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Heflin, Lopoo study on collaboration across social programs published

Colleen M. Heflin, Leonard M. Lopoo & Mattie Mackenzie-Liu
November 11, 2020

Flores-Lagunes comments on October jobs report in MarketWatch

According to Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, professor of economics, improving jobs numbers may have "some explanatory power for the good showing by the president on election night."

November 10, 2020

Monnat talks to Vox about the dichotomy between public health, economy

"If we want people to feel comfortable enough to go back out to bars and restaurants, to travel, and to send their kids to school, we need to see a decline in cases, and people need to feel confident that their peers will behave responsibly for the greater good," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

November 5, 2020

Flores-Lagunes quoted in Wall Street Journal article on US unemployment

"As these last few weeks have shown us, the pandemic is not over," says Alfonso Flores-Lagunes, professor of economics. He says the recent surge in COVID-19 cases could lead to another round of business closures and job losses, potentially unwinding a portion of the labor market’s summer rebound.

November 5, 2020

See related: COVID-19, Labor, United States

Harrington Meyer discusses new book on Colgate University podcast

University Professor Madonna Harrington Meyer and alumna Ynesse Abdul-Malak ’13 MA (Soc)/’17 PhD (Soc) of Colgate University discuss their research related to grandparents caring for grandchildren with disabilities in an episode of 13, a bi-weekly podcast from Colgate University.
November 4, 2020

Monnat talks to BuzzFeed News, Vox about COVID-19, Trump voter support

"The president has been asking Americans to deny what they see happening right in front of them. People are tired. They want to see some leadership and a coordinated national coronavirus response," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

November 2, 2020

New threats, familiar challenges: Maxwell responds to COVID-19

“The COVID pandemic is a great example of a current event that is changing every aspect of society—from how families are organized to how we deliver education and the structure of work,” says Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs Colleen Heflin.

October 30, 2020

See related: COVID-19, U.S. Education

Peace Corps, Fulbright evacuees find community, opportunity at Maxwell

on a Monday morning in mid-March, Jeremy Gonzalez opened his email and learned he was being immediately evacuated from his Peace Corps post in West Timor, Indonesia. Although the COVID-19 pandemic had already prompted travel restrictions around the world, his evacuation orders were sudden and frantic.
October 29, 2020

Ma quoted in South China Morning Post on Trump's efforts to use China as a campaign issue

"Most Americans do not necessarily view their problems with China as having much to do with their problems domestically," says Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology, for the  South China Morning Post.

October 28, 2020

See related: China, U.S. Elections

Heflin article on food insecurity and educational attainment published in Social Problems

Colleen Heflin, Rajeev Darolia & Sharon Kukla-Acevedo
October 22, 2020

See related: Food Security

Yingyi Ma named Provost Faculty Fellow

Interim Vice Chancellor and Provost John Liu has recently announced the appointment of faculty member Yingyi Ma to serve as a Provost Faculty Fellow, focused on internationalization.
October 9, 2020

Monnat reacts to Amazon tracking opioid use in VICE article

"This is news to me, and it's disturbing," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion. "I asked around to other drug experts I know, and none of them knew this was happening. I am a bit shocked but shouldn't be. Corporations increasingly have access to a litany of data and know more about us than anyone else."

October 5, 2020

See related: Opioids, United States

Singleton study on labor unions, workplace safety published

Ling Li, Shawn Rohlin & Perry Singleton
October 2, 2020

See related: State & Local

Ma discusses issues facing Chinese students studying online in Chronicle of Higher Education

"I worry that this potentially undermines Chinese students’ learning opportunities," says Yingyi Ma, associate professor of sociology, about U.S. university faculty members suggesting that Chinese students wait to enroll in certain courses until they can return to campus for in-person instruction.

October 1, 2020

See related: China, COVID-19, Education

Monnat comments on the importance of census data in CNN article

"Census data matter more than any other data that are collected by anyone in the U.S. A 2020 Census failure is a failure for the whole country," says Shannon Monnat, Lerner Chair for Public Health Promotion.

October 1, 2020

See related: COVID-19, Federal, United States

X Lab article on improving SNAP recertification published in JBPA

Leonard M. Lopoo, Colleen Heflin & Joseph Boskovski
September 24, 2020

See related: State & Local

Heflin, Lopoo, Boskovski study on behavioral interventions & SNAP recertification published in JBPA

Leonard Lopoo, Colleen Heflin & Joseph Boskovski
September 22, 2020

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