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Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Beyond Cape Wind: The Challenge of Siting Renewable Energy Facilities
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Presenter:
Robert Whitcomb:
Vice President and Editorial Page Editor, Providence Journal and Goldring Family Distinguished Visiting Lecturer

With Commentary by:
Matthew Wagner:
Manager, Wind Site Development, Detroit Edison

Sally Churchill: Vice President and Secretary of the University of Michigan

Sponsored by:
Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP)
Program in the Environment (PitE)
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

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Monday, December 07, 2009
Bioequivalence: The Regulatory Careers of a Medical Concept
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Daniel Carpenter, Freed Professor of Government and Director, Center for American Political Studies, Harvard University

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Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Segregation Anew? The Rise of Pharmacogenomics and the Implications for Race in America
4:30 PM -  6:00 PM
This event is part of the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Personal Genomics Seminar Series.

Pharmacogenomic research offers the potential benefits of personalized medicine and targeted therapies, but it also raises the risk of reinforcing racial differences and stereotypes. Will pharmacogenomics increase the importance of race in American society? This panel explores how racial concepts and categories are influencing scientific, medical, and industrial development in this arena. It will also investigate how policy interventions may allow us to exploit the potential of pharmacogenomics, while avoiding its pitfalls.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009
Higher Education and Economic Growth in Michigan: Looking Back and Looking Ahead on the Fifth Anniversary of the Cherry Commission
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

In 2004, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm charged the Lieutenant Governor's Commission on Higher Education and Economic Growth with identifying strategies to improve postsecondary attainment and completion in Michigan.

To mark the five-year anniversary of the Cherry Commission, leaders of the education and business communities in Michigan will address the past, present, and future of higher education and economic growth in Michigan.

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Higher Education in Michigan: Looking Back and Looking Ahead on the Fifth Anniversary of the Cherry Commission
All Day Event

In 2004, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm charged the Lieutenant Governor's Commission on Higher Education and Economic Growth to identify strategies to improve postsecondary attainment and completion in Michigan. The Cherry Commission issued its report in December 2004, setting out a wide-ranging set of recommendations to improve the education and training of Michigan's citizenry.

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