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Syracuse Mayoral Candidates to Debate on Campbell Conversations

October 20, 2021
Grant Reeher, director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute, will moderate a debate between Syracuse's mayoral candidates: incumbent Ben Walsh, an independent who is running on the Independence Party line, the Democratic Party nominee Khalid Bey, and the Republican nominee, Janet Burman.

Amit Sanyal awarded grant to study the integration of autonomous systems in wildland fire management

October 19, 2021

This National Science Foundation funded project will focus on autonomous unmanned aerial systems to perform wildfire monitoring in hazardous environments.

In Memoriam: Vernon L. Greene, Pioneer in the Study of Aging

October 19, 2021
Professor Emeritus of Public Administration and International Affairs Vernon Greene, who passed away on October 10 at the age of 77, saw the aging process as much more than a person getting old, and his vision helped build Syracuse University’s reputation as a national leader in gerontology, home of the Aging Studies Institute (ASI) and the Center for Aging and Policy Studies (CAPS).

ASPI faculty awarded for research on using machine learning for early detection of Alzheimer’s

October 19, 2021
Syracuse University/Upstate Medical University research proposes using MRI images to help early detection efforts before symptoms appear.

See related: Public Health

*Move to News Article* Emily Wiemers to study challenges of caring for aging parents amid pandemic

October 11, 2021
Wiemers, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, will serve as principal investigator for a two-year, NIH-funded study of the challenges to those caring for aging parents amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The project also includes researchers at Bowling Green State University.

See related: COVID-19

Johannes Himmelreich Named to Syracuse Surveillance Technology Work Group

October 11, 2021
Himmelreich, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs, is one of five community members named to the group that Syracuse Mayor Walsh says will ensure “surveillance tools are implemented in a safe and well-governed way.”

Yingyi Ma Discusses Experiences of Chinese Students in US

October 6, 2021
Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology and director of Asian/Asian American Studies, took part in a virtual program, "People-to-People Exchange: Chinese Students in the U.S.," hosted by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations (NCUSCR).

Sociologist Jennifer Karas Montez Named University Professor

October 1, 2021
The prestigious distinction is granted to faculty who excel in their fields and who have made extraordinary scholarly contributions as judged by their peers nationally and internationally.

Alumna Amy Donahue Named Provost of US Coast Guard Academy

September 29, 2021
Donahue ’96 M.P.A./’00 Ph.D. (PA) serves as the principal adviser to the superintendent in all matters relating to the academic program and faculty.

See related: Awards & Honors , Veterans

In Memoriam: Joseph Strasser, ‘Forever an Important Figure in our History’

September 27, 2021

He was among the Maxwell School’s most generous benefactors.

See related: Giving , In Memoriam

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