Provost’s Forum 12/2- Dr. Caroline Hoxby – Opportunity, Meritocracy, and Access to Higher Education

Posting this via an email I received:

Dear Faculty, Staff, Students and Community Members,

In cooperation with the Center for Poverty Research, we are pleased to announce that the next event in the Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good will be held on Monday, December 2nd.

Dr. Caroline Hoxby, Professor of Economics at Stanford University, will speak about “Opportunity, Meritocracy, and Access to Higher Education.”

Caroline Hoxby is the Scott and Donya Bommer Professor of Economics at Stanford University, the Director of the Economics of Education Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. A public and labor economist, Hoxby is one of the world’s leading scholars in the Economics of Education. She is the Principal Investigator of the Expanding College Opportunities project, which has had dramatic effects on low-income, high-achievers’ college-going. Some of the other research for which she is best known includes explaining the rising cost of higher education, the effects of school choice and charter schools on student achievement, and the effects of teacher unionization. We hope you can attend this exciting event: Monday, December 2, 2013 – 3 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room, Student Community Center.

For more information please see the attached flyer, visit our website: The Provost’s Forums on the Public University and the Social Good, or contact Alycia Thompson. In addition, please forward to any interested parties, as events are open to the public.

Provost’s Forums-Hoxby 2013.pdf

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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