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Maxwell Faculty, Staff and Students Honored at 2022 One University Awards Ceremony

The 2022 One University Awards were held Friday, April 22, in Hendricks Chapel. The annual event honors members of the Syracuse University community who are making a difference through academics, scholarship, creative work and dedicated service.

April 27, 2022

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Mark Monmonier's Book Traces the Invention of the Clock System

Mark Monmonier

Monmonier, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and the Environment, follows John Byron Plato's path from farmer in his mid-30s to inventor of several inventions including the “Clock System,” which assigned addresses to rural residences without house numbers.

April 7, 2022

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Student Spotlight: Direct Route to Meaningful Impact

Students in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs can now apply directly to the school and begin taking Maxwell courses from day one. 

April 7, 2022

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Huber Piece on the Politics of Big Public Power Published in Jacobin

"In Defense of the Tennessee Valley Authority," co-authored by Professor Matt Huber, was published in Jacobin. 

April 6, 2022

Sultana Comments on IPCC Climate Report on Sustain What Webcast

Farhana Sultana, associate professor of geography and the environment, discussed the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on global warming. 

March 7, 2022

Geography and the Environment Department Welcomes Two Scholars

At the start of the spring 2022 semester, the Maxwell School’s Geography and the Environment Department welcomed two new faculty members, one of whom was hired as part of the University’s research clusters initiative.

February 17, 2022

Perreault Receives CLAG Carl O. Sauer Distinguished Scholarship Award

The award is given in recognition for a corpus of important published work or other significant contribution toward Latin American geography.
February 4, 2022

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Koch Quoted in BBC Article on Dubai, Desertification

Desertification, the process by which fertile land becomes desert, typically as a result of drought, deforestation or inappropriate agriculture, has become rampant in the United Arab Emirates. Natalie Koch, associate professor of geography and the environment, talks more about it in the BBC article, "How Dubai is pushing back its encroaching deserts."
January 27, 2022

Monmonier Named a 2021 American Association of Geographers Fellow

Mark Monmonier, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and the Environment, was named a 2021 Fellow by the American Association of Geographers (AAG). Fellows are chosen for their contributions to geographic research, advancement of practice, and careers devoted to strengthening the field of geography, including teaching and mentoring.
January 18, 2022

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The impact of heat on kidney stone presentations in SC under two climate change scenarios

Jason Kaufman, Ana M. Vicedo-Cabrera, Vicky Tam, Lihai Song, Ethan Coffel, Gregory Tasian
In his paper published in Nature, Ethan Coffel, assistant professor of geography and the environment, looks at the impact of heat on kidney stone presentations under two climate change scenarios. 
January 10, 2022

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