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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.

  • Anthropology Professor Hans Buechler marks 50 years of service

    Syracuse University honored Hans Buechler, professor of anthropology, for 50 years of service at the One University Awards on April 12, 2019. Buechler is an anthropologist at heart. He is fascinated by people and their stories—where they come from, what they do in their working lives and how it shapes their world view.


    Policy Studies student Kyle Rosenblum named 2020 Senior Class Marshal

    The Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience has announced Kyle Rosenblum, a student in Maxwell's Policy Studies Program, and Serena Ogie Evah Omo-Lamai as the Senior Class Marshals for the Class of 2020. As Senior Class Marshals, Rosenblum and Omo-Lamai will represent and lead their class during Syracuse University’s 166th Commencement ceremony.


    Supreme Court scholar Thomas Keck is a 2019 Carnegie Fellow

    Thomas M. Keck, professor of political science and the Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics at Maxwell, has been named a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. The award is for a period of up to two years, and its anticipated result is a book or major study. Keck’s Carnegie-funded project is titled “Free Expression and Judicial Power.”


    Four Maxwell students named 2019 Syracuse University Scholars

    Dina Eldawy (International Relations/Citizenship and Civic Engagement), Crystal Letona (Policy Studies), Danielle Schaf (Anthropology), and Nathan Shearn (Anthropology) were among the twelve seniors named as the 2019 Syracuse University Scholars, the highest undergraduate honor that the University bestows.


    Ma wins fellowship from the National Committee on US China Relations

    Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology and director of Syracuse University’s Asian/Asian American Studies program, has been awarded a Public Intellectual Program (PIP) fellowship from the National Committee on U.S. China Relations. The highly competitive fellowship provides support for scholars who specialize on China and directly engage with public and policy communities.


    Brege awarded Harvard University’s Villa I Tatti Fellowship

    Brian Brege, assistant professor of history, has been awarded a Villa I Tatti Fellowship from Harvard University. The fellowship houses scholars for one-year, with full stipend, at the I Tatti Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence, Italy. Brege will use the fellowship to continue his research on the development of capitalism in Tuscany during the Italian Renaissance.


    Murphy awarded fellowship from John Carter Brown Library

    Tessa Murphy, assistant professor of history, has been awarded a long-term fellowship from the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University. As part of the fellowship, Murphy will spend the 2019-20 academic year in residence at the library, where she will have access to their extensive collections of historical documents.


    Sultana awarded international 2019 Glenda Laws Award by AAG

    Farhana Sultana has been awarded the 2019 Glenda Laws Award. The Glenda Laws Award is administered by the American Association of Geographers (AAG) and endorsed by members of the Institute of Australian Geographers, the Canadian Association of Geographers, and the Institute of British Geographers. The annual award and honorarium recognize outstanding contributions to geographic research on social issues.


    Hou paper on China’s property tax plan earns prestigious Pu Shan award

    Yilin Hou, professor of public administration and international affairs and senior research associate at the Center for Policy Research, has won a prestigious economic policy research award from the Pu Shan Foundation of China. The paper, "Real Property Tax: Ability to Pay, Distribution of Tax Burden, and Redistribution Effects," is co-authored with Hou’s former doctoral student Ping Zhang, associate professor at Fudan University in Shanghai, China.


    Sezgin awarded NEH fellowship to study democratization of Islamic laws

    Yüksel Sezgin has received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellowship, supporting research into the complex interplay between democracy and Muslim Family Laws (MFLs) in non-uslim-majority countries. He will use the $60,000 fellowship to work on a book-length comparative study of the democratization of Islamic laws in Greece, Ghana, India and Israel.


    Baltagi awarded 2018 Kuwait Prize in Economics by KFAS

    Badi Baltagi, Distinguished Professor of Economics, was awarded the 2018 Kuwait Prize in Economics and Social Sciences (Economy) by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS). The Kuwait Prize recognizes Arab scientists across the globe who have made outstanding lifetime contributions in their research fields.


    The Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion announces grant winners

    The Lerner Center is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural Faculty Fellows Grant Program. The purpose of the Fellows Grant Program is to fund population health or health promotion research at SU that focuses on impacting health behaviors, institutions, systems, or policies to reduce risk for and/or consequences of chronic disease and/or premature mortality at the individual, community, or societal levels.


    Model UN team named distinguished delegation at conference in DC

    The Syracuse University-Maxwell School Model United Nations team was named a “Distinguished Delegation” for its portrayal of the the Arab Republic of Egypt at the National Model United Nations conference held November 9-11, 2018, in Washington, DC. Thirteen students majoring in international relations participated as delegates in the academic conference.


    IR/CCE student Dina Eldawy named second Marshall Scholar in SU history

    Dina Eldawy, an international relations and CCE student, has been named a 2019 recipient of the prestigious Marshall Scholarship. She is the second Marshall Scholar in Syracuse University history. Funded by the British government, the Marshall Scholarship finances outstanding American students to study in the United Kingdom.


    Four Maxwell students selected as 2019 PMF finalists

    The Maxwell School is proud to announce that four of its current students have been selected as finalists for the highly competitive 2019 Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF).


    Maxwell alum Joseph Strasser recipient of 2018 Arents Award

    Joseph Strasser ’53 BA (History)/’58 MPA, one of the School’s most significant donors of all time, awarded Syracuse University’s highest alumni honor.


    Alumnus Josh Aviv wins $1 million startup competition

    Joshua Aviv ’14 BA (Econ)/G’17 (iSchool), founder and CEO of SparkCharge, a company that produces a portable, fast charging battery unit for electric vehicles, has earned the top prize of $1 million at the 43North startup competition.


    D'Amico receives 2018 James Duah-Agyeman Award for Faculty

    In recognition of her "service, dedication, and commitment," Francine D'Amico, teaching professor of international relations, was awarded the 2018 James Duah-Agyeman Award for Faculty from the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Syracuse University.


    Maxwell announces promotions, tenure for eight faculty

    The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs is pleased to announce the promotion of eight distinguished individuals from Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, and Sociology.


    Maxwell students Marcus Lane, Taj Harris receive Clements Awards

    Tajanae (Taj) Harris '20 BA (Anth) and Marcus Lane '19 BA (PSt) were among the 2018 recipients of the Mark and Pearle Clements Internship Award. The award is intended to enable Syracuse University students to undertake unique internships that wouldn't be possible without financial help.


    Kutcher receives graduate faculty recognition award

    Norman Kutcher, associate professor and chair of history, was among the eight recipients of the 2018 Excellence in Graduate Education Faculty Recognition Award. The award honors faculty who have a significant, positive influence on graduate education at Syracuse University through their commitment to superior graduate teaching, dedication to departmental and community presence, and research initiatives.


    Maxwell students receive Fulbright UK Summer Institute grants

    Kevin Treadway, a freshman history and political science major, and Janaisa Walker, a sophomore policy studies major, have been named as student cultural ambassadors through the US-UK Fulbright Commission’s UK Summer Institute program. The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are fully funded three- to four-week summer study programs for first- and second-year U.S. undergraduates.


    History student Tammy Hong named 2018 Seinfeld Scholar

    Tammy Hong, a history major in the Maxwell School, has been named a Syracuse University 2018 Seinfeld Scholar. The Seinfeld Scholar Program recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to the beauty of the world, to human values and to ending human abuse anywhere in the world.


    Popp to receive the William Wasserstrom Prize for Graduate Teaching

    David Popp will receive the 2018 William Wasserstrom Prize for the Teaching of Graduate Students at the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony on Friday, May 11, at 5 p.m. in the Schine Student Center’s Goldstein Auditorium. The Wasserstrom Prize is named for the great English professor at the University who died in 1985.


    Maxwell students selected for 2018-19 Fulbright awards

    Luke Chadwick, a senior majoring in economics and international relations, and Sara Schleicher, a senior majoring in political science, were selected to participate in the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program. Chizobam Nwagwu, a senior majoring in policy studies, was selected to receive a Fulbright research grant.


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