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Wednesday, April 06, 2011
A Structural Model of Optimal Effort in College Admissions Exams
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

CIERS Mission:The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using quantitative research methods.This seminar provides a space for doctoral students and faculty from the School of Education, Ford School of Public Policy, and the Departments of Economics, Sociology, Statistics, and Political Science to discuss current research and receive feedback on works-in-progress. Discourse between these schools and departments will create a more complete community of education scholars, and will provide a networking opportunity for students enrolled in a variety of academic programs who may have similar research interests.

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Friday, April 08, 2011
Spring Preview Weekend
All Day Event

Spring Preview is a weekend designed to give newly admitted students all the information they need to make a decision about pursing a Ford School MPP degree. Admitted students have the opportunity to meet with Ford School faculty, students, staff, and alumni, and get a chance to tour the University of Michigan campus and city of Ann Arbor.

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Saturday, April 09, 2011
Spring Preview Weekend
All Day Event

Spring Preview is a weekend designed to give newly admitted students all the information they need to make a decision about pursing a Ford School MPP degree. Admitted students have the opportunity to meet with Ford School faculty, students, staff, and alumni, and get a chance to tour the University of Michigan campus and city of Ann Arbor.

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Monday, April 11, 2011
An Environmental Agenda: The Task Before Us
7:30 PM -  8:30 PM
Environmental Law and Policy Program Distinguished Lecture featuring Professor Joseph Sax
Joseph Sax

Joseph Sax is the James H. House and Hiram H. Hurd Professor of Environmental Regulation, Emeritus, at the University of California-Berkeley. Sax began teaching law at the University of Colorado in 1962. In 1966, he moved to the University of Michigan, where he became the Philip A. Hart Distinguished University Professor. He joined the Boalt faculty in 1986. From 1994 to 1996, Sax served in President Clinton's administration as the counselor to the secretary of the interior and deputy assistant secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011
STS Speaker: Two Aging American Ornithologists at the End of European Empire in Africa
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Presents Nancy Jacobs, Brown University

Two Aging American Ornithologists at the End of European Empire in AfricaCo-sponsored by the Africa Workshop

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Thursday, April 14, 2011
The EPA & U.S. Environmental Policy: Three Serious Threats
4:30 PM -  5:30 PM
Paul Portney

Dr. Paul Portney is a Professor and Dean Emeritus at the University of Arizona's Eller College of Management, and President Emeritus of Resources for the Future, a non-profit and non-partisan organization dedicated to improving environmental and natural resources policymaking worldwide through objective social science research of the highest caliber. Dr. Portney is also the co-author of 'Public Policies for Environmental Protection.'

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Friday, April 15, 2011
Understanding the Colors of Thai Politics Pasuk Phongpaichit and Chris Baker
12:00 PM -  1:30 PM

Thai politics has been in turmoil for five years. Politics has overflowed into the streets. Violence has increased. The army has regained a position of dominance. In this talk, Pasuk Phongpaichit and Chris Baker set these events into a context of long-run changes in Thai society.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011
STPP Year End Party Dominicks at 7PM
7:00 PM -  9:00 PM

Join us at Dominicks (512 Monroe Street) for the Year End Party to celebrate our graduating students and the end of the year!

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Get your STPP T-shirts!
All Day Event

Don't forget to get your STPP 'Complete the Puzzle' t-shirt before leaving town this summer! Your classmates designed this shirt in response to student demand, and we have lots left. If we don't sell them, STPP will have to absorb the cost, so please do drop by and pick one up.

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Saturday, April 30, 2011
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 2011 Commencement
4:30 PM -  6:00 PM
Robin Wright

The Charge to the Class will be delivered by journalist, foreign policy analyst, and author Robin Wright. Wright currently has a joint senior fellow appointment at the United States Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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