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Bloustein School to present faculty research discussions as part of 20th anniversary year celebration

As part of the year-long celebration of the 20th anniversary, the Bloustein School is hosting faculty research presentations as well as the annual Bloustein PhD Colloquium Speaker Series. The faculty research presentations will highlight the research of several members of the Bloustein faculty, while the PhD Colloquium speaker series features Bloustein PhD alumni who have gone on to teach in faculty positions at the collegiate level and have come back to share their expertise. In addition, the school will feature several alumni panel discussion events each semester on various topics.

On Thursday, February 2, Professor Carl Van Horn, director of the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, and Professor William M. Rodgers III, the Center’s chief economist, will discuss the impact of recent research on national economic policy. Dr. Van Horn will describe the Work Trends surveys of unemployed Americans that he and Professor Cliff Zukin conducted from 2009 through 2011 in order to explore the economic and emotional costs of prolonged joblessness. Dr. Rodgers will also discuss his work on the growing income inequality that has resulted from the Great Recession and the weak recovery. He will also talk about the cuts' impact on public sector workers, much of which started after the formal ending of the recession as defined by the NBER.

The event will begin at 4:00 p.m. in room 261 of the Civic Square Building. All faculty, staff, students, and alumni are invited to attend.

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