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UK Public Policy AMA

Thinking about a major in public policy? This is your chance to get pressing questions answered about the classes, extracurricular opportunities, careers and more as you make your college decisions. Already confirmed for fall? Stop in to meet current students and others from your cohort. This is also open to current UK students considering a major or minor in public policy. Ask us anything!

New Student Orientation

11:30  Check-in, headshots and boxed lunches 12:00 Welcome – Dr. Ron Zimmer, Martin School Director 12:10  Introductions: Bill, David, Suzy 12:25  Team building exercise 12:30  Advising for MPA/MPP – Suzy (Canvas shell, Degree Audit) DGS   PD/Internships for MPA/MPP - Cory 1:15  Alumni/Current Student Panel – Abernathy, Stein, Junoh, Rodrigo 2:00  Res Publica 2:15  Martin School Librarian – Jennifer Horne DEI Committee Information – Caroline or Jeongyoon 2:45  Team Building exercise

IPPMI Fall Orientation

9:30-10:00am Student arrival, get settled before orientation. Coffee and refreshments

Seminar: Dr. Anjali Adukia

October 7th 11 AM at Gatton B&E Room 127, please join us for Dr. Anjali Adukia. Books shape how children learn about society and norms, in part through representation of different characters. We introduce new artificial intelligence methods for systematically converting images into data and apply them, along with text analysis methods, to measure the representation of race, gender, and age in award-winning children’s books from the past century.

John Della Volpe: "Gen Z’s fight to save America" 2022 Ford Lecture

Join us October 11 in Gatton B&E's Kincaid auditorium for John Della Volpe and an interactive Ford Lecture!

Seminar: Bob Bifulco

This paper leverages new school-level finance data to estimate racial differences in exposure to low-income classmates and access to school funding across schools and school districts in U.S. metro areas. We begin by documenting within metropolitan area differences in average percentages of low-income students and in average per pupil spending for black, Hispanic, and white students. We consider the extent to which the disparities are due to differences across districts and to differences across schools within districts.

VOTES Indonesia Changemakers arranging information sessions with UK MPA students

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Public Policy Preview Night

Public Policy is a new and exciting major that prepares students for meaningful careers in government, nonprofits, advocacy, law, research, and more! Join us at 6 p.m. in 375 Gatton Student Center to discuss our undergraduate program in public policy. You will meet with current students and faculty who can describe the career opportunities, internships, classes, and community that come along with a degree from the Martin School. If you are passionate about making positive changes for yourself and your world, come explore the versatility and challenge of a public policy degree!

Seminar: Dr. Jiahuan Lu

Jiahuan Lu, Rutgers University-Newark How Do Nonprofits Manage Profits? Preliminary Evidence from Nonprofit Hospitals  

Seminar: Dr. Annelise Russell

Tweeting Scared: Congressional Crisis Communication and Constrained Capacity

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