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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

RIDGE Partnership Grant Supports Maternity Health Research

Associate Professor Sarah Hamersma and graduate student Mitch McFarlane will use the $75,000 grant to investigate the impacts of SNAP food assistance on maternal and infant health.

July 12, 2023

Maria Zhu Awarded the 2023 Montonna Fund

The assistant professor of economics received the honor for her work teaching undergraduate students.

July 10, 2023

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Azadeh Tajdar Joins Maxwell as Inaugural Cramer Family Professor of Practice in Community Impact

Seated in citizenship and civic engagement, the professorship was created with a generous gift by the Gerald and Daphna Cramer Foundation.

July 7, 2023

In Memoriam: Life Trustee Allan D. Sutton ’55 BA (PSc)

Through his generosity to Syracuse University, he had a profound impact on the reputation of the Department of Philosophy and advanced the careers of some of the nation’s brightest philosophy scholars. Sutton passed away on May 31, 2023, in his home in Rancho Santa Fe, California, at the age of 90.

June 29, 2023

See related: Centennial, In Memoriam

MPA Student’s Asphalt Mural Brightens Syracuse City Hall

Jessica Whitley ’18/’23 M.P.A. says her colorful design represents the city’s past, present and future.

June 27, 2023

MPA Alumna Kimberlin Butler Returns ‘Home’ to Deliver Convocation Address

The latest cohort of graduates will receive degrees during the June 29 ceremony.

June 22, 2023

ASPI Helps Bring High Schoolers to Campus for Autonomous Racecar Grand Prix

The four-week program is being offered by Orange Works with support from ASPI and the College of Engineering and Computer Science.

June 13, 2023

Lender Fellows Research the Impact of AI-Controlled Weapons

Anthropology Professor Mona Bhan is leading the team of student researchers.
June 13, 2023

Travis Mason ’06 Serves as Chief Policy Officer for Autonomous Aviation Systems Developer

He says his Maxwell education, particularly in political science and policy studies, provided a foundation in the multifaceted problem solving involved in his work. “Maxwell taught me how to widen my policy and regulatory aperture,” he says, “because that’s what creates success when certifying autonomous technologies in and outside aviation.”

June 13, 2023

See related: Autonomous Systems

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