College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Regional Inequality: Defining & Measuring Economic Development, presented by Maryann Feldman, Heninger Distinguished Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina. Part of the Social Science Matters Series.
March 5, 2015
Hills North, 105
"Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination: Revisiting Sex Discrimination Law," presented by Chai Feldblum, Commissioner of the U.S., part of the Social Science Matters series.
March 12, 2015
Goodell Hall, Bernie Dallas
Children are in the midst of a vast, unplanned experiment, surrounded by digital technologies that were not available but five years ago. At the apex of this boom is the introduction of applications ("apps") for tablets and smartphones. So-called "educational apps" - which as of July 2014 stand at 75,000 in the App Store (Apple, 2014a), are largely unregulated and untested.
March 27, 2015
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Tobin Hall, 423
"Labor and the Locavore," presented by Margaret Gray, whose book of the same title won the 2014 Book of the Year Award from the Association for the Study of Food and Society and the American Political Science Association (APSA) Labor Project. Part of the Social Science Matters series.
April 1, 2015
Campus Center, 917
"The Spirit Level: Why Unequal Societies are Bad for Everyone" presented by Richard Wilkinson, public health researcher and co-author of The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger, a best-seller published in 20+ countries. Part of the Social Science Matters series.
April 7, 2015
4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Student Union, Ballroom
"Growing Up Digital: From the Times to the Marshall Project," presented by Gabriel Dance, a multi-media journalist, Pulitzer-Prize winning team member at The Guardian for the National Security Agency leaks story, and now a managing editor for the Marshall Project, a non-profit investigative journalism startup focusing on crime and punishment in the US. Part of the Social Science Matters series.
April 23, 2015
Integrative Learning Center, N400
"Learning to Labor in the 21st Century," presented by Katherine S. Newman. Part of the Social Science Matters series.