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"Urban building demolitions, firearm violence and drug crime" featured in Newsweek

August 5, 2019
A study by Jonathan Jay, Luke Miratrix, Charles C. Branas, Mark A Zimmerman, and David Hemenway, has been published in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine. The study, entitled "Urban building demolitions, firearm violence, and drug crime", looked at a large-scale demolition project in Detriot, MI, and the findings suggest that vacant building demolitions may affect gun violence. The study is featured in a Newsweek article, which can be found... Read more about "Urban building demolitions, firearm violence and drug crime" featured in Newsweek

Aaron Kaufman appointed Assistant Professor at NYU Abu Dhabi

May 17, 2019
We are delighted to announce that Aaron Kaufman has signed on to be Assistant Professor of Computational Social Science at NYU Abu Dhabi. Aaron will also be an affiliate faculty of the Department of Politics, and the Center for Data Science, at NYU. Congratulations, Aaron!
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Luke Miratrix selected for a 2019 Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Mentoring Award

May 7, 2019

The Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Mentoring Awards, presented by the Graduate Student Council, aim to highlight compassionate, generous mentors who help their graduate advisees thrive at Harvard. Students nominate faculty for the award, and winners are chosen by a GSC selection committee.

We are delighted that Luke has been selected; he fully deserves this recognition. Please join us in our congratulatons.

Luke Miratrix receives SREE 2019 Early Career Award

March 29, 2019

Luke Miratrix, along with Sharon Wolf ofthe University of Pennsylvania, was awarded the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness Early Career Award for 2019. Luke was presented with the award prior to the keynote address at the SREE spring conference on March 8.

The award recognizes early career scholars whose work has advanced research relevant to educational practice.

Zach Branson appointed Assistant Teaching Professor at Carnegie Mellon

March 27, 2019

In more great career news for the CARES Lab team, Zach Branson has been appointed Assistant Teaching Professor in Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Statistics and Data Science. This sees Zach return to his alma mater where he acquired a BS in Economics and Statistics and BA in Professional Writing before coming to Harvard.

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"Worth Weighting?" wins 2019 Warren Miller Prize

February 14, 2019

The Warren Miller Prize is awarded by the Society of Political Methodology for the best work appearing in the journal Political Analysis in the preceeding year.

We are delighted to announce that "Worth Weighting? How to think about and use weights in survey experiments", a paper authored by Luke Miratrix, Jasjeet Sekhon, Alexander Theodoridis, and Luis Campos, has won the 2019 edition of this prize.

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Graduate Prize Fellowship awarded to Luis Campos

August 24, 2018
Luis Campos has been awarded the Graduate Prize Fellowship to complete his dissertation in his final year. The prize is awarded by Harvard University’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences to qualified minority Ph.D. students underrepresented in the sciences at Harvard University. This fellowship provides full tuition and substantial stipend support.