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In Memoriam: Roland Droitsch, Devoted Public Servant, Champion of Education

Roland Droitsch ’65 M.A. (PSc), who served as the deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Labor, passed away in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Jan. 26, 2024. He was 82.

June 12, 2024

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PhD Candidate in Anthropology Receives Newcombe Fellowship for Doctoral Research in India

Nimisha Thakur is one of 22 scholars in the United States to receive the award, which the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation calls the largest and most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values.

June 12, 2024

Taylor Discusses the Impact of Ukraine Using Western Weapons Against Russia With Fox News, La Presse

Brian Taylor, professor of political science, says that the authorization given by the U.S. and Germany to Ukrainian strikes on Russian soil with weapons they supply could have an impact on the balance of power on Ukrainian territory.

June 11, 2024

Ying Shi Named William T. Grant Scholar for Research on School Victimization

The Maxwell School assistant professor will conduct two studies on school victimization and hate crimes toward Asian American and Pacific Islander students.

June 10, 2024

Misunderstanding the Harms of Online Misinformation

Ceren Budak, Brendan Nyhan, David M. Rothschild, Emily Thorson, Duncan J. Watts

“Misunderstanding the Harms of Online Misinformation,” co-authored by Assistant Professor of Political Science Emily Thorson, was published in Nature.

June 6, 2024

Eighty Years After it Happened, Allport Discusses D-Day with CBS News, Forbes, The Hill and SU News

The world is now reaching the point “where it’s kind of the twilight of lived experience, where from this point onwards, D-Day is going to be just a historical event that nobody who participates in commemorations had any personal memory of,” says Alan Allport, Dr. Walter Montgomery and Marian Gruber Professor of History.

June 6, 2024

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Dunaway Quoted in The Hill Article on Vivek Ramaswamy and BuzzFeed

“Just like in the GOP presidential primary when there’s a crowded field, you need to get attention,” says Johanna Dunaway, professor or political science and research director at the Institute for Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship. “Given the venue and the tone and timing of this, it appears it’s Trump he’s trying to get attention from.” 

June 4, 2024

Huber Weighs In on the Modern Electricity Grid on Bloomberg ‘Odd Lots’ Podcast

“Now this is where we reached this impasse where if we really want to totally restructure the grid, totally grow it in ways that can serve decarbonization, and AI...then perhaps this sort of more integrated, more central planning, more coordinated and socialized investment model could be more useful than this very scattered and sort of fragmented system we have now,” says Matt Huber, professor of geography and the environment.

June 3, 2024

Assessing the Potential for Incentives to Raise Prices in Multi-Sided Platform Mergers

Ildiko Magyari, Áron Tóbiás

“Assessing the Potential for Incentives to Raise Prices in Multi-Sided Platform Mergers,” co-authored by Associate Professor of Economics Áron Tóbiás, was published by American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section.

June 3, 2024

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Kriesberg Discusses Ways Out of the War in Gaza in Foreign Policy in Focus Blog

“Each of the possible changes in the current conflict in Gaza looks improbable, until steps are taken to make it happen,” says Louis Kriesberg, professor emeritus of sociology and Maxwell Professor Emeritus of Social Conflict Studies.

June 2, 2024

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