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Jason Owen-Smith on shrinking groups to maximize innovation

Feb 15, 2019
Anyone who has experienced a troublesome dynamic within a group project has probably condemned similarly structured assignments. While eliminating group work is not the solution, new research suggests that scaling down the size of a project-team may...
Real-World Perspectives on Poverty Solutions

Jeremy Levine: Constructing Community

Oct 1, 2021, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
Jeremy Levine will discuss his book, “Constructing Community: Urban Governance, Development and Inequality in Boston,” which explores the complexities of neighborhood redevelopment in Boston.
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The Weight of Debt, the Dignity of Debtors

Oct 2, 2020, 12:00 pm EDT
Join professor Frederick Wherry in this discussion about how dignity and respect affect consumers' engagements with and responses to debt. Wherry will share about his work to understand and empower the linkages between lending and human values.