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April 2015

Congratulations Anthony Lorencette! Anthony is one of just 25 students from across the U.S. who has been accepted to the American Economic Association Summer Training Program at the University of New Mexico.

The intensive program prepares students for PhD programs in Economics and is a collaboration of the University of New Mexico and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In addition to being accepted to this prestigious program, Anthony has also won a Minority Fellowship that will cover his full costs of the program as well as provide a summer stipend.

Anthony, a first-generation Brazilian-American, is currently a junior majoring in Resource Economics focusing on natural resources and environmental economics. He plans to enroll in a top graduate program in 2016 to prepare for a career working as an economist researching the impacts of policy. During the intensive 6 week program, Anthony will work on strengthening his understanding of microeconomics, econometrics and math methods in economics. He will be closely aligned with a team of students and mentors to support his studies. The experience will allow him to form valuable ties with other students and his mentors. He will also participate in the AEA Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession Mentoring Conference. While there, he will meet with guest lectures from a number of prominent institutions including the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Federal Reserve and the Congressional Budget Office. His final team research project will be presented at an AEA mentoring conference. Congratulations Anthony for your success in earning such a phenomenal opportunity! We look forward to learning about your experiences when you return!

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April 10, 2015

Graduate Awards Ceremony
(Photo: Elizabeth Hunter, Irene Mussio Garcia and Jill Fitzsimmons)

Jill Fitzsimmons is this year's recipient of the Carolyn Harper Fellowship. Elizabeth Hunter and Irene Mussio Garcia received the The Vijay Bhagavan Teaching Assistant of Distinction Award. Congratulations Jill, Elizabeth and Irene!
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April 2015

Sylvia Brandt is leading a study showing how current methods used to measure hospital quality are fraught with problems that have large consequences for how hospitals are reimbursed by Medicare. >>More

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March 2015

Congratulations to Emily Wang and Angela de Oliveira who have been awarded Flex Grants for teaching and faculty development from the MSP

Flex Grants are small grants of $500 that are intended to support faculty professional development related to teaching, funded by the campus through the MSP contract. Expenses that can be covered by these grants may include: travel to enhance teaching or area knowledge; membership in professional associations; classes or workshops to enhance teaching or area knowledge; books; software; equipment; catering a meeting or seminar; inviting a speaker to campus; hiring a graduate or undergraduate student; and other resources that enhance professional development related to teaching. >>More

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March 2015

Congratulations to Julie Caswell and Jill Fitzsimmons who presented their research in Naples, Italy, at the European Ag Economics conference: Consumer Behavior in a Changing World: Food, Culture and Society. >>More