Provost's Forums on the Public University and the Social Good presents: "Opportunity, Meritocracy, and Access to Higher Education" lecture with Dr. Caroline Hoxby
December 2, 3:00 p.m. lecture & 4:30 p.m. reception, UCD Student Community Center, MPR
Dr. Caroline Hoxby, Professor of Economics at Stanford University is the Principal Investigator of the Expanding College Opportunities project, which has had dramatic effects on low-income, high-achievers' college-going. Some of the other research for which she is best known includes explaining the rising cost of higher education, the effects of school choice and charter schools on student achievement, and the effects of teacher unionization.
This Provost's Forums on the Public University and the Social Good series is aimed at furthering awareness and dialogue on this important topic within and beyond the university community, and also at exploring the potential to make UC Davis a center for the study of the role of the public university in contemporary society.
The Center for Regional Change, Center for Poverty Research, and the Community and Regional Development Department are co-sponsoring this lecture.
For more information on this lecture and the Provost's Forum series, click here.
Save-the-date for Agricultural Sustainability Institute Distinguished Speakers Series
January, 14th, 5:00 p.m., UC Davis Student Community Center, MPR
Professor William C. Clark of Harvard University will give a presentation titled "Linking Knowledge with Action for Sustainability" and will will of interest to anyone who cares about sustainability, specifically linking knowledge with action through translational research, extension/outreach, and other aspects of boundary work and social engagement by academic institutions. The event co-sponsors include the Center for Regional Change, University of California Division of Agriculture & Natural Resources, Center for Watershed Science, Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Energy Efficiency Center, World Food Center as well as several other centers/institutes.