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Susan Murphy to speak at U-M kickoff for data science initiative, Oct 6, Rackham

Andrew Goodman-Bacon, former trainee, wins 2015 Nevins Prize for best dissertation in economic history

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Bob Willis awarded 2015 Jacob Mincer Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Field of Labor Economics

Next Brown Bag

Monday, Oct 5 at noon, 6050 ISR
Colter Mitchell: Biological consequences of poverty

Engaging Community through the Classroom

a PSC Research Project [ARCHIVE DISPLAY]

Investigators:   Richard K. Norton, Maria Josefa Arquero De Alarcon, Eric R. Dueweke, Elisabeth Gerber

This proposal documents the recent efforts of instructors from multiple units at the University of Michigan to leverage ongoing community-oriented professional undergraduate and graduate courses that are offered routinely at UM by coordinating a selection of those courses on a given locality/problem. Our goal is to simultaneously improve the learning opportunities for the students involved and the outreach service provided to the communities involved. Building from those efforts, we are proceeding with a trial run of this initiative in conjunction with anticipated economic development activities related to the Willow Run Airport and surrounding environs, to be undertaken during the Winter 2013 term by instructors from five different academic units.
The units participating in this initiative routinely offer the courses involved, but they have not coordinated their instructional efforts or the community service benefits they provide. Through deliberations engaged to undertake this effort, the need for an additional level of multi-unit and community-partner coordination quickly became apparent. This initial Willow Run Area effort has advanced because of the substantial amount of additional work conducted by Paul Fontaine, Lecturer and co-instructor for the Urban and Regional Planning Program capstone course participating (i.e., work in addition to that normally required to organize and teach this course independently). This proposal also justifies a request for funding support for the additional ongoing coordination required, in match with funds committed by one of the community partners.

Funding Period: 01/01/2013 to 12/31/2013

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