Category: Need to Know
Published: Feb 12 2009 12:00AM
The Universities at Shady Grove and the Rockville Institute for the Advancement of Social Science are launching the second year of our successful and informative Contemporary Social Issues Seminar Series. <b>On Thursday, February 12 the first seminar -- Getting Ready for an Aging America: Where are we, where do we need to go? -- will address the challenges facing local communities in planning and development for an emerging elderly population.</b> Other seminars in this year's series include: Performance-Based Compensation in Education, Effectiveness of Drug and Crime Prevention Programs in Schools and Health Information Technology.
All seminars will be presented in an interactive format to stimulate an exchange of ideas among practitioners, researchers, policymakers, students, and the public at large. Social scientists and researchers at the forefront of their study areas will be on hand to present fact-driven, research based findings and implications.
This series is open to the public and all are welcome to hear the panels of presenters and engage in a discussion about the present circumstances of and what the future holds for these important social issues.
<b>2009 Contemporary Social Issues Seminar Series Schedule</b>
<b>Getting Ready for an Aging America: Where are we, where do we need to go?</b>
Thursday, February 12 - 4:30 p.m.
<b>Performance-Based Compensation in Education </b>
Thursday, March 12 - 4:30 pm
<b>Are Schools Using Effective Drug and Crime Prevention Programs?</b>
Thursday, April 16 - 4:30 p.m.
<b>Health Information Technology: A Prescription for Today</b>
Tuesday, May 5 - 4:30 p.m.
Information about the CSI series is available at http://www.rockvilleinstitute.org. The series will be held at the Camille Kendall Academic Center, Building III, the Universities at Shady Grove.