of Providence" about former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci has opened to rave reviews at the Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, with plans for Broadway and a movie.

January 10, 2020

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student profile health administration

Ghanaian physician Laud Boateng will use his MPA/IR to improve health policy worldwide. When primary-care physician Laud Boateng started as health director of Ghana’s Nkwanta North District in 2015, one in four women there delivered babies at home, putting both at risk. By the time he left four years later to begin his MPA/IR at Maxwell, only half as many women delivered at home. “We are now a model district,” he says.
January 10, 2020

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South African Connection

 “I want to pass on as much as I can from my own experience in local NGOs to the next generation,” says former Humphrey Fellow Dee Moskoff '15 M.P.A., who offers internship opportunities in South Africa as the director of the nonprofit Connect Network.

January 10, 2020

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