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Thursday, March 20 • 10:55am - 12:15pm
TH2.09 Urban Studies Graduate Programs - Relevant and Sustainable?

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Since the oldest graduate programs in urban affairs are now celebrating their "golden" anniversaries, it is an opportune time to reflect on the vitality of those programs. This colloquy brings together a group of program directors and department chairs to consider the current state of graduate student recruitment, retention, and research in urban studies. The discussion will focus on questions such as: Is urban studies still relevant to graduate students? How has the way that we train graduate students changed over time? How are we different than traditional disciplines? And is that difference (presumably interdisciplinary) still valued? How have programs adapted or changed over the years to stay vital?


Presenters
avatar for Robert Blair

Robert Blair

Associate Professor of Public Administration and Urban Studies, University of Nebraska at Omaha
I am passionate about professional local government management and the potential of its application to other countries, respecting their traditions, history, and political culture. I am also less passionate about the Chicago Cubs
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Dana-Ain Davis

Queens College
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Renia Ehrenfeucht

University of New Orleans
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Karen Gibson

Associate Professor, Toulan School of Urban Studies & Planning, Portland State University
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Helen Liggett

Cleveland State University

Moderators
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Jasmine Alinder

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Thursday March 20, 2014 10:55am - 12:15pm
Encino Room (Westin 1st Floor)