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Ethan Coffel Receives NSF Award to Study Climate and Agriculture

The funding will enable the Maxwell School assistant professor to build on his study of the crop-climate feedback cycle. 

August 2, 2023

Thorson Research Examines Echo Chambers and Political Attitudes on Social Media

Entitled “Like-minded Sources on Facebook Are Prevalent but Not Polarizing” and co-authored by Assistant Professor of Political Science Emily Thorson, this groundbreaking research published in Nature uses an on-platform experiment to examine what happens when Facebook users see dramatically less content from people who share their political leanings.

August 1, 2023

Maxwell School Announces 2023 Faculty Promotions

Six faculty members were granted tenure and promoted to associate professor and three were promoted to professor.

July 31, 2023

Two More Prizes Awarded to Tessa Murphy’s ‘Creole Archipelago’

The book garnered the Elsa Goveia Book Prize and the 2022 Mary Alice and Philip Boucher Book Prize.

July 28, 2023

Dimitar Gueorguiev Named Maxwell School Scholar in US-China/Asia Relations

The position was created with a gift by Syracuse University alumni Yang Ni and Xiaoqing Li to strengthen connections between Maxwell faculty and scholars in China and Asia.

July 26, 2023

Michael Williams Honored with NATO-Fulbright Security Studies Award

He will spend four months conducting research and teaching in Brussels, Belgium. 

July 25, 2023

Margarita Estévez-Abe Named McClure Professor of Teaching Excellence

The associate professor of political science specializes in comparative political economy and will oversee the MAX courses.

July 19, 2023

Students, Faculty Receive Spring 2023 SOURCE and Honors Research Grants

The awards support undergraduate research projects.

July 14, 2023

Farhana Sultana Addresses European Parliament

The Maxwell School professor participated in a conference on climate and sustainability.

July 14, 2023

Junko Takeda and Merril Silverstein Named Chairs at Maxwell School

Takeda is leading the citizenship and civic engagement program on an interim basis, while Silverstein has taken the helm of the Sociology Department. 

July 13, 2023

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