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  • Recent Awards and Honors

    Research. Teaching. Scholarship. Service. Each year, Maxwell faculty, students and staff distinguish themselves as educators, investigators and future leaders committed to excellence in the public interest. Their awards and accolades are many. To follow is a partial list of notable recent honors.

  • Model UN team named distinguished delegation at DC conference

    Model UN team named distinguished delegation at DC conference

    A Syracuse University/Maxwell team participating in the National Model United Nations (NMUN) conference earlier this month was named a “Distinguished Delegation” for its portrayal of the Republic of Finland/Suomi. The conference, held in Washington, D.C., drew more than 1,000 college and university students from across the U.S. and nine other nations.
     
    Inaugural Otey and Barbara Scruggs graduate scholars named

    Inaugural Otey and Barbara Scruggs graduate scholars named

    The Maxwell School has named two graduate students as the inaugural Otey and Barbara Scruggs Graduate Scholars: John R. Barruzza, a PhD candidate in the history department, and Chelsea M. Thomas, a student in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program.
     
    Maxwell students named as 2017-18 SoldierStrong scholars

    Maxwell students named as 2017-18 SoldierStrong scholars

    Maxwell graduate students Mitch Forbes and Chris Tonsmeire, both U.S. military veterans, have been named as this year’s SoldierStrong scholars, under terms of a scholarship the SoldierStrong Foundation provides to veterans at the School. Forbes is pursuing an Executive MPA and Tonsmeire is a first-year MA student in international relations.
     
    Maxwell econ alum captures top prize in innovation competition

    Maxwell econ alum captures top prize in innovation competition

    Josh Aviv '15 BA (Econ), co-founder and CEO of SparkCharge, won grand prize at the Blackstone/Techstars global venture pitch competition in New York City on October 18, 2017.
     
    Yinger selected as APPAM's 2017 Steven D. Gold Award recipient

    Yinger selected as APPAM's 2017 Steven D. Gold Award recipient

    The award recognizes a person who has made a significant contribution to public financial management in the field of intergovernmental relations and state and local finance and is given annually by the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM).
     
    Sammies honor outstanding federal employees, innovative solutions

    Sammies honor outstanding federal employees, innovative solutions

    Maxwell alumna Emily Simonson '15 MPA/IR was part of the winning Urban Waters team led by director Surabhi Shah, which created public-private partnerships to clean and revive urban waterways and their surrounding lands. For their efforts, the team received the People’s Choice Award.

     
    Nabatchi awarded 2017 Sharon M. Pickett Award by the ACR

    Nabatchi awarded 2017 Sharon M. Pickett Award by the ACR

    Tina Nabatchi has been awarded the 2017 Sharon M. Pickett Award by the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) for her book Collaborative Governance Regimes (Georgetown University Press, 2015), co-authored with Kirk Emerson. The award recognizes contributions to environmental and public policy issues.
     
    Murrett inducted into Geospatial Intelligence Hall of Fame

    Murrett inducted into Geospatial Intelligence Hall of Fame

    The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) inducted the Geospatial Intelligence Hall of Fame Class of 2017 during a ceremony at the agency’s headquarters in Springfield, VA, Oct. 3, 2017. Among the inductees was INSCT Deputy Director Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), a former NGA director.
     
    CCE student named first Blackstone LaunchPad Engagement Scholar

    CCE student named first Blackstone LaunchPad Engagement Scholar

    Kennedy Patlan ’18, a major in citizenship and civic engagement in the Maxwell School, has been named the first Blackstone LaunchPad Engagement Scholar at Syracuse University. The Engagement Scholar position was created as a part of the LaunchPad’s goal to grow social enterprise ventures across the campus.
     
    Merril Silverstein elected to the Sociological Research Association

    Merril Silverstein elected to the Sociological Research Association

    Merril Silverstein, professor of sociology and Marjorie Cantor Endowed Professor in Aging, was elected to the Sociological Research Association (SRA), an honors society of sociology scholars dedicated to excellence in research.
     
    Jenny Sacks '08 BA (Soc) to receive Generation Orange Award

    Jenny Sacks '08 BA (Soc) to receive Generation Orange Award

    The Generation Orange Award recognizes alumni who have made an impact on campus and in their communities through volunteer work and philanthropy on behalf of Syracuse University. Read the full article here.
     
    Lopoo wins 2017 Birkhead-Burkhead Award

    Lopoo wins 2017 Birkhead-Burkhead Award

    Leonard M. Lopoo, professor of public administration and international affairs and director of the Maxwell School’s Center for Policy Research, is the 2017 recipient of the Birkhead-Burkhead Teaching Excellence Award and Professorship, an annual award that recognizes outstanding teaching in PAIA.

     
    PhD student Jennifer Brooks receives ASA Grad Student Paper Award

    PhD student Jennifer Brooks receives ASA Grad Student Paper Award

    Jennifer Brooks, a PhD student in sociology, is the recipient of the American Sociological Association Disability and Society Section 2017 Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award for the paper, “Just a Little Respect: Differences in Job Satisfaction among Individuals With and Without Disabilities.”
     
    Klotz to receive 2018 ENMISA Distinguished Scholar Award

    Klotz to receive 2018 ENMISA Distinguished Scholar Award

    ENMISA selected Audie Klotz, professor of political science, for the Distinguished Scholar Award. The award recognizes her strong impact in international relations not only due to her expertise and innovation in the field but also because of mentoring and inspiring new scholarship in international settings.
     
    Incoming MPA student Ryan Gross named 2017 Tillman Scholar

    Incoming MPA student Ryan Gross named 2017 Tillman Scholar

    Ryan Gross, an incoming student in Syracuse University’s #1-ranked master of public administration program in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, has been named a 2017 Tillman Scholar in a cohort of 61 U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses across the nation.
     
    Popp wins AERE award for paper on induced innovation and energy prices

    Popp wins AERE award for paper on induced innovation and energy prices

    David Popp received the 2017 Association of Environmental and Resource Economists( AERE) Publication of Enduring Quality Award for his for 2002 paper in the American Economic Review, "Induced Innovation and Energy Prices." The award recognizes works that are of seminal nature and with enduring value in environmental and resource economics.
     
    Campbell Conversations wins NYS Associated Press Association award

    Campbell Conversations wins NYS Associated Press Association award

    The Campbell Conversations, a public affairs interview radio program hosted by Professor Grant Reeher, was awarded first place from the New York State Associated Press Association in the Radio II/Public Service category for "Campbell Conversations: Katko, Deacon Hold First Debate for 24th Congressional District."
     
    Maxwell students awarded summer research and mentorship opportunity

    Maxwell students awarded summer research and mentorship opportunity

    Maxwell students Abigail Hamilton, Jennith Lucas, and Kelsey Scott were each selected to receive a $2,000 stipend to conduct research and other creative projects this summer under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
     
    Wasylenko appointed Maxwell Advisory Board Professor of Economics

    Wasylenko appointed Maxwell Advisory Board Professor of Economics

    David M. Van Slyke, dean of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, announced Friday the appointment of Michael Wasylenko as Maxwell Advisory Board Professor of Economics. This appointment recognizes his extraordinary service to the Maxwell School.
     
    Ebner awarded NEH funding to research Mussolini's rule in Africa

    Ebner awarded NEH funding to research Mussolini's rule in Africa

    Michael Ebner, associate professor and chair of history, was awarded a $6,000 Summer Stipend Research Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to conduct archival research in Rome on Mussolini’s rule in Africa.
     
    Hermann to receive the William Wasserstrom Prize for Graduate Teaching

    Hermann to receive the William Wasserstrom Prize for Graduate Teaching

    Margaret "Peg" Hermann, the Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs and director of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, will receive the 2017 William Wasserstrom Prize for the Teaching of Graduate Students on Friday, May 12, at 5 p.m. in the Schine Student Center’s Goldstein Auditorium.
     
    Maxwell students selected for 2017-18 Fulbright awards

    Maxwell students selected for 2017-18 Fulbright awards

    Rachel Brown-Weinstock ’17, sociology, citizenship and civic engagement, and policy studies; Frederick Cieri ’17, international relations; and Hasmik Djoulakian ’17, citizenship and civic engagement, were selected to participate in the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program.
     
    Maxwell students awarded Critical Language Scholarships

    Maxwell students awarded Critical Language Scholarships

    Ana Monzon, a graduate student in public diplomacy, Jade Rhoads, a junior majoring in geography, and Giovanna Saccoccio, a junior majoring in international relations, were selected as recipients of the Critical Language Scholarship. The program is supported by the U.S. Department of State.
     
    PhD candidate Jessie Speer awarded ACLS Dissertation Fellowship

    PhD candidate Jessie Speer awarded ACLS Dissertation Fellowship

    Jessie Speer, a PhD candidate in geography, was awarded a 2017 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for her dissertation, "Reimagining Home: Homeless Narratives As a Critique of Urban Housing." The fellowship supports a year of research and writing to help advanced graduate students in the last year of PhD dissertation writing.
     
    Maxwell student Maizy Ludden named 2017 Goldwater Scholar

    Maxwell student Maizy Ludden named 2017 Goldwater Scholar

    Maizy Ludden, a sophomore majoring in geography, has been named a 2017 Goldwater Scholar. The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor U.S. Sen. Barry Goldwater, the five-term senator from Arizona. Read more.
     
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