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To Know Is To Act? Revisiting the Impact of Government Transparency on Corruption

Sabina Schnell

 “To Know Is To Act? Revisiting the Impact of Government Transparency on Corruption,” authored by Sabina Schnell, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in Public Administration and Development.

November 10, 2023

Training Future Professors in Public Budgeting, Finance, and Financial Management

Yilin Hou, Philip Joyce, Kurt Thurmaier, Katherine Willoughby

“Training future professors in public budgeting, finance, and financial management: The Inter-University Consortium for PhD courses,” co-authored by Yilin Hou, professor of public administration and international affairs, was published in the Journal of Public Affairs Education.

November 10, 2023

See related: Education, United States

Banks Testimony Cited in AP, Wash Post Articles on Colorado Lawsuit to Bar Trump From the Ballot

William Banks, professor emeritus of public administration and international affairs, says that once the attack on the Capitol began, Trump had options he did not use. “He should respond to his constitutional responsibilities to protect the security of the United States when there’s an assault on our democratic process,” Banks says of Trump.

November 10, 2023

Gift Supports Professor's Work at the Intersection of Human Nature and Political Thought

Dennis Rasmussen is the first recipient of a fellowship created with a gift from Stephen Hagerty '93 M.P.A. and his wife, Lisa Altenbernd '93 M.P.A.

November 8, 2023

Buzard Talks to CBC Radio About Her Research on Parental Involvement

"So many of the calls come to them [mothers], even though they're in kind of very demanding jobs [and] they've told the schools to call their children's fathers," says Kristy Buzard, associate professor of economics.

November 6, 2023

Punch Quoted in Albany Times Union Article on Federal Lawsuits Against Meta

“Social media works a lot like any other type of addictive drug,” says Alexandra Punch, director of the Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health. “When you utilize these services, it triggers dopamine responses and serotonin responses in the brain, so it also increases your craving for more of that same thing.”

November 4, 2023

Sultana Discusses COP28 Conference, Death of Climate Champion Saleemul Huq in The Guardian, France24

“As the world prepares for COP28, the onus is on global leaders, corporations and individuals to rise to the occasion and champion the cause of climate justice. Wealthy nations must start putting real funding towards loss and damage, while ramping up their mitigation and adaptation efforts, and reining in the influence of the fossil fuel industry in climate policies,” Farhana Sultana, professor of geography and the environment, writes in The Guardian.

November 3, 2023

‘Time, Talent and Treasure’: Alumna Phaedra Stewart Gives from the Heart

The veteran human resources executive turned social entrepreneur shares her philosophy on life, work and the transformative power of positivity. 

November 3, 2023

See related: Centennial, Giving

Huber Weighs In on the Latest Victory in the United Auto Workers Strike in El País Article

Matthew Huber, professor of geography and the environment, calls the outcome of the strike a huge victory for the United Auto Workers and its workers. “It shows that when workers harness their collective power through strikes, they can force employers to give in to workers’ ambitious demands,” he says.

November 2, 2023

See related: Income, Labor, United States

Ueda-Ballmer Discusses the Issue Facing Japanese Women When Considering Marriage in Foreign Policy

Michiko Ueda-Ballmer, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, says many young Japanese women would like to get married, “but they simply cannot afford it. The result is that people don’t get married.”

November 1, 2023

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