The Poverty and Place conference will bring together scholars
from across many disciplines—sociology, economics, law,
education, social work, geography, planning—to present and
discuss their work on the ways in which space and place inflect
various dimensions of poverty.
Monday, March 16, 2015 - Tuesday, March 17, 2015Memorial Union, MU II Room
This interdisciplinary conference will present new research in
the area of college access and persistence, including findings
from recent randomized control trials of targeted interventions
for low income students. The conference will also provide
an opportunity for participants to discuss a variety of technical
and methodological challenges in implementing interventions
across a diverse set of educational settings, as well as in
scaling up interventions.
The Center hosts an annual graduate student retreat attended by
faculty and students engaged in poverty research from a variety
of disciplines. Faculty provide advice and workshops on grad
school success and the career market, while students give
presentations on their dissertation work to a crowd of
enthusiastic and supportive colleagues.
Students from the departments of including Economics, Education,
Human Development, Law, Nutrition, Psychology, and Sociology are
nominated by our research affiliates to participate.