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Urban Change through Education, Health, and Environment Conference

posted Jan 3, 2012, 6:25 AM by PROMISE AGEP

Urban Change through Education, Health, and Environment

Urban Systems Conference
Newark, New Jersey
June 8, 2012

What: Conference hosted by Doctoral Students in Urban Systems

Urban Systems is a joint PhD program hosted by the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rutgers University- Newark, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. The program in Urban Systems examines the complex interrelationships within urban environments, including the social, cultural, political, economic, geographic, organizational, and bioenvironmental factors that influence urban populations.

When and Where: The conference will take place in Newark at Rutgers University, Newark and the New Jersey Institute of Technology on Friday, June 8, 2012. In many ways Newark, New Jersey epitomizes the problems and possibilities of urban America today.  It is thus an appropriate host setting for the multidisciplinary Urban Systems Conference. We invite you to join us for the day in this exciting twenty-first century metropolis located just 20 minutes from New York City on public transportation.

Why: Any urban problem involves health, education, and the environment.  The mission of this conference is to create a cross sectoral dialogue which penetrates these three silos in the public interest. 

Featuring Keynote by David C. Berliner   

ASU Regents Professor of Education, Mary Lou Fulton College of Education, Division of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies


DAVID C. BERLINER is Regents Professor of Education at Arizona State University. He has taught at the Universities of Arizona and Massachusetts, at Teachers College and Stanford University, as well as at universities in Australia, The Netherlands, Spain, and Switzerland. Dr. Berliner is a member of the National Academy of Education, a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and a past president of both the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Division of Educational Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA). He is the recipient of awards for distinguished contributions from APA, AERA, and the National Education Association (NEA). He is co-author (with B. J. Biddle) of the best seller The manufactured crisis, co-author (with Ursula Casanova) of Putting research to work, and co-author (with N. L. Gage) of the textbook Educational psychology, now in its 6th edition. He is co-editor of the first Handbook of educational psychology and the books Talks to teachers, and Perspectives on instructional time. His newest book, Collateral damage (with Sharon Nichols) is about the corruption of professional educators through high-stakes testing. Professor Berliner has also authored more than 200 published articles, technical reports, and book chapters.
Jan 3, 2012, 6:25 AM