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February 1, 2005

UMBC Brings Recognized Speakers to Social Sciences Forum

Authors, Journalists, Policy Experts to Speak on Education, Prison Reform, Gender, Health Policy, Cuba, More

Contact: Chip Rose



UMBC hosts a diverse group of expert speakers on social and political challenges facing Maryland and the U.S. this Spring in the University's 2005 Social Sciences Forum series.

Authors, journalists and policy experts including Alan Elsner of Reuters, Tom Gjetlen of National Public Radio and Mary Ann Saar, Maryland's Secretary of Public Safety, will bring new insights to issues such as testing and standards in public education; state and federal prison crises and reform; gender and health policy; and the future of Cuba after Castro.

All lectures are free and open to the public and will last approximately one hour, followed by a question and answer period and a reception.

Wednesday February 9 at 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library, 7th floor

"High-Stakes Education Testing and the 'Lost Curriculum'"

Panel Discussion featuring Lori Meyer, National Association of State Boards of Education and UMBC Public Policy graduate student; Dan Ritschel, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for History Education, UMBC; Linda Baker, Professor of Psychology, UMBC; Mary Ann Mears, sculptor and Chairperson, Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance.

Tuesday, February 22 at 4 p.m.
University Center, Room 312

"Neuroeconomics: Brain Imaging and Economic Decision-Making"

Kevin McCabe, Professor of Economics and Law, George Mason University.

Tuesday, March 1 at 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library, Room 767

"Gender and Health Policy: An Historian Activist's Perspectives"

Susan Reverby, Wellesley College and Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lectureship Program

Monday, March 7 at 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library, 7th floor

"The Crisis in America's Prisons and Why You Should Care"

Alan Elsner, National Correspondent for Reuters

Thursday, April 7 at 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library, 7th floor

"A Crisis in Confidence? Ethics and Accountability in the Nonprofit Sector"

Peter Berns, Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations

Monday, April 11 at 1 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library, 7th floor

"Cuba after Castro: Predicting the Unpredictable"

Tom Gjelten, National Security Correspondent for National Public Radio

Monday, April, 25 at 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library, 7th floor

"Maryland's Project RESTART: A New Direction in Corrections"

Mary Ann Saar, Maryland Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services

Monday, May 2 at 4 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library, 7th floor

"Promoting Employment for Persons with Disabilities: Are the New Incentives Sufficient?"

David Salkever, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University Professor of Public Policy, UMBC (effective August, 2005)

Directions to UMBC and campus locations of the lectures

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Posted by crose at February 1, 2005 4:50 PM