Urban Studies 50th Anniversary

USP 50th Anniversary Spring Forum and Alumni Reunion

Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26, 2014
50th Anniversary

Friday, April 25, 2014, 4-6 pm

USP Alumni/Student Mentor Program was launched at the Collaboration Commons, Zilber School of Public Health, 1240 N. 10th St.

This is an important opportunity to meet successful Urban Studies alumni in the non-profit, corporate, academic, and government sectors and hear about their work experiences, and the connections between their professional careers and their urban studies degrees. The first half will consist of alumni speaking on a panel, with the second hour devoted to students and alumni breaking into small groups to allow for conversations, rotating around the room every 15-20 minutes.

Confirmed Alumni: Jeff Eagan, William Tisdale, Anna Maria Santiago, Michael Martin, Marcus White, Phyllis Santacroce, Aaron Wolfe-Bertling, Therese Fitzpatrick, and Steve Byers.

Gala Reception (hors d’oeuvres and cash bar) at 6 – 8 pm

Brewhouse Inn and Suites (1215 N. 10th St) across street from School of Public Health.

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9 am – 8 pm

Spring Forum (day-long) “City As Solution: Building the New Urban Agenda”
UWM Union (2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.)

Saturday Program

Time Activity
9-10:00 am Registration and continental breakfast, Union Alumni Fireside Lounge
10:00 am Welcome and Panel Discussion
“City As Solution: Building the New Urban Agenda,” Union 191
12-2:00 pm Lunch and Student Poster Session, Union Alumni Fireside Lounge
2-3:30 pm Urban Issues Roundtables, Union breakout rooms
3:30 pm Reception, Ballroom Lobby
4:00 pm Keynote lecture: “Reform, Redemption, and Mass Incarceration” Dr. Bruce Western, Professor of Sociology and Guggenheim Professor of Criminal Justice Policy at Harvard University.Chancellor Lovell will speak briefly. A Mayoral Proclamation declaring April 26th Urban Studies Day will be announced Riverside University Drumline and Jazz Ensemble will perform and entertain
6:00 pm Awards Dinner (cash bar), Ballroom East

Forum Abstracts (pdf-175kb)

Keynote Speaker: Bruce Western, Professor of Sociology, Guggenheim Professor of Criminal Justice Policy, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA