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Three Faculty Members Named O’Hanley Scholars

Each was selected for outstanding teaching, scholarship and other accomplishments, including success with external grant support and service to the institution.
September 17, 2021

Gift Honors Professor, Seeks to Broaden Connections to Asia

Yang Ni ’95 and his wife, Xiaoqing Li ’96 have donated $150,000 to establish a scholarship fund in memory of Manfred Stanley, professor emeritus of sociology. They’ve also given $350,000 to Maxwell to establish the Yang Ni and   Xiaoqing Li Endowment Fund for U.S.-China/Asia Relations to encourage greater connections between Maxwell faculty and scholars in China and Asia. 
July 14, 2021

See related: China, Giving

Internship Brings ‘Full Circle’ Moment

University alumnus and Maxwell Advisory Board member David Kelso ’68 made a gift to support internships in the Syracuse Police Department. 

June 14, 2021

Gift From SU Trustee Launches Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training

The gift from SU Trustee Christine Larsen and Vincent Dopulos will support training for graduate students at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs over the next five years. 
February 10, 2021

In Memoriam: Sid Lerner '53, Benefactor of Maxwell's Lerner Center, Dies at 90

During his career, the legendary advertising executive represented such well-known brands as Maxwell House and Texaco, and created memorable campaigns including “Please Don’t Squeeze the Charmin” featuring Mr. Whipple.
January 22, 2021

See related: Giving, In Memoriam

Cademartori bequest supports Maxwell School undergraduates

Alumnus Dominick Cademartori ’52 B.A. (Econ) left a $30,000 gift to Maxwell School for undergraduate students majoring in history or economics in his will, which is intended to extend the legacy of his own studies as a first-generation American and first-generation college student for whom college was nearly discontinued owing to financial hardship.

July 14, 2020

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Alumnus’s undergraduate scholarship gift serves as Mother’s Day honor

A bequest arrangement made by Maxwell School alumnus Jonathan R. Hancock ’95 MA (Geog) will honor his mother while providing scholarship assistance to undergraduates in select Maxwell disciplines, who demonstrate an interest in bettering the Syracuse and Central New York region. The bequest commitment, originally formalized on Mother’s Day 2019, is being announced to highlight this year’s occasion of that holiday.
April 15, 2020

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Rallying Cry

“This is a time to rally the troops—to say, ‘Your appreciation of and affection for Maxwell matters now more than ever. We need your vote of confidence,’” says David M. Van Slyke, dean of the Maxwell School, about seeking donor funding.

January 10, 2020

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Elliot J. Stamler ’60 makes legacy gift to support academic excellence

Elliot J. Stamler ’60 BA (PSc) has named the University as a beneficiary of a portion of his estate, totaling $5,480,000, to be directed to multiple recipients on campus to support academic and research excellence.
November 6, 2019

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Gift funds research, training on international health care

The Health Management Faculty Development Fund, established from a gift by David Dean '76 M.S.Sc./'78 Ph.D. (SSc), will support research and teaching by a soon-to-be-hired faculty member, who will focus on health care policy and management.

October 31, 2019

See related: Giving, Health Policy

Tenth Decade Fund supports new scholarly projects

The Maxwell School’s Tenth Decade Project provides seed funding for worthy scholarly projects that have the potential to produce significant external research funding and high-impact publications. Since it was created, the Tenth Decade Project has attracted nearly $850,000 in gifts from 267 individual donors, including a lead gift from long-time Maxwell supporters Gerry and Daphna Cramer.

October 2, 2019

See related: Giving, Grant Awards

SoldierStrong donation to VA hospital to help veterans battling PTSD

A unique arrangement between Syracuse University, the Syracuse Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and SoldierStrong has resulted in the donation of a groundbreaking virtual reality system to treat veterans experiencing post-traumatic stress. SoldierStrong co-founder Chris Meek '92 B.A. (Econ/PSc)/'18 E.M.P.A. says "it is both clinically effective and it reduces the stigma that many service members feel about seeking treatment for their post-traumatic stress," of the effectiveness of virtual reality treatment. 

September 19, 2019

See related: Giving, Veterans

Worthy Endeavors

As undergraduate programs have become more visible, Maxwell donors—many of them alumni of the undergraduate majors themselves—have grown more eager to support those programs.

September 1, 2019

See related: Centennial, Giving

Historian Junko Takeda named first Daicoff Faculty Scholar

Junko Takeda, an associate professor of history at Maxwell who focuses on European and global histories, has been named the inaugural Daicoff Faculty Scholar. The five-year appointment recognizes Takeda’s contributions as a teacher and mentor, productive researcher, and engaged citizen and leader at the school.

August 30, 2019

Setting an Example

Sarah Stegeman, a doctoral candidate in history, is embarking on dissertation research on the role of African-American women in colonizing Liberia. “There’s a large gap in the historiography of Liberia,” she says, “where women have not been part of the historical narrative.”

August 6, 2019

See related: Giving, Student Experience

Coplin Fans

The drive to fund a new scholarship reminds us there is an alumni community bound in the ways of Bill Coplin.

August 6, 2019

Business Model

"The most forward-thinking companies integrate a sustainability approach into their corporate strategy and how they operate. Their employees, customers, supply chains, and even their investors are watching closely and demanding progress," says Kenneth Pontarelli '92 B.S. (Econ), a former Goldman Sachs executive who funds a Maxwell-based professorship in environmental sustainability and finance.

August 6, 2019

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Different Viewpoints, Better Solutions

The Northeast Residential Energy Use Pilot Study is an interdisciplinary project between students and faculty in the Maxwell School, SU College of Law, SU’s iSchool, and the SU College of Engineering and Computer Science. The study will employ high resolution metering for long-term monitoring of electricity usage of individual households.

August 6, 2019

Deep-Seated Sense of Justice

Business success enables Marvin Lender to support the causes that matter to him most. And few matter more than social justice — the focus of a new Syracuse University center bearing the Lender name.

June 20, 2019

See related: Giving, Social Justice

SU Trustee Christine Larsen funds local immigrant/refugee study

Beginning this summer, the Maxwell School’s Community Geography Program will conduct a comprehensive assessment of community needs and assets among immigrants and refugees in the Syracuse area. That study is being funded by a gift of more than $110,000 from Syracuse University trustee Christine Larsen, her husband Vincent Dopulos, and their daughters Katherine and Phoebe.
June 6, 2019

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