Upcoming HUP Speaker Series Events:
July 9, 2012 - Heidi Barajas and Jay Clark on Equity and Access to Education
Presenters from the University of Minnesota will include Jay Clark, the Director of Minnesota Center for Neighborhood Organizing (MCNO) and Heidi Barajas, Executive Director of the Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC). Jay presented on his work of engaging the Hmong community around issues of interest to them, particularly organizing Hmong youth who expressed a strong desire to attend a new school that they perceive could provide them with greater educational opportunities. Heidi will presented research that she conducted on measuring access and equity for Hmong students in the education system.
January 4, 2012 - Liz Snyder and Tracy Crudo on How Technology is Changing Child Welfare Practice
The University of Minnesota's Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare (CASCW) presented a compilation of best practices around the impacts of technology in the Child Welfare field, including social media, smartphones, and safety issues. To find out more about what was discussed take a look at CASCW's 360 publication here.
August 25, 2011- Associate Dean Karen Shirer on the HC Co-Parent Court Evaluation
Co-Parent Court is an applied research project that establishes a system to help never married parents to overcome the barriers to being effective and involved parents. The presentation highlighted key aspects of the holistic support program that includes co-parenting education, employment services, domestic violence education and services, and mediation. Co-Parent_Court Presentation_PDF
July 20, 2011- Research Fellow Adeel Lari on eWorkPlace
eWorkPlace is a state-sponsored program for Twin Cities metro area employers; it is also a business strategy and work process that is focused on telework and the Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE). Telework enables employees to work from home or a remote location and connect to the office via technology - internet, phone and mobile devices. Telework can be performed on a full or part-time basis and is often complemented with flexible scheduling.
More information: eworkplace
May 19, 2011- Professor Joe Ritter on Racial Profiling in Traffic Stop
Because drivers from different racial or ethnic groups differ in other ways as well, convincingly demonstrating statistically the presence or absence of racial profiling has been difficult. The purpose of this study is to apply a new approach to testing for racial profiling in traffic stops to the data for Minneapolis. PDF of Article from CURA Reporter.
November 2010- Dr. Rebecca Shlafer on Children of Incarcerated Parents
What we know (& don't know) about the number of children with incarcerated parents in the US & Minnesota; the risk & protective factors associated with parental incarceration; the effects of incarceration on children's development, & Dr. Shlafer’s research with the Mentoring Children of Prisoners program to highlight implications for state & federal policy.
July 2010- Professor Jan McCulloch on Health Decision Research
Learning about research on health decision-making by older adults, how family relationships influence these decisions, and how gender and place makes a difference in health decision research.
April 2010- Priscilla Gibson, Ph.D. on Kinship Care
Learning about and discussing kinship care: How kinship care is changing, what are the challenges of working with families in kinship care and how does kinship care differ between families.
March 2010- Sheela Kennedy, Ph.D. on Family Structure and Child Well-Being
How the Current Population Survey was used to understand how children fared during the early stages of the economic recession. This study looks at child poverty, food insecurity, and whether certain family structures and race/ethnic groups have been disproportionately impacted.
December 2009- Ross Macmillan, Ph.D. on the Education-Health Nexus of
The new era of immigration and its profound implications for education, health and the education-health nexus.