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Monnat study on fatal opioid overdoses published in Rural Sociology

David J. Peters, Shannon M. Monnat, Andrew L. Hochstetler & Mark T. Berg
October 29, 2019

Visit to campus builds connections for Online EMPA students

“Online students benefit from the flexibility of being able to complete their coursework on their own schedule from the comfort of their own home, and while the connections they make with their peers and faculty are valuable, the value of place and institutional community that comes from being part of a school can be lacking,” said Nell S. Bartkowiak, director of the Online E.M.P.A. Program.

October 24, 2019

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Burman discusses the cost of Warren's Medicare for All in the Atlantic

Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics, says raising significantly more tax revenue to fund Medicare for All "is plausible in the sense that it is theoretically possible. But the revolution that would come along with it would get in the way." 

October 18, 2019

Zhu weighs in on fossil fuel divestment in Harvard Crimson

Maria Zhu, assistant professor of economics, says that the University of California’s decision could be "a sign that the tides are shifting" on universities’ economic views of investing in fossil fuels. “If it has a positive impact, I do believe more schools will eventually divest for financial reasons, given that most of them tend to think social implications of divesting are positive or neutral at worst."

October 15, 2019

Sociologists Montez and Monnat earn NIH grants

Maxwell School sociology faculty members lead research teams that were recently awarded R24 grants from the National Institute on Aging, a division of the National Institutes of Health. Jennifer Karas Montez, professor of sociology, is a co-principal investigator, and Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion, is a co-investigator on the first of these highly competitive five-year grants.
October 11, 2019

Rothbart, Schwartz paper on impact of universal free meals published in JPART

Amy Ellen Schwartz & Michah W. Rothbart
October 9, 2019

NAPA names four fellows from Maxwell School faculty

Four Maxwell School faculty members have been selected to join the National Academy of Public Administration as 2019 Academy Fellows. NAPA is a congressionally chartered, nonpartisan, and nonprofit academy providing expert advice to government leaders in building and managing more effective, efficient, accountable, and transparent organizations.
October 8, 2019

Siddiki projects awarded NSF and USDA funding

Saba Siddiki, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, has been awarded two grants for projects beginning this fall. One will support the work of the Institutional Grammar Research Initiative and the other is for project work on urban food action plans to advance human well-being and health, environment, and equity goals.

October 3, 2019

Ten Maxwell experts to speak at upcoming NASPAA conference

Eight faculty members in Public Administration and International Affairs will be among the 10 Syracuse University representatives appearing on panels at the annual conference of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) later this month. NASPAA is an international association of public affairs schools at universities in the United States and abroad
October 1, 2019

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Heflin study on adolescent food insecurity, risky behaviors and mental health published in CYSR

Colleen Heflin, Sharon Kukla-Acevedo & Rajeev Darolia
September 30, 2019

See related: Food Security

Harrington Meyer discusses intensive grandparenting in Christian Science Monitor article

"Historically, grandparents have always provided care," says University Professor Madonna Harrington Meyer. "What we’re seeing now is grandparents providing care that looks a lot more like parenting: more hours and more tasks."

September 20, 2019

Yinger comments on NY property assessments in Syracuse.com article

"New York is all over the place,’" says John Yinger, Trustee Professor of Economics and Public Administration and International Affairs. "It has one of the craziest [property assessment] systems in the country."

September 18, 2019

Popp article on climate policy published in Newsweek

David Popp's article on the Carbon Tax and climate policy was published in Newsweek. "Climate policy requires a two-pronged approach to foster the development of the next generation of clean energy technology," writes Popp.
September 18, 2019

Maxwell announces new faculty members, department chair

The academic year begins at the Maxwell School with the arrival of several new faculty members. In addition, Tom Perreault, professor of geography, is the new chair of the Department of Geography.
September 12, 2019

Maxwell announces promotions, tenure for six faculty

“The faculty promoted are nationally recognized scholars, outstanding teachers, and engaged in making their work accessible to broader audiences in an effort to shape future research, and dialogue and practice,” said David M. Van Slyke, dean of the Maxwell School.

August 27, 2019

Hou paper wins joint best research award

Yilin Hou, professor of public administration and international affairs, won a joint best research award from the Deng Ziji Foundation and the Journal of Trade and Finance Economics in China for a co-authored paper published in the journal. The paper provides evidence to advocate for a broad-base property tax in order to capture the capitalized value arising from improved public services.

August 22, 2019

See related: Awards & Honors, China, Taxation

Harrington Meyer discusses intensive grandparenting on Wharton podcast

University Professor Madonna Harrington Meyer discusses grandparents who are taking on tasks that have, until recently, generally been the purview of parents. So, in addition to the sublime pleasures of grandparenting, many grandparents are now also feeling high levels of stress and strain as grandparenting intensifies.

August 22, 2019

Harrington Meyer discusses benefits of Fresh Air Fund in Democrat & Chronicle article

"Initially created to give children a break from the dirty smokestacks of NYC, the Fresh Air Fund now emphasizes giving children from underserved communities a break from drugs, violence, or gangs," writes University Professor Madonna Harrington Meyer.

August 20, 2019

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Paul Volcker Lecture in Behavioral Economics with Deirdre Nansen McCloskey

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Deirdre Nansen McCloskey (University of Illinois at Chicago) will present the fifth annual Paul Volcker Lecture in Behavioral Economics. For more information about this lecture, please contact Katrina Fiacchi at 315.443.9040 or kfiacchi@syr.edu. 


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