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Brown Bag Series

February 26, 2014
The Contexts of Parenting in At-Risk Populations
Allison K. Holmes, PhD

February 19, 2014
Designing a Self-Directed Service Program
Barbara Holt, PhD

February 4, 2014
The Effects of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Child Achievement and Long-Term Educational Attainment
Michelle Maxfield

September 9, 2013
Key Methodologies in the Analysis of Labor Discrimination
Barbara Morgan, PhD

July 31, 2013
Network Analysis in Cluster Development
Scott Dempwolf, PhD

April 9, 2013
University of Maryland College of Information Studies (iSchool) Carol Boston to present “Motivation and technology for citizen science projects”
Carol Boston

March 13, 2013
Why Poor People Move (And Where They Go): Residential Mobility, Selection, and Racial Segregation
Stefanie DeLuca, PhD

December 17, 2012
Traditional Entrepreneurs and Regional Resilience Policy
Jennifer Auer, PhD (ABD)

June 27, 2012
Monthly Household Income Fluctuations, Material Deprivation and Health Outcomes in the U.S.
Neil Bania, PhD

May 30, 2012
Intergenerational Educational and Occupational Mobility in Rural China: 1988 - 2002
Yan Sun, PhD

January 23, 2012
University of Maryland's Health IT Initiatives and Collaboration
Kenyon Crowley

December 9, 2011
Neonatal Health Issues in South Asia
Muhiuddin Haider, Ph.D.

November 15, 2011
Model-Based Systems Engineering for Healthcare Organizations
Jeffery W. Herrmann, Ph.D.

June 22, 2011
Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems in Education
Sarah Newman, Research Analyst

June 1, 2011
A Discussion on the Diffusion of Information in Social Networks
William Rand, Ph.D

May 16, 2011
Tools for Measuring the Performance of Federal Policy Agencies
Donald Malcolm Smith, Ph.D Candidate, UB

May 13, 2011
Clarity in the Clutter: Automated Temporal Topic Organization in Social Media
Chris Yang, Ph.D

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Publications

The Evaluation of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Regional Cluster Initiative -- Year Three Report

Cost-Benefit Analysis of USAID/Ethiopia Selected Value Chains of Agricultural Projects in Ethiopia: AMDe, GRAD, LMD, and PRIME Projects: Summary Report

The Mid-Term Performance Evaluation of USAID/ Macedonia’s Investment Development and Export Advancement Support (IDEAS) Project

Cost–Effectiveness Analysis Of USAID/Rwanda Feed The Future Project, Nutrition: Behavior Change and Social Marketing Phase 1 Final Report

Mid-Term Performance Evaluation of the Junior Achievement of Armenia (JAA) Entrepreneurship And Civic Activism For Young People USAID/Armenia Final Report

Poverty Reduction by Increasing the Competiveness of Enterprises (PRICE) Final Performance Evaluation Final Report

USAID Liberia Feed the Future Population-Based Survey Final Report

Optimal presents at International SME Networking and Clustering (SNC) Project Conference

CMS Ombudsman 2012 Congressional Report Released

Measuring School Superintendant Efficiency

In-State Tuition Benefits and Non-Citizen Enrollment in Texas Universities Examined at the 81st Annual Southern Economic Association Conference

Poster Presentation at the 2nd Annual Improvement Science Summit on Real-Time Data Driven Analysis in Quality Improvement Research

Poster on Holistic Service Delivery Model to Enhance the Lives of Fathers and Families Presented at Annual Meeting of the Office of Family Assistance

Study on Extended School Days Presented at AEFP Conference

Employment Options for Low-skill Workers in the Baltimore, Maryland, Metropolitan Area. Viable Occupations, Local Dynamics, Workforce Training and Education: Issues and Challenges

Statistical Power Analysis in Education Research

Study of Teacher Preparation in Early Reading Instruction

The Role of Medicaid in Neonatal Quality Improvement Initiatives

The STEM Pipeline: The Role of Summer Research Experience in Minority Students' Graduate Aspirations

Report Evaluating Charter Schools Impacts Released by the Dept of Education

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Press Releases

Optimal Awarded Evaluation of the Summer Food Service Program Participant Characteristics

Optimal, APPAM Sponsor and Policy Innovator

Optimal participates in the USAID Global Education Summit

Systematic Reviews Used in Economic Development Analysis

Small Firms Fare Better in Clusters

Optimal to Co-sponsor 31st Annual Human-Computer Interaction Lab

Turner appointed to USM Board of Regents

Optimal Open House on January 31, 2013 for New Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center

CMS to Monitor and Identify Best Practices in Medicare Advantage and Part D Quality Improvement Initiatives

Optimal Awarded Evaluation of Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration

USAID to Assess International Education Strategy Goals with Optimal’s Support

UMD Social Sciences Business Plan Competition Students Visit Optimal

NCES Announces The Education Statistics Support Institute Network Awardees

Optimal Awarded International Development Evaluation

Optimal Wins MIPS Grant to Develop Virtual Collaborative System in Health Care

Demonstration of Dashboard Tools at 2011 National Forum on Education Statistics

Optimal Holds 5th Annual "Why be an Economist Day?"

Dr. Mark Turner Joins UM Health and IT Economics Board

Optimal Conducts Social Media Analysis Demonstration in Topic Detection

Optimal Wins Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Small Business Research and Demonstration Award

Real-Time Systems Save Money for CMS and Other Federal Agencies

Quantifying Quality Improvement Cost Savings for Medicare

Optimal Contracted to Support SBA’s Regional Innovation Clusters Initiative

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