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Mar
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Free and open to the public. Judith Levine, Ph.D. of Temple University will speak about her new book, Ain't No Trust . Light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 19. Co-sponsored by the Social Work Learning Community on Poverty and Inequality and the National Poverty Center.
2014 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Nov
19
This event will bring together a variety of stakeholders to discuss what we know, what we are doing, and what can be done to address the continued hardships faced by many Michigan residents in the wake of the Great Recession and the current slow economic recovery. Researchers from the University of Michigan will set the context for the discussion through a presentation of results from the Michigan Recession and Recovery Study (MRRS), based on recent interviews with over 800 households in the Detroit area.
2012 - 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Sep
11
Students in the U.S. currently rank 25th in math and 17th in science among their peers in other industrialized countries. Yet research shows that 80 percent of future jobs will require literacy and skills in these areas. To meet future workforce needs and maintain our global competitiveness, we must improve science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills among students and increase access to STEM careers particularly among underrepresented populations.
2012 - 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm
Sep
11
The recent recession and weak economic recovery have been characterized by historically high rates of long-term unemployment. Workers confronted with persistent unemployment face a number of challenges, including the threat of skills atrophy and becoming less attractive to prospective employers. Moreover, the dichotomy between workers continues to expand, as those with high levels of education and skills can command high wages, and those with little education and low skill levels can command only low wages in the service industry.
2012 - 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm
Mar
27
Free and open to the public. Moderator: Paul N. Courant , University Librarian and Dean of Libraries; Harold T. Shapiro Collegiate Professor of Public Policy; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Professor of Economics; and Professor of Information Panelists: Sheldon H. Danziger , Henry J. Meyer Distinguished University Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R.
2012 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm