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Students, Faculty Receive Spring 2023 SOURCE and Honors Research Grants

The awards support undergraduate research projects.

July 14, 2023

Farhana Sultana Addresses European Parliament

The Maxwell School professor participated in a conference on climate and sustainability.

July 14, 2023

Kallander Analyzes Significance of Wild and Domestic Animals to Korea, Northeast Asia in New Book

George Kallander

George Kallander, professor and director of graduate studies for the history department, has written his third book, “Human-Animal Relations and the Hunt in Korea and Northeast Asia” (Edinburgh University Press, 2023). 

July 14, 2023

See related: China, East Asia

Murrett Quoted in Newsweek Article on Ukraine Retaking the City of Bakhmut

"It is just a matter of time until Ukrainian forces overrun Bakhmut, as reflected in advances already made by their forces in key areas surrounding the city," says Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs.

July 14, 2023

Junko Takeda and Merril Silverstein Named Chairs at Maxwell School

Takeda is leading the citizenship and civic engagement program on an interim basis, while Silverstein has taken the helm of the Sociology Department. 

July 13, 2023

Keck Discusses the Conservative Supermajority of the US Supreme Court in Al Jazeera Article

The “dominant theme” of the court’s recent term is that the bench remains staunchly conservative. Over the last two years, the conservative supermajority has overseen “multiple, rapid” shifts in the law that appear “ideologically driven,” says Thomas Keck, professor of political science.

July 13, 2023

See related: SCOTUS, United States

RIDGE Partnership Grant Supports Maternity Health Research

Associate Professor Sarah Hamersma and graduate student Mitch McFarlane will use the $75,000 grant to investigate the impacts of SNAP food assistance on maternal and infant health.

July 12, 2023

Yingyi Ma Speaks to The World About Declining Number of Chinese Students Studying at US Universities

Yingyi Ma, professor of sociology, says that around 2018-2019, American universities began to see a slight decrease in the number of Chinese students. “And then the pandemic hit,” Ma says. “And with the rising geopolitical tensions between the U.S. and China...[it] made Chinese students hesitate to come to the United States to study.”

July 11, 2023

Sultana Quoted in ScienceAlert Article on Rising Sea Levels

"This can't continue as systems that become more unstable and unpredictable will harm more in chaotic ways," says Farhana Sultana, professor of geography and the environment.

July 11, 2023

Electoral Democracy and Working-Age Mortality

Jennifer Karas Montez, Kent Jason Cheng, Jacob M. Grumbach

"Electoral Democracy and Working-Age Mortality," co-authored by University Professor Jennifer Karas Montez and social science Ph.D. student Kent Cheng, was published in The Milbank Quarterly.

July 10, 2023

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