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Jul 18, 2016
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Congratulations to Dr. Mary Wenning, Program Director; Dr. Jerri Killian, Department Chair; and the entire faculty of the MPA program!  The  notifying memo sent by the accrediting body; the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA); stated they are “pleased to inform that the Commission found your Master of Public Administration program to be in substantial conformity with NASPAA Standards.” The program is accredited for a period of seven years – through August...
Jun 22, 2016
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Please join the Department of Urban Affairs and Geography in welcoming our newest faculty member, Instructor Jenn Titanski-Hooper, starting Fall 2016! What should you know about Jennifer Titanski-Hooper?
Jun 22, 2016
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Please join the Department of Urban Affairs and Geography in welcoming our newest faculty member, Assistant Professor Daniel Warshawsky, starting Fall 2016! What should you know about Daniel Warshawsky?
May 2, 2016
MPA students at Nutter Center
21 MPA students and 13 undergraduate students in Urban Affairs and Geography graduated this spring! We congratulate the class of 2016!
May 2, 2016
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Pi Alpha Alpha encourages and recognizes outstanding scholarship and accomplishment in public affairs and administration. Its objectives, such as fostering integrity, professionalism, and effective performance, promote the advancement of quality in the education and practice of the art and science of public affairs and administration. PAA membership identifies those with the highest performance levels in educational programs preparing them for public service careers.  To be eligible,...
Mar 17, 2016
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Professor Myron Levine interviewed by CNN Radio on the role of superdelegates and their impact on the presidential race   Urban and Public Affairs professor Myron Levine was interviewed on CNN Radio’s The Michael Smerconish Program (March 17).  Levine argued that superdelegates were intended to add some sense of “balance” to the selection process.  Superdelegates comprise about 15 percent of the Democratic convention and only 7 percent of the Republican delegates (and they are not always “...
Mar 17, 2016
The Global Health Initiative Symposium and Dinner on April 4 will raise funds for fourth-year students in the Boonshoft School of Medicine’s International Education Program.
Mar 7, 2016
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Ethan Harris and Moses Kamanzi, current MPA graduate students, recently competed in the NASPAA multi-national academic competition. Ethan and Moses traveled to Indiana University to compete in the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration Student Simulation Competition. Over 300 universities were invited to compete at 8 different regional sites around the world. The brightest minds studying public administration from across the world showed up to represent their...
Feb 29, 2016
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MPA students were excited to attend the Ohio City Managers Association (OCMA) 2016 Winter Conference. As up-and-coming public sector leaders, our MPA students gained insight into emerging local government trends by attending panels and presentations featuring top administrators from Ohio and beyond. The theme of the conference, and keynote speaker Gian Paul Gonzalez’s address, was “All In.” In poker, when someone goes all in, there is no going back. A public servant who goes “all in” leaves...
Feb 3, 2016
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Ummey H. Tabassum began a dual MPA/ICP degree in Fall 2015.  1. Please introduce yourself.  My name is Ummey H. Tabassum, from Bangladesh. I am a  graduate student of Public Administration, and International and Comparative Politics programs at Wright State University.   2. In what ways are you (or have been) involved on campus? Right now I am serving in the fundraising committee of Non-Profit Leadership Alliance (NLA).  Moreover, as part of NLA I serve the community for at least 15 hours per...

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