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New Montonna Professor Named at Maxwell School

Azra Hromadžić, associate professor of anthropology, was recently awarded the Dr. Ralph E. Montonna Endowed Professorship for the Teaching and Education of Undergraduates. She will hold the professorship for the 2022-23 academic year. 

July 13, 2022

Maxwell School Launches Center for Policy Design and Governance

It will serve as a hub for scholars, policymakers and students to examine the design and impact of policies that communities use to solve public problems. 
July 7, 2022

Ukraine Crisis Highlights Varied Humanitarian Response

Lamis Abdelaaty’s research explores how discrimination toward vulnerable people fleeing conflict can have a damaging impact.  

June 15, 2022

See related: Human Rights, Russia, Ukraine

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

Canada Bound

Student Maggie Sardino has been selected as a recipient of a 2022 award through the Fulbright Canada Mitacs Globalink Program. 

 
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

Counting Clicks

Researchers in the Maxwell X Lab are gauging the effectiveness of various student recruitment tools.  

June 14, 2022

See related: Education

MPA/MA (IR) Student Selected as a 2022 Boren Fellow

Christopher Beardsley, an M.P.A./M.A. (IR) student, has been named a 2022 Boren Fellow. Boren Awards fund students to study critical languages through immersive experiences abroad. Applicants must articulate a commitment to public service and national security.

June 10, 2022

Herrold Awarded Fulbright to Study Grassroots Community Change in Serbia

Catherine Herrold, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, is heading to Serbia for seven months in the Spring 2023 semester. She will live and work in local communities there, interact extensively with local residents and collaborate with scholars at the University of Belgrade.

June 8, 2022

See related: Europe, Grant Awards

Huber Explores the Climate Change Crisis as a Class Problem in New Book

Matthew Huber

Huber, professor of geography and the environment, focuses on the everyday material struggle of the working-class over access to energy, food, housing and transportation. Huber argues that these necessities are core industries that need to be decarbonized.

June 8, 2022

See related: Climate Change

Maxwell Faculty, Graduate Students Contribute to New Social Sciences Book

Edited by Susan C. Scrimshaw, Sandra D. Lane, Robert A. Rubinstein, Julian Fisher

Faculty members Robert Rubinstein and Sandra Lane are among the co-editors and contributors to this handbook, which investigates the social contexts of health—including food and nutrition, race, class, ethnicity, trauma, gender, mental illness and the environment—to explain the complicated nature of illness. 

June 2, 2022

‘We are a New Generation of Young and Enthusiastic Leaders’

Jahongir Aminjanov ’22 shares refugee experience in his Graduate Convocation address.

May 17, 2022

See related: Awards & Honors

Maxwell Prepared Mike Tirico ’88 for his ‘Most Challenging Assignment’

A bachelor’s degree from the Maxwell School and the College of Arts and Sciences helped prepare famed broadcaster Mike Tirico to take on one of the toughest assignments of his storied career: the 2022 Winter Olympics in Bejing, China.

May 16, 2022

See related: Awards & Honors

Sociologist Shannon Monnat to Lead Center for Policy Research

A demographer and sociologist whose work focuses on population health will serve as the next director of the Center for Policy Research (CPR), the oldest interdisciplinary social science research program at the Maxwell School. Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion and professor of sociology, will begin the position on July 1, 2022. 

May 16, 2022

Chilean President Travels Coach—Right Next to a Maxwell Student

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

May 10, 2022

A Day to Celebrate Public Service

The Maxwell School celebrated four champions of public service at the inaugural Awards of Excellence in Washington, D.C. 

May 2, 2022

See related: Awards & Honors

Maxwell Alums to Receive Honorary Degrees at 2022 Commencement

Howard “Howie” Phanstiel ’70 B.A. (PSc)/’71 M.P.A. and Gloria Somolekae ’94 Ph.D. (PA), will be awarded honorary degrees during Commencement exercises for their distinguished accomplishments in their professional careers and in service to others.

April 29, 2022

See related: Awards & Honors

Moynihan Honoree Simon Weschle to Give Remarks at Convocation

Simon Weschle, assistant professor of political science, is this year’s recipient of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award for Teaching and Research. The award will be presented at the Maxwell School’s Graduate Convocation on Friday, May 13. 

April 28, 2022

See related: Awards & Honors

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