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Ma quoted in Politico article on new Chinese narrative on COVID-19, US

Now, "Chinese international students in the U.S. overwhelmingly consider China a safer place, with [their] government more competently handling the crisis than the American government," says Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology. "That is why so many Chinese students have returned home, despite the high risk of international travel and the enormous difficulty in buying airplane tickets."

May 4, 2020

Heflin paper on material hardship among immigrants in the US published in PR&PR

Claire Altman, Colleen Heflin, Chaegyung Jun & James Bachmeier
May 2, 2020

Schwartz, Rothbart study ties free school lunch to higher test scores

Amy Ellen Schwartz & Micah W. Rothbart
May 2, 2020

Heflin receives two grants from UKCPR

Colleen Heflin, professor of public administration and international affairs, was awarded funding for two projects by the University of Kentucky’s Center for Poverty Research. Heflin’s project seeks to understand the temporal dimensions of eligibility for the U.S. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), in light of increased participation in SNAP by older adults.
May 1, 2020

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Monnat comments on impact of COVID-19 on minorities in Daily Gazette

"This is just another example of the negative health impacts of structural racism," says Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. "Across all institutions, blacks are disadvantaged."

April 29, 2020

Burman discusses additional coronavirus stimulus checks with CNBC

Successfully getting more money out to Americans could be tricky, if the experience from the recent stimulus checks is any indication, says Len Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics.

April 29, 2020

Perry Singleton funded by University of Kentucky poverty center

Perry Singleton received a $46,500 grant from the University of Kentucky’s Center for Poverty Research to fund his project, "The Effect of Social Security Retirement Benefits on Food-Related Hardship among Older Americans."
April 27, 2020

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Popp’s work on government research support funded by Sloan Foundation

David Popp, professor of public administration and international affairs, has been awarded a $349,380 grant by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. His research will examine how government funding influences the direction of clean energy research, focusing on whether increased government spending attracts more researchers to the field, or merely substitutes for other funding sources within the field.

April 23, 2020

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Heflin speaks about SNAP benefits, federal stimulus bill on NCPR

"The population that has the lowest income and has the least other sources of support have not been given any increase in the ability to provide food for their family," says Colleen Heflin, professor of public administration and international affairs.

April 22, 2020

Monnat discusses racial disparities, COVID-19 deaths in Miami Herald

"Without widespread testing and without knowing the infection rate, we can’t responsibly predict when things could open back up," says Shannon Monnat, associate professor of sociology and Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

April 20, 2020

Monnat discusses COVID-19 testing with Miami Herald, Syracuse.com

"If people aren’t being tested, you’re risking not only spread, but greater severity of the illness," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

April 17, 2020

See related: COVID-19, United States

Monnat comments on fairness of stay-at-home orders in Wisconsin Examiner

"A crisis like COVID-19 is bound to exacerbate existing racial-ethnic and socio-economic disparities. Not only within the healthcare system, and in terms of health outcomes, but also within the criminal justice system," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

April 16, 2020

Lutz receives NSF RAPID grant for COVID-19 research

Amy Lutz, associate professor of sociology, has received a $97,058 grant from the National Science Foundation's RAPID program for her research project “Working and Teaching from Home in New York State Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic.”
April 14, 2020

See related: COVID-19, Grant Awards

Rosenthal paper on spatial reach of agglomeration economies

John P. Harding, Jing Li, Stuart S. Rosenthal & Xirui Zhang
April 13, 2020

Monnat discusses COVID-19 with D Magazine, Stateline, the Verge

"At the front end, not testing these groups [poor and racial-ethnic minority populations] at the same level is increasing the risk of fatality rates," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

April 13, 2020

Heflin study on disability, immigration, and food insecurity published

Claire E. Altman, Colleen M. Heflin & Hannah Akanksha Patnaik
April 9, 2020

See related: Food Security

Hamersma’s research on SNAP access funded by WT Grant Foundation

Sarah Hamersma, an associate professor of public administration and international affairs, recently won a $140,058 award from the WT Grant Foundation to support her project “Keeping the ‘Great Equalizer’ Fed: SNAP Access and Young Adult’s Educational Engagement.” 

April 3, 2020

Popp quoted in S&P Global article on electric vehicles, 2020 election

David Popp was interviewed for the S&P Global story, "Biden, Sanders eye broader EV adoption on road to 2020 election," stating that he is "highly skeptical" of reaching 100% EV sales by 2030.

March 16, 2020

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