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Landes Piece on COVID’s Impact on Immunocompromised People Published by Hastings Center

November 22, 2022

"Moving On from Covid? Immunocompromised People Can’t," written by Associate Professor of Sociology Scott Landes, was published by the Hastings Center.

Engelhardt Speaks with CNN About the Increase in Social Security Payments in 2023

November 4, 2022

Asked about the White House’s assertion that “President Biden’s leadership” is responsible for the increase, Gary Engelhardt, professor of economics, tells CNN: “This assertion is incorrect.”

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Monnat and Montez Talk to US News About Their Research on Link Between Policy and Mortality Rates

November 2, 2022

“State policies, which have been relatively ignored in research on explanations for U.S. mortality trends, turn out to be really important for understanding geographic disparities in mortality,” Shannon Monnat, professor of sociology, tells U.S. News & World Report.

Montez Discusses New Research on Link Between Policy and Mortality Rates With NBC News, USA Today

October 28, 2022

If states had adopted liberal policies across the board, University Professor Jennifer Karas Montez and her co-authors calculated that 171,030 lives would have been saved in 2019 alone; on the flip side, conservative policies in all states would have led to an additional 217,635 working-age deaths.

Hamersma Article on Scaling Up the Social Good Published in Comment Magazine

October 25, 2022

"What happens when we think of social goods—those that contribute to human thriving? Is scale just as problematic in those cases, or might we use its powers for good?" asks Sarah Hamersma, associate professor of public administration and international affairs.

Monnat Comments on Increase in US Suicide Rates in Grid Article

October 14, 2022

“There might be a small drop in one or two years, but the long-term trend has been an increase,” says Shannon Monnat, professor of sociology. She was interviewed for the Grid article, "U.S. suicide rates rose again in 2021, ending a brief decline during the covid pandemic."

Monnat Research on Mortality Trends Featured in New York Times Article

October 6, 2022

Professor of Sociology Shannon Monnat was also interviewed for the story, "‘There Are Two Americas Now: One With a B.A. and One Without’." 

Landes Discusses His Research on COVID Deaths, People with IDD in Disability Scoop Article

September 29, 2022

Scott Landes, associate professor of sociology, was interviewed for the Disability Scoop article, "COVID-19 Was Leading Killer Of People With Developmental Disabilities."

Research by Landes on COVID Deaths, People with IDD Featured in Syracuse.com Article

September 20, 2022

"COVID-19 Mortality Burden and Comorbidity Patterns Among Decedents with and without Intellectual and Developmental Disability in the US," co-authored by Associate Professor of Sociology Scott Landes, was featured in the Syracuse.com article, "COVID-19 Mortality Burden and Comorbidity Patterns Among Decedents with and without Intellectual and Developmental Disability in the US."

Wolf Discusses New Research on Paid Sick Leave with Canadian HR Reporter

September 13, 2022

Professor Emeritus Douglas Wolf was interviewed for the Canadian HR Reporter article, "Mandated paid sick leave a matter of life and death: Report."

Wolf Discusses Paid Family Leave and Elder Care in New York Times Article

September 8, 2022
Professor Emeritus Douglas Wolf was interviewed for the New York Times article, "The Quiet Cost of Family Caregiving."

Maxwell Faculty Research on Paid Sick Leave, Mortality Rate Cited by CBS News, CTV News

September 1, 2022

"U.S. State Preemption Laws and Working-Age Mortality," co-authored by Maxwell professors Douglas Wolf, Jennifer Karas Montez and Shannon Monnat, was featured in CBS News and CTV News articles.

Hamersma, Purser Quoted in ProPublica Article on the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, Temp Workers

August 24, 2022

Maxwell professors Sarah Hamersma and Gretchen Purser were interviewed for the ProPublica article, "A Tax Credit Was Meant to Help Marginalized Workers Get Permanent Jobs. Instead It’s Subsidizing Temp Work."

Maxwell School Welcomes New Faculty, Department Chairs for 2022-23

August 23, 2022
The Maxwell School welcomes several new faculty members and announces the appointment of three department chairs.

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Schwartz Quoted in Chalkbeat Article on Reversing New York City School Budgets

August 9, 2022

Amy Ellen Schwartz, professor of economics and public administration and international affairs, was quoted in the Chalkbeat article, "Eric Adams is facing pressure to reverse NYC school budget cuts. Should he?"

Research by Monnat, Sun Cited in New York Times Article on COVID Vaccination Rates

August 5, 2022

A research study on COVID vaccination rates co-authored by Professor Shannon Monnat and Ph.D. student Yue Sun was cited in the New York Times article, "In Rural America, COVID Hits Black and Hispanic People Hardest."

Hamersma Talks About Statistical Grammar on The Hidden Curriculum Podcast

July 27, 2022

Sarah Hamersma, associate professor of public administration and international affairs, discussed statistical grammar and the importance of communicating results honestly and effectively on The Hidden Curriculum podcast.

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Maxwell Experts Discuss Future Implications and Historical Context of Dobbs v. Jackson Ruling

July 20, 2022

The discussion covered the history of governing abortions in the U.S.; how the Dobbs v. Jackson decision might affect access to abortion and other reproductive services; impacts the decision could have on economic and health outcomes and voting behaviors in upcoming elections; and what precedent this decision might set for other Supreme Court decisions going forward. 

Montez Talks to Scientific American About the Growing Mortality Gap Between GOP and Dem Areas

July 20, 2022

University Professor and demographer Jennifer Karas Montez was quoted in the Scientific American article, "People in Republican Counties Have Higher Death Rates Than Those in Democratic Counties."

Montez Talks to NPR About the Link Between Politics and Health

June 15, 2022

University Professor Jennifer Karas Montez was interviewed on NPR about the link between politics and health.

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