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Koch Quoted in BBC Article on Dubai, Desertification

January 27, 2022
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."

Monmonier Named a 2021 American Association of Geographers Fellow

January 18, 2022
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.

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Alumni Spotlight: Complementary Degree Program Benefits Lauren McNamara '21

December 9, 2021

Environment, Sustainability and Policy provided the foundation she needed to reach her career goals. 

Monmonier Weighs in on Upstate NY in Westchester Magazine

November 30, 2021
Mark Monmonier, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and the Environment, weighs in on the upstate-downstate breakdown in the Westchester Magazine article, "So Where Does “Upstate” New York Really Begin?"

Hammond, Reeher Op-Ed on Redistricting NY Published on Syracuse.com

November 12, 2021
"Redistricting NY: It’s more than drawing lines on a map," authored by Timur Hammond, assistant professor of geography and the environment, and Grant Reeher, professor of political science, was published on Syracuse.com.

Sultana Quoted in BBC Article on International Climate Justice

November 9, 2021
Farhana Sultana, associate professor of geography and the environment, is quoted in the BBC article, "The world's fight for 'climate justice'."

Maxwell supports local government at ICMA conference

October 27, 2021
Student, faculty and alumni participation at the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) conference in early October highlights the Maxwell School's continued and strengthened focus on training for and collaborating with state and local governments.

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Winders Served on Panel Advising FAA Policy on Small, Unmanned Aircraft Systems

October 25, 2021
Professor Jamie Winders was one of five panelists on a Congressionally mandated report exploring the policies and procedures related to the registration of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

Public Housing Violence Research Earns Top Honor

October 20, 2021
Madeleine ‘Maddy’ Hamlin, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in geography at the Maxwell School, was one of 8 doctoral students to have been named an H.F. Guggenheim Emerging Scholar. The $25,000 award supports and recognizes promising graduate-student researchers in their final year of writing a doctoral dissertation.

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