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Landes Comments on US Census Bureau Changes to Survey Question About Disability in Science Article

“Disabled people are already underserved,” says Scott Landes, associate professor of sociology. Altering the way the Census Bureau gathers disability statistics, he argues, will generate “inaccurate information.”

November 18, 2023

Gueorguiev Discusses the Biden-Xi Meeting In BBC News Article

The last four months have seen a truly remarkable improvement in communications between Washington and Beijing," says Dimitar Gueorguiev, associate professor of political science. "Much of that was directly tied to this APEC meeting, however...we should not assume that the positive momentum can or will be sustained," he says.

November 17, 2023

Khalil Quoted in NPR Article on Young Progressive Democrats Leaving the Party Over Israel

"These are the youngsters on campus who are protesting against the war," says Osamah Khalil, professor of history. "And then some of them start to look at Israel's role in the Middle East and say, are we seeing kind of the same dynamic here about U.S. foreign policy?"

November 16, 2023

Tanner Lecture: Best-Selling Author Michelle Alexander Meets Those She Inspired

The author of ‘The New Jim Crow’ joined Maxwell’s Grant Reeher for a wide-ranging conversation on the impact of mass incarceration, the intersection of spirituality and justice, and the commitment to ideals in the face of adversity.

November 15, 2023

Purser Weighs In on Why Hospital Workers and Pharmacists Are Striking in BBC Article

"Pharmacy workers at CVS or Walgreens have been saddled with this exacerbation of workplace duties without a corollary growth of staffing," says Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology. "They feel very overwhelmed, very overburdened, very overworked. And none of that has come along with increased wages, either."

November 14, 2023

See related: Income, Labor, United States

Huber Discusses the Build Public Renewables Act in Public Power Review Articles

In his two-part essay on the Build Public Renewables Act (BPRA), Professor of Geography and the Environment Matthew Huber examines the labor question and assesses dubious campaign claims that BPRA is a climate victory.

November 13, 2023

Silverstein Quoted in New York Times Article on Seniors and Housing Decisions

“Among older people there is a reluctance to project negativity into their future,” says Merril Silverstein, professor and chair of sociology. “There’s research that they tend to put on rose-colored glasses about things like their own aging trajectory so it’s keeping up their ego integrity to want to be independent and stay in their home.”

November 12, 2023

See related: Aging, Housing, United States

McCormick Article on Drug Cartels, US and Mexico Politics Published in Dallas Morning News

“We are entering contentious electoral cycles on both sides of the border, with voters going to the ballot box in June 2024 in Mexico and November 2024 for the U.S. The scourge of drug trafficking and ineffective government responses to organized crime will figure prominently in stump speeches,” writes Gladys McCormick, Jay and Debe Moskowitz Endowed Chair in Mexico-U.S. Relations.

November 11, 2023

Training Future Professors in Public Budgeting, Finance, and Financial Management

Yilin Hou, Philip Joyce, Kurt Thurmaier, Katherine Willoughby

“Training future professors in public budgeting, finance, and financial management: The Inter-University Consortium for PhD courses,” co-authored by Yilin Hou, professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in the Journal of Public Affairs Education.

November 10, 2023

See related: Education, United States

Banks Testimony Cited in AP, Wash Post Articles on Colorado Lawsuit to Bar Trump From the Ballot

William Banks, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs, says that once the attack on the Capitol began, Trump had options he did not use. “He should respond to his constitutional responsibilities to protect the security of the United States when there’s an assault on our democratic process,” Banks says of Trump.

November 10, 2023

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