Meeting Up

Some upcoming events of interest …

Dan Sichel, professor of economics at Wellesley College and former senior official at the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve, will present The Financial Crisis, the Great Recession, and the Long Road Back at Clark University on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Jefferson Academic Center.

Massachusetts Board of Higher Education Commissioner Richard Freeland will present Understanding Boston: The Vision Project: Degrees of Urgency, a report on the Massachusetts efforts to achieve national leadership in public higher education, followed by a panel discussion, on Tuesday Oct. 28 from 8 a.m. to 10:30 am. at the Boston Foundation on 75 Arlington Street in Boston.

The University of New Hampshire’s Carsey School of Public Policy will hold The Economics and Policy of Early Child Development: A Symposium and Conversation with National Experts on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the UNH’s Memorial Union Building in Durham, N.H.

The Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy will release its newest policy brief exploring High School Equivalency-plus programs designed to provide an effective combination of academic and support services at Creating Pathways to Success for Opportunity Youth, an event to be held Thursday, Nov. 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in Boston.

The University of New Hampshire and Rutgers University will cosponsor the Northeast Conference on Public Administration bringing together more than 250 practitioners and academics to share research, best practices and network from Thursday, Nov. 6 to Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Sheraton Harborside in Portsmouth, N.H.

Upward Bound (UB) will celebrate its 50th Anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Boston University. Speakers include UB graduates: Dana Hilliard, mayor and school principal, Somersworth, NH; Russell E. Holmes state representative, MA 6th Suffolk District; Patricia A. Marshall, associate vice president for academic affairs, Worcester State University; Arnold Mitchem, president emeritus, Council for Opportunity in Education; Heather Pixley, IRB administrator, Harvard University and managing editor, Brain Imaging and Behavior; Tom Putnam, director, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum; Fatima Siad, model and activist; and Stan Salett, author and architect behind Upward Bound.

The Massachusetts Digital Government Summit will explore various education technology topics such as moving infrastructure to the Cloud and the impact of open data at the Boston Park Plaza on Dec. 1 and Dec. 2.

U.S. Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) will keynote Educate Maine’s Third Annual Pipeline to Prosperity Symposium and Leadership Luncheon on Friday, Dec. 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, in Portland, Maine. Maine business and education leaders from early childhood through postsecondary, and a celebration of Maine’s education leaders will lead a full day of sessions and workshops.

The New England HERC announced it will hold its 4th Annual Diversity Conference: Building Pipelines for Diversity featuring Ansley Abraham of the Compact for Faculty Diversity and Carol Fulp, president & CEO of The Partnership Inc. at Northeastern University’s Curry Student Center Ballroom on Tuesday, Dec. 9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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