UMBC forum highlights need for interdisciplinary collaboration in aging research

“Health, we know, is not cardiovascular, is not neurological, is not pathological. Those are completely artificial distinctions,” shared keynote speaker Luigi Ferrucci, director of science at the National Institute on Aging. “It’s become very, very clear that everything interconnects.” Continue reading UMBC forum highlights need for interdisciplinary collaboration in aging research

Roy Meyers publishes primer on the federal budget process, outlining anticipated hurdles for Trump administration proposal

“The bottom line is that the White House publicized a target of $54 billion…in cuts without receiving any feedback from agencies about the feasibility of making them,” writes Meyers, professor of political science. Continue reading Roy Meyers publishes primer on the federal budget process, outlining anticipated hurdles for Trump administration proposal

Baltimore City elementary school students learn about college opportunities through UMBC visit

“Bringing fifth graders to campus gives them the opportunity to see themselves at college, and inspires them to see their own education as interesting and meaningful,” said Jaelyn Bos ’17, biological sciences and environmental science. Continue reading Baltimore City elementary school students learn about college opportunities through UMBC visit

New research by Curran and Kellogg points to inequities in science education from early age

“Science achievement gaps begin early. It is important that our policies and interventions take steps in those early years to ensure increased science achievement for all,” writes F. Chris Curran, an assistant professor of public policy. Continue reading New research by Curran and Kellogg points to inequities in science education from early age

During Rio games, John Rennie Short argues underestimated costs pose major challenges for Olympic host cities

In the article, “On rocky road to Rio, the biggest loser may be the glory of hosting Olympics,” Short comments on the increasing scale of the games, growing global coverage, and underlying structural problems. Continue reading During Rio games, John Rennie Short argues underestimated costs pose major challenges for Olympic host cities

Zero tolerance laws contribute to racial disparities in U.S. public schools, research by F. Chris Curran reveals

“Clearly, such zero tolerance laws were meant to improve the safety and order of the school environment,” writes F. Chris Curran in a new article in The Conversation. “However, in recent years, they have been seen as being overly prescriptive and as contributing to racial disparities in school discipline.” Continue reading Zero tolerance laws contribute to racial disparities in U.S. public schools, research by F. Chris Curran reveals

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John Rennie Short argues that the South China Sea dispute could have significant global consequences

An international court ruling could escalate geopolitical tensions around the world. That’s according to School of Public Policy Professor John Rennie Short, who explains in a new op-ed how an ongoing dispute in the South China Sea could have significant global consequences. Continue reading John Rennie Short argues that the South China Sea dispute could have significant global consequences

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John Rennie Short explains what Brexit vote reveals about economic and social inequality in the U.K.

“The Brexit vote reveals and embodies the deep divide in the U.K. between the different regions of England and Wales and especially between the affluent London and the South East. This division is unlikely to heal soon,” writes UMBC’s John Rennie Short. Continue reading John Rennie Short explains what Brexit vote reveals about economic and social inequality in the U.K.

Political scientist Roy Meyers analyzes the negotiations over President Obama’s final budget

In a new article in The Conversation, Political Science Professor Roy Meyers writes that President Obama’s final budget proposal highlights the growing divide between political parties and shines a light on recent efforts at budget reform. Continue reading Political scientist Roy Meyers analyzes the negotiations over President Obama’s final budget

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Donald Norris weighs in on what’s next for former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley

Following Monday’s Iowa Caucuses, former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley officially ended his bid for the presidency. WJZ-TV ran a story examining what’s next for O’Malley as he begins the next chapter in his political career. Donald Norris, professor and director … Continue reading Donald Norris weighs in on what’s next for former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley

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UMBC economic policy researcher examines the impact of Puerto Rico’s debt crisis

Justin Vélez-Hagan, a Ph.D. student in UMBC’s School of Public Policy and executive director of the National Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce, has been in the news recently after Puerto Rico defaulted on more bond payments, falling deeper into debt. Vélez-Hagan … Continue reading UMBC economic policy researcher examines the impact of Puerto Rico’s debt crisis

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

F. Chris Curran selected for prestigious Emerging Education Policy Scholar Program

F. Chris Curran, an assistant professor in UMBC’s School of Public Policy, has been named an Emerging Education Policy Scholar for 2015-16 by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and the American Enterprise Institute. The Emerging Education Policy Scholars (EEPS) program is a … Continue reading F. Chris Curran selected for prestigious Emerging Education Policy Scholar Program

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The Hilltop Institute Senior Research Analyst Michael Abrams presents 2015 Shinogle Fellowship Lecture

On Friday, December 4, Hilltop Senior Research Analyst and UMBC Public Policy PhD candidate Michael T. Abrams, MPH, gave the 2015 Judith A. Shinogle Memorial Fellowship lecture at UMBC. Abrams discussed the research projects—spearheaded by Shinogle before her tragic death … Continue reading The Hilltop Institute Senior Research Analyst Michael Abrams presents 2015 Shinogle Fellowship Lecture

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F. Chris Curran writes Baltimore Sun op-ed about educational opportunity in Baltimore City

Following up on the recent release of several education assessments for the state of Maryland, F. Chris Curran, an assistant professor in the School of Public Policy, wrote a Baltimore Sun op-ed that examined the state of education in Baltimore City Public … Continue reading F. Chris Curran writes Baltimore Sun op-ed about educational opportunity in Baltimore City