Spring Forum and Alumni Reunion

April 25-26

Friday, April 25, 2014
Launch of USP Alumni/Student Mentor Program

When: 4-6pm
Where: 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, & Steve Byers.

Gala Reception (hors d’oeuvres and cash bar)

When: 6-8pm
Brewhouse Inn and Suites (1215 N. 10th St), http://www.brewhousesuites.com/ which is just across the street from the School of Public Health.

PARKING: There is two-hour metered street parking until 6pm, after which time street parking is free. There is also an inexpensive parking garage that you can enter from 9th St, the cost is .75/hour.

Saturday, April 26, 2014
Spring Forum (day-long) “City As Solution: Building the New Urban Agenda”

When: 9am-8pm
Where: UWM Union (2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.)

USP 50th Spring Forum & Alumni Reunion, full program

PARKING: The most convenient place to park is the Union garage, which you can enter from E. Kenwood Blvd. Parking costs $1.25/hr with a $12/max. https://uwm.edu/parking/visitors/campus_first_timers.cfm

Overview of Saturday:

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