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Monday, April 01, 2013
Civic engagement and performance management
1:00 PM -  2:30 PM
Mark Funkhouser

Free and Open to the Public

Mark Funkhouser, Director, Governing Institute, Former Mayor of Kansas City, MO

Sponsored by:
University of Michigan Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP)
University of Michigan Nonprofit and Public Management Center

Wednesday, April 03, 2013
The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster
11:30 AM -  1:00 PM
Book Talk by Jonathan Katz

Jonthan Katz, a writer and reporter, will draw upon his recent book, The Big Truck that Went By, to discuss issues surrounding international aid in Haiti post January 2010 earthquake.

Federal student aid and college pricing: Do Pell Grants supplement or supplant institutional grant aid?
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
Lesley Turner, Assistant Professor University of Maryland
Lesley Turner (MPP '05)

The Education Policy Initiative at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy welcomes Lesley Turner (MPP '05) to discuss the role of government in providing aid and financing education.

Friday, April 05, 2013
2013 University of Michigan Pakistan Conference
11:00 AM -  5:00 PM

The Conference is an event initiated in 2010 to create an avenue and forum for policymakers, academics, the Pakistani community, and students interested in the country to come together and discuss the pressing events of the day, as well as to clear misconceptions surrounding Pakistan.

Saturday, April 06, 2013
Charity Gala: The Roaring Twenties
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM

The Charity Auction team is selling tickets through 5:00 pm this Friday, March 29. To reserve a place, look for one of the team members or stop by the table in the Great Hall

Tuesday, April 09, 2013
The Fierce Urgency of Now: Getting the Climate Change Question Right
4:10 PM -  5:10 PM
Environmental Law & Policy Program Lecture Series

Presenting Rip Rapson, President & CEO of the Kresge Foundation

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
President Ford's Statue Unveiling
4:30 PM -  5:30 PM
2013 Gerald R. Ford Centennial Event
J. Brett Grill (BFA '01), sculptor, with President Ford's statue

Please join us for a public reception on April 16th, when we welcome General Brent Scowcroft (ret.) to deliver remarks at the installation of a scaled model of the statue of President Ford from the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Information and college attendance: Evidence from a randomized trial
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
Eric Bettinger, Associate Professor of Education at Stanford University's School of Education
Eric Bettinger

Many have argued that providing information early in students' high school years might build more expectations about college attendance. Eric Bettinger will present findings that test these and other theories on college attendance.