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Tuesday, March 08, 2011
The 2011 Henry Russel Lecture
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Three faculty members will receive the Henry Russel Award. This award is presented annually to recognize mid-career faculty who have demonstrated an impressive record of accomplishment in scholarship and/or creativity, as well as their conspicuous ability as a teacher. The Henry Russel Award is meant to acknowledge their accomplishments and encourage their potential for even more notable achievements in the future that benefit the university community.

Monday, March 14, 2011
Science and the City: Toward Health, Democracy, and Social Justice
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Jason Corburn, Associate Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning, and Co-Director of the Master of City Planning and Master of Public Health Degree Program, University of Berkeley

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Program in the Environment and LSA Water Theme Semester presents Donald Boesch, President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
5:00 PM -  6:00 PM

Donald Boesch is a professor of marine science at the University of Maryland and president of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES). He serves as a panel member of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, Chair of the Ocean Studies Board of the National Research Council, and a member of the National Academies Committee on America's Climate Choices.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Patrick Clemins, Ph.D., Director, R&D Budget and Policy Program AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science)
3:00 PM -  4:00 PM

Dr. Patrick Clemins, Director of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Clemins will be discussing how President Obama's FY12 budget affects federal research and development programs. This information is important for each of us to consider as we pursue our research endeavors.

4th Annual Gramlich Showcase of Student Work
4:00 PM -  6:00 PM

An evaluation of the international diplomatic response to the Darfur crisis. An analysis of the outcomes of a state-imposed health care provider tax in Minnesota. An overview of the effects of demolishing public housing projects in Georgia. An appraisal of the challenges and opportunities of community mortgage programs in the Philippines.

Each spring, Ford School faculty and staff nominate dozens of outstanding student research and service projects for recognition at the Gramlich Showcase of Student Work. Established in 2008 to honor internationally renowned economist and former Ford School dean, Ned Gramlich, this event features exceptional student work on a broad range of local, national, and international policy challenges.

Friday, March 18, 2011
Economic Leadership for Sustainable Growth
5:30 PM -  7:00 PM
Roy B. Norton, Consul General of Canada in Detroit
Roy B. Norton

This event is the public keynote lecture for a student-led, invitation-only conference organized by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the University of Toronto's School of Public Policy and Governance.

The U.S.-Canada Conference 2011, 'Looking to 2020: Eroding North America's Borders,' will bring together future policy leaders from Canada and the United States to encourage open dialogue on the similarities and differences among public policy in these bordering nations. Conference attendance is limited to members of the Ford School community and application is required.

Monday, March 21, 2011
The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: States React. Courts Consider. Coverage Expands. What's Next?
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

The 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted as a potential salve for the ailing U.S. health care system. It has quickly become a great challenge for states reacting to its provisions, and a target for legal objections likely to reach the Supreme Court. Join us as members of an expert panel share their views on logistic and legal realities of the ACA and answer your questions.

Friday, March 25, 2011
Friday: Green Technology and Economic Revitalization symposium
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

This Friday, March 25, Michigan Law's Mich. Telecom. & Tech. Law Rev. (MTTLR) will sponsor a 'Green Technology and Economic Revitalization' symposium to examine the future of sustainable economic growth in Michigan, focusing on the legal, business, and policy issues present in shaping the future of Michigan's green economy. The symposium will be held in Hutchins Hall, Room 100 beginning at 9:00 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Realigning Incentives to Help Drive Change in Health Care
3:00 PM -  4:00 PM

About the speaker

Gail Wilensky is an economist and serves as the John M. Olin Senior Fellow at Project HOPE, where she analyzes and develops policies relating to health reform and ongoing changes in the medical marketplace. Dr. Wilensky testifies frequently before Congressional committees, acts as an advisor to members of Congress and other elected officials, and speaks nationally and internationally before professional, business, and consumer groups.