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Harrington Meyer talks to AARP about grandparenting special needs kids

March 2, 2021
 About 17 percent of children are diagnosed with some kind of disability, says University Professor Madonna Harrington Meyer, co-author of the book "Grandparenting Children With Disabilities." While that percentage seems to be increasing, support programs for families are not, she says.

Sultana talks to MIT Technology Review about what progress means

February 25, 2021
Farhana Sultana, associate professor of geography and the environment, was interviewed for the MIT Technology Review article, "What does progress mean to you?"

Monnat discusses increase in overdoses during the pandemic in VICE

February 22, 2021
"At its core, I think addiction is about a need for connection," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. "My research shows that work, family and community are the three most important factors for understanding why drug overdose rates are higher in some places than others. Work, family and community are the three arenas where we derive meaning and purpose from our lives. If we don’t have those connections, we might seek it out elsewhere, for example with drugs."

Gadarian speaks to WTSP about post-COVID mask-wearing

February 17, 2021
"There's a cultural norm in China or in Hong Kong and other places to wear a mask when you yourself are sick, but in the U.S. the culture of individualism or individual choice is very strong," says Shana Gadarian, associate professor of political science.

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."

Engelhardt cited in Bloomberg article on missed housing payments

February 10, 2021
Fewer people surveyed at the end of last year said they feared losing their homes, which may be a result of government aid so far, says Gary Engelhardt, professor of economics. Read more in the Bloomberg article, "More Than 5% of Americans Didn’t Pay Rent, Mortgage in December." 

Barkun cited in Mere Orthodoxy article on insurgency in America

January 28, 2021
Professor Emeritus Michael Barkun's research on extremism and conspiracy theories was cited in the Mere Orthodoxy article, "A Homegrown Christian Insurgency."

Landes comments on vaccine prioritization for people with IDD in Washington Post

January 13, 2021
Scott Landes, associate professor of sociology, says if states had a greater focus on the pandemic’s impact on the disabled," vaccination prioritization would be much clearer. You would have the evidence to tell you what needs to be done."

Banks discusses the National Guard monitoring protests with NBC News

January 11, 2021
The use of National Guard units in June during the nationwide demonstrations following George Floyd’s death was "fundamentally exceptional and different from the way civilians and the military have ordinarily worked together," says Professor Emeritus William Banks.

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