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Heflin Discusses Teen Food Insecurity, Education on This Week in Sociological Perspective Podcast

March 7, 2022

Professor Colleen Heflin was interviewed on the This Week in Sociological Perspective podcast about her upcoming paper, "Exposure to Food Insecurity during Adolescence and Educational Attainment."

Tracking COVID’s Toll

December 21, 2021

Pandemic research by Maxwell faculty and students is shaping policy and perception on everything from aging to opioid addiction.

Students Help Build Food System Rooted in Social Justice, Equity

July 30, 2021
Jonnell Robinson, associate professor of geography and the environment in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, was selected by the Lender Center as the 2020-22 Lender Center Faculty Fellow.

Feeding the Next Generation

July 27, 2021
Catherine Bertini has guided many students to the World Food Programme, the United Nations organization honored with a Nobel Peace Prize. 

Heflin featured in The Well article on material hardship, COVID-19

April 28, 2021
A recent Urban Institute survey found that compared with adults whose family employment was unaffected by the pandemic, families who lost jobs during the pandemic were twice as likely to report food insecurity, and nearly three times as likely to report problems paying utility bills, and nearly four times as likely to report problems paying rent or mortgage.

Robinson weighs in on Price Chopper, Tops merger in LocalSYR interview

February 15, 2021

"My biggest concern is food access in rural communities and urban communities alike," says Jonnell Robinson, associate professor of geography and the environment and director of the Community Geography program, adding, "and making sure that folks don't have to travel too far to get to a grocery store."

Heflin article on food & nutrition policy featured in Life Course Implications of US Public Policies

December 31, 2020

The author first provides an overview of the prevalence of food insecurity by age. Then, the author provides a brief summary of the food programs that are currently available in the United States and discusses how the life-course perspective can inform future policy and research.

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