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Heflin article on food insecurity and educational attainment published in Social Problems

Colleen Heflin, Rajeev Darolia & Sharon Kukla-Acevedo
October 22, 2020

See related: Food Security

Yingyi Ma named Provost Faculty Fellow

Interim Vice Chancellor and Provost John Liu has recently announced the appointment of faculty member Yingyi Ma to serve as a Provost Faculty Fellow, focused on internationalization.
October 9, 2020

Monnat reacts to Amazon tracking opioid use in VICE article

"This is news to me, and it's disturbing," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. "I asked around to other drug experts I know, and none of them knew this was happening. I am a bit shocked but shouldn't be. Corporations increasingly have access to a litany of data and know more about us than anyone else."

October 5, 2020

See related: Opioids, United States

Singleton study on labor unions, workplace safety published

Ling Li, Shawn Rohlin & Perry Singleton
October 2, 2020

See related: State & Local

Ma discusses issues facing Chinese students studying online in Chronicle of Higher Education

"I worry that this potentially undermines Chinese students’ learning opportunities," says Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology, about U.S. university faculty members suggesting that Chinese students wait to enroll in certain courses until they can return to campus for in-person instruction.

October 1, 2020

See related: China, COVID-19, Education

Monnat comments on the importance of census data in CNN article

"Census data matter more than any other data that are collected by anyone in the U.S. A 2020 Census failure is a failure for the whole country," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

October 1, 2020

See related: COVID-19, Federal, United States

X Lab article on improving SNAP recertification published in JBPA

Leonard M. Lopoo, Colleen Heflin & Joseph Boskovski
September 24, 2020

See related: State & Local

Heflin, Lopoo, Boskovski study on behavioral interventions & SNAP recertification published in JBPA

Leonard Lopoo, Colleen Heflin & Joseph Boskovski
September 22, 2020

Burman named to advisory committee within the Commerce Department

Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics and senior research associate at the Center of Policy Research within Syracuse University’s Maxwell School for Citizenship and Public, has been appointed by the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis to its Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building within the U.S., a newly formed committee promoting expanded access to federal data.
September 21, 2020

Heflin, Lopoo study on child support income exclusion for SNAP published in Social Science Quarterly

Colleen Heflin, Leonard Lopoo & Mattie Mackenzie-Liu
September 17, 2020

See related: Food Security

Popp quoted in Bloomberg article on Biden's climate plan

Measures to fight climate change tend to destroy some jobs while creating others, says David Popp, professor of public administration and international affairs.

September 17, 2020

Heflin study on material hardship, perceived stress and health in early adulthood published in AE

Ying Huang, Colleen Heflin, Asiya Validova
The authors examined the associations between material hardship and health outcomes in early adulthood and how they are mediated by perceived stress.
September 16, 2020

Monnat study on rural COVID-19 mortality rates published in the Journal of Rural Health

Kent Jason G. Cheng, Yue Sun & Shannon M. Monnat
September 14, 2020

See related: COVID-19, State & Local

Shi article on the unequal distribution of substitute teaching

Jing Liu, Susanna Loeb & Ying Shi
August 31, 2020

See related: Civil Rights

Schwartz discusses New York City school bus service in Gotham Gazette

"Although cutting school bus service may seem like an 'easy' way to save money, educators and policymakers should wield the budget knife carefully," write Amy Ellen Schwartz, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs, and her co-authors. 

August 26, 2020

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