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Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Legacies of the war on poverty, lessons for the future
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a forum that will offer diverse perspectives on the effects of anti-poverty policies in the U.S. in areas such as educational attainment, employment, earnings and living standards and health over the past five decades and in the years to come.

Monday, January 13, 2014
A vote of 'No Confidence'?
12:00 PM -  1:00 PM
Why Local Governments Take Action in Response to Shale Gas Development

Susan Christopherson is a Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University. She is a geographer whose career has been based on commitment to the integration of scholarly work and public engagement. Her research interests are diverse, but focus on political-economic policy, especially its spatial dimensions. Much of her research is comparative and she has published a series of articles and a book on how different market governance regimes influence regional development and labor market policies.

What does it mean to work in a system that fails you and your kids?: A beginning teacher's journey through the Chicago Public Schools
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
A University of Michigan 28th Annual MLK Symposium event

This ethnodramatic performance tells the story of a beginning teacher's first year in the Chicago Public Schools and her efforts to make a difference in a third grade classroom.

Monday, January 20, 2014
Causes, consequences & potential solutions to the problem of educational disparities in the US: Perspectives from psychology, sociology & economics
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
A University of Michigan 28th Annual MLK Symposium event
Kerwin Charles, Stephanie Rowley, and Angel Harris

This roundtable discussion is designed to highlight how the various disciplines view and approach the problem of educational disparities and the advantages and/or limitations that these approaches have for finding potential solutions to the problem.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
STPP information session
6:30 PM -  7:30 PM

The Science, Technology, and Public Policy Graduate Certificate program will help you develop and gain methods and tools for science and technology policy analysis.

Come join us and find out more about the STPP Program!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Social Impact Challenge preview and team matching
7:00 PM -  8:30 PM

The NPM Social Impact Challenge is an opportunity for graduate students to collaborate on solving real issues for an organization that focuses on social impact.