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Siddiki Article on Inclusion in Collaborative Governance Published in Policy and Society

Saba Siddiki, Christopher Ansell, Carey Doberstein, Hayley Henderson, Paul Hart
June 25, 2020

Ma comments on order to stop visas for skilled immigrants in Politico

Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology, assesses that Trump's executive order suspending the entry of foreign workers seeking H1-B visas "seriously undermines American leadership in fields such as technology and medicine where skilled immigrants serve as the backbone."

June 25, 2020

Dean’s Office, CPR fund summer project assistantships

Eleven faculty members will receive awards from the Maxwell School to support emerging research projects this summer.
June 24, 2020

Ma quoted in South China Morning Post article on BLM movement, Asian-American community

Those of an older generation, whether in China or the U.S., generally prefer to circumvent discussion of politics and socioeconomic issues, says Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology. "They have memories of the Cultural Revolution and they understand how divisive and how difficult it was and how much destruction it caused," she says.

June 17, 2020

Hou quoted in Bloomberg article on balanced-budget loopholes

"The rules are not ironclad," says Yilin Hou, professor of public administration and international affairs. "The simple reason being that state governments must operate to provide the services demanded by citizens, however harsh the rules are." 

May 26, 2020

Rothbart recommends a new GI Bill for COVID-19 workers in The Hill

"This will help veterans of the COVID-19 crisis recover from their combat and will reflect well on how we treat our battle-tested heroes," writes Michah Rothbart, assistant professor of public administration and international affairs, about the need for a new GI Bill.

May 18, 2020

Flores-Lagunes gives advice to 2020 graduates in Syracuse.com

Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, professor of economics, says that graduate school is generally a smart option for students graduating during an economic downturn, provided they balance the added debt with demand for jobs in their desired profession. He added that students should look for programs that help them build connections and network with future employers. 

May 12, 2020

Rosenthal paper on employment density and agglomeration economies published in RS&UE

Crocker H. Liu, Stuart S. Rosenthal & William C. Strange
May 10, 2020

Burman weighs in on Trump's payroll tax cut proposal in CNBC article

"The main problem with the proposal is that it would go to the people who least need help," says Professor Len Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics.

May 5, 2020

Ma quoted in Politico article on new Chinese narrative on COVID-19, US

Now, "Chinese international students in the U.S. overwhelmingly consider China a safer place, with [their] government more competently handling the crisis than the American government," says Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology. "That is why so many Chinese students have returned home, despite the high risk of international travel and the enormous difficulty in buying airplane tickets."

May 4, 2020

Heflin paper on material hardship among immigrants in the US published in PR&PR

Claire Altman, Colleen Heflin, Chaegyung Jun & James Bachmeier
May 2, 2020

Schwartz, Rothbart study ties free school lunch to higher test scores

Amy Ellen Schwartz & Micah W. Rothbart
May 2, 2020

Heflin receives two grants from UKCPR

Colleen Heflin, professor of public administration and international affairs, was awarded funding for two projects by the University of Kentucky’s Center for Poverty Research. Heflin’s project seeks to understand the temporal dimensions of eligibility for the U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), in light of increased participation in SNAP by older adults.
May 1, 2020

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Monnat comments on impact of COVID-19 on minorities in Daily Gazette

"This is just another example of the negative health impacts of structural racism," says Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. "Across all institutions, blacks are disadvantaged."

April 29, 2020

Burman discusses additional coronavirus stimulus checks with CNBC

Successfully getting more money out to Americans could be tricky, if the experience from the recent stimulus checks is any indication, says Len Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics.

April 29, 2020

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