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Analyze policy and use data to drive progress.

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Discussion: The Injustice of Place

Undergraduate student accepted to present research at NCUR, Posters-at-the-Capitol

Senior, Zach Owen to present his capstone research project, "Homeownership and Mortgage Loans: How Important Is a Conventional Loan?”

Seminar: Robert Christensen

TBD  

Mini Conference on Taxation

TBD - Please Contact Dr. David Agrawal or Dr. Bill Hoyt  

Seminar: Taha Hameduddin

What Matters Most? Examining Attraction to Public Service Jobs and its Implications for the Future of Public Service Abstract Although issues of capacity and expertise/competence had long plagued public service organizations, they were exacerbated by the pandemic and its lingering effects. Specifically, U.S. state and local governments have struggled to effectively retain talent, attract younger job seekers, and build out an age-diverse workforce. 

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