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Timur Hammond - How Are We Shaped by the Places We Call Home?

Timur Hammond, assistant professor of geography and the environment, explores the impact of our environments in shaping identity and culture.

February 5, 2024

Maxwell Students Take Honors in City of Syracuse’s Inaugural Open Data Day

Encouraged by Associate Professor Michiko Ueda-Ballmer, the group of mostly MPA students used public data to address city transportation challenges.

January 10, 2024

Maxwell Sociologists Receive $1.8 Million From the NIA to Study Midlife Health and Mortality

The research team led by Jennifer Karas Montez and Shannon Monnat hopes to better understand how state policies and local economic conditions impact health and mortality rates.

September 21, 2023

Age Differences in Allostatic Load Among Adults in the United States by Rural-Urban Residence

Alexis R. Santos-Lozada, Jeffrey T. Howard, Shannon Monnat, Martin J. Sliwinski, Leif Jensen

"Age differences in Allostatic Load among adults in the United States by rural-urban residence," co-authored by Professor of Sociology Shannon Monnat, was published in Social Science and Medicine - Population Health.

June 15, 2023

Emerging Role of Mega-Urban Regions in the Sustainability of Global Production-Consumption Systems

E. Doran, J. Golden, K. Matus, L. Lebel, V. Timmer, M. van ‘t Zelfde, A. de Koning
"The Emerging Role of Mega-Urban Regions in the Sustainability of Global Production-Consumption Systems," co-authored by Jay Golden, Pontarelli Professor of Environmental Sustainability and Finance, was published in npj Urban Sustainability.
April 18, 2023

Policy Studies Alumna Ashia Aubourg Advocates for Food Justice

After graduating in 2018, Aubourg launched a digital community that unearths underrepresented narratives within food, travel and culture.

April 5, 2023

Demographic and Geographic Variation in Fatal Drug Overdoses in the United States, 1999–2020

Shannon Monnat

"Demographic and Geographic Variation in Fatal Drug Overdoses in the United States, 1999–2020," authored by Shannon Monnat, professor of sociology, was published in the ANNALS of of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

March 20, 2023

Taylor Hamilton ’18 MPA/MA (IR) to Spend a Year in Asia as a Luce Scholar

The Maxwell School alum aspires to work as an urbanist and spatial equity advocate.

March 15, 2023

Mosher Featured in Philadelphia Magazine Article on Metropolitan Expansion

"What all of this adds up to is a really complicated rewiring of activity patterns where people who live in the hinterland have greater choice as to which big city they gravitate toward for employment/shopping/sports-team fandom, where they can more easily travel to the big city they find most appealing," says Anne Mosher, associate professor of geography and the environment.

March 8, 2023

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

"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."

February 15, 2021

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