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Purser Appointed Co-Director of Lender Center for Social Justice

April 19, 2022

Provost Gretchen Ritter announced that Gretchen W. Purser, associate professor of sociology in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, has been appointed co-director of the Lender Center for Social Justice.

Dennison Discusses the Upstate-Crouse Hospital Merger with Syracuse.com

April 18, 2022

Professor of Practice Emeritus Tom Dennison was quoted in the Syracuse.com article "Syracuse hospital merger: Upstate and Crouse, once fierce rivals, unite to grow stronger."

Schwartz Weighs in on School Transitions in Boston Globe Article

April 18, 2022

Amy Ellen Schwartz, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs, was quoted in the Boston Globe article "Once a crown jewel of BPS, Roxbury’s Timilty Middle School will close in June. Will its history of transformation be remembered?"

Reeher Talks to WIVB About Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin’s Resignation

April 14, 2022

Professor Grant Reeher was quoted in the WIVB article "What’s next for Brian Benjamin? Analysts say he could still win after resignation." 

Four Students Selected to Attend Prestigious Public Policy and International Affairs Institutes

April 13, 2022

Four Maxwell School students have been selected to participate in the highly competitive Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) junior summer institutes. PPIA fellows are rising seniors who are committed to pursuing a master’s degree in public policy or international affairs and a professional career in public service. 

Ebner Featured in HISTORY Article on Mussolini, Fascism

April 13, 2022

Associate Professor Michael Ebner, an expert on the history of Italy and fascism, was featured in the HISTORY article "How Mussolini Seized Power in Italy—And Turned It Into a Fascist State."

See related: Italy , History Department , Europe

Lovely Quoted in Christian Science Monitor Article on Ukraine Crisis, Globalization

April 12, 2022

Professor Mary Lovely was quoted in the Christian Science Monitor article "Retreat, not defeat: What Ukraine war means for globalization."

Reeher Weighs in on WH Press Secretary Jen Psaki’s Move to MSNBC in The Hill

April 12, 2022

Professor Grant Reeher spoke to The Hill about White House press secretary Jen Psaki's move to MSNBC.

See related: Ethics , United States , Government

Taylor Quoted in Voice of America Piece on the Death of Russian Politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky

April 8, 2022

Professor Brian Taylor was quoted in the Voice of America article, "Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Russian Firebrand Politician Whose Career Spanned Yeltsin, Putin Eras, Dies At 75."

Monmonier Traces the Invention of the Clock System in New Book

April 7, 2022

Mark Monmonier, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and the Environment, has published a new book, “Clock and Compass: How John Byron Plato Gave Farmers a Real Address” (University of Iowa Press, 2022). 

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