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  • Ma examines stigma of wearing masks for Chinese students in new study

    "To mask or not to mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic: how Chinese students in America experience and cope with stigma," co-authored by Associate Professor of Sociology Yingyi Ma and sociology PhD candidate Ning Zhan, was published in Chinese Sociological Review. Drawing from stigma theory, Ma and Zhan argue that what Chinese students experience when it comes to mask wearing is an exemplar of how stigma is socially constructed by power.

     

    Exec Ed alum links Syracuse’s disability rights work with Uzbekistan

    Mirjakhon Turdiev, a member of the International Board of Experts at the Republic of Uzbekistan’s El-Yurt Umidi Foundation, current social science Ph.D. candidate, and former Humphrey fellow at Maxwell, spoke at the September 16 webinar, “Opportunities in applying the experience of the prestigious U.S. university in protecting the rights of persons with disabilities in Uzbekistan,” highlighting Syracuse’s Disability Rights Clinic (DRC) in his native Uzbekistan. Turdieve also appeared on Uzbek national television to discuss his research on people with disabilities. 

     

    Center for Disability Resources empowers students, changes perceptions

    Miguel Pica ’22, a history major in the Maxwell School, knows the important work the Center for Disability Resources (CDR) does to help students with disabilities meet their academic goals. He has been working with an access counselor at the center since he came to campus in 2019—and has found his personal success with their efforts. Pica, who was medically retired from the U.S. Army after being injured on active duty, was concerned about completing his coursework on time, having enough time on exams and possibly being penalized or forced to drop a class for too many medically related absences.

     

    Humphrey Fellow credits LaunchPad for entrepreneurial experience

    Maxim Glagolev, a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, started Geeklama, an online coding school that makes quality live coding lessons available to all kids – regardless of where they live. Glagolev credits his entrepreneurial experience in the U.S. for his knowledge on how to start a company. He became involved in the Blackstone LaunchPad and Techstars while studying at Syracuse University, participating in the LaunchPad’s Startup Weekend. Read the full story, "Maxim Glagolev on entrepreneurship that makes a difference in the world," published on the Blackstone LaunchPad website.

     

    Monnat study on rural COVID-19 mortality rates published in JRH

    "COVID‐19 Death Rates Are Higher in Rural Counties With Larger Shares of Blacks and Hispanics," co-authored by Shannon Monnat and Maxwell PhD students Kent Jason Cheng and Yue Sun, was published in the Journal of Rural Health. They found that the COVID‐19 mortality risk is not distributed equally across the rural United States, and the COVID‐19 race penalty is not restricted to cities. Among rural counties, the average daily increase in COVID‐19 mortality rates has been significantly higher in counties with the largest shares of Black and Hispanic residents.

     

    Schwartz discusses NYC school bus service in Gotham Gazette

    "Should New York City Cut School Bus Service?," co-authored by Amy Ellen Schwartz, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Chair in Public Affairs, was published in Gotham Gazette. The authors explore different options for districts to allocate scarce busing resources to best support students. Christopher Rick, PhD candidate in public administration and international affairs, is also a co-author.

     

    Maxwell welcomes four Robertson Fellows as part of new MPA/IR class

    Among students who began pursuit of professional master’s degrees earlier this month, four did so as Robertson Foundation for Government Fellows. They are Ricky Cieri, Katherine Maxwell, Elizabeth Marin, and Kelli Sunabe. Robertson awards are among the most generous and prestigious available to professional graduate students at the Maxwell School.

     

    PhD candidate Adrienne Atterberry receives Chancellor's Citation

    Adrienne Atterberry, a PhD candidate in sociology, received a 2020 Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence in Student Research as part of the One University Awards. The award is given to undergraduate and graduate students who, during their time at Syracuse University, have engaged in collaborative research that has the potential to make a deep and lasting impact on the greater society.

     

    Maxwell faculty and students honored with 2020 One University awards

    Syracuse University announced its 2020 One University Awards, honoring members of the University community for their scholarship, teaching, academic achievement, leadership and service. The annual ceremony was scheduled to take place on April 17 in Hendricks Chapel, but was canceled due to COVID-19 guidelines.

     

    Senior Kara Foley wins top undergraduate research prize

    Kara Foley, a senior majoring in international relations and policy studies, won the Maxwell School’s annual Ben and Marcia Baldanza Prize for top undergraduate research paper, as part of the School’s annual efforts to recognize exemplary undergraduate research. Xinzhi Lin, a senior history and international relations major, was awarded an honorable mention for his research paper. Francine D’Amico received the Ben and Marcia Baldanza Faculty Advisor of the Year Award.

     

    Maxwell students selected as 2020-21 Remembrance Scholars

    Ten Maxwell students were among the 35 students selected to be the 2020-21 Remembrance Scholars by Syracuse University’s Remembrance Scholar Selection Committee. The scholarships, now in their 31st year, were founded as a tribute to—and means of remembering—the 35 students who were killed in the Dec. 21, 1988, bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

     

    Maxwell students receive Fulbright teaching and research grants

    Three Maxwell students will make impacts around the globe as 2020-21 recipients of awards through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Five Maxwell students were also chosen as alternates. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program funds a number of different awards that include English teaching assistantships (ETA) and study/research grants in over 140 countries.

     

    Two Maxwell undergrads named 2020 Syracuse University Scholars

    Maxwell students Lara Hicks, majoring in international relations, and Natalia Rice, majoring in sociology, are among the twelve seniors that have been named as the 2020 Syracuse University Scholars, the highest undergraduate honor the University bestows.

     

    CCE major Ambrose wins Mount Vernon Leadership Fellowship

    Phoebe Ambrose, a sophomore majoring in citizenship and civic engagement at Maxwell, and food studies at the Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, has been named a 2020 Mount Vernon Leadership Fellow. Ambrose was one of 14 fellows selected, from among more than 900 applicants; she is Syracuse University’s first Mount Vernon Fellow.

     

    Lerner Center brief focuses on COVID-19, keeping older NYers healthy

    "The Spatial Distribution of New York State’s Older Population: Let’s Keep New York’s Older Adults Safe and Healthy during the Coronavirus Pandemic," a research brief written by Mary Helander, a graduate fellow in the Lerner Center, looks at how the distribution of NYS's older adult population matters for coronavirus.