Roberto Gonzales Examines Pre- and Post-DACA Experiences for Immigrant Youth

Roberto G. Gonzales, a former faculty affiliate of the University of Washington’s Department of Sociology, received a warm welcome in his March 7 return to Seattle for the Evans School’s Research Seminar Series. More than 50 people packed into the Denny Forum for a discussion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, President Obama’s policy to grant work permits and exemptions to certain undocumented immigrants.

Gonzales, an Assistant Professor at the Harvard University Graduate School...

Gisela Böhm Discusses Climate Change in the Social Media

Gisela Böhm, a professor in the Department of Psychosocial Science at the University of Bergen, presented at the Evans School Research Seminar Series on March 2 in the Denny Forum. She based her talk, “Climate Change in the Social Media,” on an analysis of online articles, posts and comments designed to determine risk perception.

Böhm described climate-change discussion as a complex problem, both scientifically – concerning cumulative, delayed, and non-linear causality – and socially, involving a...

Joseph Cordes Discusses Non-Traditional Fiscal Approaches

Joseph Cordes, the Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy and Administration at George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration, presented his work on local governments’ adoption of multi-year projections at the Evans School’s Research Seminar Series on February 29 in the Denny Forum. His talk, “Use and Effects of Medium Term Expenditure Frameworks in U.S. Local Government,” was a detailed discussion of the use, form, and utility of the non-traditional fiscal approach.      ...

Marlowe's Financial Teachings Move Out of Classroom, into Budget Rooms

When Justin Marlowe published a “Guide to Financial Literacy” in 2014 to serve as an extension of his bi-monthly columns in Governing magazine, the Endowed Professor of Public Finance and Civic Engagement at the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance harbored modest aims. He thought it might find an audience among state and local officials. But Marlowe and the magazine’s publisher, Mark Funkhouser, did not...

Leslie Pal - Research Seminar Series

 

Last week, Leslie Pal, the Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy and Administration at the Canada-based Carleton University, presented his work on global perspectives on public administration best practices as part of the Evans School’s Research Seminar Series. His talk, “Education and Practice: The Force Awakens,” was a discussion of how and when public affairs teaching became globalized and internationalized. 

He said domestic policy...

Sally Clark, Sarah Reyneveld Win Evans School Alumni Awards

 

The Honorable Sally Clark (’04) and Sarah Reyneveld (’08) received Alumni Awards at the Evans School Alumni Reception on February 25 at City Hall. Dean Sandra O. Archibald congratulated the outstanding alums for their distinguished service since graduating from the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance.

Clark, the UW’s Director of Regional & Community Relations, won the prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award. Archibald praised the former Seattle City Councilwoman for her...

The Washington Post Professor Klawitter in The Washington Post

Marieka Klawitter’s research into the impact of sexual orientation on earnings continues to receive media attention – first in the Economist, then in Bustle magazine, and now in The Washington Post. Reporter Danielle Paquette, whose work covers the intersection of people and policy, referenced statistics Melinda Gates cited about the imbalanced division of domestic labor and information from Evans School Professor Klawitter’s comprehensive study that found a lesbians have a “9 percent earnings premium” over...

The Washington Post Professor Klawitter in The Washington Post

Marieka Klawitter’s research into the impact of sexual orientation on earnings continues to receive media attention – first in the Economist, then in Bustle magazine, and now in The Washington Post. Reporter Danielle Paquette, whose work covers the intersection of people and policy, referenced statistics Melinda Gates cited about the imbalanced division of domestic labor and information from Evans School Professor Klawitter’s comprehensive study that found a lesbians have a “9 percent earnings premium” over...

Helen Kilber, Evans School Ph.D. Candidate, on Effectiveness of College Scorecard in College Decision-Making

Helen Kilber, an Evans School Ph.D. candidate who is teaching policy analysis at Portland State University, presented her work to a gaggle of professors and Ph.D. candidates at the Evans School’s Research Seminar Series on February 22 in the Denny Forum.

Kilber said she began research on “College as a Financial Investment: Three Field Experiments on the Effects of Accurate Information on Decisions and Decision Strategies,” after President Obama announced the creation of a college scorecard during his...

Senator Murray Describes Plan for Reducing Student Debt Burden

Senator Patty Murray, the ranking Democrat on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, spoke about her plan to reduce the “crushing burden” of student debt on February 12 at the Evans School.  A dozen members of College Access Now (CAN) joined the four-term senator and two shared stories about the difficulties of paying for higher education.

Murray described her surprise at the number of...