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Economics News


WVIA: Pa. sees high grocery price inflation. Economists, senator weigh in

Mica Kurtz provided expert opinion for a story on grocery store price inflation.

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Douthat lecturer Krista Ruffini to address Lycoming College on income assistance programs and health effects

Lycoming College’s annual James and Emily Douthat lecture series will host Krista Ruffini, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics at Georgetown University, for a talk entitled, “Income, Health, and Government Policy: How the Social Safety Net Can Promote Well-being.” The talk, slated for Thursday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m., will take place in the Trogner Presentation Room in the Krapf Gateway Center.

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Visiting Economics Professor to discuss the relevance of historic economist

“Democracy must be defended today, at any cost. Tomorrow, when the principles which we can defend today have been passed into the hands of a totalitarian state, will be too late.” – Sadie T.M. Alexander

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Lycoming alumnus shares challenges, rewards of entrepreneurship

Lycoming College alumnus Marshall Winters ’07, will return to his alma matter to speak as part of the James W. Harding Executive Speaker Series on Tuesday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in the Trogner Presentation Room, in the Krapf Gateway Center. His talk, entitled “Entry-Level Entrepreneur,” will focus on the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurial endeavors. The event is free and open to the public.

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Wertz Scholar finds “life skills” during study abroad in Barcelona

When deciding where to pursue a bachelor’s degree, Williamsport native John Confair ’23 didn’t have to travel far from home to find his best-fit at Lycoming College. But after winning a Wertz scholarship for high achieving students, he travelled across the ocean to spend a semester studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain.

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Lycoming College graduate, OLE coordinator accepted into teaching program in France

At Lycoming College, studying a different language can expand your horizons. Evan Armstrong ’21, coordinator for the outdoor leadership and education program at Lycoming, recently was accepted into the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF), a competitive opportunity to teach English to students of all ages. The program is designed to provide experience to undergraduates with an interest in global careers, including education, international business, international policy and development, and more.

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Lycoming College economics student awarded scholarship to summer training program

Lycoming College quantitative economics major Rafael Lubiano Rodriguez ’23 of Houston was awarded a full scholarship to attend the American Economics Association (AEA) Summer Program at Howard University. The program is designed to help underrepresented groups develop technical skills in the field of economics as they prepare for graduate school or employment as a professional economists.

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Economics expert discusses barriers to sustainable coffee production

Lycoming College is excited to welcome Stephanie Brockmann, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics at the University of New Hampshire, as a guest speaker of the economics department. Her talk, titled “Keeping the Cup Full: Addressing Barriers to Sustainable Coffee Production in Less Developed Economies,” is scheduled for April 5, 5:30 p.m. in Krapf Gateway Center’s Trogner Presentation room. This free event is open to the public.

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Forbes: Mica Kurtz on ranking schools based on test scores

"After scanning the list for his state, [Mica Kurtz] told me, “It still basically looks like schools with lots of economically disadvantaged students are at the bottom of the list and those with lots of affluent students are at the top. Well, you just made a map of the wealth in the country.” "

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Inside Higher Ed: Michael Kurtz on weekend feeding programs

Michael Kurtz, associate professor of economics at Lycoming College, examines one way to help disadvantaged children avoid hunger, which can derail them educationally.

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Glenn Klages of The Honest Company to address Lycoming campus

Lycoming College alumnus Glenn Klages ’79, will return to his alma mater on Thursday, Oct. 7, where he will speak about his position and experiences at The Honest Company as the next Harding Executive Speaker. The talk begins at 7 p.m. in Lycoming College’s Academic Center, room D-001, and is free and open to the public.

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Lycoming College alumni network supports student employment

In a season when so many future plans have been put on hold, young graduates from Lycoming College continued moving forward, thanks to the connections made possible through the College’s Center for Enhanced Academic Experiences (CEAE). Although the COVID-19 pandemic delayed fulltime job offers for many young grads, in the summer of 2020, now-alumna Mackaella Goodwin began a fulltime position at New York Life Insurance Company following a successful corporate internship with the same company.

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