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March 2018

2018 Midwest Sociological Society Annual Meeting

March 22 - March 25
Minneapolis, MN United States

In The Age of Inequality, Does Public Schooling Make a Difference?

March 22 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
285 Russell,
Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC United States

REGISTER HERE Panelists: Prudence Carter (University of California, Berkeley) Heather Hill (Harvard University) Margot Jackson (Brown University) Sean Reardon (Stanford University) Moderated by Kenya Downs (Public Radio International). More than 50 years ago, the landmark Coleman Report settled on an extraordinary and controversial finding: that public schooling exerts little influence over inequality in America. Instead the effects of schooling are outweighed by “the inequalities imposed on children by their home, neighborhood, and peer environment.” The report inspired decades of research aimed at answering how, when, and…

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Congressional Briefing School Violence, Safety, and Well-Being: A Comprehensive Approach

March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
2200 RHOB,
Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC United States

MORE INFORMATION HERE To attend this briefing, register HERE Every time we as a nation find ourselves witnessing and attempting to comprehend school shootings, pundits and politicians offer unilateral strategies with the promise such tragedies will never occur again.  But they do.  What is different following the Parkland rampage is that students from around the country are rallying and advocating for change, in a manner more articulate and compassionate than their years suggest. Devoted to multi-dimensional, evidence-based prevention strategies, the National…

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Indicators for Monitoring Undergraduate STEM Education

March 26 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
National Academy of Sciences,
2101 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC United States

REGISTER HERE Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals generate a stream of discoveries and innovations that fuel job creation and national economic growth. Undergraduate STEM education prepares these professionals while teaching all students knowledge and skills that are useful across a range of jobs and in civic life. However, many capable students who intend to major in these fields switch to another field or drop out of higher education altogether—in part because of documented weaknesses in teaching, learning, and…

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The Lab @ DC: The Co-City: Mapping the New Urban Commons

March 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Building, G9,
1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC United States
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REGISTER HERE The Lunch @ DC with Sheila Foster What do participatory budgeting, collaboration pacts, community land trusts, microgrids, and wireless and broadband mesh networks have in common? They represent experimental forms of civic innovation that address urban inequality and the inaccessibility of a range of common goods and services to populations most in need of them. Sheila Foster, a Professor of Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University, will share some of the results of an applied research project…

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April 2018

Workshop on the Criminal Justice System and Social Exclusion: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender

April 3 - April 4
National Academies Keck Center,
500 5th St NW
Washington, DC United States

REGISTER HERE MORE INFORMATION HERE Please join the National Academies’ Committee on Law and Justice for a workshop discussing the relationship between the criminal justice system and social exclusion, with a special focus on differences across race, gender, and ethnicity. Sessions will address issues such as the following: How do disparities in criminal justice processing put people at differential risk for exposure to collateral consequences of criminal justice system involvement, broadly defined? How are the consequences of criminal justice system…

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2018 Southern Sociological Society Annual Meeting

April 4 - April 7
New Orleans,
New Orleans, LA United States

2018 Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference

April 5 - April 8
Chicago, IL United States

American Psychological Association Conference on Technology, Mind, and Society

April 5 - April 7
Washington, DC,
Washington, DC United States

Grave Consequences: Why Some Americans Are No Longer Living Longer

April 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
2075 RHOB,
Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC United States

To RSVP, email mhollis@dc-crd.com With American life expectancy having risen steadily generation after generation, we’ve come to view this trajectory as a permanent feature of the American experience. In the early 21st Century, however, this trend is no longer assured. American mortality has become volatile and variable, with some groups even seeing marked declines in lifespan. Join us for a fascinating discussion of how societal conditions such as opioid addiction and the geographic context are shaping U.S. mortality rates—and the consequences such changes may…

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