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Gadarian Speaks to Christian Science Monitor About Partisan Patterns, COVID Behaviors

December 2, 2021
Professor Shana Gadarian shared her research on pandemic behaviors such as mask-wearing, social distancing and a willingness to be vaccinated.

Heflin Quoted in Associated Press Article on Food Insecurity Among Military Families

November 15, 2021
Colleen Heflin, professor of public administration and international affairs, is quoted in the Associated Press article, "Thousands of military families struggle with food insecurity."

Alum Nick Armstrong Uses Data to Help Veterans Achieve Their Goals

November 15, 2021
Nick Armstrong '08 M.P.A./'14 Ph.D. (SSc) directs IVMF’s multi-disciplinary team of applied social scientists, evaluators, and data engineers to crunch the numbers and conduct applied research that empower government, industry and philanthropic decision making on veteran- and family-related issues.

In Governing, Gadarian Discusses Vaccines' Polarizing Effect

October 8, 2021
From the very start of the pandemic, people’s willingness to change their behavior—for instance, by washing their hands more or staying home—has been determined more by partisanship than any other factor, including age, race or geography, says Gadarian, professor and chair of political science.

Thompson Quoted in Times Union Article on Religious Exemptions for Vaccines

October 8, 2021
Whether the religious belief is "sincerely held" is a primary metric used by employers when determining whether to grant the requests, says Thompson, associate professor of history and political science.

A Call to be ‘Audacious and Bold’

July 20, 2021
Maxwell's advisory board has a vital role in guiding the School's efforts in diversity, equity and inclusion.

Harrington Meyer quoted in NY Times piece on vacationing with grandparents

July 19, 2021
Madonna Harrington Meyer, university professor of sociology and author of "Grandmothers at Work," is included in the New York Times article, "How to Have a Fun, Multigenerational Family Vacation." 

Gadarian quoted in Vox piece on political polarization, COVID-19 vaccine

July 8, 2021
"Partisanship is now the strongest and most consistent divider in health behaviors," says Shana Gadarian, professor of political science. 

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