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London study looks at COVID-19 through lenses of HIV, epidemic history

December 2, 2021
"'It’s history in the making all around us': examining COVID-19 through the lenses of HIV and epidemic history," co-authored by Professor Andrew London, was published in Culture, Health & Sexuality. The study aims to determine how men living in the USA make sense of COVID-19 in the light of their collective knowledge and/or memories of the HIV pandemic, and provides evidence regarding the social organization of a contemporary pandemic and how individuals perceive and guard against risk, assign responsibility for virus transmission and acquisition, and navigate the threat of a potentially deadly infection.

Zwick explores the relationship between technology and cities

November 29, 2021
In his new book, “The Platform Economy and the Smart City: Technology and the Transformation of Urban Policy” (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021), Maxwell School faculty member Austin Zwick explores the intersection between urban planning and technological change.

Diem provides a new view on monastic discipline in recent book

November 12, 2021
In his new book, “The Pursuit of Salvation. Community, Space, and Discipline in Monasticism” (Brepolis Publishers, 2021), Maxwell School faculty member Albrecht Diem provides a new view on the emergence of monastic life in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages–an institution and form of life that had a deep impact on Western culture.

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Dimitar Gueorguiev's New Book Explores How Chinese Communist Party Has Maintained Power

November 9, 2021

Gueorguiev, associate professor of political science, argues that the key to the Communist Party’s longevity is its ability to integrate authoritarian control with social inclusion through modern telecommunications technologies. 

Zhu paper on the effects of adjunct instructors on student outcomes published in Econ of Edu Review

October 22, 2021
Zhu paper on the effects of adjunct instructors on student outcomes published in Econ of Edu Review

See related: Labor Economics, Education

Krista Kennedy expands her work on data surveillance, algorithms and wearable devices

October 19, 2021

This study explores algorithmic opacity in smart hearing aids, examines data surveillance disclosures and positions findings within relevant legal contexts.

Bei Yu and co-authors publish study on exaggerated claims in press releases about health research

October 19, 2021
The result of an NSF-funded project, the authors propose a Natural Language Processing approach to identify when press releases overstate causal claims for research that was originally observational and designed to establish correlational findings.

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