Symposium to focus on underrepresented groups
DATE: 2:15 p.m. –5:30 p.m. Oct. 21, 2005
EVENT: A panel of internationally known experts will examine the topic of conducting social science research that accurately reflects the heterogeneity and complexity of the U.S. population—a topic of growing importance in research and policy decisions in an increasingly diverse world.
The University of Michigan Institute for Social Research’s (ISR) director, James S. Jackson, who conducted the first nationally representative sample of Black Americans, will deliver the keynote address. Myron Gutmann, director of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research within ISR, who has studied assimilation patterns among Americans of Mexican origin compared to other immigrant groups, will provide opening remarks.
After the keynote, concurrent sessions will be held on related topics, including health, aging and race.
SPONSORS: The lecture is co-sponsored by the ISR Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, the world’s largest social science archive, in conjunction with its biennial meeting of representatives from more than 500 member colleges and universities around the world.
PLACE: Anderson Room in the Michigan Union on the U-M campus. For a map, visit: www.umich.edu/~info/maps.html
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public.
Contact: Diane Swanbrow