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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

Taylor Comments on Declining Human Rights in Russia in Forbes Article

“Russia doesn't have real elections most of all because it's basically illegal to be an opposition politician or activist or independent journalist anymore, not just because of manipulating rules at election time,” says Brian Taylor, professor of political science.

January 30, 2024

Diem Discusses Monastic Rules of Love in the Middle Ages on Monk’s Whispers Podcast

Love in a monastery? Can this be? Albrecht Diem, professor of history, examines the monastic rules of the time to explore how friendship, love and sexual attraction were discussed between monks in the 9th-century Reichenau monastery.


January 30, 2024

See related: Europe

Reeher Quoted in Newsweek Article on the Rise and Fall of Ron DeSantis

"Smoother, more refined, younger, better informed on the issues, but still aggressive on policy and willing to fight the cultural battles the Right seems to care about. Is that enough to persuade a loyal Republican voter, who is weighing that against a proven battler? Apparently not," says Grant Reeher, director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute.

January 29, 2024

Maxwell and Whitman Launch Joint Graduate Program in Sustainable Organizations and Policy

This joint program leverages the national reputations and programmatic strengths of both schools in preparing students to be versatile, multidisciplinary, forward-looking experts and leaders ready to take on the important challenges across the globe related to sustainability.

January 29, 2024

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