Susan Sterett and Anne Brodsky begin new social science leadership roles at UMBC

“Universities can broaden our horizons and invite us to bring our inquiry to our communities,” says Susan Sterett, the new director of the School of Public Policy, emphasizing, “UMBC’s proud tradition of excellence and public service are evident in the problems faculty and students in the School of Public Policy study, and the connection to communities that they bring.” Continue reading Susan Sterett and Anne Brodsky begin new social science leadership roles at UMBC

Tyson King-Meadows appointed associate dean of College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Tyson King-Meadows, chair of Africana studies and associate professor of political science, has been appointed associate dean of UMBC’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS), beginning in summer 2016. King-Meadows joined UMBC in 2003 and has held numerous … Continue reading Tyson King-Meadows appointed associate dean of College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

UMBC Study on Maryland Dream Act in the Gazette

An article published January 8th in The Gazette examines the impact of the Maryland Dream Act after its first year. The law allows undocumented immigrants who graduate from Maryland high schools and meet certain conditions to pay in-state and in-county tuition at Maryland public community colleges and public universities. The article, titled “The First Year of ‘Dreamers,’” references UMBC’s Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research study on the economic impact of the Dream Act. The report concluded the Dream Act would benefit state and local governments with $6.2 million in economic activity. The article mentions opponents’ claims that the Dream … Continue reading UMBC Study on Maryland Dream Act in the Gazette

MIPAR and Hilltop Awarded $750,000 Grant for Healthy Homes Research

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded a 3-year, $750,000 grant the Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (MIPAR), The Hilltop Institute at UMBC, and the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative™ (GHHI) to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of the reduction in asthma and associated Medicated expenditures resulting from the implementation of GHHI interventions. GHHI is a national program spearheaded by the Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning. GHHI integrates health-based housing interventions with weatherization to create access to healthy homes for children in low-income neighborhoods. The UMBC study will focus on GHHI interventions in the homes … Continue reading MIPAR and Hilltop Awarded $750,000 Grant for Healthy Homes Research

UMBC Study on Economic Impact of Dream Act in National Press Following Vote

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Marylanders voted to extend in-county/in-state tuition at local community colleges and public universities to undocumented immigrants who graduate from Maryland high schools and meet other requirements. Press following the 59% to 41% Maryland Dream Act victory have cited a recent study on the Dream Act’s economic impacts by UMBC’s T.H. Gindling (economics) and Marvin Mandell (public policy). Their study concludes, “the Dream Act would generate $66 million in economic activity for each incoming new class of undocumented students.” See the website of UMBC’s Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (MIPAR) for the original working paper: … Continue reading UMBC Study on Economic Impact of Dream Act in National Press Following Vote

UMBC Study on Economic Impact of Dream Act in TIME

Maryland voters will soon decide whether to allow undocumented immigrants who graduate from Maryland high schools and meet other requirements to pay in-county/in-state tuition at local community colleges and public universities. A recent study on the Dream Act’s economic impacts by UMBC professors T.H. Gindling (economics) and Marvin Mandell (public policy) has received significant media attention and today appeared on TIME magazine‘s online coverage of the referendum. TIME notes that Gindling and Mandell’s study concludes, “the Dream Act would generate $66 million in economic activity for each incoming new class of undocumented students.” See the website of UMBC’s Maryland Institute … Continue reading UMBC Study on Economic Impact of Dream Act in TIME

UMBC Study on Economic Impact of Dream Act in Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, WYPR

In one month Maryland voters will decide whether to allow undocumented immigrants who graduate from Maryland high schools and meet other requirements to pay in-county/in-state tuition at local community colleges and public universities. Until now, voters had little information to go on about the Dream Act’s likely effects, but a new report from UMBC professors T.H. Gindling (economics) and Marvin Mandell (public policy) offers hard data on its economic impacts. “Private and Government Fiscal Costs and Benefits of the Maryland Dream Act” is a working paper funded by the Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (MIPAR) at UMBC. The … Continue reading UMBC Study on Economic Impact of Dream Act in Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, WYPR