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Bendix Article on Increasing Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Physical Geography Published in Eos

"We need to be intentional in forging new pathways by which BIPOC students can find physical geography and achieve their desired level of education, because regardless of career end points, diversification depends on drawing in more students from marginalized groups," writes Professor Emeritus of Geography and the Environment Jacob Bendix and his co-authors.

February 9, 2024

Catherine Herrold Receives Award to Study Locally Led Development in Serbia

The associate professor will analyze how Serbians organize for social change at the local level.

February 9, 2024

Landes Weighs In on US Census Bureau Change in How It Asks About Disabilities in AP Article

“Good news. Good news. Good news,” says Scott Landes, associate professor of sociology and O'Hanley Faculty Scholar. “They got the message that we need to engage.”

February 8, 2024

Reeher Quoted in BBC Article on Trump’s Defamation Defeat

"It's hurt the general population's views of him, but it's fueled and strengthened his base, and even driven some Republicans on the fence to 'stay loyal' to the cause," says Grant Reeher, professor of political science. "Trump has been trying to wear these legal troubles as a badge of honor for his victimization, and of his commitment to his supporters."

February 6, 2024

Educational Attainment and Perceived Need for Future ADL Assistance

Julia M. Finan, Scott D. Landes

"Educational Attainment and Perceived Need for Future ADL Assistance," co-authored by Scott Landes, associate professor of sociology, was published in the Journal of Applied Gerontology.

February 5, 2024

See related: Aging, Education, United States

Murrett Discusses Tensions in the Middle East With Defense One, The Hill, Newsweek and VOA News

 “​​Difficult choices will be required in the days and weeks ahead as military operations continue a policy of strong deterrence without seeking widespread escalation that could harm our interests and those of our allies,” says Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs.

February 5, 2024

Timur Hammond - How Are We Shaped by the Places We Call Home?

Timur Hammond, assistant professor of geography and the environment, explores the impact of our environments in shaping identity and culture.

February 5, 2024

SU Institute Launches Focus Group Project to Gain Insights on Key Voting Blocs in 2024 Campaign

The Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship (IDJC) is launching The Deciders Focus Groups project, a partnership initiative looking to gain insights from key voting blocs in 2024 presidential election battleground states. NBC News plans to report findings each month.

February 2, 2024

New Carnegie-Maxwell Policy Planning Lab Launches Foreign Affairs Training Program

International relations professionals may apply for the first-of-its-kind program supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

February 1, 2024

Dutkowsky Talks to WalletHub About Choosing Where to Live When Retiring

"First and foremost, housing costs. What will it do to my household wealth if I buy a house outright in that area (including selling my own house)?," says Professor Emeritus of Economics Donald Dutkowsky about factors retirees should consider when choosing a state for retirement.

January 31, 2024

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