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The Carsey Institute Announces Brown Bag Series For Fall 2005

The Carsey Institute is pleased to present its Fall 2005 Brown Bag Series. Presentations will be held in MUB 330 from noon to 1 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Please bring your lunch. All are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, Sept. 21: Changes in Health Policy
Speakers: Ned Helms, director, Institute for Health Policy & Practice; and John Seavey, chair and professor, Health Management & Policy

These experts in health policy will talk about what has changed and what has stayed the same as Americans face the years ahead in medical care and public health.

Wednesday, Oct. 12: Changing Values in America
Speaker: Michele Dillon, associate professor, sociology

Professor Dillon’s talk will present historical and survey data highlighting the problems with sweeping generalizations about changes in contemporary American cultural values.

Wednesday, Nov. 9: The Changing Face of the Seacoast
Speakers: Fay Rubin, project director, NH GRANIT; Sandrine Thibault, principal planner, Office of Energy and Planning; Cliff Sinnott, director, Rockingham Planning Commission; and Cynthia Copeland, director, Strafford Regional Planning Commission

This evening forum will include presentations on the impacts of growth and development over the past 30 years in the New Hampshire Seacoast – including personal accounts and trends in the data – and will conclude with a panel discussion on where we can go from here. This special event will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Elliot Alumni Center 1925 room. All are welcome to attend, please RSVP to

Wednesday, Dec. 7: The Face of Direct Caregiving
Speakers: Sharyn Potter, associate professor, sociology; and Reagan Baughman, assistant professor, economics

One of the specific problems facing the market for “caregiving” workers in America is a high level of job turnover. Professor Potter will present a profile of the direct care workforce in the United States and Professor Baughman will compare the experiences of caregivers to those of women in other low-wage occupations.


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