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...

Professor Klawitter Cited by the Economist Magazine

Professor Marieka Klawitter's research on wages, "Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Sexual Orientation on Earnings" (published in Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society), was recently cited by the Economist magazine. Klawitter's work, which looked at 29 studies from 1995-2012, revealed lesbians make more than straight women. Please take a look at the Economist piece, an ...

Professor Klawitter Cited by the Economist Magazine

Professor Marieka Klawitter's research on wages, "Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Sexual Orientation on Earnings" (published in Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society), was recently cited by the Economist magazine. Klawitter's work, which looked at 29 studies from 1995-2012, revealed lesbians make more than straight women. Please take a look at the Economist piece, an ...

Race & Equity Summit Race & Equity Summit

The February 12 Race & Equity Summit brought together Evans School students, staff, and faculty for a discussion of the Diversity Committee’s priorities and perspectives. The priorities – recruitment and retention of a more diverse student cohort and the need for a race- and equity-focused curriculum – were addressed through general conversations about inequality before staff members of the City of Seattle’s Race & Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) led a workshop. Attendees used the RSJI’s...

How do bans on Affirmative Action affect college admissions?

Peter Hinrichs, a senior research economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, presented his in-progress paper “Affirmative Action and Racial Segregation” on Wednesday, January 27, in the Denny Forum. The lively conversation attracted almost a dozen members of the school’s faculty, a couple of Ph.D. candidates, and about 10 students and staffers. Hinrichs’ talk was the latest installation in the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance’s research seminar series....