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Pralle Quoted in ABC 7 Chicago Article on Flooding in Cook County

"We're getting lots of intense rain in short periods of time. And that just means that a lot of the drainage systems in cities, especially with old sort of infrastructure, can't handle that amount of runoff in that quick of a time," says Sarah Pralle, associate professor of political science.

October 5, 2023

Reeher Weighs In on the GOP’s Internal Strife in The Hill

“This kind of division is one we’ve seen for a very long time and so there is nothing new here. This was evident when McCarthy got the position in the first place—on the 15th vote—and that got a lot of attention,” says Grant Reeher, professor of political science.

October 4, 2023

Maxwell Sociologists Honored and Elected to Leadership Positions at ASA Annual Meeting

Prema Kurien and Janet M. Wilmoth received awards, and several faculty colleagues were elected to roles in the American Sociological Association. 

October 4, 2023

Huber Discusses the Climate Class War in UnHerd Article

"Rather than tackling the problem of who owns and controls fossil-fuel based production (a relative minority of society), carbon behaviouralism aims its sights on the “irresponsible” choices of millions of consumers of all classes," writes Matt Huber, professor of geography and the environment.

October 3, 2023

Murrett Talks to Military Times, Wash Examiner About Retiring Chair of the Joint Chiefs, Mark Milley

"I think, after the dust settles and we've had a chance to look at it in retrospect, Mark's reputation is going to stand up very well, and I'm confident that 20 or 30 years from now, the historians going to be very kind to him," says Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs.

October 3, 2023

Health Equity for People With IDD Requires Vast Improvements to Data Collection

Scott D. Land, Margaret A. Turk

"Health equity for people with intellectual and developmental disability requires vast improvements to data collection: Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic," co-authored by Associate Professor of Sociology Scott Landes, was published in Disability and Health Journal.

October 2, 2023

Did Gender Egalitarianism Weaken Religiosity in Baby Boom Women? A Developmental-Historical Approach

Merril Silverstein, Woosang Hwang, Jeung Hyun Kim, Maria T Brown

"Did Gender Egalitarianism Weaken Religiosity in Baby Boom Women? A Developmental-Historical Approach," co-authored by Professor of Sociology Merril Silverstein, was published in Sociology of Religion.

October 2, 2023

‘Unearthing Africa's Long Lost Past’: Maxwell Professor Unearths England’s First Outpost

The remarkable discovery of Fort Kormantine by archaeologist Christopher DeCorse illuminates a critical period in Atlantic history. 

October 2, 2023

Doctoral Candidate Says Project Provided an ‘Extraordinary Opportunity’

Matthew O’Leary joined the team of archaeologists led by Maxwell Professor Christopher DeCorse in coastal Ghana this past summer.

October 2, 2023

The Shadow of the Confederacy: Culture, Institutions, and the Geography of Racial Animus in the US

Samuel Bazzi, Andreas Ferrara, Martin Fiszbein, Thomas Pearson, Patrick Testa

"The Shadow of the Confederacy: Culture, Institutions, and the Geography of Racial Animus in the US," co-authored by Assistant Professor of Economics Thomas Pearson, was published by the Centre for Economic Policy Research.

September 28, 2023

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