11th Annual Urban Studies Programs
Student Forum

The Urban Studies Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will be hosting its 11th Annual Student Forum on Saturday, April 29, 2006 in the Student Union.

The Student Forum provides a comfortable venue in which students, alumni, and faculty can come together to investigate and discuss the complexities of the urban milieu. Organized by graduate students in the Urban Studies Programs, the forum reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the curriculum as well as the varying interests of a diverse student body.

The forum gives students opportunities to sharpen their presentation skills and to receive constructive feedback from other scholars sharing an interest in the urban environment. Students are encouraged to present their research - class papers, theses, or dissertation chapters - in the professional, yet relaxed, atmosphere of the forum. Additionally, each paper presented will be considered for the "Scott Greer Award for Outstanding Research in Urban Studies."

The Student Forum is structured around panels of two to three presenters grouped according to topic. Each presentation is expected to last approximately 20 minutes with a brief question and answer period to follow. "Tools and Topics Panels" facilitated by experts and designed to address professional matters of interest to Urban Studies Programs students will also be scheduled. Finally, the forum's keynote speaker, Dr. David Wilson, Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will discuss "America's New Black Ghetto: Local Politics and the Global Trope."

This site will continue to be updated as forum details are confirmed so be sure to check back throughout the semester! The following links can also be consulted for more specific information on topics pertaining to the forum.

Forum Agenda (pdf - 63kb)