CLOSUP Seminars, Workshops, and Other Events
CLOSUP sponsors a seminar series on education research (beginning Fall 2007) and hosts other occasional seminars and workshops. These events are designed to bring together researchers from across the University, and to host scholars from off campus, to present works in progress related to various policy issues at the state and/or local level.
Global Urban Symposium:
- 10/10/2008 (day-long event): Hosted by the Ross School of Business and its Net Impact organization, this event is co-sponsored by CLOSUP. A day-long conference in Ann Arbor that explores the role that the private, public and nonprofit sectors play in addressing the challenges facing cities around the globe. See the conference website for more.
Election '08's Impact on Michigan: Energy, the Environment, and the Economy
- 10/14/2008 (7:00-8:30pm): This panel discussion co-sponsored by Michigan Radio and the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy will feature experts in the environment, energy, and economics for a discussion on how the policies of the presidential candidates will impact Michigan. They will be joined by advocates for both the Obama and McCain campaigns. Listen to the discussion, and ask your questions. Register and see more information here.
Education Policy Initiative Seminar Series:
In Fall, 2007, CLOSUP began a new seminar series as part of the Center's Education Policy Initiative. Seminars for the 2008-2009 academic year are now being planned, and currently include:
- 11/19/2008 (4:00-5:30pm): "Improving Impacts of Classrooms: Professional Development and Classroom Observation." Dr. Robert Pianta, Dean of the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, and as Director of the UVA Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning
- 3/9/2009 (4:00-5:30pm): Grover Whitehurst, Director of the Institute for Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education
Additional seminars are being planned for the winter semester and will be announced here.
Past Seminars and Workshops
- More information is also available regarding other past seminars and workshops.