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Gadarian Speaks to Christian Science Monitor About Trump’s Steady Rebound

“The party didn’t coalesce around one alternative to Trump, and that’s what the skeptics needed,” says Shana Gadarian, associate dean for research and professor of political science.

January 24, 2024

Syracuse University Students Represent China at Model United Nations Conference

The delegation was led by Maxwell students Lily Collins, Alana Auchmoody and Chenglu Jiang.

January 23, 2024

Reeher Quoted in Newsweek and USA Today Articles on Presidential Candidates Biden and Trump

Grant Reeher, professor of political science, tells Newsweek that Trump will continue to use his legal difficulties to rile up his MAGA base. However, Reeher adds that it remains to be seen if this will ultimately damage Trump's White House ambitions.

January 19, 2024

Khalil Comments on Secretary of State Blinken’s Latest Middle East Trip in Al Jazeera Article

With little indication that the U.S. will attempt to assert leverage over Israel, Blinken’s latest trip to the Middle East is fundamentally “performative,” says Osamah Khalil, professor of history. “There is a face-saving domestic consumption element for [the Biden administration] and a separate face-saving element to allow Israel to claim some kind of victory,” he says.

January 18, 2024

Mazza Fellowship Provides Local Government Experience to MPA Student Nate Cole

He is the fourth recipient of the Dominic F. Mazza County Management Fellowship, named in honor of a 1985 alumnus. 

January 17, 2024

Pearson’s Research on Racial and Ethnic Exclusion Supported by Russell Sage Foundation Grant

The assistant professor of economics is part of a team exploring the exclusion and expulsion of groups of people from towns and cities from 1850 to 1950.

January 16, 2024

Baker Quoted in Politico Article on the Role of Artificial Intelligence in the Justice System

The Hon. James E. Baker, professor of public administration and international affairs by courtesy appointment, expects the complexity of models to make controversies over AI evidence more vexing than debates over DNA evidence. “The challenge with AI is every AI model is different,” he said, “What’s more, AI models are constantly learning and changing.”

January 13, 2024

Geographically Specific Associations Between County-Level Socioeconomic Distress and Mortality

Xue Zhang, Shannon M. Monnat

"Geographically specific associations between county-level socioeconomic and household distress and mortality from drug poisoning, suicide, alcohol, and homicide among working-age adults in the United States," co-authored by Professor of Sociology Shannon Monnat, was published in SSM - Population Health.

January 11, 2024

Estimated Arterial Stiffness, Cognitive Decline, and Dementia Among Middle-Aged and Older Adults

Kevin Heffernan, Janet Wilmoth, Andrew London

"Estimated Arterial Stiffness, Cognitive Decline, and Dementia Among Middle-Aged and Older Adults," co-authored by sociologists Janet Wilmoth and Andrew London, was published in Innovation in Aging.

January 9, 2024

See related: Longevity, United States

Digital Communication As Compensation for Infrequent In-Person Contact With Grandkids During COVID

Xiaoyu Fu, Woosang Hwang, Merril Silverstein

"Digital Communication As Compensation for Infrequent In-Person Contact With Grandchildren During the Pandemic," co-authored by Merril Silverstein, professor and chair of sociology, was published in Innovation in Aging.

January 9, 2024

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