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New Study Abroad Program in Cuba

Professor McIntyre along with Professor Moakley of the Political Science have developed a new study abroad program in Havana Cuba. Taught in collaboration with the Institute of Philosophy, the program features courses in Latin American Economic and Political Development, the history of the Cuban revolution, and an independent study through which students can pursue their own interests while in Cuba. It will be offered for the first time in Spring 2016. For more information check at the program home page or contact Professor McIntyre.

Active Economics Principles

Professors Anderson, Malloy, and Yang have decided that it is time to break the mythical chains that have bound the large Principles of Economics courses to a place of lecture, test, and hope for the best. The myth that active learning is not for these classes is fueled by the fear of grading 120+ students, concern of free-riders, and, most of all, dimly lit auditoriums with fixed, linear seating arrangements. With support from the URI STEM Gateway Course Innovation program, these faculty have committed to transforming the Principles courses from “large lectures” to “large sections of active learners”.

Economic Effects of Medicaid Expansion

Professor Malloy, jointly with Professor Pearson-Merkowitz from URI’s Political Science Department, contributed a research brief on “The Economic Impact ofExpanding Medicaid” to The Collaborative, a research organization pulling from the colleges and universities in Rhode Island. Malloy and Pearson-Merkowitz’s work focused on the economic effects of Medicaid expansion and was draw from work looking at the economic effects of health insurance coverage in general.

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