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  • 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.


    Maxwell student Kyle Rosenblum named SU's first Schwarzman Scholar

    Kyle Rosenblum, a senior policy studies major in the Maxwell School, has been named a Schwarzman Scholar. He is Syracuse University’s first Schwarzman Scholar. Rosenblum, who is also student in the Renée Crown University Honors Program and a 2020 Class Marshal, was one of 145 scholars selected from more than 4,700 applicants from around the world.


    Hamza Mighri explores Tunisian military court reform in Brookings blog

    "Reforming Tunisia’s military courts," co-authored by MAIR student Hamza Mighri, was published in the Brookings Institution's Order from Chaos blog. The authors discuss the reasons why Tunisia should move swiftly to end military trials of civilians.


    Maxwell School names inaugural Palmer Fellows

    MPA students Katherine Gibson and Haley Smith are pursuing their studies this year as the first-ever beneficiaries of the John L. and Stephanie G. Palmer Public Administration Fellowship Fund. This fellowship was recently created by Dean Emeritus John L. Palmer and his wife Stephanie in order to provide financial support and mentoring to a select group of MPA students each year.


    Veterans Week 2019 Stories of Service, EMPA student Dan Cordial

    For U.S Army veteran Daniel Cordial, as he stepped foot onto the Syracuse University campus, he was taking advantage of a second chance at working towards the life he wanted. Cordial graduated with a degree in political science in 2018 and was accepted to the Executive Master’s in Public Administration program at the Maxwell School.


    Simulation exercise offers a seat at negotiating table

    Thirty Syracuse University students participated in the International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise, presented by the U.S. Army War College. Organizers placed participants into groups representing different nations attending meetings intended to simulate negotiation skills in a real-world policy challenge. A central lesson was to illustrate the role of negotiation under uncertainty.


    Visit to campus builds connections for Online EMPA students

    For many midcareer public service professionals, Maxwell’s Online Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) program provides the perfect way to improve their skills without leaving home. But the success of a recent immersion weekend shows that a visit to campus and the chance to mingle in real life with classmates and professors only enhances the program.


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