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MPRC faculty contribute to theoretical and applied developments in their various fields as well as to discussions that impact public policy. Some recent news stories are abstracted below.

Rashawn Ray interviewed on Ahmaud Arbery's shooting case at NPR

Rashawn Ray interviewed on Ahmaud Arbery's shooting case at NPR

As the country mourns Ahmaud Arbery's death, NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with University of Maryland sociology professor Rashawn Ray about why men of color disarm themselves as a defense mechanism.

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Frauke Kreuter featured in The Baltimore Sun on New Data Collection on COVID-19 with Facebook

Frauke Kreuter featured in The Baltimore Sun on New Data Collection on COVID-19 with Facebook

Faculty at the University of Maryland have been working with Facebook to design a worldwide survey aimed at collecting coronavirus data during the global pandemic.

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Rashawn Ray featured in CBS Baltimore on Communities of Color disproportionally hit by COVID-19

Rashawn Ray featured in CBS Baltimore on Communities of Color disproportionally hit by COVID-19

Statistics show African Americans are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus, and new research found certain pre-existing conditions may put them at higher risk.

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Maureen Cropper talks about Clean Air Act on Resources for the Future

Maureen Cropper talks about Clean Air Act on Resources for the Future

Cropper discusses a recent working paper that assesses the full benefits and costs of the groundbreaking law’s many programs to protect the environment.

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MPRC announces winners of 2020 Summer Grant competition

Winners to receive funding to support preparation of a submission to the 2021 PAA Annual Meeting

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John Haltiwanger featured in Barron's on New Economic Indicators during COVID-19 Pandemic

John Haltiwanger featured in Barron's on New Economic Indicators during COVID-19 Pandemic

Two new indicators designed to gauge economic activity on a real-time basis show that the U.S. has already experienced an economic crisis sharper than the 2008 recession and continues to deteriorate.

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Melissa Kearney's research illuminates COVID recovery potential

Melissa Kearney's research illuminates COVID recovery potential

We must deliberately spend and invest in ways that will strengthen our capitalist economy and expand economic security, she writes

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Philip Cohen featured in The Hill on Domestic Violence During COVID-19 Quarantine

Philip Cohen featured in The Hill on Domestic Violence During COVID-19 Quarantine

Police departments across the country are reporting a spike in domestic violence cases as stay-at-home orders put victims and their abusers in constant proximity.

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MPRC Associates lead COVID-19 pilot study

MPRC Associates lead COVID-19 pilot study

University of Maryland Seed Grant funds research into COVID-19 social impacts

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Philip Cohen comments on Possible Baby Boom after COVID-19 Quarantine on USA Today

Philip Cohen comments on Possible Baby Boom after COVID-19 Quarantine on USA Today

The stay-at-home coronavirus orders are unprecedented in America but the speculation about a possible baby boom afterward has generated heat discussion on social media

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Sacoby Wilson featured in Gizmodo on Health Equity amid the COVID-19 Outbreak

Sacoby Wilson featured in Gizmodo on Health Equity amid the COVID-19 Outbreak

Health experts had suspected the coronavirus pandemic would kill more people in areas where there’s higher air pollution. Now, they have preliminary data to back it up.

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