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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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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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